UAlbany Commit Emily Lopes Leads Bakersfield 18 to USAV National Junior Championship
MINNEAPOLIS – Future Great Dane volleyball player Emily Lopes has led Bakersfield 18 to a Gold Medal in the 18 USA Division in the 2014 USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships.
Lopes earned All-Tournament Team honors after leading Bakersfield 18 to a 9-1 record in the 18 USA Division, going 18-7 in set play. After falling in the round robin play to its future gold medal game opponent, Bakersfield 18 defeated Alliance 18 Black in three sets 25-20, 17-25, 19-17 to finish at the top.
Lopes, who led Bakersfield High to a CIF Central Section Div. III title in 2011, will play for the Great Danes starting in the 2014 season. She tallied 2,524 assists in her career, earning all-league honors three years.