Long Beach High School Senior Earns Silver Medal at 2017 USA Beach Volleyball Junior Nationals

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Long Beach High School Senior Sammy Gibson earned a second-place finish in the 18U Gold Bracket of the USAV Junior Beach Volleyball National Championships this summer. The tournament featured bid winners from the USAV Junior Beach Volleyball Tour, which is run by USA Volleyball, and had more than 80 events in 26 states and 30 USAV Regions.

The tour culminated in the USA Volleyball Beach National Championships this past July, in Siesta Key, FL. After three days of tough competition, Sammy and his partner, Luke Salm (FL), earned a spot in the final Championship Match. They won the first set, lost the second, and then lost in a close third-set tie-breaker to end up with a Silver medal.

Sammy is looking forward to his Senior year as co-captain and outside hitter for the Long Beach High School Boys Varsity Volleyball team, and was recently named to Newsday’s 2017 Top Ten Boys Volleyball Players to Watch on Long Island.