Hamilton County Volleyball Players Help Boiler Juniors Team Take Home Second Straight Club National Title

The 14 Gold volleyball team at The Academy Boiler Juniors won the AAU National Championship this past Saturday in the 14 Open Division. This is the club’s fourth national championship and adds to an impressive list of accolades for the program. This is the second championship in a row for this squad as they won the 13s division in 2021.

Along with an AAU National Championship, the girls have won many big tournaments this season including Bluegrass, JVA Summerfest, and the Windy City Qualifier.

The team is coached by John Shondell and Chandra Hepler. Shondell is the Associate Head Volleyball Coach at Purdue University. Chandra is a former division one player at the University of Missouri and is the current head coach at Warsaw High School.

Boilers Juniors is based in Lafayette, Indiana and has some of the top teams not only in the state but in the country as well. This is not the end of the season for this team as they will head to the USA Volleyball Girls National Championship in Indianapolis where competition begins June 27.

Boiler Juniors joined The Academy Volleyball Club, based in Indianapolis, in the summer of 2018. The club offers club teams, camps & clinics, lessons, tournaments, and more. In addition to the Indianapolis and Lafayette locations, the Academy Family also includes Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana. Between the three clubs, they have over 1500 athletes playing club volleyball.

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