Regional Volleyball Exhibition at South Walton High School April 13

April 8, 2013 by SoWal Staff

Playing volleyball or at least watching volleyball in the Florida panhandle is almost a requirement for all who claim to be beach lovers. The upcoming Northwest Florida Volleyball Exhibition on Saturday, April 13, 2013 is sure to be a delight for sports fans of all ages. At the event, international professionals, NCAA champions and NAIA champions will battle it out on the volleyball court for championship titles, and best of all, it’s free!

With the help of these collegian level champions and international professionals, the panhandle region’s coaches and players will have the chance to see what they can accomplish through this incredibly rewarding sport. At this event, spectators will have a chance to not only see elite athletes compete on the court, but also have an opportunity to interact with the pros before and after the event.

South Walton High School coaches Andrew Hock and Michael Emerick have spearheaded this project to bring talent to the local Walton County area. “People will be surprised by how high the skill level is because they have never seen it before. I really hope this shows young players in the area that volleyball can be pursued much further than the high school level,” says the event director, Andrew Hock. “I want volleyball to be as popular as any other sport in both women’s and men’s. This is a good first step in that direction.”

The Northwest Florida Volleyball Exhibition’s purpose is to promote the high level game of volleyball to the areas surrounding Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, and Panama City. Its aim is to support the future development of the volleyball community including families, fans and athletes.

Event Details Event Name: Northwest Florida Volleyball Exhibition
Location: South Walton High School, 645 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach
Date: Saturday, April 13 from 6-9pm. Doors open at 5pm
Price: Free
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Volleyball Pros Line-­up:
Steven Kehoe: Isku-Volley, Ohio State University
Jack Mitchell: Aero Odolena Voda, Lindenwood University
Anthony Hock: Ohio State University
Sean Martin: Ohio State University
John-Michael Plummer: Florida Wave, Lindenwood University
Matty Schmack: Lindenwood University
Michael Emerick: Lindenwood University
Andrew Hock: Lindenwood University
Nick Jensen: Florida Wave, Grand Canyon University
Mike Nonnenmann: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Kevin Heine: Ohio State University
Mark Swingle: University of Florida
Kenny Veliky: Florida State University



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