Matrix 10U Black Wins Roanoke SRT;
Earns Bid to Nationals
The Matrix 10U/5th Grade Black team went undefeated in the Roanoke SRT this weekend, earning a bid to the D-I Nationals in Florida.
The team, coached by Phil McConnell, defeated fellow Potomac Valley member Cardinal in the final 34-31.
The team got started on Friday night with a one-point 24-23 victory over the Tennessee Shooters. On Saturday, the Matrix cruised to two easy victories -- 46-6 over the Southern Maryland Storm and 42-9 over the Bristol Pink Panthers -- to win their pool.
In the Sunday morning semi-final, the Matrix ran by the Waynesboro Explosion 50-14 before topping the Cardinal in the finals.
This SRT win and SRT bid is the first ever for theMatrix program, in just their second year of competing in AAU DQT and SRT competition.
The members of the Matrix 10U Black team are: Amber Ecelbarger, Paige Galiani, Alicia Gonzales, Aujordan Hunt, Caileigh Klemm, Samantha Leano, Lauren Martin, Michele Montgomery, Maddy Reed, Claire Rubinger, Malachi Serephin-Williams and Brittany Williams.
The team's head coach is Phil O'Connell and he is assisted by Emily Butler, Jeremy Klemm and Claire Lynch.