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NCAA DIII Regional Semi-Finals – Married Head Coaches Face-off in Road Island Today

Today in New England spouses Ben Somera (Head Coach, Wesleyan ) and Nancy Somera ( Head Coach, JWU ) face off to see who’s team will reach the regional finals.   Both coaches have coached both the DI and DIII levels.

26 teams remain in the NCAA DIII Tournament.  Check out these matches which will be streaming live today!

Full NCAA DIII Bracket

2:30 PM  TUFTS[3] vs. MIT[2]

5:00 PM John. & Wales[1] vs. Wesleyan[4]



NCAA DIII New England Regional – Watch Live Matches Today!

Check out these matches which will be streaming live today!

The top DIII schools this year from New England start the NCAA Tournament Today.    The winners of each regional conference and at large bids make up the 8 teams.    NCAA DIII is a total of 64 teams from all over the country.   DI and DII play later this month.

Use these links to see each match:

12:30 PM  TUFTS[3] vs. Mass.-Boston[6]

3:00 PM MIT[2] vs Maine Maritime[7]

5:30 PM Wesleyan[4] vs. Wellesley[5]

8:00 PM John. & Wales[1] vs. Elms[8]

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AVA Tryout Updates – MIAA Tournament – Please Read

Dear Athlete / Family,

Due to the number of teams in tournament and playing Monday we have decided to postpone16 and over tryouts for all athletes until Sunday November 12th.

Athletes still in tournament should be focused on High School and not on tryouts.

This is our revised tryout and meeting schedule:

Informational Meeting ( optional )
November 4th, 10am-11am Crosby School
15 and Under Tryouts
November 5th, 9am-11am Richmond Community School
November 12th, 8:30am-10:00am Richmond Community School
16 and Over Tryouts
November 12th 10am-12:30pm Richmond Community School
Alternate Tryouts – For anyone who can not make one of the dates above
November 18th 10am-12:00 / 12:00-2:00pm Crosby School


– Please visit this page and follow the tryout checklist.
– If you are a current AVA member please renew your membership so we can track your status and notify you of open play opportunities that start November 11th.
If you have any questions please call 413-329-5112 or email this address.
Thank you!
– Greg

2017-2018 Junior Olympics

Please be sure to sign up here to ensure communication by email and to be updated on addition play dates.

Last updated 11/16/2017

2017-2018 Meeting, Tryout and Open Play Schedule

Informational Meeting
10:00 am to 11:00 am November 4th @ Crosby School

16 and over Tryouts
November  12th  – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm Richmond Community School
November 18 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Crosby School

15 and under Tryouts
November 5th – 9:00 am to 11:00 am Richmond Community School
November 12th – 8:30 am to 10:00 am Richmond Community School

Alternate Tryout #1 for New 15 and Under
November 18 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Crosby School

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February 20th : High Performance Clinics with Christi Kelsey


AVA High Performance Clinics featuring Williams Head Coach Christi Kelsey
Saturday Feb 20th
Richmond Community School, Richmond, MA

Clinic 1: Advanced Attack Dynamics & Blocking 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Clinic 2: Passing and Defense 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Clinic 3: Setting ( including setting for DS ) 4:30 to 6:30 pm

These fun but intense clinics will be lead by Christi Kelsey and will include a player to coach ratio of 4 to 1 or better.


– $20 for one clinic
– $30 for two clinics
– $35 for all three clinics

Note: Space is limited and will be assigned based on signup date so please signup early!