Abbi McIlhany Wins Sand Volleyball Tournament

7.25.2013 | Chicago, IL

Incoming Freshman volleyballer Abbi McIlhany played in her first sand volleyball doubles tournament Saturday, July 20, and came away with the champion's title. She and partner Guillermo Garcia teamed up in the Chicago Summer Beach Series II Coed B Division tournament, held at North Avenue Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. The tournament included various divisions of men's and women's doubles and quads. There were over 400 participants in the event.

After going 5-1 in pool play, they advanced with a #1 seed to the upper bracket of the 33-team tournament. At the end of a long 13 hour day, their record was 11-2, and they were the Coed B Division Champions. Unfortunately, Abbi will not be able to defend her title at the Series III event, because she will be heating up the Lusby Center gym with the rest of the Lady Knights by that time.