The Space Needle Volleyball Foundation U18 Fuze boys team placed second in the most recent PSR adult men's tournament held at The Evergreen State College. With limited competitive opportunities available in the PSR for junior boys teams, Fuze has been able to gain some valuable competitive experience locally by entering adult events throughout the region. They have been more than competitive and held their own against the adult-level teams over the past couple of months. This is the second runner-up finish for Space Needle in PSR adult men's competition so far this season, both finals losses coming at the hands of Turbo-Booya. Space Needle is led by Matt West (Sr./Setter/Shorewood HS), one of the country's top prospects. West has signed to compete for the Pepperdine University men's volleyball program, and recently helped lead the USA Men's Junior National Team to a gold medal finish at the 2010 NORCECA Continental Championships.
Other top contributors for Fuze include Tom Logan (Sr./Opposite/Bishop Blanchet), Max Elkin (Sr./Outside Hitter/Hazen HS), and Seann Smallwood (Sr./Middle Blocker/Hazen HS). SNVBF U18 Fuze is coached by Mark West (Matt's father) and will again be in action January 22nd in the next PSR adult men's tournament scheduled to be played at Shoreline Community College.
Seann Smallwood hammers home a set from
Matt West in recent tournament action.