Seidel hits beach courts

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By The Staff

Indian Land High School volleyball player Allison “Allie” Seidel, 16, is tearing up the beach courts this summer.
She and Grace Painter of Charlotte Catholic, both 16, earned a bid to the USAV Carolina Regional Beach Championships for U16 after winning a silver medal at a USA Volleyball Carolina Re-gion Junior Beach Tournament at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail, N.C., on June 1.  
Seidel and Madeline Holmes, 15, of Marvin Ridge High School, placed second in the 18 Open Division at the USAV Junior Beach Tournament on June 29 at Renaissance Park in Charlotte. This earned them a bid to the USAV Carolina Regionals Beach Championships for U18. Seidel’s father, Jim, coached them in this tournament.
This win placed Seidel as the overall  No. 3 ranked USAV 16-year-old beach volleyball player in South Carolina, and ranked her 512th nationally.
Seidel has earned invitational bids to the Amateur Athletic Union, West Coast AAU Jr. Olympic Games in Santa Monica, Calif., as well as the two bids to the Carolina Region Junior Beach Regional Championships.
The Indian Land player’s jump serve has been featured on volleyball manufacturer Spalding’s King of the Beach Instagram account and she has received several messages and inspiration from April Ross, two-time Olympic medalist and World Beach Champion.
This week, Seidel is working with Jeremy Casebeer, an AVP pro beach volleyball player at the Beach South Volleyball Club in Greensboro, N.C.
On Aug. 11, Seidel is playing in the Catawba College High Performance Beach Volleyball Tournament.


Seidel plays beach volleyball for Beach South Volleyball Club, with a location in South Charlotte. She also plays volleyball for Indian Land High School, where she is a rising junior this fall.

Last season, Seidel was named All Tournament Player during tournament at Boiling Springs, where she competed with the ILHS volleyball team.
Follow Seidel's beach volleyball career on Instagram at @allieseidelbeachvolleyball.