Sammy Gibson, a GEVA member and Long Beach High School Senior (Class of ’18), earned a second-place finish in the 18U Gold Bracket of the USAV Junior Beach Volleyball National Championships. The tournament featured bid winners from the 2017 USAV Junior Beach Tour, which culminated in the National Championships. This past July, in Siesta Key after 3 days of tough competition, Sammy and his partner, Luke Salm made it to the Championship Match on center court where they lost in a close third-set tie-breaker. Sammy also played indoor club volleyball this past season. Sammy is looking forward to his Senior year as co-captain and outside hitter for the Long Beach High School Boys Varsity Volleyball team in Long Beach, NY.