Aug. 28, 2003
LAS VEGAS - UNLV freshman volleyball player Lauren Miramontes graces the cover of the September issue of Volleyball magazine at newstands now.
The cover story features the Volleyball Festival in Sacramento, Calif., which Miramontes recently competed in.
The Volleyball Festival used 35 sites to supply enough courts for its 859 teams, who keep playing right up to the last day in the tournament's unusual format. The players came from 42 states with some clubs bringing as many as 26 teams.
In all, they played 7,000 matches with the championships broadcast by the Fox Sports - a rarity for youth sports.