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Welcome to the 2017 Green Homepage!

Matrix 2016 Green
2011 Potomac Valley 6th Grade DQT Champions
First Matrix Gold Medalists EVER!!!!

Welcome to the Matrix 2017 Green (6th Grade) team's home page.    

Clacy Buckley
2017 Green
# Player Name
1 Jada Massey-Cole
3 Kim Shaw
5 Rachel Dunne
11 Olivia Augustini
14 Kelsey Dunn
21 Ariana Aulisi
23 Sara Van Houten
24 Ellie Buckley
32 Camilia Rodlauer
40 Merrill Wheeler
50 Sheryl Fox
52 Oliva Zavrel
The Matrix 2016 Green team is coached by Clay Buckley and assisted by Stuart Van Houten.   Click here to learn about Coach Buckley's background and coaching philosophiy.  

This Matrix 2017 Green homepage is where you can get all the latest information specific to the Matrix 2017 Green team.  The team's roster is shown at right.

 
The 2016 Green Team's tournament schedule can be viewed in three ways:

 

  1. The next ten scheduled activities (tournaments, practices and over events) are in the "Next 10 Events" box on the right side of the page.
  2. All future team events can be viewed by clicking on "Schedule" from the vertical menu on the left side of the page.  
  3. All past and future team events can be viewed by clicking "Calendar" from the vertical menu on the left side of the page.
Click here to see the team's webpage from the 2010 AAU season when Coach Bucklet coached the 2017 Green team that won the bronze medal in the 11-Under Division 2 DQT.  

Check back frequently to stay current as the season progresses.

 
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Matrix 2016 Green Earns Gold Medal -- FIRST in Matrix History
 

The Matrix Green 2017 6th grade team continued their dominance in the Potomac Valley District Division II Tournament on their way to the first ever gold medal for the Matrix organization.  

 

After emerging undefeated and the #1 team out of pool play, the Matrix entered a very tough medal round draw for the weekend.  In their first game, the Matrix defeated the Maryland Flames 45-23.  Constant defensive pressure and excellent ball movement were key to overcoming a bit of nervous exhaustion to pull away for the decisive win.  

 

In the semi-finals, the Matrix faced a well-coached and highly disciplined Lady Hoopsters, but they were no match for the stifling press of the Matrix.  Time after time, the Matrix swarmed in unison creating turnovers that quickly converted into baskets, and ultimately a 53-30 victory.  

 

In the Championship game, the Matrix faced familiar foes in the VA Hurricanes.  Both teams were weary from a long weekend of basketball in hot gyms, but some outstanding outside shooting and the girls digging deep to beat the opponents down the court often for easy baskets led to a decisive 47-21 victory.   

 

In what proved to be a very well run and well officiated tournament, the Matrix Green 2017 girls proudly donned their Gold medals after their final victory.  It was a weekend of hard work, great team play and a lot of fun….and the girls surely slept well Sunday night


 
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2017 Green Takes Silver Over Many D-I Team at BRYC Tourney

I would just like to take a second to recap this weekend’s results:

  1. 47-26 win over 5th grade Vogues team (the leading contender for D1 gold in the 5th Grade DQT)
  2. 38-18 win over VA Hurricanes D1 team --- held them to 6 points in the first half
  3. 42-21 win over Classics
  4. 26-16 win over Mustangs --- probably the smartest game we played all weekend.
  5. 34-40 loss in the tournament Championship ---  just about as much as those 8 girls could give in 28 minutes against a team that eliminated other tough D1 teams along the way

This is what the spring AAU season is all about.  I could not be more proud of the effort everyone put forward this weekend.  The team played stellar defense, offensive passing was like we were together for a year, and guts were unmatched.   

I got many extremely positive comments about the team, how hard they played and what good sports they were all weekend ---- people were asking for re-matches so they could get good games.    Thanks to everyone for their effort this weekend, and please allow the kids to enjoy a well deserved week off.    


 
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