Bendigo's Lauren Cox win All-Star Seven selection at Australian Junior Volleyball Championships

WELL REPRESENTED: Bendigo Academy of Sport volleyball program participants gather at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships.
WELL REPRESENTED: Bendigo Academy of Sport volleyball program participants gather at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships.

BENDIGO volleyballer Lauren Cox has won a place in the under-17 All-Star Seven team at the end of the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in Queensland.

Cox was a member of the Victorian Blue team, which won a silver medal at the championships in Coomera late last month.

Laura Roberts, who is a Bendigo Academy of Sport volleyball program coach, was assistant coach of the team.

Lauren Cox

Lauren Cox

Cox’s All-Star selection was made all the more remarkable by her selection in the under-17 team as a bottom-age p[layer.

The academy had 21 athletes and four coaches involved at the championships.

Scott Johnson, Jakob DeSalvo, Rye Penny and Ciaran Noble won a silver medal with Victoria Gold’s under-15 division one team.

Bendigo players in the under-19 boys’ division one, and under-17 boys’ and girls’ championships teams all came home with bronze medals.

They included Matt Poulter, Lachlan Hill and coach Jimmy Shelton (under-19 boys); Elliot Beks and Jay Penny (under-17 championship); and  Lucia Bowles, Holly Eason, Tara Lourie, Matilda Opie, Elana Penny, Stephanie Phillips, Ellex Skinner, Kilby Todd, Susie Godfrey and manager Kate Eason (under-17 division one).