Congratulations to our very own Hope for Haiti Girls Volleyball team who brought back the national title from Port Au Prince this weekend!
Say hello to the new National Champions in Haiti! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication. Not only did our girls team win Nationals, but our younger boys placed third overall at their first tournament ever!
We are especially proud of one of our girls and captain of the team, Laura, for being named Best Player in her division! She has shown consistent encouragement and leadership throughout the season. This season would not have been possible without the help and investment of their coaches – Robenson, Lucsaint and Moise – all of which live on campus in our homes.
One of our college students, Nehemie, who is also on a national volleyball team was the girls’ coach last year before she moved to college. She tagged along with a few of our other college students in Port Au Prince to support our kids on the court. Nehemie created the team while she was living with the girls on campus, “I saw potential in them and the way they love the game made it easier for me. I coached them for a while but once I moved to Port-au-Prince I left Robenson to coach them. He did a tremendous job! I call them my little warriors because whenever they are playing, they captivate the moment and fight together to win. I’m so happy I got to watch them beating every single team in the National, they make me proud. They sure deserve that trophy. I just love them so much,” she explained.
Upon returning to Ouanaminthe, both teams rallied around town celebrating and sharing their successes with the people in the village. Filled with people, the streets of our small town echoed with celebratory cheers and a strong sense of unity because of the national title brought home by our girls, and first experience for our boys! Way to go, girls and boys!