Thunderbirds News · All State and All Valley Volleyball teams named… Lady T-Birds Shine!


In a season full of peaks and valleys, your Lady T-Birds thrived when it counted most. Lead by their fearless coach, Charmay Lee, they played some of their best volleyball in the UHSAA 5A State Tournament. Seeded 4th in this years tournament, meant that getting through the early rounds would earn them a date with the #1 over all seed, Bountiful High School in the Semis. Staying true to her form, coach Charmay kept her team cool, calm and motivated, as they jumped out to a blistering 2-0 lead. After coming up short in their comeback attempt, a thrilling 3rd set(at one point being down by 6 points) loss of 30-28, everyone in the gym knew who was going to win. In game 4, Timpview ended Bountiful’s great season with a 3-1 win, setting up the final rematch of the year with Region 7 rivals the Bruins of Mountain View High School. In a thrilling 5 set championship game, Timpview sealed the deal by losing set 4. Using her final timeout of the set, coach Charmay rallied her team by reminding them to stay focus, trust in each other, and to rely on their fundamentals. The team responded by erasing a 7 point deficit to lose that set 25-23. Having regained momentum, the T-Birds jumped out to an early 5-0 lead behind Selina Damuni’s service game. Senior’s Tricia Tua’one and Kesa Makasini both made big plays to maintain a comfortable lead. After that Timpview’s defense, lead by Soph. Libero  Eunice Garcia refused to let another ball drop. Sophomore OH Taliah Lee ended the game with a hit off the blocked for a final score of 15-8. The gym erupted into pandemonium as our fans witnessed their Lady T-Birds celebrate after a hard fought 3-2 victory over Mountain View. The following athletes earned “All State” and “All Valley” honors by their hard work and accomplishments through out the season:

5A MVP
Salina Damuni (Soph)

5A 1st Team
Brielle Rueckert (Jr)
Kesaia Makasini (Sr)

5A 2nd Team
Taliah Lee(Soph)

5A 3rd Team
Tricia Tua’one (Sr)
Eunice Garcia (Soph)

ALL VALLEY TEAM
Salina Damuni (Soph)
Eunice Garcia (Soph)
Taliah Lee (Soph)
Brielle Rueckert (Jr)
Kesaia Makasini (Sr)

Honorable Mention
Trucia Tua’one (Sr)
Taylor Leauanae (Jr)

Setter of the Year
Salina Damuni (Soph)

Libero of the Year
Eunice Garcia (Soph)

You can read more about these Lady T-Birds by following the links below.

https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/12/3/21726105/high-school-volleyball-2020-5a-all-state-team

https://www.heraldextra.com/sports/high-school/volleyball/best-of-the-best-2020-all-valley-volleyball-team/article_9b93ebd1-737c-55d6-bde9-d62e29e71b8c.html

Photos Courtesy of Deseret News