October 15, 2020
By David Biggy
Received Sport: Former Southern Regional volleyball star Liam Maxwell (proper) just lately positioned 3rd alongside Evan Cory in the AVP The united states Grass Nationals in Greenville, S.C. (Provided Photo)
Liam Maxwell’s transition from indoor collegiate volleyball to the outdoor specialist match has been remarkable hence significantly. Previously this month, he ongoing to solidify his mark as a prospective contender anywhere he goes.
For the duration of the AVP The usa Grass Nationals, held Oct. 2-4 in Greenville, S.C., the previous Southern Regional Superior School star from Stafford Township partnered with New Orleans’ Evan Cory, and they put 3rd in the open division.
The duo entered the 28-team tournament seeded eighth. Maxwell and Cory concluded initially in their 4-team pool to progress to the one-elimination playoffs. Pursuing a to start with-round bye, Cory and Maxwell ousted Ethan O’Neill and Maurico Figueiredo from Florida, 21-18, 21-12. Following, a 23-21, 21-18 sweep of Pennsylvania’s David Evans and Matthew Elias despatched Maxwell and Cory into the semifinals.
Maxwell and Cory squared off with an additional Pennsylvania tandem, Ian Capp and Nathaniel Miller, but which is wherever the run finished just after a 19-21, 18-21 decline. Capp and Miller finished up next to the championship duo Andy Benesh and Eric Beranek from California.
Due to the fact graduating from Belmont Abbey University final year, Maxwell has accomplished nicely in developing into a notable outdoor participant on many surfaces, including sand. In June, he paired with current Belmont Abbey assistant coach Derek Sullivan to gain the Charlotte Beach Doubles event. He also partnered with former King College or university standout Eddie Moushikhian to get the Chucktown Grass Doubles Event, and gained the G-Vegas Triples Grass Match along with Jon Brady and Kyle Grant. —D.B.