The 7/8 grade SLAM Green and 7/8 grade SLAM Navy volleyball teams participated in both the Valley Athletic Conference and the NCSSL (Charter School League). The Navy team went 1-1 in the NCSSL playoffs, losing a close, hard fought game against the Green team. The Green team ended their regular season with a 17-3 record. They went 1-1 in the VAC playoffs, losing in the semifinals to the eventual VAC league champion Foothills Montessori. They rebounded with a 4-0 showing in the NCSSL playoffs, beating Scorpion Legacy in the finals to capture the championship. The 7/8 Green team MVP was Natalya Barney. Each of the players improved throughout the course of the season. SLAM was lucky to have two great teams representing at the 7/8 grade level and the coaches look forward to next year with returners and 6th graders moving up to challenge for another championship in 2018. The future looks bright for SLAM volleyball.