Bulls' Castelamare shines at Scottish volleyball event
USF senior setter Brittany Castelamare was selected MVP of a national team that recently placed second in the Scottish Open Volleyball Tournament in Perth, Scotland.
A former River Ridge High standout, Castelamare played for one of two teams representing USA Athletes International, a non-profit organization that gives amateur athletes and coaches the chance to compete in Olympic-style sporting events internationally. Fellow Bulls setter Mariana Thon also was on the team.
In an e-mail to Bulls coach Claire Lessinger from USA Athletes International program coordinator Rick Stebbins, the latter said: "I traveled with the teams and I must tell you, (Castelamare) represented herself, her school and the United States well!
"I would also like to mention that Brittany was chosen and awarded Most Valuable Player. Quite a feat since the winning team was from Scotland and Brittany was a member of the second-place team!"
Castelamare and Thon teamed for more than 12 assists a game in the Bulls' 6-2 offense (two setters) last season.