The Corner Brook native is an elite volleyball player, a standout provincial team member on the indoor courts and a force on the beach volleyball court with potential to represent her province at the next Canada Summer Games.
Jacobs will join forces with Alyssa Warford this weekend as the Atlantic Beach Tour hits Corner Brook for three days of beach activity with male and female divisions in both minor and adult taking the spotlight.
The Atlantic Beach Tour features tournaments held almost every weekend in either Nova Scotia or New Brunswick for the purpose of promoting beach volleyball in the Atlantic provinces and also preparing teams for national competitions such as the Canada Games. The season culminates with an Atlantic beach volleyball championship being hosted in either Halifax or Moncton.
Corner Brook was added to the Tour this summer and Jacobs was ready to embrace a chance to play at home in an effort to earn her way to the Atlantic Beach Volleyball Championship later this summer.
The duo, who starred on the provincial indoor volleyball scene this past year, will compete in both the 16U female division and the women’s bracket in an effort to get more time playing in the sand.
Jacobs has a passion for the game regardless of where she’s playing, but also feels there are some challenges and benefits from the beach game that she likes.
“You get more touches on the ball because there’s only two of you and I think it’s really good practice,” Jacobs said of the biggest reason she added the beach game to her already busy schedule.
Of course, indoor volleyball doesn’t bring any worries about weather, but the beach game brings a number of challenges with sun and wind certainly factors in how things can unfold on any given day.
“You’re in the sand and it slows you down when your trying to chase down balls,” she said.
It’s just another day at the beach for this girl so don’t expect the smile on her face to go away anytime soon.
ATLANTIC BEACH TOUR STOP IN CORNER BROOK
at Corner Brook Beach Volleyball Court on Wellington
FRIDAY, JULY 14
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. — Minor division (male and female)
SATURDAY, JULY 15
8 a.m. -2 p.m. — Minor division playoffs
2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Adult division (Men and Women)
SUNDAY, JULY 16
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Adult division (Men and Women)
A look at the numbers
Five teams 14U female
Six teams 16U female
Four teams 16U male
Eight teams senior women
Six teams senior men