Local volleyball duo heading to the Netherlands

Los Osos senior Tara Roenicke and Serrano graduate Caitlin Ledoux will be heading out to The Hague, Netherlands Sunday, as they will represent the United States in the Under-19 Beach Volleyball World Championships. The tournament will run from July 30-Aug. 3.

This will be Roenicke’s second go-round representing the United States, as she played in the U-19 Worlds last summer in Poland. This will be her first tournament with Ledoux, who will report to Long Beach State a few days after the tournament concludes next Sunday. However, Roenicke, 16, and Ledoux. 18, were teammates in club volleyball, something that has helped them jell.

“We’ve been practicing a lot over these last three weeks,” Ledoux said. “It’s been hard work, but I feel like we have a good rhythm going right away. I’m just excited to fly over there and get playing.”

The Sun and Bulletin will be running a more in-depth story about the duo in the next couple of days and will also be keeping tabs on how Roenicke and Ledoux do in The Netherlands.