This has been a historical year for the JVA. Surpassing 800 clubs and 2,000 members, the growth is not only evident in the number of clubs, but also the level of talent among JVA teams. ‘Championship Day’ during JVA hosted events has featured epic battles among every division, which increases anticipation of what’s to come at the 2016 AAU National Championships in less than 2 weeks. Among those clubs who supported JVA events this season, we’ve selected the 2016 JVA All-National Teams, comprised of the top 75 players in the country graduating in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. See who was named the best in the nation below.
The 2016 class was by far the most difficult to narrow down. Teams like Munciana Samurai, Sports Performance 18 Elite, and Milwaukee Sting 18 Gold ranked in the top 7 by PrepVolleyball.com , each have a roster full of exceptional junior volleyball talent. The 2016 JVA World Challenge Presented by Rox Volleyball included 10 of the top 25 teams in the country. This led to some of the most exciting gold bracket matches we’ve ever seen at the midyear championship, which is known as one of the toughest events in the country.
“We are very proud of all the athletes that compete for our member clubs. Our JVA World Challenge in Kansas City and our recent SummerFest in Columbus are evidence of the high level of competition. The field of athletes presented is a testament to the quality of programs offered by our member clubs. The selection process was grueling. Congratulations to the 75 young women who will represent the JVA All National Team” adds Jenny Hahn, Executive Director of the JVA.
One of the main goals of the JVA is to share knowledge and information that will better our members, and in turn, better junior volleyball. It’s fair to assume we can all agree, as our competition becomes stronger, so do we. This is more than true of the talent we witnessed at JVA events this season. We are proud of the achievements of our member clubs and players, and look forward to more to come. As our organization continues to grow and have incredible support from our partners and clubs, we will continue to give back and honor those who are going above and beyond in junior volleyball.
Class of 2016 – click here to view
Class of 2017 – click here to view
Class of 2018 – click here to view
Class of 2019 – click here to view
The JVA All-National Team honorees will be presented with a medal at the JVA Midyear meeting on June 23rd during the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida. Club Directors of the All-National Team honorees will receive an email with details of the awards presentation.