MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN (June 2, 2021) The JVA is pleased to announce the 79 student athletes selected to the 2021 Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team, which recognizes the top female indoor volleyball players competing for a JVA member club in the 15s-18s divisions this club season.

“We are always excited to congratulate the amazing athletes on the Ultra Ankle JVA All National Team. This year in particular, teams were so fortunate to have had the opportunity to train and compete. I want to thank the JVA member clubs who were able to keep their athletes engaged and working towards their goals. Thank you to the parents who supported them during a very difficult and challenging season,states JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn.

The Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team athletes will be honored during the Virtual JVA Awards Presentation on July 28th, time to be announced soon. Honorees will receive a gift from Ultra Ankle® and the JVA for their achievement.

Class of 2021 – click HERE to view

Lauren Bays – 5’8” Libero/DS. Tstreet VBC. Irvine, CA. Univ. of Washington
Jacque Boney – 6’4” Middle Blocker. A5 Volleyball. Alpharetta, GA. Univ. of Michigan
Kayla Burbage – 6’3” Middle Blocker. NC Academy. Raleigh, NC. Univ. of Missouri
Raven Colvin – 6’1” Middle Blocker. The Academy Volleyball Club. Indianapolis, IN. Purdue Univ.
Madison Cuchran – 5’5” Libero/DS. 1st Alliance/Lions Jrs. Western Springs, IL Univ. of Michigan
Arica Davis – 6’2” Middle Blocker. NC Academy. Raleigh, NC. Ohio State Univ.
Emery Dupes – 5’4” Libero/DS. A5 Volleyball. Alpharetta, GA. Florida State Univ.
Gabrielle Essix – 6’4” Middle Blocker. Alabama Performance.Hoover, AL. Univ. of Florida
Rachel Fairbanks – 6’0” Setter. Tstreet VBC. Irvine, CA. Univ. of Pittsburgh
Samantha Francis – 6’5” Outside Hitter. COAST VBC. San Diego, CA. Stanford Univ.
Kalissa Greene – 6’0” Setter. A5 Volleyball. Alpharetta, GA. Stanford Univ.
Ngozi Iloh – 6’3” Middle Blocker. A5 Volleyball. Alpharetta, GA. Duke Univ.
Whitney Lauenstein – 6’2” Outside Hitter. VCNebraska. Lincoln, NE. Univ. of Nebraska
Zayna Meyer – 6’2” Setter. Sports Performance. Aurora, IL BYU
Aubrey O’Gorman – 6’3” Middle Blocker. FaR Out Volleyball. Grand Rapids, MI. Michigan State Univ.
Jenna Reitsma – 5’11” Outside Hitter. FaR Out Volleyball. Grand Rapids, MI. Marquette Univ.
Mabrey Shaffmaster – 6’2” Outside Hitter. Munciana VBC. Yorktown, IN. Univ. of North Carolina
Katlyn Smith – 6’3” Middle Blocker. Tstreet VBC. Irvine, CA. USC
Ellee Stinson – 5’5” Libero/DS. Munciana VBC. Yorktown, IN. Northwestern Univ.
Elyse Stowell – 6’1” Outside Hitter. Tstreet VBC. Irvine, CA. BYU
Sydney Taylor – 5’9” Libero/DS. Mintonette Sports. Columbus, OH. Ohio State Univ.

Class of 2022 – click HERE to view

Akasha Anderson – 6’3” Outside Hitter. Virginia Elite. McLean, VA. Auburn Univ.
Olivia Bennett – 5’5” Libero/DS. Lexington United. Lexington, KY. Univ. of San Diego
Ava Brizard – 6’0” Outside Hitter. Michigan Elite. Warren, MI. NC State
Riley Buckley – 6’0” Setter. NC Academy. Raleigh, NC. Univ. of Missouri
Emma Halter – 5’5” Libero/DS. Team Indiana. Indianapolis, IN. Univ. of Texas
Averie Hernandez – 6’2” Outside Hitter. Illini Elite VBC. Bloomington, IL. Northwestern Univ.
Eva Hudson – 6’2” Outside Hitter. Munciana VBC. Yorktown, IN. Univ. of Notre Dame
Alayna Johnson – 6’1” Outside Hitter. Upward Stars. Spartanburg, SC. Univ. of South Carolina
Caroline Kerr – 5’11” Setter. Illini Elite VBC. Bloomington, IL. Univ. of Tennessee
Cheridyn Leverette – 6’0” Outside Hitter. A5 Volleyball. Atlanta, GA. Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Rya McKinnon – 5’10” Outside Hitter. NASA South. Birmingham, AL. Univ. of Louisville
Serena Nyambio – 6’2” Middle Blocker. Legacy Volleyball Club. Novi, MI. Univ. of Michigan
Maradith O’Gorman – 6’2” Opposite/RS. FaR Out Volleyball. Grand Rapids, MI. Michigan State Univ.
Taylor Preston – 6’1” Outside Hitter. NKYVC. Wilder, KY. Univ. of Oklahoma
Alexis Shelton – 6’2” Outside Hitter. Carolina UVC. Charlotte, NC. Univ. of Oklahoma
Marinna Singletary – 6’4” Middle Blocker. A5 Volleyball. Alpharetta, GA. Univ. of Texas
Gala Trubint – 5’7” Libero/DS. COAST VBC. San Diego, CA. USC
Ella Wrobel – 6’4” Outside Hitter. Sports Performance. Aurora, IL. Univ. of Wisconsin
McKenna Wucherer – 6’1” Outside Hitter. Milwaukee Sting. Menominee Falls, WI. Univ. of Minnesota

Class of 2023 – click HERE to view

Eloise Brandewie – 6’3″ Middle Blocker. Mintonette Sports. Columbus, OH
Nya Bunton – 6’4″ Middle Blocker. Adidas KIVA. Louisville, KY
Laney Choboy – 5’3″ Libero/DS. NC Academy. Raleigh, NC
Gabby Dean – 6’4″ Middle Blocker. Team Indiana. Indianapolis, IN
Ella Durham – 6’3″ Outside Hitter. EliteVBTC. Plain City, OH
Ramsey Gary. 5’7″ Libero/DS. Munciana VBC. Yorktown, IN
Madison Gravlee – 6’4″ Outside Hitter. High Tide Volleyball Club. Stuart, FL
Sydney Helmers – 6’4″ Outside Hitter. Adidas KIVA. Louisville, KY
Jessica Horwath – 6’0″ Outside Hitter. 1st Alliance/Lion Jrs. Western Springs, IL
Caroline Jurevicius – 6’2″ Opposite/RS. Academy Volleyball Cleveland. Cleveland, OH
Erin Kline – 6’2″ Setter. Legacy Volleyball Club. Novi, MI
Harper Murray – 6’1″ Outside Hitter. Legacy Volleyball Club. Novi, MI
Gigi Navarrete – 5’6″ Libero/DS. 1st Alliance/Lion Jrs. Western Springs, IL
Sydney Nolan – 6’3″ Outside Hitter. NKYVC. Wilder, KY
Kira Hutson – 6’1″ Outside Hitter. Team One. Aurora, IL
Bergen Reilly – 6’1″ Setter. Kairos Elite VBC. Sioux Falls, SD
Romani Thurman – 5’11” Opposite/RS. Elite Volleyball Academy. Little Rock, AR
Mia Tuman – 5’11” Setter. Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball. Pittsburgh, PA
Kennedy Wagner – 6’1″ Outside Hitter. 1st Alliance/Lions Jrs. Western Springs, IL

Alyssa Worden – 5’8″ Outside Hitter. Sports Performance. Aurora, IL

Class of 2024 – click HERE to view

Emily Bobbitt – 5’10” Setter. Triangle Volleyball Club. Morrisville, NC
Kaia Caffee – 6’4″ Middle Blocker. MN Select. Maple Grove, MN
Madison Cugino – 5’9″ Libero/DS. Mintonette Sports. Columbus, OH
Ava Falduto – 5’6″ Libero/DS. New WAVE. Darien, IL
Alexa Fernandez – 5’8″ Setter. Houston Stellar Volleyball Club. Pasadena, TX
Morgan Gaerte – 6’4″ Outside Hitter. Team Pineapple. Angola, IN
Breonna Goss – 5’11” Middle Blocker. Munciana VBC. Yorktown, IN
Gabriella Gubbins – 6’3″ Outside Hitter. Tstreet. Irvine, CA
Lauren Harden – 6’3″ Outside Hitter. Team Indiana. Indianapolis, IN
Mia Hood – 6’5″ Middle Blocker. A5 Volleyball. Alpharetta, GA
Julia Hunt – 6’1″ Middle Blocker. NKYVC. Wilder, KY
Grace Nelson – 6’0″ Outside Hitter. 1st Alliance/Lion Jrs. Western Springs, IL
Sally Perez – 6’3″ Outside Hitter. Triangle Volleyball Club. Morrisville, NC
Carley Piercefield – 5’6″ Libero/DS. FaR Out. Grand Rapids, MI
Alec Roth – 6’2″ Middle Blocker. EliteVBTC. Plain City, OH
Katie Scherer – 6’2″ Outside Hitter. Sports Performance. Aurora, IL
Maddie Smith – 6’0″ Outside Hitter. Carolina UVC. Charlotte, NC
Elizabeth Tabeling – 5’7″ Libero/DS. NKYVC. Wilder, KY
Ellie White – 5’11” Setter. 1st Alliance/Lion Jrs. Western Springs, IL

“Congratulations to the athletes nominated to the 2021 Ultra Ankle JVA All-National Team! While this award recognizes the top achievers on the volleyball court each year, it is especially remarkable to see what the athletes on the 2021 All-National Teams were able to accomplish while facing unprecedented circumstances both on and off the court. Ultra Ankle is proud to have a part in honoring the significant accomplishments of these athletes and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors,” states Ultra Ankle CEO Tom Vanneman.

The honorees were selected by the JVA Awards Committee from the athletes nominated for the 2021 Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List announced in March.

For more related reading on JVA awards click HERE.

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About the Junior Volleyball Association

The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and to this day, with nearly 1,300 clubs, is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.

Click HERE to learn more about the Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team.