AVCA Announces 2017 High School Beach All-Americans

  0 Carly DeMarque | August 31st, 2017 | Beach, High School, News

The top high school beach volleyball players have been honored by the AVCA, as they have released their 2017 AVCA High School Beach All-American list that includes 16 athletes. Of these athletes, a large portion will be attending top-ranked beach volleyball programs in the NCAA, with two making their way to the national champions – USC.

The All-Americans will be attending colleges around the country with UCLA having five incoming All-Americans, Hawaii with two, Pepperdine with two and Georgia State, Florida State, UAB, Cal Berkeley and Stanford each obtaining one.

Of the 16 athletes chosen for the honor, 11 of them are from California, with the overwhelming lead, with Florida gathering three and Texas and Georgia adding one a piece.

The athletes chosen were some of the toughest competitors on the sand this summer, with Brook Bauer taking first at the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games and Alexis Filippone winning the AAU Hermosa Grand Prix. Madison Fitzpatrick was also a winner at the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games and at the AVP Next NY. Haley Hallgren took first in two events – 18U BVCA National Championships and the USA Volleyball High-Performance Championships while Megan Muret placed first at the AVPFirst National Championships (Hermosa Beach). Sammy Slater rounds out the top-six with first place wins at the 18U BVCA National Championships, USA Volleyball High-Performance Championships and ISF World Championship (Tahiti).

2017 AVCA High School Beach All-Americans

Player  High School/Club City State College
Brook Bauer St. Aquinas / VB Beach-Beach Dig Ft. Lauderdale FL Pepperdine
Alexis Filippone Torrey Pines / San Diego BVC Del Mar CA Pepperdine
Madison Fitzpatrick Lincoln/Tallahassee Volleyball Acad. Tallahassee FL Florida State
Haley Hallgren Southlake Carroll Senior Southlake TX Southern Calif.
Megan Muret La Costa Canyon / San Diego BVC Encinitas CA UCLA
Sammy Slater Ventura/Valley Girls Ventura CA Southern Calif.

2017 AVCA High School Beach Honorable Mention All-Americans

 Player High School/Club City  State College
Paige Dreeuws San Marcos / San Diego BVC San Marcos CA Hawai’i
Eden Hawes Arnold/ Panama City Beach VBC Panama City Beach FL Georgia State
Alexia Inman Mira Costa / Elite Beach VB Manhattan Beach CA Cal Berkeley
Kaylee McClure Carl Harrison/S3 Volleyball Marietta GA UAB
Jamie McQuarrie La Costa Canyon / WAVE Beach Carlsbad CA UCLA
Hannah Phair Edison/LA Beach Huntington Beach CA UCLA
Cami Sanchez Huntington Beach/LA Beach Huntington Beach CA UCLA
Alyssa Slagerman Palisades Charter High Pacific Palisades CA UCLA
Ashley Stevens Huntington Beach/LA Beach Huntington Beach CA Hawai’i
Sunny Villapando Mira Costa / Elite Beach VB Manhattan Beach CA Stanford

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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