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
|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
|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|