Madison Lilley Earns Open Division MVP Honors At Junior Nationals

  0 Carly DeMarque | April 25th, 2017 | Club Volleyball, High School, News


There were over 200 teams competing at the 2017 USA Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships this past weekend. For many of them, it was the last time they would play in a club volleyball tournament of their young careers. A number of girls competing are now headed off to college to continue their playing careers.

Junior Nationals brought out some of the talent that we will see in the next four years of these young players collegiate careers.

The Junior National All-Tournament teams have been announced for each division of play.

Open Division

  • MVP: Madison Lilley (KC Power 18-1)

Lilley, a setter, will head off to Kentucky to play this coming season, but will first compete with the USA Volleyball’s High Performance program to play on the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that will compete in the Women’s U20 Pan American Cup this May.

Lilley was also named to the 2016 AVCA Under Armour All-America First Team and Kansas’ 2016 Gatorade High School State Player of the Year.

Open All-Tournament team members

  • Madison Goings (TAV 18 Black)
  • Kenzie Koeber (Tstreet 18 Troy)
  • Mikayla Robinson (Sky High Adidas 18 Black)
  • Rachel Ahrens (A4 Volley 18 Purple)
  • Kylee McLaughlin (TAV 18 Black)
  • Megan Cooney (KC Power 18-1)
  • Lily Dyer (Tstreet 18 Troy)
  • Timber Terrell (Sky High Adidas 18 Black)
  • Devon Chang (A4 Volley 18 Purple)
  • Gabrielle Blossom (Rockwood Thunder 18 Mizuno)
  • Gabrielle Tschannen (MEVBA 18 Mizuno)
  • Stephanie Sameday (Top Select 18 Elite Blake)
  • Megan Kuper (KC Power 18-1)
  • Samantha Sanders (TAV 18 Black)

National Division

  • MVP: Alyssa Ballenger (IPVA 18 Black)

Ballenger helped her team to a 9-0 weekend with a finals match defeat over Asics Louisiana in straight sets.

National All-Tournament team members

  • Avery Breaux (Asics Louisiana 18)
  • Lauren Barnes (1st Alliance 18 Silver)
  • Taylor Bannister (Texas Tornado’s 18 Mizuno)
  • Jzanasia Sweet (Topeka Impact 18-1)
  • Hannah Brister (Asics Louisiana 18)
  • Emily Plock (IPVA 18 Black)
  • Clare Delaplane (1st Alliance 18 Silver)
  • Alyssa DeLoney (Texas Tornado’s 18 Mizuno)
  • Faith Rottinghaus (Topeka Impack 18-1)
  • McKenzie Cooke (Absolute Black 18-1)
  • Joci Radtke (Rolling Thunder 18 Blue)
  • Desiree Sukhov (Temecula Viper 18 Rafu)
  • Hannah Becker (IPVA 18 Black)
  • Naya Gros (Asics Louisiana 18)

USA Division

  • MVP: Elizabeth Crosley (AJV 18 Mizuno)

Crosley helped lead her team to an undefeated 9-0 weekend, with only one team scoring over 20 points on them all weekend – Ocala Power United 18 Rox.

USA All-Tournament team members

  • Andrea Janss (AP 18 Asics)
  • Rachel Bontrager (Ignite 18 Elite)
  • Kayla Lund (SG Elite 18 Roshambo)
  • Bailey Waddington (Alamo 18 Premier)
  • Avery Rhodes (AJV 18 Mizuno)
  • Alana Geymer (AP 18 Asics)
  • Morgan Chacon (Ignite 18 Elite)
  • Claire Forrest (SG Elite 18 Roshambo)
  • Jada Gardner (Alamo 18 Premier)
  • Alexandra Douglas (Madfrong 18 Blue)
  • Olympia Nagel-Caland (Sunshine 18 Westside)
  • Kayla Thomas (SA Force 182 National)
  • Kaliegh Skopal (AP 18 Asics)
  • Kristina Fisher (AJV 18 Mizuno)

American Division

  • MVP: Abby Gargus (Arsenal 18 Gold)

Gargus led her team to an undefeated 10-0 weekend, with a semifinal win over also unbeaten Goldenwest 18 Asics.

American All-Tournament team members

  • Parker Jones (Xceleration Blue 18-1)
  • Kassandra McGill (Rage 18 Greg)
  • Erin Gardner (CVC 18 Black)
  • Julia DiBona (Goldenwest 18 Asics)
  • Mere Nagase (Xceleration Blue 18-1)
  • Haley Killinger (Arsenal 18 Gold)
  • Marlowe Embry (Rage 18 Greg)
  • Hallie Schroeder (CVC 18 Black)
  • Kaylie Milton (Goldenwest 18 Asics)
  • Nadia Atton (Legacy 18 North)
  • Kristi Gomez (Valley Venom 181 Red)
  • Abigail Genders (TCAOH 18-1)
  • Devyn Wheeler (Arsenal 18 Gold)
  • Ashby Russell (Xceleration Blue 18-1)

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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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