Nationwide Arena to Host Showcase of Top High School Girls’ Volleyball Players in U.S.

 

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the rosters for the Under Armour All-America Match & Skills Competition. The event will take place at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on December 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the day in between the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Semifinals and National Championship. The match will also be on television on CBS Sports Network the following day at 11:00 am ET.

Tickets are $10 each at the Nationwide Arena box office which will have an overall reduced price versus tickets purchased through Ticketmaster, where additional service fees will apply. For groups of 10 or more, the ticket price will be reduced to $5 per ticket. You must contact the Nationwide box office to get the group discount.

Some of the participants on the rosters have ties to Central Ohio and the State of Ohio overall. Two players on Team East will play next season for Ohio State in Mentor, OH native Lauren Witte and Ayanna Swan from Richmond, VA. One player from Team West, Jamye Cox is a Toledo, OH native and will play for Michigan State in the 2017 season. In addition, Jeni Case, the head coach for Team East, coaches at Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati, OH.

Team East (Head Coach: Jeni Case, Ursuline Academy – Cincinnati, OH)

First Name Last Name School Hometown College
Gabby Curry Buford High School Buford, GA Kentucky
Paige Hammons Sacred Heart Academy Louisville, KY Florida
Sydney Hilley Champlin Park High School Champlin, MN Wisconsin
Taryn Knuth Johnston High School Johnston, IA Florida State
Grace Loberg Geneva High School Geneva, IL Wisconsin
Chesney McClellan Maryville High School Maryville, TN Nebraska
Meghan Neelon Clarence High School Clarence, NY Alabama
Meredith Norris Corunna High School Corunna, MI Michigan State
Stephanie Samedy East Ridge High School Clermont, FL Minnesota
Ashley Shook Plainfield Central High School Plainfield, IL Texas
Ayanna Swan Godwin High School Richmond, VA Ohio State
Lauren Witte Lake Catholic High School Mentor, OH Ohio State

 

Team West (Head Coach: Jan Barker, Amarillo High School)

First Name Last Name School Hometown College
Taylen Ballard Clovis Clovia, CA BYU
Brooke Botkin Pearland High School Pearland, TX USC
Jamye Cox St. Ursula Academy Toledo, OH Michigan State
Samantha Drechsel Cedar Park Christian Bothell, WA Maryland
Madison Lilley Blue Valley West High School Stillwell, KS Kentucky
Jenny Mosser Lakeville South High School Lakeville, MN UCLA
Makena Patterson Xavier College Prep Phoenix, AZ Texas A&M
Yossiana Pressley Cypress Falls High School Houston, TX Baylor
Lauren Sanders Glacier Peak High School Snohomish, WA Washington
Lexi Sun Santa Fe Christian High School Solana Beach, CA Texas
Jazz Sweet Shawnee Heights High School Tecumseh, KS Nebraska
Callie Williams Midway High School Waco, TX Tennessee

 

In addition to the AVCA Under Armour All-America Match and Skills Competition, the American Volleyball Coaches Association will host their Annual Convention in Columbus. The convention will be attended by over 2,600 coaches and exhibitors, representing close to 5,000 total room nights alone. It will also utilize more than 300,000 square feet at the Greater Columbus Convention Center for meetings and exhibit show.

 

About AVCA
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 7,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.

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