This upcoming weekend will be the JVA Jamboree held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This is the second year Milwaukee has hosted this event with teams coming from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. With Milwaukee being centrally located…
This upcoming weekend will be the JVA Jamboree held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. This is the second year Milwaukee has hosted this event with teams coming from Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. With Milwaukee being centrally located between all of these locations will bring some new talent for the Wisconsin teams to compete against without traveling far. While we’ve been covering top players from around the state, here is a preview of what we will seeing who they will be competing against. Get to know the out of state clubs and players who will have an impact this weekend.
Michigan Volleyball Academy (MVA) is out of the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and will be bringing in some solid talent to compete in the Open Division from age 13 up to 18s. With thirteen players in their Class of 2018 already having committed to play college volleyball, there are some elite players in that group that will be playing at the Division 1 level. MVA also has one of the top setters in the Midwest in Jordyn Gates, who is a 2020 recruit that has given her verbal commitment to Arkansas. Gates will be future teammates with Kimberly and FC Elite 17 Navy player Maggie Cartwright who is in the Class of 2019.
Minnesota will also be bringing some of their top teams with MN Select and Minnesota Volleyball Academy. MN Select, out of the Minneapolis suburb of Maple Grove, escpaing the Super Bowl this weekend, will not have their 18s team in town which qualified last weekend at the January Thaw in Omaha, but will have the rest of their teams in town. The 17-1’s team will have Maizy Jackson who has verballed to a consistent NCAA tournament team in Northern Iowa (UNI) and Alexie Pryd who recently committed to Wingate. Selena Levedoski, of Clayton, WI is on this team as well, an athletic and dynamic middle who is a top 20 recruit in the state of Wisconsin for 2019.
Illini Elite is always a traditional, powerhouse club out of Bloomington, Illinois. Last year their 17s team won the AAU National Championship in Orlando. With this being a Great Lakes Power League weekend, the 17s and 18s team from most clubs will not be competing and the Jamboree, however Illini Elite 16 Cardinal will have an athletic, physical team to make a run at the 16 Open Division. Allie Trame was getting looks as a middle blocker from some high profile D1 schools around the Midwest, but has made her verbal commitment to play at Alabama. This Illini Elite team has other high profile recruits who will more than likely be following in her footsteps at the Division 1 level.
Adrenaline Volleyball Academy comes from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cedar Rapids is in the middle of an Eastern Iowa, a hotbed of volleyball talent being between Cedar Falls (Northern Iowa) and Iowa City (University of Iowa) along with a handful of Division 3 schools. This club has athletes who have competed for state tournament teams on a number of high schools in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Dubuque area. 6’4 middle blocker Grace Tubbs of Clinton, Iowa is a Class of 2019 recruit that has given her verbal commitment to former Marquette coach, Bond Shymansky, who is now the head coach at the University of Iowa.
JVA Jamboree List of Committed Division 1 Athletes (From Out of State Clubs)
Mae Barrington – UAB
Olivia Boeve – Mercer
Maddy Gates – IPFW
Katie Pearsons – Auburn
Sara Vargo – Bucknell
Parker Kwiatkowski – Wake Forest
Jordyn Gates – Arkansas
Adrenaline 17 Rox
Grace Tubbs – Iowa
MN Select 17-1
Maizy Jackson – UNI
Alexie Pryd – Wingate
Illini Elite 16 Cardinal
Allie Trame – Alabama