Girls 2011 Final Club Rankings, Presented by Mizuno

2011 Final Club Rankings, presented by Mizuno
2011 Final Club Rankings, presented by Mizuno

These rankings list the top 10 squads in the girl’s 18s, 17s, 16s and 15s club divisions.

18s

1: Sports Shack 18 ASICS
The skinny: One of only two clubs in the history of girls’ Junior Nationals to win back-to-back 18 Open championships. Jane Croson named 18 Open MVP.

2: ASICS Munciana Samurai
The skinny: AAU 18 Open MVP Morgan Bergren (Kentucky) was part of a Munciana squad that went 66-2 and won an AAU national championship.

3: Mizuno Sports Performance 18 Elite
The skinny: Finished 63-13 on the season and took second at AAU Nationals in 18 Open. Courtney Thomas, Emily Young and Natalie Skiba were all-tournament selections.

4: Synergy 18 Orange
The skinny: Pennsylvania-based team overcame a pair of pool-play losses at Junior Nationals to finish second. MacKenzie Kleespies, Stacey Manthrope and Shelbey Manthorpe named to all-tournament team.

5: Tampa Bay 18 Black
The skinny: Doubled its pleasure with a pair of fifth-place finishes at AAU Nationals and Junior Nationals. Jordan Burgess and MacKenzie Dagostino were all-tournament at JNs.

6: Coast 18-1
The skinny: Only loss at Junior Nationals came to Synergy. Featured a roster with 13 Division I players. Taylor Milton and Gillian Howard were JN all-tournament picks.

7: Vision 18 Gold
The skinny: Losses at Junior Nationals came to Coast and Sports Shack. Allie Frappier and Brittany Howard named to JN all-tournament team.

8: 1st Alliance 18 Silver
The skinny: Jocelynn Birks and Alexis Viliunas were AAU All-American selections.

9: ASICS 18 KIVA Red
The skinny: Only losses at AAU Nationals were to 1st Alliance and Sports Performance. Jennifer Houser named to all-tournament team.

10: Oregon Northwest 18 Air Elite
The skinny: Tied for fifth at AAU Nationals and won the JVA World Challenge event. Elizabeth Anne Brenner was an all-tournament pick in Orlando.

17s

1: Austin Juniors 17 Mizuno
The skinny: AJV went 56-6 and had five top 5 finishes in major tournaments. Amy Neal named JN MVP.

2: Sky High 17 Black
The skinny: Sky High went 84-16 and won an AAU national title at 17 Open. Abby Gilleland (Ohio University) named AAU MVP for second year in a row and also earned JN all-tournament honors.

3: A5 Mizuno 171 Heidi
The skinny: A second-place finish at Junior Nationals and a third-place showing at AAU Nationals. Anne Yanda, Kelly Murphy and Jazzmin Baers all-tournament at JNs. Yanda and Mara Green all-tournament at AAUs.

4: Texas Advantage VB Rags 17 Black
The skinny: Finished second at AAU Nationals and logged a ninth-place showing at Junior Nationals. Tanna Aljoe, Caitlin Nolan and Shelby Sullivan all-tournament at AAUs.

5: Club Red 17 Mizuno
The skinny: Took third at Junior Nationals with a 7-2 mark. Bianca Arellano all-tournament at JNs.

6: Mizuno Northern Lights 17-1
The skinny: Went 11-2 at AAU Nationals en route to a third-place showing. Leigh Pudwill and Monica Turner named all-tournament at AAUs.

7: Invasion 17 Black
The skinny: Took third at Junior Nationals. Megan Spencer and Megan McGehee named all-tournament.

8: Vision 17 Gold
The skinny: Finished fifth at Junior Nationals. Interesting fact: Team combined grade-point average is 4.2. Emily Sklar and Veronica Bither named JN all-tournament.

9: Minnesota Select 17-1
The skinny: Four top 5 showings in key tournaments, headlined by a fifth-place AAU Nationals effort. Taylor Dordan all-tournament in Orlando.

10: Orlando Volleyball Academy 17 ASICS
The skinny: OVA won 45 matches and logged four top 5 finishes, including a fifth at AAUs. Jacquelyn Swalchick an all-tournament pick at AAUs.

16s

1: Mizuno Long Beach 16 Rockstar
The skinny: Suffered only one loss en route to winning Junior Nationals 16 Open title. Sara Hughes named JN MVP.

2: 1st Alliance 16 Silver
The skinny: Sophia Dodd was named MVP for AAU 16 Open national champion 1st Alliance.

3: Texas Advantage VB Rags 16 Black
The skinny: Finished second at AAU Nationals and amassed a 74-7 overall mark behind the likes of all-tournament picks Shane Peters, Chiaka Ogbogu and Ebony Nwanebu.

4: Northern Lights 16-1
The skinny: Went 9-2 and finished second at Junior Nationals and went 11-1 and took third at AAU Nationals. Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Alyssa Goehner and Sarah Wilhite earned all-tournament honors at JNs. Goehner and Wilhite all-tournament at AAU.

5: St. Louis CYC 16 Green
The skinny: Only loss at Junior Nationals was to Northern Lights. Finished third in Atlanta. Mallory Warrington and Lauren Gresham all-tournament at JNs.

6: Orlando Volleyball Academy 16 ASICS
The skinny: OVA took third at Junior Nationals.

7: KU’ IKAHI 16 RoShamBo
The skinny: Hawaii-based squad won 52 matches. Tayler Higgins and Carly Kan named to all-tournament team at Junior Nationals.

8: ASICS KiVA 16 Red
The skinny: Went 10-1 at AAU Nationals, with its only loss coming to Northern Lights. Maya McClendon named to all-tournament team.

9: Wave 16 Jeanne
The skinny: Tied for seventh at Junior Nationals. Madeleine Kerr named to all-tournament team at JNs.

10: Dead Frogs-Far Out 16
The skinny: Turned in an 11-2 showing at AAU Nationals where it took ninth. Earned consistent praise from coaches around the country for its play this season.

15s

1: Northern Lights 15-1
The skinny: Won Juniors Nationals at 15 Open. Lydia Dimke named 15 Open MVP.

2: Texas Advantage 15 VB Rags Black
The skinny: AAU national champions (14-0 record) also took second at Junior Nationals. Christen Sikora named AAU 15 Open MVP.

3: Academy Volleyball Cleveland 15 National Harvey
The skinny: In addition to finishing second at AAUs, won an NEQ title, took fifth at Big South and ninth at Junior Nationals. Went 65-13. Abby Detering, Jaime Kosiorek and Stephanie Bindernagel named all-tournament at AAUs.

4: Woodlands Wave 15 Under Armour
The skinny: A third-place showing at Junior Nationals capped off a 45-win season. Courtney Quinn and Kelly Quinn were JN all-tournament selections.

5: City Beach 15 Black
The skinny: Went 7-2 at JNs after sporting a 2-6 mark against the Open field coming into the tournament. 24th JN medal for club is most of any Calif. girls’ club team.

6: Fusion 15 Black
The skinny: Went 12-1 at AAUs with lone loss coming to Academy Volleyball Cleveland. Bryanna Weiskircher an Adeja Lambert all-tournament selections.

7: ASICS KIVA 15 Red
The skinny: Turned in a 10-2 performance at AAU nationals and finished tied for third. Alexa Filley and Hannah Moore were all-tournament at AAU.

8: ASICS Munciana Ninjas
The skinny: Went 9-1 at AAUs with only loss coming to national-champion TAV. Lauryn Gillis named all-tournament in Orlando.

9: Delta Valley 15-1
The skinny: Team won 92 matches and only lost five contests to 15s teams (2 to JN champ Northern Lights).

10: Orlando Volleyball Academy 15 ASICS
The skinny: Went 9-2 at AAUs and took fifth with Christina Ambrose earning all-tournament accolades.

Originally published in September/October 2011

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