15's Team


Picure of Mehdi El Alaoui

Mehdi El Alaoui

15's Head Coach

Picure of Isabel Guide

Isabel Guide

15's Assistant Coach

Picure of Jamie-Lee Richards

Jamie-Lee Richards

15's Assistant Coach

Team Roster

NumberNamePositionGrad. YearHeightReachBlockApproachCollege Commitment
1Caroline KalinowskiDS/L20255'6"7'2"8'3.5"8'9.5"Uncommitted
2Shylah SwopeS/OH20255'9"7'6"8'11"9'5.5"Uncommitted
3Ava StewartMB20255'7.5"7'4"8'10"9'5.5"Uncommitted
4Adalena RodgersOH/OPP20255'9.5"7'6"8'8.5"9'2.5"Uncommitted
5Alexandra LerstenMB20246'0"7'8"8'10"9'2.5"Uncommitted
6Vivian NitowskiOH20255'8.5"7'3"8'7"9'Uncommitted
7Norah OppenheimOH/OPP20255'11"7'6"8'9.5"9'4"Uncommitted
8Kadi PynchonDS/L20255'6"7'0"8'6.5"8'11"Uncommitted
9Ava BarnettOPP/MB20255'8"7'6"8'6"9'0.5"Uncommitted
10Evelyn JurdenS/OH20256'1.5"7'11"9'3"9'9.5"Uncommitted
11Ana ToumazatosOH20256'0"7'8"9'2"9'8"Uncommitted
12Taylor EricksonMB20256'0"7'9"8'11.5"9'5"Uncommitted

Tournament Schedule

TournamentCompetition DatesLcoation
City of OaksJan. 15-17Raleigh, NC
Mid-Atlantic Power LeagueJan. 29-30Hampton Roads, VA
JVA Charm CityFeb. 5-6Baltimore, MD
Capitol Hill ClassicFeb. 19-21Washington, DC
Mid-Atlantic Power LeagueMar. 12-13Raleigh, NC
Mid-Atlantic Power LeagueMar. 26-27York, PA
JVA World ChallengeApr. 8-10Louisville, KY
NorthEast QualifierApr. 22-24Philadelphia, PA
South Atlantic ChampionshipMay 28-30Richmond, VA
JVA SummerFestJune 4-5Columbus, OH
AAU Nationals*June 19-22Orlando, FL
USAV Junior Nationals*June 28-Jul 5Indianapolis, IN

*If an open level bid to USAV Nationals is not earned, the team will attend AAU Nationals.

Tournament selection and schedule is subject to change.

Practice Schedule

Virginia Elite utilizes a phased approach to team training. The 2014-2015 season saw the emergence of VAE academy practices which was designed to focus on skill development focused on sound and consistent fundamentals and eliminating skill based errors in game-time situations.

Phase I (11/29 - 1/16): Six full weeks of VAE "Boot Camp" that will consist of 2 academy practices (2.5 hours each), 1 team practice (2.5 hours each) and 1 required setting academy (1 hour) for all setters.

Phase II (1/17 - End of Season): 1 academy practice (2 hours), 2 team practices (2 hours and 2.5 hours) and 1 required setting academy (1 hour) for all setters.

Phase I Practice Schedule - 29-Nov-21 - 23-Jan-22

Wednesday (Setting Academy): 6:00PM-7:00PM (Academy): 7:00PM-9:30PM
Friday (Academy Practice): 6:00PM-8:30PM
Saturday/Sunday (Team Practice): Rotation Dependent (Refer to Calendar)

Phase II Practice Schedule - 24-Jan-22 - End of Club Season

Monday (Setting Academy): 6:00PM-7:00PM (Academy Practice): 7:00PM-9:30PM
(Team Practice): 7:00PM-9:00PM until March 1st, then switches to 8:00PM-10:00PM
Saturday/Sunday (Team Practice): Rotation Dependent (Refer to Calendar)

Note: Weekend practices will rotate as outlined on the VA Elite calendars posted to the website. Athletes are also able to access the calendars on our TeamSnap APP. Rotations are as follows:

  • Team Practice Block 1: Saturday 10:00AM-12:30PM
  • Team Practice Block 2: Sunday 10:00AM-12:30PM
  • Team Practice Block 3: Sunday 12:30PM-3:00PM



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