16's Team


Picure of Mehdi El Alaoui

Mehdi El Alaoui

16's Head Coach

Picure of Julia Morris

Julia Morris

16's Assistant Coach

Team Roster

NumberNamePositionGrad. YearHeightReachBlockApproachCollege Commitment
1Harley McAndrewOPP20266'1"7'8"9'9'3.5"Uncommitted
2Molly GardnerDS/L20265'8"7'4"8'5"8'10"Uncommitted
3Fiona McDermottMB20266'2"7'11"9'1"9'6.5"Uncommitted
4Josephine SeekfordOH20266'1.5"7'8"8'8.5"9'2.5"Uncommitted
5Avery ByrnesMB20265'11.5"7'8.5"9'9'5.5"Uncommitted
6Emily KolasDS/L20265'3"6'8"8'1.5"8'4"Uncommitted
7Callie AgnielOH/OPP20265'11"7'4"8'11"9'5"Uncommitted
8Kailey GormanS20265'10.75"7'8"8'9.5"9'1.5"Uncommitted
9Sofie FerrellS/OPP20265'8.5"7'3.5"8'7"8'11.5"Uncommitted
10Ellyson MillerOH20265'10.5"7'7"8'10"9'3.5"Uncommitted
11Emma GardnerOPP20266'7'10"8'11.5"9'4"Uncommitted
12Gabrielle TindallMB20266'2"7'11.5"9'1"9'8.5"Uncommitted

Tournament Schedule

TournamentCompetition DatesLcoation
Volley On The JamesJan. 13-15Richmond, VA
National Harbor ShowdownJan. 26-28National Harbor, MD
JVA Charm City ChallengeFeb. 3-4Baltimore, MD
Capitol Hill ClassicFeb. 17-19Washington, DC
Sunshine Classic Qualifier - Week 1 (16-17)Mar. 2-4Orlando, FL
CHRVA Bid Regional ChampionshipsMar. 23MD Juniors, Adventist Fieldhouse, The St. James (Final Locations for teams to be Confirmed)
Big South QualifierMar. 29-31Atlanta, GA
JVA World ChallengeApr. 12-14Louisville, KY
NorthEast Qualifier - Week 4Apr. 26-28Philadelphia, PA
JVA SummerFestJun. 1-2Columbus, OH
AAU Nationals* (16s)Jun. 21-24Orlando, FL
USAV Junior Nationals (16-17)*Jul. 3-6Las Vegas, NV

*If a CHRVA Regional Bid or Qualifier Open division 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.

Official Season Kick-Off: The season kicks-off on Saturday, November 18th with a mandatory athlete/parent session from 12:00PM-5:00PM, followed by a club-wide athlete lock-in. The day begins at 12:00PM and athletes can expect to be picked up between 8:00-9:00AM on Sunday, November 19th.  

Phase I (11/27 - 1/14): 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 (1/15 - 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 - 27-Nov-23 - 14-Jan-23

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

Phase II Practice Schedule - 15-Jan-24 - End of Club Season

Wednesday (Setting Academy), 6:15PM-7:15PM (Academy Practice): 7:15PM-9:45PM
Thursday (Team Practice): 8:15PM-10:15PM
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 PlayMetrics APP. Rotations are as follows:

  • Team Practice Block 1: Saturday 10:00AM-12:30PM
  • Team Practice Block 2: Sunday 11:00AM-1:30PM
  • Team Practice Block 3: Sunday 1:30PM-4:00PM



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