18's Team


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Lexi Patton

Executive Director / 18's Head Coach

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Christine Tran

18's Assistant Coach

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Peter Kim

18's Assistant Coach

Team Roster

NumberNamePositionGrad. YearHeightReachBlockApproachCollege Commitment
1Chloe HokensonS/OPP20246'1"7'9"9'9'5"Emerson College
2Claire BurduceaOH/OPP20246'7'9"9'9'4"Uncommitted
3Elle JubeckDS/L20245'7.5"7'1"8'7"8'9"University of Mary Washington
4Nora GilmerS/OPP20246'7'8"8'11"9'4"Bates College
5Ella CourtneyMB20246'0.5"7'9"9'9'5"Randolph-Macon College
6Gabriella FlamishOH/OPP20246'1.5"7'10"8'11"9'5"Marist College
7Karen CaoDS/L20245'4"6'9"8'8'3.5"Uncommitted
8Samia SaydOH/OPP20245'11"7'8"9'1"9'7"Uncommitted
9Alexandra LerstenMB20246'7'8"8'11"9'2.5"St. Olaf College
10Azavia ThomasOH/OPP20246'5"8'5"9'5"10'2.5"University of North Carolina - Charlotte
11Alice HoloubekMB20246'3"7'11"9'2.5"9'5"University of Mary Washington
12Aaliyah HowellOH/OPP20245'9"7'6"9'9'5.5"Uncommitted
13Emily KearneyS/DS20245'5"7'1"8'6"8'10"Bucknell University

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
CHRVA 18s Bid Regional ChampionshipsMar. 3MD Juniors Sportscenter
NorthEast Qualifier - Week 1Mar. 8-10Philadelphia, PA
Music City Qualifier Jazz EditionMar. 22-24New Orleans, LA
The Under Armour 18U National ChampionshipApr. 11-13Louisville, KY
USAV Junior Nationals*Apr. 26-28Baltimore, MD
Emperor's CupMay 3-5Las Vegas, NV

*If a CHRVA Regional Bid or Qualifier Open division bid to USAV Nationals is not earned, the team will end at Emperor's Cup and a tuition adjustment will be made if USAV Nationals is not attended.

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): 3 team practices (2 hours, 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-24

Tuesday (Setting Academy) 6:15PM-7:15PM , (Academy Practice) 7:15PM-9:45PM
Thursday (Academy Practice): 6:15PM-8:45PM
Saturday/Sunday (Team Practice): Rotation Dependent (Refer to Calendar)

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

Wednesday (Setting Academy): 6:00PM-7:00PM
(Team Practice): 8:15PM-10:15PM
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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