18's Team


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Joseph Ziegler

Technical Director and 18’s Head Coach

Picure of Lexi Patton

Lexi Patton

Executive Director and 18’s Assistant Coach

Picure of Christine Tran

Christine Tran

18's Assistant Coach

Picure of Peter Kim

Peter Kim

18's Assistant Coach

Team Roster

NumberNamePositionGrad. YearHeightReachBlockApproachCollege Commitment
1Helena SwaakS20225'9.5"7'5"9'5"9'6"Johns Hopkins
2Madison McCartneyMB20226'0"7'9"9'3.5"9'8.5"Lehigh
3Akasha AndersonOH/OPP20226'2"8'3"9'6"10'1.5"Auburn University
4Julianna McFarlandMB20226'2"7'8"9'1"9'5.5"Carnegie Mellon
5Kathryn KelymanDS/L20225'8"7'3"8'10"9'5"Berry College
6Sarah MalinowskiOH/OPP20226'3"8'0"9'3"9'10"Virginia Tech
7Jeannie GreathouseS2022Uncommitted
8Kaitlyn DunniganDS/L20225'5"7'1"8'9.5"9'2.5"College of William & Mary
9Nicole MallusOH/OPP20226'3"8'0"9'4"9'8.5"Cornell
10Riley DebiecOH/OPP20225'11"7'7"8'10"9'5.5"Washington & Lee
11Sylvia DixonOH/OPP20225'11"7'6"9'0"9'3.5"Carleton College
12Ana JonesOH/OPP20225'11"7'6"9'9'6"Illinois Tech
13Alyssa DozierMB/OPP20225'11.5"7'7"9'6"9'11.5"Christopher Newport University

Tournament Schedule

TournamentCompetition DatesLcoation
Music City QualifierJan. 15-17Nashville, TN
Northern Lights QualifierJan 29-31Omaha, NE
JVA Charm CityFeb. 5-6Baltimore, MD
Capitol Hill ClassicFeb. 19-21Washington, DC
Boston VB Festival QualifierMar. 4-6Boston, MA
NorthEast QualifierMarch 11-13Philadelphia, PA
MidEast QualifierMar. 25-27Indianapolis, IN
JVA World ChallengeApr. 8-10Louisville, KY
USAV Junior Nationals*Apr. 22-24Phoenix, AZ
JVA West Coast CupMay 28-30Anaheim, CA

*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): 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 - 29-Nov-21 - 23-Jan-22

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 - 24-Jan-22 - End of Club Season

Monday (Setting Academy): 6:00PM-7:00PM
(Team Practice): 8:00PM-10:00PM
Thursday (Team Practice): 7:00PM-9:00PM
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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