U14 Volleyball Places 3rd in Chicago

DME Academy U14 Volleyball Team Finishes 3rd at the USAV Girls Junior National Championship held in Chicago!

DME Academy u14 volleyball celebrates after a point at the GJNC tournament in Chicago.

The U14 DME Academy volleyball team showcased their exceptional talent and determination as they secured an impressive third-place finish at the prestigious USAV Girls Junior National Volleyball Championship tournament held in Chicago. 

The nine-day tournament hosted by USA Volleyball featured over 100 of the most skilled volleyball teams with the most distinguished volleyball players from around the country. This year’s tournament was held at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Illinois.

With unwavering teamwork and remarkable skills on display, DME volleyball left a lasting impression on the national level. Their outstanding performance throughout the tournament demonstrated their commitment to excellence and their ability to rise to the occasion, making them a force to be reckoned with in youth volleyball. 

Facing fierce competition from elite teams nationwide, the U14 DME Academy players exhibited remarkable athleticism, strategic play, and consistent focus. The team’s success can be attributed to their strong work ethic, the exceptional coaching from Brooke VanBrocklin and Rodrigo Saunders, and relentless drive to succeed. 

Placing third in a tournament of this caliber is a testament to DME Academy’s mission to become a powerhouse on the national level. The U14 DME Academy volleyball team has undoubtedly established itself as a rising star in the volleyball community, leaving a lasting impression on the sport and paving the way for DME’s growing volleyball program. 

Congratulations to Emma Cronje, Nailah Cullom, Jade Gunter, Mollie Hale, Sofia Mackin, Keri Petro, Arden Reynolds, Sarah Stegall, Grace Taylor, Sadie VanBrocklin, and Lillian VanDeusen on a successful volleyball season!

Dream of competing on the national stage? You can learn more about DME Academy’s volleyball program here!