March 11, 2023 @ 02:29 PM
The standout middles from the Northwest Power League are the last, and certainly the tallest group that caught our attention at the last weekend of competition in Spokane. No one was working harder than this group of athletes, hustling to get off the net in transition and doing everything in their power to close the block defensively. The talent level was deep and impressive, here are several that made an impact on their team.
Yount has a tireless work ethic on the court and hustles to close the block pin to pin. The Seattle Volleyball Academy 16-1 team is going to be tested competing in the 16 Open in Vegas, and the sophomore from Kennedy Catholic is a big part of the team’s success so far. Yount is a strong two-player, with the ability to score in transition and deliver a stuff block to change the momentum of a match.
February 26, 2023 @ 11:49 PM
The West side of the state featured two Presidents Day weekend tournaments and three local squads walked away
with the champion's hardware in separate divisions. At the NW Juniors Presidents Weekend, Seattle Volleyball
Academy 16 took home first place in the 18U Division, and KC Thunder 15 Blue went undefeated to win the 15's title. I1
was an Oly Reign party in the 16U Division at the NPJ and WBA President's Day Tournament, with the Oly 15 team
coming out on top over the 16's team. Here are several impact players who helped their teams to big wins last
SVA 16 is a team that will beat you with skilled, athletic players at every position, volleyball IQ and competitive spirit
They won't ever win the height contest, but what they will do is play to their strengths, remaining low error while
staying aggressive throughout a match. The team will face a challenging Open 16 Division at PNQ at the end of March
SVA has Terry soaring out of the middle, and it's not unusual for the super bouncy attacker to crush a ball at the 10-
foot line to start a match. She will set the tone early, establishing the middle as a must-defend position. Setter Maya
Quitiquit makes it a priority to get Terry attempts, opening up the rest of the offense for SVA. Her quickness and
vertical set her apart along the front line, Terry is up and blocking easily on time against opponents running the middle
Strom is a serve-receive machine, locating her passes accurately and on time. When she is passing medium to
medium-fast balls to her setters, SVA speeds up the offense to their athletic attackers and creates huge seams in the
block. Strom will cushion a hard swing to keep the pass low and off the net, and her platform is quiet and calm when
January 27, 2023 @ 11:53 PM
The end of January is on the horizon, February will bring Presidents Day weekend and the opportunity for many of the best liberos in the state to shine in tournaments across the nation and the Pacific Northwest. These passing phenoms and masters of defense have propelled their club teams to early-season success, providing the energy and passion needed to stoke the fire for their squads. Here are eight sensational liberos working hard as the club season rolls into its second full month.
On the taller side for a libero at a full 5’7, Zeissel has good range and it’s difficult to drop shots to the corner over her. She has excelled in the libero role for SVA, and the team has followed with an impressive start to the season so far. At the Matt Hartner tournament, you could see her take-charge attitude, on a strong team she is not afraid to take a leading role when needed. Next for SVA 16 is the NW Juniors Presidents Weekend, then a trip to Vegas follows for the Red Rock Rave.
January 25, 2023 @ 11:44 PM
The Power League season in Washington State has prospects from all classes breaking out. Along with early season tournaments these matchups are a chance to see players who may not have started at the varsity level, or on a new to them club team. Many athletes will make a position change, during high school it’s all hands on deck, and during the club season players may be at their natural spots more often. here are several prospects that have looked excellent in the early going.
A member of the 16-2 SVA team and varsity player for Kennedy Catholic, Lazar is an athletic presence in the middle. Offensively she is quick to get into transition and has the vision to place a tip into an empty spot to score. She has served well in the early part of the season and plays good defense in the back row as a middle blocker. She will step in and accurately set a second ball, Lazar has been trained well as a complete player.
January 20, 2023 @ 10:23 PM
The long holiday weekend provided a showcase for outstanding 2026 setters across the state of Washington. Early season statements were made by several athletes that are playing at either the 15U or 16U level. It's exciting to get the club season started and for these freshman standouts, its a chance to lead a team, something that may not have been their role during the school season. The growth between the 14U and 15U seasons is explosive, a full year of high school practices versus junior high season is a game changer. There are several prospects that stood out for their teams this past weekend.
The SVA 16-1 squad went undefeated playing in the Silver Bracket of the 15/16 combined division at the Matt Hartner Memorial in Eugene. Quitiquit ran the team from the setting spot and attacked showing off her versatility at the pin, and as a player overall. She is an outstanding athlete with a great volleyball IQ and the overall skill you like to see out of a setter. This Seattle Volleyball Acaademy team is talented and plays tough, Quitiquit exemplifies the competitiveness of the group. They have a PSR Power League qualifier coming up next, including an interesting matchup with the solid SIVBC 16 Thunder.
January 4, 2023 @ 11:05 PM
Club Team Preview: SVA 16-1 National
In just their second season as part of the Puget Sound Region, Seattle Volleyball Academy has assembled an excellent team at the 16’s age level. Bolstered by a strong contingent from Kennedy Catholic, the team should be versatile and athletic. Although they won’t have a huge frontline strictly by height, the team overall jumps well and is extremely athletic and quick. Head Coach Brianna Trier and assistant Joe Baleto will be training and guiding the team through a busy national schedule.
2026 Rogers High School
Terry had one of the better freshman debuts in the state this season, playing as an outside hitter at the 4A level for Rogers (Puyallup). She faced great competition all season long and grew into her role as a six-rotation player. That is a difficult task coming in as a ninth grader, Terry handled the pressure well. She will give SVA a springy attacker at the pin but is also extremely effective in the middle where blockers are not ready for her explosiveness.
2025 Kennedy Catholic High School
McCraw is one of several Kennedy Catholic players on the squad, she brings nice length to the outside position at 5’11. Athletic and tough, McCraw is an excellent basketball player for the Lancers, she has posted big rebounding numbers this season. Expect her to play at both pins, she looked comfortable on the right side for Kennedy during the season.
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Moskovitz is an excellent attacker, primarily playing the opposite at Holy Names Academy. She garnered first-team all-conference honors and helped the team reach the state tournament for the first time since 2016. The skilled left-hander has a knack for finding open spots on the court. Moskovitz will cut the ball to the angle, drive it down the line, and has a soft change of pace that will drop in front of the back row.
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Montero is a scrappy sophomore who excelled defending at the JV level for Kennedy Catholic this past season. She gives SVA another excellent passer and serving weapon to utilize, and has a great demeanor on the court. Montero will need to be ready to play next season at Kennedy Catholic as the Lancers lose six seniors.
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Yount is at her best attacking aggressively from her middle blocker spot. She plays strong at the net, challenging hard on overpasses and jousts, and putting up a great wall on the block. She is increasing her offensive toolbox, running the 3 and the back-1, and getting herself away from the opposing middles. She is a solid server as well, it’s always good to have a middle who is dangerous from the service line.
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SVA won’t lack for versatile players who can play multiple positions, Zeissel can take swings as a six rotation outside, or step into the libero spot as she did get Kennedy Catholic. Athletic and strong, she has a quick arm on offense and a solid platform while passing. Zeissel reads the game well and never seems to be out of position or surprised on defense.
2026 Kennedy Catholic High School
Quitquit is one of the top dual setters/attackers in the Washington 2026 class. Along with her Kennedy Catholic running mate Danielle Turcinec, the two can pair in an attacking/setting rotation, or either can run a 5-1 set. Quitquit has the combination of soft hands, good foot speed, and volleyball smarts you want in the setter running the show. Her vertical and attacking ability just add something extra to her overall game. She stood out in last year’s Emerald Classic on the defensive side as well, Quitquit is an all-around, outstanding volleyball player.
Other players include the dynamic Danielle Turcinec, DS/L Sonja Strom , and continuing the trend of versatility, OH/DS Genevieve Schuster. The team already finished strong in their first tournament, with a second-place run at the Puyallup Juniors Winter Classic. A tough final matchup with NPJ 16 National was the only setback, 21-25, 25-27.
December 29 @ 10:22 PM
The top setters in the 2025 rankings in Washington have dedicated themselves to being complete players. Nearly all are excellent defensively, and many attack as opposites or could play in a libero or outside hitter role. What they do best, of course, is set up their teammates to score, and serve as leaders for the team. It’s not easy to take charge as a sophomore, but all of these players did so admirably.
Turcinec had a great season playing in a 6-2 for Kennedy Catholic, swinging from the right side and setting from the back row. Kennedy Catholic paired Turnicec with talented 2026 setter Maya Quitquit in an awesome setter duo. She is a jump setter who stays dynamic and runs a fast tempo with a fiery attitude that inspires her teammates on the court.
December 20 @ 10:36 PM
With all of the great players added to the 2025 rankings, it’s easy to find new additions that deserve a closer look. Here are several players that are just outside the top 10 rankings in their positions, and are poised to have big club seasons in 2023.
Flaat is a first-team all-conference setter for Holy Names, she tallied over 300 assists on the season and had an excellent hitting percentage as well. Her serve is a tough jump float that she locates extremely well. She plays defense with grit and is smart when reading opposing hitters.
November 28 @ 9:31 PM
The freshman class did not disappoint at the WIAA State Championships. Players who had their first-ever shot at a state trophy delivered big-time performances and played like seasoned veterans. There were highlights from several 8th graders as well, but that’s a story for another time. Here are some of the most impressive 2026 players from the SunDome.
Quitquit was ready to run the offense for Kennedy Catholic right away. During the club season, she showed her versatility in attacking and setting for her PSVA 15 team, it’s the setting that stood out at the state tournament. She is very quick and instinctive on defense and can push the ball confidently to the pins. Any size she gives up is made up for by her spring and strong hands at the net, she is one of the top setters to watch in the 2026 class.
September 30 @ 2:10 PM
The calendar is nearly ready to turn to October, and the high school teams in Washington are fully in league play. Its all hands on deck, and freshman are ready to carry their part of the load. The class of 2026 has several standouts doing work for their school, here are several to keep tabs on as the season barrels on through October.
Terry has been in our coverage here before, and as soon as she hit the court in high school for Rogers, showed the skills and athleticism that were visible in the club season. Quick off the floor is an understatement, this high flyer has bounce and an improving overall floor game. Against Bethel she took great swings from the right side, finding the deep corner to score, along with her usual stuff blocks. A middle mainly in the club season, for Rogers she is playing as a six rotation outside.