17U

Coach Jody Brown

"The inaugural season for 17U looks to be very solid with a well rounded lineup and good depth in all positions. The 2018 schedule is competitive and chalked full of great opportunities for our student athletes to gain competition experience as well as have a great time. Emma and I are honored and very excited to train, teach, and compete with this team and all of our parents!"

17U Tournament Schedule

2017 Team

  • Marie Bennett
    Marie Bennett
  • Megan Janok
    Megan Janok
  • Alyssa Davis
    Alyssa Davis
  • Shelby Lackey
    Shelby Lackey
  • Morgan Rogers
    Morgan Rogers
  • Mackenzie Bademian
    Mackenzie Bademian
  • Felicita Garner
    Felicita Garner
  • Katrina Ulbrich
    Katrina Ulbrich
  • Alyssa Pieh
    Alyssa Pieh
  • Hannah Wander
    Hannah Wander
  • Caitlin Grubbs
    Caitlin Grubbs
Marie Bennett

5’10” Setter, Class of 2020, #3

Jordan High School

Favorite Athletes: Serena Williams, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Laurie Hernandez

Favorite Foods: Pasta and pizza

Hobbies: Drawing

Skill Goals this Season: “To increase my court awareness, improve my vertical jump, and grow more comfortable running a quick offense.”

Volleyball Goals: “To continue to learn.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’8″

Vertical Jump: 9’1″

Block Jump: 8’11”

Megan Janok

5’11” Setter, Class of 2020, #2

North Raleigh Christian Academy

Favorite Athlete: Misty May-Treanor

Favorite Foods: Cheese and lasagna

Hobbies: Cooking and baking

Skill Goals this Season: “Improve my consistency in setting and improve my volleyball IQ.”

Volleyball Goals: “To play volleyball in college and to create long lasting friendships with my teammates.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’9″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’8″

Alyssa Davis

6’1″ Middle Blocker/Opposite, Class of 2019, #19

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Favorite Athletes: Serena Williams and Lebron James

Favorite Foods: Watermelon and pasta

Hobbies: “I like to draw, act, and model.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I would like to improve hitting with more speed behind the ball and a consistent, fast arm swing.”

Volleyball Goals: “I would love to learn to play all-around and to have the opportunity to play in college. :)”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 8’1″

Vertical Jump: 9’7″

Block Jump: 9’3″

Shelby Lackey

5’10” Middle Blocker, Class of 2019, #14

West Johnston High School

Favorite Athletes: “Simone Biles and Foluke Akinradewo are pretty awesome.”

Favorite Foods: “I love sushi and lasagna. Two completely different types of food, but my faves.”

Hobbies: “I am learning how to play the piano.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my directional hitting with my slides and 3’s.”

Volleyball Goals: “To find the best college scholarship opportunity to play volleyball competitively and study biology to be pre-vet.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 9’3″

Block Jump: 8’10”

Morgan Rogers

5’8″ Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker/Opposite, Class of 2020, #4

Jordan High School

Favorite Athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite Foods: Mac n’ cheese!

Hobbies: Dancing and listening to music

Skill Goals this Season: “This season I want to improve on consistency in my hitting and making my passes controlled to the target.”

Volleyball Goals: “I wish to excel and increase my skills in all aspects of volleyball.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’6″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’6″

Mackenzie Bademian

5’11” Outside Hitter, Class of 2019, #16

Franklin Academy High School

Favorite Athlete: Claire Kieffer-Wright

Favorite Foods: Pasta and chicken

Hobbies: Writing and making jewelry

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to become more athletic and keep my elbow high when I swing.”

Volleyball Goals: “To enjoy the last two years of my club career and then play college volleyball.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 8’11”

Block Jump: 8’8″

Felicita Garner

5’8″ Outside Hitter, Class of 2020, #8

Apex Friendship High School

Favorite Athlete: Lebron James (The Goat)

Favorite Food: Pasta

Hobbies: Babysitting and netflix

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my vertical.”

Volleyball Goals: “I want to become a better backdown player.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’6″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’9″

Katrina Ulbrich

5’11” Outside Hitter/Opposite, Class of 2019, #12

Panther Creek High School

Favorite Athletes: Earvin N’Gapeth, Ivan Zaytser, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings, and Taylor Sander

Favorite Foods: “Steak and tortellini alfredo, but my go-to junk foods are pizza and cheesecake.”

Hobbies: “I enjoy painting, sketching, digital media, and cooking.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my reaction skills and have a fun time with my teammates.”

Volleyball Goals: “My goals are to always work hard, until the end, and have a smile on my face.”

Video Link: Katrina Ulbrich YouTube Channel

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 9’1″

Block Jump: 8’10”

Alyssa Pieh

5’7″ Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #13

Leesville Road High School

Favorite Athlete: Darren Pieh (Dad), Jody Brown, and Emma Celentano

Favorite Food: Chicken nuggets and french fries

Hobbies: Volleyball, that’s it.

Skill Goals this Season: “To improve my serve receive consistency, and my defensive platform angles.”

Volleyball Goals: “To go to college for volleyball.”

Video Links: Alyssa Pieh Skills Video & Alyssa Pieh Live Game Clip

Standing Reach: 7’2″

Vertical Jump: 8’7″

Block Jump: 8’6″

Hannah Wander

5’5″ Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #7

Chapel Hill High School

Favorite Athletes: Micah Christenson, Brenda Castillo, Arisa Sato, and Lauren Janok

Favorite Foods: Cranberry bread, noodles, rice, sushi/sashimi, french fries, and burritos

Hobbies: Playing the ukulele, playing with my cat Felix, and singing for fun

Skill Goals this Season: “I would like to become more of a leader both on and off the court. I would also like to improve on my passing and digging as alway, and be more in control of my motions.”

Volleyball Goals: “For us to be in the top 5 of a major tournament! For me to have a 2.5 serve reception average in every match. And for me to talk more on the court in a tone in which people can hear and establishes my presence.”

Video Link: Hannah Wander YouTube Channel

Standing Reach: 7’0″

Vertical Jump: 8’4″

Block Jump: 8’2″

Caitlin Grubbs

‘ ” Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #6

Chapel Hill High School

Favorite Athletes:

Favorite Foods:

Hobbies:

Skill Goals this Season:

Volleyball Goals:

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach:

Vertical Jump:

Block Jump:

Marie Bennett

5’10” Setter, Class of 2020, #3

Jordan High School

Favorite Athletes: Serena Williams, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Laurie Hernandez

Favorite Foods: Pasta and pizza

Hobbies: Drawing

Skill Goals this Season: “To increase my court awareness, improve my vertical jump, and grow more comfortable running a quick offense.”

Volleyball Goals: “To continue to learn.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’8″

Vertical Jump: 9’1″

Block Jump: 8’11”

Megan Janok

5’11” Setter, Class of 2020, #2

North Raleigh Christian Academy

Favorite Athlete: Misty May-Treanor

Favorite Foods: Cheese and lasagna

Hobbies: Cooking and baking

Skill Goals this Season: “Improve my consistency in setting and improve my volleyball IQ.”

Volleyball Goals: “To play volleyball in college and to create long lasting friendships with my teammates.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’9″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’8″

Alyssa Davis

6’1″ Middle Blocker/Opposite, Class of 2019, #19

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Favorite Athletes: Serena Williams and Lebron James

Favorite Foods: Watermelon and pasta

Hobbies: “I like to draw, act, and model.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I would like to improve hitting with more speed behind the ball and a consistent, fast arm swing.”

Volleyball Goals: “I would love to learn to play all-around and to have the opportunity to play in college. :)”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 8’1″

Vertical Jump: 9’7″

Block Jump: 9’3″

Shelby Lackey

5’10” Middle Blocker, Class of 2019, #14

West Johnston High School

Favorite Athletes: “Simone Biles and Foluke Akinradewo are pretty awesome.”

Favorite Foods: “I love sushi and lasagna. Two completely different types of food, but my faves.”

Hobbies: “I am learning how to play the piano.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my directional hitting with my slides and 3’s.”

Volleyball Goals: “To find the best college scholarship opportunity to play volleyball competitively and study biology to be pre-vet.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 9’3″

Block Jump: 8’10”

Morgan Rogers

5’8″ Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker/Opposite, Class of 2020, #4

Jordan High School

Favorite Athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite Foods: Mac n’ cheese!

Hobbies: Dancing and listening to music

Skill Goals this Season: “This season I want to improve on consistency in my hitting and making my passes controlled to the target.”

Volleyball Goals: “I wish to excel and increase my skills in all aspects of volleyball.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’6″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’6″

Mackenzie Bademian

5’11” Outside Hitter, Class of 2019, #16

Franklin Academy High School

Favorite Athlete: Claire Kieffer-Wright

Favorite Foods: Pasta and chicken

Hobbies: Writing and making jewelry

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to become more athletic and keep my elbow high when I swing.”

Volleyball Goals: “To enjoy the last two years of my club career and then play college volleyball.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 8’11”

Block Jump: 8’8″

Felicita Garner

5’8″ Outside Hitter, Class of 2020, #8

Apex Friendship High School

Favorite Athlete: Lebron James (The Goat)

Favorite Food: Pasta

Hobbies: Babysitting and netflix

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my vertical.”

Volleyball Goals: “I want to become a better backdown player.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’6″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’9″

Katrina Ulbrich

5’11” Outside Hitter/Opposite, Class of 2019, #12

Panther Creek High School

Favorite Athletes: Earvin N’Gapeth, Ivan Zaytser, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings, and Taylor Sander

Favorite Foods: “Steak and tortellini alfredo, but my go-to junk foods are pizza and cheesecake.”

Hobbies: “I enjoy painting, sketching, digital media, and cooking.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my reaction skills and have a fun time with my teammates.”

Volleyball Goals: “My goals are to always work hard, until the end, and have a smile on my face.”

Video Link: Katrina Ulbrich YouTube Channel

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 9’1″

Block Jump: 8’10”

Alyssa Pieh

5’7″ Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #13

Leesville Road High School

Favorite Athlete: Darren Pieh (Dad), Jody Brown, and Emma Celentano

Favorite Food: Chicken nuggets and french fries

Hobbies: Volleyball, that’s it.

Skill Goals this Season: “To improve my serve receive consistency, and my defensive platform angles.”

Volleyball Goals: “To go to college for volleyball.”

Video Links: Alyssa Pieh Skills Video & Alyssa Pieh Live Game Clip

Standing Reach: 7’2″

Vertical Jump: 8’7″

Block Jump: 8’6″

Hannah Wander

5’5″ Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #7

Chapel Hill High School

Favorite Athletes: Micah Christenson, Brenda Castillo, Arisa Sato, and Lauren Janok

Favorite Foods: Cranberry bread, noodles, rice, sushi/sashimi, french fries, and burritos

Hobbies: Playing the ukulele, playing with my cat Felix, and singing for fun

Skill Goals this Season: “I would like to become more of a leader both on and off the court. I would also like to improve on my passing and digging as alway, and be more in control of my motions.”

Volleyball Goals: “For us to be in the top 5 of a major tournament! For me to have a 2.5 serve reception average in every match. And for me to talk more on the court in a tone in which people can hear and establishes my presence.”

Video Link: Hannah Wander YouTube Channel

Standing Reach: 7’0″

Vertical Jump: 8’4″

Block Jump: 8’2″

Caitlin Grubbs

‘ ” Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #6

Chapel Hill High School

Favorite Athletes:

Favorite Foods:

Hobbies:

Skill Goals this Season:

Volleyball Goals:

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach:

Vertical Jump:

Block Jump:

Marie Bennett

5’10” Setter, Class of 2020, #3

Jordan High School

Favorite Athletes: Serena Williams, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Laurie Hernandez

Favorite Foods: Pasta and pizza

Hobbies: Drawing

Skill Goals this Season: “To increase my court awareness, improve my vertical jump, and grow more comfortable running a quick offense.”

Volleyball Goals: “To continue to learn.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’8″

Vertical Jump: 9’1″

Block Jump: 8’11”

Megan Janok

5’11” Setter, Class of 2020, #2

North Raleigh Christian Academy

Favorite Athlete: Misty May-Treanor

Favorite Foods: Cheese and lasagna

Hobbies: Cooking and baking

Skill Goals this Season: “Improve my consistency in setting and improve my volleyball IQ.”

Volleyball Goals: “To play volleyball in college and to create long lasting friendships with my teammates.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’9″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’8″

Alyssa Davis

6’1″ Middle Blocker/Opposite, Class of 2019, #19

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Favorite Athletes: Serena Williams and Lebron James

Favorite Foods: Watermelon and pasta

Hobbies: “I like to draw, act, and model.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I would like to improve hitting with more speed behind the ball and a consistent, fast arm swing.”

Volleyball Goals: “I would love to learn to play all-around and to have the opportunity to play in college. :)”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 8’1″

Vertical Jump: 9’7″

Block Jump: 9’3″

Shelby Lackey

5’10” Middle Blocker, Class of 2019, #14

West Johnston High School

Favorite Athletes: “Simone Biles and Foluke Akinradewo are pretty awesome.”

Favorite Foods: “I love sushi and lasagna. Two completely different types of food, but my faves.”

Hobbies: “I am learning how to play the piano.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my directional hitting with my slides and 3’s.”

Volleyball Goals: “To find the best college scholarship opportunity to play volleyball competitively and study biology to be pre-vet.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 9’3″

Block Jump: 8’10”

Morgan Rogers

5’8″ Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker/Opposite, Class of 2020, #4

Jordan High School

Favorite Athlete: Serena Williams

Favorite Foods: Mac n’ cheese!

Hobbies: Dancing and listening to music

Skill Goals this Season: “This season I want to improve on consistency in my hitting and making my passes controlled to the target.”

Volleyball Goals: “I wish to excel and increase my skills in all aspects of volleyball.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’6″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’6″

Mackenzie Bademian

5’11” Outside Hitter, Class of 2019, #16

Franklin Academy High School

Favorite Athlete: Claire Kieffer-Wright

Favorite Foods: Pasta and chicken

Hobbies: Writing and making jewelry

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to become more athletic and keep my elbow high when I swing.”

Volleyball Goals: “To enjoy the last two years of my club career and then play college volleyball.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 8’11”

Block Jump: 8’8″

Felicita Garner

5’8″ Outside Hitter, Class of 2020, #8

Apex Friendship High School

Favorite Athlete: Lebron James (The Goat)

Favorite Food: Pasta

Hobbies: Babysitting and netflix

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my vertical.”

Volleyball Goals: “I want to become a better backdown player.”

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach: 7’6″

Vertical Jump: 9’0″

Block Jump: 8’9″

Katrina Ulbrich

5’11” Outside Hitter/Opposite, Class of 2019, #12

Panther Creek High School

Favorite Athletes: Earvin N’Gapeth, Ivan Zaytser, Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings, and Taylor Sander

Favorite Foods: “Steak and tortellini alfredo, but my go-to junk foods are pizza and cheesecake.”

Hobbies: “I enjoy painting, sketching, digital media, and cooking.”

Skill Goals this Season: “I want to improve my reaction skills and have a fun time with my teammates.”

Volleyball Goals: “My goals are to always work hard, until the end, and have a smile on my face.”

Video Link: Katrina Ulbrich YouTube Channel

Standing Reach: 7’7″

Vertical Jump: 9’1″

Block Jump: 8’10”

Alyssa Pieh

5’7″ Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #13

Leesville Road High School

Favorite Athlete: Darren Pieh (Dad), Jody Brown, and Emma Celentano

Favorite Food: Chicken nuggets and french fries

Hobbies: Volleyball, that’s it.

Skill Goals this Season: “To improve my serve receive consistency, and my defensive platform angles.”

Volleyball Goals: “To go to college for volleyball.”

Video Links: Alyssa Pieh Skills Video & Alyssa Pieh Live Game Clip

Standing Reach: 7’2″

Vertical Jump: 8’7″

Block Jump: 8’6″

Hannah Wander

5’5″ Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #7

Chapel Hill High School

Favorite Athletes: Micah Christenson, Brenda Castillo, Arisa Sato, and Lauren Janok

Favorite Foods: Cranberry bread, noodles, rice, sushi/sashimi, french fries, and burritos

Hobbies: Playing the ukulele, playing with my cat Felix, and singing for fun

Skill Goals this Season: “I would like to become more of a leader both on and off the court. I would also like to improve on my passing and digging as alway, and be more in control of my motions.”

Volleyball Goals: “For us to be in the top 5 of a major tournament! For me to have a 2.5 serve reception average in every match. And for me to talk more on the court in a tone in which people can hear and establishes my presence.”

Video Link: Hannah Wander YouTube Channel

Standing Reach: 7’0″

Vertical Jump: 8’4″

Block Jump: 8’2″

Caitlin Grubbs

‘ ” Defensive Specialist, Class of 2019, #6

Chapel Hill High School

Favorite Athletes:

Favorite Foods:

Hobbies:

Skill Goals this Season:

Volleyball Goals:

Video Link: Coming soon!

Standing Reach:

Vertical Jump:

Block Jump: