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Club 2021: A Look at Twelve 17s Teams

Iowa’s Club Ignit Select returns everybody to defend its NIT title (and much more!) in the 17s division this season.

Our first Preseason Club Rankings list is coming! Until then, we thought we’d highlight some 17s teams we’re excited to see in person very soon – 12 of them right here! There are many, many more we can’t wait to cover, and the teams listed below do not necessarily make up those in the top-10 of the 17s rankings.

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Let’s see what’s changed, what’s the same, and what we can expect from some big players in the 17s game from around the country! (See our release last week about ten 18s teams we’re excited about.)


1st Alliance 17 Silver (Illinois) – Not too
many 17s teams qualified for USAV Nationals in the 16s division last season
before everything was shut down… but through the Windy City Power League, 1st
Alliance did. Illinois HS volleyball is scheduled for this spring, so these
athletes will play both HS and club in the same season. Physical and skilled
with 6-3 OH and Ohio State recruit Chelsea Thorpe and 5-9 OH Jordan
taking swings on the left and 6-2 MB Greta Hoogstra, a
Colgate commit, 1st Alliance will be dominant in blocking and
attacking. With the addition of 5-11 setter Katie Russell, who is a
superb combination of smart, offensive, and accurate, as well as libero Juliana
, the success of this team will only grow as its confidence playing
together does, too.

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    January 12, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Its amazing you guys over look Madfrog all the time its ok drive nation just loss to madfrog in the championship match at Mlk this past weekend. Not to mention we have 9 top D1 athletes on the team.

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    Sloane Green

    January 13, 2021 at 7:37 am

    This is not a ranking, as stated in the article.

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