Here at PrepVolleyball.com, we begin covering the club game at the 15s age division which typically means these athletes are freshmen in high school. However, we know that there are some dynamite players on 15s teams across the country who have yet to play a high school volleyball match because they are in the eighth grade.
The USAV Championship Manual outlines the age definitions so that an athlete who was born from September of 2003 to August of 2004 is required to play in the 15-and-under division. That means an "old" eighth-grader who was born in August before school begins will jump up to play with (almost-all) ninth graders on the 15s team.
We have broken this list of standout eighth-graders into two parts: the first of which (this one!) players are required to play up because of her birthday; the second part includes those who are needed on the older team or are looking to be challenged against older opponents. Of course, sometimes it's both.
Below, we identify 13 eighth-graders who play one age group above their classmates with the 15s due to their birthday and two more who have unique birthdates, too.
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