Eighth-Graders Playing Up, Part II: The Challengers
Players featured in this article:
OH | Mizuno Long Beach
OH | Infinity
Julia Blyashov | 2024
Ireland Henry | 2023
L | VC United
Jordyn Dailey | 2024
MB | Triangle
Bergen Reilly | 2024
S | Kairos Elite
Laney Choboy | 2024
L | NC Volleyball Academy
Jaida Sione | 2023
MB | Drive Nation
Mia Tuman | 2024
S | PGH Elite

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.

We have broken this list of standout eighth-graders into two parts: in the first part, here, we recognize 15 players who are required to play up (or down) because of her birthday; the second part (this one!) includes those who are needed on an older team or are looking to be challenged against older opponents ("The Challengers"). Of course, sometimes it’s both.

This list includes 24 eighth-grade athletes playing 15s, five more who play above the 15s division, and we’ve also listed 16 others who we know are eighth graders making an impact at an age above their classmates… that’s 43 on this list alone and 60 on the two lists combined.

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