USAV 16s: Day 4 Show Stoppers

It was that type of day when all the stars stepped up in efforts to will their teams to the podium as the 16s age group wrapped up on the final day of the club season at the USAV Girls Junior National Championships on Thursday in Chicago. We were on hand for the fantastic ending, one that saw Arizona Storm 16 Thunder lift the championship trophy after knocking off 1st Alliance 16 Gold in the final. Below, we highlight our Show Stoppers from the last day of action.


By Chris Tobolski and Christine Phillips

Hannah Kenny S 1st Alliance 16 Gold: Kenny is a fun backrow setter with great hands and location. She’s quick and strong and able to make any set.

Kenna Cogill MB Arizona Storm 16 Thunder: Cogill – a 4-star recent Oregon commit – is long and impactful at the middle position. She’s a tough cover offensively with her whippy and ability to send balls flying. She’s also takes away a lot of space at the net blocking.

Keri Leimbach L Nebraska One 16 Synergy: Leimbach – a recent Nebraska commit – is an energetic libero who flies around making hustle plays. She’s a sharp passer too.

Tekoa Barnes OH Tribe 16 Elite Cardinal: Barnes – a 3-star recruit – can get up and bring it on the outside. She’s a solid attacker with a strong arm and was putting balls down in big moments.

Morgan Madison L Hou Skyline 16 Royal: A 4-star recruit, Madison was among the standout defenders with the way she was going all out in her role. She plays under control and makes tough plays look routine.

Kassidy O’Brien S Hou Skyline 16 Royal: O’Brien – a 5-star Kentucky commit – runs a great offense and keeps all her hitters involved. She has a nice touch and locates well.

McKenna Garr L Northern Lights 16-1: Garr – a 3-star recruit – also caught our attention with her defensive tenacity and sharp passing out of serve receive.

Maddie Smotherman L Madfrog 16 Green: Smotherman – a 3-star recruit – was another libero who was patrolling the back row with a passion. She was making hustle balls and helping keep her side in the rally.

Audrey Nuckols OH/RS SG Elite 16 Roshambo: Nuckols, a 3-star recruit, can hit from either pin with her smooth yet powerful swing.

Avery Boothe RS Club One AZ 16Platinum: Boothe, a 3-star recruit, is a 6-4 wall on the right side.

Sydni Vice OH MJVA 16 Elite: Vice, a 2026 4-star recruit playing up a division, has a limitless ceiling. She can attack from anywhere efficiently and the featured piece of the MJVA offense.

Jordyn Dugi L AZ Sky 16G: Dugi, a 3-star recruit, is a smooth yet tenacious defender who doesn’t quit on plays.

Zoe Haan OH ARIZONA STORM 16LIGHTNING: Haan is a ball-control oriented outside who can swing with the best of them AND then throw in a shot here and there.

Ryan Murphy S JJVA 16 Teal: Murphy, a 4-star recruit committed to Florida State, has nice length at the setting position. She does a good job of getting all her hitters involved with her distribution.

Olivia Guzman MB MVA 16 Pedro: Guzman, a 4-star recruit, is incredibly fast, jumps well and was putting away impressive kills.

Damisi Osibodu MB H Skyline 16 Black: Osibodu is an athletic gem with a lot of upside in the middle.

Chloe Elarton S CoJrs 16Shannon: Elarton, a 3-star recruit committed to Georgia, distributes the ball well from pin to pin.

Takyla Brown S AJV 16 adidas: Brown, a 3-star recruit, is an undersized 5-1 setter that has a great touch on the ball. Her athleticism helps her defensively at the net.

Sophie Bridges L TAV 16 Platinum: Bridges, a 3-star recruit, is quick and was making ups consistently. She was also strong out of serve receive.

Ava Lloyd OH MVP United 16 Red: Lloyd is a ball control minded outside hitter who can also get on the ball in a hurry and unload.

Ashby Zubchevich OH CITY Volleyball 16 Gold: Zubchevich explodes off the ground and gets in the air quickly. She has a fluid swing and can rip the ball.