Posted On: 12/19/17 9:20 PM

With the club season here several clubs and teams will approach 2018 with sights on the Girls’ Junior National Championships to be held in Detroit, MI (U15, U16, U17) and Anaheim, CA (U18). The GJNC is USA Volleyball’s pinnacle event for junior clubs. In anticipation of the big slate of qualifying events ahead we take a look back at highlights and star players representing Minnesota at the 2017 GJNC. Minnesota teams compete in and represent the North Country Region for USA Volleyball.

Next, we revisit the U17 age division of which there were 20 Minnesota teams that competed across five divisions - Open, National, USA, American and Patriot. The following is a list of results for MN-based teams, including links to their club’s website for additional information about them:

17 Open

Northern Lights 17-1 finished 11th with a 6-4 overall record. Their tournament ended with 2-0 loss in the Silver bracket semifinals. The Northern Lights 17-1 roster included Eleanor Holthaus Eleanor Holthaus 6'0" | S Rocori | 2018 State MN (Rocori HS) and Ella Ratzloff Ella Ratzloff 5'4" | LI East Ridge | 2018 State MN (East Ridge HS), 2017 MN high school all-state selections. 

17 National

Two teams competed in the 17 National division with M1 171 placing among the top-10 in 9th

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