Posted On: 06/16/21 9:57 PM

Over this past weekend, CEVA held its Regionals tournament where the top 18U, 16U, 14U and 12U teams from the region competed. 

For the 18U age bracket, the top five finishers were…

#1 NPJ 18 Forefront

#2 OJVA 17-1 National 

#3 OJVA 18-1 National 

#4 NPJ 17 National 

#5 Chaos 17 National 

For the first time this season, I had the opportunity to go watch these teams compete in person. I will be spotlighting the athletes from 2022, 2023 and 2024, who were an impact in their position and made an impression when watching.

2022 SETTERS

Photo: Jennifer Barnes

Shealyn Cecil Shealyn Cecil 5'5" | S West Linn | 2022 State OR , 5’6″, S, West Linn High School, Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy 

Cecil runs a 6-2 alongside fellow setter Sydney Moltrum (a 2022 Washington athlete) for the OJVA 17 National team. She is a highly efficient setter with exceptional decision-making skills. She does a great job hiding her set location and is very quick on her feet. 

Cecil has been the starting setter for West Linn High School the past two, running a 6-2 alongside Kate Griffin Kate Griffin 5'7" | S West Linn | 2021 State OR (2021). She was awarded Three Rivers Second Team All-League as well as 6A Third Team by PrepDig this past high school season. 

Cecil is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2022.

Photo: OSAA

Kate Doorn Kate Doorn 5'10" | S Summit | 2022 State OR , 5’10″, S/RS, Summit High School, North Pacific Juniors, University of Idaho 

The highest-ranked 2022 setter in the PrepDig rankings, watching her run the show is quite the experience. She is athletic, moves exceptionally well, oozes confidence, and is an all-around stellar player. The balls comes off her hands clean, and quick. She plays with loads of maturity and will be fun to watch compete at the next level. 

Doorn has been the starting setter for the past two seasons for Summit High School. She was awarded Mountain Valley Honorable Mention All-League her sophomore year. This past season she was awarded Mountain Valley First Team All-League and to the 6A All-Star team by PrepDig. 

Doorn has committed to play at the University of Idaho for the fall of 2022. 

Photo: Athena VB

Kendal Ishida Kendal Ishida 5'5" | S Clackamas | 2022 State OR , 5’7″, S/DS, Clackamas High School, Athena Volleyball Academy 

After watching Ishida set for the Athena 17 Gold team, it is clear she is a vocal leader for her teammates. She does a great job keeping the energy high for the team both on and off the court. She is very fast and manages to get her hands on pretty much everything. 

Ishida has been on the Clackamas High School varsity team since her sophomore year. 

Ishida is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2022.

Photo: Coach

Laila Leaks Laila Leaks 5'10" | S South Salem | 2022 State OR , 5’10″, S/RS, South Salem High School, North Pacific Juniors

Leaks took on the entirety of the setting load this past weekend for the NPJ 17 National team, with two of three rostered setters out with injury. Running a 5-1 for the team, she runs the offense well, getting her middles involved and mixing up the set locations. She is very athletic and dynamic.  She is an incredibly athletic and dynamic player, who confidently runs the offense. She uses her height to her advantage and puts up a very strong block.

She has been on varsity since her freshman year at South Salem High School. As a sophomore, she was awarded Mountain Valley Second Team All-League. This past season she was awarded Co-Mountain Valley Player of the Year, Mountain Valley Second Team All-League and to the 6A All-Star team by PrepDig. 

Leaks is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2022.

Ellie Wallace, S/DS, Clackamas High School, Chaos Volleyball

Wallace did a great job setting a 5-1 for the Chaos 17 National team, helping them to a fifth-place finish at regionals as their first year as a club. She has shown a lot of improvement throughout this club season. She is really fast and moves well on the court. 

This was Wallace’s first season on Clackamas High School’s varsity team. She saw court time as a setter and a defensive specialist. 

Wallace is currently not committed to a school for the fall of 2022.