Sixth-grader Marissa J. is one of 11 players from across the country selected by USA Volleyball for the beach USA Girls U13 A1 National Team. Marissa is a setter with A5 Volleyball Club in Alpharetta, Georgia, and plays on the 12-1 Jing Team.
Last week, USA Volleyball held a virtual invitational only round table session for the National Team athletes. Dr. Peter Vint, USA Volleyball Chief of Sport and several renowned professional volleyball players including Angie Akers, Sarah Sponcil, and Sean Scott participated. Marissa was invited to participate as a 2020 USA Volleyball High Performance Indoor athlete and a USA Girls U13 A1 National Team beach athlete. Marissa received a personal congratulations for her volleyball achievements, helpful tips about competing on an elite level, and an opportunity to ask personal questions and receive feedback.