MVP United is Ready for Another Standout Season

January 2, 2023

NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD - MVP United Volleyball Club will enter its 13th club season and 3rd under United Sports Academy's roof in January. Since its inception, the club has brought home 3 AAU National Championships, the most recent from last June with the MVP United 15 Red Team coached by Club Directors Rick Pruett and Melissa Smith.

MVP United will feature 21 club teams for the 2023 season from 11 to 18 and under teams. These teams will travel throughout the Midwest to various tournaments from January to April, with a few going on to compete in the 2023 AAU Nationals in Orlando in June.

"We could not be more excited for the 2023 season to get underway!" states Melissa Smith, Director of Volleyball. "We are looking forward to working with our athletes and coaches to maximize their growth throughout the season."

A ton of talent will be returning this year including our high school athletes who had stand-out seasons and led their programs as captains, in stats, or with post-season awards. We'd like to give a huge congratulations to our MVP United athletes and coaches on their High School Post-Season Honors!


MVP United 15 Red
15 Club AAU National Champions

Missouri River Activities Conference (IA)

Coach of the Year
Ashley Vandestouwe (Sioux City East Head Coach)

Sophomore of the Year
Maliyah Hacker (Bishop Heelan)

Freshman of the Year
Ava Lloyd (Sioux City North)

MRAC Elite Team
Maliyah Hacker (Bishop Heelan)

All Senior Team
Madalyn Welp (Sioux City North)

All Junior Team
Sidney Chamberlain (Sioux City North)
Kiley Elgert (Sioux City West)
Stella Kuehl (Sioux City North)
Olivia Mentzer (Sioux City East)

All Sophomore Team
Maliyah Hacker (Bishop Heelan)
Hollie Peterson (Sioux City East)

All Freshmen Team
Ireland Jackson (Sioux City North)
Ava Lloyd (Sioux City North)
Korbin Olorundami (Sioux City West)
Breanna VanDenTop (Sergeant Bluff-Luton)
Kinslee Walrod (Sioux City North)
Mia White (Bishop Heelan)


War Eagle All Conference Teams (IA)

First Team
Bailey Boeve (Hinton)
Ashlyn Kovarna (Hinton)
Carly Hicklin (Hinton)

Second Team 
Gabbie Friessen (Hinton)

Honorable Mention
Jadyn Hofmeyer (Unity Christian)

Western Valley Conference (IA)

Unanimous First Team
Brooklyn Roder (Lawton-Bronson)
Jordan Shull (Westwood)

Lakes Conference (IA)

Honorable Mention
Hailey Anderson (Storm Lake)

Lewis & Clark Conference (NE)

First Team
Tori Walker (Homer)
Gracen Evans (Ponca)

Honorable Mention
Alli Brown (Wakefield)

Dak12 Conference (SD)

South All-Stars
Head Coach Mary Miller (Dakota Valley)

Logan Miller (Dakota Valley)

First Team
Logan Miller (Dakota Valley)
Sophie Tuttle (Dakota Valley)

Third Team
Sophia Giorgio (Elk Point)


"I'm very excited to start a new season with MVP United," states MVP Club Director, Rick Pruett. "Our tryouts were strong and the talent of our teams this year are the best we have had. 2023 looks to be a great year for MVP! Our athletes are excited, our coaching staff is the best in the area and eager to get on their court with their athletes. I look forward to some great things for MVP this year!"

MVP United Volleyball Club is located at 300 Centennial Drive; North Sioux City, SD. Visit for more information about training and our 501(c)(3) non-profit club organization.

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