- Elite High Schools to Participate in Four-Team Volleyball Tournament, October 7-8
- All Games Available on ESPNU and ESPN+
ESPN will air the second annual GEICO Girls Volleyball Invitational on ESPNU and ESPN+ beginning Friday, Oct. 7. The two-day tournament, hosted at Papillion La Vista South High School in Papillion, Neb., brings together four elite girls high school volleyball teams from four states: Papillion La Vista South High School (Nebraska), Ponte Vedra High School (Florida), Skyview High School (Idaho) and Cathedral Catholic High School (California).
The GEICO Girls Volleyball Invitational was created as part of the ESPN Girls High School Series, along with the Girls Basketball Invitational.
GEICO Girls Volleyball Invitational Tournament Field (team notes and top college commits)
Ponte Vedra High School (Florida)
- Won the 6A state title in 2017, 2019 and 2020
- Top Recruits: senior MB Zeta Washington (Cincinnati), senior S Jessica Shattles (New Hampshire), senior OH Ava-Grace Redick (College of Charleston) and junior MB Chelsea Sutton (Tennessee)
Papillion La Vista South High School (Nebraska)
- Won five state titles in the past twenty years
- Top Recruits: senior L/DS Kenzie Dyrstad (Rutgers), senior MB Ava Greene (Concordia), senior OH/DS Stella Adeyemi (Hawaii), junior MB Morgan Bode (South Dakota), junior OH Lauren Medeck (South Dakota)
Cathedral Catholic High School (California)
- Continuously places in the top four of the CIF Division 1 and were CIF champions last year
- Top Recruits: senior OH Julia Blyashov (Stanford), senior RS Noemie Glover (Oregon), senior MB, Ryleigh Patterson (Harvard), senior OH Cate Schell (Tennessee), senior OH Milan Bayless (Colgate), junior MB Jenna Hanes (Michigan), junior S Amanda Saeger (DePaul)
Skyview High School (Idaho)
- Won four state championships in the past six years and have played for the state title seven years in a row
- Top Recruits: junior S Alex Bower (BYU), junior OH Alex Acevedo (Oregon)
GEICO Girls Volleyball Invitational Schedule
|Fri, Oct 7||5 p.m.||Skyview (Idaho) vs. Papillion (Nebraska)||ESPNU|
|7:30 p.m.||Ponte Vedra (Florida) vs. Cathedral Catholic (California)||ESPN+|
|Sat, Oct 8||5 p.m.||Third place game||ESPN+|
|7:30 p.m.||Championship game||ESPN+|
*Game times are listed in Eastern Standard Time
The GEICO Girls Volleyball Invitational was created by Paragon Marketing Group. Ticket and further event information can be found at: girlshsseries.com
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About Paragon Marketing Group
Paragon Marketing Group is a corporate consulting agency specializing in sports, entertainment and cause related sponsorships. Paragon manages the GEICO Girls Volleyball Invitational and has collaborated with ESPN over the past 19 years to deliver over 800 live high school sports telecasts featuring many of the top teams and players in the nation. Paragon collaborates with ESPN on the following live properties:
GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff & Showcase
GEICO Girls Volleyball Invitational
GEICO Top Flight Invite
GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase
GEICO State Champions Bowl Series
ESPN Girls Basketball Invitational
GEICO High School Basketball Nationals
GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase
GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals
GEICO High School Baseball National Championship
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