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High Performance

Day one is done. Both the Youth and Select teams won in four.  It was a great first first match for both teams.  Stress filled and exciting.

Training Camp is complete and the teams look good to go.  All work ery hard and each player took several ice baths to overcome the muscle stiffness.

Congratulations to all that tried out this year! The coaches had a tough time makng the final decision.

Listed below is the 2015 Sun Country Select Team.

Olivia Dixson NM Jrs.
Alyssa Sianez El Paso Wildfire
Alyssa Heist El Paso Wildfire
Savannah Marenco El Paso Crank Legacy
Kaitlyn Cid Albuquerque Rebels
Madison Benway El Paso Stars
Karlyn Stevers Las Cruces Diamondbacks
Haley Branco Midland 3:23
Alex Hernandez El Paso Wildfire
Alyssa Belis Albuquerque Rebels
Alissa Miramontes Midland Volleyball Performance
Kaitlyn Glawe Amarillo Elite
Kali Kugler El Paso Wildfire
Margaret "Reese" Mann El Paso Wildfire


Listed below is the 2015 Sun Country Youth Team.

Briana Arellano El Paso Stars
Elyse Benavides El Paso Wildfire
Danielle Blanco
America Calloway Amarillo Elite
Alejandra Colorado
Alyssa Lanahan
Megan Martinez
Jayla Norman Amarillo Elite
Victoria Pearson El Paso Stars
Amelia Richardson Team Boss
Chelcie Spence El Paso Wildfire

This year our High Performance Teams will be heading north to Iowa. Keep your eyes open for tryouts beginning in February at a Regional Qualifying Tournament near you. Registration will begin two weeks prior to those tournaments. The tryout fee will be $50 for Online pre-registration and $65 for onsite registration.

2014 and 2015 Girls' Age Groups

Girls' Youth - Girls born in 1998 and 1999
Head Julie Allen, University of Texas El-Paso

Girls' Select - Girls born in 2000 and 2001
Head Coach Ben Wallis, New Mexico State University

Tryout fee is $50 with online registration and $60 with in person registration.

Those that have already tried out in Albuquerque, may come again. Bring your HP issued tryout shirt and register on our website under Tournament Regsitration and use the $25 registration button.

Registration Link

- Bring workout gear, water, Medical Release form, tryout shirts will be provided

Training Camp begins on July 16th

July 21-25, Des Moines, Iowa will host this year's HP Championships

The 2015 High Performance Championships for both boys and girls will take place July 21-25 at the Iowa Events Center (Hyvee Hall) and Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

Allen Named Sun Country High Performance Head Coach

UTEP volleyball assistant coach Julie Allen was named the head coach for the 2015 Sun Country High Performance youth team.

J. Allen

El Paso – UTEP volleyball assistant coach Julie Allen was named the head coach for the 2015 Sun Country High Performance youth team, which will compete at the High Performance Championship on July 21-25 in Des Moines, Iowa.

“We are proud of Julie (Allen), once again being chosen to coach for the Sun Country High Performance team,” said UTEP head coach Holly Watts. “It’s a great opportunity for our UTEP coaching staff to impact players from all over this area by yet another avenue. Her knowledge of the game allows her to help develop these young ladies’ level of play and to help grow the game in the West Texas and New Mexico region.”

This is the third year that Allen has been chosen to lead the Sun Country high-level team.

The High Performance Program bridges the gap between USA National Teams and youth volleyball programs across the country. The High Performance team is a developmental level of the United States Volleyball Association High Performance team designed to provide top training opportunities for volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and is intended to grow the pool of talented young players who may someday compete for a spot on the USA National and Olympic Teams.

Allen, who completed her fifth season with the Miners in 2014, has been active within the USA Volleyball High Performance system for four years. Last year, she led the Sun Country team to a ninth-place finish and guided them to victory in five matches at the championship

The first tryouts for players between the ages of 16 and 17 will be March 20th in Albuquerque, N.M.


The 2014 Sun Country Youth Team Members:

Kelsey Bell New Mexico Juniors Volleyball
Andrea Heist El Paso Wildfire
Victoria Pearson El Paso Stars
Paola Talamas El Paso Wildfire
Savannah Bush APAC Volleyball Club El Paso
Amber Daniel Jet Volleyball Amarillo
Samantha Metzler Jet Volleyball Amarillo
Briana Arellano El Paso Stars
Briana Bustillos El Paso Wildfire
Anna Detry New Mexico Juniors Volleyball
Alexandra Carmona El Paso Wildfire
Spencer Spier El Paso Wildfire


Head Coach Julie Allen - University of Texas El Paso
Contact Julie Allen for further information

The 2014 Sun Country Select Team Members:

Alissa Miramontez Divine VC
Shayla Ellison 3:23 Midland Legacy
Madison Benway El Paso Stars
Alyson Shuya El Paso Wildfire
Kaitlyn Holl Invaders
Allyja Ramirez Northern NM Fusion
Mia Olivo Guns Up
Elena Garcia New Mexico Jrs.
Briana Mortenson New Mexico Jrs.
Ciana Sorrels Amarillo Jrs.
Alyssa Belis Albuquerque Rebels
Alex Bozeman El Paso Stars
Emily Tweet Amarillo Jrs.
Avery Kyzer 3:23 Legacy


Head Coach Jenn DeVries - Texas Tech University
Contact Jenna DeVries for further information

Click here for Details on High Performance Phases

Click here for High Performance Financials


The High Performance Championships is one of USA Volleyball’s flagship events.

The 90+ team event features tournaments for both boys and girls that include teams from USA Volleyball Region HP teams.

International teams and teams from the USA Volleyball High Performance