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Founded in 2012, Ignite Elite has quickly evolved into one of the premiere youth volleyball programs in Northwest Indiana.  Just some of what our girls have accomplished so far:

  • Nineteen All Americans
  • Sixteen USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships Top 10 finishes
  • Three USAV Girls' Junior National Championship Top 3 finishes
  • 100% of our 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, 2020 and 2021 senior athletes are going on to play collegiately

We invite you to look around our website to get a better understanding of who Ignite-Elite is and how your daughter will benefit by being a member.  You may also contact Club Director Michelle Thompson directly, at

    Congratulations to our college bound athletes!





    Talia Messana - University of St Francis

    Emily Neetz - Prairie State College

    Charmaine Richardson - South Suburban College 

    Julia Jennings - Olivet Nazarene University


    Samantha Warren - Valparaiso University

    Allie Dockins - Knox College


    Madeline Whaley- Ohio Wesleyan University


    Bella Kuechenberg - Florida International University

    Reece Kral - Ball State

    Morgan Chacon - Florida State University

    Peyton Yelich - Virginia Tech

    Christina Dal Santo - Purdue Northwest

    Jenna Dal Santo - Purdue Northwest

    Alexis Woodburn - St. Mary of the Woods

    Sarah Spangler - Marian University

    Abby Negri - Purdue Northwest




    Rachel Bontrager - Western Michigan

    Alyssa Chronowski - Michigan State

    Brittany Anderson - Valparaiso University

    Alexa Wright - Trinity Christian

    Abby Armold - Bethel

    Lydia Smit - Trinity Christian

    Lexi Pitsas - Northwestern

    Bri Figueroa - Trinity Christian

    Jocelyn Meraz - South Suburban College

    Alyssa Hill - Walsh University



    Sydnee VanBeek - Ball State

    Anne Clark - University of Saint Francis

    Lauren Mack - Felician College

    Julia Kruzan - St. Joe Renssalaer

    Eudora Negri - Purdue University Northwest

    Malerie Mech - Beloit College

    Alyssa Stepney - Elmhurst College



    Allison Rohn - Palm Beach Atlantic

    Kate Bontrager - U Indy

    Savanna Zakman - University of Pikeville 

    Kaitlyn Bell - Manchester University

    Carly Cappello - Ball State

    Alyssa Born - Chowan University

    Tori Foster - Drury University



    Madyson Anthony - Saint Joe's Renssalaer

    Hayley Serbin - South Suburban College

    Asya Hobbs - Lake Erie College