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Sophia Van Name ‘25 Recruiting Profile

  • The Mount Vernon School
  • Women's Volleyball
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Sophia Van Name's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
Dominant Hand:
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
Approach Jump
Block Jump
9ft 8in
Standing Reach
7ft 9in

Personal Statement

My main goal is to play competitive college volleyball while earning a college degree in biology. Playing volleyball at a collegiate level is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I know I must take. I understand that academics play a huge role in my life, but volleyball has taught me persistence, discipline, perseverance, and grit. 

I have the discipline and drive to be a versatile player. Being left-handed, at my club team, I am a right side. I am also the starting all-around right side and setter on my varsity team. I am a hardworking team leader who is dedicated, adaptable, and passionate. I am driven and motivated to play with integrity. I am a coachable player who is an encouraging teammate and is always ready to work hard. I give my all in practice, but I work extensively outside of practice to further develop my skills to become better and stronger to play the sport that I love at the next level. You will always see me in the gym with a smile on my face improving my skills and consistency. It is essential to be a well-rounded player, so I work extensively inside and out of practice. 

Coaches have described me as having the biggest personality and the most positive, energetic voice on the court. They have called me a big fiery ball of energy who won't take no for an answer and will keep trying until she gets it right.

This sport is always on my mind, and it lives in my heart; being on a team for me is being a part of a family. Being able to support my teammates and seeing them have an amazing play makes me so happy. My passion and love for volleyball are endless. I know it takes hard work, dedication, and desire to be at the next level. I believe I will be a great asset to your program. 

 “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”
—Michael Phelps


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2022 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Area, MVP, Captain
  • Team Awards:
    Regional 3rd Place, Sectional 3rd Place, Conference 3rd Place, First school appearance in Final 4 for State Championship
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #7
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region
  • Team Awards:
    Regional Champs, Conference Champs, Sectional Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 7 seasons
  • 2023 A5 (17-2 (Open/USA/Premier))
  • 2022 A5 (16-2 Stephen)
  • Notes: Named AAU All-American, 2023. My team was Runner-Up at AAU Nationals (2nd place out of 146 teams in Premier Division). Received All-Star award for individual performance throughout the tournament.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2021 A5 Volleyball Club (15-3)
  • 2020 A5 (14-3)
  • 2019 A5 GA (13-4)
  • 2018 A5 GA (12-3)
  • 2017 North Atlanta Volleyball Club (NAVC) (12-1)

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Angel Gonzalez Escobales

Additional Sports

  • Swimming
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Freshman Team
  • Mount Vernon School Three Sport Award (swimming, volleyball, track).
  • Martial Arts
  • 6 Years
  • Club/Travel Team



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High School Information

High School:
The Mount Vernon School

Academic Accomplishments

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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • inducted 2023 Head of School
  • Award
    • Three-Sport Award
  • Award
    • Honor Roll. AAU Academic All American 2022
  • Activity
    • Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta (Troop 13560)
  • Activity
    • Girls Scout troop leader
  • Activity
    • Girl Scout Silver Award (second highest award in Girl Scouts): My Girl Scout troop worked with our State Senator to require vaping education in K-12 school curricula. Our bill was passed into law on 3-20-2021. Physical training Molecular Gastronomy/baking Electric guitar and acoustic guitar Painting Legos

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