Day 1 of USA Nationals Volleyball gets rolling today with the top 14 and 15-year-olds in the nation competing for a National Championship. This also starts some of the early evaluation period for the Class of 2026 as coaches start compiling early lists for next June. We took some time to watch highlights of four of those prospects that we will be trying to keep an eye Day 1.
Jayden Robinson, Houston Skyline, 6’2 OH, Ridge Point High School
Houston Skyline produces a lot of top recruits every year, and this year is no different. Robinson (and several of her teammates) are already considered top prospects in the 2026 class. Robinson, a 6’2 outside hitter, was named to the AVCA Phenom watch list last year as a Freshman. She has one of the best down-the-line shots in the tournament and her explosive frame will help lead one of the top teams in the USA.
Addison West, Premier Nebraska, 5’11 OH, Omaha Skutt Catholic
West is already on many watch lists to be one of the top-ranked prospects in Nebraska next year. PrepVolleyball has her as one of only two Nebraskans on their top 100 watch list. Her film shows an athletic attacker who can be affective anywhere on the court, scoring from various spots with regularity. West is a vital OH who played in every set for a strong Skutt Catholic last year. If she continues the upward trajectory that she’s been on, she will definitely be on short lists for the 2026 class.
Audrey Flanagan, Southern California VC, 6’2 OH, Mira Costa High School
Flanagan is the #2 ranked OH in California for 2026. She is also the number two-ranked prospect in the state. She will be playing on a stacked SCVC team and is a walking kill just waiting for a chance to swing. She has excellent ball control and can take over games if needed. Her size definitely helps her court vision, but her upside is huge and she can absolutely take over a match at USA’s.
Elle Schara, Michio Chicago, 5’11 OH, Crown Point High School
Schara burst onto the Indiana state scene last prep season and is already a top prospect in the Hoosier State. The well rounded Schara became the top hitter and top option as a Freshman at Crown Point. She had 12 kills in the State Championship game and a 20-kill match earlier in the State tournament. PrepDig has her ranked 14th in Indiana, and she will play for the home team Michio Chicago at Nationals.