Jessica Horwath

Outside Hitter 6 Rotations 

High School Class of 2023

Named Top 10 Pin Hitter in Illinois 

by Illinois Prep Volleyball

Hi, I'm Jess

HS Class of 2023, Outside Hitter

I am a 6'0" outside hitter and play national club, high school, and beach volleyball. I was honored to be named one of the top 10 pin hitters in Illinois and ranked as one of the Top 150 players in the U.S. by I was excited to be named to the AVCA Phenom List and receive the 2020 JVA AthLeader award for outstanding volleyball performance, leadership, and academic excellence. This fall I will be a sophomore (age 15) at Barrington High School (Illinois) and am the starting outside six on the Varsity team. My freshman HS season I ranked #2 in Illinois in kills for the Class of 2023 and had 17 kills in the regional semi-final victory. In the past I have played 6 years of travel soccer and 4 years of AAU basketball, and qualified for the state track meet in 100m hurdles and long jump. My goal is to attend an excellent academic university and play college volleyball.

Named Top 150 Player in U.S. 


I continuously work to improve my game by adding in upper and lower body strength workouts, cross training (rowing machine, VersaClimber, slide board, bike, 42"box jumps), and daily mental workouts. The mental workouts consist of positive identity statements, visualization, and the keys to being a difference maker on the court.


Cumulative GPA for freshman year is 4.462

Here are my 2nd semester grades:

Honors English          A

Honors Geometry      A

AP World History      A-

Latin 2 Honors          A+

Honors Chemistry      A

Intro to Engineering   A


Here are a few of my other academic accomplishments:

  1. Presidential Educational Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence

  2. National Latin Exam Suma Cum Laude in 2018 and 2019

  3. Math Olympiad Winner 2018

  4. Nuance Writing Flash Award Winner



JVA AthLeader Award


I was excited to receive the Junior Volleyball Association AthLeader Award for 2020, one of three freshman in the country selected for academic excellence, outstanding volleyball performance, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness. Here is a link to the announcement: 

JVA AthLeader Award 2020

Here is a link to the PDF of the award:

Jessica Horwath: JVA Award Winner




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