Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia
Druga Kragujevacka Gimnazija
Career at UMBC (2021):
- Spent the 2021 season as one of the best setters in the country at Maryland Baltimore-County out of the America East Conference.
- Named the America East Championship Most Outstanding Player, guiding the Retrievers to the NCAA Tournament where they faced No. 3 Pitt in the first round.
- Named to the America East All-Championship Team and the America East Second Team-All Conference.
- Recorded a league-best 11.11 assists per set in conference play as UMBC finished first in the America East in hitting percentage, kills and assists.
- Shined the brightest in the postseason, racking up 54 assists and 17 digs vs. Stony Brook in the conference semifinal.
- Added 51 assists and 10 digs in a 3-2 win over Albany in the conference championship.
- QUOTE FROM COACH POOLE: “Jelli has a tremendous amount of experience and we are excited and lucky to have added her to our team for this year. Jelli had high-level training in Serbia at a young age and in fact, Milica Kubura was one of her heroes as she was growing up. Jelli can run a good offense and played a huge role for her team at UMBC last season.”
Northeastern Junior College (2019-21):
- Played three seasons at Northeastern Junior College.
- Third Team NJCAA Academic All-America in 2019.
National Team Experience:
- The seventh Serbian-born player to suit up for the Garnet and Gold, which includes All-Americans Visnja Djurdjevic, Mira Djuric and Milica Kubura.
- Has first, second and third-place finishes at the Balkan Championship.