Class of 2020 Setters to Watch
The class of 2020 is packed with powerhouse hitters and emerging athletes at the net, but what about the position that directly correlates to a team’s success? What about the setters!? Being an underclassman setter is incredibly tough, and these athletes deserve some love for their early success and upcoming improvements.
Brooklyn Schram – Papillion La-Vista
Ranked #9 overall in 2020, Schram is the highest ranked setter in this class. At 5’11”, the sophomore led the Monarchs with 1127 assists on the season and to a state semifinal match. Schram’s quick hands give her precise accuracy and the ability to push the ball across the court, which is a lot tougher than she makes it look. With even more experience, her game will elevate to the next level as a she heads into her upperclassman seasons. Schram will sharpen her skills this winter and spring with Premier 16 Gold, and is currently undecided on college plans.
Rhianna Wilhelm – Heartland
Wilhelm comes in at #20 and has had two fantastic seasons setting for the Huskies. As a freshman she tallied 715 assists and this year improved to 751. The sophomore also led her team to the state tournament where they were defeated in the first round. Wilhelm will play on the VCN 17 Elite team this club season. Wilhelm also got on the attacking side of the offense and finished the season with an impressive 107 kills.
Annika Evans – Waverly
Annika is ranked #23 in the class of 2020, but perhaps she is underestimated. Setting both her freshman and sophomore years, Evans is a player that is skilled beyond her years. She finished the 2017 season with 830 assists. The Vikings went 21-12 on the season but played a hefty schedule and missed out on the state tournament by just a few points. Evans is seasoned in all aspects of the game as she tallied 367 digs this season. Her natural leadership qualities and athleticism, as well as fine-tuned skills, make her a good underclassman setter. With reps this club season with VCN 16 Elite, she will have the chance to prove herself to be one of the best setters in the state.
Izzy Lukens – Millard North
Also a second year setter, #24 ranked Izzy Lukens lead the Millard North offense to state this year and finished the season with 1181 assists. Her freshman year she tallied 1058 assists, which is extremely impressive for a freshman setter in Class A. Lukens’ quick and strong hands give her accurate location when distributing the ball and her crafty out-of-system plays on offense keep the other team guessing. It takes a skilled setter to run a quick tempo offense, like that of the Mustangs, but Lukens is pushing the ball with ease as well as strategy. Lukens will play club with Schram for Premier 16 Gold.