Stock Risers: Mizuno Premier Showcase 17-18 Gold Division
Here are the 5 players – listed alphabetically – that raised their stock the most at the Mizuno Premier Showcase 17-18 Gold Division Tournament on Sunday. Gabi Nordaker, Premier 16 Gold – As a MB/RS for Millard West, Nordaker had…
Here are the 5 players – listed alphabetically – that raised their stock the most at the Mizuno Premier Showcase 17-18 Gold Division Tournament on Sunday.
Gabi Nordaker, Premier 16 Gold – As a MB/RS for Millard West, Nordaker had just one match this fall where she had multiple solo blocks, but on Sunday she showed really good presence at the net, recording several blocks and also looked aggressive offensively. She had a really good showing against opposing line-ups that were generally older and bigger.
Holly Ochsner, Premier 15 Gold – Ochsner, from Lincoln Northeast, might be the DS for 15 Gold, but man does she make the most of the time she spends on the court. Playing along side libero Olivia Rouw, Ochsner flashed some great quickness and showed really good anticipation and ball control.
Olivia Rouw, Premier 15 Gold – Rouw didn’t see a lot of playing time this fall as a freshman at Skutt Catholic, but she showed she’s the real deal on Sunday. Combining with Ochsner, 15 Gold’s ball control looked well ahead of the curve for a 15s team and helped the squad push Nebraska Elite 18 MOAB to three sets in pool play.
Kenedy Schaecher, Premier 16 Gold – Staying with the defensive theme, the Gretna product looks like one of the rising stars among liberos in the state after putting together a standout sophomore season and showing some great back row chops on Sunday. With all the great offensive weapons 16 Gold has, Schaecher is the one that sets the table really, really well.
Kennedy Stormberg, Nebraska Elite 18 MOAB – When you really stop and think about it, what Stromberg has done with her volleyball career is pretty impressive stuff. As a setter in the team’s 6-2 offense, she helped guide MOAB to the title and played well all day. This, despite the fact she went her entire high school career at Omaha Marian without playing a varsity match. It’s a testament to her hard work and drive and that showed on the court.