15 National USAV: FC Elite, Midwest Penguins Top Prospects
FC Elite 15 Navy and Midwest Penguins 15 Black will be kicking off play today (Tuesday, June 26) in Detroit for the USA Volleyball National Championships. These two teams have been trading wins back and forth all season with MWP…
FC Elite 15 Navy and Midwest Penguins 15 Black will be kicking off play today (Tuesday, June 26) in Detroit for the USA Volleyball National Championships. These two teams have been trading wins back and forth all season with MWP earning the National bid by defeating FC Elite in the Badger Region Qualifier back in March.
Both teams will be bringing in highly talented squads of players who will be entering their Sophomore year of high school (most of them). FC Elite has three players who have yet to see a day of high school and will be prospects to keep tabs on in the next couple of years in Saige Damrow, Karissa Kaminski, and Myka Roethel all of Howards Grove. Midwest Penguins out of the Waukesha area has a well balanced attack and a solid defensive core that been the key to their success all season.
FC Elite Prospects To Note:
Cora Behnke, Outside Hitter – Oconto High School – Class of 2021
Behnke has been one of the top outside hitters in her class for the state of Wisconsin. At just over six feet tall Behnke brings a physicality to the court that gives her an edge in scoring points from the front of back court. With a high contact point, Behnke definitely has a strong cross court shot, but can also turn it down the line.
Emma Mans, Middle Blocker – Fort Atkinson High School – Class of 2021
Mans is such a dominant force in the middle at 6’2 and very athletic. The coaches at the Division 1 level will definitely be taking note this week with Mans and her ability to get from pin to pin and transition to make herself available to hit. With a high motor and aggressive style, she is definitely one that will continue to rise through the recruiting ranks.
Linnea Willer, Outside Hitter – Freedom High School – Class of 2021
Willer has made a huge improvement since the beginning of her club season and is continuing to develop as a prospect on the rise from the pin. At 6’2, Willer could play on either pin and brings a lot of power in her swing. With more work on her variety of shots and backcourt game Willer will be a force to be reckon with and an “X Factor” for FC Elite this week.
Midwest Penguins Prospects To Note:
Jordan Berglin, Outside Hitter – Pewaukee High School – Class of 2021
Berglin can flat out fly. An outside hitter with a variety of ways to score, Berglin will be a major impact for Pewaukee High School who will making the jump to Division 1 this Fall. Berglin’s game is in her ability to jump and adjust her shot. With great vision, her ability to erase an off the net set will be key this week in Detroit.
Alexis Boling, Middle Blocker – Waukesha West High School – Class of 2021
Boling is springy, athletic, aggressive, and just finds a way to score points for MWP. A solid connection with setter, Hailey Boelter-Eberhardt, Boling is able to hit a variety of tempo sets and is also a quick pin to pin blocker. Boling was named to the Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open All Tournament Team which is among the best players in the Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin area. Boling will also be at the High Performance camp in July.
Kayla Lewinski, Right Side – Sussex Hamilton High School – Class of 2021
Lewinski is high energy, high motor, and such a spark for MWP. Lewinski has a solid foundation of all around skills that gives her team an outlet to the right side and is also a major block on the right side giving the opposing outside fits. Lewinski is just under six feet tall, but has a major upside that will continue to develop. If the progress made over the past club season is any indication of her continued development, watchout! She will be a dominant player in the Milwaukee area for the next few years.