It’s officially summer time, and with that, it’s time to send off our 2018 players with the final rankings of their high school careers. We’ve updated the Class of 2018 rankings now that their senior years of high school –…
It’s officially summer time, and with that, it’s time to send off our 2018 players with the final rankings of their high school careers.
We’ve updated the Class of 2018 rankings now that their senior years of high school – and club volleyball – are over. Each day we will release more rankings until we get to the top.
For now, here is the player that finished #3. Congrats and best of luck in the future! Thanks for all you did to make high school volleyball in Nebraska so amazing!
#3 – Taliyah Flores, 5’8, Libero/OH, Papillion-LaVista South (Premier) – committed to North Dakota
What do you get when you combine the state’s best back row player with one of its best attackers? You get Papillion-LaVista South’s Taliyah Flores. Flores played club volleyball in Nebraska during her middle school years and then moved from Iowa before her freshman year to be able to play for the Titans. And from that moment on she was one of the state’s best all-around players.
She burst onto the scene as a freshman 355 kills and 378 digs and never looked back. She would finish her career at Papillion-LaVista South with 1,822 digs, 1,423 kills, 142 ace serves while serving at better than 97 percent and added 68 solo blocks.
As a senior, Flores had 432 kills (4.2 per set) while hitting .274 and added 403 digs, 27 aces and 24 solo blocks.
“Taliyah is a special player. She has a certain leadership aspect that is hard to describe, but you’ll recognize it immediately when you see her play. She will compete for time as a libero or defensive specialist pretty quickly once she gets to campus,” North Dakota coach Mark Pryor said. “Her range on defense and her explosiveness to the ball are going to fit right in with our defensive mentality. She is a fierce competitor, and that will help our gym culture. Defensively, she exudes an attitude of confidence in the back row, and she is a fierce competitor.”