Top Available Setters in the Class of 2020
Great teams and setters go hand in hand. Very rare will you see a team playing at the Resch Center and November and struggle with setting. Here are a few from the Class of 2020 that are still uncommitted as…
Great teams and setters go hand in hand. Very rare will you see a team playing at the Resch Center and November and struggle with setting. Here are a few from the Class of 2020 that are still uncommitted as to where they will play college volleyball, but have the tools and athleticism to take their teams for a deep postseason run and contribute at the next level.
Karlee Lois – Union Grove – Wisconsin Juniors
Lois has the offensive mindset to keep the defense off balance where she can jump and push it to the outside, quick tempo to the middle, or slam dunk it over the net. A decorated beach player as well, Lois has the all around skills to make it happen and lead a team with whatever it takes.
Maddi Kealy – River Falls – Kokoro
Kealy has been learning under River Falls setter, Izzy Barr who will now be playing at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. A member of the 16-1 Kokoro team that was in the top 15 at AAU Nationals this past summer, Kealy will have plenty of weapons to set to this fall. At just under six feet tall and a high volleyball IQ the time is now, and River Falls has the right pieces to make another state run.
Isabelle Schauer – Watertown – Milwaukee Sting
Schauer starts her game at the service line and dictates the tempo from there. A solid defender and a gritty presence on the court, Schauer was part of the Badger Region High Performance team this past summer running a 5-1. Schauer’s all around game is the key to her success as well as the rest of the team with a contagious style of body language and effort that her teammates feed off.
Alysa Drifka – Slinger – Milwaukee Sting
Drifka has the athletic ability to swing from a pin as well as set. A smooth release on the ball and solid training with Milwaukee Sting Gold last season has put Drifka into an elite category of setters. Slinger has always been on the edge of a breakthrough of the top tier of teams in the North Milwaukee suburbs and with a combination of other solid athletes, this could be a year for the Owls to turn some heads (no pun intended).
Kameri Meredith – Colfax – Matrix
Meredith comes from Colfax, a small school with a lot of athletic success. Meredith is a three sport athlete and has a competitive edge to go with it. The ability to play multiple positions and overall athleticism is what puts her with some of the top setters in her class and would be a great pick up at the next level.
Kalli Mau – Kimberly – Wisconsin Volleyball Academy (Title Picture)
Mau already has a state tournament under her belt, running a 5-1 for Kimberly last season and dishing out assists to Emily Scott who is now at Louisville. She will still have Maggie Cartwright on the pin who is heading to Arkansas. Mau is 5’10 and is a solid athlete who is also an All Conference high jumper for the Papermakers.
Jordan Armstrong – Verona – Capital Volleyball Academy
Armstrong came on extremely strong this club season for Capital Adidas 16. With Ella Foti going down with an injury for the season, it was Armstrong’s time to run the show. At 5’10 and a solid blocker and defender, Armstrong will use that momentum heading into Fall for Verona. Armstrong and fellow club and high school teammate Madelyn Kelley make quite the setter/middle combo.
Taylor Vanden Berg – Appleton North – Wisconsin Volleyball Academy
At 6’1, Vanden Berg brings an extremely physical presence to the net as a setter who can slam dunk a ball on two with in the ten foot line and also put up a big block. Vanden Berg will be one of the setters in the lineage of college level setters under Coach Steve Scheuerell at Appleton North and will be looking to lead the Lightning back to the state tournament.
Rachel Bohlman – Green Bay Southwest – FC Elite
Bohlman might be a bit of a secret, but at 5’11 and a high reach she is a complete athlete who will quietly climb up the ranks. A nasty serve and a solid defender, Bohlman will be one to keep an eye on her 17s year of club.
Setter Watch List
Alayna Ritter – Lake Country Lutheran – Midwest Penguins
Emily Wendt – East Troy – Motion (MVP)
Anna Pahl – Cedarburg – Motion (MVP)
Claire Chier – Lourdes Academy – Wisconsin Volleyball Academy
Ella Torkelson – Mercer – Northwoods Xtreme