The state of Washington is preparing for a weekend packed with club volleyball with the return of the Puget Sound Region Power League after a two-week break. Between Saturday and Sunday, teams from three different divisions will be in action…
The state of Washington is preparing for a weekend packed with club volleyball with the return of the Puget Sound Region Power League after a two-week break.
Between Saturday and Sunday, teams from three different divisions will be in action across the 26 courts split among nine different venues in the Evergreen State.
Some of the very best players in the entire state will compete this weekend and to help you know where to look at, we’ll highlight a few suggestions of players worth your attention in each position when the ball starts flying this weekend.
Today we’ll focus on some of the most promising outside hitters.
– Seattle Jrs 18 – HS: Arlington – 2022
A 6’1” outside hitter with tremendous offensive potential,is a key piece in her Seattle Jrs 18 team. Besides helping the team with her potent offense, she also has significant importance in the backcourt with her technical and efficient game. Mekelburg has committed to Abilene Christian and ended her high school career on a high note after she produced 364 kills, 107 digs, 185 passes and 70 aces for Arlington.
Sophie Caoili – PS U17 Navy – HS: Kentridge – 2023
Sophie Caoili stands out in her role as a facilitator due to the efficiency she has in her actions on the court. Extremely technical, the 5’7” outside hitter is outstanding on the backcourt, which makes her sometimes be used as a defensive specialist. She’s more aggressive and explosive than many would expect at the net too, being a genuine two-way player who’s capable of making an impact on both sides of the game.
Ivy Brown – DaKine Warriors 16 Surf – HS: Silas – 2024
Ivy Brown is another outside who can do-it-all on a volleyball court. She has great offensive potential standing at 5’10” but is also extremely technical and efficient with her backcourt duties. Brown has a powerful approach and her ability to hit different sets in different directions makes of her really difficult to stop at the net. She has registered 211 kills, 149 digs, 159 passes and 54 aces in sophomore high school season with Silas.
Alani Taliloa – NPJ Seattle 16 National – HS: Mt. Rainier – 2025
Alani Taliloa appeared during the last high school season as one of the most promising outside hitters of the class of 2025. Very explosive at the net, she has all the tools to be an offensive force and has produced really well in her freshman season, delivering 161 kills, 152 passes and 51 digs in just 50 sets.