Class of 2024 All Star Team
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After the Junior Nationals I normally put together an All tournament team. For this year it will be a class of 2024 All Stars. The team is limited to 12 players. Coaching more than that and finding playing time for…
After the Junior Nationals I normally put together an All tournament team. For this year it will be a class of 2024 All Stars. The team is limited to 12 players. Coaching more than that and finding playing time for all would be a challenge. Below are the players representing the class of 2024 Prep Dig all DMV team (Virginia/Maryland and D.C.).
Player of the year –(Metro – pictured above)
Left sides –(Metro), (Paramount), (River City)
Middles –(Metro), (Metro), (Paramount)
Setters –(Metro), (Blue Ridge), (Virginia Juniors)
Right Side –(Virginia Elite)
Libero/Defensive Specialist –(Metro), (Beach Elite)
The strength of this team sits with the setters. They all can hit enough to play right side. We can even mix and match with a 5/1 or 6/2 to confuse the defense. In addition,as a right side gives you an extra setter as well as firepower from the position. Lots of options here.
The other strength that clearly stands out is left side. One of the top left sides in the country and an offensive piece you can utilize in the back row. In baseball parlance, a five tool player who can do just about anything, although setting might pose a challenge.
The left sides are all six rotation players so the need for a defensive specialist is not great. However, when you have two players as talented asand they can serve dual purposes. They both play excellent back row and can certainly improve the passing and defensive play no matter how well the left sides can play the position. They can also provide opportunities to give your left sides a breather and not feel worried about the quality of the back row play. The big thing you lose is the offensive potential in the back row.
With the talent level on this team, it would be disappointing not to win a national championship.