Players from Class of 2024 Whose Stock has Climbed
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Below are the players whose stock climbed after the club season. ended. The high school season comes soon. With the upcoming opportunities hope to see some new players enter the picture. Mailinh Godschall VA #3 DS/L #1 HEIGHT 5'7" POS…
Below are the players whose stock climbed after the club season. ended. The high school season comes soon. With the upcoming opportunities hope to see some new players enter the picture.
libero (Metro) – When you already sit in the top ten it becomes tough to rise much higher. Mailinh played such a superb libero at the Junior Nationals. The Duke commit reminded me of the Flash with her ability to get to balls that appeared ready to hit the floor. Setter dumps and hitter tips failed to score with Mailinh swooping in to bring the ball back up. Excellent quickness and anticipation. Mailinh moved from 6 to 4 in the rankings.
middle (Paramount) – The loss of to Metro forced Paramount to move to outside. Harlan then replaced Kiylah as the go to middle. The Fairfield commit became almost unstoppable. Her quicks hit the floor hard and fast and her quickness allowed her to move to the pins to shut down large areas of the court. She also sprouted a couple inches to 5’11”, allowing her to exceed the 10 foot club with her approach jump. Harlan moved from 35 to 24 in our rankings.
middle (MVSA Starz) – One coach came up to me in exasperation and asked me if I know who number 5 was. We just couldn’t stop her. Many coaches shared that same moment with the 5’11” middle. Her long arms give her great extension. She also appears to have great awareness on the court. That allows her to find the empty space on the floor when she takes her swings. Christina moved from 55 to 33 in our rankings.
libero (Paramount) – She started the season as the defensive specialist. By the end of the season she captured the libero role. Paramount used a two person passing system, so finding a libero that could move to the open spaces on the floor in serve receive proved critical. She also brings good anticipation to the defensive end positioning herself to eat up the hitter’s attacks. Natalie moved from 65 to 36 in our rankings.
right side (Blue Ridge, number 12) – I watched a lot of Blue Ridge games, but failed to notice Ashlynn until she moved to right side. At 5’8″ she stands short for a middle. Even at right side, for blocking purposes coaches would like to see a little more height. Regardless, when Ashlynn got set the ball went down. She takes her game to James Wood to defend their state championship. Ashlynn moves from 42 to 37 in our rankings.
left side (Maryland Juniors) – Maryland Juniors runs a 5’1. The 5’11” left side flies high. Maryland Juniors likes to run a fast offense. Deviana has the quickness to attack the shoots on the outside. She brings a lot of velocity to her hits but can also change it up with a roll shot. Loves to paint the line on her hits. Did not see any back row play so improvement in that area would be good. Deviana moved from 80 to 40 in our rankings.
left side (East Coast Power Marble) – She played well at the Junior Nationals. At 6’1″ she brings good height to the left side that opponents find difficult to block. She also has the flexibility to play right side if a team requires a strong block against a left side hitter. Currently a three rotation player who can put up a good serve. Maura moved from 58 to 50 in the rankings.
libero (Metro) – Metro carried two six rotation left sides and for the libero. Needless to say, it was difficult to find playing time during the junior nationals. The Air Force commit does play a solid back row and during the regular season was given opportunities to play libero. One of the first things you notice about her is her 5’11’ height. Obviously, that brings a lot of length to the libero position. Eve moved from 66 to 55 in the rankings.
right side (Paramount) – One of the first things that struck me about Nia since the high school season was her height. She now lists at 6’0″ with an approach jump hitting 10’1″. She also brought some more velocity to her attacks. Definitely a player to keep your eye on. Nia jumped from 113 to 64 in our rankings.
right side/middle (Blue Ridge, number 21) – Blue Ridge had a rough time in Junior Nationals at the National Division. Keleigh though shined hitting from the right side. In one set she put together at least 5 kills in one rotation in the front row, including one attack from the left side. At 5’10 she brings decent length to the outside. She plays for the West Virginia powerhouse Musselman where she finished number three in kills to her Blue Ridge teammate and Hannah Howard. Keleigh moved from 112 to 97 in our rankings.