First-Years Providing Big Impact into Postseason
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Kamryn Cocherl Kamryn Cocherl 5'10" | MB Pleasant | 2027 OH – PleasantThe 5’10 middle is one of the best offensive producers in the freshman class. As Pleasant takes on Centerburg next, Cocherl is coming off of 21 kills and…
The 5’10 middle is one of the best offensive producers in the freshman class. As Pleasant takes on Centerburg next, Cocherl is coming off of 21 kills and a .471 efficiency in their most recent playoff win over Amanda-Clearcreek. She is averaging over five kills per set this season at a 45% kill rate. She has been over 20 kills several times this season, including a career best 28 kills in early October in a tough five-set loss to Galion.
Laila Redd – Wayne
The GWOC “Special Mention” selection for 2023 was the only postseason honor for a first-year prospect recently announced by the league. Wayne has steadily improved the quality of their play over recent seasons and have a bright future with Redd producing as she is this early in her career. At this point of the season, with some teams still competing in the postseason play, Redd is fifth overall among GWOC kills leaders at 171 total kills on the season. In their most recent win over Northmont she had a team high 19 kills without an error for a very impressive .655 efficiency.
– Mount Notre Dame
MND has made a nice surge in the latter half of the season and into postseason play. A big reason for this is the increased production and impact from freshman setter Hubbard. She has a great skill foundation that combines well with some moxy, big energy, and growing confidence in her ability to compete night over night in the tough GGCL. She finds herself fourth in the GGCL in total assists and is probably one of the more dynamic and athletic setters among the top distributors in the league. She is quick, controls the ball well with high hands at the top of her jump, has quick release, and combines that well with good elevation that benefits her on the defensive side at the net also. In MND’s most recent win over Oak Hills, Hubbard had 39 assists.
Although Circleville’s season ended in a tight 3-2 battle to New Lexington, Edgington did her part to keep their postseason hopes within reach. She had a team high 21 kills on a 52% kill rate that was as her season average just ahead of four kills per set for her first varsity season. The 6’2 lefty middle had 347 kills on the season showing glimpses of what she is capable of at the net with her length and arm that can develop big pace. Defensively, she had 106 total blocks as well.
– Bishop Fenwick
The Eagles take on a tough Badin team in their next postseason matchup. Meiring, a 5’11 outside hitter, has led this team offensively all season at 4.4 k/s. The Eagles, 16-6 overall, have relied on her arm often as she has seen well over twice as many offensive attempts as any of her teammates. With a .270 efficiency and a 45% kill rate, these are respectable numbers given the volume of work she has seen. She has good arm control and capitalizes on her length and contact point especially through the quicker tempo options she gets at the left pin in their offense.