CA Top 250 Expo: Scouting Report 2026 Pins. Vol 1
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The debut of PrepDig’s California Top 250 Expo was an electrifying affair! Overflowing with an abundance of exceptional talent, the event undeniably showcased an impressive array of skills. To everyone who has been following my previous articles, I extend my…
The debut of PrepDig’s California Top 250 Expo was an electrifying affair! Overflowing with an abundance of exceptional talent, the event undeniably showcased an impressive array of skills. To everyone who has been following my previous articles, I extend my heartfelt gratitude for your consistent support. However, this specific piece is poised to take a more intricate path, delving deeper into the realm of a true scouting report. This article will be a more detailed analysis honing in on tendencies of prospects, rather than offering a broad overview of the athlete as a whole. Fret not, as there will be more forthcoming articles dedicated to spotlighting the distinctive qualities of our top prospects. Yet, this one is dedicated to dissecting the hitting tendencies of handpicked 2026 Pins.
Kalyani Olive, 2026: 6’2″ Outside for LACES and Los Angeles Volleyball Club
Baller TV Bib: 121 Court 2
Kalyani demonstrates an approach that is fundamentally strong, drawing power from a precisely executed back flight and a forceful left foot plant. Upon flight, she flawlessly transfers energy from her raised and tucked left arm to her fully cocked swinging arm, optimizing it for maximum power. By channeling her force over the top of the ball, Kalyani effectively leverages her power transfer in her snapping motion. Her rapid hip rotation further showcases her talents as a hitter, rendering her a challenging opponent to block. Concluding her attacking finesse, Kalyani ensures a stable landing on both feet, a practice crucial for injury prevention.
Ila Rose, 2026: 5’9″ for Outside for Centennial High School for Bakersfield Judy-16.
Baller TV Bib: 123 Court 2
Ila, a left-handed powerhouse, executes a flawlessly timed approach. Harnessing remarkable back flight, she leverages the full force of her approach to achieve maximum elevation. Employing a right arm tuck to amplify her power, Ila exhibits exceptional hip rotation, granting her a diverse array of shots. Her shot selection remains impeccable, navigating adeptly around the block. Notably, Ila consistently lands on both feet, a practice that not only prevents injuries but also ensures greater longevity in her performance.
Delilah Davis, 2026: 5’10” Right Side for Oaks Christian High School and Actyve.
Baller TV Bib: 107 Court 4
Delilah uses a concise three-step approach coupled with a swift back arm lift for maximum vertical. The rapid tempo of her approach presents a challenge for the block to properly align. Adding momentum to the ball, Delilah executes a lightning-fast arm swing accompanied by a robust and forceful snap.
Meaalofa Tauaese, 2026: 5’9″ Outside for Colony High School and Apex1 16 Black.
Baller TV Bib: 129 Court 3
Meaalofa employs a swift three-step approach distinguished by an extended arm swing crossing her body. Her technique avoids the backward motion of the elbow, rendering her exceptionally challenging to defend against with a set block. This cross-body swing grants her the ability to effectively target various zones. With impressive snap in her hits, Meaalofa demonstrates remarkable expertise in tactically utilizing the block to her advantage.
Abigail Lesagonicz, 2026: 6’3″ for Outside for Rancho Bernardo High School and Wave Volleyball Club .
Baller TV Bib: 117 Court 1
Abigail’s approach involves an extended stride complemented by a strong left planting foot. Utilizing a backward swing, she harnesses power for her jump. Her remarkable back arch significantly broadens her range of motion, enabling powerful hits on top of the ball. Employing a seamless transfer of momentum from her left arm to the right, Abigail consistently achieves solid contact in front of her body.
Charlotte McCully, 2026: 5’10” Right Side for Centennial (Corona) High School and Pipeline 16 Adidas.
Baller TV Bib: 118 Court 4
Charlotte’s approach mechanics are exemplary and textbook-perfect. Her precise footwork directs her accurately to the ball. Engaging in a substantial backward movement after a left foot plant, she skillfully employs a left arm tuck, ensuring maximum transfer of momentum from her backward motion to her swing. Thanks to her swift hip rotation, Charlotte navigates between hitting the ball down the line or executing a cross-court shot.