State Tournament: Class AAA Breakdown
Wednesday night Class AAA kicked off their MSHSL State Tournament. These players have been training all year for these moments so let’s take a look at some of the athletes. Addison Wills HEIGHT null POS OH CLASS 2025 Addison Wills…
Wednesday night Class AAA kicked off their MSHSL State Tournament. These players have been training all year for these moments so let’s take a look at some of the athletes.
Wills was a big part of the huge front line for Detroit Lakes. She led the Lakers with 6 blocks and 8 kills in their 3-0 sweep of Grand Rapids.
Bjella was hitting all the spots that she could find Wednesday night. She did a great job of mixing up power with finesse and even a little of both with a high finish that drops the ball into the deep corners. Bjella collected 10 kills while hitting a .368 and recording 1 block.
Riess was gaining momentum as the match went on. She started using the block and hitting a lot of deep shots to score at will. At one point, I thought she may actually own both the 1 and 5 corners. Riess led the Tigers with 16 kills, hitting a .520 and contributing 3 aces.
Johnson has a really aggressive style of play at the net. She was working hard in transition and really clicking with her setter. Johnson led her squad with 9 kills and 2 blocks.
Stauffer has some really great digs against a high powered offense. She was all over the court making plays and keeping balls in play.
Drake caught my attention when she took a hefty rip on the ball. She is very aggressive at the net and it pays off. I really like her style of play. Drake recorded 12 kills while hitting a .455.
Drake was everywhere on the court. She was getting a hand on everything and frustrating the opposing attackers. Drake led the court with 14 digs, 3 assists, and 2 aces.
Nelson caught my eye when she took a wicked swing on the ball. Then I noticed she had 4 kills while hitting .364. She also contributed 7 digs and 2 assists.
Opatz did a great job at finding ways to expose the blockers hands. She recorded 4 kills, 10 digs, and 1 block.
I loved Nelson’s hustle to keep the ball in play for her squad. She was solid in serve receive while also recording 9 kills and hitting a .211. She added 2 assists, 1 ace, 10 digs, and 3 blocks.
Wegman showed off a really great use of the thumb down finish in order to go down the line from the right pin. This is a high level intentional skill that can score a ton of points. Wegnman led the court with 10 kills while hitting a .474 and added 2 digs.
Malvey caught my attention when she took a big swing on the ball and put it away. She led her team with 5 kills, 1 dig, and 1 block.