Top 250 Expo Dallas: Top Performers – Vol 2
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The Prep Dig Top 250 Expo made its second stop in the state of Texas last weekend, reuniting several of the top prospects in the Dallas region for a two-hour session at the Southwest Athletic Center, in Carrollton. There was…
The Prep Dig Top 250 Expo made its second stop in the state of Texas last weekend, reuniting several of the top prospects in the Dallas region for a two-hour session at the Southwest Athletic Center, in Carrollton.
There was some great volleyball being played and several prospects took full advantage of the opportunity to raise their stocks by producing at a very high level during the event. Here are some of them:
Capangpangan was one of the several setters we got to watch in action in Dallas on Saturday. She’s very technical, but also very athletic, bringing the best of both worlds to the court. Her touch on the ball is great and she remained accurate with her locations during the entire day. During the match-like drills, it was possible to see that she likes to run a fast-paced offense and keep all her hitters involved. Her length and her athleticism also help in other areas of her game and make of Capangpangan a well-rounded prospect.
The dynamic Aguilar was among the most impressive liberos to get on the court on Saturday. She worked hard for every ball and displayed great technique to deliver the ball to the setters. One thing that stood out in Aguilar’s game was her effort to always get in a position where she could face her target when passing the ball, which gave her much more precision and reliability. She also did a good job setting in transition during the match-like drills.
Heard did an excellent job at both pins, especially on the offensive side of the game. Very athletic, she was really impressive when getting off the floor and made contact with the ball at a very high point, having great success in her swings – she would target the end line when facing big blockers and hammer the ball straight down when hitting at an open net. Although her offense is heavily based on the physical tools, Heard also displayed great vision and resources to put the ball down when she was set out of system. Her big and smart blocking also showed up on some occassions.
I got the feeling that Smith flew a little bit under the radar during the event, but I saw tremendous potential in her game. A long and athletic lefty, she had some great moments swinging from the right and proved she can be an offensive threat. She made contact with the ball at a very high point and found some incredible angles, especially hitting sharp angle. Her length and athleticism also make of her a strong presence at the net when blocking.