Versatile Setters Sneak Peek for Top 250 Expo
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There are not a lot of setters attending Top250 Expo this time around. Here is a look at who will be there and what to look forward to as they begin to connect with hitters and run the offense. Setters…
There are not a lot of setters attending Top250 Expo this time around. Here is a look at who will be there and what to look forward to as they begin to connect with hitters and run the offense. Setters in my opinion, have the hardest job at the Expo because they have to start making a connection right away with unfamiliar hitters. They have to begin to lead and orchestrate an offense immediately.
Class of 2025 5’8” Setterfrom Lincoln East. Fresh off a State Tourney berth a few weeks ago Johnson had a stellar junior campaign. She kept the Spartans humming with 590 set assists. The most impressive part of her play is her defensive prowess. She had 223 digs this past fall and definitely does her job of playing defense and letting libero set the pins. She chipped in 19 ace serves as well. She has great hands and gets her feet to the ball as well.
5′ 7 ” Right Side Carlie Talbot from Norris Talbot who was emerging last spring in the Class of 2026 had an ACL injury during club practice last spring so was unable to play this past fall for the Titans. She can play great floor defense, but play on the right pin and can swing or set. She is cleared to play and is working hard to get back on the floor and make an impact. It will be fun to see what she can do Saturday!
Class of 2026 5’8” Setter Katilyn Bodnar had a breakout sophomore season for the Duschesne Cardinals. Bodnar has strong wrists and a great touch on the ball. She can set it from pin to pin effortlessly. She does a really great job of squaring to her hitters and giving them a great ball to pound away at. Bodnar had 556 set assists, 26 ace serves and 164 digs. Looking forward to see her set some great pin hitters Saturday.
Another sophomore Setter 5’6” Setter Natalie Perkinson from Omaha Concordia took a huge leap from 12 set assists her freshman year to 910 her sophomore season for the Mustangs. She also chipped in 14 ace serves and tallied 212 digs. She plays great floor defense and does a nice job of reading hitters as well. Perkinson is versatile and could be a great defensive specialist as well. With time her serve can be a big factor in her stock as it is hard to read for defenders.
Class of 2025 5’8” Setterfrom Ralston. Wiley was a bright spot for the Rams team this fall. She was a leader out on the floor and can do a little of everything. She had 232 set assists, 138 kills, 125 digs, and 27 aces. Willey does a nice job of seeing the open court and bringing energy to her team. It will be interesting to see how she connects with other hitters on Saturday and how her level of play rises.
All of these players are versatile players, it will be fun to see how they connect with the hitters around them on Saturday! I am anxious to get a more in depth look at each of these players.