Washington Top 250 EXPO: Seniors In Play!
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We love to have seniors at our Top 250 Expo events; players at the top of their craft with experience in the big moments provide a blueprint for younger athletes who may just be beginning their recruiting process. The 2024…
We love to have seniors at our Top 250 Expo events; players at the top of their craft with experience in the big moments provide a blueprint for younger athletes who may just be beginning their recruiting process. The 2024 class is well represented at the Expo in Lynnwood this weekend, and we would love to see even more registered before the big day this Saturday!
CHECK OUT THE 2024 ATHLETES SIGNED UP CURRENTLY:
Blankenship-Poydras is an electric outside from Garfield High School and was named the Metro League Sound Division MVP this season. A high flyer and fierce competitor, she led the Bulldogs to the District playoffs for the first time since 2016. Blankenship-Poydras is excellent when passing-to-hit, and her overall athleticism allows her to play defense and block on the pin at a high level. The arm swing is what makes you say “wow” of course, she is quick off the floor and keeps the ball in front- then whips through it to terminate.
Yoel is the Lake Washington captain as well as the libero, and the four-year varsity player just finished her career for the Kangs in the State Championship match. Teams attempted to serve away from her this season, Yoel was able to increase the amount of court she covered and range out of here area in serve receive. Her own serve is a flat, hard, float with a nasty dip just prior to reaching the back line. She knocked teams out of system all season- including several in the championship match against Mead.
The 6’1 senior from Marysville-Pilchuck High School has committed to play at the next level for Stanislaus State in California. Carter has the ability to play all three positions along the front line, her height and length make her an ideal blocker no matter where she lines up. The versatile Carter exploded in a 5 set win over Snohomish this season, recording 24 kills and 32 digs, hitting .365 and chipping in 2 aces, 3 blocks and handling 16 first contacts in serve recieve,
Red Elk is now checking in at 6’1 and the middle blocker shows the ability to turn the ball and score when she is on the attack. Her athletic ability is intriguing as a prospect, she can attack off one foot and has the power to hammer a ball off the block, and still appears to have room to develop her game. Her excellent length and frame project Red Elk as a dynamic MB for the program who makes the investment in her as a player!
Dittoe is a longer than listed 6 footer, and she has a snappy arm when attacking from the right side. Her foot work is stellar, she turns and runs to get well past the 10 foot line, then has a slow to fast approach before making solid, high hand contact. Dittoe is not just pounding to the middle back either, she can turn hard angle and drive the ball down the line. As a blocker she eats up smaller attackers on tight sets with her press, we look forward to seeing her at the Expo!
The Lake Stevens senior led her team to the state semifinals in 4A, contributing in all facets of the game. She made players as a blocker and defender, tallied kills in the 5-1 and kept finding her teammates for great opportunities to score. She can locate her sets when she is forced to use her platform and on the run, allowing the offense to stay on track even in scramble play. Eichert is one of the top ranked setters in the state and will play at Westminster (UT) next season.
Heskew can do everything on the court- we have not seen her as a middle blocker but she could probably make it work! She has a natural arm swing off either pin, and can make an adjustment and swing off of one foot. Her location is dialed in as a setter, and she has racked up 20 digs in a match this season. The Monroe senior moves with an easy glide and has good springs, hammering down overpasses and cleaning up jousts at the net at 5′ 7. Heskew is a versatile prospect with a good overall feel for the game and solid athleticism.
Prep Dig is putting on the Washington Top 250 Expo for Class of 2024-27 prospects on Dec. 2 in Lynnwood. https://events.prepdig.com/e/907/register/washington-top-250-expo to sign up for the event. Check out the attendee list to see the great players from across the state who have already signed up. https://events.prepdig.com/e/907/attendees
We are at 85 players and counting and have added awesome athletes daily! See you there!
The Washington Top 250 Expo is being held in a familiar spot for volleyball players and parents- The Academy Sports Center in Lynwood, home to Washington Volleyball Academy- WVBA . Players from all levels and any club or school within the age range are welcome! Don’t be afraid to make the trip across the mountains- we have prospects from Wenatchee, Kamiakin, Spokane Valley, Kennewick, and more ready to compete and play with top prospects from across the Westside and Southwest of the state. I encourage you to check out the players’ attending list- the energy level will be high, the competition fierce and the coverage extensive.