GameChangers at the Washington Top 250 Expo!
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This content series is sponsored by GameChanger – The Official Scorekeeping, Stats, Team Management & Technology Partner of Prep Dig. The Top 250 Expo in Washington featured 90+ athletes from the 2024-2027 classes, and the event was staffed by players…
This content series is sponsored by GameChanger – The Official Scorekeeping, Stats, Team Management & Technology Partner of Prep Dig.
The Top 250 Expo in Washington featured 90+ athletes from the 2024-2027 classes, and the event was staffed by players from the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific and WVBA coaches among others. It was an outstanding collection of talented players, terrific college athletes and experienced coaches.
These six players sparkled for our sponsored GameChangers feature. Coaches at the event mentioned these players in glowing terms, and not just for their play. Great attitude, confidence, court presence, leadership, a winner- this was just some of the feedback these Game Changers received at the Expo.
The top libero in the 2025 class rankings did not disappoint on or off the court. The Lakeside libero has amazing energy, outstanding skills and a relentless positivity with anyone she meets. It’s a special talent to be able to motivate all the players on both sides of the court during a warm up drill on a wet, early Saturday morning in December- Gao was encouraging and leading everyone right from the jump. Her play was outstanding, and coaches consistently pointed to Gao as a difference maker at the Expo.
Wiese had coaches singing her praises Saturday. “Legit, super physical, plays with urgency and purpose” was just one compliment she received. The 2025 middle blocker had a presence on the court, her power as an attacker and blocker showed out during positional drills and six-on-six play. It’s not power only with the Eastside Catholic standout, she carries a 4.6 GPA and has enough finesee to jump set to the pin when a second ball comes her way- she surprised the coaches and the attacker with that move!
Kamiak High School was in the house at the Expo, andcaught everyone’s attention with her smooth swing, aggressive approach and solid, high contact point. A 2027 prospect, Bigby showed impressive improvement from the end of last club season to the end of her first varsity high school season this year. She played with confidence on the pin and has the look of an OH who will be ready to take critical swings for her team this club season. She is a long, lean 5’11 and moved the ball around effectively in scrimmage play, scoring down the line and attacking sharp angle.
The Prairie High School freshman spent the majority of the high school season playing at OH, we were glad to see her come to the Expo and compete as a setter. She has terrific size for the position and was able to push the ball to the pins from various angles and was accurate when she was forced to set using her platform. Jacoby has a natural attackers mentality when she is setting, and that kept defenders off balance in the scrimmages. The 2027 prospect has great upside at the setter spot, she is one to watch this club season!
The Expo coaches watching Poydras play were shocked that the 2024 OH from Garfield is not yet committed to a college program. One longtime area coach mentioned how much improvement she has seen in the last two seasons in the seniors overall play as a six-rotation player in all phases. She has always had an amazing vertical and a big arm, her communication and focus on passing/defense was next level at the event on Saturday. Poydras was one of the first athletes coaches nominated as a top performer on the day, she was outstanding in all phases.
The Lake Stevens sophomore will be part of the WVBA 18’s this season, and she plays with an intensity and drive that will serve her well against the top competition in the 18’s division. Eichert is competitive and confident, and was nearly impossible to stop at the Expo when she received a well located set. She is physically tough, strong and well conditioned, and that translates to the court allowing her to take 50 swings in a match without losing her fastball due to fatigue. Eichert recently earned a well deserved Maxpreps Sophomore All-American award for her high school season, the 2026 continues to show why she is the top ranked prospect in her class.