Posted On: 08/23/17 9:46 AM

Like clockwork, every high school volleyball season and handful of players come out of nowhere to establish themselves as one of the best in the state. It’s sure to be the case again in 2017 and here is a look at five players you may not have heard much about but that are about to become household names.


Jessie Brandl, 5-foot-8, junior, OH/Libero, Stanton, #13 prospect in Class of 2019

Brandl was a first team All-Class C-2 last year for a state championship team, so it’s not like she’s coming out of nowhere, but she’s about to establish herself as one of the best players in the state regardless of class.

Just five kills shy of being in the 600-600 club for kills and digs in a career, Brandl is the ultimate full-rotation player for the Mustangs although her projects as one of the best liberos in the state. She’s a slightly more athletic version of Hayley Densberger, the freshman walk-on at Nebraska from Malcolm. It’s that all-around athleticism that has kept her active in multiple high school sports and out of the major club scene, keeping her a big-time secret in the recruiting world. It’s very realistic to

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