Posted On: 08/14/17 12:00 PM

Today is the final look at the Prep Dig Minnesota's preseason top-10 rankings, with the small schools taking center stage. We've already let the cat out of the bag in previous rankings stories on Class 3A and Class 2A, but we'll pretend that it's a surprise that we're naming another repeat champion as our preseason No. 1 team.

With young lineups that came through last fall, Eagan in Class 3A, Maple Lake in Class 2A, and Mayer Lutheran in Class 1A are poised to further fill their trophy cases this year.

Class 1A

  1. Mayer Lutheran — The Crusaders also have a host of top players back from a state championship team, led by All-State setter Madison Hucky. She’ll receive passes from top libero Mya Chmielewski and feed two outstanding hitters in Madi Beck and Sophia Heuer. It’s as well-rounded and deep a lineup as any in Class 1A.
  2. Caledonia — There’s a ton of talent in Section 1A, but Caledonia managed to emerge last year and reached the state final. The Warriors return setter Adrianna Reinhart and hitters Madisyn Heaney and Lydia Lange and will again be formidable. But it’s tough with

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