Posted On: 08/13/17 12:00 PM

Yesterday, we looked at the preseason top-10 teams in Class 3A. Today, we're tackling the Class 2A rankings, but as we hinted at yesterday (okay, it was more than a hint), there's a familiar team atop the rankings. 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 2A

  1. Maple Lake — The defending champions return six of their top eight players, including towering setter/right-side hitter Amber Klug and powerful outside Linsey Rachel, both All-State winners. Coach Marty Kiebel has been building this program for years, and it's paid off in spades the past few years. Expect the Irish to enjoy the "champion's parade" through their schedule this year. They'll be tough to beat for any program, let alone in Class 2A.
  2. Stewartville — Since 1981, the Tigers have made 23 state appearances in 36 years. We’re not ready to count them out, especially since their best players were underclassmen last year, including All-State libero Emily Rinken. Coach John Dzubay is the winningest coach in state history

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