Posted On: 03/3/18 9:31 PM

On the final weekend of the Heartland Cup Power League, there were several standouts in the pool play portion of competition on Saturday at the Abbott Sports Center in Lincoln.

The championship brackets for the Open divisions this weekend will be completed on Sunday at Nebraska Elite in Omaha. Here is a look at players who stood out that I got a chance to watch on Saturday.

The best player on saw on the day was junior Anna McLain (Lincoln Pius X) of VCNebraska 17 Black. McLain was dropping the hammer all afternoon and is simply an impressive athlete. McLain is currently ranked #49 in our Class of 2019 rankings and has a really bright future ahead of her if she wants to play college volleyball. A little undersized at 5’10, McLain’s sweet spot for college would be mid-level Division II or NAIA – where she would be an absolute standout.

A player who really deserves a lot of credit as well for VCNebraska 17 Black is Jessica Malizzi (Gretna). The 5’8 OH/DS is ranked #154 in the Class of 2019 rankings, but Malizzi has really worked her tail off over the past few years to become a really nice,

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