Posted On: 04/22/18 9:54 PM

Husker recruit Lindsay Krause (Skutt Catholic) of Premier 15 Gold prepares for a serve during Saturday's action. (Photo by Berk Brown)

After a really solid 5-team, round-robinNext Level 18 Gold Tournament, here are some of the take aways I have from it, broken down by the teams.

Nebraska ONE 17 Titanium

Marriah Buss (Lincoln Lutheran) was Marriah Buss. No surprise there. Augustana recruit Lexie Langley (Archbishop Bergan) did not play because she dislocated her left knee cap during prom. Nothing major apparently, but she will be out a handful of weeks. 

I think perhaps my biggest take away of the whole tournament was just how impressive sophomore Lauren Taubenheim (Lincoln Pius X) has become. She looks like she's grown and is a legit 6'2 or 6'3 and she has big-time potential. Watching her play on Saturday, she reminded me of  aGatorade Player of the Year a couple years ago - Megan Wickey of Omaha Concordia who went to Ohio State before concussions put an end to her career.

Another huge take away for me on the day was how good Seward's Camryn Opfer played defensive. She dug up some serious bullets on the day. Really, really impressive.

Hope Leimbach

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