Posted On: 07/5/18 12:04 PM

The USAV Girls Junior National Championship was intense. Every team there to win. And behind every win is a solid defense. Everywhere you looked were liberos or defenders being leaders on their team, taking an active role on offense as well as defense, and making digs I thought for sure would never be touched.

There were several Badger Region defenders who made an impact in Detroit:

Kady Stigler (Wisconsin Premier 15 Teal, Class of 2021, Menomonee Falls High School): Has an electric personality on the court. Through thick and thin, her teammates looked to her to pump them up and keep them motivated. Kady seems to fly over the court while simultaneously running a very controlled back row.

Mia Caputa (Wisconsin Premier 15 Teal, Class of 2021, Homestead High School): A very strong server as well as defender. Complements team libero, Kady Stigler well. Mia went on a 12 point serving run against Shockwave 15 Elite, and was a major player in their 25-10, 25-17 win over them.

Ally Longden (Midwest Penguins 15 Black, Class of 2021, Pewaukee High School): Every time you look at Ally

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