Posted On: 08/2/18 10:33 AM

When it comes to defense in volleyball, many look to the libero as the defensive player, after all that is their main job.  However their job is made much easier when she has a block that is set, teammates around her that know their place and their zone of coverage.  The middle blocker has to know what hitting combinations she is up against, what setter tendencies are, then to move, jump and put up a wall is no easy combination of skills.  In the state of Minnesota there are plenty of defenders who put their team in position to run a clean offense and terminate. Here are just a few.

Mari Hinkle - Senior - Libero - Rosemount

Committed To UCLA

Hinkle brings a pure grit to the floor, a scrappy defender, but more importantly someone who is always in the right position. This past July, Hinkle was named All Tournament for Northern Lights at the USA National Championships enroute to a national championship.  She will be taking her game to the Pac 12 and the UCLA Bruins which also has some Minnesota flavor with Jenny Mosser, a Lakeville South alum who is also

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