Posted On: 09/7/18 5:55 PM

Cedar Rapids Washington held its annual varsity invitational, hosting some of the states best. Here are 5 things we learned at the invite. 

Xavier is a force. Early in pool play they did not have to play 6'5" Creighton commit, Eve Magill, but when they did in bracket play they became even more unstoppable. Between Akeela Jefferson and Eve Magill, Xavier will make a deep run this post season. They pass well, have a great setter in Jaz Yamilkoski, and have so many offensive weapons it is unfair. 

Solon should be ranked. Solon has been playing very smart, allowing them to win matches no one thought they could. Senior setter and right side, Rachel Nelson, is leading this team with her ability behind the service line. Her serve is lethal and frustrates teams, she also has an extremely high IQ which keeps her team steady.

Dike New-Hartford is still strong. A big question mark going into this season, was powerhouse DNH. With the loss of Texas commit, Sydney Peterson, and UNI commit, Baylee Peterson no one knew if they could still make a run. Well after watching them at the Warrior Invite, we have no doubt in our minds they will. Morgan

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