Posted On: 03/26/19 2:54 PM

The thankless position of libero can go unnoticed often, but it is a great position for young players to learn if they hope to develop in a collegiate player. Here’s a look at some of the liberos/DS's in the Class of 2021 that are making a wave over the last year and should continue to improve up recruiting charts over the next two years.

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  1. Olivia Kowalkowski, Notre Dame Prep/Michigan Elite: An unsung hero for the Division 2 runner-up Notre Dame Prep, Kowalkowski was a consistent player in the back row that allowed the Fighting Irish to get the ball to their loaded hitters. She had 609 digs this fall while racking up 81 aces. Kowalkowski continues to improve her abilities as part of Mizuno 16 during the club season.
  2. Lara Sebastian, Rochester Adams/Legacy: Sebastian really had a breakout fall for Rochester Adams as she faced the stacked hitters in the OAA Red. Sebastian had close to 550 digs for the Highlanders and now is getting to defend against more great hitters as part of Legacy 16-Elite.
  3. Rachel Jennings, Novi/Michigan

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