Posted On: 07/29/19 7:12 AM
It’s hard to find a conference in the nation with more variety and depth than the O-K Conference. Seven divisions make up this deep conference and all have some strong volleyball talent in the state picture.
The 2019 season should feature some exciting conference races. Let’s dive into what to expect this season. Due to the mass of the conference, we will look at three divisions now and four in the next installment.
O-K Gold Breakdown
Similar to 2017, Grand Rapids Christian ran the table in 2018 with a 12-0 record while East Grand Rapids finished in second place at 10-2. The Eagles turned that perfect conference season into a Division 2 state championship and are the preseason favorite to repeat as champs in 2019. GRC lost some key talent in Maria Bos and Olivia Nedd, but still return some of the best talent in the state. Jordyn Gates (Arkansas) is a senior leader at setter alongside senior Ayva Kooistra in the middle. Addie VanderWeide and Lauren Peal are junior outsides that earned All-Conference honors last year as well. EGR brings back some strong senior