Posted On: 08/4/19 11:20 AM
The greater Lansing area has a lot of hungry volleyball teams coming into the 2019 season. Three divisions exist in the Capital Area Activities Conference and each has some contenders in the state picture. Here’s a closer look at each of the three divisions for 2019.
CAAC Blue Breakdown
DeWitt is coming off a perfect run through the division a year ago, but the Panthers will have a big hole to fill in the loss of Miss Volleyball finalist Desiree Becker (Northwestern). Becker was a big presence at the net in both hitting and blocking. Good news for the Panthers is they had just three seniors graduate, so they return a solid foundation for 2019. Defense should be a strength behind Grace Marshall while Morgan Nobach, Karen Collins and Megan Poszgai will also be key. If DeWitt can develop some new go-to hitters, the Panthers will be a force in Division 1 again. Okemos finished two games back of DeWitt last year. The Chieftains lose four seniors, but have a lot of experience back, led by senior setter Natalie Thom. While losing some key hitters, Thom is an aggressive setter and Okemos was able to develop Bethany Hartman as