Posted On: 08/13/19 4:20 PM

Arguably one of the strongest conferences in Division 3 volleyball, the Greater Thumb West Conference is tough! We're going to take a look at just what we can expect to see this coming season and where these teams could stack up against each other. 


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Our pick for conference glory goes to a program only in their second year in the GTW that showed big promise in 2018. In their first outing in the new conference, they managed to place fourth. Coming into 2019, Caro loses quite a bit as their kills and blocks leader, Ashlin Murphy, graduates along with libero Olivia Bringard and opposite Lilly Hessling. Despite such loss, the Tigers return the most and who they have come back are not ones to be taken lightly. Leading the ambush are seniors Kaitlyn Arebalo and Ellie Hornbacher.

Arebalo showed up last year showing off her versatility as the 5'10 lefty opposite took on setting duties when in the backcourt. Behind Murphy, she came in second in kills and blocks while also coming in second to Jenna Topham in assists. Hornbacher is another 6-rotation

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