Posted On: 08/16/19 5:32 PM

Liberos are so important for a team’s success.  They are making the first contact 75% of the time, the 2nd contact 25% of the time, and determine whether their team will operate in or out of system.  And yet, who gets the glory? Typically, the one who got the big kill or block.  Here’s a look at some dynamic defenders going into their senior seasons.

Amber Bischel

#22 Amber Bischel – 5’7 – Germantown – Committed To Ole Miss

We sometimes forget about a team’s defense when we see there are several offensive weapons to worry about. A team gets excited to return the ball but then realizes Bischel is on the other side and they will have to try a lot harder for that kill.  Bischel’s consistent first contact allows her team to stay in system and establish multiple offensive weapons. She had over 563 digs and 70 assists for the Warhawks in 2018. Bischel has already passed the 1,000-dig mark and should have no problem getting to the 2,000 milestone this fall after playing with Wisconsin Juniors 17-1 squad in the 2019 club season.

#60 Ashley Sharkus – 5’8 – Oconomowoc

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