Posted On: 09/26/19 7:19 PM

I haven’t been shy this summer or fall about hyping up just how good the #1 team in Class D1 – Diller-Odell – is this season. The Griffins, in my opinion, are one of the top 20-25 teams in the state right now, regardless of class.

After watching Diller-Odell at the MUDECAS Tournament earlier this month, I got to thinking where the Griffins might rank among the all-time great Class D teams in state history.

Diller-Odell, which hosts 4-6 Tri-County tonight, is sitting at 12-0 and has won all 28 of the sets it has played in those matches.

Diller-Odell went 26-8 last year, losing to Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family in the first round of the state tournament. The Griffins only graduated one senior – Kirsten Bures – who suffered a major knee injury very early in the season and was lost for the year. So, basically, Diller-Odell returned everyone.

Addison Heidemanm is an Iowa State recruit that runs the show for Diller-Odell as the setter and she is averaging 8.0 assists, 1.2 kills, 1.5 aces and 2.9 digs per set. It’s been a long time since a Class D school produced such a good setter. In fact, I believe the

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