Posted On: 01/31/20 7:43 PM

As the first day of NLQ competition winds down, what we know is that Minnesota was well represented on the biggest stages in both the 18 Open and 17 Open divisions. As the field was narrowed in both divisions earlier Friday, half of the competing teams advanced through to the top division for day two on Saturday. Minnesota teams nabbed three positions among the elite squads and will continue their weekend journey towards a national championship bid. Here are some updates and key athletes to watch for on Saturday.

18 OPEN

MN Select 18-1

With the field cut in half heading into the Division 1 pools for Saturday, MN Select 18-1 finished 2-1 on Friday to claim the #3 seed in Pool 1. They will open Saturday play against the event's top seed in Coast 18-1 at 8am on Court 1. With a squad full of top talent signed to some very respectable programs at the next level, setter Olivia Johnson (2020 | 5'10) of class 3A state champion Wayzata remains unsigned. She is a reliable floor leader and has great competitive experience, building upon that with events like the NLQ on the sport's biggest stage and against

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