Posted On: 02/16/20 6:58 PM

The 2020 Presidents Day Challenge is in the books and some great action was on display in Detroit.

The 18 Open/Premier Division saw some rising talent try to make a name from themselves and quite a few caught my eye.

Maverick 18 Elite-Smack: The champions of the division came from Ohio in Maverick, who went 6-0 on the weekend and didn’t drop a single set. Leading them to the title was dynamic outside Samantha Ott (Wright State). She really did it all as a six-rotation outside. Ott had the powerful finishes at the net, the smooth passing in the back, and the fastball serve. Maverick had a lot of solid hitting, all made to look better by setter Katy Yopko (Northern Kentucky). Yopko called all the right numbers this weekend and also knew when to make a play on her own. Calm and composed, Yopko was in complete control.

Jessica Florn

Michigan Elite 17 Elite: Michigan’s own Michigan Elite 17 Elite played up in age division and nearly came away with the title, but lost to Maverick in the final, 25-23, 25-15. It was still a solid weekend for

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