Posted On: 06/3/20 11:57 AM

The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area is where the MHSAA crowns its state champions in volleyball each year.

That area of the state is ripe with volleyball talent across all four divisions. While Grand Rapids may be the power area of the West, this area is not far behind. Here’s a look at some of the top players that reside near Kellogg Arena.

Anna SmithAnnaSmith5'9" | OHMendon | 2021StateMI, OH Mendon/FaR Out (2021)

There hasn’t been a more dominant player in Division 4 volleyball the past two years than Smith. The Mendon outside has been the driving force behind back-to-back state championships for the Hornets. Smith is a powerful arm that finishes at a high rate, but also has an overwhelming serve and a steady passing game to make her a complete player. While some may look past her skills as a D4 player, she has shown what she can do on a bigger platform as part of FaR Out.

AJ EdigerAJEdiger6'2" | MHHamilton | 2021StateMI, MH Hamilton (2021)

Also a standout basketball player, Ediger has been able to dominate on the volleyball court as well. Ediger has the size you look for in a top option at the net. Standing 6’2”, Ediger combines her size

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