Posted On: 06/18/20 8:17 PM

Middle hitters and blockers are among the top volleyball players in the 3rd Region. 

Several middles are carrying momentum over into the 2020 high school volleyball season. 

Here are five 3rd Region senior middles to watch.

Jasmine Beasley: Consistent, Beasley was among the leaders for Daviess County during the 2019 high school volleyball season. Beasley registered 129 kills, 66 blocks, 35 digs and 20 service aces for the Panthers in 2019. Athletic, Beasley makes solid lateral movements and finishes strong both offensively and defensively. 

Madeline Castlen: A longtime leader, Castlen helped to pace 3rd Region champion Owensboro Catholic throughout the 2019 high school volleyball season. Castlen recorded 220 kills, 88 blocks, 29 digs and 30 service aces for the Aces in 2019. A strong hitter, Castlen possesses exceptional jumping power. 

Lainey Hayden: Owensboro's leader in blocks during the 2019 high school volleyball season, Hayden is a proven performer. As a junior, Hayden posted 156 kills, 91 blocks and 36 digs in 24 matches for the Red Devils. Observant and communicative, Hayden reads the moves of opponents' attacks well.

Brylee Rhodes: A dominant player at the net, Rhodes excels for Apollo. During the 2019 high school volleyball season, Rhodes posted 169

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