Posted On: 06/30/20 7:54 PM

A shout out to Chris Fitzgerald for this awesome article idea. A hypothetical scenario, but a fun one. What if Oregon were to put its best-rising sophomores together, to create a powerhouse 16U team? Here are my nine picks for a 16U All-Star team.

Outside Hitter: Sophie Gregoire-Salagean Sophie Gregoire-Salagean 6'0" | OH Newberg | 2023 State OR , 6’0″, OH, Newberg High School, Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy

Gregoire-Salagean did not let being the only freshman on the Newberg High School Varsity team stop her. Early on she became a six-rotation outside hitter for the Tigers. There were few freshmen to make an All-League First-team selection, but Gregoire-Salagean was one of the few. She was awarded Pacific Conference First Team All-League All-League and was a contender for the Pacific Conference Player of the Year. She was the leading scorer on the team in both kills and hitting percentage, she ranked second in serve receive, blocking and digs, and had the third-most assists. She mixes up her attack with different angles and shots and is a smart defender. Last club season she played for Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy on their 15-1 National team.

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