Posted On: 06/13/20 12:00 PM

We move right along in our series featuring the Class of 2022, as the momentous June 15th deadline is now just a couple days away. Outside hitters, setters, and middle blockers have been covered previously. One position remains: defensive specialists.

I’ve said it before: a good backcourt is the anchor to all elite teams. It’s an absolute necessity, and it’s the starting point to any efficient offense. Defensive specialists guide their teams to success without receiving the kind of credit or recognition often given to players at other positions. This feature is thereby meant to give defensive specialists their due credit, as well as to showcase dynamite defenders who belong on the radars of college recruiters. Let’s meet some of these players.



Estella ZatechkaEstellaZatechka5'8" | LElkhorn South | 2022StateNE - 5’8 L - Elkhorn South - Premier 16 Gold

Zatechka, like several other players we’ll see on this list, was featured in my discussion of the best liberos in the Omaha area. It was an easy decision to include her on that list, and the same thing goes for this recruiting spotlight. Zatechka remains one of the

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