Posted On: 06/1/20 9:11 AM

Our way-too-early preview of Indiana’s high school scene ends with the largest and most competitive class. In last fall’s semi state and state final, we saw no less than twenty seniors who went on to play high-level collegiate volleyball this coming fall. Below, we preview what remains of the top four teams, and a possible dark horse to the party, with their respective to recruits.

New Castle, 35-1

This particular squad can be known as one of the best to ever grace the court at Ball State for the state champion Trojans. 2019 marked their third straight state title, and their main graduation, Melani Shaffmaster, is by far the best setter in the state. All this Minnesota signee did in the state final was record a triple double (13k, 12d, 47a) and run the offense to their third straight title. Some have even gone so far as to say New Castle will drop off with her graduation. I beg to differ. They return Melani’s younger sister,  Mabrey Shaffmaster Mabrey Shaffmaster 6'1" | OH New Castle | 2021 State IN (’21, UNC Chapel Hill commit), who pounded 20 kills and dug 14 balls in the final. We also like  Laila Smith Laila Smith 6'2" | MB New Castle | 2021 State IN (’21, Alabama commit), who also contributed 20 kills in the final. One of

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