Posted On: 07/30/20 6:55 AM

One of the most exciting parts of any volleyball match, blocking is an important skill in any team’s defensive system. A good presence at the net is vital for teams willing to make deep runs in tournaments and these five schools will have some of the best in business at the  Washington state Class 1A in the upcoming season.


Katie Rainville – Middle-Blocker – Senior – Chelan

Katie Rainville was a key player in Chelan’s State Championship triumph in 2019 and it wasn’t only because of her game-winning point against King’s in the final. The 5’9” junior middle-blocker, a dual-sport athlete who also plays basketball, was a force at the net during the entire season, being the team’s leading blocker. Unsurprisingly, she appeared in the All-State first team.


Noelle Alberda – Middle-Blocker – Junior - King’s

Noelle Alberda was part of a terrific middle-blocker duo for King’s which appeared in the All-State second team and also featured fellow sophomore Annika Ruud. With a 5’11” frame, Alberda had no trouble in making her presence felt at the net especially because she combined it with good lateral speed and timing and was also very good in reading the opponent’s

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