Lauren Peal

Posted On: 07/4/20 6:30 AM

The race for the Division 2 state championship in 2020 should be very heated.

Grand Rapids Christian has taken the title the last two years and still seems like the team to beat, but the number of challengers to the crown seems larger and more qualified this fall.

Here’s a look at some key players in Division 2 that will likely shape the championship race.

Lauren PealLaurenPeal5'10" | LGrand Rapids Christian | 2021StateMI – Sr. L/DS Grand Rapids Christian

The two-time defending Division 2 champions return a lot for 2020, but lose their captain in Arkansas setter Jordyn GatesJordynGates6'3" | SGR Christian | 2020StateMI. That blow to the offense means the defense will have to shoulder a little larger load this season. That’s where Peal comes into play. Peal was lost in the recognition shuffle the last two years behind that explosive GRC offense, but this season will provide her with a chance to show just how valuable her impeccable defensive skills are.

Skylar BumpSkylarBump5'7" | SLakewood | 2023StateMI – Soph. S Lakewood

Skylar BumpSkylarBump5'7" | SLakewood | 2023StateMI

Bump had a great freshman season behind talented hitters Maradith O’GormanMaradithO’Gorman6'2" | RSLakewood | 2022StateMI and Aubrey O’GormanAubreyO’Gorman6'3" | MBLakewood | 2021StateMI. In 2020, the

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