Kayla Onken

Posted On: 07/7/20 11:01 AM

Division 3 set the stage for the top championship match of the 2019 state finals.

Known for power programs, Division 3 has a lot of familiar names looking to make a run at a state championship in 2020.

Which players will be the difference makers this season?

Jaydin Nowak – Sr. L/DS SMCC

SMCC returns a lot from its D3 state championship squad in 2019, but one big piece the Kestrels are losing is libero Payton Osborne. Osborne was crucial in the state championship match, piling up 24 digs. With Osborne graduating, Nowak is an experienced back-row player that can fill in. She played in all five sets of the state final and had 12 digs of her own. With a lot of the SMCC offense returning, a solid defense is all the Kestrels need to claim another title.

Kayla Onken – Sr. S Schoolcraft

The Eagles had a great 2019 that resulted in a five-set classic in the Division 3 state final against SMCC. Andelyn SimkinsAndelynSimkins6'2" | OHSchoolcraft | 2020StateMI was the Miss Volleyball runner-up and about as dominant a player as you could find in the state. With her gone, along with fellow outside Madi Ballett, Schoolcraft needs to develop

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