Posted On: 07/22/20 8:35 AM

The first year in high school volleyball typically works as a transition of sorts for most student-athletes. There are a new system, new teammates and new opponents to adapt to and the first step might not just that easy even for the top players. The progress a player makes from her freshman to her sophomore year is normally very telling about how successful her high school career will be and for these four athletes, expectations are sky-high after a very productive 2019 season.

 

Emily MekelburgEmilyMekelburg6'0" | OHArlington | 2022WA – Outside Hitter – Arlington

Emily MekelburgEmilyMekelburg6'0" | OHArlington | 2022WA had a relatively intense first season with Arlington as she saw the court in 26 of the team’s 48 sets in 2018. Her role with Eagles grew exponentially in her sophomore campaign, though, as she appeared in 80 of the team’s 84 sets and jumped from being the team’s six-best hitter (19) to second (228). Her game improved in basically every other area, most notably in serving (jumping from five aces in 2018 to a team-high 87 last season) and digging (up from nine to 117).

 

Kate Piasecki – Setter – Charles Wright

Setters don’t typically get to be starters on their

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