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Posted On: 07/29/20 2:23 PM

Many would agree that defense is completely overlooked by spectators, but coaches could arguably say that passing and serving is one of the most important parts of the game. Here are four 5th region defensive machines that help shape their team from the back row. 

Kelsey Brangers Kelsey Brangers DS/L Central Hardin | 2021 State KY - A future senior for Central Hardin, Kelsey Brangers Kelsey Brangers DS/L Central Hardin | 2021 State KY is one of the top defensive players in the state, let alone the region. She is one of those strong, determined players that leads her team by example. You can find her all over the floor because of her knowledge of the game and incredible reading ability. Plus, her platform is just every coaches dream. She tallied up 561 digs in her junior year with a 4.64 digging average. Brangers is committed to Western Kentucky University, and she will be extremely fun to watch in her last year for the Lady Bruins!

Presley Payne- This girl is one of those libero’s that makes herself known because of her extraordinary hustle and pursuit. Presley Payne will be a senior at Elizabethtown, and it’s almost like she has a motor somewhere because of how fast she can run down a ball. Playing middle

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