Kelby Goldschmeding

Posted On: 07/28/20 11:53 AM

Division 3 features a number of scrappy defensive teams that will be looking to push their squads to a championship run in 2020.

Veteran liberos and multi-skilled outsides are likely to play a big role in who walks away with the state championship this fall.

Here’s a look at the top defensive teams in Division 3 for the upcoming season.

Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central

Kylie Barron

The 2019 state champions bring a lot back defensively for 2020. While All-State libero Payton Osborne has graduated, the Kestrels still return a lot of talent passers. Mikayla Haut Mikayla Haut 5'11" | OH SMCC | 2021 State MI is a complete player at outside hitter. Her passing skills have improved dramatically over her three seasons with SMCC. Jaydin Nowak was a consistent presence in the back row last season and will be a reliable senior leader in 2020 to make up for the loss of Osborne. Emma Helzerman also saw some time in the back row last year and can seen an increased role this fall. SMCC also has a lot of capable blockers. Along with Haut, Kylie Barron is a returning senior middle that has a lot of

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