Olivia Peterson

Posted On: 08/22/20 1:45 PM

Julianna SchmidtJuliannaSchmidt5'11" | MBBrookfield Central | 2021StateWI

Many middles get stuck in the mindset that their role is “just blocking”, but there is so much sophisticated technique to mastering the skill.  And blocking can provide a team with a huge momentum shifting point or give their defense a break by getting a block touch.  A great middle can bring more to the table than just blocking. A strong middle can take over a match and lead her squad to victory. Here are some 2021 middles from our Summer Showcase who have a remarkable amount of talent. 

Julianna SchmidtJuliannaSchmidt5'11" | MBBrookfield Central | 2021StateWI – 6’0 – Brookfield Central 

Schmidt is an incredibly highly underrated middle blocker.  Her initial swings at the showcase screamed “offensive powerhouse”.  She consistently had a high contact point and fast swing. almost putting the ball through the floor. Brookfield Central should be absolutely stacked in 2020. Schmidt is incredible at shutting down tips and setter dump attempts. She has a very quick approach, which does not allow the opposing block to set up. Schmidt may have been one of the most terminal attackers in her age group at the Showcase.  

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