Posted On: 08/5/20 6:25 AM

Facing a talented defender across the net can be annoying to volleyball players. Having to hit the ball several times to finally score a point can not only be physically and mentally exhausting, but it also increases the chance of a mistake. It’s true that teams need offensive power to win championships, but defense is also a big factor and these teams should be in a good position in that regard when the 2020 season starts for the Class 1B in Washington.

 

Graze Buzzell - Libero – Senior – Neah Bay

Neah Bay’s run at the 2019 State Championship was a short one as the school from the Northwest Washington area crashed out after losing its first two matches, but it was all the time libero Graze Buzzell needed to make a great impression. The 5’2” defender played like a giant for the Red Devils and earned her spot at the All-State second team.

 

Josie Schultheis – Outside Hitter – Senior – Colton

Josie Schultheis checked all boxes and some more during her junior season with Colton in 2019. The team’s leading scorer, the 5’7” outside hitter took pride in also heading the Wildcats’ defensive efforts as she

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