Posted On: 08/12/20 7:25 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 2A in Washington.

 

Emilea StepaniukEmileaStepaniuk5'7" | DSRidgefield | 2021StateWA – Libero/Defensive Specialist – Senior – Ridgefield

Emilea StepaniukEmileaStepaniuk5'7" | DSRidgefield | 2021StateWA came up big in last year’s State Championship final by helping Ridgefield to secure the title with impressive 27 digs. That performance was just a small sample of what the 5’7” defender did all season for the Spudders as her defensive game was one of the strengths of the team. A quick, technically sound and courageous defender, she was selected to the All-State second team last year and is the highest-ranked defensive player at prepdig.com’s class of 2021 ranking at ninth.

 

Emma Adams – Libero/Outside Hitter – Senior – Columbia River

Emma Adams’ backcourt performance for Columbia River last year

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