Posted On: 08/15/20 7:09 PM

Hitters get the glory, while defensive specialists and liberos make sure they get balls to hit.

Defense wins championships works for all sports, especially volleyball. It’s tough to score if you can’t dig a tough serve and get the ball to your setter.

Kansas Deep Diggers will be a regular feature focusing on the two positions that put the ball in motion, defensive specialists and liberos.

Jayden Ravnsborg, 518", Mill Valley (Ranked No. 5) – Ravnsborg had multiple Division I offers and rightly so as she is considered to be the top libero in the state. She had verbally committed to play at Kansas State University.

Ashlynn Lovett Ashlynn Lovett 5'8" | DS/L St. James Academy | 2021 State KS , 5’8", St. James Academy (Ranked No. 19) – St. James Academy is loaded with talent and its defensive specialist is right in the middle of the action. Lovett, as verbally committed to Georgia Southern to begin her college career after graduation.

Sam Ingram Sam Ingram 5'3" | DS/L Seaman | 2021 State KS , 5’3”, Seaman (Ranked No. 28) – Seaman has historically had a solid volleyball program. Their top defensive specialist in 2020 should be Ingram. She has already verbally committed to Peru State (Neb.) an NAIA program.

Emma Williams Emma Williams 6'3" | MB Brazoswood | 2022 TX 5’5”, Blue

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