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Posted On: 08/4/20 2:43 PM

Like coaches always say, passing and serving is the backbone of a team's success! Here we are to continue the series of the best defensive specialists in the state, naming five stand out back row players from region 12. 

Ava Gdovka- Returning for her senior year, Ava Gdovka was a leader on the court for her West Jessamine squad. She racked up 540 digs with a 4.50 dig average which is extremely impressive for any defensive specialist. Gdovka took over the court with her fast reading skills and insane passing ability. She helped the team clench a district and region championship and also earned all-region honors. Ava has a bright future ahead of her and will continue to show her defensive skills in 2020! 

Emily Krintz- Also from West Jessamine, Emily Krintz showed tons of defensive talent as just a sophomore in 2019. Playing all the way around in the outside position, Krintz still managed to have 398 digs and a 3.21 dig average! She also had the top service aces for her team with 73. Emily is talented from every angle, but it's especially notable that she tallied almost 400 digs with just playing 3 rotations defensively! This girl

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