Posted On: 08/17/20 9:20 PM

After being named the state’s top defensive player in back-to-back years, Mercy defensive specialist Eleanor BeavinEleanorBeavinDS/LMercy | 2021StateKY occupies the top spot in the updated Class of 2021 rankings. 

As a junior in the 2019 high school volleyball season, Beavin recorded 679 digs, 116 assists and 89 service aces for state runner-up Mercy. A longtime leader for defending 6th Region Champion Mercy, Beavin is poised to compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) after high school. Choosing to remain in-state and attend college close to home while furthering her education and volleyball career, Beavin has committed to the University of Kentucky.

The top player from Western Kentucky, Central Hardin defensive specialist Kelsey BrangersKelseyBrangersDS/LCentral Hardin | 2021StateKY is ranked third in the Class of 2021 rankings. Also choosing to remain close to home when it comes time to head off to college, Brangers has committed to Conference USA member Western Kentucky University. Brangers thrived for 5th Region runner-up Central Hardin throughout the 2019 high school volleyball season, registering 561 digs, 124 assists and 54 service aces. 

Both Beavin and Brangers were First Team All-State selections following the conclusion of the 2019 high school volleyball season. 

A pair of defensive specialists from reigning state

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