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Posted On: 09/13/20 12:33 PM

(Midwest Border Star series goal is to bring light to an area of talented volleyball that is sometimes overlooked.  It’s not in the Milwaukee hub nor close enough to the Metro hot spot, but boast a handful of players that Wisconsin and Minnesota both need to take note of!)

  Another athlete from the bluffs along the Wisconsin - Minnesota border is the lively, libero Mandy Duellman.  A self-proclaimed leader on the court, Mandy plays for Winona High School and V-Hawk Xtreme out of Lacrosse.  Her passion for the game and tenacity in the back court, make her a perfect player to highlight for this series.

  Size:  Mandy is a 5'6'' defensive specialist.  The physicality that she brings to the back court is unmatched by others.  She is fast, strong, and more athletic than others in the same position.  In fact, on another team, she may be asked to use her power as an outside hitter.  Her body control and fitness level give her an edge on long rallies.

 Skill:  Perhaps her best skill is her ability to cover more than half of the court.  She reads her hitters and her reaction time makes it hard for hitters to

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