Posted On: 09/10/20 12:50 PM

It was so good to be at a Saturday morning volleyball tournament in Mount Vernon this past Saturday with 15 teams, some the best in their class, and plenty of players who are making a statement early in the season.  For some of these athletes, it was the first chance for me to watch them play, others just looked different (in a great way), a new and improved version of themselves as a result of offseason work prepping for a breakout year. 

The Freshmen 

Each year there are always going to be Freshmen that standout a bit.  They make an early splash and before you know it these athletes who are 14 and 15 years old are playing in some pretty big matches, hoping to get to the state tournament or even win a state title.  

Melae’ Lacy - Iowa City West

I really liked the fight in this Iowa City West squad who went toe to toe with Waverly Shell-Rock and went point for point with a strong team in Class 4A.  Lacy can jump out of the gym and score points for the

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