Posted On: 10/10/20 7:45 AM

The next high school volleyball season won’t start in Washington until March 2021, but there’s absolutely no reason why we should wait until there to know more about the best teams in each class. In this series, we’ll dissect each of the state’s six divisions by analyzing the top teams and the most promising players and what we can expect from them when the balls are finally allowed to fly. It’s the fifth week of the series now, so class 3A is our focus.

 

Arlington

After finishing sixth at last year’s State Championship, Arlington barely fits the dark horse category in the division. The Eagles, however, have more than enough talent to dream about moving up in the standings next season and a key factor in making it happen will be finding ways to replace the production of All-State second team nominee outside hitter Arianna Bilby, who graduated and will no longer be with the team.

 

Their three key players are:

 

Emily MekelburgEmilyMekelburg6'0" | OHArlington | 2022WA – Outside Hitter – Junior

Emily MekelburgEmilyMekelburg6'0" | OHArlington | 2022WA was Arlington’s second most important offensive piece last year, registering 228 kills for the team over the course of the season. The six-footer

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