Posted On: 10/7/20 9:00 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.



Last season marked the end of an era for Ferndale as after being part of the division’s top-eight for the last four years the Golden Eagles saw three players who were instrumental in their prolific run graduate in All-State team members Nicole Headrick, Malia Honrud and Bri Byrnes. The team has some interesting talent on the pipeline and should still be able to remain competitive for another year, but it will certainly be more challenging to battle with the top teams in the class.


Their three key players are:


Avery Schneider – Middle-Blocker – Junior

Avery Schneider was part of Ferndale’s core last season and she took up the task of dominating

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