Posted On: 10/16/20 8:05 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. As our series comes to an end, we’ll touch on Class 4A.

 

Richland

Richland appeared in the division’s top-eight in each of the last two years and ended just one win away from the State Championship title in the 2018 season. Outside hitter Sage Brustad was a major factor in both campaigns for the Lady Bombers, but she’s now playing volleyball for the Eastern Washington University. Despite the departure of its main star, Richland should still be able to be part of the division’s elite thanks to a strong returning core of players.

 

Their three key players are:

 

Marin Mackey – Middle-Blocker/Outside Hitter – Senior

Marin Mackey is a rare talent who not only dominates the main skills of the game of volleyball, including hitting, passing and

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