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Posted On: 10/18/20 3:44 PM

As both a club and high school coach, I have to wrestle with the constant battle of equal playing time vs. winning more games. Sometimes the best athletes are not the ones who model the best sportsmanship, or the most coachable kids are not always the most talented options you have. It can make it harder to create a go-to lineup, and even harder to recruit for a college program. 

What if I told you New Jersey volleyball had the answer to your prayers? Read on below for my roundup of some of the best athletes in the state who also happen to be incredibly coachable.

Sheridan Caughey, Essex Fells, Class of 2023

Currently playing Middle for Sideout Sports’ 16s team, Sheridan Caughey is an impressive newcomer. I had the opportunity to watch her team scrimmage their 17s team at practice early on this club season. While I watched, I spoke with her coach about her history as a player. I was surprised to hear just how little there was!

“She started playing a few months ago really,” Coach Justin Beaumont told me. “We’ve gotten her vertical up

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