Posted On: 11/9/20 4:43 PM

There is something about the jump from a Freshman to Sophomore year or the 15s to 16s level.  There are athletes who have the foundation their Freshman year, they go through all the fundamentals, repetitions, and the flip is switched and by their Sophomore year they just look different.  Their confidence is up, they are a bit more comfortable, and when that happens, huge strides are made in their game and a major impact happens on the court. 


For the Class of 2023, the sophomores, it was a breakout for some of these athletes who made themselves a name at the state tournament.  Career highs, big numbers, and a chance to really show what they could do for their teams in a big way! Here is a look at some of the sophomores who had breakout performances at the state tournament. 

Cassidy HartmanCassidyHartman5'10" | MBIowa City Liberty | 2023StateIA - Iowa City Liberty 

Hartman was on the Liberty team last year as a Freshman who led her team in kills, but for the Liberty squad in 2019 it was a quick out after running into a tough Pleasant

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