Very good at reading the ball, she seems to always know where it is going so she can be there to pop it up to her setter. Follows the ball to the line most of the time, but if she doesn't it is out.
I was so impressed with the players that I watched in Wisconsin this weekend! Let’s talk about some defensive players from Session 2, Court 2.
[player_tooltip player_id="91914" first="Ava" last="Rank"], 2023, DS/L.
204 - Ava RankAvaRank5'4" | LKimberly | 2023StateWI (2023, DS/L, Kimberly)
Great communicator, great defensive player. She is very confident and with good reason. Not much gets past her. She has good serves, great digs, and a high volleyball IQ.
Amelia Albers, 2023, DS/L.
120 - Amelia Albers (2023, DS/L, Stoughton)
Very athletic, really fast to the ball, reads her opponent well, and has a high court IQ. Truly an asset on the court.
Katiana Goba, 2023, DS/L.
160 - Katiana Goba (2023, DS/L, Wisconsin Lutheran)
Very good at reading the ball, she seems to always know where it is going so she can be there to pop it up to her setter. Follows the ball to the line most of the time, but if she doesn't it is out. Nice serves and she can hit as well. Great digs!
[player_tooltip player_id="91868" first="Katherine" last="Thompson"], 2023, DS/L.
227 - Katherine ThompsonKatherineThompson5'6" | OHArrowhead | 2023StateWI (2023, DS/L, Arrowhead)
Katherine is scrappy and fast. She has a great platform and is smart on the court. She has excellent placement on the court, not much gets by her. She has one of the better serves as well as all of her other skills.