Posted On: 12/18/20 12:10 PM

A number of sophomore middle hitters made their presence known in 2020.

The Class of 2023 put out over a dozen All-Region middle hitters this fall.

Here’s a look at the future of the position in the state of Michigan.

Raegan LantzRaeganLantz6'1" | MHWest Ottawa | 2023MI, West Ottawa: Lantz had a very impressive sophomore season for West Ottawa, a district finalist. She put down 312 kills and racked up 108 blocks. Lantz was a force offensively and defensively, giving opponents a lot to think about when she was on the floor. Lantz earned Honorable Mention All-State honors in Division 1.

Emily MayEmilyMay6'1" | MHCoopersville | 2023StateMI, Coopersville: Coopersville coach Shane Balcom was expecting a big season from May during the offseason and she definitely came through. The 6’2” sophomore was Honorable Mention All-State in Division 2 after tallying 288 kills, 99 blocks, 194 digs and 30 aces for the Broncos. She moves incredibly smooth for her size, giving her a great advantage over her opponents at the net.

Natalie Pannucci, North Muskegon: North Muskegon had a great season and Pannucci was a major contributor. An Honorable Mention All-State selection in Division 3, Pannucci had 260 kills and 64 blocks for the Norsemen. Standing only

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