Anna Line of Center Grove slips the ball past the arms of New Castle’s Laila Smith (8) during Saturday’s semistate match at Columbus East. Chris Williams | Daily Journal

Posted On: 12/17/20 7:57 AM

We only have a couple of clubs remaining with available 21s in the state of Indiana. Next up is, far and away, the most accomplished club in terms of committed athletes, Munciana. Of the three teams listed playing at the 18s level, two will play an open schedule. Also, between the three teams, there are fourteen already signed for next fall, with an additional eleven still looking for a place to play.

18 Samurai

When you say "Samurai" in volleyball circles here in Indiana, everyone knows you’re talking about the 18-1 squad at Munciana, coached by Mike Lingenfelter. Kids from as far away as Memphis, Tennessee come to train with Mike, and his teams always have a plethora of high-level, high-vb-IQ kids that will make an impact somewhere at the next level. Eight have already signed Division I NLIs, including Mabry Shaffmaster (North Carolina), who will probably see the lion’s share of attacks on this team. There’s the DS trio of  Bailey Cox Bailey Cox 5'7" | DS/L New Castle | 2021 State IN (Georgia), Jenny Morey Jenny Morey 5'7" | DS/L Yorktown | 2021 State IN (Wright State) and  Ellee Stinson Ellee Stinson 5'5" | DS/L Yorktown | 2021 State IN (Northwestern). The middle is anchored by high-flying  Laila Smith Laila Smith 6'2" | MB New Castle | 2021 State IN (Alabama). I could legitimately see  Bella Dearinger Bella Dearinger 5'10" | S Delta | 2021 State IN (Murray State) not only set this roster but attack on the right

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