Posted On: 12/31/20 7:01 PM

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Sophomore defensive specialists emerged as key players for 11th Region volleyball teams in 2020. 

Here are five 11th Region sophomore defensive specialists to watch.

Lauran Barber: A Lexington Christian Academy sophomore defensive specialist/setter, Barber delivered for LCA during the 2020 high school volleyball season. Barber’s sophomore campaign included 181 digs, 28 assists and 27 service aces. Versatile, Barber thrives both defensively and offensively while delivering as a passer regularly. 

Nalaney Bivins Nalaney Bivins DS/L Lafayette | 2023 State KY : A Lafayette sophomore defensive specialist, Bivins took on a larger role for her team recently. The sophomore defensive specialist produced for Lafayette throughout the 2020 high school volleyball season. Bivins brings energy to the court and continues to develop as a player. 

Breanna Dawes: A Madison Southern sophomore defensive specialist, Dawes was a consistent contributor during her sophomore campaign. As a sophomore, Dawes tallied 127 digs. Dawes is agile, covers the floor thoroughly and digs and pursues well. 

Lindsey Fister: A Franklin County sophomore defensive specialist/libero, Fister contributed throughout the 2020 high school volleyball season. As a sophomore, Fister logged 96 digs and 17 assists in Franklin County’s 15 matches. Fister is a solid back row hitter who possesses quality defensive skills and passing skills.  


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