Nina Horning

Posted On: 01/3/21 9:31 AM

The 2021 volleyball season is starting off in a bit of a holding pattern like most of 2020.

As high school volleyball attempts to wrap up its 2020 season over the next few weeks, club teams are still making an effort to get their 2021 seasons underway.

We start our club previews with Legacy Volleyball Club, one of the premiere clubs in the state and the region.

18-1 ADIDAS

Sydney PalazzoloSydneyPalazzolo6'2" | OHUtica Eisenhower | 2021StateMI

Eric Lindstrom will be coaching this group of 2021 graduates. Leading the team will be Miss Volleyball finalist Sydney PalazzoloSydneyPalazzolo6'2" | OHUtica Eisenhower | 2021StateMI (High Point) on the outside, as well as setter Grace AllreadGraceAllread5'9" | SWest Bloomfield | 2021StateMI (Liberty). This squad should also have a great defensive base behind Julia Blaney (Grand Valley State) and Hannah BlaneyHannahBlaney5'5" | LSaline | 2021StateMI (Rhode Island). Joining Palazzolo on the outside will be Henly Sleight (Grand Valley State), Jaden RiceJadenRice6'0" | OHNorthville | 2021StateMI and Laryssa Imbuzeiro (Niagara). The middles will be a real force for 18-1 ADIDAS as well. Reagan GoekeReaganGoeke6'2" | MBLake Orion | 2021StateMI (Pepperdine) can be a dominant player at the net. She is joined by Sydney ReedSydneyReed6'1" | MHNorthville | 2021StateMI (Grand Canyon) and Sydney PalazzoloSydneyPalazzolo6'2" | OHUtica Eisenhower | 2021StateMI[/caption] Eric Lindstrom will be coaching this group of 2021 graduates. Leading the team will be Miss Volleyball finalist Sydney PalazzoloSydneyPalazzolo6'2" | OHUtica Eisenhower | 2021StateMI (High Point) on the outside, as well as setter Grace AllreadGraceAllread5'9" | SWest Bloomfield | 2021StateMI (Liberty). This squad should also have a great defensive base behind Julia Blaney (Grand Valley State) and Hannah BlaneyHannahBlaney5'5" | LSaline | 2021StateMI (Rhode Island). Joining Palazzolo on the outside will be Henly Sleight (Grand Valley State), Jaden RiceJadenRice6'0" | OHNorthville | 2021StateMI and Laryssa Imbuzeiro (Niagara). The middles will be a real force for 18-1 ADIDAS as well. Reagan GoekeReaganGoeke6'2" | MBLake Orion | 2021StateMI (Pepperdine) can be a dominant player at the net. She is joined by Sydney ReedSydneyReed6'1" | MHNorthville | 2021StateMI (Grand Canyon) and Emma LaBargeEmmaLaBarge6'0" | MHOxford | 2021StateMI (Angelo State). This team will be looking to compete in the upper half of the national picture while trying to contend to be one of the top 18’s in the state this year. 17-1 ADIDAS [player_tooltip player_id="24870" first="Serena" last="Nyambio"] Coached by Bryan Lindstrom, this squad has big aspirations for 2021 after bringing over Serena NyambioSerenaNyambio6'2" | MHCountry Day | 2022StateMI (Michigan) to the club. The explosive talent from Country Day gives this squad a dominant set of middles alongside Cari BohmCariBohm6'4" | MHAnn Arbor Skyline | 2022StateMI (Illinois) and Elizabeth Adams. On the outside, Jada DivitaJadaDivita6'0" | OHGrosse Pt. South | 2022StateMI (Lipscomb) is a new addition and will fit in nicely alongside captain Sydney TomlakSydneyTomlak5'11" | OHStoney Creek | 2022StateMI (Duke), Audrey BrownAudreyBrown5'11" | OHSeaholm | 2022StateMI and Mikayla Keefer. Karlee StollKarleeStoll5'7" | SAnchor Bay | 2022StateMI and Lauren LeeLaurenLee5'9" | SSkyline | 2022StateMI are two very talented setters that will be able to keep this offense running smoothly. Defensively, 17-1 ADIDAS has a trio of Summer JidasSummerJidas5'5" | LClarkston | 2022StateMI, Bianca GiglioBiancaGiglio5'10" | RSNotre Dame Prep | 2022StateMI and Jacoby FlynnJacobyFlynn5'9" | SRochester Adams | 2022StateMI. All bring their own strengths to the back row. With the firepower this squad has, competing to be a top-20 team nationally should be a goal. To do that, it will have a heated competition to win the top squad in the state. 16-1 ADIDAS [player_tooltip player_id="66319" first="Harper" last="Murray"] This squad has established itself as one of the best in the nation over the last two years. In the shortened 2020 season, they were 33-0 with four tournament championships, including Triple Crown. The entire team remains intact and is coached by Ricky and Jennifer Cottrill. Leading the squad is outside Harper MurrayHarperMurray6'2" | OHSkyline | 2023StateMI, who is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2023 nationally. Murray is able to raise the game of everyone around her, but she plays with some other talented hitters in Nina HorningNinaHorning6'2" | OHLake Orion | 2023StateMI and Rebecca ApseyRebeccaApsey6'0" | RSGroves | 2023StateMI. Joining the squad is another outside talent, Kamryn Hunt from Ohio. In the middle, Legacy has Abby Reck and Laurece AbrahamLaureceAbraham6'1" | MHCountry Day | 2023StateMI to compliment the outsides. Running the offense is Erin KlineErinKline6'2" | SMercy | 2023StateMI, one of the top setters in the region. 16-1 ADIDAS also has a wealth of talent on defense. Kaitlyn HoffmanKaitlynHoffman5'8" | LClarkston | 2023StateMI has earned national recognition for her play. She is accompanied by Paige ElliottPaigeElliott5'6" | SCountry Day | 2023StateMI, Allison BerentAllisonBerent5'6" | LNotre Dame Prep | 2023StateMI and Sarah Vallucci. Those three all can play multiple positions, just adding to the flexibility of the roster. With this squad, it’s certainly not unreasonable to feel like it should compete to be one of the best in the nation again in 2021. 15-1 ADIDAS Coached by Tyler Strom, this is a relatively new squad. With not much of a 2020 season to go off of, there will probably be some bumps in the road early for 15-1 ADIDAS. Leading the pack is Ohio setter Lucy Mott and lefty RS Natalie Kerchevall, who is also from Ohio. Joining Kerchevall on the outside is Cayla CoganCaylaCogan5'9" | OHClarkston | 2024MI, a Clarkston freshman with a lot of potential and explosiveness. Kate LochKateLoch5'11" | OHSouth Lyon East | 2023MI and Ava ThomasAvaThomas5'9" | OHNorthville | 2024MI will also be a force. Loch is a member of the Class of 2023. In the middle, Johanna TillmanJohannaTillman6'0" | MHDakota | 2024MI, Mallory BohlMalloryBohl6'3" | MHSaline | 2024MI and Brooke FoucherBrookeFoucher5'11" | MHSt. Clair | 2024MI will handle duties. Bohl already stands 6’3” and should develop into a dominant middle over the next few years. Defensively, Lexi SmithLexiSmith5'2" | LAnchor Bay | 2024MI (2023) and Ashlee GnauAshleeGnau5'6" | LNorthville | 2024MI will be ready to take on the top hitters Legacy will face. There are a lot of question marks for this team, but a very high ceiling. It should compete to be the best in the state and for a top 20-40 spot nationally. Related: FaR Out Club Preview Related: Michigan Elite Club Preview

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