Posted On: 01/21/21 1:59 PM

At a small tournament, like the New Year’s Classic in Wesley Chapel, FL, it is easy for younger teams to shine. In this bracket, of 15 and 16 Open, the top teams had some amazing players just at the beginning of their volleyball career. 

The first-place team in the 15/16 Open division was Venetian Bay 16-1 Marquise. Two solid middles from this team include Kennedy Garrett and Kaitlyn Maitret. Kennedy is a 6’0” middle hitter that excels in the front row. As a Sophomore this year, she is still gaining the experience she needs to rule the gym, but she has already proven to be a competitive blocker and attacker. Her timing is superb for her age and allows her to put up an impressive block against her opponents. Kennedy played in 24 sets on Out of Door Academy’s Varsity team in Fall 2020 and scored 11 kills and 17 blocks. 

From the 2nd place team, Club Steel 15 Navy, one middle shined brighter than the others. Emma LeTourneau is a 5’10” freshman playing middle hitter and blocker on her

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