Posted On: 02/18/21 8:28 AM

With the recent release of the rankings update, we like to break down our five favorites from each position group. Earlier, we touched on some of the pin attackers that we covet. This article will mention the five middles that have caught our eyes early in this club season.

Gabby DeanGabbyDean6'4" | MBColumbus East | 2023StateIN, 6-4, Team Indiana Elite 17

Of the middles in the class of 2023, none have a bigger impact....shoot, none ARE bigger than Miss Dean, whose size alone alters shots from opposing attackers. Quoting an opposing coach this spring, "Hitting against her is like hitting in a grain silo. There’s no room to change your shot." Appropriate, considering we’re in Indiana. After a few short plays, it was obvious that Gabby can alter teams’ game plans. And then she attacked. Her high contact point almost makes the block obsolete, and the ball goes to the floor, just like when she’s blocking. She’s playing up an age group to boot, making her more than capable of making a difference at the next level come fall of ’23.

Emily WaddellEmilyWaddell6'0" | MBCarmel | 2023StateIN, 6-0, Circle City 16 Purple

A fast and springy middle that can play either middle position, Emily is

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