Posted On: 03/11/21 4:36 PM

This tournament ended up being a combination between the venue and staff for the Junior’s Winter Classic that was originally supposed to be held in January and the date and AAU standing of the AAU Rockin’ Rockford Grand Prix.  I, personally, love seeing these organizations work together to create opportunities to play.  So, even though it was just a couple weeks from spring, we took on the Winter Classic in Milwaukee as the first public event at the Wisconsin Center.  With 14 divisions and competition everywhere you look, it wasn’t hard to find talented liberos heating up with the weather!  

Allyson Eckel

#21 Allyson Eckel – 2023 – 5’7 – Bradford – Motion 17 BLU 

Eckel brings a real scrappy style of play, and teams clearly avoid going in her direction.  She is solid on serve-receive and a very sound wing defender.  Eckel isn’t flashy but very dependable and takes care of the little things, and her teammates can trust she will be there. 

#25 Amelia Derrig – 2024 – Kettle Moraine – Motion 15 GRN

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