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Posted On: 03/12/21 6:35 PM

We finally have Friday volleyball for the 15’s and 16s! We shared previously how the Northern Lights Qualifier back in January included the 17s, so they’ve had their taste at qualifying season but now it’s time for the other age groups to join the party. It was around this time last year where qualifying season came to a screeching halt with a national pandemic. A year later, excitement would be an understatement for the teams across the state of Missouri (and Kansas) looking forward to the three-day grind. And it was an exciting day for this writer as he had the opportunity to catch numerous sets ranging from 15’s to 17s, and from Orlando to Indianapolis. We didn’t get much of an opportunity to view whole matches but I look forward to some of those days 2 battles tomorrow as teams fight for a bid to Nationals. Here are some of the players in our limited court time that stood out on day 1. 

Sunshine Qualifier

L - Slyvia Bunde - PVA 15 Elite 

MH - Elise Paul Elise Paul 6'0" | MB Lutheran South | 2023 State MO - HPSTL 16 Royal 

S - Addison Kersting Addison Kersting 5'10" | S St. Charles | 2023 State MO - HPSTL 16 Royal

OH - Elise Paul Elise Paul 6'0" | MB Lutheran South | 2023 State MO - HPSTL 16 Royal  S - Addison Kersting Addison Kersting 5'10" | S St. Charles | 2023 State MO - HPSTL 16 Royal OH - Brianna Wortman Brianna Wortman 5'10" | OH Francis Howell | 2023 State MO - HPSTL 16 Royal L - Gracey Janes Gracey Janes 5'8" | DS/L DeSoto | 2022 State KS - Dynasty 17 Black OH - Chloe Kaminski Chloe Kaminski 5'9" | DS/L Blue Springs | 2022 State MO - Dynasty 17 Black OH - Ava Martin Ava Martin 5'10" | S Bishop Miege | 2024 State KS - PVA 17 Elite S - Davis Guetterman Davis Guetterman 5'6" | S Louisburg | 2022 State KS - PVA 17 Elite MH - Vanessa Polk Vanessa Polk 6'2" | MB John Burroughs | 2022 State MO - Rockwood Thunder 17 Elite RS - Madison Scheer Madison Scheer 6'1" | OH Eureka | 2022 State MO - Rockwood Thunder 17 Elite DS - Madison Hoffman - Rockwood Thunder 17 Elite OH - Kate Brown Kate Brown 5'11" | MB Platte County | 2022 State MO - Dynasty 17 Blue L - Alexis Moeschler Alexis Moeschler 5'5" | DS/L Bonner Springs | 2022 State KS - Dynasty 17 Blue OH - Kristin Kaufman - Dynasty 17 Blue Mideast Qualifier (MEQ) S - Janelle Green Janelle Green 5'9" | S Blue Valley North | 2024 State KS - KC Power 15-1 MH - Julia Headley Julia Headley 6'2" | MB Olathe Northwest | 2024 State KS - KC Power 15-1 S - Ava Martin Ava Martin 5'10" | S Bishop Miege | 2024 State KS - Dynasty 15 Black RS - Abigail Mullen - Dynasty 15 Black OH - Maya Witherspoon - Rockwood Thunder 15 Elite MH - Emma Parker Emma Parker 6'0" | MB Eureka | 2024 State MO - Rockwood Thunder 15 Elite DS - Amelia Moser Amelia Moser 5'4" | DS/L Lafayette | 2024 State MO - Rockwood Thunder 15 Elite L - Taelyn Jones - Mavs KC 16-3 OH - Chaney Barth - Mavs KC 16-3 MH - Avery Riggs - 417 Juniors 16-2 OH - Maya Fergerson - Mavs 816 16-2 L - Abby Boyd - Mavs 816 16-2 OH - Ava TeStrake Ava TeStrake 6'4" | OH Olathe Northwest | 2023 State KS - KC Power 16-1 MH - Sawyer Thomsen Sawyer Thomsen 6'2" | MB Free State | 2023 State KS - KC Power 16-1 L - Alayna Pearson - KC Power 16-1 OH - Emma Siron - Mavs 816 16-1 MH - Aisha Aiona Aisha Aiona 6'3" | MB Park Hill | 2023 State MO - Mavs 816 16-1 S - Juliette Myrick Juliette Myrick 5'11" | S Eureka | 2023 State MO - Rockwood Thunder 16 Elite MH - Mia Berg Mia Berg 6'1" | OH Eureka | 2023 State MO - Rockwood Thunder 16 Elite  

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