Posted On: 03/16/21 8:33 AM

I had the pleasure of reffing high-level 16 Open play on days 1 and 3 at the Mideast Qualifier in the Indiana Convention Center this past weekend. Although I didn't get the opportunity to see many Indiana squads, I felt that the team I DID see the most of deserves a little pub. We don't have a presence in North Carolina, but the Charlotte-based Carolina Union 16 Premier squad should be recognized for their success this club season. With a tournament title (Beast of the Southeast, 16 Open) already on their mantle, here's what I saw.

Cristin Cline, '23, S, 5-11

Katie Cook, '23, S, 5-10

Although neither ran a 5-1 on their own in the time I had them, both are fully capable of doing so, and have their own skills that make them unique. Cristin played the front three rotations in the modified 5-1, while Katie was the back row option. Although Cristin is only listed as an inch taller than her teammate, she plays much taller than her 5-11 frame. With her length, she can block anyone and get any tight pass. She's also more offensive than Katie, but that comes with being in the front row

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