Photo: PrepDig

Posted On: 03/2/21 11:42 AM

Now that we’ve completed power league competitions across the state and some 17s and 18s teams have played in a qualifier, let’s take a look at who have punched their tickets to nationals! The 18s are set to convene in Columbus, Ohio April 23-25 for nationals. There are five divisions at the national tournament and in order of "competitive" levels they are; Open, National, USA, American, and Patriot. Patriot is the one division teams do not have to qualify to participate. 

Open Division

To date, we have one team qualified in the open division in Mavs KC 18-1. Near the end of January, they captured the open division title at Northern Lights after an 8-1 weekend. They have since followed that up with an HOA Power League championship, going 9-0 over the playdates and dethroning the three-time defending champion in KC Power. They have been getting solid play as of late in the middle from Justine Bichelmeyer Justine Bichelmeyer 6'2" | MB St. James Academy | 2021 State KS (Central Missouri) and Leilani Elder (Alaska Anchorage). Bichelmeyer has been good offensively with a strong slide attack. Elder’s blocking and touches have been important defensively. On the right side, both Olivia Lovett Olivia Lovett 5'11" | OH St. James Academy | 2021 State KS (Loyola-Chicago) and Madelyn Ehlers (NW Missouri St)

Kansas All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Dig Kansas to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!