Posted On: 03/2/21 12:18 PM
The start of the high school volleyball season in Washington is closer than ever and at this point, you should already be very familiar with the best teams and the most impressive players from each district as we analyzed them in detail for the last few months in our several different series.
However, we know one of the reasons why many of you follow high school volleyball is to try and anticipate which prospects have what it takes to succeed at the collegiate level and beyond. So, in this series, we’ll share our best guesses and list the top student-athletes from each of the next three graduating classes in each State district.
This is the 4A Greater St. Helens district and here are the players we selected:
Class of 2021
Grace Varsek Grace Varsek 5'8" | OH Camas | 2021 State WA – Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist – Camas
Grace Varsek Grace Varsek 5'8" | OH Camas | 2021 State WA is one of the best-rounded prospects in the district. Her game at the net is strong enough to make of her Camas’ go-to scoring option as she’s a technical hitter who can score from anywhere on the court, but her elite talent resides on the backcourt. Varsek has outstanding ball control and fantastic positioning, which allows the Papermakers to use her as a defensive specialist too if needed. Her role in the team’s seventh-place finish at the 2019 State Championship earned her an All-League first-team selection and the 14th spot at prepdig.com’s class of 2021 ranking.
Class of 2022
Tyra Schaub Tyra Schaub 6'1" | OH Skyview | 2023 WA – Outside Hitter – Skyview
The sky is the limit for Tyra Schaub Tyra Schaub 6'1" | OH Skyview | 2023 WA . The 6’1” outside hitter has one of the heaviest arms in the entire state and her hits are rarely touched by blockers or defenders before they hit the court. Schaub clearly knows a big deal about volleyball and that knowledge and her superior technique positively impact her performance in basically every skill of the game, making of her a superior passer, defender and blocker too. She’s already drawing a significant amount of attention to her name as after her 2019 performance with the Storm, which ended with a district’s Co-Player of the Year award, she was also included on the AVCA Under Armour All American Phenom List and on prepdig.com’s class of 2022 watchlist.
Class of 2023
Drew Eggleston Drew Eggleston 5'11" | OH Union | 2023 WA – Outside Hitter/Opposite – Union
Drew Eggleston Drew Eggleston 5'11" | OH Union | 2023 WA didn’t waste any time to show her volleyball credentials in the high school environment as the Union outside hitter made a noticeable impact on the team in her freshman year. A six-footer, Eggleston is basically a universal hitter, being able to score from anywhere at the net. Her reliable offense and versatility were her main assets with the Titans in 2019 and they took her to the All-State team as a second-team member. She’s also part of prepdig.com’s class of 2023 watchlist.