Posted On: 05/17/21 4:19 PM

Heading into the weekend, there were nine teams who were qualified for 16 Open Nationals.  This field was loaded with talent, plenty who will be on a short list of college coaches come June 15 to start the recruiting process.  I’ve seen some of these athletes consistently produce since the beginning of the club season.  Others, this was my first time seeing live and they definitely did not disappoint.  Here is a breakdown of positions and who is rising as we head into the live period for Division 1 coaches to evaluate (finally) and June 15 when these Sophomores can “officially) start their recruiting process. 

Right Sides. 

Sydney Schnichels - Northern Lights 16-1

Schnichels looks like someone who could step into a Big Ten gym in the summer and say, “Set Me The Ball”, and she would find a way to succeed.  Schnichels wants the ball in the big moment and she is a violent attacker with a fast arm swing.  She connects extremely well with setter, Stella Swenson, where their quick tempo gave their opponents problems all weekend.  At 6’4 and uber athletic, her physicality will draw plenty of high-level college coaches to her court.  Beyond her

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