Posted On: 05/10/21 1:11 PM

You don’t often find a large number of defensive specialists on a team like you would find a lot of pin hitters.  And the role of a defensive specialist, whether they are playing as a libero or not, is a thankless one.  This certainly doesn’t mean it’s an easy one, since they have to keep their cool, even if there is a 6’5 hitter at the net and your blockers are late.  The defender is the foundation of the team’s success, and without their stellar 1st contact, there is no quick tempo play and big, exciting kill.  Here are six defenders that play for the love of the game because their job isn’t about the glory.

Alexa (Lexi) Dhein – 2024 – Green Bay New Lutheran – One Wisconsin Bay 15 Momentum (WI)  

Dhein is fresh off her first high school campaign for Green Bay NEW Lutheran and is a key piece in the back court for 1W Bay 15 Momentum.  As a member of the class of 2024, she shows there is a bright future at GBNL.  Dhein takes care of the routine stuff, as well as get a ton of touches and big hustle plays, which creates a frustration for the other

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