Posted On: 06/25/21 11:34 AM

Entering the last week before the IHSAA mandated moratorium, we start seeing some of the non-national players get much-needed experience before their teammates return from Las Vegas and Orlando. We even get a chance to see some up-and-coming youth on each program, some of which I’ve never seen before. Here are two teams carrying a bunch of youth that will make waves this fall.

Covington

This 1A school just off of Interstate 74 near the Illinois border has a schedule of the who’s who in volleyball. I mentioned setter Karsyn Engle (’22, 5-6 S), who plays much bigger than her frame and bombed away on both of the teams they played from behind the service line. Of course,  Holly Linville Holly Linville 5'9" | MB Covington | 2022 State IN (’22, 5-9 MB/OH) will be the physical leader for the Trojans. Her ability to play six rotations AND hit every shot will make her a target for future recruitment. Some of the youth on display last night included Maddix Minnick (’24, 6-1 MB), whose size is much needed at the 1A level, and her raw talent and athleticism should develop nicely. Lauren Vale (’23, 5-9 OH/RS) took some good, aggressive swings against Triton Central last night, and I like her strength. The surprise of

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