Posted On: 06/17/21 8:10 AM

As the Asics Midwest National Championship has come to a close, I have had the chance to carefully watch and access some standout players that I had the honor of watching play this week. 

I saw some great talent and these girls were definitely there to put their best foot forward in letting them know who they are up against. 

Lara Clifford- Club 1 15 Royal/#17

Clifford played a very strong match, both days, and her athleticism definitely matched her hustle on the court. Clifford is for sure a stock rising player and on the rise to developing herself into a elite player. In her match against Lions 15 Sky, Clifford brought out her strong suit, which is her ability to have a strong swing and be able to recover from her own mistakes. This is something that I saw rare amongst the matches I watched. If Clifford hit a bad ball, she made sure she was in the position to recover the ball and get it over the net. She is fast and very consistent and that is impressive with someone her size. She was where she needed to be every time. She was there for the perfect set for a

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