Posted On: 06/9/21 10:08 AM

As one school year comes to an end, another is just right around the corner.

First practices for the 2021 prep season are exactly two months from today.

Hard to believe.

With each new season comes new potential champions around the state.

For Division 1, there are a number of teams that failed to win a regional championship in 2020 that have the potential to get to Battle Creek when all will be said and done.

Here’s five teams that will look to shakeup the postseason picture in the new season.


The Rams are hardly a dark horse in Division 1. Rockford graduated just one player from a team that reached the regional finals in 2020. While taking a back seat to some other top programs in the Grand Rapids area, Rockford seems primed to push for a return to Kellogg Arena in 2021. The Rams return three All-State honorees from last season in libero Alina Anderson Alina Anderson 5'5" | DS/L Rockford | 2022 State MI , setter Mackenzie Delacher Mackenzie Delacher 5'10" | S Rockford | 2022 State MI and middle Ava Horton. Meredith Simmons Meredith Simmons 5'10" | OH Rockford | 2023 State MI , Ava Young Ava Young 6'0" | MB Rockford | 2022 State MI , Avery Toole Avery Toole 5'11" | OH Rockford | 2022 State MI and Lizzie Macintosh Lizzie Macintosh 6'0" | OH Rockford | 2023 State MI all were steady contributors as well, giving Rockford as much hitting depth as anyone

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