Posted On: 06/8/21 5:07 PM

The Prep Dig Gauntlet featured some really high end athletes from Wisconsin and Illinois.  There was Elevate from the LaCrosse area, FC Elite from the Fox Valley area, Capital from the Madison area, Illini Elite and Sky High out of Illinois.  Teams from different areas have dealt with such different restrictions this past year, so it was great to see players with the option of wearing their masks.  I will never take seeing faces for granted again!  The level of volleyball and energy in the Sting Center was extremely high.
It was great to see these players in person and get a better idea of the true impact they have on the court. College coaches, take note, these players came to compete and have been honing their skills to make the very best of their senior seasons.

Arianna Knowles – 6’1 – Middle Blocker – Grayslake North (IL) – Sky High Adidas 17-1 NS

Young middles could learn from watching Knowles.  She approaches and transitions so swiftly and she makes herself available to attack.  Knowles is unrelenting as a blocker going from pin to pin to close the block.  Being

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