Posted On: 07/1/21 2:37 PM

There are many teams in this division many expected to see in the open division this week. A tough qualifier season has these teams in USA and National, which makes them favorites in our eyes to compete for championships.

USA

Mavs KC 17-1

How did they get here? 3rd at Colorado Crossroads

Other Notes: 8th in HOA Power League, 4th at Regionals, 5th at Show Me

The one thing we must say about this team and their coaching staff is they earned our respect. It is often teams who have always labeled their top teams as "open level" teams that keep them in those divisions regardless of the outcome or their talent level. The coaches realized early in the year this wasn’t an open team this year and instead of playing at that level all season, they pivoted to where they can find success, and that they did by earning a trip to nationals. They have high-level players and should be able to spice things up a little in Las Vegas. Setter Madison Freed has been key to this team’s success this season. Brooke Leiker Brooke Leiker 6'0" | OH Blue Valley West | 2022 State KS and Jadyn Befort have been consistent this year. Vivan Kieffer is

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