Posted On: 09/6/21 8:47 PM

A season isn’t a season without some guessing of who the top teams will be this fall. Many of these teams are well respected and have found success in post-season play over the years. Here are some of our early favorites to hold up the big trophy come November in Kansas 5A. These are teams we jotted down prior to the season started. 

St. Thomas Aquinas

The Saints are off and running to start their fall campaign. We knew Ava Martin Ava Martin 5'10" | S Bishop Miege | 2024 State KS would be a force and she hasn’t disappointed putting down 47kills in 9 sets. Sophia Bond Sophia Bond 5'5" | DS/L St. Thomas Aquinas | 2024 State KS and Kelsey Schenck have been rock steady in running the offense and finding their array of hitters. Reagan Anderson Reagan Anderson 5'3" | DS/L St. Thomas Aquinas | 2023 State KS is a player to watch defensively along the backline. 


We got an early preview with Lansing and St. Thomas Aquinas to start the year, which ended in a Saints sweep. Lansing bounced back to sweep Topeka Seaman. Olivia Mae Van Der Werff Olivia Mae Van Der Werff 6'0" | OH Lansing | 2022 State KS and Iyanna Jackson have both started the year strong at the net combining for 33 kills. Kamryn Farris Kamryn Farris 5'10" | DS/L Lansing | 2022 State KS is her usual self defensively, leading the team in digs. She should be

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