Posted On: 12/29/21 9:31 AM
There is no lack of talent here in the Buckeye State. As high school season fades away, we are ramping up for an exciting club season. With tryouts over and teams set, we can’t wait to be back in the gym.
The first club we will be preview is Mintonette Sports. Based out of Columbus, this club is ranked #1 in Ohio and 11th in the Country. They produce some very talented athletes year after year.
M.71’s will be a team to watch this season, returning part of the team from last year and adding a few new players. As m.61s last year, they qualified for nationals and finished 3rd in the National division. Very intimidating to look at with 1/2 the team over 6 foot tall. They play fast and don’t get rattled. The following players will make a big impact for this team.
Lauryn Bowie Lauryn Bowie 6'2" | RS Westerville South | 2023 State OH - 6’2 Pin hitter that is able to terminate the ball from either pin. She has great form and hits the ball high above the tape making it easy for her to hit over the blockers. She will continue her volleyball career at the University of Virginia.
Lauryn Bowie Lauryn Bowie 6'2" | RS Westerville South | 2023 State OH - 6’2 Pin hitter that is able to terminate the ball from either pin. She has great form and hits the ball high above the tape making it easy for her to hit over the blockers. She will continue her volleyball career at the University of Virginia. Eloise Brandewie Eloise Brandewie 6'2" | MB Bishop Hartley | 2023 State OH - 6’3 Middle that can penetrate over the net and get to those monstrous blocks. She can jump high and has a fast powerful arm swing. After high school, Brandewie will be headed to The Ohio State University. Kayla Dulgar - 5’9 setter that runs this team with confidence. She makes smart plays an can get to the ball to the hitters to get the points. Kaleigh Palmer Kaleigh Palmer 6'4" | RS Wapakoneta | 2023 State OH - 6’2 hitter that is a playmaker and can get off the floor fast to hit and block. She is a presence on the court and will be a great addition to this team. Johna Spohn - 5’5 Libero is a player that always stands out on the court, She is quick and full of energy. In addition to her quickness, she controls the back row and keeps her team in system. This team added a few new players this season. I can not wait to see how they blend together. This is a team that should have no problem getting to Nationals this year. Next we will be spotlighting two more teams from another top Ohio club.