Posted On: 01/20/22 8:00 AM

Behind every good hitter is a great setter. This 17s division is proof of that statement. Rock N Rumble could’ve easily been marketed as a setting clinic for the amount of talented setters that were on display this weekend. 

This group saw the likes of some of the nation’s biggest names in the position including Ava Sarafa Ava Sarafa 6'0" | S Marian | 2023 State #15 Nation MI , University of Kentucky commit, and Zoey Dood Zoey Dood 6'2" | S Grandville | 2024 State MI , one of the premier sophomores in the country. Power 5 commits and some top notch talent that has still been called for, they were all here.

To really get an idea how good these play makers were, just take a look at the 11 of the best at Rock N Rumble. 

Whitney Woodrow Whitney Woodrow S Assumption | 2023 State KY (2023) | 6’0 S | KIVA

When you have all of the weapons that Whitney Woodrow Whitney Woodrow S Assumption | 2023 State KY has, the possibilities are endless. The Fordham bound setter was quite the treat to watch. Her ball placement, even in the toughest of situations, was commendable and her distribution of the offense was impressive. Woodrow also has a pretty formidable block!

Ava Sarafa Ava Sarafa 6'0" | S Marian | 2023 State #15 Nation MI (2023) | 6’0 S | Michigan Elite

This weekend just further proved that Ava Sarafa Ava Sarafa 6'0" | S Marian | 2023 State #15 Nation MI , University of Kentucky commit, and Zoey Dood Zoey Dood 6'2" | S Grandville | 2024 State MI , one of the premier sophomores in the country. Power 5 commits and some top notch talent that has still been called for, they were all here. To really get an idea how good these play makers were, just take a look at the 11 of the best at Rock N Rumble.  Whitney Woodrow Whitney Woodrow S Assumption | 2023 State KY (2023) | 6’0 S | KIVA When you have all of the weapons that Whitney Woodrow Whitney Woodrow S Assumption | 2023 State KY has, the possibilities are endless. The Fordham bound setter was quite the treat to watch. Her ball placement, even in the toughest of situations, was commendable and her distribution of the offense was impressive. Woodrow also has a pretty formidable block! Ava Sarafa Ava Sarafa 6'0" | S Marian | 2023 State #15 Nation MI (2023) | 6’0 S | Michigan Elite This weekend just further proved that Ava Sarafa Ava Sarafa 6'0" | S Marian | 2023 State #15 Nation MI is one of the premier setters in the country. She’s so fast and athletic, she can make the plays that most setters can only dream of. She just makes the game so much fun to watch! The Kentucky commit was clicking on all cylinders this weekend. Her connection with every attacker was crucial in a bronze medal finish. Erin Kline Erin Kline 6'2" | S Mercy | 2023 State #96 Nation MI (2023) | 6’1 S | Legacy Talking about setters with options here. Erin Kline Erin Kline 6'2" | S Mercy | 2023 State #96 Nation MI may be even more stacked with weapons in her back pocket than Woodrow. Her connection with each of them as pretty consistent throughout Rock N Rumble, but it was her and Harper Murray Harper Murray 6'2" | OH Skyline | 2023 State #1 Nation MI ’s that was such a beauty to behold. Kline balled so hard this weekend, she came out with a Rock N Rumble Championship.  Zoey Dood Zoey Dood 6'2" | S Grandville | 2024 State MI (2024) | 6’2 S | MVA She may be young, but Zoey Dood Zoey Dood 6'2" | S Grandville | 2024 State MI played like a seasoned veteran this weekend. One of the most exciting setters in the 2024 class, she was on full display in the 17s division and proved that she could hang with the big dogs. Whether she’s putting up a kill ball for her hitters or calling her own number on two, Dood’s second contact is superb! Ella Taylor (2024) | 5’5 S | Elite VBTC Some may try to overlook this setter, but she plays well above what her size may indicate. Ella Taylor was a pleasant surprise in Cleveland. Taylor is a very eye popping talent for this Elite VBTC club. She has a great approach to the game is a very agile in her play. Taylor’s tempo and location to just about every position at the net was very smooth and consistent throughout the contest. Erin Madigan Erin Madigan 6'2" | S Dakota | 2023 State MI (2023) | 6’1 S | Legacy Like I mentioned in my 21 Power Pins coverage, even Legacy’s 17-2s team had the chops it took to go toe-to-toe with some of the best. Erin Madigan Erin Madigan 6'2" | S Dakota | 2023 State MI is a huge reason for this competitiveness. Madigan is a huge net presence with her size whether she’s blocking or attacking on two. She also showed to run quite a fast paced offense that propelled this team to a top 10 finish. Jenna Sayles Jenna Sayles 5'8" | S Davison | 2023 State MI (2023) | 5’8 S | Five:1 One word to describe Jenna Sayles Jenna Sayles 5'8" | S Davison | 2023 State MI ’ play this weekend is steady. This 2023 setter was steady in all assets of the game. Sayles sets a very good ball to her hitters and loves to run a variety of routes in transition and serve receive. Sayles’ utilization of the D ball with Cola Sisk Cola Sisk 5'10" | RS Lake Fenton | 2023 MI was a personal favorite of mine. So lethal and on point, every time.  Mia Tuman (2023) | 6’1 S | Pittsburgh Elite This setter was a new find for me at Rock N Rumble. Mia Tuman is not Big Ten bound for nothing. She was one of the taller setters in attendance and her size came up huge quite often. Tuman has a very strong defensive sense, both at the net, and in the back court. The Ohio State commit’s location was great and her connection with Ava Carney was so good all weekend. Naija Gadis Naija Gadis 5'8" | S Brebeuf | 2023 State IN (2023) | 5’8 S | Munciana Spearheading the double beast in the setter’s position for Munciana is Naija Gadis Naija Gadis 5'8" | S Brebeuf | 2023 State IN . A part of a lethal 6-2 offensive system, Gadis has the skillset to run it all on her own if she needed to. She’s speedy, she’s athletic and she is quite clever in her play. Gadis loves to run different combination plays with her attackers and they were leaving opponents in shambles. Emilee Hill Emilee Hill 5'9" | S Yorktown | 2023 State IN (2023) | 5’10 S/OH | Munciana Right alongside Gadis, Emilee Hill Emilee Hill 5'9" | S Yorktown | 2023 State IN is pretty skilled herself. On the attacking front, Hill and Gadis’ connection is instant. Hill has a great contact of the ball and was cracking it all weekend on the right pin. On the setting front, Hill runs a very clean, yet fast offense.  Desha Van Veldhuizen Desha Van Veldhuizen 5'10" | S Park Tudor | 2023 State IN (2023) | 5’10 S | Munciana Indy Munciana knows how to train a good setter! Out of their Indianapolis location, Desha Van Veldhuizen Desha Van Veldhuizen 5'10" | S Park Tudor | 2023 State IN had a great outing at the setting position for her team. Van Vledhuizan plays a very calm and smooth game. She has great movement into her sets and she knows how to spread the ball around quite well. She also had a great serve to follow up her impressively ran offense. 

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