Posted On: 06/2/22 11:59 AM

One thing I love about the Prep Dig Gauntlet is with it being a pre-national warm-up, we get to see how far a lot of players have come.  The timing also gives us a really good idea of who is hitting their stride and building confidence before their high school season rolls around.  The Gauntlet featured many big-time commits, as well as players who should be receiving plenty of phone calls this summer.  We got to see teams that could be competing for an open-level national championship.  I also love finding new players to place on my radar and follow along on their journey. 

Anja Kelly – 2023 – 6’0 – Middle Blocker – Neuqua Valley (IL) – New Wave 17 Tsunami 

Kelly is an uncommitted 2023 middle blocker/outside hitter who has an intimidating presence at the net with athleticism and explosive power.  She plays with a high motor, moves well laterally, and covers so much space above the net.  Kelly also does a great job of being quick in transition, timing, and getting off the ground quickly to take the ball right out of her setter’s hands and on the ground before

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