Each Wednesday throughout the highschool season, offered there are sufficient nominees from varsity coaches, VolleyballMag.com will acknowledge a Dream Workforce of highschool volleyball gamers who have been standouts the weekend earlier than.
Most weeks, the eight-girl Dream Workforce will include the next:
Setter, S/RS or RS
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VolleyballMag.com HS DREAM TEAM for Aug. 30 2023
S: Rylie Barriger, 5-7 Soph., Lowell (Michigan) – Working a 5-1 offense, Barriger led the Pink Arrows to a 4-1 week that included wins over two groups ranked among the many high 10 within the state. Over 10 units, she collected 137 assists whereas including 32 digs, 5 blocks, 9 kills and eight aces.
RS: Kameron Stover, 5-9 Jr., Highland (Marengo, Ohio) – The uncommitted junior set a college document with 48 kills in a five-set win over Jonathan Alder on Saturday. The whole matched the No. 2 all-time mark in Ohio and ranks among the many high 10 all-time nationally. Oh, Stover additionally contributed 25 digs, 4 aces and 4 blocks.
OH: Bella Bullington, 6-1 Jr., Marist (Chicago, Illinois) – The Northwestern recruit was named MVP of the Crimson Basic this previous weekend. Bullington had double digit kills in all three championship-bracket wins on Saturday, totaling 42 kills, 35 digs, 10 blocks and 6 aces on the day.
OH: Sally Perez, 6-3 Sr., Center Creek (Apex, North Carolina) – Perez, a UCLA seashore volleyball recruit, had 34 kills, 9 digs and 4 blocks in Thursday’s four-set win over defending North Carolina 4A champion Millbrook.
MB: Piper Risdon, 6-0 Sr., Lowell (Michigan) – Risdon led the Pink Arrows to a 4-1 mark final week, together with wins over two high 10-ranked groups within the state. Over 10 units, Risdon had a whopping 69 kills whereas hitting .400. She added eight blocks and three aces.
MB: Julia Hunt, 6-2 Sr., Holy Cross (Covington, Kentucky) – Hunt led Holy Cross this week of their three matches received. The Washington commit, a real chief on the court docket, had 68 kills (7.56 per set), 28 digs, 16 aces and 13 blocks. She was a drive on either side of the ball.
Libero: Malyssa Cawa, 5-7 Sr., Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California) – The Stanford-bound Cawa had an unbelievable run to assist the Monarchs win Volleypalooza in Texas on Saturday. She handed 2.57 for the match with 83 digs and was particularly on level within the championship match, passing at a 2.75 clip with 16 digs.
DS: Kat Johnston, 5-6 Sr., Oconee County (Watkinsville, Georgia) – Johnston sparked the Warriors to a five-set win over highly-rated Jefferson final Thursday. She normally performs proper again, however switched to left again after Sport 1 versus the Dragons and restricted their major attacker. Johnston completed the night with seven digs and handed a 2.67. “Kat can also be our energetic chief on the court docket and the bench, continually speaking, cheering, and lifting up her teammates,” stated coach Mark Oglesby. “Her positivity was one of many keys to our win over Jefferson.”
Additionally thought of (by place, so as of consideration):
S: Maddie Berry, 5-5 Jr., Marist (Chicago, Illinois) – The workforce captain led the Redhawks to a 6-0 week, together with a title on the 32-Workforce Crimson Basic. She totaled 20+ assists in every match on the week and completed with 122 assists, 38 digs, and seven aces on the match. She had 25 assists and 10 digs within the championship win over highly-ranked ranked Oak Park-River Forest.
S: Stella Swenson, 6-2 Sr., Wayzata (Plymouth, Minnesota) – The 2-time reigning Gatorade POY for Minnesota, Swenson helped the Trojans steamroll two high 10 groups final week. In sweeps of Rogers and Burnsville, the Minnesota recruit amassed 52 assists and 6 aces. Her workforce hit .471 and .304, respectively, within the two wins.
S: Hazel Williams, 5-8 Soph., Fleming Island (Florida) – Williams has quarterbacked Fleming Island to a 2-1 document in the course of the opening week of FHSAA competitors. The sophomore setter is a part of a 6-2 offense, and presently ranks among the many high performers in Florida with 63 assists. She led all gamers with 31 assists in a 5-set victory over Creekside on Tuesday, completed with a match-high 21 assists in straight-set sweep over St Johns Nation Day College on Wednesday, and completed with a double-double (11 assists, 11 digs) on Thursday’s loss to Buchholz.
RS: Paola Aviles Morales, 6-0 Sr., Mandarin (Jacksonville, Florida) – Aviles Morales had a dozen kills within the Mustangs’ 3-1 win over Atlantic Coast to open the season. She went one higher on Thursday, notching 13 kills in a four-set win over Oakleaf.
RS: Lilly Purcell, 5-9 Jr., Prince Avenue Christian College (Athens, Georgia) – In two matches final week, the strong-armed southpaw delivered 14 kills, eight digs, 4 aces and two assists. She performs larger than her peak, is a consider all six rotations and performs higher the higher the competitors.
OH: Charlotte Vinson, 6-2 Jr., Yorktown (Indiana) – Vinson, one of many high gamers in Indiana, tallied 106 kills over 17 units this previous week. Famous head coach Stephanie Bloom: “She is near a double-double with kills and digs in virtually each match we performed final week, falling quick in a single match as a result of we subbed her out to provide different gamers extra enjoying time.”
OH: Emily Davis, 6-1 Sr., Brandon (Mississippi) – Davis had 69 kills, 31 digs, seven blocks and three aces in main the Bulldogs to 3rd place in a 50-team match in Alabama this previous weekend.
OH: Morgan Jones, 6-0 Sr., Huntley (Illinois) – Jones, a Missouri recruit, totaled 27 kills over six units this previous week. In Thursday’s win over McHenry, Jones recorded a block with the Pink Raiders down 22-13 to earn the facet out, then served 11 straight to shut out the sweep.
OH: Sarahbelle Jameson, 6-1 Jr. Creekside (Saint Johns, Florida) — The Embry-Riddle commit was dominant in Creekside’s season-opener towards Fleming Island, ending with a match-high 17 kills with only one error. Her attacking vary stored the protection on their toes, hitting over, round, and thru the blockers to search out the open court docket. She added 11 kills in Thursday evening’s straight-set sweep towards Bolles, and presently ranks amongst high performers within the state with a 0.338 hitting effectivity.
OH: Nadia Ewton, 6-1 Sr., Fletcher (Neptune Seaside, Florida) — Within the opening week of FHSAA competitors, Ewton posted two double-double efforts: 13 kills and 13 digs on Tuesday evening in a 3-0 victory over Oakleaf; and 15 kills and 18 digs within the 5-set loss towards Bartram Path on Thursday.
OH: Addison Burke, 6-1 Jr., Legion Collegiate Academy (Rock Hill, South Carolina) – The Lancers improved to 7-1 general with a 3-0 week, aided by Burke, who totaled 30 kills, 12 digs, 5 aces, 42 receptions, three assists and two blocks over eight units.
OH: Julia Howard, 5-7 Soph. Christ’s Church Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) – A veteran participant in her fourth season, regardless of simply being a sophomore, CCA’s go-to had 9 kills and 18 digs in an opening-season win over Outdated Plank Christian then adopted up with 10 kills (zero errors) and 13 digs in one other win.
OH: Reese Banaszek, 6-0 Sr., Prince Avenue Christian College (Athens, Georgia) – A hustler and senior chief, Banaszek stood out in all elements for the Wolverines this previous week. Over 5 units, she collected 11 kills, eight digs and 5 aces.
MB: Bridey Potter, 6-0 Sr., Wando (Mount Nice, South Carolina) – In 5 matches final week totaling 12 units, Potter recorded 33 kills whereas hitting .424. The senior added 15 blocks and was a key purpose why the Warriors superior to the championship match on the North Myrtle Seaside “Border Battle” Championship.
MB: Emily Lalaian, 6-1 Jr., Prince Avenue Christian College (Athens, Georgia) – In two matches final week comprising 5 units, Lalaian hit .380 with 11 kills and three aces. “Emily introduced a robust, massive presence to the web and operating her early within the matches opened up alternatives for our pin hitters to have clear seems to be,” famous coach Morgan Garretson. “She is a workforce participant, encouraging, guiding, and difficult her teammates to play to the very best of their talents.”
Libero: Ava Dunnigan, 5-5 Sr., Musselman (Inwood, West Virginia) – The Applemen captured the North Myrtle Seaside “Border Battle” Championship on the weekend. Dunnigan was an enormous purpose why. She led the workforce with a exceptional 2.4 passing ranking and led the workforce in digs with 39 as Musselman bested North Myrtle Seaside within the semifinals and Wando within the finals, each in 2-0 sweeps.
Libero: Avery Energy, 5-3 Jr., Brandon (Mississippi) – Energy, final week’s Dream Teamer at libero, had one other wonderful week for the Bulldogs. She had 129 digs, 26 assists, 77 receptions and 4 aces as Brandon positioned third out of fifty groups on the Juanita Boddie match in Alabama over the weekend.
Libero: Addi Applegate, 5-4 junior, Yorktown (Indiana) – Applegate amassed 75 digs in 17 units because the Tigers went 5-1 final week. She additionally handed over a 2.0 persistently.
Libero: Violet Poole, 5-4 Soph., Wando (Mount Nice, South Carolina) – In 5 matches final week, Poole handed a 2.3 on 81 receptions, with 51 digs, for a Wando workforce that made the finals of the North Myrtle Seaside “Border Battle” Championship final weekend.
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