Thursday, 18 April 2024

International Volleyball

Girls club volleyball Dream Team: Bardin, Doolan, Telly, Sandberg, Pierce, Robinson, Bell, Reed

Girls club volleyball Dream Team: Bardin, Doolan, Telly, Sandberg, Pierce, Robinson, Bell, Reed

Metro 15 Travel trio, from left, Alli Robinson, Kaniyah Ball and Alexa Telly

Every Wednesday during the club season, VolleyballMag recognizes a Dream Team of eight girls volleyball players (15s to 18s age groups) who were standouts the weekend before. The team, most weeks, consisted of the following:

Setter or S/RS
Setter, S/RS or RS

We include our eight-player Dream Team below, as well as others we considered, based exclusively upon nominations received.

Note to coaches and directors: while there is no science to how we choose members of our Dream Team, performing on bigger stages will give players an edge, as will nomination forms that describe with specificity how well a player performed the previous weekend.

VolleyballMag DREAM TEAM for February 28
S: Isabelle Bardin, 6-3 Jr., Metro 17 Travel (D.C.) – Bardin averaged eight assists per set and led her team in blocks at the Capitol Hill Classic over President’s Day Weekend. Her success propelled Metro to an undefeated run through 17 Open.

OH: Caydence Doolan, 5-11 Soph., Metro 16 Travel (D.C.) – Doolan was named MVP of 16 Open at the Capitol Hill Classic by amassing 82 kills over 22 sets and passing a 2.1 for the undefeated victors.

OH: Alexa Telly, 6-0 Fr., Metro 15 Travel (D.C.) – A converted middle, Telly had a great weekend at Capitol Hill over President’s Day Weekend and was critical to her team’s title in 15 Open. “With a heavy arm she found ways to score from the front row and was steady for us in the back row defensively,” noted coach Aubrey Mohler. “She caught the eye of many coaches and tournament volunteers, who noticed her impact so much that she was named MVP for the 15 Open division. As a coach, the best thing about this award that she earned shows how hard she has worked at a new position.”

OH: Mara Sandberg, 5-11 Fr., CPA 16 Benson (WA) – The power-packed freshman was outstanding in all six rotations playing up for year for a 16s team that placed second in the Premier division  of the Las Vegas Classic.

OH: Alayna Pierce, 5-10 Sr., Club Fusion 18 Apex (IL) – Fusion placed fourth overall in the 17/18 Open division of the Great Lakes Region Power League, which concluded this past weekend. Pierce was a stalwart in six rotations for 18 Apex, which finished only behind 1st Alliance 17 Gold and 18 Gold and Sky High 18 Elite, and had team highs in kills (57) and aces (nine) while also amassing 44 digs (second to libero). “She is very…

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