Monday, 27 March 2023

International Volleyball

Girls Dream Team of the Week: Jones, Hoying, McCloskey, Carr, Boothe, Schoonover, Quintit, Anderson

Girls Dream Team of the Week: Jones, Hoying, McCloskey, Carr, Boothe, Schoonover, Quintit, Anderson

Every Wednesday during the club season, will recognize a Dream Team of eight girls volleyball players (15s to 18s age groups) who were standouts the weekend before:

The team, most weeks, consists of the following:
Setter or S/RS
Setter, S/RS or RS

We include this week’s eight-player Dream Team below, as well as others we considered, based exclusively upon nominations received. This week’s Dream Team will include three outsides in lieu of a right side attacker and two liberos, since we received no DS nominations either..

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.

Having not received any DS nominations this week, we added one more outside to complete the team. DREAM TEAM for March 1:
S: Logan Jones, 5-9 Sr., MAVS KC 18-1 (KS) – Jones, an Arkansas signee, ran MAVS’ high-powered offense with precision all the way to the title at Music City in New Orleans in the 18 Open division.

OH: Layla Hoying, 5-10 Fr., Mintonette m. 51 (OH) – Hoying, who was awfully impressive denting floors at Triple Crown over President’s Day Weekend, continued her assault on opposing defenses at the Sunshine Classic qualifier in Orlando. Her attacking helped Mintonette sail undefeated through the 15 Open field to be first to qualify in this division for the USA Junior National Championships in Chicago.

Riley McCloskey

OH: Riley McCloskey, 6-0 Soph., NKYVC 16 Tsunami (KY) – Every Tsunami team from 12-18 won the Pioneer Region bid last weekend without a single dropped set. McCloskey brought power and finesse to the floor for the 16s team, which went 4-0 to earn its bid. She finished with 40 kills on .523 hitting, with 10 digs and eight aces.

Natalie Carr

OH: Natalie Carr, 5-11 Fr., Pittsburgh Elite 16 Elite (PA) – Carr was named 16 Open MVP at the Capitol City Classic in Washington DC. She put up 110 kills over the three day event and hit .406.

MB: Avery Boothe, 6-4 Soph., Club One AZ 16 Platinum (AZ) – Boothe had 15 kills on 40 swings with zero errors, plus 15 digs, five blocks and five aces to help Revolution return to Division 1 in the Arizona Region’s Open Tournament.

MB: Alia Schoonover, 5-11 Fr., Mintonette m. 51 (OH) – Schoonover worked on developing her…

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