Every Wednesday during the high school season, provided there are enough nominees from varsity coaches, VolleyballMag.com will recognize a Dream Team of high school volleyball players who were standouts the weekend before.
Most weeks, the eight-girl Dream Team will consist of the following:
Setter, S/RS or RS
Players will be considered for Dream Team ONLY if they are nominated by their high school coaches using this link: https://volleyballmag.com/hs-player-of-the-week-submissions/.
Nominations will be solicited by email to high school coaches only on our email list. To sign up, follow this link: https://volleyballmag.com/hs-email-sign-up/
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.com HS DREAM TEAM for September 13
S: Landry Zapalac, 5-5 Soph., Schulenburg (Texas) – Zapalac led the Shorthorns to a 3-0 week. The sophomore recorded 120 assists over 11 sets while adding 22 digs, eight aces, seven kills and seven blocks. She also tied the school record for assists in a match with 59.
S/RS: Brooke Walker, 6-2 Sr., Inola (Oklahoma) – Walker led the Longhorns to a high finish at the Catoosa Port City Classic Tournament. The uncommitted senior finished the weekend with 67 assists, 57 kills, 61 digs, 10 aces and eight blocks and led Inola to wins over four state-ranked top 10 teams.
OH: Olivia Swenson, 6-3 Sr., Wayzata (Plymouth, Minnesota) – A Minnesota recruit, Swenson kept the Trojans undefeated on the season by enjoying a big, big week, which included 49 kills while hitting 0.324, passing a 2.22 on 50 receptions, serving at 93%, and tallying 30 digs, six blocks, and six assists.
OH: Kaelyn Pribl, 6-0 Sr., Millard West (Omaha, Nebraska) – Pribyl had 21 kills with only one error, and hit a blistering .488, as the Wildcats downs Class B No. 2 Bennington to win the Kearney Invite. The Southern Illinois commit is averaging nearly five kills per set on the season.
MB: Jenna Hanes, 6-3 Sr., Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California) – Hanes, a Michigan commit, was absolutely unstoppable at the Dave Mohs Orange County Championships over the weekend. She was named tournament MVP after the Dons avenged an earlier loss with a three-set win over Mater…