VB VIDEO: 'Volleyball Weekly' reviews the rankings and top middle hitters
September 13, 2012By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Hoosier Authority
With the 2012 Indiana high school volleyball season cruising through Week 5, HoosierAuthority.com once again brings you the video feature “Volleyball Weekly” with Team Indiana’s Kristin Ahaus!
Just click on the video player on the right side of the page to watch and listen to this week’s episode, which focuses on …
- Lawrence North: The Class 4A Wildcats – currently receiving votes for the 4A Top 10 – sent notice that they may have arrived following an impressive (if there is such a thing) four-set loss to 4A sixth-ranked Westfield.
- The state rankings: Their relevance and an update of all the Top 10s in each class; in particular, Mike & Kristin discuss:
- Carmel: The Class 4A top-ranked Greyhounds remain undefeated and have yet to drop a set.
- Shelbyville: The 4A No. 9 defending Seymour Regional champion Golden Bears have won three tournaments and started the year at 13-0.
- Indianapolis Chatard: The 3A No. 3 defending state runner-up Trojans just beat perennial power Roncalli and were to tackle 3A No. 7 Brebeuf on Sept. 12.
- Fairfield and New Prairie: The sixth-ranked Falcons and No. 9 Cougars are creeping up the 3A poll.
- Wapahani: The 2A defending state champ Raiders and their rigorous schedule have fallen from the top spot, having been replaced by Providence.
- Cowan: The Blackhawks have moved into the top spot in Class A after having defeated 1A third-ranked Barr-Reeve and 1A No. 4 defending state champion Wes-Del.
- Middle hitters: The duo discusses seniors Allison Hammond of Springs Valley and Jazzmine McDonald of Indianapolis Cathedral (both Indiana University recruits), Carmel’s Lauren Pitz (Georgia Tech), Westfield’s Brooke Kranda (Michigan State), and Penn junior Ally Schneider.
Team Indiana Volleyball is one of the leading club and instructional facilities in the state, and Kristin is one of the top coaches in the Team Indiana system. Each week during the season, she will be analyzing the big matches, breaking down the prospects of different teams, highlighting many of Indiana’s top players, and discussing the issues surrounding volleyball in the Hoosier state.
Now, go check out the video!