PrepVolleyball Pre-Season National Rankings
January 22, 2013 - 18 and Under Division
37. A5 “for Fighting” (Georgia)
A very balanced roster with 10 returning players will benefit from a return to health of OH Amanda Dachs, who missed last year with an injury. OH Allie Davenport, libero Elle McCord and setter Sydney Morton are other key returnees for a team that gets much more athletic in the middle with the addition of Sydney Cooper and Kristina Stinson.
17 and Under Division:
13. A5 “For Fighting” (Georgia)
The Facts: A5 won two qualifiers last year and was ranked No. 1 nationally for much of the season, but coughed up its chances at a medal at Junior Nationals when a flu virus swept through the team at precisely the wrong time. Virtually the entire roster returns, including physical setter Haley Templeton, standout libero Claudia Coco and three very nice pin players, Molly McAlvany, Jessica Sloan and Chloe Cook. Annika Olsen also return to hit or play defense – she excels in every facet – and Eden Murray and Savannah Oaks return to man the middle positions. Head coach Jung Hou is new to A5 but not to having success on the bench in Atlanta.
Anything Else? Prediction: Murray, the Georgia Class A Player of the Year, is so elusive that opposing coaches will say more than once this year, “Who’s guarding Eden?”
16 and Under Division
14. “Grade” A5 (Georgia)
A double qualifier last year, A5 was hurt by a late-season injury that shelved dynamic attacker Harley Sebastian and limped home from Columbus tied for 18th. Sebastian, who earned All-State honors last fall, is back along with seven others, including four more all-state performers: OH Caroline Ostman, MB Taylor Svehla, RS Mason Rooney and libero Amber MacDonald. Paige McKnight, is a silky smooth setter. Jackie Van Fossan also returns to coach, who adds two explosive athletes to the roster, including raw middle Alyssa Munlyn, who touches 10-3.
15 and Under Division
30 - A5
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