We conclude the release of the final edition of the Class of 2022 Top 150. As mentioned before for numbers 101-150, although it is the 'final' release, think of it more as the most recent edition, not the 'be-all and end-all,' top 150. The final rankings for the 15-7's age groups will be released at the conclusion of the full club season. The current list available will still be from December, until it is updated on May 18. We'll also be releasing a list of players who were just outside the rankings, as well as a full list of all players from the rankings from start to finish. So keep an eye out for that!
A quick note, as the rankings have evolved, so too has the process and we realized that there are ebbs and flows to players impacts and abilities. In our eyes, every play that has made an appearance in the Top 150 is a fantastically talented player who has worked hard and although all players work hard, and the ones in this edition have come the furthest or have hit a high mark most recently. If a player's name is not listed, that does not take away from the blood, sweat, tears, and time they invested in the sport, and they should be proud of their abilities ranked or not.
Therefore, there is no need to expel wasted energy on an angry email or nasty comment because quite frankly the odds are good it won't even get a response. We're here to celebrate players, their success, and to shed a positive light on the sport. We don't rank players and release lists or awards out of malice but to continue helping the sport gain recognition and to help push volleyball further into the mainstream of sports and sports media, and we're proud to be one of the few outlets to put in the time, travel, and effort as well as the courage to do so.
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