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Class of 2023 Club Watch List: Liberos/Defensive Specialists

We are very excited to continue our Club Watch List series with the first part of the Class of 2023 Watch List for the 2021 club season! This list is compiled of well-known players within their age group and those who may not yet have had the opportunity to shine on their high school teams since they were playing or will be playing alongside and against players above their age. How did we compile this list, you ask? We used independent research and asked coaches to nominate players from outside their own clubs that impressed them in competition. Players are listed by their primary positions, then alphabetically by first name. So if a player is listed as multiple positions, they can be found under the primary position submitted by the coach who nominated them or by our selection. 

The list will be released daily by position, and today we’ve got Liberos/Defensive Specialists: The little magicians of the volleyball world, they make impossible digs possible, putting their bodies on the line, and stepping up, taking shots in the trenches behind the 10-foot line. These players aren't afraid to get their hands dirty!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT a ranking by any means. It is simply a list of players who have the potential and skills to become elite-level athletes and that PrepVB, spectators, and the coaches who nominated them alike should keep an eye on in the years to come. So, there’s no need to be up in arms if a player is left off the list. It holds absolutely no representation of their self-worth as an athlete or a person. Please ONLY reach out to us if there is a discrepancy with positions, names, club teams, or heights. You can email Jimmy Pompeo at You can also comment with other players you believe should be included, or that we should watch. Think someone is missing? Remember, this is a watch list, mainly for those athletes that may have yet to be seen. You might want to check on our Class of 2023 Top 150 Players list before sending us an email or commenting.

Without further ado, we give you the Liberos/Defensive Specialists of the Class of 2023 Watch List. Thank you to all those coaches that helped us curate this year’s list.

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    March 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Nora Carlsen Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park KS, Mavs 816 16-1 club

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    March 9, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Jillian Massenat L/DS 5’8 Xceleration Volleyball 16-1 Bishop O’Dowd HighSchool

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    March 10, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Abby Herman from Rev Volleyball Academy 16-1 could be a player to watch!

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