Welcome to part I of our Defensive Dandies recognition, our "Dandy Lions." The players on this list are all-around high school or club talents who project as back row animals at the collegiate level. In simple terms, if they're dynamic defenders who are just as dangerous in the front row for high school and/or club as they are in the back row, they're on this list (provided a coach nominated them, of course).
The Dandy Lions list has been curated into two teams of ten with all others receiving Honorable Mention recognition. As challenging as it is to decide who belongs on the top two teams, their current accolades and accomplishments should speak for themselves, as well as the supporting comments of their coaches. We gave respect and deference to seniors and to those players whom college coaches have determined are the best at covering the floor and more.
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