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clifford20

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  1. clifford20

    New club team

    really cool. that sounds like an incredible opportunity. Thanks for the update.
  2. clifford20

    New club team

    Alliance 16's (15's from last year) didn't lose their best defensive player. she is back and should be their libero again this year--she will be a power conference libero. Morgan was playing up and is about the same level as her--they are both very skilled. Alliance did lose one of their DS however (I forget her name, she goes to Ravenwood I think), and I have heard she is playing 18-2. I could be wrong about that. 16's will be as good as they were last year defensively IMO. The interesting thing about that team last year is that they didn't perform all that good really. I don't think they beat very many, if any, high quality teams. Their two setters (from last year) were a liability defensively. I think the new Setter for alliance this year is better defensively then both of last years, and def better then the #2 setter. There is no replacing Claire's block/setting for sure. Losing Shay and Claire is the only really hard loss. THe big question this year for the 16s alliance team is can their OHs serve receive. The K2 team is good for sure. I look forward to seeing them play. They have a very good setter.
  3. clifford20

    New club team

    after thiking more about this...luring the best hitter and setter of the age group was the key obviously. They don't get them, most of the others stay. Brilliant strategy. Free is always good.
  4. clifford20

    New club team

    There is no doubt that this will require Alliance to step up their game. As usual there will be players that come back and others that will leave. I hope both clubs are successful, it only helps the sport out. I think Alliance has done a really good job overall. It will be interesting to see how TPV handles the expense of A-game. Maybe the finances are way different now because of the sale, but the overhead of the building is just brutal. I would be interested in knowing why the 16's kids left? Did they not like their coach? Unhappy with alliance? Facility? I know a few of them are playing free...is that the main reason?
  5. clifford20

    New club team

    I tend to agree with SJ. More competition is better. It should over time help the mid state talent and development. There will be a handful of kids that will get a new opportunity to play at a higher level. If the parents think it’s best for that kids, then go. If it’s a bad experience they will come back the next year and the other kid will switch to the other club. Make no mistake, this will help mid state volleyball which needs it. Overall the volleyball for the mid state isn’t good. There are 5-6 really good programs who could not compete in other vball states. It’s all good. This all plays out.
  6. clifford20

    New club team

    It has no affect on eligibility. AAU basetball for most high level kids is free. Let’s see how it all plays out. I’m sure a handful will go. It will give others an opportunity. The thing that I hate is that it’s going to break up a top 20 team that has mostly been together for several years.
  7. clifford20

    AA Teams to Watch 2018

    I'm confused on why they are even allowed to stay in AA. Makes no sense.
  8. clifford20

    AAA tournament/results

    I agree, but I hope so much that it's a good match. Would love to see another program win a championship. Brentwood is better in every position.
  9. clifford20

    AA Teams to Watch 2018

    What div is KC moving to?
  10. clifford20

    Single A teams to watch

    If you haven’t watched sale creeks middle play...you need to. Crazy athletic, but short with a lightening quick arm. Can’t believe she’s not an outside.
  11. clifford20

    AAA tournament/results

    Holy cow, did anyone see the Siegel vs DB game? Did DB just feel the pressure? What a heart breaking loss for them. 15-3 last set. Hoping Siegel can catch fire and beat Brentwood tomorrow. But they are better in every position.
  12. clifford20

    Single A teams to watch

    I can't tell you how proud I am of the Watertown program. Not too long ago Watertown was not in the least bit competitive. The coach and players have been building the program step by step for a while now. Incredible facility and just a good group of kids and coaches. I would have never believed that Watertown could get to the point of competing for a championship. Really cool.
  13. clifford20

    AAA tournament/results

    Siegel wins in 5. Btw, Heritage setter is the real deal. Two great setters going at it.
  14. clifford20

    AAA tournament/results

    I think Siegel can take a set but will be hard to take 3 sets. I never had high hopes for SC as I knew their Pin hitters struggle to serve receive. Everyone serves at their big hitter and she cannot receive. I cannot beleive they beat Ravenwood. I want them to win, don’t get me wrong, just didn’t think they’d be able to stay in system.
  15. clifford20

    AAA tournament/results

    After watching all 3 matches so far, I have to say that I am a bit underwhelmed. DB looked ok and Cookeville beat Collierville 3-0. Hard to know much about Cookeville, however I feel they and DB looked similar. At this point, Brentwood will beat all these teams in 3--easily. Waiting to see what Siegel match looks like. It is impressive to see a team like Cookeville, who doesn't have access to a high level club, play solid volleyball. They are well coached. Hoping for a really competitive final 4, and championship--but my hopes are waning.
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