With the season in its early stages, these are a few players to keep an eye on.
L Hannah Alstott, Sr., Northside Christian
Had 314 digs as a junior to lead the team. Has been a member of the varsity since the eighth-grade and is on pace to be the school’s all-time leader in digs. Committed to Jacksonville University.
OH Katy Cameron, Sr., Palm Harbor University
Had 235 kills to lead the team last season. Also led the team with 327 digs. Has committed to playing beach volleyball at the University of Tampa.
MB Chaise Campbell, Sr., Shorecrest
A key player on last year’s state championship team, Campbell is 6 feet 3 and the main hitter on this year’s team. Had nearly 200 kills last season and will get more chances this season.
OH Kalli Cors, Sr., Osceola
Committed to the University of Tampa. Cors was a bright spot on last year’s 10-7 team. She had 274 kills and 113 digs. She will be a key player on a team with some new starters.
OH Caroline Fish, So., Indian Rocks Christian
Had 111 kills and 160 digs last season. One of the top beach volleyball players in the country in her age group. Attended USC, UCLA, LSU, Stanford and Pepperdine beach camps this summer.
OH Madison Clark, Sr., Nature Coast
She was the team leader in kills with 326. Also had 245 digs.It helps to have a talented setter like to Karla Cantero to set her up.
OH Birdie Frierson, Sr., Plant
Last season, Camryn Vogler was the kills leader and top offensive threat. Look for Frierson to take over that role on a very deep team. She had 167 kills and 128 digs as a junior.
OH Linsey Harrison, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic
The team leader in kills with 262. Also had 286 digs, which was second on the team. At 5-foot-10, has the height to play well at the net.
OH Jeanette Henderson, Sr., Wharton
The Wildcats’ top hitter last season with 188 kills. She also had 195 digs. Already off to a good start this season.
MB Emma Hennessee, Jr., Tampa Catholic
She was the No. 2 hitter last season behind the graduated Elissa Alcantara. Had 128 kills. Played two good matches so far against Bishop McLaughlin and Carrollwood Day.
S Victoria Hensley, So., Clearwater Central Catholic
As a freshman, Hensley led the team with 482 assists. Also led her club team to an AAU national runnerup finish this summer.
L Alivia Horn, Sr., East Lake
Returns as the starting libero for a second straight season. Had 268 digs to lead the team as a junior. Also had 42 aces, tops on the team.
OH Sydney Jackwin, So., Keswick Christian
Had 300 kills as a freshman. A dual-sport athlete, she also had 64 aces and 310 digs, which led the team. This summer, her AAU team won the 15s club national championship.
S Sophie Klein, Sr., East Lake
A four-year varsity player and a starter since her sophomore year. She is currently second in the state with 113 assists in 13 sets played this season.
OH Audrey Koenig, Jr., Bishop McLaughlin
Committed to Florida State. Koenig helped lead the Hurricanes to a 30-1 record last season. Had 323 kills to lead the team. Also had 40 blocks and 158 digs.
MH Jamie Koopman, Sr., Wharton
One of four senior returners for the Wildcats. She had 185 kills as a junior. A four-year starter, she is committed to Ithaca College in New York.
OH Cathryn Long, Sr., Calvary Christian
Transferred to the school prior to last season. Made an immediate impact with 368 kills and 203 digs. Committed to play volleyball at Clemson.
S Jennafer Long, Sr., Calvary Christian
Had 892 assists, many to her twin sister Cathryn. With a year under her belt with new teammates, she has a chance to do even better.
RS Nina Moorer, So., Steinbrenner
Started as a freshman and was one of the Warriors’ best offensive players. Already off to a good start this season. Has 15 kills in two matches.
S Nicole Robison, Jr., St. Petersburg
Was the main setter last season with 636 assists. With most of the hitters returning this season, she should top those totals.
OH Caroline Schoonover, Sr., Sunlake
Was second on the team last season with 237 kills, just behind freshman Kylie Ciani. Ciani is injured so Schoonover’s role will increase.
RS Maddie Snider, Fr., Bishop McLaughlin
It’s rare that a freshman makes these lists, but Snider is a bona fide Division I talent. The 6-foot-3 left-hander had eight kills in the season opener against Tampa Catholic. She will be tough to stop for the next four years.
OH Ava Swain, So., Berkeley Prep
Started as an eighth-grader at Carrollwood Day before moving to Berkeley Prep last season. Made an immediate impact with 203 kills. At 6-foot-1, she is tough to block on the front line.
S Amberlyn Werkmeister, Sr., Weeki Wachee
Now in her third season as the starting setter, she had 744 assists in last year’s 18 win season. She already as 55 this season. A very important part of the Hornets offense.
OH Mila Yarich, Jr., Robinson
Led the Knights with 272 kills last season. A versatile player, she also had 195 digs. Yarich has been a varsity player since her freshman year.