Players to watch at the Nebraska state volleyball tournament. First-round action begins Thursday in Grand Island.
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Olivia Boender, Waverly
The 6-foot-1 Nebraska recruit leads Class B with 475 kills. She also has 319 digs, 48 aces and 45 blocks.
Lexi Elman, Omaha Marian
The 6-foot senior leads Class A in kills with 454 and is second on the team in digs with 356.
Skyler Erickson, Cedar Valley
Her first kill at state will be No. 500 this season for the 5-9 senior, who also has 62 blocks and 39 aces.
Alyssa Frauendorfer, Humphrey
The 6-foot senior leads the team in kills (421), blocks (118) and digs (325).
Maggie Heim, Omaha Marian
The 6-foot Ohio State recruit has dished out 592 assists and has pounded 270 kills.
KC Heimann, Howells-Dodge
The 5-9 outside hitter has 409 kills, 44 blocks, 35 aces and 219 digs.
Lauran Hellbusch, Columbus Scotus
Shelved by knee surgery for much of the season, she has come on to give the Shamrocks an important late-season boost.
Kelly Hunter, Papio South
The versatile senior setter bound for NU has 708 assists, 186 digs, 76 kills, 62 aces and 39 blocks.
Michaela Mestl, Kearney Catholic
Though only 5-6, the outside hitter has 243 kills and 22 blocks for the undefeated Stars.
Amber Rolfzen, Papio South
The 6-2 senior outside hitter bound for NU leads the Titans with 320 kills and is second on the team in digs with 201.
Kadie Rolfzen, Papio South
Like her twin sister Amber, the NU recruit is having another outstanding season with 286 kills and a team-high 286 digs.
Bailey Sokolowski, Kearney Catholic
The 6-1 middle hitter leads the team in kills (259) and blocks (59).
Kristy Wieser, Lincoln Pius X
The UNO recruit has 320 kills, 50 blocks and 30 aces.
Marysa Wilkinson, Lincoln Southwest
The 6-foot Creighton recruit leads her team in kills (335) and blocks (74).