Top 10 volleyball players to watch in 2021 fall Montana high school season (AA, A and B)

There is a lot of volleyball talent throughout the state of Montana – and SBLIve Montana takes a look at 10 players to watch in the fall season.

The list is broke up by classification, and players are listed in alphabetical order:

CLASS ‘AA’ PLAYERS TO WATCH

QUINCY FROHLICH, Outside hitter, Sentinel, sr.

Transferred from Hellgate a year ago, now leads a veteran Spartan squad that is off to a 7-2 start overall, including 3-0 in the Western region.

KOURTNEY GROSSMAN, Outside hitter, Billings West, soph.

Tore her ACL and MCL in February, along with meniscus damage, and yet has made it back into the lineup fully cleared after just six months.

TENNISEN HILLER, Setter, CM Russell, sr.

Daughter of coach Patrick Hiller is part of senior class that hopes to ascend one more step in 2021 after losing to Capital in last year’s state title match.

LAUREN LINDSETH, Outside hitter, CM Russell, sr.

Returning Eastern region player of the year switched from libero (where she will play for Montana State next fall) as a junior and had 275 kills, 298 digs and 36 aces.

MOLLY O’CONNOR, Libero, Gallatin, sr.

Defensive specialist was AA all-state selection as a junior, and looks to lead Raptors to the postseason this fall.

SYDNEY PIERCE, Middle block, Billings West, soph.

The 6-foot-4 interior force for the Golden Bears is a two-sport star, moving from volleyball in the fall right to the basketball floor in the winter.

CLASS ‘A’ PLAYERS TO WATCH

MARIA STEWART, Setter, Billings Central, sr.

Another returning 2020 all-state selection had 30 assists and six kills to help the Rams win their third state title in four seasons last fall.

TRINITY WILSON, Outside hitter, Broadwater, jr.

Plays all over the floor, hits for power, possesses floor presence that allows her to see plays as they develop.

CLASS ‘B’ PLAYERS TO WATCH

JOSIE HASLER, Outside hitter, Huntley Project, sr.

Returning all-state hitter will try to go out on top as Red Devils lost the championship match to Joliet in 2020 after having won three consecutive B titles.

MACEE MURPHY, Setter, Huntley Project, sr.

Averaging 10.3 assists per set over first seven matches of her senior year. Finally healthy following a left foot avuncular stress fracture suffered in 2020.

(Photo courtesy of Tim Bastian, Huntley Project volleyball)

Doug Drowley

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