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Defensive Dandies 2017

05/17/2017, 3:45pm CDT
By Denise has announced their 2017 Defensive Dandies and have recognized P17 Taylor Kuper on their 2nd Team.  

We call Part I 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. Basically, if they can dig it up at an elite level but played all the way around for high school and/or club, they’re on this list (provided a coach nominated them, of course).   

The Dandy Lions list is presented in six teams of 13 (because kids like to be on a team) with everyone else receiving Honorable Mention recognition. 

Taylor Kuper, Jr., Olathe Northwest (Olathe, Kansas) – A Second-Team All-State hitter for the Kansas 6A champion Ravens in 2016, Kuper amassed 235 kills, 231 digs and 59 aces in 2016 while also receiving 400 serves. Undersized to be a hitter at the next level, Kuper has committed to playing defense at Illinois. The Fighting Illini likely will utilize her the way her KC Power club team does: as a high-energy defender who scores points with a wicked jump serve and can terminate with her vicious back row attacks.

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