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Why she made the team: Bleecher quickly made an impact as the Rockets' lone varsity freshman, leading the way in kills per set (2.89) for 28-9 Class 3A regional finalist.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Beyonce or Bruno Mars. ... Before I compete, I eat pasta, and right before the game the team eats hot Cheetos with French onion dip for good luck. ... In my dream career, I would be an athletic trainer, or coach P.E. and the volleyball team at a high school. ... My favorite subject in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Jacqueline Quade. ... My favorite TV shows are "Friends" and "Madam Secretary." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Beyonce, John F. Kennedy and Whitney Houston.

On my bucket list: Go to England, eat at restaurants all over the world and travel the world playing volleyball with my bestie.

Why she made the team: The four-year starter holds seven Knights records at the end of her prep career and notched 6.05 digs per set for a 32-7 Class 1A sectional finalist.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Logic. ... Before I compete, I eat a Clif bar. ... In my dream career, I would travel and take/sell pictures of nature. ... My favorite subject in school is lunch. ... My favorite athlete is Maddy Hopkins. ... My favorite TV show is "Friends." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Jesus, Owen Wilson and Tom Petty.

On my bucket list: Live in a van, backpack Europe and climb a mountain of some kind.

Why she made the team: Important on both the attack and defense for the Class 2A third-place Sabers, Brandon compiled 3.33 kills and 3.14 digs per set suiting up for a 37-5 program.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Khalid. ... Before I compete, I eat an apple. ... In my dream career, I would be an NICU nurse. ... My favorite subject in school is science. ... My favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Ian Somerhalder, Billie Eilish and Jimmy Fallon.

On my bucket list: Go to Bora Bora, swim with dolphins and bungee jump.

Why she made the team: The future University of Illinois athlete keyed the Maroons' attack with 3.38 kills per set and often was present at the net for the 28-9 Class 3A sectional semifinalist.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Drake. ... Before I compete, I eat nothing. I prefer to play on an empty stomach. ... In my dream career, I would be a Supreme Court justice. ... My favorite subject in school is English. ... My favorite athlete is Serena Williams. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Barack Obama, Serena Williams and Maya Angelou.

On my bucket list: Attend Coachella, deep-sea dive and take a year off to just travel.

Why she made the team: Jumping right into varsity action after an eighth-grade state championship run, Kerr rated third locally with 9.74 assists per set in the Sabers' run to Redbird Arena.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Taylor Swift. ... Before I compete, I eat an apple. ... In my dream career, I would be a sports broadcaster for ESPN. ... My favorite subject in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is April Ross. ... My favorite TV show is "Big Brother." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Kerri Walsh Jennings, my grandma and Katy Perry.

On my bucket list: Travel around the world and play in the Olympics.

Why she made the team: Heading to Kent State to play volleyball, she finished in the area's top 10 with 4.33 kills per set and added 3.81 digs per game for the Bulldogs.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to Kendrick Lamar. ... Before I compete, I eat a Gatorade bar and drink a protein shake. ... In my dream career, I would play pro volleyball. ... My favorite subjects in school are psychology and sociology. ... My favorite athlete is Danielle Cuttino. ... My favorite TV show is "Vampire Diaries." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Colin Kaepernick, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama.

On my bucket list: Go to Hawaii, play professionally/in the Olympics and see Kendrick Lamar.

Why she made the team: Porter's play proved tough to stop among Class 1A foes, with her 4.54 kills per set the fifth-best local mark on top of 4.38 digs per game for a sectional semifinalist.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Dan + Shay. ... Before I compete, I eat a Snickers. ... In my dream career, I would be in the communications/journalism field. ... My favorite subject in school is English. ... My favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh Jennings. ... My favorite TV show is "Stranger Things." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Princess Diana, my grandpa and Robin Williams.

On my bucket list: Travel to all 50 states, travel to another country and swim with dolphins.

Why she made the team: The area's leading attacker per set at 5.10 kills per round, Powell overpowered a variety of foes and averaged nearly an ace per set to boot.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Kane Brown. ... Before I compete, I eat apples and peanut butter. ... In my dream career, I would be an agronomist. ... My favorite athlete is Lauren Fisher. ... My favorite TV show is "Say Yes To The Dress." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick my great-grandfather (Don), Kerri Walsh Jennings and Luke Bryan.

On my bucket list: Play college volleyball, buy my dream truck and travel to Alaska.

Why she made the team: Our Player of the Year and an Alabama commit, Trame feasted on Caroline Kerr's setting with 3.73 kills per game, including 17 in the Class 2A third-place bout.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Dan + Shay. ... Before I compete, I eat Panera mac 'n cheese. ... In my dream career, I would be a dermatologist. ... My favorite subject in school is anatomy. ... My favorite athlete is Kris Bryant. ... My favorite TV show is "Grey's Anatomy." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Billy Graham, my Grandma Kay and Harry Styles.

On my bucket list: Study abroad in Spain, live in Europe and play professional volleyball.

Why she made the team: Trimble established the pace for a well-rounded sectional finalist, recording 3.24 digs as the Spartans lost just once to Class 2A competition amid a 30-4 finish.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Travis Scott. ... Before I compete, I eat Subway. ... In my dream career, I would be president. ... My favorite subject in school is English. ... My favorite athlete is LeBron James. ... My favorite TV show is "Shameless." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa and Channing Tatum.

On my bucket list: Scuba dive, travel the world and be famous.

Prep Sports Coordinator

Colin Likas is prep sports coordinator at The News-Gazette. His email is clikas@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).