Last week, many of the top high school teams in the country gathered in Las Vegas to compete in the Durango Fall Classic. Just six days later, some of those same teams will be joined by other elite high school volleyball programs in Phoenix, Ariz., for the Nike Tournament of Champions.
Coach's Take: Cathy George Previews Michigan State-Iowa
Michigan State head coach Cathy George knows what to expect across the net when she and her team face Iowa in the Big Ten opener on Friday: Dominant play from pin hitters Taylor Louis, Cali Hoye, and Reghan Coyle, and skillful, smart setting from sophomore setter Brie Orr.
The Big Ten has proven to be the most competitive volleyball conference in the country over the past few seasons. On Sunday, Big Ten teams wrapped up the pre-conference portion of their schedules and are poised to dive into league play.
Coach's Take: Chris Tamas Previews Illinois-Creighton
The 10th Annual Nike Tournament of Champions (September 20-22, Phoenix, AZ) will showcase 96 of the most elite high school girls’ volleyball teams in the United States, including many of the preseason top 25 teams in the nation.
Durango Fall Classic: How To Watch, Time, & Live Stream Info
The Durango Fall Classic has brought together the top high school volleyball teams in the country since 1995. In its 24th season, the DFC will be a one-stop chance to watch top junior athletes who will make big impacts on elite college rosters in the future.