Come on Gouci, you were the one to change the subject to men's volleyball on a tennis forum
. I think form's response of an empty tennis trophy case is spot on considering the neighborhood.
I have a question regarding the competitiveness of the top BW teams compared to teams ranked 15 - 30 nationally, and since I am only really familiar with LBSU's players, I will use them as an example.
Next year LB returns their entire team minus Weeks and Grady, the most successful player in the program's history. The program also has some pretty good talent coming in. How far down the lineup would the current team members need to fall in order for the team to really compete with top 25 teams. Would the number 2, Manasee, have to fall to number 4 with the rest to follow in order. Or could Rachel stay at 2, and then a gap, with the rest in order say at 5, 6, and bench. I guess my question is, at what position in the line-up would Manasse, Armstrong, Dallara, Luzar, and Sutton be at on a 15 - 30 team, and would the incoming recruits fill the holes. From what I gather here on this board, Malenovska would be competitive nationally at the 1 and Alawi is also a solid player.
So based on my cursory understanding of the game and LB's team, would the following line-up be a legitimate top 25 team: 1. Malenovska, 2. Manasse, 3. Alawi, 4. Dallara, 5. Armstrong, and 6. Jeczmionka. For conversation's sake, I left Sutton and Luzar off, but I am sure they have a great shot at competing for a roster spot.