After an undefeated week from Team Edmond to open the season, it’s no surprise that four of its members now sit atop the leaderboard.
Leah Edmond, Alli Linnehan, Morgan Hentz, and Sydney Hilley drafted opposing teams for Week Two after being nearly unstoppable together in Week One. The four captains captured 500 win points each as they won eight of nine sets and all three matches.
While Edmond is returning to the captain’s chair, the others will make their debut as captains. It also marks the end of Bethania De La Cruz’s 10-week streak as a captain, dating back to Week Two of the 2021 season.
Edmond (1,052 points) leads the league in kills (46) and ranks second in blocks (10). She received MVP honors — MVP 1, MVP 2, and MVP 3 for 120 MVP points — for her efforts in each match this weekend.
Captaining the Orange team is Linnehan (940 points), who posted 32 kills in her first week with Athletes Unlimited Volleyball.
Hentz (895 points) will captain the Blue team. She had record-setting performance with 25 digs to open the season.
Rounding out the captains is Hilley (891 points) who has 111 assists on the season with seven blocks. She’ll remain in Purple this week.
Meet the Week Two teams of Athletes Unlimited Volleyball Season 3.
Facilitator: Brandon Directo
- Leah Edmond, Outside Hitter
- Alisha Childress, Setter
- Molly McCage, Middle Blocker
- Génesis Collazo, Opposite
- Nomaris Vélez Agosto, Libero
- Shelly Fanning, Middle Blocker
- Katie Lukes, Outside Hitter
- Deja McClendon, Outside Hitter
- Gabby Blossom, Setter
- Nia Parker-Robinson, Outside Hitter
- Marin Grote, Middle Blocker
Facilitator: Stephen Gbur
- Alli Linnehan, Outside Hitter
- Willow Johnson, Opposite
- Nootsara Tomkom, Setter
- Ali Bastianelli, Middle Blocker
- Kendall White, Libero
- Kaz Brown, Middle Blocker
- Maria Schlegel, Outside Hitter
- Taylor Bruns Tegenrot, Setter
- Erin Fairs, Outside Hitter
- Symone Abbott, Opposite
- Blake Mohler, Middle Blocker
Facilitator: Dave Rubio
- Morgan Hentz, Libero
- Bethania De La Cruz, Outside Hitter
- Brooke Nuneviller, Outside Hitter
- Jenna Rosenthal, Middle Blocker
- Natalia Valentin-Anderson, Setter
- Saskia Hippe, Opposite
- Emma Willis, Middle Blocker
- Karis Watson, Middle Blocker
- Lindsey Vander Weide, Outside Hitter
- Lindsay Stalzer, Outside Hitter
- Ray Santos, Setter
Facilitator: Kayla Banwarth
- Sydney Hilley, Setter
- Claire Chaussee, Outside Hitter
- Yossiana Pressley, Outside Hitter
- Danielle Hart, Middle Blocker
- Aury Cruz, Outside Hitter
- Tori Dixon, Middle Blocker
- Nia Reed, Opposite
- Sassá Gonzaga, Outside Hitter
- Nicole Edelman-Cagliari, Setter
- Kayla Caffey, Middle Blocker
- Amanda Benson, Libero
Tune in on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on ESPN+ as Week Two begins with Team Hentz against Team Linnehan.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect the addition of Blake Mohler to Team Linnehan’s roster.
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