Dani Drews

Volleyball Season 2: Meet the Week 2 Teams

Dani Drews © Athletes Unlimited, LLC 2022 / Credit: Jade Hewitt Media
Alexandra Licata
Mar 20, 2022

Season two of Athletes Unlimited Volleyball brought the heat during Week 1 as players rose to the top of the leaderboard to claim captain spots for Week 2.

Securing the No. 1 spot as the gold team captain was Dani Drews. Drews, who was a member of the 2022 collegiate draft class and drafted first overall during Week 1, leads all players with 828 points. During Week 1, she tallied 40 kills, 24 digs, six blocks and four aces.

Dropping to the No. 2 spot 28 points behind Drews is Bethania De La Cruz, who will wear orange this week. De La Cruz and her team won each of their matches during Week 1. She earned 800 points with 26 kills and 32 digs.

Setter Natalia Valentin-Anderson will captain the blue squad. She earned 667 points as a member of Team McClendon and leads all players in assists (107).

Rounding out the top four on the leaderboard is rookie Lauren Stivrins, who accumulated 660 points. She is the league-leader in blocks (11) and added 16 kills through three matches.

Meet the Week 2 Teams.

TEAM DREWS

Facilitator: Deitre Collins Parker

  • Dani Drews, Outside Hitter
  • Carli Lloyd, Setter
  • Jenna Rosenthal, Middle Blocker
  • Aury Cruz, Outside Hitter
  • Taylor Morgan, Middle Blocker
  • Amanda Benson, Libero
  • Jamie Peterson, Outside Hitter
  • Tori Dilfer, Setter
  • Rachael Fara, Middle Blocker
  • Noami Santos-Lamb, Outside Hitter
  • Sha’Dare McNeal, Opposite

TEAM DE LA CRUZ

Facilitator: Laurie Corbelli

  • Bethania De La Cruz, Outside Hitter
  • Nootsara Tomkom, Setter
  • Nomaris Vélez Agosto, Libero
  • Molly McCage, Middle Blocker
  • Sheilla Castro, Opposite
  • Eri Xue, Middle Blocker
  • Erin Fairs, Outside Hitter
  • Emma Willis, Middle Blocker
  • Taylor Fricano, Opposite
  • Ray Santos, Setter
  • Niki Withers, Opposite

TEAM VALENTIN-ANDERSON

Facilitator: Joe Trinsey

  • Natalia Valentin-Anderson, Setter
  • Karsta Lowe, Opposite
  • Madison Villines, Outside Hitter
  • Lindsay Stalzer, Outside Hitter
  • Lianna Sybeldon, Middle Blocker
  • Ali Bastianelli, Middle Blocker
  • Deja McClendon, Outside Hitter
  • Erica Wilson, Outside Hitter
  • Taylor Sandbothe, Middle Blocker
  • Taylor Bruns Tegenrot, Setter
  • Hana Lishman, Libero

TEAM STIVRINS

Facilitator: Michelle Chatman-Smith

  • Lauren Stivrins, Middle Blocker
  • Leah Edmond, Outside Hitter
  • Val Nichol, Setter
  • Morgan Hentz, Libero
  • Cassidy Lichtman, Outside Hitter
  • Falyn Fonoimoana, Opposite
  • Ronika Stone, Middle Blocker
  • Kalei Mau, Outside Hitter
  • Alisha Childress, Setter
  • Naya Crittenden, Opposite

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