If you’re smart, you know not to challenge Trumpy at the hoop on the basketball court because more times than not, your shot will be sent 20 feet backward. The same goes for at the net on the volleyball court as Trumpy is one of the Mid-Penn’s most premier blockers. In her junior season, the 6-foot-3 Northwestern University basketball commit and All-Sentinel first team honoree notched 120 kills, accompanied by 10 blocks across the District Three and state finals.
There'll be a plethora of digs, aces and assists this fall, but before we get to that, here's five players to watch out for this season on the volleyball court.
Lauren Trumpy, sr., MH, Trinity
Jena Minnick, sr., S, Trinity
At the epicenter of John Barrick’s Shamrocks, Minnick was trademarked as the Shamrock’s do-it-all player, contributing in all facets of the game. The senior setter totaled 48 digs, 44 aces, 40 kills and 252 assists last fall. Minnick’s all-around play garnered her All-Sentinel First Team laurels.
Ryanne Whiteman, sr., L, Trinity
Another core piece to Trinity’s state championship winning team, Whiteman completes the Trinity trifecta of All-Sentinel First Team representees. Despite the Shamrock’s eruptive offense, Whiteman fueled the team’s defense, tallying 130 digs and 37 aces to round out her junior campaign.
Izzy Reisinger, sr., OH, Cumberland Valley
One thing is for certain, you didn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of Reisinger’s kills last season. In fact, she paced the Eagles with 140 of them. Returning for her final dance in the Eagle Dome, Reisinger is poised to bolster her already eye-popping numbers as the senior outside hitter complemented her 140 kills with 89 digs and 23 aces.
Shay Kolivoski, jr., L, Northern
The lone junior of the watch list, Kolivoski has her sights set on etching her name in the program’s record books after a historic sophomore season. Across 12 matches last fall, the Polar Bear libero measured 284 digs — leaving her on pace for the school record — while adding 20 aces to her already touted resume.