Aubrie Kutil, Senior – FranklinNot many schools have both top offensive and defensive players back, but with Dayna McCue, Beth Neal and Aubrie Kutil, the Panthers have a lot of pieces back. Kutil had a team-high 116 kills in 2014 and had a near 40% kill percentage. With 16 blocks, Kutil is the Panthers’ top returning blocker at the net. Beth Neal (31 aces, 39 digs, 184 assists) will play a big role in getting Kutil the ball this year and could also be one of the standout players at the season’s end.
Dayna McCue, Senior – FranklinThe Panthers are fortunate enough to have back one of the best defensive players in the league this year. McCue had a whopping 538 serve receives (average 33.8 receives per match) last year and added team-high 217 digs. She also was a big boost in terms of serving with 30 aces, which was third for the Panthers last year. With the Kelley-Rex title race wide open heading into the season and no clear favorite, McCue’s reliable defense could be something that pushes Franklin to the front of that race.
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Sam Jones, Senior – FranklinFranklin will once again be considered a favorite for the Kelley-Rex crown and goalie Sam Jones is one of the reasons why. After graduating some of the top scorers from last season, the Panthers will be counting on Jones, a HockomockSports.com Second Teamer from 2014, to backstop a tight defense. Jones, who had 10 shutouts last season, has the size and agility to be once again one of the top goalies in the Hock.
Taylor Reutlinger, Senior – FranklinThe Panthers will rely on the leadership of Reutlinger, who will be captain for the second straight year and will be in the stating lineup for the third straight year. Reutlinger controls the midfield and is a key player on corners, both on offense and defense. His distribution and vision will be key for the Panthers this season.
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