Tuesday, September 4, 2018

McGrath, Wisniewski FHS Volleyball "Players to Watch"

HockomockSports.com has published their Volleyball Players to Watch listing for the 2018 school year. Franklin High School volleyball has two players on the listing.

The 2016 Underclassman of the Year followed up her stellar sophomore season with another strong fall for the Panthers to help Franklin return to the postseason. McGrath got things going for the Franklin offense with 545 assists, 148 service points (including 37 aces), and was also a defensive stalwart with 63 digs. She used her athleticism to cover ground on the defensive side and she consistently made the right decisions as a setter to keep all of her teammates involved and find the right angles to attack opposing blocks. McGrath will be counted on again this fall to set up her teammates and keep the program in the running for a league title and another tournament berth.

When you look at last year’s list of kill leaders, almost all of the outside hitters graduated. But Franklin is one of the few schools that will bring their top outside option back as Ellie Wisniewski (124 kills) is back for the Panthers. We’ve seen Wisniewski step up each of the last two seasons, making the jump from 75 kills as a sophomore to 124 last season, improving both her kill percentage and hitting percentage. And not only is she a weapon at the net, she’s dangerous at the service line. She landed 34 aces last season with an impressive 90.5% serve percentage. Wisniewski also gives Franklin some flexibility defensively because she can play in the back row (73 digs, 216 serve receives in 2017).

For all the Hockomock League volleyball players to watch

McGrath, Wisniewski FHS Volleyball "Players to Watch"
McGrath, Wisniewski FHS Volleyball "Players to Watch"

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