Preseason Power Rankings – Volleyball

The 2021 season is about ready for the first serve. Here are the official Power Rankings for the Preseason.

#1 » LUMPKIN COUNTY

2020 Record: 26-10; Sweet 16
Last Ranking In 2020: #1

The Lady Indians are the reigning 7-AAA Champions, and while they do lose MaKenzie Caldwell and Isabel Davenport, the program has top-notch players in Kiersta Trammell, Reagan Spivey, and Addie Rucker back for another run this season. SEASON PREVIEW

#2 » JEFFERSON

2020 Record: 30-9; Final Four
Last Ranking In 2020: #2

The Lady Dragons have a winning culture. That counts for more than what they lose in terms of talent from last season (Annabelle Cox, JoJo Smith, Abbey Howard, Baley Williams, and Maddie Grace Smith (elected not to play this season)). They team will rely on players like Olivia Burrage, Kamdyn Hendrix, Sophia Stopher, Dallas Morse, and Mia Mingus as well as others who will need to step up their game. SEASON PREVIEW

#3 » UNION COUNTY

2020 Record: 19-9; Final Four; Region 8-AA Champions
Last Ranking In 2020: #6

The Lady Panthers are fresh off a fantastic Final Four run. While Haley Noe and Riley Allison (transfer to Chestatee) are gone, back will be Salyor Noe, Morgan Fussell, Olivia Blocker, and others. This team should be chasing another region title in 2021. SEASON PREVIEW

#4 » TALLULAH FALLS

2020 Record: 19-15; Sweet 16
Last Ranking In 2020: #3

Tallulah Falls departs from its best player in program history in Katy Corbett. However, Sarah Jennings and Alba Romanos will likely take over that role that Corbett had. Allie Dalton, Barrett Whitener, Nancy Fisher, and Evette Corwin are very good players back and all have loads of experience as well. This team will be just fine. SEASON PREVIEW

#5 » WHITE COUNTY

2020 Record: 24-9; Sweet 16
Last Ranking In 2020: #4

The Lady Warriors no doubt will miss the likes of Dasha Cannon and Jenna Ash, but Linsey Burke, Rusty Dye, and Claire Beckman will show out in 2021, as the program looks to claim a region championship and make a deep playoff run. SEASON PREVIEW

#6 » HABERSHAM CENTRAL

2020 Record: 18-13
Last Ranking In 2020: #5

The Lady Raiders are looking to get back into the playoffs. With that said, they’ll have to do that without Maddie Chosewood, Camryn Fricks, and Madeline Koshuta (moved out of state). One of the areas best setters returns though in junior Abbey Donaldson, who along with junior Allie Church and a good group of seniors should be able to punch that postseason ticket. SEASON PREVIEW

#7 » RABUN COUNTY

2020 Record: 10-21
Last Ranking In 2020: #7

The Lady Wildcats have yet another new head coach, this time in April Jones. She’ll have a great group of returning players, headlined by Gracie Deetz, as the program seeks a return to postseason play. SEASON PREVIEW

#8 » BANKS COUNTY

2020 Record: 12-18; State Rnd 1
Last Ranking In 2020: #8

The Lady Leopards made state in their first-ever season. Now with a new coach in Whittney LaHayne, Addison Hoard, Lola Pruitt, Jadelyn McClure, and Bacey Ausburn will seek to take the next step at Banks County. SEASON PREVIEW

#9 » DAWSON COUNTY

2020 Record: 5-14
Last Ranking In 2020: #9

The Lady Tigers will lean on Emma Pelfrey and Avery Herring a lot this year, as losing Olivia Walls, Hayley Selzer, and Kirklyn Porter (not playing volleyball in 2021) will require some adjustments. Jessie Mann, Meghan Roche, and Emerald Sallee also will play big roles. SEASON PREVIEW

#10 » STEPHENS COUNTY

2020 Record: 7-19
Last Ranking In 2020: #10

The Lady Indians have a new head coach in Allie Pearson, marking a new voice in each of the last 3 seasons. Add to it that the team loses 9 seniors off last year’s roster. Several young players will need to step up in helping try to get Stephens back into the playoffs. SEASON PREVIEW

#11 » COMMERCE

2020 Record: 1-18
Last Ranking In 2020: #11

The Lady Tigers went 1-18 in their first-ever varsity season. Enough starters and playmakers are back for this team to take a step forward. SEASON PREVIEW

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