High school volleyball has changed drastically over the years.
Centennial’s dynasty in the 1990s and 2000s can be credited to the fact that many of its players competed on club teams year-round when most other high schools teams were lucky to have any. Now, it’s more likely that a high school team in Howard County has more players who compete for club teams than don’t. The field has evened out and the competition is better than ever.
The libero was introduced in 2006, which changed the way coaches taught hitters where to hit and who to hit to. It added a new dimension to the back row and changed the way the game was played offensively and defensively.