Three teams in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 rankings and eight preseason All-Americans will be featured Oct. 6 in the third annual ESPN High School Girls Volleyball Showcase.
Reigning MaxPreps National Champion Cathedral Catholic (San Diego)
heads to the Lone Star State along with St. James Academy (Lenexa, Kan.)
to battle with Cornerstone Christian (San Antonio)
and Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)
No. 3 Cornerstone Christian takes on St. James Academy in the opening match at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+ at Cornerstone. No. 8 Cathedral Catholic meets No. 13 Prestonwood Christian at 10 p.m. on ESPNU at Prestonwood. All times are Eastern.
The 14-2 Dons, who ran the table last season on their way to the MaxPreps National Championship, are led by All-Americans Jenna Hanes
(Michigan) and libero Maya Evens
Prestonwood Christian, the preseason No. 1 and defending TAPPS 6A state champions, is 14-3 and has a wealth of talent including Macaria Spears
, Michigan commit Camille Edwards
, USC commit Jadyn Livings
and Houston pledge Gillian Pitts
Cornerstone Christian (18-1) is led by MaxPreps All-American Megan Fitch
along with Grace Carroll
and setter Kaia Thiele
. The Thunder (11-3) are headed by All-American Reese Messer