Known as the longest-running girls youth volleyball players’ rankings, with a lineage dating more than three decades, the Fab 50 showcases the top 50 senior girls’ players in the country each season.
So says the 2017 Volleyball Mag.com/Triple Crown Sports Girls Fab 50 list, which was revealed exclusively Sunday at the Triple Crown Sports Preseason National Invitational Tournament at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Eating disorders in older women have increased by 42 per cent in the past 11 years — leading to all kinds of health problems such as osteoporosis, heart, liver, digestive and gastro-intestinal problems, not to mention depression.
I know at least half-a-dozen women over 50 with eating disorders, two of whom are showing signs of osteoporosis.
Our panel of Fab 50 voters also were asked to rank the top five players in the class of 2017.
Coast VBC’s Lexi Sun, the 2016 Volleyball Mag.com/Lucky Dog Volleyball Girls’ High School Player of the Year earned the top spot.
More seriously still, society’s twin obsessions with obesity and youth mean we’re not telling women that even if they’re not anorexic, being too thin is a major risk factor for osteoporosis: the thinning of the bones that can lead to fatal fractures and disability.
The statistics are shocking: half of all women will suffer from fractures after the age of 50 (compared with one in five men).
We’ll break this aspect down further later this spring with the release of our annual women’s college top recruiting classes.The Fab 50 list is voted on by a panel of NCAA Division I coaches.This year’s list features eight players from Texas, including seven from the Houston area: Taylor Bannister, Brooke Botkin, Brionne Butler, Cami May, Jaden Newsome, Yossiana Pressley and Avery Skinner.Others find some need to search out “specialty’ shops geared to the over 35 set.While there are those who woefully feel that they peaked at 25.Sun garnered nearly 70 percent of the first-place votes for tops in the class.