From what I saw about Carlini this summer with her NT, I think she's a setter who likes to play with her opposites, but still she runned a good balanced offense. I did like her but I don't know why she didn't show the same level when she played in Italy.
The problem for Carlini is her setting to middles, especially to Position 3. During the last two seasons in Italy, she was just torturing the MBs.
I like Poulter, I do think she has a brightest future and Karch seem to love her too, but for me USA needs Hancock... what she is doing in Novara this season is just amazing and even last season with Monza. She is constantly proving herself and showing that she is not just about skills, she feels the game.
The problem for Hancock is her setting to Position 4, very inconsistent. Hancock’s setting to Pos 4 often makes the OHs difficult to spike.
Attacking from Position 4 is very crucial to USA NT. If the setter can’t set good balls to Pos 4, then she doesn’t have the spot in NT.