Lincoln Southwest’s Davis Commits to Wichita State
LINCOLN – When it came to deciding which school to play volleyball for in college, a trip to Wichita helped Lincoln Southwest junior-to-be Allie Davis make her choice.
Davis, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter, gave her verbal commitment to Wichita State earlier this week. Davis attended the Shocker camp last weekend and when the offer came, she said it was an easy choice to make.
“The first day of camp I fell in love with the coaches and everything they said,” Davis said. “I fell in love with the team and the facilities there – it’s just absolutely gorgeous.
“I felt in my gut it was the right choice.”
Davis said she had been in contact with the Wichita State coaching staff for a little while before the camp. She also was considering Division I schools Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Elon University.
Wichita State had a distinct advantage over those schools, Davis said, because of its proximity to Lincoln.
“I definitely think only being four hours away from home is better for me,” Davis said. “Making this choice is a huge stress reliever. I haven’t felt this stress-free in quite a while.”
Davis helped lead Lincoln Southwest to a 25-9 record and trip to the Class A State Volleyball Championships last season. She finished the year with 340 kills, 36 blocks and 181 digs. She finished this past club season with the Nebraska Juniors 181 team.
“The (Wichita State) coaches loved that I could be a six-rotation player and play at both pins,” Davis said. “And they said they liked my competitiveness on the court.”
Davis also said there were many people who helped her achieve her goal of playing volleyball in college. Her parents Marty and Lisa as well as Lincoln Southwest coach Mary Schropfer and club coaches Gwen Egbert, Maggie Griffin and Dan Meske.
“It feels amazing,” Davis said of her selection of Wichita State. “It still hasn’t set in that in two years I’m going to go there and play.”
Davis is the third player from the Class of 2016 to give her college commitment, joining Lincoln North Star’s Sarah Allick (Nebraska) and Omaha Marian’s Brittany Witt (Creighton).