It’s graduation time, and with that, it’s time to send off our 2018 players with the final rankings of their high school careers. We’ve updated the Class of 2018 rankings now that their senior years of high school – and…
It’s graduation time, and with that, it’s time to send off our 2018 players with the final rankings of their high school careers.
We’ve updated the Class of 2018 rankings now that their senior years of high school – and club volleyball – are over. Each day we will release more rankings until we get to the top five.
For now, here are the players that finished ranked #66-70. Congrats to them all and best of luck in the future! Thanks for all you did to make high school volleyball in Nebraska so amazing!
#66 – Claire Ostrand, 5’9, OH, Nebraska Christian – committed to Hastings College
Ostrand not only comes from a gifted volleyball family, but an all-around athletic family, and that showed during her four-year career at Nebraska Christian. Ostrand, who averaged 15 points per game this season in basketball, had 313 kills, 288 digs and 28 ace serves as a senior to help lead Nebraska Christian into the state tournament semifinals. For her career, Ostrand finished with 985 kills, 1,259 digs and 156 ace serves and will join older sister Cassidy at Hastings College.
#67 – Emma Ryan, 6’0, MH, Minden (VCNebraska) – committed to Doane College
Ryan began her high school career at Kearney Catholic where she was used primarily as a serving specialist before transferring to Minden for her senior season, where she really flourished. The Doane College commit helped lead the Whippets to the state tournament last fall with 207 kills with a .281 hitting percentage and 35 total blocks. Again, she is a force behind the service line as she delivered 51 aces in 2017.
#68 – June Johnson, 5’7, OH, Mead – committed to College of St. Mary
Johnson is simply a flat-out baller. In her four years at Mead she made a habit of coming up with big plays at big moments and she was a very effective terminator despite her lack of height. She helped guide Mead to the state tournament her senior year with 315 kills, 279 digs and 36 ace serves and finished her career with the Raiders with 719 kills, 1,086 digs and 139 ace serves. College of St. Mary is getting themselves a good one.
#69 – Rylee Pieper, 5’9, OH, Meridian – committed to play at Peru State
Much like Johnson, Pieper seemed to get the most out of her ability every night not he court and was the main reason why the Mustangs were one of the top Class D-1 programs in recent years. Pieper had 328 kills, 299 digs and 24 aces for Meridian during her senior season and in her career for the Mustangs, Pieper accomplished the rare feat of having more than 1,000 kills and digs with 1,233 kills and 1.070 digs to go with 97 aces.
#70 – Diana Reed, 5’11, OH, Ogallala – committed to play at Iowa Central CC
As as Steve Morgan is the coach at Ogallala, you know the Indians are going to produce great volleyball talent and Reed is a prime example of that. A three-year starter for Ogallala, Reed had a break-out senior season in which she had 289 kills, 357 digs and 35 ace serves as the Indians went 24-11 and reached the state tournament. As a three-year letter winner, Reed finished her career with 603 kills, 762 digs and 107 ace serves for Ogallala.