It’s officially summer 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 –…
It’s officially summer 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 #21-25. 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!
#21 – Julianna Kalil, 5’9, OH, Omaha Duchesne (Nebraska Elite) – committed to University of Chicago
Few attackers in the state have been more feared over the past four years than Kalil – and for good reason. Despite her height, Kalil’s powerful swing made her one of the most lethal attackers in Nebraska. She finished her career at Duchesne with 1,337 kills and her serve was probably the best in the state, which is reflected in the 294 aces she had in the past three years. She also had 712 digs and 62 blocks.
#22 – Brooke Frederickson, 5’11, OH, North Bend (Premier) – committed to Midland University
Frederickson might come from a Class C-1 school, but she put to bed any concerns that she could be an effective terminator at the college ranks this past summer as one of the go-to options for the Premier 18 Gold team. In the Tigers’ win over Malcolm in the first round of the Class C-1 state tournament, Frederickson had 19 kills and 18 digs while in the semifinal loss to eventual champion Wahoo she added 11 kills and 11 digs.
#23 – Taylor Skiles, 5’11, OH, Ralston
As a four-year starter for the Rams, Skiles developed into one of the state’s best full-rotation players. She had a scholarship offer from Division II Emporia State, but opted instead to hang up her jersey following a senior year in which she helped lead Ralston to the state tournament. For her career Skills had 1,216 kills, 1,573 digs, 1132 blocks and 109 ace serves.
#24 – Sydney Fitzgibbons, 6’0, MH, Papillion-LaVista (Premier) – committed to Washburn University
Fitzgibbons was a four-year starter for the Monarchs and played in 425 sets and made a living by being pretty much unstoppable running middle slides. Not a traditional middle in the sense of playing high above the net and pounding the ball, Fitzgibbons used her athleticism and uncanny timing to register 1,090 kills during her career while hitting .376. She also had 71 solo blocks in her four years.
#25 – Ashley Bush, 5’10, OH, Millard West
There were few outside hitters in the state that were more athletic or deadly than Bush during her two years as a starter for the Wildcats. She is another player who, despite having all kinds of opportunities to play in college if she had wanted, decided to hang it up after her senior year. In her two years as a starter at Millard West Bush finished with 619 kills – including 338 as a senior – to go along with 158 digs and 62 blocks.