Final Class of 2018 Player Rankings: 26-30
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 #26-30. 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!
#26 – Bailey Schindler, 6’0, MH, Ewing – committed to Midland University
Schindler really burst onto the state-wide scene at the very end of her senior year when she was one of the most dominant players at the state tournament. In helping Ewing reach the Class D-2 championship match, nobody had an answer for the athletic middle with incredible arm swing speed, highlighted by a 23 kill, seven solo block performance against Humphrey St. Francis in the semifinals. Still a little raw, Schindler has all the tool to be a force for Midland in the GPAC.
#27 – Kinsley Tingelhoff, 5’7, Setter, Wahoo (Club Legacy) – committed to College of St. Mary
You only need a couple fingers to be able to count the number of players in state history that finished their career with more assists than the four-year starter at Wahoo. Tingelhoff’s 3,896 career assists is the most ever in Class C-1 and only former Husker All-American Lauren Cook is the only other know (to me, at least) player in state history with more. Her senior year, while helping guide the Warriors to their first-ever state title in volleyball, Tingelhoff had 1,044 assists while adding 130 digs, 40 ace serves and 39 kills.
#28 – Lauren Jacobsen, 5’9, Setter, Wisner-Pilger – committed to Wayne State
Jacobsen’s stats may not stack-up against some of the other top players in the state, but don’t let that fool you into thinking she wasn’t one of the best athletes and players in the state. She drew recruiting attention from several programs but always seemed destined to go to Wayne State – Wildcats coach Scott Kniefl is her uncle. As a senior at Wisner-Pilger, Jacobsen finished with 540 assists, 128 kills, 187 digs and 44 ace serves.
#29 – Elle Lammers, 5’9, Libero, Omaha Duchesne (Nebraska Elite)
One of the most gifted defenders in the state, the rise of Duchesne to a Class B power was due in large part to her presence in the back row the past three years for the Cardinals. Like all Duchesne athletes, rigorous academics played a much larger role than athletics in her college choice, otherwise she could have played at any number of places. She finished her Duchesne career with 1,368 digs, 248 assists and had 147 aces while serving at over 93 percent.
#30 – Kaitlynn Simon, 5’10, OH, Johnson-Brock (Premier) – committed to Midland University
It’s not easy to win a state title in high school, but Simon was a massive part of Johnson-Brock winning the Class D-1 championship each of the past three years. The Midland recruit was equally important in the back row as she was in the front row for the Eagles and it very well could be her defense that gets her on the court first for the Warriors She finished her Johnson-Brock career with 956 kills, 1,015 digs, 59 solo blocks and 215 ace serves.