The class of 2024 updated rankings are live! It is crazy because I remember doing their initial watchlist just a few years ago. Now some of these athletes are committed, and many are actively working through the recruitment process. These…
The class of 2024 updated rankings are live! It is crazy because I remember doing their initial watchlist just a few years ago. Now some of these athletes are committed, and many are actively working through the recruitment process. These athletes continue to impress, and despite having watched this class since the start of their high school careers, we are STILL finding athletes to add to our watch list and rankings. Here is a quick look at what went into this update.
A Lot of Excitement Around Recruiting
This is a big year of recruiting for the class of 2024. Some committed very early, but the vast majority of athletes are still in their recruiting process. A few high-level prospects recently committed, including Sophia Wendlick Sophia Wendlick 6'0" | OH DSHA | 2024 State WI to Creighton, Emerson Van Lannen Emerson Van Lannen 5'10" | S Appleton North | 2024 State WI to Kansas State, and Emily Bruss Emily Bruss 5'9" | S Pulaski | 2024 State WI to North Dakota State.
If you have already committed, CONGRATULATIONS. If you are still recruiting, there is plenty of time to find your perfect fit! Remember, everyone’s process looks different, and it takes time. I am excited to see athletes continue to find their homes for their collegiate volleyball careers!
Movement throughout the Rankings
There was very little movement in the top 20 in the class. But plenty of movement throughout the rest of the rankings. Some athletes made big jumps, including Malayna Dins Malayna Dins 5'8" | OH Winnebago Lutheran Academy | 2024 State WI , Briana Binagi Briana Binagi 5'10" | OH Kettle Moraine | 2024 State WI , Abby Bauer Abby Bauer 5'8" | OH Kettle Moraine | 2024 State WI , Maggie Hahnke Maggie Hahnke 5'10" | OH Appleton North | 2024 State WI , and Peri Subat Peri Subat 6'0" | OH Sheboygan Falls | 2024 State WI . Some watch list players made the rankings, including Alexandra Grace Prange, Amelia Gooding Amelia Gooding OH Kettle Moraine | 2024 State WI , Trinity Pearce Trinity Pearce 6'1" | MB Waupun | 2024 State WI , and Greta Pleuss Greta Pleuss 5'9" | S St. Mary's Springs Academy | 2024 State WI . And a few skipped over the watch list and went straight to being ranked. These athletes were Emily Hansen Emily Hansen OH Horicon | 2024 State WI , Morgan Van Wie Morgan Van Wie 6'0" | S Waunakee Community | 2024 State WI , and Mackenzie Sonntag Mackenzie Sonntag OH New Berlin West | 2024 State WI . Needless to say, there are numerous stock risers in this class.
We now have 200 athletes ranked and added over 20 to our watch list. As I said above, new (to us) athletes continue to catch our eye at tournaments! Some ways to get on our radar include tagging us with your schedule and highlights on social media (my Twitter handle is @PrepDigRachel) and creating a profile on our Prospect Index (https://prepdig.com/prospect-index/). While this doesn’t guarantee you will get ranked, it is a great way to get seen by our scouts.
Big Upcoming Tournaments
Some big tournaments are coming up including numerous qualifiers. We are into the heart of the season, and another rankings update will come out after the season ends. We are always at events, taking notes and looking for rising athletes. If you see a Prep Dig Scout out and about (some of us coach too!), come up and say hi! We love to chat and hear how your tournament is going.