Five Major Stock Risers In The Class Of ’26
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Yesterday was an emphasis on athletes that are new to us, but not new to the game. Today’s edition focuses on the kids that have already been there/done that, but have improved at a meteoric level. Here they are, in…
Yesterday was an emphasis on athletes that are new to us, but not new to the game. Today’s edition focuses on the kids that have already been there/done that, but have improved at a meteoric level. Here they are, in no particular order, with positions, heights, high schools and clubs attached.
Already a primary-passing outside for one of the top programs in the state in any class, MaryKate has the tools and the talent to go wherever she wants at the next level. She’s already been to the state title match two years in a row, which might end up being four in a row, considering what’s coming up through the JV ranks for the Braves. Just to add a little more perspective of how skilled she is, she moved to setter in the 3A title match after her setter went down with an injury, finishing the match with a triple double. Miss Scheumann is a no-doubt recruit that can improve the teammates surrounding her, which is a testament to her work ethic and skill.
, 6-0 OH, Hamilton Southeastern, Boiler Juniors
Long, lean, and hyper athletic, Madison already has a state championship on her mantle in her young career. She’s a ten-foot jumper, has a quick arm swing, and can put balls away from anywhere. On defense, her ball control is solid in serve receive, and she anticipates well when on floor defense. Her block goes without saying, as her jumping ability and long-armed combination makes her tough to go around, let alone through. She’s springy with a high volleyball IQ, making her an ideal recruit for Division 1.
, 5-11 S, Roncalli, Circle City
I’ve been high on Addie for a couple of years now, and I’m surprised that she’s flown under the radar this long. Exceptional situational awareness, high volleyball acuity and an athleticism not seen in setters in this class in Indiana, Miss Haberthy can run a 5-1—anyone’s 5-1—at the next level. She also defends well for her position regardless of her graduating class. She’s been a 1’s level setter for a couple of club seasons now, and doesn’t look like she’ll be giving up that title anytime soon.
, 5-9 S, Noblesville, Academy
Although not as big as Addie listed above, Madison is just as adept at the setting position as any. Her hands are always high and deceptive. Defensively, she can block with discipline at the net, and is skilled in bettering a ball when she has to take the first contact. Her footwork gets her to a ton of balls that some bigger setters can’t (or won’t) get to, she locates the ball well regardless of the position of the pass, and understands blocking matchups that will put her hitters in the best position to succeed. If that’s not a next-level setter, I don’t know what is.
, 6-0 MB, Washington, Dunes
I got a chance to meet Evelyn at a recent PrepDig showcase. From that day to the end of the season, her skill set has improved dramatically. Her attack touch is high and fast, she’s smart with the ball when the pass isn’t perfect, she’s willing to play other positions if her team needs it, and is highly coachable. Physically, her wingspan makes her look taller than her six foot frame dictates, making her a tough one to go against when she’s blocking. I look forward to her continued progress this spring.