Sneaky 2025s Who Would Be a Next Level Steal
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This is always a time of year where recruiting is in the awkward phase. Colleges are getting into their postseason, high school season is done, club hasn’t quite gotten started yet. There might be some players who are taking official…
This is always a time of year where recruiting is in the awkward phase. Colleges are getting into their postseason, high school season is done, club hasn’t quite gotten started yet. There might be some players who are taking official visits, but for the most part its a little bit of a calm before the storm. There are plenty of 2025s who are available who are highly ranked in their state, even some who are nationally ranked. But who are some 2025s who would be a steal at the next level.
I coached against Altendorf with my varsity team this past season at a tournament and she just knew how to score points. It brought back flashbacks to when I saw her play for her I AM VBC 16 Red team in the 2023 club season. She was a standout where she could serve receive, pass, and attack. Her shot making ability is elite where she knows when to throw in the offspeed, go for the line, sharp cross, or deep cross. I’m a fan, she makes it happen for her side of the net and is stealthy.
She is a headache to play against. Coaching this past fall gave me a whole new glimpse of some of these athletes where its a lot different to be an observer, where now I’m game planning against these athletes. My Notre Dame Academy team played Bay Port who was ranked in the top ten of Wisconsin’s largest class three different times. We had some great battles and our main priority was stoppingout of the middle. She has length, speed, and can hit a variety of tempos. We knew if her side was somewhat in system it was going to her. She jumps like a deer and can drop the hammer. She is one who can do a lot of different things to help her team and I would have high on my list of 2025 middles to get on campus.
When I saw Scheib play in the summer at USAV nationals, she was mostly used as a DS. Seeing her in this high school season, she was a standout six rotation outside. What impresses me most about Scheib’s game is how poised she is. Teams typically attack the outside in serve receive and she was so solid in big moments. She would be the ideal L2 with her ability to serve receive, pass, and be a threat out of the backrow. She played for a high powered high school program in Ankeny High who is one of the top large school programs in Iowa. She knows what its like to compete at an elite level and will be fun to see what her club season looks like for a newly formed club in Iowa Impact.
Another Central Iowa standout,was part of an Indianola team who took home the state runner up trophy in the second largest class in Iowa – Class 4A. I’ve seen Lerseth play a handful of times in the past year and every time she takes the court she gets better. She’s played in our Prep Dig Showcases, I’ve seen her at nationals, and what impresses me the most is her poise and controlled platform. She is stopped on contact, stays relaxed and the ball comes off her platform with ease. People love watching the libero who dives into the bleachers, but give me a libero who makes the routine plays look easy – that’s Lerseth. She is so consisten with everything she does.
Full send, buy stock,is the real deal. I don’t get to see a lot of SW Iowa kids live. A lot of them have found success playing for Omaha clubs where I let my counterpart, Austin Kingsley cover over at Prep Dig Nebraska. I was able to see Larsen lead her Lewis Central team to a dramatic five set thrilling win over Cedar Rapids Xavier in the Class 4A Quarterfinals. Larsen had 19 kills, 18 assists, and 11 digs on the stat line, however what is not measured on the stat line is the fire and intensity she plays with on every play.
She is going to be scary good. I mean she’s already good, but I think her best volleyball is ahead of her. Shadewald is an athletic, physical left handed setter who is a threat at the net and can dish all the tempos to her attackers. Her older sister Aida Shadewald has been having a standout season at Illinois State and Greta would definitely be in that trajectory as well. This will be a big club season for Shadewald where Madtown Juniors is accustomed to competing at the open level and will look to continue their improvement as a young club. Shadewald is someone who can take a team to the next level.