TCU Recruiting Class Ranked


May 20, 2016


FORT WORTH, Texas – The 2016 TCU volleyball recruiting class is ranked No. 15 according to the Top 30 Collegiate Recruiting Classes that was released this week by PrepVolleyball.com. This marks the first time in program history that TCU’s incoming recruiting class is ranked.

The Horned Frogs are one of two Big 12 Conference schools in the rankings, coming in behind national runner-up Texas who checks in at No. 6. Five Texas natives and a lone signee from California make up the 2016 class that also features the highest ranked PrepVolleyball.com recruit in TCU volleyball history.

"As they say, it takes a village, and our staff and players have worked very hard to create the type of environment that elite volleyball players want to compete in day in and day out and that parents want their kids to be a part of,” Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer said. “We are excited to welcome our 2016 recruiting class to campus in June and begin to help them acclimate to life as a Horned Frog."

According to PrepVolleyball.com
15. TCU: Abigail Buckingham, 6-1 OH, Churchill (San Antonio, Texas); Sarah Langs, 6-3 MB, Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas); Shea Madeley, 5-8 L/DS, Cinco Ranch (Katy, Texas); Makena Martin, 6-1 MB, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, California); Calli Novak, 6-1 OH, East View (Georgetown, Texas); Ashley Waggle, 6-0 MB, Dripping Springs (Texas)

COMMENT: Jill Pape-Kramer’s first recruiting class at TCU also happens to be the Horned Frogs’ first Top 30 ranked recruiting class in program history. Coming off of an NCAA berth and 3-0 sweep over the national runner-up, Texas, the Frogs look to add to their foundation. Senior Ace No. 18 Buckingham is a force to be reckoned with as she makes her way back to the court after two knee injuries. After spending the majority of her spring serving, passing playing defense and improving the accuracy of her powerful swing that just won’t go away, look for her to become one of the premier six-rotation players in the Big 12. Langs, the No. 99 Senior Ace, scores big in the middle with a high whip of her wrist. The Under Armour All-America will be an effective tool for the Horned Frogs in the middle. Four other freshmen round out the class. Novak, her school’s career kills and block leader; Martin, who led her league in kills in 2015; and Waggle, with almost 1,000 career kills for the Texas 2015 5A state champions, all are effective point scorers. Madeley has a beach volleyball resume that will help her transition smoothly from the outside to the back row. TCU also is excited about the impact three transfers could make on the program. Libero Kayla Scheevel, who will play Indoor and Sand, was named Co-MVP in the Orange Empire Conference at Irvine Valley College and will challenge for the libero role. Virginia transfer Anna Walsh, the 2015 East Region Freshman of the year, will make waves early in the middle for the Frogs. Lastly, Greek JNT setter, 6-1 Lamprini Konstantinidou, who transferred from West Virginia when coach Kramer left for TCU but was not granted an inter-conference release, has been waiting patiently for her time to shine training with the team while waiting to gain eligibility.

Top 30 PrepVolleyball.com 2016 Recruiting Classes
1. Stanford
2. Oregon
3. North Carolina
4. USC
5. UCLA
6. Texas
7. Florida
8. Minnesota
9. Kentucky
10. Arizona
11. BYU
12. Nebraska
13. Wisconsin
14. Michigan
15. TCU
16. Maryland
17. Dayton
18. Duke
19. Marquette
20. Colorado State
21. Hawaii
22. Illinois
23. Ohio State
24. UC Santa Barbara
25. Louisville
26. LSU
27. Washington
28. Pepperdine
29. Indiana
30. Virginia


 

 

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