Where are the top players in the tournament playing college volleyball?

High School
Wisconsin

Posted On: 10/29/18 2:09 PM

Title Photo: Hannah Vanden Berg of Little Chute

Photo Cred: Appleton Post Crescent

To the average volleyball fan, it’s easy to see talent and say, “Wow, she’s really good”.  Believe it or not, the state of Wisconsin brings some of the top prep players out of the Midwest and even the country.  This week will bring some of them together featuring some of the best in the state going to schools across the country. Here are some “future” stories lines and a list of committed players who will be playing at a high level once high school is done.

SEC Connection:

Being in the middle of Big Ten Country, you don’t often hear of SEC volleyball in Wisconsin.  There are three athletes who will be playing in the SEC which is definitely on the rise in the world of NCAA volleyball.  Maggie Cartwright, the high flying, powerful hitter from Kimberly will be heading to Arkansas. She recently reached the 1,000 kill mark in her career.  Maddie Berezowitz is literally a blue blood with family who has some coaching ties to Kentucky football. Berezowitz is a gritty defender from Burlington who will be a great fit for the Wildcats.  Speaking of solid defenders, Caitlyn Crawford of Oconomowoc has over 400 digs this season and will be heading to play volleyball at South Carolina.

The Milwaukee Crew:

There will be two Marquette commits in Sam Naber from Burlington who made a splash on to the scene last year as a Freshman when Burlington won the title.  Hannah Vanden Berg of Little Chute is also committed to Marquette and has over 700 kills on the year. The Mustangs have only one loss this season.

Kaley Blake of Burlington has committed to play at UW-Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee has been picking up quite the momentum of in-state recruits.  Senior Ari Miller from KML will be heading to play for the Panthers next Fall followed by Kaley Blake of Burlington, a standout setter who has been playing in the state title game every year of her career so far.

The Loyola Pipeline:

Loyola in Chicago is under first year head coach, Amanda Berkley, who is actually sisters with Milwaukee coach, Susie Johnson.  The Ramblers have already dramatically improved their win record since last year and will be adding five Wisconsin recruits to the roster in the next two years.  At the state tournament this year is Emily Banitt of River Falls and Karlie “KJ” McNabb from Sun Prairie. These two athletes are flat out dynamite. They are scrappy on defense, fly high on the outside, and the common denominator between them is they just have that edge to win every time they step on the court.

Sources: RichKern.com, Twitter, Prep Dig Wisconsin Database (If there are any updates on commits please let us know!)

Arrowhead

Aubrey Hamilton – Junior – Notre Dame

Elise Schneider – Junior – Wofford

Waukesha West

Anna Holland – Sophomore – Seton Hall

Burlington

Kaley Blake – Junior – UW-Milwaukee

Maddie Berezowitz – Senior – Kentucky

Sam Naber – Sophomore – Marquette

Kimberly

Maggie Cartwright – Arkansas

River Falls

Emily Bannit – Junior – Loyola (Chicago)

Maddi Kealy – Junior – Minnesota – Duluth

Anna Wolf – Sophomore – Minnesota

Greendale

Kayce Litzau – Senior – Wichita State

Oconomowoc

Tayler Alden – Northern Iowa

Caitlin Crawford – South Carolina

Sun Prairie

Karlie “KJ” McNabb – Loyola (Chicago)

Kettle Moraine Lutheran

Ari Miller – UW-Milwaukee

Little Chute

Hannah Vanden Berg – Marquette

East Troy

Brianna Scuric – Northern Illinois

Living Word Lutheran

Keri Walker – Northern State (SD)