Posted On: 11/13/20 9:15 PM

Hello PrepDig Oregon! 

Since the 2021 Rankings were released, a lot has happened in our world, our country, and our State. However, one thing has remained the same: our love for the game. While competing and playing may look different than in years past athletes are still finding ways to get out and play.  

The class of 2021 has grown substantially with ten new additions to the rankings list. There was also quite a bit of movement, with a couple of players jumping up by more than twenty spots! 

Did you know the top ten players from the class of 2021 have all committed to a school for next fall?

But there are still over fifty uncommitted seniors, so college coaches still have plenty of amazing athletes to choose from.

Make sure to check out the updated rankings list here.

Below are the top ten athletes from the class of 2021:  

Photo: Cole Petters

Daley McClellenDaleyMcClellen5'11" | OHCanby | 2021StateOR, 5’11″, OH, Canby High School, Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy

“McClellan, a three-year Varsity starter at Canby High School, has helped the Cougars become a dominant program. Awarded Three Rivers First Team All-League all three years and winning Player of the Year 2019 for the Three Rivers League, she has solidified her legacy within the Canby volleyball program.”

She recently made the AVCA Under Armour All-American Watchlist. 

Committed to: University of Oregon

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Audra WilmesAudraWilmes6'2" | OHWest Linn | 2021StateOR, 6’2″, OH, West Linn High School, North Pacific Juniors

“This past high school season, Wilmes, playing all six rotations, helped them secure a fifth-place State finish in 2019 and was awarded Three Rivers First Team All-League as well as Second Team All-State for the tournament. Using her 6’2″ stature, she is an explosive attacker with incredible power.”

She was chosen recently chosen for AVCA High School All-Region Region 10 Team, after making the AVCA Under Armour All-American Watchlist. 

Committed to: University of Washington

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Emily BourneEmilyBourne6'0" | OHSantiam Christian | 2021StateOR, 6’0″, OH/RS, Santiam Christian High School, North Pacific Juniors

“Bourne had another standout season for the Eagles, the top 3A program in the state, winning eight state titles since 2009. The Eagles were the only OSAA program to go unbeaten, a feat in large part due to Bourne. In the championship match, she had 20 kills and 12 digs and was awarded Player of the Match and First Team All-Tournament.”

Committed to: Oregon State University

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Alison BuchholzAlisonBuchholz5'7" | SJesuit | 2021StateOR, 5’7”, S, Jesuit High School, Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy 

“Buchholz, a three-year starting setter for the Jesuit High School Crusaders, has helped them win two 6A State titles. For the Crusaders, Buchholz has accumulated 1,523 assists running both a 5-1 and 6-2. As a sophomore, she was awarded Metro Second Team All-League and this past season she was awarded Metro First Team All-League as well as Second Team All-State for the 6A tournament.”

She recently made the AVCA Under Armour All-American Watchlist.

Committed to: Washington & Lee University 

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Adia MessengerAdiaMessenger5'10" | SReynolds | 2021StateOR, 5’10″, S, Reynolds High School, Portland Volleyball Club

“Messenger, a three-year Varsity starter, is an impact player for the Reynolds High School Raiders. She was awarded Mt. Hood Second Team All-League as a sophomore and Mt. Hood First Team All-League this past season. This past season she was averaging 23.2 assists, 12.2 digs, 2.3 aces, and 5.5 kills per match.”

Committed to: Eastern Washington University

 

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Clarissa KleinClarissaKlein6'1" | OHWilsonville | 2021StateOR, 6’1″, OH/RS, Wilsonville High School, North Pacific Juniors

“Often not seen in high school level play, Klein has a lethal topspin jump serve which helped her accrue 66 aces, a 23.7% ace percentage during last high school season. She was awarded Northwest First Team All-League and Second Team All-State for the 5A tournament.”

She recently made the AVCA Under Armour All-American Watchlist. 

Committed to: St. Mary’s College

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Caitlin Gay, 5’7″, DS, Canby High School, Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy

“She helped the Cougars finish 3rd in the 6A State tournament this past season. Across all aspects of her game, she plays with a level head, not letting a shanked pass phase her. She has impeccable court awareness which helps her react quickly on defense. Her steady serve recieve passes keep her teammates as in system as possible.”

Committed to: University of Idaho 

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Harper Justema, 6’2″, MB, Summit High School, North Pacific Juniors

“Justema, a two-year varsity starter for the Summit Storm, helped them secure a sixth-place finish in the 6A State tournament this past season. She is a quick and athletic middle, who hits a slide with insurmountable force attacking down the line and cross-court. She was awarded Mountain Valley First Team All-League for her exceptional play.”

Committed to: Columbia University

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Brezlyn LangerBrezlynLanger6'1" | MBSunset | 2021StateOR, 6’1, MB, Sunset High School, Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy 

“Although this was her first season on varsity, she was an impact player for them as both a dominant blocker and attacker. An incredibly coachable athlete, she has only played competitive volleyball since her sophomore year of high school but has made significant improvements to her game in a very short amount of time.”

Committed to: Biola University

 

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Makenah JacksonMakenahJackson6'2" | MBCentral Catholic | 2021StateOR, 6’2″, MB, Central Catholic High School, North Pacific Juniors

“Jackson had a solid season with the Central Catholic High School Rams, helping them go undefeated in league play and secure a second-place finish in the 6A State tournament. A transfer from Camas High School, she did not let being the new kid phase her and made an immediate impact in the middle for the Rams. She has a very strong block and brings an intensity to the court that is infectious to her teammates.”

Committed to: University of Idaho