Posted On: 11/9/20 1:55 PM

The Prep Dig Top 250 is returning to the West Des Moines area where athletes across the state will compete to kickoff the start of the 2021 club season on Saturday, December 5 from 9:00-11:00 at the Ignit Sports and Fitness Center in Grimes. Last year marked the first year Prep Dig came to Iowa to put on it’s Top 250 Showcase with a roster of plenty of All State athletes.  Here is a quick look at the Iowa Top 250 from 2019 and what we can expect in 2020. 

What Does Top 250 Mean? 

Across our network of states we cover there are up to 250 players ranked and can play at the college level.  Sometimes more, sometimes less, but the purpose of the showcase is to allow all athletes who want to play at the college level a chance to play together while also gaining exposure in regards to college coaches.  We will have video, photographers, and plenty of articles relating to the event before and after to provide a positive experience for all involved. 

Who Attended Last Year? 

We had a strong group of athletes who came to Grimes last year to compete in this same event.  Here is a list of athletes from the Class of 2021 and 2022 who are now committed: 

Layanna GreenLayannaGreen6'0" | MBWaukee | 2021StateIA

Mia GametMiaGametLSergeant Bluff-Luton | 2021StateIA – Sergeant Bluff-Luton – Dordt

Jadyn JondleJadynJondleLClarion-Goldfield Dows | 2021StateIA – Clarion-Goldfield-Dows – South Dakota

Emmersyn WedgburyEmmersynWedgburyLCedar Falls | 2021StateIA – Cedar Falls – Northwestern (IA) 

Hailey PollockHaileyPollock6'2" | MBClear Creek Amana | 2021StateIA – Clear Creek Amana – Western Illinois

Layanna GreenLayannaGreen6'0" | MBWaukee | 2021StateIA – Waukee – Northern Iowa

Alysen DexterAlysenDexterOHDes Moines Christian | 2021StateIA – Des Moines Christian – Northwestern (IA)

Saari KuehlSaariKuehlOHGladbrook-Reinbeck | 2021StateIA – Gladbrook-Reinbeck – Southwest Minnesota State

Taylor GrinleyTaylorGrinleySGilbert | 2021StateIA

Natalie WelchNatalieWelch6'0" | RSMount Vernon | 2021StateIA – Mount Vernon – Southwest Minnesota State

Annie StotlarAnnieStotlarSBettendorf | 2021StateIA – Bettendorf – Waldorf

Elyse WinterElyseWinter6'1" | OHXavier | 2021StateIA – Cedar Rapids Xavier – South Dakota State

Taylor GrinleyTaylorGrinleySGilbert | 2021StateIA – Gilbert – South Alabama

Gracie EhretGracieEhret5'5" | SWilliamsburg | 2021StateIA – Williamsburg – Kirkwood

Meredith StreetMeredithStreet5'5" | OHOsage | 2022StateIA – Osage – Northern Iowa (2022) 

Kiersten SchmittKierstenSchmitt6'0" | RSBeckman | 2022StateIA – Beckman – Iowa State (2022) 

What Is All Done In The Two Hour Showcase? 

Athletes will be able to show their overall skill in a variety of “Queens”, 4 v 4, positional breakdown, and 6 vs 6 drills.  This is a fast paced run of show where athletes will get to work with each other on different courts, switching setters, middles, getting a chance to not only show their athleticism and volleyball ability, but also how they work as a teammate in a variety of settings.  Check out the video below of some highlights of the event from 2019. 

Who can watch? Will this be streamed?  How can I get video? 

With Covid-19 procedures we will not be having parents attend inside of the facility, however college coaches (depending on their institution and division are welcome to attend).  We will have all courts streaming with BallerTV as well as CMM Volleyball and Highlights having cameras on each court to purchase a highlight video for an additional cost.  Here are the coaches from 2019 who attended the Top 250.  We will post an updated list of college coaches at the end of the week. 

Central College (IA)

Iowa

Division 3

Coe College

Iowa

Division 3

Edgewood College

Wisconsin

Division 3

Elmhurst College

Illinois

Division 3

Eureka College

Illinois

Division 3

Grinnell College

Iowa

Division 3

Hastings College

Nebraska

NAIA

Hawkeye Community College

Iowa

Junior College

Heartland Community College

Illinois

Junior College

Iowa Central CC

Iowa

Junior College

Kirkwood Community College

Iowa

Junior College

Macalester College

Minnesota

Division 3

Midland University

Nebraska

NAIA

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Minnesota

Division 2

Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska

Division 3

North Iowa Area CC (NIACC)

Iowa

Junior College

Northwest Missouri State

Missouri

Division 2

Quincy University

Illinois

Division 2

Riverland Community College, Austin Campus

Minnesota

Junior College

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

South Dakota

Division 2

Southwest Minnesota State University

Minnesota

Division 2

Southwestern CC

Iowa

Junior College

Trinity International University

Illinois

NAIA

University is Wisconsin La Crosse

Wisconsin

Division 3

University of Jamestown

North Dakota

NAIA

University of Sioux Falls

South Dakota

Division 2

Upper Iowa University

Iowa

Division 2

Waldorf University

Iowa

NAIA

Wayne State College

Nebraska

Division 2

Western Nebraska Community College

Nebraska

Junior College

 

Registration: 

What Players Are Attending?

I’m an athlete – Click Here To Register

I’m a college coach – Click Here To RSVP to let us know you’ll be coming or streaming, we will send out contact info of players in attendance. 

Facebook Album of Iowa Top 250 – 2019