Posted On: 02/15/21 2:26 PM
The Class of 2021 have their final rankings update from their high school and club careers. For many of these athletes there have been state titles, recruiting during a global pandemic, endless matches in various high school gyms, and convention center tournaments, and for most their post about there they will be attending. However, there are still athletes left on the board who would be a great fit at the next level. If you have an updated commit please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get our list up to date. There will also be athletes who will hang up the shoes and call it a career. We’re getting to that time where some have made their college decisions where there will always be a place for them at the intramural and rec leagues in their future.
Here are some updates on commits as well as best available in the Class of 2021. Qualifier season is in full swing for the 18s and Iowa Regionals is just under a month away. Plenty of volleyball to be played.
Danielle JohnsonDanielleJohnson6'0" | OHOsage | 2021StateIA - Osage - CIA Committed to Northern Iowa Paige KisleyPaigeKisleyOHOsage | 2021StateIA - Osage - CIA Committed to Northern Iowa (Track) Johnson and Kisley have been high on the list of available athletes from the Class of 2021 and after claiming a state title for Osage in Class 3A, this duo was soon to commit soon after claiming their hardware. Johnson was captain of the Class 3A All-Tournament team and is also her school’s career leading scorer in basketball. She will look to return Osage to the state basketball tournament after a runner-up finish in Class 2A in 2020. Kisley was one of the top outside hitters in the state, but also one of the top hurdlers. With no track season in 2020, Kisley will be looking to cap off her high school career with more titles to claim. They will both head to UNI, with Johnson playing volleyball and Kisley hitting the track. Nessa JohnsonNessaJohnsonSGilbert | 2021StateIA - Gilbert - Club Ignit Select Committed to Missouri Western Johnson is another multisport athlete for Gilbert where she playing in the state basketball and volleyball tournament in 2020. A setter/right side combo, Johnson will head to Missouri Western, a Division 2 school in St. Joseph, MO (60 miles North of KC). She is looking for a repeat trip to the state basketball tournament and is playing club at Club Ignit Select for 18 Blue who has some Class of 2021 prospects still available and would be a solid pick up at the next leve. Trinity ZikaTrinityZika5'4" | DS/LMarion | 2021StateIA - Marion - Adrenaline Committed to Iowa Western Zika has risen to be one of the top liberos in the Class of 2021. A back to back All State pick for Marion, Zika is solid and consistent from the backrow with the first contact. She will take her game to Council Bluffs and play for Iowa Western Community College, one of the top D1 JUCO programs in the country. The Mount Vernon Senior Class Mount Vernon has had quite a run the past few years which has included multiple trips to the state tournament, a state runner-up, and state title finish. This group has been part of many victories, continuing the strong Mustang tradition. Lauren SchrockLaurenSchrock6'2" | OHMount Vernon | 2021StateIA - Central Michigan Sydney DennisSydneyDennis5'5" | DS/LMount Vernon | 2021StateIA - Iowa Madison CranstonMadisonCranstonOHMount Vernon | 2021StateIA - Coe Camryn EllysonCamrynEllysonMBMount Vernon | 2021StateIA - Wartburg Natalie WelchNatalieWelch6'0" | RSMount Vernon | 2021StateIA - Southwest Minnesota State Defenders in the backrow Jorie RandallJorieRandall5'7" | DS/LMount Vernon | 2021StateIA and Dani PittsDaniPittsMBMount Vernon | 2021StateIA are still solid athletes who are uncommitted from the Class of 2021. Uncommitted Seniors Still Playing Club Nessa JohnsonNessaJohnsonSGilbert | 2021StateIA to Thea RottoTheaRottoOHGilbert | 2021StateIA working all day! pic.twitter.com/cXQ1lwZiZO — Chris Fitzgerald (@PrepDigChris) November 2, 2020 Thea RottoTheaRottoOHGilbert | 2021StateIA - Gilbert - Iowa Power Plex Rotto is another top all around athlete from Central Iowa. She is a key member of the Gilbert basketball team with Nessa JohnsonNessaJohnsonSGilbert | 2021StateIA, she was also the top scorer for Gilbert this past volleyball season from the outside in their run to the final four. Rotto is someone who is extremely athletic and has a major upside to her game. She is one of the top uncommitted Seniors and would be a huge addition to a college program next year. Mckenna ScheibMckennaScheibMBAnkeny | 2021StateIA - Ankeny - Six Pack (Title Photo) Scheib will be a major get for plenty of college programs. She won a state title with Ankeny this past fall and has the versatility to play in the middle or the right side. Long, athletic, and strong she has the athleticism and physicality to do a lot of different things at the next level. She is currently playing for Six Pack 18-1 and will have a spring full of events where she will be key to their success. Emerson ThelenEmersonThelenOHDowling | 2021StateIA - Dowling - Club Ignit Select Thelen has been a go to outside hitter for Club Ignit Select and their group of 18s the past couple years as well as a standout for Dowling where she earned Class 5A All Tournament Team honors. A six rotation outside who can score points and knows how to compete at a high level. Izzy Kronenberg - Dowling - Iowa Power Plex Kronenberg had a big fall for Dowling Catholic, playing on the other pin away from Thelen. An athletic right side, with a big left handed swing is really what sets her apart. She is a strong block and a tough swing to get a clean dig from and can really add that extra dynamic to a team at the next level. What’s next in 2021 for @PrepDig Tournaments?? Check out our full tournament lineup below! Registration and info on AES (search Prep Dig) ⤵️https://t.co/Rb6kKlxfGE pic.twitter.com/cicrES5Bzl — Prep Dig Events (@PrepDigEvents) February 3, 2021