Posted On: 12/31/21 10:09 PM
In case you missed it, Prep Dig Minnesota updated our 2023 Prospect Rankings earlier this week! The rankings now include 143 college prospects with a top five of Sydney Schnichels Sydney Schnichels 6'4" | OH Wilmar | 2023 State MN , Avery Bolles Avery Bolles 5'9" | OH Andover | 2023 State MN , Kate Thibault Kate Thibault 5'2" | DS/L Watertown-Mayer | 2023 State MN , Sydney Jaynes Sydney Jaynes 6'0" | OH Northfield | 2023 State MN , and Gabby Wachholz Gabby Wachholz 5'8" | OH Mayer Lutheran | 2023 State MN !
We have begun analyzing the rankings updates in the following articles, too:
- New 2023 Rankings are up! Here's who was added...
- New Names Featured Among Talented MN Class of 2023
- Rankings Update: 2023 Prospect Movement
Things you need to know about our Prospect Rankings
How do you decide where a player gets ranked? Let us tell you.
Prep Dig Minnesota prospect rankings are compiled by our Scouts with input from high school, club, and college coaches who watch a ton of Minnesota volleyball. We put a lot of time and energy into it and we are as diligent as we can possibly be to get it right. We never intentionally set out to bury a kid or leave them off the list. We try not to be biased, other than favoring athletes with talent and a desire to get better. We work hard at being fair.
Most importantly, this list is about college potential, not current performance. Let us repeat that: This list is about college potential, not current performance. This is the big one, the factor that causes the most consternation, the most misunderstanding, especially among keenly interested parents. With that in mind, club ball matters greatly. We are obviously not ignoring the high school season. It is a reality, however, that players who do not play in club events that are highly attended by other collegiate prospects are diminishing their opportunity to get noticed and distinguish themselves as a recruit and therefore make the rankings.