Posted On: 05/30/22 4:33 PM

Thank you so much to all of the readers who have reached out to me with names of players.  We have been super busy doing our research on them all to see where they stack up against the rest of the state.  We will be unveiling the rankings later on this month and still want more names.  The deadline to nominate players for this first publishing is June 11th at noon.  Send them to me via any of the portals that are in this article.  


We are super proud of our growth over the past couple of months.  We have been able to add a bunch of names to our State Rankings.  California is a HUGE state and we need some help with who we are missing.  Please send us some messages with who you think should be added to the State Rankings.  You can email me personally at, DM on twitter @PrepDigCA or @CoachMikeDZ, or send us a message on the website.  We help retweet a lot of players information on Twitter so if you do not have one, I strongly suggest you get one for your favorite volleyball player as that is where a lot of college coaches spend their time.  We have done this in Texas also and it has helped hundreds of players gain so much more recognition.  Feel free to reach out and ask us how we can help.  


We love what we do and are always looking to learn more about the athletes we currently have on our list and also ones that aren’t on it yet.  The best way for me to learn is for you to talk to me about them.  I love interacting with our readers.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with information via email, social media, or in person if you see me out at a tourney.  I have tons of players, coaches, and parents who message me and keep me updated with new information on their seasons/training/tournaments. We hope you are enjoying our website. Thank you for reading!


I often get asked what goes into the ranking process. Well here is how I am going about it.  I stay connected to the volleyball scene as much as I can.  We speak to hundreds of club and high school coaches, club directors, and college coaches across the entire state to gather as much information as possible on each athlete.  We study tournaments entered and tournament finishes.  We study high schools, preseason lists, and awards given to athletes from the state of California high school systems, coaches associations and club awards. We have been watching a lot of awesome club volleyball tournaments in person and also have been watching hours of game footage and highlight reels as possible.  The more film you have online, the better the research and analyzing of skills I can do to make the ranking as accurate as I can.  You are more than welcome to tag us on social media or send us emails with updates to your film.  It is also a great idea to keep updating it so that you can keep getting more exposure to college coaches.  They are watching too.


The other question I get often from parents and players is “Is it 100 accurate?”  The short answer is no.  However, we are putting a lot of hours and hard work into trying to get it as accurate as we can.  With over 20 years of analyzing players and college recruiting, it is still a difficult task to get it perfect. The fact that we must take multiple things into consideration and understanding that everyone is entitled to their opinion, has allowed me to be content with how we are going about it.  While we know that it is not an exact science, we are very confident in the hard work that is going into analyzing each player and the overall ranking process. 


Stay tuned for more articles on your favorite athletes.  If you have anyone you think we should watch out for, please shoot me an email with some info at  Also don’t forget to help these kids get more exposure by sharing our stories with your friends.  Help us help them by simply retweeting on Twitter or sharing on Facebook.  Thanks for following California Family!