Posted On: 05/24/22 12:27 PM

The Prep Dig Gauntlet will boast over 40 committed athletes in the 17 Open Division. Let that sink in for a moment. That is an amazing number of athletes. And the number seems to be growing every day! Here is a list of athletes who will be playing together (or competing against each other!) at the collegiate level.

Teammates:

Paige Miller Paige Miller 5'10" | DS/L Kaukauna | 2023 State WI (Libero, FC Elite 17 Navy) and Grace Egan Grace Egan 6'1" | OH Sterling | 2023 #47 Nation IL (Outside Hitter, 1st Alliance 17 Gold) are both committed to attending Ohio State University. Paige is an outstanding libero who can read opposing servers and hitters well. She is scrappy and brings a lot of energy to the court. Grace Egan Grace Egan 6'1" | OH Sterling | 2023 #47 Nation IL is explosive, powerful, and simply an incredible athlete. Both will have an amazing impact on this impressive Big 10 program!

Competitors (by conference):

Big 10

Ohio State University – Paige Miller Paige Miller 5'10" | DS/L Kaukauna | 2023 State WI and Grace Egan Grace Egan 6'1" | OH Sterling | 2023 #47 Nation IL

University of Illinois – Lily Barry Lily Barry 5'7" | OH U-High | 2023 #90 Nation IL (libero/pin – Illini Elite 17 Cardinal)

Purdue University – Kenna Wollard Kenna Wollard 6'1" | OH Illinois Valley Central | 2023 #60 Nation IL (pin – Illini Elite 17 Cardinal)

Northwestern – Gigi Navarrete Gigi Navarrete 5'6" | DS/L Mother McAuley | 2023 #51 Nation IL (libero – 1st Alliance 17 Gold)

Big East

Georgetown University - Paige Miller Paige Miller 5'10" | DS/L Kaukauna | 2023 State WI (Libero, FC Elite 17 Navy) and Grace Egan Grace Egan 6'1" | OH Sterling | 2023 #47 Nation IL (Outside Hitter, 1st Alliance 17 Gold) are both committed to attending Ohio State University. Paige is an outstanding libero who can read opposing servers and hitters well. She is scrappy and brings a lot of energy to the court. Grace Egan Grace Egan 6'1" | OH Sterling | 2023 #47 Nation IL is explosive, powerful, and simply an incredible athlete. Both will have an amazing impact on this impressive Big 10 program! Competitors (by conference): Big 10 Ohio State University – Paige Miller Paige Miller 5'10" | DS/L Kaukauna | 2023 State WI and Grace Egan Grace Egan 6'1" | OH Sterling | 2023 #47 Nation IL University of Illinois – Lily Barry Lily Barry 5'7" | OH U-High | 2023 #90 Nation IL (libero/pin – Illini Elite 17 Cardinal) Purdue University – Kenna Wollard Kenna Wollard 6'1" | OH Illinois Valley Central | 2023 #60 Nation IL (pin – Illini Elite 17 Cardinal) Northwestern – Gigi Navarrete Gigi Navarrete 5'6" | DS/L Mother McAuley | 2023 #51 Nation IL (libero – 1st Alliance 17 Gold) Big East Georgetown University - Kamryn Lee-Caracci Kamryn Lee-Caracci 6'3" | RS Lyons-Township | 2023 #105 Nation IL (middle/pin - 1st Alliance 17 Gold) Xavier University – Annie Eschenbach Annie Eschenbach MB Benet Academy | 2023 IL (middle – 1st Alliance 17 Gold) Marquette – Molly Berezowitz Molly Berezowitz DS/L Burlington | 2023 State WI (libero - Sting 17 Gold) SEC Ole Miss - Kennedy Wagner Kennedy Wagner OH Valporaiso (IN) | 2023 IL (pin – 1st Alliance 17 Gold) University of Kentucky – Ava Sarafa Ava Sarafa 6'0" | S Marian | 2023 State #15 Nation MI (setter – Michigan Elite 17 Mizuno)  University of Tennessee – Sydney Jaynes Sydney Jaynes 6'0" | OH Northfield | 2023 State #42 Nation MN (pin – Northern Lights 17-1) American Athletic Conference University of Memphis - Jordan Heatherly Jordan Heatherly 5'10" | S Montini Catholic | 2023 #97 Nation IL (setter/right side – 1st Alliance 17 Gold) Tulane – Kaitlyn Thick (pin - New WAVE 17 Tsunami) Patriot League Loyola University Maryland – Ava Nepkin (pin – 1st Alliance 17 Silver) Colgate University – Ava Shabes (setter – 1st Alliance 17 Silver) Lehigh University – Olivia Lasee Olivia Lasee 6'3" | MB Appleton North | 2023 State WI (middle – FC Elite 17 Navy) Atlantic Coast Conference Syracuse University – Catherine Burke (middle – Adversity 17 Adidas) North Carolina – Zoe Behrendt Zoe Behrendt 5'11" | S Whitefish Bay | 2023 State #88 Nation WI (setter – Sting 17 Gold) Wake Forest  - Elena Dragani Elena Dragani S Catholic Memorial | 2023 State WI (setter – Sting 17 Gold) Horizon League UW Green Bay – Kaitlin Schulz Kaitlin Schulz 6'0" | OH Kimberly | 2023 State WI (pin – FC Elite 17 Navy) UW-Milwaukee – Kati Goba Kati Goba DS/L Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State WI (libero – Sting 17 Gold) The Summit League South Dakota State University – Sylvie Zgonc Sylvie Zgonc 6'0" | OH Sussex Hamilton | 2023 State WI (pin – Sting 17 Gold) North Dakota State University – Arianna Blohm Arianna Blohm 6'0" | MB Stewartville | 2023 State MN (middle – Northern Lights 17-1) University of North Dakota – Teagan Timperley Teagan Timperley 6'0" | S Northfield | 2023 State MN (setter – Northern Lights 17-2) Conference USA Florida International University – Kindyl Kilar Kindyl Kilar 5'10" | OH Whitewater | 2023 State WI (pin – Sting 17 Black) Middle Tennessee State – Ally Eckel Ally Eckel 5'7" | DS/L Bradford | 2023 State WI (libero – Motion 17 Blue) Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Bemidji State University – Hannah Kos Hannah Kos 5'9" | OH Greendale | 2023 State WI (pin – Motion 17 Blue) Concordia University-St. Paul – Ella Christ Ella Christ 6'0" | OH Chaska | 2023 State MN (pin – Northern Lights 17-1) Minnesota State Mankato – Avery Rosenberg Avery Rosenberg 6'1" | MB Chaska | 2023 State MN (middle – Northern Lights 17-1)

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