Baylor Volleyball Class Ranked 16th in Nation
The ranking is tied for the third-highest ever at Baylor
WACO, Texas – Baylor volleyball’s incoming freshman class was ranked 16th in the nation according to Prepvolleyball.com, the website announced recently.
The ranking ties for the third-highest in program history, and highest since the 2009 class earned a No. 14 ranking. According to this year’s list, Baylor has the second-highest ranked class in the state of Texas and third-highest in the Big 12 behind only No. 2 Texas and No. 6 Iowa State.
Last season, Baylor finished 18-14 for its fourth consecutive winning season and earned a berth to its second NCAA Tournament in the last three seasons. However, the addition of seven talented freshmen across a variety of positions, help make up head coach Jim Barnes’ third-career top-20 recruiting class.
Barnes’ incoming class includes: Krissi Fitzpatrick, 5-11 OH, St. Francis Borgia (Washington, Missouri); Samantha Hill, 6-3 MB, North Central (Spokane, Washington); Laura Jones, 6-1 OH, Plano West (Plano, Texas); Mackenzie Mayo, 5-5 Libero, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas); Thea Munch-Soegaard, 6-2 OH, Tascosa (Amarillo, Texas); Adrien Richburg, 6-2 MB, Sachse (Texas), Amy Rosenbaum, 6-1 S, Copperas Cove (Texas).
Headlining the group is Munch-Soegaard, who was ranked No. 57 on the Prepvolleyball.com’s Senior Aces list and will come in as a six-rotation outside hitter. The group also features libero Mackenzie Mayo, who’s Lake Travis (Texas) High School team was ranked No. 1 in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com and won the state title.