Texas A&M volleyball’s incoming freshman class received honorable mention in Volleyball Magazine’s list of the nation’s top 10 recruiting classes, announced today. A&M is the only Texas school mentioned in the listing, which recognized 15 classes as honorable mention in addition to the top-10 ranked teams.
High school All-Americans Stephanie Aiple (6-1, setter, Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock High School), and Ashlie Reasor (6-1, opposite hitter, San Antonio, Texas/Reagan High School) headline the Aggies’ six-member incoming freshman class, which was ranked 17th in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com earlier this year. Kiara McGee (5-11, outside hitter, San Antonio/Taft H.S.), Amy Nettles (5-4, libero, San Antonio/Churchill H.S.), Olivia Thorpe (5-11, outside hitter, Austin, Texas/Lake Travis H.S.) and Uche “Debby” Ukadike (6-0, middle blocker, Mesquite, Texas/West Mesquite H.S.) complete the heralded class.
Texas A&M head coach Laurie Corbelli, who is entering her 22nd season at the helm of the Aggies, returns 10 letterwinners – including four starters -- from last year’s team that went 19-12 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The team reports to campus August 8 and plays its season opener August 29, taking on Tulane on the first day of the Texas A&M Invitational at Reed Arena.
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2014 Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Recruiting Classes
1. Penn State
2. Southern California
6. Michigan State
Auburn, Duke, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Long Beach State, LSU, Minnesota, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, San Diego, Texas A&M, Wisconsin.