BUFFALO, NY – The volleyball website Prepvolleyball.com has announced its top recruiting classes in the nation and for the first time in program history the UB volleyball team was found on the list. The Bulls were one of 20 programs to be found on the Highest Honorable Mention list, meaning the UB recruiting class was ranked somewhere between 31st and 50th in the country.
The Bulls have six players committed for next year, including some of the best high school talent in the country. Incoming freshman Dani Reinert (Cincinnati, OH/Ursuline Academy) was honored by Prepvolleyball.com earlier this season as the Andi Collins Award Winner, which is given to the nation's top high school setter. Reinert, Christine Fritsche (Parma, OH/Parma) and Kelly Svoboda (Cleveland, OH/Trinity) were also honored by Prepvolleyball.com as Senior Aces.
"This class is the beginning of great things for the volleyball program here at Buffalo," said head coach Todd Kress. "Each of these student-athletes come here with the same mission and that is to win. They will be the foundation and the first building block in taking UB volleyball to new heights."
The Bulls also signed Carissa McKenna (West Bloomfield, MI/Walled Lake Northern) in their initial class back in November before adding Alexa Manuel (Eden Prairie, MN/Eden Prairie/Long Beach State) and Dana Musil (Vancouver, British Columbia/South Delta) during the late signing period.
UB was one of two teams from the Mid-American Conference to receive Highest Honorable Mention honors from Prepvolleyball.com, joining Western Michigan. High Honorable Mention honorees were Ball State and Ohio, while Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Toledo were all named Honorable Mention. UB was also the only program in the state of New York to be honored on this list.
The 2010 Bulls begin their season on Aug. 28 at the West Virginia Tournament.