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  • #2
    6'5" MB/RS. That's a good start. Not just a skinny string bean. Looking at the highlights from her sophomore year she looks like she has a strong frame that will only get stronger and a pretty powerful arm. She will need to work on her quickness and athleticism but the raw material seems to be their in spades.

    She joins 6' OH Mariah Buss out of Lincoln, Nebraska as verbally committed in the Class of 2020.

    Buss, a sophomore at Lincoln Lutheran High School, posted eye-popping numbers in helping her team to a 31-6 season with 684 kills (7.3 per set) on a .417 hitting percentage to go with 244 digs (2.6 per set), 48 blocks (0.5 per set) and 45 aces (0.5 per set). That came after she notched 427 kills (5.0 per set) on a .279 clip as a freshman in 2016.
    Last edited by 1972Shocker; November 12th, 2018, 04:56 PM.


    • #3
      Where does this go?

      Let's put it here.



      • 1972Shocker
        1972Shocker commented
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        Probably should have been in the Class of 2019 recruiting thread since Volleyball transfers do not have to sit out a year and, in any case, she would most likely transfer to where she will take of a scholarship.

        Hard to say where this young lady would end up. I would point out that I believe she was recruited by the previous SIU coach, Justin Ingram, as she signed with SIU in Nobember 2016. Ingram than left SIU to take the UIC job in April 2017. Could be she will end up at UIC although no way to know for sure.

        Her kills per set at 3.41 sound good but were the best on a very weak team. But she was also getting 10.6 swings per set. Her kill % of 32.3% and her error rate of 15.9% aren't anything special nor or any of her other stats.

        Not sure she brings anything to the table that we don't already have with our returning outside hitters. We also have 6-1 Brylee Kelly redshirting this year and we have Nicole Anderson, a Class of 2019 6-0 outside hitter out of Plano, Texas who has verbally committed to the Shockers after decommitting from Boston College. Of course, Lambo is a far better judge of that than I am.

        My very uninformed guess would be that IF Lambo brings a transfer in it would most likely be a setter.
        Last edited by 1972Shocker; November 12th, 2018, 05:16 PM.

      • flyingMoose
        flyingMoose commented
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        Yeah, a moment of madness to post it all. What happens when you have 30 seconds to waste.

      • WuDrWu
        WuDrWu commented
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        It appears she has transferred to THE Ohio University.

    • #4
      Making the commitment with Marriah Buss:



      • flyingMoose
        flyingMoose commented
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        There is a thread on VT that speaks of what a great get Mariah is (or Riah, apparently) for the Shockers. A couple of posters who are Wisconsin fans wish she had chosen them. The Badgers, currently #6 in RPI, are a high quality program.

        Don't bother to go read the thread - it quickly degenerates into a he-said, she-said about a Nebraska recruit and the circumstances surrounding her de-commitment.

    • #5
      Buss recently earned super state captain in Nebraska this year the equivalent to player of the year in the state, I believe.
      A hip injury plagued Lincoln Lutheran’s Marriah Buss throughout the 2018 season, and oftentimes, it left the junior on the edge of exhaustion as the Warriors battled late into matches.


      • #6
        Originally posted by RoyalShock View Post

        Natalie was Division 1 Second Team in Michigan this year. Club is far more important than HS for competition, but still in a large state like Michigan, it's fairly telling. Well done Natalie.