BOZEMAN – Montana State’s volleyball program may host its best class under head coach Daniel Jones on Wednesday, and nationwide speculation puts Bobcat’s incoming rookies just outside the top 30 nationwide, according to PrepVolleyball.com.
Stacia Barker, a 6-foot-2 center tackle from Evanston, Wyoming, signs national letters of intent for next season; Camryn Greenwald, a 6-2 center tackle / right wing hitter from Woodbury, Minnesota; Mya Larson, a 5-10 outside hitter from Wahoo, Nebraska; Lauren Lindseth, Great Falls 5-9 Libero / Defensive Specialist; Nellie Reese, a 5-10 passer from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Madilyn Siebler, a 5-10 outside hitter from Omaha, Nebraska.
âThis class got all engaged during COVID and I think it’s one of the best recruiting classes we’ve had,â Jones said. âI have to take my hat off to our recruiting coordinator Cole Aiazzi. He did a really good job finding them and did a really good job building relationships with them. They all made informal visits without us seeing them. It’s a pretty unique class and I couldn’t be more excited.
âThey all came to camp this summer,â Jones added. “They are all exceptional young women and perhaps the highest level of volleyball we have ever brought, to a class.”
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Barker was an all-state selection in Wyoming in 2020 and was also a first-team pick of all conferences. The Red Devils are currently 23-7 on the season heading into the final weeks of play.
Greenwald led East Ridge High School to a 9-0 record in the Suburban East Conference this fall, his fourth straight league crown. Additionally, the Raptors will make an appearance in the 2021 Minnesota State Tournament. Greenwald, who led his team in winning percentage, winning percentage and blocking as a junior, took home honors at the Suburban East All-Conference. She was an honorable mention pick of the entire conference in 2019. On Tuesday night, Greenwald was named to the Minnesota AAAA States team.
Larson is a 2019 and 2020 Super State First Team selection at Wahoo High School, where she helped the Warriors win the 2018 and 2020 State Titles. Selected three times to the Class C1 First Team in All the States, she was also a three-time winner of the Trailblazer Conference First Team. Larson was a 2020 Max Prep All-American and was the PrepExtra Volleyball Player of the Year. In club ball, she was a member of the 2021 USAV 18 National Championship team.
Lindseth, daughter of former great Bobcat Kelly Modrow (1992-96), is one of the state’s top players in Montana and led her high school team to the No. 1 seed in the state tournament. class AA. Lindseth has been drafted twice to All-State First Team and was selected to All-State Second Team in 2018. Also an All-State College Laureate, Lindseth was the Class AA Player of the Year for East in 2020. Aside from high school volleyball, she is part of the United States National Team Development Program.
Reese, a four-year graduate at Lake City High School, has led her team to an overall score of 18-8 this season. As a senior, she was named to the first team of all 5A Inland Empire leagues. Reese also won the 2021 Coaches Award. In addition, she was selected to the first team of all leagues as a junior and winner of the second team of all leagues in sophomore year. Reese helped guide the Timberwolves to a fourth place state in 2019 and a second state as a freshman.
Siebler recently led his team to a third place finish at the Nebraska Class A State Tournament. The Warriors finished the season 27-12 overall. Additionally, Westside High School was the 2021 District Champion and Omaha Subway Conference finalist. Siebler is an honorable mention choice three times in all states. She was a 2020 Omaha All-Metro second team selection and was named an All-State Academic. Outside of volleyball, Siebler wrote four years in basketball and once in track and field.