AAU Nationals is just around the corner (and I guess USAV nationals is too), so we obviously have to stir the pot with another entry in our Impact Recruit series. As always, the players featured aren’t ranked in any meaningful order, as we at FrogJump do not rank incoming recruits. However, below are some faces I believe we should get to know, as I feel they’ll make an impact on their teams in the 2024 season. As always parents, do not email me asking “why was my athlete not listed”… you will not like my response.
Chris Radomski – Outside Hitter – Benedictine
It’s a family affair in Lisle, IL as Chris Radomski joins his older brother Party Marty next year on the Eagles roster. The 6’4 Outside out of Pipeline is another exciting pin prospect for Benedictine, bringing size and athleticism to a program that’s played small the last few years.
Thomas Smith – Setter – Wentworth
I had the privilege of coaching against Thomas Smith two years ago in club (I lost 0-2), and his progression from 17’s to 18’s has been eye opening. The reigning District 3 3A Player of the Year joins Wentworth next season with high stock, made even higher by the next recruit on our list.
Conner Foxwell – Middle Blocker – Wentworth
Conner Foxwell will be joining his Yorktowne teammate Smith next year in another recruiting steal for the Leopards at Wentworth. We love dynamic middles here at FrogJump, even more so when they hustle pin to pin like Foxwell. Wentworth is incredibly deep at Middle, but Conner will find his way into the mix in time.
Ty Geschke – Outside Hitter – Dominican
Dominican needed help at Outside last year, and Geschke is a recruit who should be able to provide it. The 6’1 pin from Milwaukee Sting was the Racine County Player of the Year and Wisconsin State Kill leader (397) last season. An impressive jumper, he’ll need his vertical to compete with the bigger blocks in the NACC. Regardless, he’ll help the Stars be more terminal at the left pin.
Ryan Schmid – Opposite – Stevens Institute of Technology
A 6’4 lefty Opposite out of Northeast VBC, Schmid will join the Ducks down in Hoboken. Koby Sherman is the starting Opposite for the Ducks, but Coach Buehring is a) NOTORIOUSLY flexible with his lineups and b) not afraid to put first years on the court (ex. Hoke and Bone). Schmid will get experience this year and has great value as a long-term prospect for Stevens.
Good luck at nationals everyone!