How are prospects feeling about heading into June

How are prospects feeling about heading into June

As June 15th quickly approaches, kicking off the college recruitment process for the athletes in the class of 2026. Anticipation and nerves set in as an exciting time period begins, with one of the most dominant classes we have seen, college coaches are gearing up to sell their programs to this phenomenal group of athletes. We talked with the top prospect in the ‘26 class to see how they are feeling about the start of the recruiting process, amidst many emotions of nervousness and excitement, there is a sense of gratitude for the opportunities that lie ahead.

Ayanna Watson - Outside Hitter 16 UA Vegas Aces

“I'm feeling really excited but at the same time pretty nervous, but that’s obviously normal. I've been talking to my coaches and my parents and I feel prepared for June 15th! I've been researching the schools on my list that I've narrowed down to have a better knowledge and understanding of those schools. I'm excited to be able to hop on calls with coaches soon!”

Madison Victoriano - Setter Houston Skyline 16 Royal

“I’m incredibly excited to embark on the next chapter of my volleyball career as I prepare for collegiate camps and recruitment. Part of me is feeling a bit nervous as I begin to accept the fact that my club days are soon coming to an end, but I am immensely grateful for even the opportunity to continue playing volleyball in college.”

Layla Austin - Outside Hitter TAV 16 Black

“For June 15th I try not to stress about it too much even though it is a lot of pressure but I just keep working hard and trying my best in every opportunity I get to grow and I know that it will show in the end.”

Saige Williams - Libero Memphis Metro 16-1

“I’m excited to see how all my hard work, dedication and training is finally going to pay off for my future dream to play in college.”

Kendall Northern - Middle Blocker Elevation VBC 16-1

“Going into June, the biggest thing for me is to find a school that values my academic and athletic ability. I am just going to trust my gut, enjoy the process, and find the school that will grow me as a person.”

Sara Snowbarger - Outside Hitter Mintonette 6.1

“I am super excited to finally start talking to coaches as it’s been a dream of mine since I was little to play at the next level so this is a month I have always been looking forward to. With the excitement there also is nerves with the unknown in the recruiting process and other factors but overall i’m excited to see where this process takes me”

Keoni Williams - Middle Blocker Houston Skyline 16 Royal

“June is right around the corner, I’m very overjoyed to talk to all the coaches, and start the recruiting process. I can’t wait to see God’s will prevail!”

Genevieve Harris - Setter NC Academy

“Definitely feeling a mix of emotions as June 15th approaches, but I know that my family, coaches, and God will help me stay grounded and make the right choice.”

Kinsley Young - Middle Blocker TAV 16 Black

“I think everyone around this time is feeling a bit nervous, I know I am. I’m really trying to soak it all in because it truly is a remarkable experience to be a part of and I thank God everyday that I am getting the opportunity to further my education and love for the sport! I’m so excited to see where this journey takes me!”

Ella Andrews - Middle Blocker Legacy 16-1

“This is a surreal experience and I am so incredibly lucky to have this opportunity!! I am excited that I will finally be able to talk with coaches and learn more about their programs. At the same time however, it’s very nerve wracking to think about how soon June 15th is coming!”

Kayla Nwabueze - Middle Blocker Legacy 16-1

“I’m really excited and confident but a little nervous about heading into June. But whatever happens I know it’s for the best!”

Danielle Whitmire - Setter/Opposite TAV 16 Black

“I am definitely a little nervous but super excited to see what opportunities  am offered to pursue. I am looking forward to having conversations with strong programs that will help me grow to be a better player and person.”

Eva Long - Setter Legacy 16-1

“I am feeling so thankful and blessed. I have been blessed with the best teammates to keep pushing me. I am so excited for what June and the future holds.”

Elena Hoecke - Middle Blocker MN Select 16-1

"I am a lttle nervous but super excited to finally be able to build relationships with coaches and see where this next step in my journey takes me!"

Samantha Campion