Marquette's "win-now mentality" Delivers Top Missouri Libero
Marquette knows there is a chance to win the Big East and unseat annual powerhouse Creighton. They are coming off a year where they finished 29-4 and made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament. They are one of the highest-ranked teams in the country, and they are using this new excellence to lure in some of the best recruits. The newest of those is Avery Helms.
Helms is a 5’8 Libero in the class of 2025 and is on one of the best club teams in the US, Rockwood Thunder 16 Elite. She is currently one of the top-ranked Liberos in the state of Missouri and coming off a high school year where she had over 300 digs. Helms chose Marquette over schools like Iowa State and Michigan. She will be joining the Golden Eagles in a couple of years and can’t help, she the Rockwood star is beyond excited at the thought of playing for a team in win-now mode. “Marquette is super competitive, finishing Top 15 in the nation last year, so competing for a National Title is a goal.” Helms said, “and there is an obvious desire and mentality to win and get better every day in the gym.” Helms said that she felt incredibly welcome not only by the coaches, staff, and current players but by players who committed to the 2024 class. This was when she knew that Marquette was the place for her.I was invited to the camp at the beginning of July, and I absolutely loved it there. Before I came to camp,
“Ultimately, Marquette checked all of my boxes"- Avery Helms
I had National Championships in Chicago, and either the head coach or assistant or both at some point were at every game I played, which I appreciated a lot from the start.” Helms said. “At camp, I felt so comfortable with the coaching staff, the players, and the other campers. The commits in the class above me and the players went out of their way to encourage or compliment me when I made a play, and I did the same for them. It seemed like such a family atmosphere while I was in the gym, but also the competitiveness and determination I was looking for.”Helms also admitted that distance was a significant factor in choosing Marquette, stating that she wanted to see her family as much as possible. Helms believes that this school just checked every box.“Ultimately, Marquette checked all of my boxes, and there weren’t really any cons that came to making my decision. I loved the campus and everything near it.” Helms said, “The coaching staff and players are so encouraging and welcoming. My experience on campus and at camp was full of positivity.