Baylor continues to make a big splash in the future recruiting game this summer with their latest commitments for both 2021 and 2022 in setter Faith Lynch and outside hitter Sophia Keene, respectively.
Coming one year sooner is Lynch, who would join the Bears in the fall of 2021. She is slated to be a sophomore at Magnolia High School in Texas. In her first season at the school, the 5’6″ setter notched 345 assists (3.4 per set), 123 digs (1.2 per set) and 42 aces (0.4 per set) according to her MaxPreps profile. Lynch also plays with Houston Juniors on the club side and video of her play from both club and school can be seen here via Hudl.
Congratulations to Sophomore setter, Faith Lynch, on her commitment to Baylor! @BaylorVBall You’ve got a special athlete coming your way. Sic’Em!! @honey_lynch73 @magbulldogs @MagnoliaHighTX pic.twitter.com/ad2CiyE31Z
— Magnolia Volleyball (@magnoliavb2017) July 8, 2018
Keene meanwhile has yet to begin high school, although that will start up this fall when she will be a freshman. She does play club ball though, as she is on the TAV Houston 14 Black team with TAV Houston Volleyball Club. Video of her play with the club can be seen here via her SportsRecruits profile.
I am blessed to announce that I have verbally committed to play volleyball at Baylor University. Thank you to all my coaches and family for helping me through this process! I am so thankful for God for giving me this opportunity to go to such an amazing school. #Sicem🐻💚💛 pic.twitter.com/S4dS50Wskq
— Sophia Keene (@SophiaKeene__) July 9, 2018
Just a little over a week ago, Baylor also grabbed a commitment from another class of 2021 setter in Molly Kipp out of Arizona. It seems the recent success for the Bears are allowing them to clean up early for future recruiting as they look to become a mainstay in the Big 12.
Baylor is coming off of a 24-7 season in which they finished second in the Big 12 at 13-3 in league play and made the NCAA Tournament Second Round. They are also ranked 18th in the Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings.