Class of 2019 middle blocker/right side Rachel Speck has committed to Valparaiso University. A junior at Whitmore Lake High School, Speck is a native of Michigan.
Standing at 6’1″, Speck spearheaded a 38-9 season in which Whitmore Lake High School also went 12-2 in district play before falling in the second round of the Michigan State Tournament.
Individually, Speck saw her best season in year three of varsity ball. She notched 396 kills (3.1 per set) on a .444 hitting percentage, 135 blocks (1.1 per set), 83 aces (0.7 per set) and 79 digs (0.6 per set).
On the club side of things, she plays with the Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy – specifically the MEVBA MiElite 17 Elite East 2018 team. Speck’s NCSA recruiting profile lists her as having a 7’8″ standing reach, 9’3″ block jump and 9’10” approach jump.
Valparaiso is coming off a season in which they went 17-16 and 8-10 in their inaugural season in the Missouri Valley Conference. They had four middle hitters on their 2017 roster with one senior set to graduate.
Congratulations to @rach_speck on her verbal commitment to play ? @ValpoU! #TrojanPride #D1 ?? pic.twitter.com/7yQ9zCX6Y9
— WL Athletics (@WL_Athletics) February 9, 2018