Class of 2020 recruit Molly Schultz has verbally committed to the University of Kansas women’s volleyball program. A 5’6″ setter for both high school and club, it’s possible that Schultz remains an undersized setter or could transition to a defensive specialist role as well once she arrives for her freshman season in the fall of 2020.
Schultz will be a junior this upcoming fall at Rockford High School in Minnesota. In her sophomore campaign she totaled 289 assists (4.0 per set), 185 digs (2.5 per set), 144 kills (2.0 per set), 37 aces (0.5 per set) and 12 blocks as a versatile player.
Amazingly, it was actually Schultz’s fourth year playing varsity after she joined the team as a seventh grader for the 2014-2015 season. In total for her quartet of seasons she has amassed 1,189 assists (4.4 per set), 533 digs (2.0 per set), 290 kills (1.1 per set), 126 aces (0.5 per set) and 35 blocks according to her MaxPreps profile.
On the club circuit, Schultz plays with Minnesota Select Volleyball, most recently the 16-1 team. She also competes in the sand and went 8-1 with a fifth place finish at the 16U USA Junior National Beach Championships. Schultz’s Hudl page with video highlights of her play can be seen here.
It’s not the first class of 2020 commitment for Kansas that has been registered in the VolleyMob Recruiting Database either. Schultz will now join outside hitter Karli Schmidt as part of the same recruiting class.
Kansas collected a 22-8 finish in 2017 in which they wound up third in the Big 12 at 11-5 and made the NCAA Tournament.
Congratulations to Molly Schultz (16-1) on her verbal commitment to play volleyball at Kansas University! pic.twitter.com/sPqEc6lKwB
— Minnesota Select (@MNSelect) July 22, 2018
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