Highly regarded recruit and Arizona’s 2016-2017 Gatorade Player of the Year Brooke Nuneviller has committed to Oregon for the 2018 season. Nuneviller, a soon-to-be senior in high school, stands at 5’11” and shows plenty of versatility to play both outside hitter or libero.
Nuneviller’s high school – Coronoa del Sol – went 39-5 this past season, including the Conference 6A State Championship. She amassed 361 kills, 315 digs, 50 aces and hit an efficient .373. She also plays for the Aspire 17 Rox Club and was the libero for the 2016 USA Volleyball Girls’ Youth National Team.
Oregon is coming off a 21-10 season in which it fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The coaching staff underwent a big change though, as head coach Jim Moore and assistant Stacy Metro were let go. Matt Ulmer, who was an associate with the Ducks in 2016 was announced as the new head coach for Oregon in April.
The 2017 version of the Ducks will feature four seniors on the roster – one setter, one defensive specialist and two outside hitters. Essentially heading into 2018 – Nuneviller’s first year – the Ducks will be looking to replace three players at positions that Nuneviller plays (outside hitter and defensive specialist/libero). The most notable of which is Taylor Agost, who was second on the team in 2016 in kills and figures to add to that mark in 2017 before graduating. Nuneviller not only looks like a player who can come in and make a difference based on some of the awards she has accumulated, but Oregon also looks like a good fit for her to get early playing time to some degree in 2018.