Posted: Dec 11, 2013 3:22 PM by Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Dec 11, 2013 4:23 PM
COLUMBIA - After going 34-0 in the regular season, the Missouri Tigers volleyball team is attracting the attention of young recruits. The Tigers recently landed three players to join next year's team: Sydney Deeken, Ali Kreklow and Kasey Reuter.
California High School's Deeken was a MSHSAA First Team All-State selection during her senior season and named to the MSHSAA All-State Second Team as a junior in 2012. Deekins was also ranked at No. 57 on the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces List. She also led the Pintos to a pair of conference championships in 2010 and 2011 and a district title in 2010.
The daughter of Missouri volleyball head coach Wayne Kreklow, A. Kreklow led Rock Bridge High Schoolto the 4A State Quarterfinals in her senior season. A. Kreklow was an All-State honorable mention selection in 2013. A. Kreklow was also four-time All-District honoree in high school and a three time selection to the All-Region team. Deekins and A. Kreklow will play on the same club team this winter.
Out of the three recruits, Reuter is the only recruit not from Missouri. Reuter was ranked 36th nationally on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces List and was named to the PrepVolleyball.com Top-75 Juniors List. Reuter led Hinton Community High School to a Regional Final in 2012 and a State Qualifier in 2013. Reuter is also on the Under Armour High School All-America Watch List.
"Overall, I am just really excited about this class," head coach Wayne Kreklow said in an interview with MUTigers. "The thing that stands out to me the most about this group is the overall athletic ability.