Questions about athletes and recruiting.

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  1. Sobchakcyclone

    Sobchakcyclone Active Member

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    So, it would seem Foecke is going to Nebraska. Fort Dodge is fairly close to Ames. Is this a thing again about a degree program, or why is one of the state's best players playing out of state again? It's frustrating. I know we have some really good kids targeted, and coming in. I guess I'd like to get them all, but know we can't. Does anybody know if we were recruiting her?

    http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/12/12/f-m-holy-trinitys-mikaela-foecke-wins-state-volleyball-honors/article

    Grundy Center's Riley Sents is going to MU, also.

    Sents commits to Missouri volleyball : High School sports
     
  2. gizzsdad

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    Foecke is actually from Fort Madison - but I have no idea if ISU recruited either.
     
  3. Sobchakcyclone

    Sobchakcyclone Active Member

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    My bad on the Fort Madison mistake. Kind of makes it worse, though. That's even farther from Lincoln.
     
  4. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Well that is pretty strong Hawk country. Maybe her family really hates the 'Clones and she doesn't want to play at Iowa so she went looking for a better program than Iowa's that wasn't in Ames.

    I have no inside information, it is just a thought.
     
  5. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I literally can't think of any academic reason to go to UNL :eek:
     
  6. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Maybe she is into elephants. They have a nifty elephant museum there.
     
  7. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    Yes, ISU recruited Foecke hard, but it's hard to turn a Nebraska offer down, with their luxurious VB-only arena and tremendous fan support and environment. They weren't the only big program after her...
     
  8. bellzisu

    bellzisu Well-Known Member

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    I don't know... Why is water wet?? Why is the sky blue?? Why didn't Harrison Barnes stay in town?? Why do most great instate basketball players go to Kansas??

    I just don't know..
     
  9. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    this.

    we have a great program. But we are not Nebraska (yet). If she were recruited hard enough and will actually have playing time (vs. being a walk-on), it's going to be hard for us to win that battle. UNL will likely win the championship within the next three years........having the chance to play for that caliber of team would be very, very difficult to turn down.

    We are certainly not the only ones this has happened to - one of WI's top players, Simone Lee, is going to PSU. WI is certainly a program back on the rise, but again, hard to turn down an offer for a school like that. Nebraska has pulled all three Haggerty sisters (one next year plus an additional IL recruit) out of IL - a program that just won the championship.

    As we continue to build our program, we'll win some of those battles, but there's always going to be a dogfight for elite talent like Foecke.
     
  10. Sobchakcyclone

    Sobchakcyclone Active Member

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    I understand what you're saying, but with PSU in the way, I'm not sure Nebraska will win that conference in the next three years, let alone a national championship.
     
  11. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    True, but they have the best fan support (along with Hawaii) in women's volleyball, the best facility, and they're still a top ten program. Looking good tonight against San Diego too. Easy to see why top players would still go there.
     

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