L-R: Trinity Watts, Lydia Burts and Julia Mangum comprise one of the Top 60 recruiting classes this year.
PrepVolleyball.com release Original Signing Release The Liberty volleyball team's incoming freshman class has been ranked in the Top 60 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com.
Liberty's Class of 2020 received Highest Honorable Mention among PrepVolleyball.com's list of top recruiting classes. This is the second year in a row that the Liberty volleyball team has been cited for having one of the top incoming classes in the nation, as the Lady Flames' 2019 freshmen received High Honorable Mention.
Through a panel of over 100 collegiate coaches and recruiting experts, PrepVolleyball.com listed Liberty in the Highest Honorable Mention category. That distinction puts the Lady Flames' newcomers in the range of 31-60, as PrepVolleball.com ranks the top 30 overall individually.
The Lady Flames' incoming freshmen class includes Lydia Burts, Julia Mangum and Trinity Watts.
"This is a tremendous honor for this group of young ladies!" said Liberty Volleyball Head Coach Trevor Johnson. "They each had outstanding high school careers for their respective high school! They each bring a unique style of play that will help this program continue to get better. Not only are these young ladies great athletes, more importantly they are great people with unbelievable character. These three will no doubt leave their legacy at Liberty University! Thank you to Brett Anema and all his tireless work recruiting these ladies. Recruiting is such a huge part of our success. God is the head recruiter and He has brought these three here to be part of something special. Go Flames!"
Liberty is one of two ASUN programs to appear on PrepVolleyball's list, joining Lipscomb who also received Highest Honorable Mention.
These three newcomers will join a Liberty team that went 21-12 in 2019, including 11-5 in ASUN play. Liberty made its first postseason appearance since 2012, competing in the Postseason NIVC, where the Lady Flames earned two wins and qualified for the quarterfinals. The 2019 Lady Flames also posted victories over 2018 NCAA Tournament teams Northern Arizona and FGCU.