CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Chattanooga Mocs 2013 volleyball recruiting class was ranked as a top-100 recruiting class by PrepVolleyball.com last week. The premier prep-site listed the Mocs as one of 44 institutions to receive a spot on the “High Honorable Mention” list.
“It’s exciting,” Head Coach Travis Filar said. “I feel that we have a great class joining our team this fall and it is exciting to be recognized for that. This is a class that is going to really help our program continue its climb.”
PrepVolleyball.com recognizes a top-30 list and follows up with 25 institutions named to the “Highest Honorable Mention” list. Forty-four programs are then awarded High Honorable Mention.
The 2013 recruiting class includes setter Anne Bachmann, outside hitters Allie Davenport and Emily Morrison, libero Hannah Merkle and middle blocker Kendall Sexton. The five newest Mocs represent Filar’s first top-100 recruiting class.
Chattanooga is one of just two Southern Conference members to gain top-100 honors, and the Mocs are set to take on four teams on the 2013 slate within PrepVolleyball.com’s distinguished list – Appalachian State, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and Tennessee. The Scenic City hosts both Appalachian State and Tennessee at Maclellan Gym in the upcoming season.
"I am so happy for these players to be recognized on a national level," Filar said. "Not only are they great student-athletes, but they are great kids with amazing character. They're really going to fit into our volleyball family."
The Mocs are coming off their first Southern Conference Tournament appearance in four season while posting a fifth-best win improvement mark among 330 NCAA Division I volleyball programs.
The highly-touted Mocs begin their season Friday, August 30 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia Tech Invitational. For the complete 2013 schedule, click here.