The Maryland volleyball team has the 16th-ranked freshman class according to PrepVolleyball, marking its first-ranked recruiting class in program history.
“Bringing in a class this talented is certainly something we are proud of,” coach Steve Aird said in a release. “My staff has done an incredible job and we are excited about the future. The incoming group fully understands that we have a lot of work ahead of us. We hope to keep building and working hard to put a great product on the floor.”
Outside hitter Gia Milana, who PrepVolleyball ranked as the No. 15 player, headlines a six-player class that features two players ranked in the Top 100, which is also a first for the Terps. Milana is the highest-ranked recruit in Maryland history and the program’s first Under Armour First-Team All-American. She also was named as the Gatorade Player the Year in Michigan.
Middle blocker Katie Myers, meanwhile, earned Third-Team All-American honors. PrepVolleyball ranked the Westerville, Ohio, native as the 62nd-best player in the country.
Myers, Megan McTigue, Nell Drummey and Aylin Saran round out Aird’s first full recruiting class since taking over the Terps program in 2014.
Maryland is also one of seven Big Ten teams to have a top-30 recruiting class. While the Terps went 15-19 and missed the postseason a year ago, the other six conference programs advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2015.