Golden Eagles Recruiting Class Ranked No. 19 in Country

May 19, 2016

MILWAUKEE- The Marquette University volleyball program has amassed the No. 19 rated recruiting class in the country, announced this week.

The Golden Eagles’ 2016 class of newcomers figures to be one of the most integral in program history, and is the highest ranked, as the four-player bunch features three Top 100 Senior Aces, and a JUCO transfer with a slew of NJCAA accolades.

The class’ top ranked player, Allie Barber, who comes to Marquette via Cedarburg, Wisconsin is rated as the No. 45 player in her class and was a First Team All-State selection in 2015. A four-year varsity letter-winner at Cedarburg High School, Barber tallied 911 kills, 288 total blocks, 154 digs, and 92 aces in 285 sets throughout her decorated career. In her senior season, Barber hit an impressive 50.6%, and recorded a career-best 542 kills while slotting as an outside hitter. Standing at 6’5”, Barber possesses the size to be a major factor in the BIG EAST, and the skill to provide an immediate impact in the Golden Eagles’ lineup.

Lauren Speckman comes to Milwaukee rated as the No. 75 player in her class. The three-year varsity letter-winner tallied 1574 assists (4.9 per set), 419 digs, and 144 aces in 320 sets played for Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California. Speckman, a 5’9” setter, has accumulated a decorated high school career, as she’s led her squad at Archbishop Mitty to three straight California Division II state championships. In addition to her success in high school competition, Speckman has experience on the international scene as, she played on the 2014 USA Youth National team, serving as the team’s starting setter.

Madeline Mosher, an outside hitter from Waterloo, Wisconsin, is the third member of the class, and was a four-year varsity letter-winner at Waterloo High School. Like Speckman, Mosher has led her team to consecutive state titles, while earning three Capital South Conference Player of the Year awards in the process. The No. 85 player in her class, Mosher tallied 1872 kills, 990 digs, 236 aces, and 98 blocks while hitting 36.6% in 398 career sets. An outside hitter by trade, the 6’0” Mosher has the athleticism to move around and play six rotations, which gives head coach Ryan Theis the ability to slot her anywhere on the court.



The final member of Marquette’s 2016 class is San Jacinto Junior College transfer, Manon Geoffroy. Last year, Geoffroy was a dominant defensive presence on the NJCAA scene, as the 5’5” libero compiled a number of accolades in her sophomore campaign, including ranking second in the nation with 873 digs. The Metz, France native comes to Marquette after running with a San Jacinto squad that clinched the 2015 NJCAA National Volleyball Championship. Geoffroy played an integral part in the success of San Jac, as she was tabbed to the 2015 NJCAA All-American Second Team, in addition to being dubbed a member of the All-Conference team. Geoffroy also brings an international pedigree to MU, as she earned France’s 2012 Liebero of the Year award while competing in the French circuit. ​


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