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Looks like 2019 track and cross country Buff commit Emily Covert (commitment 1st disclosed in post #432) had a great finish to her Minnesota state prep cross country career.

Looks like Emily finished 4th at the Nike Cross Nationals meet over the weekend. I didn't see any other Buff commits but I may have missed somebody. She's number 17 below.

https://www.milesplit.com/meets/303756/results/621771/raw#.XAWEemhKg-W
https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/12/nike_cross_nationals_2018_best.html
 

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Incoming Buff distance runner Emily Covert followed up her 4th place finish in the 1st of the 2 big national cross country races (NXN- see post above) with another nice finish, this time 5th (and 1st of her senior class), in the 2nd big national race, the "Foot Locker Cross Country Championships ". (They also do a team competition between the 4 regionals, and her Midwest region, behind having the 2nd-6th place finishers, easily won the team race.)

Congrats to her for a GREAT cross country season!

Foot Locker results - http://www.wisconsinrunner.com/results/flcc2018/results/nationals/GirlsChampionship.pdf

Full race replay -

(Including the regional races for both the "majors" and her state championships win, she has now had at least 5 "big" races over the last 5 weeks or so. With our college Buffs maybe racing "seriously" 3-4 times through a WHOLE SEASON, assume she'll take a well deserved little training break now (like the college distance runners I believe do) before trying to do much in indoor track.)
 
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Wanted to note a couple changes to THIS year's lacrosse roster from what has previously been in this thread for the 2018/19 freshman class, one addition and one subtraction.
  • On the subtraction side, as noted back in post #398 (based on her being on the now-defunct laxpower.com database as a Buff commit), I had a Rhianna Baca from Columbine HS coming to Boulder. However, she was the only one of the 12 Buff 2018/19 lax commits I have had listed who was NOT in the cubuffs article (https://cubuffs.com/news/2018/9/18/lacrosse-elliott-announces-11-newcomers-to-2018-19-roster.aspx?path=wlax) announcing this year's freshman class. Now, I just went in and did a quick search in the student/ faculty database at Colorado.edu, and don't see her there either, so would GUESS there may have been a change in plans. Therefore, I'll cross her off the list for now as a Buff. Hope all is well with her, and she finds success wherever she is and will be.
  • As to the addition, another freshman not included in the announcement article linked to above IS now showing on the roster, 5'9" goalie Molly Galloway (https://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=12720). There is no text for her bio yet, but says she attended Arapahoe HS in Littleton. (I also found a couple recruitment pages set up for her, with one show her playing club at Summit, the other Team 180.) Welcome and congrats to her!
A little I could (quickly) find regarding her -

Her Maxpreps high school stats - http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/molly-galloway/Q7M_BshLEeW-8KA2nzwbTA/gendersport/girls-lacrosse-stats.htm

A couple recruiting pages set up by or for her - https://new.berecruited.com/athletes/3060976 , https://www.sportsforceonline.com/athletes/molly-galloway-lacrosse-2018
(The 1st link includes a couple game videos, but they're at least a couple years old.)
 

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Per the below tweet, looks like we have a new 2020 verbal commit for lacrosse, midfielder** Taylor Smith, who currently attends Ridge HS in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and plays club ball with STEPS New Jersey.

Welcome and congrats to her!


A few things I could find on her-
A recruiting page set up by/ for her
(includes a few videos, although none are from this year.) - https://sportsrecruits.com/athlete/taylor_smith11/
(**1st time I remember seeing it, so wanted to mention this profile also lists her as a "draw specialist". With draws a HUGE thing in lacrosse (believe it may be one of the only sports where, after every score, there's a draw ("jump ball" equivalent) that enable the scoring team to keep and build momentum?), hope she keeps enhancing that skill, although I'm sure other current Buffs will also excel at this year as they look to replace graduate Darby Kiernan, who took most of the draws last season.)

Looks like she attended another school (Kinnelon) her freshman and sophomore seasons, so the below are mainly related to her at those schools:

From a nominee page for last year’s New Jersey’s sophomore of the year (https://www.nj.com/hssn-mms/2018/05/who_are_njs_top_girls_lacrosse.html.)-

Taylor Smith, Kinnelon
Smith, a two-sport star at Kinnelon, has had a strong sophomore season in girls lacrosse. Smith has racked up 55 goals and has tallied 51 draw controls this season.

(She didn't win the award, but the above, especially the goals, are very impressive stats for anyone, let alone a sophomore.)

Various highschoolsports.nj.com stat pages for her (Because lacrosse is a spring sport, no stat page for her yet at her current school.) -
High school lax stats (old school) - http://highschoolsports.nj.com/player/taylor-smith-13/stats/girlslacrosse/
(Don't know why the difference, but this page shows her with even better numbers last season (79 goals, 87 draws) than the above quote.)
High school bball stats (old school) - http://highschoolsports.nj.com/player/taylor-smith-13/
(As noted in the above quote, she's a 2 sport athlete, with her also looking to be the best player in her prior school's basketball team, averaging 15.2 points, 10.3 rebounds and 6.7 steals per game last season.)

High school bball stats (new school) - http://highschoolsports.nj.com/player/taylor-smith-15/
(Only stats for 2 games so far, so not significant as I write this.)

An article from last season (again, when she was at her prior school.) about her as a 2 sport athlete, including quite a few quotes. - https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/morris/kinnelon/2018/02/06/taylor-made-kinnelons-smith-leader-and-off-court/309878002/

Per http://www.stepslacrosse.net/nj/njelite/2018-honors/ , she was 1st Team All Independence League last season.
 
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As I'd mentioned last week in the tennis thread (https://www.allbuffs.com/threads/tennis-2018-spring-and-early-spring-2019-season-news-and-results.134919/), that team has had A LOTS of turnover under their new coach, and the roster was down to 4 heading into the main spring season (with 6 the MINIMUM a full team in an individual competition). Looks like a couple freshmen have arrived to get the roster up to its minimum required level this season, and there are 2 more arriving next academic year.

Welcome and congrats to Tallulah Farrow (Canberra, Australia) and Sara Nayar (Queensland, Australia) for this season, Radka Buzkova (Bouhtin, Czech Republic) and Maria Campos (Laredo, Texas) for the 2019/20 year!!!


Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/1/16/colorado-adds-four-to-tennis-team.aspx

Full article-
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Shaun Wicen, Assistant SID

BOULDER – The University of Colorado women's tennis program has signed four players to National Letters of Intent, head coach Danielle Steinberg announced earlier this week, including a pair that will join for the 2019 season.

The Buffaloes add a pair of individuals with Australian roots for the spring semester in Tallulah Farrow (Canberra, Australia) and Sara Nayar (Queensland, Australia). They are accompanied in the signing by Radka Buzkova (Bouhtin, Czech Republic) and Maria Campos (Laredo, Texas).

"Jovan and I spent a lot of time on the recruiting trail the past 6 months and we were very deliberate with this first recruiting class," said Steinberg. "We are still not done, but I am very pleased with the additions we made so far."

Tallulah Farrow (Spring 19)

Farrow is the 63rd ranked player in Australia and in the top-3 juniors in her age group. She competed for the Tennis Australia National Academy the past four seasons, highlighted by a 6th-place finish in the 16U Australian Nationals. She also has competed in the Junior Australian Open. Her highest WTA doubles ranking is 1,009.

Farrow also was a winner in an ITF Junior Doubles tournament and was the tournament winner at the Gold Australian Money Tournament. She plans on majoring in either sports journalism or philosophy.

"Tallulah is just a good kid," said Steinberg. She has very high work ethics and she is hungry to get to work. We feel like this will be the first time Tallulah will get an organized program of training, and so I am excited to see how much we can get her developed right off the bat. She is a great student and will be a great teammate. Most importantly she is extremely excited to become a Buff and will add immediate positive energy to the team."

Sara Nayar (Spring 19)

Nayar has had a highest ranking in ITF juniors of 324. She competed in the 2018 Junior Australian Open and has a Grade 4 ITF Juniors Tournament win at the ITF Perlis Junior Championship. She made it to the semifinals in the Mapei Gold Coast Junior International tournament and has a doubles final loss in the Queensland Junior Championships.

Nayar, who was born in Malaysia, won two Gold Australian Money Tournaments back-to-back after being injured. She is undecided on her major.

"Sara is an accomplished and experienced junior player and will definitely add us on court value from the get go," said Steinberg. "Her best tennis is ahead of her, and I think joining a team and playing for a program other than yourself will help her find her maximum. She is a hard worker and a great fighter on the court. I am excited to get to watch her compete for us."

Maria Campos (Fall 2019)

Campos is among the top-500 in ITF Junior rankings. She is a five-star tennis recruit and ranked 58th nationally in the 18-age group. She was ranked 31st in the 16-age group. Campos is a national L1 champion in Mexico and has wins in doubles in the El Salvador ITF Level 4 Championships. She was a runner up in doubles in the ITF South America Regional ITF tournament.

Campos also boasts top-4 finishes in the Copa Mundo Maya singles and the JITIC U18 Regional Championships in Doubles play. She is interested in majoring in global affairs.

"I am thrilled that Maria decided to join our family," said Steinberg. "Not only is she an accomplished and highly ranked player, she embodies so many of the traits we look for in a teammate. She is a hard worker on and off the court and is very humble and appreciative of everything. Maria is going to be a leader for us on the court, but more importantly she will represent the Buffs the best way possible at everything she will do. I can't wait to have her on campus."

Radka Buzkova (Fall 2019)

Buzkova has had a ranking of No.2 in the Czech Republic and is ranked 26th in the Tennis Europe rankings. She was a member of the Czech Republic Fed Cup U16 team and has a highest ITF juniors ranking of 311. She Also boasts a WTA doubles ranking of 888.

Buzkova has wins in the CCTK Cup Doubles and won the Nature Elements Luxemburg Indoor Junior Open Doubles where she was top-4 in the singles play.

"To say we were excited when Radka decided to join us would be an understatement," said Steinberg. "Radka has been a top junior player in Europe throughout her career. She comes from arguably the best tennis country in the world, Czech Republic, and so brings with her a vast amount of high level experience in training and competition. She will push everyone around her daily and certainly will elevate our level immediately. Radka will be a great teammate and is instrumental to the foundation we are building this program on."
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Per the below, looks like men's track and field and cross country have picked up a new official commit for 2019, Austin Vancil, who attends Dakota Ridge HS in Littleton.

Welcome and congrats to him!


His high school results -
Cross country
- https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=8701586#!/L0
(As indicated in the above instagram, his final high school XC race was a VERY good one, as he finished 6th in the NIKE (NXN) National Championships. (only 2 of the 5 finishing ahead of him were seniors, so he was 3rd in his class.) His finish also helped his team to an overall 3rd place finish in THE national team race of the year. He has also finished 3rd the last 2 years in the VERY competitive Colorado State championships.)
Track and field - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=8701586#!/L0
(Contributed points for his team last (his junior) season in both the 3200 and 1600 meter races, where he finished 4th and 8th, respectively.)
 

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Would put this in the UNCONFIRMED category*** at this point, but per the below, lacrosse may have picked up a 2020 verbal commitment from midfielder Ashley Stokes who, per Maxpreps, attends and plays lacrosse for Foothills HS in Santa Ana California, and also looks to play club ball with "West Coast (WC) Starz" out of San Diego.

(***None of the lacrosse commitment lists has her as a future Buff yet. The below, however, seems to be from someone who, per her Instagram profile, helps prep student-athletes with their "recruiting process". Based on her stats,it would make sense to me that Ms.Stokes WOULD draw HEAVY interest from D1 programs, so thought it justified to make this post.)

Welcome and congrats to her!


Maxpreps stats page - http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/ashley-stokes/WgktYugUEeaT-Oz0u-e-FA/gendersport/girls-lacrosse-stats.htm
(As a sophomore last season, already led her team, Maxpreps ranked #7 in California, in points per game with 6.4 (averaging over 4 goals (2nd on the team) and 2 assists (team leader) per game.)

Per https://www.uslacrosse.org/players/high-school/girls-high-school-awards/2018-girls-high-school-awards , she was already named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a sophomore, one of only 6 All-Americans named from the "Orange County Area", and one of 38 sophomores named nationwide.
 
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Per one of my sources for lacrosse (https://www.insidelacrosse.com/recruiting/commitments/girls?class=2020&league=7), looks like there's a new verbal commit (at least for this thread) for the Buffs' 2020 class, 5'7" midfielder Morgan Pence, who attends St. Anselm's Abbey School and/ or Georgetown Visitation in Washington DC***, and also looks to play for the Capital Lacrosse Club.

Welcome and congrats to her!

A few things I could find for her-
An Insidelacrosse.com profile page for her - https://www.insidelacrosse.com/recruiting/profile/48584
(Not much detail shown for her. It does say she actually committed last November, but I believe she just popped up recently in the commit database I linked to above in the 1st paragraph.)

Another profile page for her, this time her club's - http://www.capitallacrosseclub.com/mpence2020/
(Again, not a lot of detail. It does note- "On Field Honors : Under Armour 150 (2017), US Lacrosse Schoolgirls DC Metro Team 1 (2017)".
I would not assume the 2017 references indicates she necessarily had an "off" season in 2018, as it looks like her club's web page has not been updated on at least a couple pages ("Player accolades", "alumni") in over a year or more.)

HUDL page (with quite a few videos of her with her club team) - http://www.hudl.com/profile/8620785/Morgan-Pence

A Maxpreps page for a high school she MAY play for (???) - http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/georgetown-visitation-prep-(washington,dc)/girls-lacrosse-spring-18/schedule.htm
*** IF she does play for Georgetown Visitation (GV), they were ranked #7 in the country by Maxpreps. My 1st links listed her attending Saint Anselms Abbey School, but that school shows NOTHING in Maxpreps (http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/st-anselms-abbey-panthers-(washington,dc)/girls-lacrosse-spring-18/schedule.htm) for last (spring 2018) season for girls' lacrosse. (Most schools at least show some scores.) Wonder if that school may not offer varsity girls' lacrosse?
I did find a Washington Post page (https://www.washingtonpost.com/allmetsports/georgetown-visitation/morgan-pence/?utm_term=.6efa3a17f00e) showing a few games worth of stats for her playing for GV, also in DC, so THAT's the school whose Maxpreps' page I'm linking to above.
 
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Per the great richkern.com (mainly premium) volleyball website (will only show for 2-3 days for free at http://www.richkern.com/vb/recruits/indexsub.asp?Div=DI&VBYear=2019), Buff volleyball has picked up a late 2019 commitment from Kelley Levaggi ,who Maxpreps and HUDL list as a 5'11" outside (left-side) and opposite (right-side) hitter. She attends and played for Saint Francis High School in Mountain View California, and also plays for the Encore and/ or Academy volleyball club(s).

Welcome and congrats to her!

A few things I could find for her-

HUDL pages (With some video highlights from club.) -
From/ for club - http://www.hudl.com/profile/10594126/Kelley-Levaggi
From/ for high school - http://www.hudl.com/profile/9849632/Kelley-Levaggi

Maxpreps stats page for high school - http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/kelley-levaggi/h3RBZox3EeeT-Oz0u-e-FA/gendersport/volleyball-stats.htm
(Showed a LOT of development her senior year, going from 2.0 kills per set and a .202 hitting % as a junior to 3.8 and .253 as a senior. With 54 aces as a senior, looks like she could also possibly contribute early as a serving specialist (depending of course how it translates to college- level ball). Looks like she also had quite a few digs and serve receives, so could potentially play as a 6 rotation player or defensive specialist.)

Per http://www.wcalsports.org/docs/allleague/2018 G VB All League.pdf , she was 1st team All-League her senior season.
 

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With both of last seasons opposites (Anyse Smith and Loren Dorrell) not currently on the 2019 roster, maybe they are looking for her to compete for playing time on the right side.
 

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Note- with Ms. Miller's commitment, and Buff soccer already having a prior goalie verbal commit for 2019, Megan Short (1st found as a commit in Aug. 2017, see posts 320, 326-327), I wanted to see if I could see anything that indicated whether Ms. Short was still committed to the Buffs of not. I thought she very well could be since, as @Bmixer noted, we only have one non-senior goalie (star J.J. Tompkins) on the roster right now. However, I just found a club roster page that looks pretty current with Ms. Short listed on it (http://www.scblues.com/Default.aspx?tabid=280472), and it's showing her as a Brown commitment.

She's still listed as a Colorado commit on topdrawersoccer (https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-player-profile/megan-short/pid-117413/tab-college-choices), so I may not take her off the commit list in the original post quite yet, but I'd say it's looking possibly doubtful she's coming to Boulder (which makes Ms. Miller's commitment possibly even more valuable).
Sorry to quote myself, but looks like I was thankfully wrong regarding goalie Ms. Short's commitment as, per https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/2/22/soccer-buffs-start-official-spring-training.aspx, she IS (officially) heading to Boulder as part of next year's (2019) class.

Welcome and congrats (again) to her!

From the article -
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Sanchez adds Two for the Fall
The Buffs have added two more players to its incoming class for 2019. UCLA transfer Hannah Sharts is already on campus and training with the Buffs. Megan Short will join the rest of the incoming freshman in the fall.
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Short, a goalkeeper from Mission Viejo, Calif., will come to CU from the So Cal Blues. Short helped backend the Blues to a 2018 national title. She helped the Blues to two undefeated seasons in 2014-15 and 2016-17. She also has two track & field letters from Capistrano Valley High School.
 

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Looks like the track and field team is continuing to make some nice progress in the hurdles area, as per the below the women's team looks to have picked up a new 2019 commitment*** from Tamia Badal, who attends Condordia Lutheran HS in Tomball Texas, as well as competing for the Track Houston Youth Track Club.
(***Since the below is a retweet from CU track and field, assume she's a SIGNED commit (rather than "just" a verbal.)

Welcome and congrats to her!


Some more on her-
Her track and field results (As I've mentioned before, athletics.net requires a free subscription to see all but the most recent results.) - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=12721224
(For high school, she participates in the largest school division (6A) of the smaller TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) side of Texas high school sports, and she finished 2nd in both the 100M and 300M hurdles at their state championships last season, as well as anchoring her team to a 2nd place finish in the 4X400M relay.
In spite of her competing in a smaller school division, looks like she was still one of the top performers across ALL Texas divisions based on time (https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?DivID=91269&gender=f), as she had the 4th and 15th fastest times statewide last season in the 300M and 100M hurdles, respectively. She also finished 11th and 14th nationally at the "USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships" in the 400M hurdles and 100M hurdles, respectively.)
 

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I haven't found out who, but looks like soccer has it's 1st 2022 verbal commit.


(From a post in Volleytalk. and some searching I did, new generally tougher rules (at least regarding younger preps) is being voted on next month, which if passed will make all Olympic sport recruiting similar to Lacrosse's, which will eliminate any commitments prior to a prep's junior year. Be interesting to see how many commitments we might see over the next month in front of that potentialpotenti,.especially in the team sports (soccer and volleyball) where early commits have been common.)
 
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I haven't found out who, but looks like soccer has it's 1st 2022 verbal commit.


(From a post in Volleytalk. and some searching I did, new generally tougher rules (at least regarding younger preps) is being voted on next month, which if passed will make mall Olympic recruiting similar to Lacrosse's, which will eliminate any commitments prior to a prep's junior year. Be interesting to see how many commitments we might see over the next month in front of that potentialpotenti,.especially in the team sports (soccer and volleyball) where early commits have been common.)
I think this is a good thing. I remember hearing interviews with Sanchez and others how early they had to recruit and the problems it caused. How many people know where they want to go to college or what would be the best thing for them as a freshman. Also lets kids develop a little more and they can see where their talent fits in.
 

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Track and Field/ cross country announced yesterday via the below tweet a new member of the 2019 men's distance running group not yet disclosed in this thread. He is Kashon Harrison, who attends and competes for Kirtland Central HS in Fruitland New Mexico. (From the Feb. 11th, 2019 article linked to at the bottom of this post, he was committed to Oregon at that time.)

Welcome and congrats to him!


More on him:
Cross country results - https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Athlete.aspx?AID=7535749
(Looks like he's been a consistently excellent finisher his whole time in HS, finishing in 3rd, 2nd, 1st and 1st at the New Mexico 4A state championships in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades, respectively. Also has showed his talent at the national level the last couple years, finishing 14th in 2017 and 11th in 2018 at the big Footlocker National races held each December in San Diego.)

Track results - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=7535749
(Also a top point producer for his school on the track, as he'll be the defending state 4A champion in both the 1600M and 3200M this season. He's also produced major finishes throughout his career at the state championships, finishing 2nd in both races both as a sophomore and freshman. He also looks primed for an even more impressive season, as he already set his lifetime PR in the 3200M indoors at a top western meet (Simplot Games) held the middle of last month.)

Human Interest story after he won this past season's State cross country championships - https://navajotimes.com/rezsports/track/for-kcs-harrison-love-for-running-leads-to-higher-goals/

An article after his being named (for the 2nd consecutive year) New Mexico's cross country athlete of the year - http://www.ndnsports.com/kirtland-centrals-kashon-harrison-navajo-named-new-mexico-gatorade-runner-of-year/
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Also, wanted to note that the team also tweeted confirmation that Tamia Badal (see post #466) is officially a future Buff. Again, welcome and congrats to her!

 

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I haven't found out who, but looks like soccer has it's 1st 2022 verbal commit.

Topdrawersoccer (https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer/college-soccer-details/women/colorado/clgid-205/tab-commitments) is now showing a new 2022 Buff soccer commit who, based on the timing, is I assume the young person to whom the the above quoted tweet refers. From that, it looks like the 2022 class is off to a potentially very strong start, as she is top ranked 5'5" forward/ defender Josephine (or Josie) Master, who is from San Juan Capistrano, CA, attends Mater Dei HS*** in (I assume) Santa Ana, and plays for the Southern California (So Cal) Blues club team.

(***Could not find her on a Mater Dei soccer roster, so don't know if she plays on her HS team or not. (As I've mentioned previously related to other soccer commits, many top players just play (pretty much year-around) on their club team(s).))

Welcome and congrats to her!

Some things I could find on her-
Topdrawersoccer.com profile page - https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-player-profile/josie-master/pid-116381
(They have her ranked as a 4 star player, and she is listed as a Top 35 player nationally in the "IMG Academy 150". From an article or two, looks like she has been on at MINIMUM 1 or 2 U.S. U15 team roster(s). Note I assume she's mainly played as a forward based on her scoring acumen, but her HUDL page also lists her as a defender, which is why I included that position in the 1st paragraph of this post.)

HUDL page (with many videos) - https://www.hudl.com/profile/10065344/Josie-Master

Some pages giving stats and so forth for the club teams she's playing for or recently played for:
Her profile page - http://scbs.ussoccerda.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=7463836&player=538672199
For their U15 team (She's leading her team in goals (34) and has started all 36 matches she's played in. Looks like she was on that team through June 2018.) - http://scbs.ussoccerda.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=3948420
For their U16/17 team (Her current team- She is also leading that team in scoring with 11 goals in 23 matches she's played in.) - http://scbs.ussoccerda.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=7463836

Her U.S. Team page (Other than height and birth date, not much info on her on that page at this point.) - https://www.ussoccer.com/players/m/josephine-master#tab-1
 

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Per one of my usual sources for lacrosse commits (https://www.connectlax.com/collegeteam/female-d1-at-university_of_colorado_boulder), looks like the Buffs have picked up *a new 2020 commitment from 5'5" left-handed mid-fielder / attacker / draw control specialist Jordan Johnson, who currently plays high school lax at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional in Rumson, NJ, as well as club with T3 Lacrosse.

Welcome and congrats to her!

A few things I could find on her-
 
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The volleyball team has now formally announced the commitments of the last 3 class of 2019 players previously noted in this thread that hadn't already signed in November. (Based on the timing, as well as the positions two of them play, I would GUESS this might mean these three might be preferred walk-on's (PWO's).)

OFFICIAL welcome and congrats to Libero / Defensive Specialists (L/ DS's) Katie Lougeay (posts 310-312 for more detail) and Savannah Perry (409-411), as well as outside hitter (OH) / Opposite (AKA Rightside (Opp)) Kelley Levaggi (462-463)!

Announcement-

Direct link - https://cubuffs.com/news/2019/4/9/volleyball-buffaloes-add-three-to-2019-recruiting-class.aspx

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By: Shaun Wicen, Assistant SID
BOULDER – The University of Colorado volleyball team has added three more to the 2019 recruiting class, bringing the total of new players into the program to eight thus far.

CU welcomes Katie Lougeay (DS/L | Encinitas, Calif.), Savannah Perry (DS/L | Ames, Iowa) and Kelley Levaggi (OH/RS | Portola Valley, Calif.). They join the four signed in the fall and transfer Leah Clayton.

"We couldn't be more excited to have Katie, Savannah and Kelley join the Buff family," said head coach Jesse Mahoney. "All three are excellent volleyball players and students, but most importantly they are great people who will represent our program well. This group adds to an already deep and talented 2019 class that will have a large impact on Colorado volleyball for years to come."
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AztecBuff

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Don't know whom yet, but from the below tweet by Ass't. Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator Maes, looks like volleyball has a new 2021 verbal commitment.

 
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Per the below tweet and Instagram, looks like volleyball's new 2021 commitment may be a very familiar name to Buff volleyball fans*** (although I assume there's no relation) - it is Taylor Simpson, a 5'11" - 6'0" setter** / opposite (AKA right-side hitter), who attends and plays for Sierra Canyon HS in Chatsworth, CA, as well as the Sunshine Volleyball Club (Currently their Westside 16 team).
(**With the Buffs having only one current setter on the roster (starter Jenna Ewert) likely to still have eligibility left to be on the 2021 roster, and no other future-year setter commits I know about, I assume Ms. Simpson will 1st be looked at as a setter.)

Welcome and congrats to her!


A little more I could find on her-
Her high school stats per Maxpreps - https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/taylor-simpson/nh8Cgmv6EeeT-Oz0u-e-FA/gendersport/volleyball-stats.htm
(Based on the stats, looks like she has been the starting setter for her team as both a freshman and sophomore. Looks like the team is a very solid one, having ended as the Maxpreps #6 ranked team in volleyball-heavy California her freshman year and #19 this past season.)

Her HUDL page, which includes a few highlight videos - http://www.hudl.com/profile/9975734/Taylor-Simpson

Not much info on her, but her Sunshine Club roster page - https://www.sunshinevolleyball.org/roster_players/9839845

Not much on her specifically, but an article after her team won the California Division II State Championship her freshman year - https://www.dailynews.com/2017/12/02/sierra-canyon-volleyball-sweeps-its-way-to-first-state-title/
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(***For those who don't remember her or follow Buff volleyball closely, I believe the only Buff volleyball player to ever be named 1st Team All-American (in 2014) was Colorado Springs native Taylor Simpson.)
 

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big name to live up too. Best player I see play at CU. Deluzio is still listed on the roster and she was in the pictures form spring, not in uniform but with the team. I never figured out if she got hurt or something else. She will be a junior next year but got to keep the pipeline of setters going
 

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I have also wondered about the status of Brynna DeLuzio and have noticed that she is on the bench but not playing this spring.

In the last match she played, I thought I could see monitors under her uniform but I never heard if that was true.

Ewert really took over when it was her turn to shine.

If Brynna is ill or injured, here is to a speedy recovery.
 
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I'd put this in the unconfirmed category right now since I haven't seen a second source yet, but per an Instagram post she made, Buff soccer has picked up a 2022 commitment from midfielder Mallory Allen, who plays her club ball with Lonestar SC, who are out of Austin Texas.

A couple things I could find on her-
Her topdrawersoccer page - https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club-player-profile/mallory-allen/pid-119073/tab-articles
(They're usually pretty quick finding out about commitments from players (especially from the U.S.), so they'll probably add her Buff commitment pretty soon.)

Her club team's roster page with current year stats - http://lone.ussoccerda.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=7528056
(She's a U15 player. As I write this, she has 9 goals through 21 games.)

Her profile page - http://lone.ussoccerda.com/sam/teams/index.php?team=7528056&player=532889395
 
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