Voepel mentioned that Coach Wynn and her coaching staff “traveled all over the world for its five-player class” — astutely including exceptional Australian 6’3″ guard Olivia Pollerd as a key part of this extraordinary haul of recruits.
The Huskies’ 2021 five-woman super recruiting class committed to the Huskies in this order (linked to respective article): 5’10” Avery Van Sickle (Colorado); 6’1″ A.J. Marotte (Texas); 6’0″ Jess Finney(Arizona); 6’1″ Marisa Davis-Jones (Arizona); and 6’3″ Olivia Pollerd (Australia).
However, it must be noted that Washington is inexplicably ranked as the 5th best PAC-12 recruiting class by Voepel — behind Stanford, USC, Oregon State and Arizona — despite inarguably having the #1 ranked 2021 recruiting class in the conference.
(It is disappointing when the media cannot let go of old biases to the point that they even contradict themselves.)
Likewise, UW sits at #16 while the only other schools with four Top 100 players are all ranked higher, as follows: #1 South Carolina, #2 North Carolina, and #11 Syracuse.
However, the 2021 recruits combined with a stellar 2020 freshman class – Alexis Whitfield; Tameiya Sadler; Jayda Noble; and redshirt freshman Nia Lowery — will give the Huskies significant talent and depth for seasons to come that should be very entertaining to watch.
As the Huskies rebuild, we are excited at the prospect of continuing this great recruiting wave by Jody Wynn and her new Recruiting Coordinator Paul Reed.