Incoming Freshmen Class Ranked No. 11 by

Head Coach Geoff Carlston
Head Coach Geoff Carlston

June 5, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State women's volleyball 2013 recruiting class is one of the top in the nation according to's annual rankings. The quartet of Taylor Sandbothe, Kylie Randall, Maggie Heim and Valeria León are ranked No. 11 in the country.

"We are proud to have our incoming class recognized like this," Geoff Carlston, head women's volleyball coach, said. "It's a positive for our program and department. The four are all very talented both on the court and in the classroom."

Sandbothe, a 6-2 middle blocker from Lee's Summit, Mo., was named to the Under Armour All-American second team and ranked No. 25 on's Senior Aces list. Randall hails from Tomball, Texas, and the 6-2 outside hitter was listed No. 27 on Senior Aces. The pair was also honored on's Fab 50 list earlier this year.

Heim is a 6-0 setter from Omaha and a 2012 Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year finalist with natural leadership. León is a 5-6 defensive specialist from Ponce, Puerto Rico, and has been a member of a handful of Puerto Rican national teams, including the 2013 Puerto Rico Youth National Team.

Seven Big Ten schools rank in the top 30 with Nebraska nabbing the top-ranked class. Minnesota (3rd), Wisconsin (4th) and Michigan State (7th) also earned a spot in the top 10, while Ohio State, Illinois (20th) and Michigan (25th) round out the rest.