A high school All-American and multiple Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selections highlights Harvard’s newest recruiting class.
Harvard announced on Tuesday that recent high school graduates Brad Gretsch, Marko Kostich, Jack Heavey and Riley Moore have all committed to play for the Crimson beginning next season.
Gretsch, a 6-foot-6 middle attacker from Encinitas, California, was a Volleyball Magazine Second-Team All-American selection after helping lead his high school team to the state tournament semifinals earlier this year. He also was named to the Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list, an annual list ranking the top 50 college men’s volleyball recruits in the nation.
Kostich, a 6-foot-4 setter from Burr Ridge, Illinois, was the other Crimson recruit selected to the Fab 50 list. The setter twice earned all-conference honors during his high school career and was named to the Chicago Tribune 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Team.
Heavey, a 6-foot-6 outside attacker from Henderson, Nevada, was selected to the All-State Team as both a junior and senior. In addition, Heavey led his high school team to back-to-back divisional championships and was named the 2013 Sunrise Northeast Division Player of the Year.
Moore, a 6-foot-5 middle attacker from Santa Monica, California, earned first-team all-conference honors during his junior and senior seasons. The middle attacker also helped his high school team reach the state championship match the last two years.
Harvard returns a majority of its starters after last seeason finishing in second place in the EIVA and qualifying for the four-team EIVA Tournament for the third consecutive year.