Looks like she's legit. Led the Buckeyes in blocks and hit .327 from the middle a year ago.
Her hight is listed at 5'11" on Ohio St. website but other places she is listed between 6'1"-6'2" see links below. Various scenarios why they would play down her height but regardless she can play. She was the 7th best blocker in the B1G last season. I was a little confused because the picture above makes it look like she graduated but unless she had a ridiculous amount of AP classes (this was her Freshman season) that wouldn't be possible.Looks like she's legit. Led the Buckeyes in blocks and hit .327 from the middle a year ago.
Only 5-11, but from her numbers, I think we can assume she's pretty springy. Maybe similar to Taylor Morgan?? I would take that in a heartbeat.
Anxious to see what she can add.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota volleyball program has announced the additions of two mid-year transfers to its 2022 roster. Arica Davis (Middle Blocker; Hillsborough, N.C.) and Elise McGhie (Setter; Kansas City, Mo.) have arrived on campus for spring practice and are eligible to practice with the team immediately. Davis and McGhie each have three years of eligibility remaining.
A 5-foot-11 middle blocker out of North Carolina (North Raleigh Christian Academy), Davis comes to Minnesota after spending her first collegiate season at Ohio State University. A 2019 PrepVolleyball.com All-America Honorable Mention, Davis stepped on campus as a top 50 recruit according to multiple recruiting services. She had an excellent freshman season in Columbus, leading OSU to a Sweet 16 appearance while ranking first on the team in blocks per set (1.28). She played in 33 matches (114 sets), averaging 1.53 kills per set while hitting .327. Davis tallied five-or-more kills 19 times in 2021, including two 10+ plus kill matches. She posted 31 multi-block matches this past season, including 10 matches with five-or-more blocks. Her best performance of the season was a 13-kill, four-block match vs. Notre Dame in a five set win on Sept. 19.
"Arica is a talented middle blocker with a proven history of success," McCutcheon said. "She will add some great depth and experience to our program."
McGhie, a 5-foot-10 setter, (St. Teresa's Academy), comes to Minnesota after playing her first two seasons at Kansas, appearing in 46 matches and playing in 164 sets. As a freshman in 2020-21, she averaged just over 8.0 assists per set and finished the year with 51 kills and eight service aces. She recorded 40-or-more assists five times, including back-to-back matches with 47 and 48 assists, respectively. This past fall, she appeared in 24 matches, tallying 6.0 assists (second on the team) and 0.17 aces per set. The best game of her career came against Wake Forest on Sept. 3, 2019, when she tallied 50 assists, seven digs and three kills in a five set win. Three times she posted 40+ assist efforts as she helped the Jayhawks reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for just the third time in school history. Because of the free year due to COVID-19 in 2020-21, McGhie still has three years of eligibility remaining. "Elise is a great setter who is strong in all phases of the game. She's a wonderful addition to our program," McCutcheon said.
Minnesota began practicing again this week as the 2022 spring semester gets underway. The Gophers return eight athletes who started matches in last season's run to the NCAA Regional Final. The 'U' finished No. 7 in the final AVCA Poll, its seventh straight top-10 finish nationally. Three of Minnesota's four members of its top-10 ranked freshman class will be on campus this spring as well to practice with the returners. Carter Booth (Denver, Colo.), Julia Hanson (Prior Lake, Minn.) and Mckenna Wucherer (Brookfield, Wis.) are the freshmen spring enrollees. Hanson was the Star Tribune's 2021 Metro Player of the Year while Booth and Wucherer were both named Under Armour All-Americans and the Gatorade Player of the Year in their respective states. Wucherer is the No. 1 ranked recruit nationally in the 2022 class.
Will be interesting to see who will play at the pins.For years, since she committed and therefore appeared on my radar, I knew Wurcherer was highly ranked. I sure didn’t know she was going to come in with some rating services having her at number 1 recruit of 2022 in the entire nation.