Thompson, Morrison, Vansant are pretty obvious (not sure about the order). Not as obvious who comes after that, except that Tomasevic stands out as the clear #3 outside in school history.
Desilets was the best blocker in school history Tomasevic is in the top 3 (with Vansant and Morrison) for kills, points, attacks, and has the most service aces in school history Miyashiro generally leads in almost all the libero stats
There is pretty clear dominance in the record book between Vansant/Morrison/Tomasevic and anybody else for points, kills, attacks. Angela Bransom is close in kills and attacks, but they didn't track "points" back when she played.
Benjamin has the best single season tally for kills and kills per set, but she's only 7th on the list for career kills.
How deep do you go down the list for hitters before you put in a libero or a blocker?
In 1997, the UW season preview story talked about how the team would handle losing "the best player in UW history", Angela Bransom. So that's a reference point to what people thought back then, when Bransom was playing on the same teams with Desilets and Tuiasosopo. Of course, most of the other names we are discussing are players who played after Bransom.
If you just wanted to name the four best hitters for UW they would be Bransom, Morrison, Tomasevic, and Vansant (in alphabetical order, not ranked). Number 5 hitter? Maybe Benjamin. Maybe Carlson.
Setter is obviously Thompson, followed by Hagglund.
The three best liberos are Lee, Miyashiro, and Orlandini. Miyashiro stands out with the best stats.
Desilets is the best middle, but there are quite a few possible candidates for number 2. (Gil had what is possibly the best single season for a UW middle, but it was really the only season she played here.) Middle is tough because some players were better offensively and some were better defensively.
Minnesota: taking both collegiate career and national team/professional career into account 1) Gibbemeyer 2) Berg 3) Dixon 4) Santana 5) Gentil HM: Branagh, Wilhite, Tapp sisters (both peaked at different points in career), SSS, Lohman
I am only listing the ones I’ve seen play in person.
Karen Curtis Lamb Mary Lake Roni-Jones Perry Amy Boswell Lyndie Haddock Eppich
I hear Charlene Johnson, Dylan Duncan, Amy Gant, Korie Rogers were amazing. Never saw them play, however.
Not even a shout out for 2-time WCC POY Alexa Gray?
It was a toss up between her and Karen. Alexa struggled the one year she played back row, IMO. Plus, the only time I saw her in person she stunk up the place-a 5 game loss to Washington. BUT, I’d take her on my team!
Karen played 6 rotations for 4 years. She was the 3rd best OH in the country-behind Debbie Landreth and Sue Woodstra. Yes, I know, it was the Stone Age, but she was good. May have been the fantastic sets she got 😉😉
If I’m putting a team together:
OH: RJP, Alexa Gray MB: Dylan Duncan, Amy Gant, Amy Boswell (maybe one could p lay opposite?) OPP: Jennifer Hamson, Kori Rogers. Have to run a 6-2 Setter: LHE. If we played a 6-2, Charlene Johnson L/DS: Mary Lake, Ciara Parker, Uila Crabbe (Alexa would come out of the front row, definitely. RJP, occasionally)
they all can do everything great all around (beside folukes back court game) but that connection between Bryn and Foluke was literally the prettiest damn thing you could ever see...
Yours & mine match save for Kristin Folkl/Bryn + Oganna Nnamani/FA. Invite you to research 'em: KF was a 4x 1st AA on a 3/4 year NC dynasty; ON Carried the '04 team!
oh i know them both well... Folkl was a stud athlete... and i love me some nnamani i just went with my most dominant five that could do damage.. make foluke just a blocker and attacker... that is four well rounded studded at every skill 4 playing a triangle ... unstoppable they can all set, hit, block, serve, SR, and play defense with the best of them ... i added foluke in because you cant think of bryn kehoe without her otherwise i'd put in Jenna Grey for foluke who can do all those skills pretty amazing as well
OK - All ten of them are (hopefully) wining medals/ Euro league Championships; what now?:
11A). Alix Klineman
11B). Cary Wendell
11C). Cynthia Barboza
11D). Kristin Klein
11E). Cassidy Lichtman
Alternates for ANY of the above teams). Lisa Sharpley + Barbara Ifejika! ANY Of These Teams could win a Number of NCs TODAY - I would pit the top 2 vs 2019 team (w/K. Kipp): A WAR!
Logan is the best Stanford player ever. She could do it all: Pass, Hit, Block, Play D. Just a great player.
Foluke is the best Stanford MB ever. Great blocker, very athletic and just an unstoppable hitter. The fact she didn't play back row is just irrelevant unless you automatically exclude MBs.
Kathryn is the best hitter Stanford has ever had. Her ability to take a set from out of system and terminate is the best ever. Likely a three time POY. No brainer.
After that there is a list that I don't think is really all that different: Bev Oden Kim Oden Folkl Inky Walsh Oganna
Any 2 of that list of 6 is fine.
Seems as if ya missed my 1st post in that series (you started with the Second series of five.) Go back to my first post, herein: I listed Nnamani, Folkl, Tom, Walsh, and Plummer. THEN the 5 (6A-6E) which you first listed in this post: then the final series of 5 (11A-11E). My Point Is that SU has had SO MANY "stars"; can make 3 teams!