Gabi Bailey, 6-1 OH, Lawrence Academy (Groton, Massachusetts), AVC
Coach Rose’s Comments after Gabi Signed with Penn State on November 14, 2018
November 14th was the first day for 2019 D1 women’s volleyball recruits to sign a National Letter of Intent with their school of choice. Three high school seniors — Lauren Clark, Sydney Ferguson, and Gabi Bailey — signed with Penn State. We spoke with Penn State Head Coach Russ Rose for his thoughts about these three players and how they may fit into the Penn State program in 2019. Below are his comments on Gabi Bailey, who was the #93-ranked PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace:
Gabi comes from a competitive family. Her sister played volleyball at Ohio State and then transferred to Clemson. Her mom played volleyball at Pitt and her Dad played basketball at Pitt. I think she has a good volleyball IQ. She has a great touch on the ball — she’s a really good passer — and she has experience playing all of the front row positions. It’s necessary to have somebody who can pass and play the various positions, and Gabi is that type of utility player. Her progression will correlate to the development of the physical nature of her game.
Information on Gabi Bailey from 2017
In her high school freshman season, 6-1 OH Gabrielle (Gabi) Bailey, who has verbally committed to play for the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team, starting in the 2019 season, played for Jackson High School, Massillon OH (City of Champions!). Prior to her sophomore season, however, her family moved to Boston, MA. As Joe Scalzo pointed out in an August 25, 2016 article in CantonRep.com, the good news was that Gabi had verbally committed to Penn State. The bad news was that Gabi would not be playing for Jackson High School in Canton Ohio.
Gabi’s sister Brooke, a 6-2 OH, was the #61 PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace, and committed to play for Ohio State starting in the 2016 season.
Here are selected 2016 season stats for Gabi courtesy of Max Preps (for complete 2016 stats from MaxPreps, Click Here):
Here are selected 2015 season stats for Gabi, courtesy of MaxPreps (for complete 2015 stats from MaxPreps, Click Here):
Here’s a video of Gabi: