NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One of the top outside hitters in the state of Missouri will be calling Nashville her home starting in 2018, as Lipscomb volleyball head coach Brandon Rosenthal announced the signing of Logan Gish on Wednesday.
“We are very excited about Logan joining our program,” Rosenthal said. “We got into her recruiting process later than we typically do, and she was looking at some big name programs, but we loved what we saw and I am glad she felt the same way.
“Logan will add an element of physicality and height on the outside that we have been searching for and her ability to score is something that will help us through the long run. She is still pretty new to the game, and that’s exciting because of the potential she brings. We are very happy to have her in our program.”
A native of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Gish has been instrumental in leading the Roosters to three straight top-3 finishes in the Missouri Class 3 State Tournament. She is a three-time All-State, All-Region and All-District selection.
At 6-foot-2, Gish will provide the Bisons with some much needed height on the outside as current freshman, Megan Kuper, is the tallest outside hitter on the roster at six feet.
“When I first visited campus, it felt really comfortable,” Gish said. “I liked the staff’s personalities and style of coaching. Everyone was super nice and it just had a big family environment, that’s what really sold me.”
As a senior this past season, Gish registered 266 kills, 143 digs and hit .373 while helping Pleasant Hill High School to the state semifinals with a 28-6-1 record. She also added 326 assists, 48 service aces and 14 blocks.
“It’s fun to be a part of this day and recognize we have players of the future coming in. It will be fun to see Logan wearing the Purple and Gold next year. I have no doubt she will be a big part of who we are moving forward.”
Gish also flourished on the club stage with KC Power, leading them to a second-place finish at the MEQ Qualifier, the highest finish in team history.
“She plays for a great club program in KC Power,” Rosenthal said. “It’s a program that we are very familiar with as we’ve had multiple girls come through there and we know their coach very well. They do a fantastic job in preparing the girls for this setting.”
Other Bisons that have played with the Power are Kuper, Brittany Thomas, Chloe Rogers and Lauren Ford.
Along with her numerous honors, Gish was also named PHHS’s team MVP twice and captain once.
She joins a long lineage of family members who have played sports on the collegiate level. Her mother, aunt and uncle all played basketball at the University of Missouri, while her father also played football for the Tigers. She also has cousins who have played volleyball at Ohio State and Kansas State and another aunt who ran track at Missouri.
The daughter of Lori and Randy Gish, Logan was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She has two sisters – Morgan and Ragan – and one brother – Owen. She was also recruited by Missouri, Colorado, Arkansas, Iowa State and Wichita State.
Some of her favorites include The Office (television show), Step Brothers (movie), the Kansas City Royals (MLB) and the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL).
“I hope to have a positive influence on the Lipscomb program,” Gish said. “I want to come in and build on my character and be an athlete that will help the program grow to new levels.
“I am looking forward to a new chapter and I can’t wait to get started there.”