Recruiting Update: Gabi Bailey (2019 OH Signee)

[Updated 1-26-19]

Gabi Bailey, 6-1 OH, Lawrence Academy (Groton, Massachusetts), AVC

Coach Rose’s Comments after Gabi Signed with Penn State on November 14, 2018

Coach Rose on NLI Signees Lauren Clark, Sydney Ferguson & Gabi Bailey

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 Senior Ace:

Gabi Bailey

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.

Gabi Bailey Reaches 1000 Kills for Lawrence Academy

Gabi Bailey – News, Stats and Videos

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, 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 Senior Ace, and committed to play for Ohio State starting in the 2016 season.

During the 2016 season, Gabi played for Westborough High School, in Westborough, MA, and earned Division 2 All State honors — the only sophomore to make the Division 2 All State team!

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):

Gabi Bailey Max Preps








Here’s a video of Gabi: