Alyssa Wold, a 5-foot-10 setter/right-side hitter from West Valley High School in Spokane, has become the first signee for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s volleyball program for the 2009 season, the Warrior coaching staff has announced.
Wold is in her fourth year as a starter for the Eagles and is in her third year as the team captain. She earned all-Great Northern League first-team honors as both a sophomore and a junior and was the league MVP as a junior. She also was an all-state honorable mention selection last year.
“We are thrilled to have Alyssa join our program,” LCSC assistant coach Burdette Greeny said. “She visited us in early April this past spring at time when we still hadn’t even signed current players Lauryn Herrick and Sadie Lazzarini. The visit impressed her enough to allow us to be considered on her list of school choices, which besides us, consisted of all Division I schools. Alyssa came down again in August during our preseason practices to evaluate our new recruits’ talent level and to see how our team interacted. Her decision was down to us and a Division I school. After seeing the direction our program was going, and before she and her mother left campus that night, Alyssa felt this was the place for her.”
Wold plays for the VIP Juniors club volleyball team and was a teammate on that team with current Warrior freshman Caitlin Barschig.
Wold also earned first-team Greater Spokane League and Great Northern League honors in the high jump during her freshman and sophomore years, respectively. She placed third in the high jump at the Washington 2A meet as a sophomore.
“We feel Alyssa is a super athlete who is quick and can jump,” Greeny said. “She has been a setter in high school and club, but we have seen her hitting ability enough to believe she can play other positions as well. Her versatility is something we are very eager to have an opportunity to work with every day. It gives her a chance to come in and compete for playing time right away. Alyssa is of the same mold as the players already currently on the team, as she has high character and is selfless, intelligent, and hard working. To say we are excited about Alyssa’s choice to join our family would be an understatement. This is a great start to the 2009 recruiting class.”
Wold, who is the daughter of Darin and Kim Wold, carries a 3.8 GPA. She also had one sister, Bailey.
This year’s LCSC volleyball team stands at 16-0 and is currently ranked No. 12 in the NAIA. The Warriors are off to their best start since the 2000 season when they won their first 19 matches.
LCSC is the defending Frontier Conference regular season and tournament champion as well as the Region 1 champion.