LCSC volleyball team announces signing of five players
Lewis-Clark State College volleyball coach LaToya Harris has announced the signing of five players, including transfer Nevena Dragovic from California Baptist, who will don Warrior uniforms this fall.
Along with Dragovic, Harris announced the signing of freshmen Tanja Luedin of Muttenz, Switzerland, Kaytlyn Coleman of Ellensburg, Wash., Mallorie Schoesler, of Spokane, Wash., and Chelsea Strong of Gresham, Ore.
Dragovic was the starting setter for Cal Baptist last season and registered 55 kills, 1,193 assists, 18 service aces, 146 digs, 62 blocks. The 6-foot-2 native of Belgrade, Serbia helped the team to a 33-6 record. Like LCSC, Cal Baptist lost in the quarterfinals last season at the NAIA national tournament. With Cal Baptist making the move to NCAA Division II, Dragovic was forced to transfer to continue her college career because she is ineligible to play at the NCAA level.
Luedin is a 5-9 outside hitter who attended Gymnasium Muttenz High School in Muttenz and graduated in December of 2009. She has played three seasons on the CB Therwil team, which is in the second-highest U21 league in Switzerland. She has served as the team’s captain and helped the squad capture the Swiss championship in 2010.
Coleman is a 6-2 right-side hitter who graduated last month from Kennewick High School. She comes from an athletic family as her mom, Kara, was a volleyball player at Montana State and Central Washington, while her older sister, Meghan DeLaRosa, is playing volleyball at Spokane Falls Community College. Coleman earned three letters in volleyball and track at Kennewick and helped her volleyball team qualify for state for the first time. This past season in track, she won first place at state in the discus and was second in the shot put.
Schoesler is a defensive specialist/libero who prepped at West Valley High in Spokane. She was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and track, and a three-year letterwinner in basketball. The 5-5 Schoesler was a four-year starter in volleyball and her team placed no worse than eighth at State all four years, including a third-place finish her senior year. She was an all-league honorable mention selection as a freshman and a first-team pick as a senior. She also was a three-year starter for the Eagles in basketball.
Strong, 6-foot, attended Centennial High School in Gresham, Ore., where she participated in volleyball and track. She helped the volleyball team finish fourth in the Class 6A Mt. Hood League as a senior and qualify for the state playoffs where the team lost in the first round. She also posted marks of 5-6½ in the high jump.