SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth University volleyball coach Kati Bodecker has announced an accomplished class of incoming first-year players for the 2018 season.
Saylor Anderson, Eleanor Mason and Kaitlyn White have all confirmed their admission to Whitworth and their intention to play volleyball for the Pirates next season.
"This recruiting class, while small, is going to immediately impact our program with their talent," Bodecker said. "All three players come from very successful programs and have competed at a high level in both high school and club. In addition, they are all well-rounded, strong individuals who will add to the culture and chemistry of our program."
Anderson is a 5'-5" setter from Stanwood, Washington who starred at Stanwood High School. She was a first team All-Wesco honoree in 2017 after leading Stanwood to a league title and state tournament appearance as a senior. She was a two-time varsity team captain (2016 and 2017) and earned second team All-Wesco as a setter during her junior year. Anderson most recently played her club volleyball with Skagit Island Volleyball Academy. She was also a second team all-league honoree in track and field while throwing the javelin.
Mason is a 5'-7" libero from Mill Creek, Washington. She helped lead King's High School to a state title in 2017 and earned first team all-state (1A) and first team all-conference recognition. Mason was also part of two state tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015. She played her club volleyball with All-Out Volleyball for seven years, earning a national tournament bid in 2018.
White comes from nearby Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Washington. She played several positions for the Bears, but will likely settle in at outside hitter or right side hitter at Whitworth. White was a two-time honorable mention All-Greater Spokane League honoree who helped CV finish fourth in the league standings last fall. She also played club volleyball for RVC/Catalyst for seven years.
The new Pirate trio joins a team coming off a 15-10 record in 2017 and a 12-4 mark in the Northwest Conference.