Cougs transfer 8 of the 2014 team to continue their education and play volleyball at the next level
|Coach Woods with her transferring sophomores – pictured from left to right: Celena Maxwell, Sierra VeraCruz, Bre Gibbons, Coach Woods, Megan Minke, Hannah Olson & Taylor Balkan.|
Clackamas Head Coach Kathie Woods announced that several Cougars are going on to 4-yr universities next season, "I am so very proud of my Cougars as they have worked hard to prepare themselves for the next level, both academically and in volleyball. All 6 of the sophomores that played this year have earned scholarships to play at the next level.
Setter and team captain Taylor Balkan was first to sign at Valley City State University in North Dakota; outside hitter Celena Maxwell signed with Northwest Christian in Eugene, OR. Libero and team captain Sierra VeraCruz signed with Oklahoma Baptist University. Middle blocker Hannah Olson inked with Corban University in Salem, OR.
And just this week Southern Region MVP and outside hitter Bre Gibbons and middle blocker Megan Minke each signed a letter of intent with Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida."
"These girls received scholarships and I just couldn’t be happier and more proud of them. I am so glad I will be retiring as I will need the time to try and see as much volleyball as I can from them!" Expressed a retiring & proud Woods, who skippered CCC squads the past 32 years.
Additionally, two freshmen, who had planned on transferring only for educational purposes, have changed their minds about playing next year. Setter Natalie James will walk on at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR and right side hitter Cassidy Scott will play at George Fox University in Newberg, OR.
Added Woods, "I can’t wait to juggle my schedule around and see if I can catch everyone in action, not to mention watch next year’s Cougar team play!".