Weber State volleyball head coach Jeremiah Larsen is excited to announce the signing of two athletes to national letters of intent for 2017. The two new Wildcats are Ashlyn Power and Kennedy Redd.
“We are excited about the 2017 recruiting class,” head coach Jeremiah Larsen said. “They have the daunting task of replacing two very good senior leaders that have helped us instill a culture of success. We feel that they add to our athleticism, skill, and character. This will make our roster deeper and more competitive as we work on being able to compete with the elite of the Big Sky Conference.”
Ashlyn Power – Setter – 5-8
Ashlyn is a 5-8 setter from Lincoln, Neb. She led her team to a 23-6 District runner-up finish and was ranked 9th in Class C-1. She earned first-team Class C-1 all-state and third-team Nebraska Super-State honors. She was named All-City first-team and honorary captain. She played for club for Nebraska Juniors. She amassed 1,137 assists; 227 aces; 1,131 digs; 1,007 kills; 108 blocks and ended her career with a .315 hitting percentage
“Ashlyn is a wonderful setter that plays on a nationally recognized club from Nebraska,” Larsen said. “She is fundamentally sound with excellent location, and will compete immediately in our setter competition. She has an amazing work ethic, love and drive for winning which will help her compete at the highest level. We look forward to adding her leadership, passion, and fight to our program.”
Kennedy Redd – Outside Hitter – 6-1
Kennedy Redd is a 6-1 outside hitter from Pleasant Grove, Utah. She was a 2-year starter at Pleasant Grove High School. She earned 2nd team All Region honors for 2015 and 2016. She helped Pleasant Grove High School to a 2014 State Championship and was a state runner up in 2015 and 2016. Redd competed on the top elite teams at Aces and Club Utah and was an UCVA Power League Champion in 16’s and 17’s.
“Kennedy is an incredibly physical Outside Hitter,” Larsen said. “Her physicality sets her a part in our gym, and in our conference. She has some huge shoes to fill in replacing a wonderful leader like Ciera Borho, but as she works hard at developing herself she will be a very good volleyball player at Weber State and in the Big Sky.”
With the signing of these new Wildcats, Weber State will kick off the 2017 season.