Utah State Volleyball Adds High School Standout
Feb. 14, 2012
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State head volleyball coach Grayson DuBose announced Tuesday the addition of McKell Staheli (pronounced Stay-lee) to the program. Staheli will enroll at USU next fall as a freshman.
"We are excited that McKell is going to be an Aggie," said DuBose. "She is a player that our fans will enjoy watching during her time at USU. Thanks to her club coaches, Katie Peterson and Mike Burke and her high school coach, Allyce Jones, for getting her prepared for this opportunity."
Staheli, a 5-3 libero from Pleasant Grove (Utah) High School, was named the Region 4 Most Valuable Player in 2011. She also earned first-team all-state honors from both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News as a prep senior and was named the Deseret New's Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2011. Staheli was also named her high school's Most Valuable Player and Defensive Most Valuable Player this past season.
Along with being named the Region 4 Most Valuable Player, Staheli was also named academic all-region in 2011.
As a prep senior, Staheli recorded 518 digs to set a Utah High School Activities Association single-season record and during her final two years at Pleasant Grove HS she had nearly 1,000 digs.