Utah State Volleyball Announces 2018 Signing Class
Nov. 9, 2017

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State head volleyball coach Grayson DuBose has announced the addition of four newcomers for the 2018 season in Preslee Jensen, Corinne Larsen, Whitney Solosabal and Cassandra DuBose.

“I appreciate the work that our coaching staff and our recruiting coordinator, Sammi Stuart, put into bringing this class together,” DuBose said. “These players will add a nice level of competitiveness and depth in our gym and continue our focus of recruiting high-character athletes, who are solid citizens and solid students.”

Jensen, a right side/middle from Vale, Ore., was named the Oregon 3A Player of the Year, guiding Vale High School to the state title during her sophomore year. Jensen added three first-team all-tournament honors, and a pair of first-team all-state honors during her prep career, guiding Vale HS to three consecutive Eastern Oregon League District championships. Jensen played club with the Idaho Crush each of the past two seasons, along with stints with the Boise VBC and the Idaho Stars.

“We are looking forward to having Preslee in our gym,” DuBose said. “She is an excellent athlete that is capable of playing multiple positions. Her high school and club coaches have done a nice job teaching her the game.”

Larsen, a two-time all-region middle out of Brighton High School in Sandy, Utah, also earned all-state honors during her junior year. Larsen was also a member of the 2016 USA Volleyball girls national all-tournament team, helping her squad to a national championship.

“Corinne will help us in the middle position,” DuBose said. “She is a great competitor and a hard worker. We are excited to have her come to USU and help us increase the level of play in our gym.”


 

 

Solosabal is a four-year varsity outside hitter at Twin Falls High School in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she helped the Bruins to a third-place finish at state as a junior and a runner-up finish during her senior year. Solosabal earned first-team all-conference honors in softball, basketball and volleyball while at TFHS and also excelled in the classroom, where she carries a perfect 4.0 GPA.

“Whitney comes from a family of Aggies,” DuBose said. “She is a nice athlete that will help us as an outside hitter. She knows how to work hard and wants to learn.”

DuBose led all 4A schools in the state of Utah this season in digs as the libero at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. DuBose helped the Bobcats to a pair of region titles and a runner-up finish at state during her senior year. In addition to her success on the court, DuBose was also an academic all-state and academic all-region honoree and finished fourth in the state among 4A schools in service aces.

“Cassandra is a student of the game,” head coach Grayson DuBose said. “She knows how to do hard things and she is willing to learn and grow. She adds some much-needed depth to our defensive specialist position.”

Utah State has three matches remaining in its 2017 season, hosting Air Force and Nevada in home matches on Saturday, Nov. 11, and Thursday, Nov. 16, before closing out the season at San José State on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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