Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Three Familiar Faces Return to the Sound Premier Volleyball Team for the 2013 Season

Jessica Sanborn (closest) and Katie Silliman battled it out in the middle at the 2012 Premier Volleyball Team Exhibition held at the High Performance Tryouts. 

The Sound Premier Volleyball Team announced their first three player signings of 2013 today when they made it known that middle hitters Jessica Sanborn, Katie Silliman and  libero Anna Herold were returning to the squad for the 2013 season.  The trio were part of the 2012 squad that traveled to Salt Lake City to take part in the Premier Volleyball League National Championships.  

“We’ve got the ball rolling on the 2013 squad by retaining three great players from last season’s team,” said John Bryant, commissioner of the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball. 
The club is expected to announce that several more players from the 2012 inaugural season will rejoin the team within the next few days.  

Sanborn was part of the USA Youth National team before her collegiate career at Michigan State University.  At MSU she was selected to the All AVCA District 2 Team and First Team All Big 10 her junior year.  She earned All Big 10 Honorable mention during her injury shortened senior season.  She is from Colbert, WA and graduated from Mead High School.  

Silliman played her college ball at Arkansas State University and was the MVP of the 1999 Sunbelt Conference Tournament.   The California native played for San Ramon Valley High School and helped anchor the middle of the Sound Premier Volleyball Team defense in 2012.  

Anna Herold with a dig at the 2012 Inter-Squad scrimmage. 
Herold came to the Sound Premier Volleyball Team after completing four years with the Seattle Pacific University Falcons where she set the school’s all-time digs record.  Herold attended Shorecrest High School where she earned All Wesco First Team honors four times.  

The Sound Premier Volleyball Team will play their first match of the season on February 22 at Sunrise Courts in Puyallup.