Victoria Prince Signs With WSU Volleyball

Nov. 10, 2000

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Victoria Prince, a 6-0 middle blocker from Kennewick, Wash., has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball next fall at Washington State University, Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick announced Friday.

Prince, who goes by 'V', led the Kamiakin Braves volleyball team to the Big Nine Conference title and a berth to the state 4A tournament this season. She is a two-time all-league first team selection. As a junior, Prince was named Big Nine Player of the Year and to the all-area volleyball team.

'I think it's really exciting to bring a kid of this caliber in from the state of Washington,' Fredrick said. 'Victoria's a really smooth player. She has a very good arm swing, jumps well, has a great jump serve, and plays good defense. Overall, I think V is a very talented volleyball player.

Prince has lettered in volleyball for three seasons and was a member of the USVBA team Velocity from 1998-99, and the Columbia Juniors club team last year.

'We've watched Victoria play a lot,' Fredrick said. 'I think Mary Opitz has done a really nice job at Kamiakin High, and her club coach, John Lengphonpraseut, has had a huge impact on the way she plays. Her development and her progress has been really fun to watch.

'When we did an in-home visit, Victoria said it's been her goal for all of her life to be a Cougar and that's exactly the kind of player you want to have at Washington State: somebody who really wants to be a Coug and that's Victoria.'

Prince is the only player Fredrick will sign in this first-ever early signing period (Nov. 8-15, 2000). The late signing period will be Feb. 7 - Aug. 1, 2001.

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