Spotlight: WSU's Sarah Silvernail
Sarah Silvernail is the most honored volleyball player in Washington State history. She was a two-time All-American, the 1996 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year after earning Pac-10 Player of the Week honors six times in her career, and a three-time All-District VIII selection. Sarah still holds the WSU records for career kills (1,848), single season kills (649), and most kills in a match (39). Born in Spokane, schooled in Yakima and Tacoma, the 6'1" middle blocker truly was the best player in the state of Washington and was selected 1996 Female Athlete of the Year by both the Greater Spokane Sports Association and the Tacoma News Tribune, in addition to being a finalist for the Seattle P-I's Star Award. Sarah played professionally with the USPV league in Chicago and played on a pro team in Switzerland. She was inducted into the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame February 15, 2002.