Volleyball Signs Two
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State volleyball head coach Mark Barnard announced Wednesday that student-athletes Ashlyn Beaver (Murrieta, Calif.) and Vivian Light (Sloughhouse, Calif.) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the fall 2021 season.
Beaver, a setter who has played at Temecula Valley High School, will join Oregon State after serving as a team captain who helped guide the program to a second-place conference finish. She's also competed for the Viper Volleyball Club, which is ranked in the top 15 in Southern California.
"Apart from the obvious, the best family name at Oregon State, Ashlyn possesses many attributes that make her such a valuable recruit to our 2021 class," Barnard said. "Ashlyn is one of the hardest workers I have seen; she is the first to arrive and the last to leave the gym. Her setting has made significant progress over the last 12 months and she will be able to challenge for a starting position upon her arrival. Her temperament on court is excellent for her position and the players here are going to love having her run the offense. I am extremely excited to have Ashlyn on our team."
Light comes to Corvallis from Pleasant Grove High School. An outside hitter, she has racked up 762 kills over three seasons, including 322 as a sophomore. She's also totaled 109 service aces along with 120 total blocks and 392 digs.
"Vivian is a skilled six-rotation outside hitter who is at home in either the backcourt or front row," Barnard said. "She comes from a very athletic family with her older sister a volleyball athlete at UCLA. She has grown up around volleyball and will be a player that will be able to make an immediate impact with this very young team. Vivian has excellent on court demeanor and is a tough competitor. She is a very accomplished left side hitter who has an array of shots and can compete at the highest level. I am extremely excited to have her on our team and to be able to coach such an outstanding young woman."
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Temecula Valley HS
• Will enter Oregon State as a freshman.
• Team captain.
• Led the program to a second-place conference finish as a junior.
• Has competed for Viper Volleyball club; top-15 ranked in Southern California. Took second place at Red Rock Rave Las Vegas in 2019 and Las Vegas Classic 5th winners in 2020.
• Daughter of Ryan and Jennifer Beaver.
• Has two brothers: Bryson and Jaxon.
• Has one sister, Aubrey.
• Father, Ryan, played college baseball at Loyola Marymount.
• Long Beach, Calif., native.
• Intends to study either business or communications at Oregon State. Would like to be a sports manager after her playing career.
• On honor roll all four years of high school.
• Enjoys going to the beach and hanging out with friends in her spare time.
• Chose Oregon State "because of the family atmosphere and the highly competitive sports. OSU is also the most beautiful campus I have ever seen."
Pleasant Grove HS
• Will enter Oregon State as a freshman.
• Three-year letterwinner for Pleasant Grove.
• Has totaled 762 kills over three seasons, including 322 as a sophomore in 2018-19. Averages 3.0 kills per set.
• Has added 109 service aces over three seasons, along with 120 total blocks and 392 digs. Totaled 211 digs as a sophomore.
• Daughter of Jeff and Jessica Light.
• Has three brothers: Quenton, Canyon and Orion.
• Has three sisters: Alexis, Liliana and Jade.
• Sister, Alexis, plays volleyball at UCLA.
• Sister, Liliana, plays volleyball at Santa Clara.
• Her mother, Jessica, played volleyball at Stanford.
• Father, Jeff, played baseball at Stanford.
• Grandfather, Bill Benton, played football at Washington State.
• Sacramento, Calif., native.
• Interested in pursuing marine biology as a career.
• Enjoys kayaking, hiking, Formula 1 racing and art in her spare time.
• Chose Oregon State because "I've enjoyed the people I've met in beautiful Corvallis and I am excited to be a part of Beaver Nation."