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Volleyball Signs Two for 2022

Nov 11, 2021

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State volleyball welcomes the additions of Kinley Swan (Orem, Utah/Lone Peak HS) and Laura Williams (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood HS) to the 2022 season, after the pair have signed their National Letters of Intent.

"We are all very excited to welcome Kinley and Laura to the volleyball program," added head coach Mark Barnard. "Kinley is graduating early and will join us in January while Laura arrives in the summer."

Swan, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker, helped Lone Peak High School recently claim the Utah State Championship while her club team, Club V Volleyball, took the Triple Crown SLC Title in the open division. Swan had 157 kills (.347%), 94 blocks and 40 digs during her junior campaign. With the help of Swan, Lone Peak HS currently ranks first in the state of Utah and 29th in the country.

"It was always a goal of mine to be a Pac-12 athlete and I love the Pacific Northwest," commented Swan. "On my visit I felt a real connection to the coaches and the players – it felt like family."

"Kinley is a very hardworking middle, fresh off her State Championship win in Utah," added Barnard. "She is going to be vying for a starting spot in her freshman season. She is equally effective in both offense and defense, adding much needed height and power in the middle."

Williams, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, a 2021 Under Armour All-American helped Lakewood High School go 24-4 overall with a perfect 12-0 league record during her junior season. The 2021 Moore League Player of the Year was the McDonald's Hall of Fame Performer of the Year and helped her club volleyball team claim the SoCal Champions title three different times (14U, 15U & 16U). In the classroom, Williams has been on the Honor Roll all three years at Lakewood.

"I chose OSU because I fell in love with the campus and the environment of the volleyball program," added Williams.

"Laura is a dynamic right side player who will be an exciting attacking option for us," said Barnard. "She arrives out of the highly competitive South California region and will be another player that can make an immediate impact."

Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).