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Sun Devils Add Preslie Anderson As New Volunteer Assistant

Feb 18, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. - Sun Devil Volleyball has added former collegiate stand-out Preslie Anderson as the volunteer assistant coach, bringing her experience as an All-Pac-12 middle blocker to the staff.

"I am super excited to announce the addition of Preslie to our staff," Arizona State Head Coach Sanja Tomasevic said. "She is a young energetic coach that is transitioning from her playing shoes and is eager to become a coach. I have never met someone her age who was so certain that coaching is exactly what she wants to do. We are excited to provide Preslie with the opportunity to coach and learn at this level while she helps us in all aspects of the game she is great at. Welcome back home finally, Preslie! We are excited to have you as a part of a Sun Devil family." 

Preslie Anderson is an Arizona native with ties to Arizona State, as her father Mike Anderson was an All-American wrestler for the Sun Devils from 1988-92. A 6-2 middle blocker, Preslie attended Cal from 2017-19, then after three seasons with the Bears she transferred to Baylor where she finished out her college playing career. 

As a freshman at Cal, Anderson finished the season ranked eighth in the Pac-12 with a .336 hitting percentage and led the team with 58 blocks. By her junior and final season with the Bears, Anderson had been named to the All Pac-12 team after earning an honorable mention as a sophomore. She led the conference in hitting average with a .402. 

Anderson transferred to Baylor for her senior season. During the COVID spring season, Anderson played in 10 matches with the Bears and collected 42 blocks. That season, Baylor made it to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the third round. Anderson then competed a fifth year in the fall 2021 season, utilizing her extra year of availability due to the pandemic. The Bears again made it to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen for the second-straight season. 

Prior to college, Anderson attended Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz. She led her team to back-to-back state title games and was a three-time All-Arizona selection. Currently, Anderson is coaching with Aspire Volleyball Club, where she had played before her college career.