Spikers add four for 2013
Green also announced the addition of middle blocker Caitlin McInerney, who joined the Seawolves this spring after one semester of junior-college play.
Here is a look at the newcomers, with comments from Coach Green:
Barker, a 5-5 libero from Mission Viejo, Calif., brings two seasons of JC experience from Central Arizona College. As a sophomore in 2012, she averaged 4.04 digs per set in helping the Vacqueras to a 17-8 record.
Green says: “Quinn is a Southern California kid with good ball handling skills. Central Arizona schedules some of the toughest competition in the JC ranks, so she brings high-level experience to our back row.”
Braun, a 5-11 middle blocker from Devore, Calif., comes north after an outstanding prep career at Cajon High School, where she was an All-Inland Team selection by the San Bernardino Press-Enterprise. She also played on one of the top clubs teams in Southern California with Rancho Valley.
Green says: “Erin is very focused on her fundamentals and has a good vertical leap. She also has a passion to be in Alaska that will make her an ideal fit for our program.”
McInerney, a 5-11 middle blocker from Laramie, Wyo., practiced with the Seawolves this semester after a solid freshman campaign at Western Wyoming Community College, where she averaged 1.02 blocks per set and hit .221. As a senior at Laramie High School in 2011, she was the Wyoming Gatorade Player of the Year.
Green says: “Caitlin has meshed well with our team since joining us in January. She’s shown in practice already that she can compete at our level, and should be able to hit the ground running in August.”
Pottle, a 5-8 outside hitter from Peoria, Ariz., was a Second Team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference selection at Glendale CC as a sophomore in 2012, averaging 3.91 digs and 2.33 kills on .213 hitting. Prior to spending her freshman season at Div. I Air Force, Pottle was the Desert West Region Player of the Year as a senior at Centennial High School, and helped her team to the state title as a junior in 2009.
“Brooke possesses an impressive vertical leap and is an excellent passer and defender. She played at the same program as (former GNAC Player of the Year) Calli Scott, which gives us confidence in her training. We’re hoping she can contribute all-around.”
The latest additions bring the Seawolves’ newcomer class to six, joining fall signees Sydney Blankinship (6-0, MB, Fr., Portland, Ore./Westview HS) and Morgan Hooe (5-7, S, Fr., South Anchorage HS).
The Seawolves completed their fifth straight winning campaign under Green, finishing 16-10 overall and tying for fourth place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in 2012.