Arielle Turner to play volleyball at WWU


Outside hitter Arielle Turner, a senior at Cascade High School in Leavenworth, has accepted an offer of admission and will play volleyball at Western Washington University beginning this fall.

"We are excited to have Arielle round out a very talented and athletic incoming class," said Viking head coach Diane Flick. "She is a perfect fit for what we want in a student, an athlete and a citizen at WWU, and I look forward to getting her on campus to train."

The 5-foot-11 Turner earned first-team Caribou Trail League all-star honors for the second straight year as a senior. She helped the Kodiaks win league and district titles and place third at the Class 1A state tournament.

Turner, who was named the school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, averaged 16.30 kills per match, setting a school record with 29 in one. She also was the team's captain, MVP and Most Dedicated award winner, all for the second consecutive season.

A second-team all-league pick as a sophomore, Turner was named Most Improved as a freshman on a 17-3 squad that finished third at state.

WWU is coming off a 24-4 season, reaching the semifinals at the NCAA Division II West Regional and winning the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title. The Vikings ranked No.15 nationally in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.

Reach DAVID RASBACH at or call 715-2271.

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