VOLLEYBALL: Utah head women's volleyball coach Beth Launiere has announced the addition of Corinne Crump to the incoming fall class. "We are excited to have Corinne as part of our program," Launiere said. "She's a great passer and defensive player who will help our ball control. She also brings a tremendous amount of experience to the program." A 2008 graduate of Alta High School, Crump is a two-time first-team all-region selection. She was two-time team MVP as well as a two-year captain. In 2005 as a sophomore, Alta finished second in the region and fifth in the state.
Crump is also a member of the Club Utah team that has frequently finished as one of the top teams in the region and competed in the Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships, including a 10th place 10th-place finish in 2006. Other notable tournaments include the 2006 High Performance Global Challenge.Crump is the fifth player in the incoming class, joining Miranda Bradshaw, Sarah Hibbert, Cinthia Silva and Abby Simmons this fall.
TRACK: Utah track and field coach Kyle Kepler announced the signing of three more prospects to national letters of intent. Utah signed one of the top throwers in Utah, netting Candus Aiello (Riverton HS). Kepler will also add two international students in Klaudia Rokossa (Munster, Germany) and Lucy Yates (St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England). Also, Lauren Endersen has been named a third-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
SOCCER: One former Cougar soccer player will join two current team members at the U.S. Elite Player Program Erika Woodbury, who finished her eligibility this past season, will join senior defender Jessica Carter and junior defender Andrea Willis at the camp.
"We are really excited for Erika, Jessica and Andrea to have the experience of participating in the U.S. Elite Player Program," said BYU women's soccer head coach Jennifer Rockwood. "It is a great opportunity for them to compete with and against some of the top talent in the country. It also provides them exposure to coaches at the national level."
The U.S. Elite Player Program serves as a gateway to playing on the national team. Performances at the camp will be evaluated, with the top players being selected to various national soccer teams, including the National B team.While this opportunity is a first for Carter and Willis, it will be Woodbury's third time competing for a spot on the National B team. She was selected to the team the first time last July along with frequent national participant and former Cougar teammate Katie Larkin. She also played twice with the team in January of this year, playing a half in each game. The camp will be held at the San Bernardino Soccer complex. Over More than fifty 50 players from around the country are scheduled to attend.
WOMEN'S HOOPS: Dixie State has announced the signing of Shanae Vaifanua, a 5-8 guard from Hurricane, to a national letter of intent to play for the DSC program in the upcoming 2008-09 season.