The Oregon State volleyball team will add four players for the 2017 season, head coach Mark Barnard announced Tuesday.
Joining the program are outside hitter Maddie Goings (Fort Worth, Texas), libero/defensive specialist Grace Massey (Beaverton), setter Kylee McLaughlin (Carollton, Texas) and middle blocker Lindsey Schell (Temecula, California).
“This could be an impact 2017 class,” Barnard said. “It is likely that two or three may vie for starting positions immediately. The 2017 Ccass represents a nice coverage for all positions and with all players coming from strong junior programs I feel that they will impact positively the strength of the personnel on the roster.”
Goings will join the Oregon State program with heralded honors. In 2016, she was a Prep Volleyball all-American and an AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) honorable mention all-American. Additionally, Goings is ranked 74th on the Top 100 Senior Aces Prep Volleyball.
Massey comes to Oregon State from Jesuit High, where she helped the program win the 6A state championship as a sophomore and as a junior. She was named first-team all-league as a sophomore, junior and senior and first-team all-state in 2015. She has 962 career digs and 154 service aces.
McLaughlin will join the Oregon State program from Carrollton’s Hebron High, where she helped her team to a 2015 state championship at the 6A level. She was named to the all-state team as well. The 5-foot-11 setter is considered one of the top setters in the competitive Dallas/Fort Worth Region, earning TGCA All-Star Team honors.
Schell, a 6-2 middle blocker from Temecula Valley High in California, will join the program after being named a second-team all-Southwestern League selection in 2015. In 2016, she helped guide her club to a perfect 10-0 record in league play, earning the conference championship, its first since 2000. Schell holds the Temecula Valley school single-season record with 76 solo blocks in 2015.