LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head volleyball coach Chad Callihan announced the addition of three student-athletes to attend the University of Wyoming.
"This is an exciting class for our program," Callihan said. "All three have the athleticism to play in the Mountain West but it is their other attributes that will help our program continue moving forward. We think Mattison, Bayly and Reed fit exactly what we are looking for in a player. In addition to their athleticism, they possess great work ethic, a love for the game and a will to improve both on and off the court. We are really looking forward to seeing them grow as players and people during their Cowgirl careers."Here are the signees:
Reed Copeland, 6-3, Middle Blocker, Federal Way, Wash. (Todd Beamer HS): A four-time letterwinner during her career in volleyball. She was selected the MVP of the League this past season while being named a team captain. Her team finished the season as the SPSL League Champions. Copeland led the league in kills and blocks per set and overall in each of those categories. She was coached by Pat Taitano and for Puget Sound Volleyball Club. Copeland is the daughter of Ed and Terri Schneider, and has two siblings, Tiffany and Immanuel.
Mattison DeGarmo, 6-3, Outside Hitter, Castle Rock, Colo. (Douglas County HS): A four-year letterwinner at Douglas County High School. She was a two-time First Team All-Conference selection the past two seasons and a Second Team All-Conference as a freshman. A two-time team captain as well DeGarmo recorded 328 kills, 229 digs and 23 block assists this past season and was recently selected All-State. She was coached by Valerie Elliott. An excellent student, she was a Scholar-Athlete throughout her high school career. DeGarmo played club volleyball for the Colorado Volleyball Association which qualified for the Junior National Team in 2011 and 2012. Her club team won a silver medal at the Junior Nationals and the Big South Qualifier in 2013, along with the Crossroads Qualifier in 2014. She is the daughter of Bryan and Carolyn DeGarmo. She has one brother, Lucas.
Bayly Poor, 5-11, Outside Hitter, Jackson, Wyo. (Jackson Hole HS): A four-time letterwinner in volleyball during her career. She was an All-Conference and All-State selection during her junior season. Poor was recently selection Wyoming All-State and team captain in 2014. She helped her team to a second place finish in regionals last season and back-to-back fourth place finishes at the Wyoming State tournament. Besides volleyball, she also lettered in track and field. Poor was coached by Katie Toolson. An excellent student, she was an Academic All-State selection while being involved in several scholastic activities. She is the daughter of Greg Poor and Amy Poor, and has two siblings, Klancy and Kaleb.