Nov. 16, 2005
BALTIMORE, Md. - Karlee Woodward, a 6-2 middle blocker from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to attend Loyola College and play volleyball for the Greyhounds, it has been announced by Loyola Head Coach Kristina Hernandez .
Woodward, who has helped the Firebirds to back-to-back state titles, will join the team for the start of next season. "I can't wait to represent Loyola Volleyball next season," Woodward said. "I love the players, coaching staff and the education available to me at this school. I could not have found a better fit."
A four-year letterwinner at Chaparral, Woodward served as team captain during the 2005 season and helped the Firebirds (31-14) win their second straight state title with a nine-kill, four-block effort against Pinnacle on November 5. She was named to the Arizona Tribune's first team as a junior and was named the team's Defensive Player of the Year.
She helped the Firebirds win three straight region titles with undefeated records while also being named first-team all region in each of the last two seasons.
An outstanding student, Woodward is a member of the National Honor Society and was named to the National Honor Roll in each of the last three years. She is also a two-time recipient of the Dr. Voi Stuart Chase Coy Scholar Athlete award.
"We are very happy with Karlee signing at Loyola," Hernandez said. "We needed a strong middle [blocker] and she fits what we were looking for. She is extremely athletic and has a chance to become a great collegiate player."
The Greyhounds finished the season with a 7-25 record.