Cougars Sign Two Recruits

PROVO -- Lindsy Lewis, a 6-foot-4 middle blocker/rightside hitter from Century High School (Inkom, Idaho), and Kim Wilson, a 6-foot outside hitter from Provo High School (Provo, Utah), have signed NCAA Letters-of-Intent to play women's volleyball at BYU.

"Kim and Lindsy are great athletes who have demonstrated the ability to lead winning teams," BYU coach Elaine Michaelis said. "They are both quality individuals. It's important that we find players that are team players and have supporting attitudes to make the team better with their presence."

Lewis was named Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year this past year and led her team to the state finals. Twice named first-team all-state in volleyball, she was also named Idaho Player of the Year and first-team all-state in basketball in 2001. A member of the National Honor Society, Lewis was named Idaho Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2000-2001 and graduated from Century High School with the highest honors as a valedictorian. She was recruited by top 25 programs Arizona and Colorado State, as well as Weber State, Montana and Idaho State.

"Lindsy is probably one of the best players to ever come out of Idaho," Michaelis said. "She has All-American potential with her great athletic ability and size, but we are equally impressed with her attitude and work ethic. With the makeup of our team this year, I think there could be an opportunity for her to make an impact right away."

Wilson was first-team all-state (4A) in 2000 and 2001 at Provo High School. A four-year letterwinner, she was a starter on the Bulldog's 1999 and 2000 Utah state championship teams. She has been a member of the Players Volleyball Club for two years (2001-2002), where she was a teammate of current Cougars Lauren Richards, Lexi Brown and Erin Webb. Wilson was recruited by top 25 teams USC, Pacific, Utah, Nebraska, Arizona and Utah State.

"Kim has played on the Players Club, which is one of the top club teams in the country," Michaelis said. "She has excellent athletic ability. She was very successful as a high school player and has great potential to be an outstanding player for us."

The two recruits join a young BYU team that returns two starters and eight letterwinners from last year's 20-9 team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 12th consecutive season

PLAYER PROFILES

Lindsy Lewis

Club: Played for Club Century in 2001 and Club Toca in 2002, both coached by Debbie Farnsworth ... competed in the Salt Lake City area league in 2001 and 2002.

High School: As a senior she was named Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year, first team all-state and team captain in leading Century High School to the state finals ... She was also named 2001 Idaho Player of the Year by the Idaho State Journal ... In 2000 she was named first team all-state in leading her team to a fourth place finish ... She was named Idaho Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2000-2001, and she is a member of the National Honor Society ... Her basketball honors in 2001, included being named Idaho Player of the Year, first team all-state and team captain in leading her team to a fourth place finish ... coached by Alice Heberlein ... Lettered three years in volleyball, basketball and track ... recruited by Arizona, Colorado State, Weber State, Montana and Idaho State.

Personal: Parents are Leo and Bonnie Lewis ... she is the youngest of seven children ... she has three brothers and three sisters ... At 6-4, she is the tallest member of her family ... she was also offered a basketball scholarship to BYU, but will concentrate on volleyball.

Kimberly Wilson

Club: Played for the Utah Juniors in the Junior Olympic Tournament as a 15, 16 and 17-year old, in New Orleans, Louisville and Salt Lake City ... competed as a member of the Intermountain High Performance Volleyball Team -- Regional IVA Volleyball in Salt Lake City (2000) and Europe (2001)... member of the Players Volleyball Club for two years (2001-2002), and was a teammate her first year with current Cougars Lauren Richards, Lexi Brown and Erin Webb.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Provo High School ... starter on 1999 and 2000 Utah state 4A championship teams ... named first-team all-state (4A) by the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune in 2000 and 2001 ... 2001 Utah High School Coaches 4A All-Star ... team captain and MVP in 2001 ... coached by Wendy Bills ... She was recruited by USC, Pacific, Utah, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah State.

Personal: Parents are Thayne and Lola Dawn Wilson ... she is the second youngest in a family of five girls ... Her parents and all of her sisters have thus far graduated from Provo High School ... she was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and her family moved to Texas and Northern California before settling back in Provo ... took ballet for seven years ... started playing volleyball in the seventh grade ... sister, Andrea, is an assistant volleyball coach at Provo High School, and led the Bulldogs to the 1992 state title.

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