Women’s volleyball signs new recruits

(Photo by Jeff Wood)

PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s volleyball team has signed two new recruits for the 2014 season – Danelle Parady and Malery Wahlin.

“We are excited about the addition of Danelle and Malery,” BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. “They are great volleyball players and outstanding women. They both have a lot of quality experience that will add tremendously to our team.”

Outside hitter Parady, a native of Riverton, Utah, is a four-year starter and team captain at Riverton High School.

She helped the Silverwolves finish the 2013 season with an 18-10 record and a third-place regional finish. In 2012, Parady helped Riverton High to a 20-11 record.

In 2012 she was named to the U. S. Junior National A2 volleyball team after her efforts on Club Utah, a private volleyball club.

Setter Wahlin, from Keller, Texas, joins the team from Keller High School.

She was named the 2013 District 4-5A Co-Setter of the Year for her performance as a setter in high school.

In addition to her efforts at Keller High, Wahlin participated as part of a private club--Tejas Volleyball--in 2007 and 2013. She also played for TAV Volleyball from 2008-12.

Parady and Wahlin will help replace three seniors lost from the 2013 squad, including starter Kathryn LeCheminant. Three additional players--Jaiden Achermann, Aspen Potter and Alohi Robins-Hardy--will join the team as freshmen for the 2014 season. The team will also gain senior All-American Jennifer Hamson, who decided to redshirt the 2013 season to focus on basketball. 

Danelle Parady

 

Hometown: Riverton, Utah
Previous School: Riverton High School
Position: Outside hitter
Height: 6-0

Before BYU:

  • Riverton High team captain her senior year
  • MaxPreps.com player of the match on Aug. 21, 2012
  • Member of the 2012 U. S. Junior National A2 volleyball team
  • Played for Club Utah, a private volleyball club
  • Played in the 2012 St. George Fall Finale
  • Helped Riverton High School finish 20-11 and 18-10 her junior and senior years, respectively

Malery Wahlin

 

Hometown: Keller, Texas
Previous School: Keller High School
Position: Setter
Height: 5-11

Before BYU:

High School:

  • 2013 District 4-5A Co-Setter of the Year
  • 2013 All-VYPE DFW Volleyball Honorable Mention
  • 2012-13 All-Texas Team
  • 2011-12 All-District First Team
  • 2011 All-Academic Team
  • 2012-13 lonestarvolleyball.com All-Texas Honorable Mention
  • Helped Keller High School to a 22-13 record her sophomore year
  • Starting varsity setter as a freshman in 2010

Club:

  • AVCA Phenom List in 2012
  • 2011 All American Award at AAU Nationals
  • First place at AAU Nationals in 2011
  • Third place at USA Volleyball Nationals in 2012
  • Highest Honorable Mention from PrepVolleyball.com in 2012
  • TAV 15 Black Team ranked No. 1 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com in 2011
  • Qualified for USA Volleyball Nationals from 2008-13