Garus Adds Two Recruits for 2017
April 12, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Shawn Garus Boise State’s head volleyball coach announced today that Keri Leake has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Broncos next year. Leake is a 6-foot-1 middle blocker out of Clovis, Calif. In addition, Lizzie Wilson, a 6-foot outside hitter from San Diego, Calif., will also join the program starting in the fall bringing next year’s freshmen class to four joining Kiley Lewis (Auburn, Wash.) and Catherine Clemens (Burns, Ore.) who signed NLIs last November.

Leake will graduate from Clovis High this June where she has been a three-year starter for the Cougars’ varsity team coached by Richard Lake. She helped the Cougars’ to the CIF Sectional Semifinals this past fall and a 38-12 overall record. During her three-year prep career on the varsity team CHS went a combined 93-36 overall and advanced to the regional tournament each year. Leake is a two-time All-Tri River Athletic Conference honoree, first team as a senior. She was a team captain as a senior and was also named to the Fresno Bee All-Star team.

“Keri is going to fit in really well with the style of play at Boise State,” said Garus. “We graduated a great middle in Maddy O’Donnell and we need to keep reloading with talented kids. I see Keri having some of the same skill set that Maddy has, she’s fast, she’s high and a really aggressive player. I look forward to her making an immediate impact on our team next year.”

Leake played her club ball for the Rage Volleyball Club of Stockton, Calif., the same team as current Bronco Jaymee-Lee Bulda. She competed for Rage for one season and was coached by Greg Soliz. Prior to that Leake also played club ball for the Tsunami Volleyball Club of Clovis, Calif., coach by Richard Lake.

Wilson will graduate from Westview High School in San Diego this spring. She was a three-year member of the Wolverines varsity team coached by Nancy Ros. As a senior last fall she helped WHS to a 17-17 overall record and 7-3 league mark while earning All-Palomar Conference First Team accolades. As a junior she earned honorable-mention all-conference recognition. Wilson is also a standout in the classroom where she was a two-time San Diego CIF All-Academic Team honoree.

“We are excited to add Lizzie to the Boise State program,” Garus said. “She came to our camp last summer and plays for one of the top volleyball clubs in southern California. She has a great arm swing and great energy on the court. I am looking forward to her competing as an outside hitter in our program this fall.”

Wilson played her club ball for the Wave Volleyball Club of San Diego which has been one of the top-ranked programs in the nation over the last five years.


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