(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)
HELENA — Carroll College volleyball coach Moe Boyle announced the signing of Katherine McEuen on Wednesday.
McEuen comes to Carroll from Mead High School in Spokane, Washington. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter has the credentials that suggest she could be a big factor for the Saints early on in her career while she pursues a pre-med degree.
“We’ve been recruiting Katherine for a few years now,” Saints coach Moe Boyle said. “She comes to us in a long line of quality Mead High School volleyball players. She was highly sought-after and we are unbelievably fortunate to have her choose Carroll College.”
An accomplished student and athlete, McEuen has taken part in USA Volleyball activities since 2016. She was a member of the High Performance Continental team in 2016, went to National Team Prospect Training in 2016 and also played in the National Beach Tournament in 2016.
At Mead, she earned Washington all-tournament honors in 2017, was named to the Greater Spokane League first team in 2017 and 2018 and was named the conference’s MVP in 2018.
“She brings in a wealth of knowledge of the game and plays with tremendous court sense and a high volleyball IQ,” Boyle said. “She is quick and powerful, a quality six-rotation player who we believe will come in right away and have a positive impact in the program.”
Her U-18 team placed fifth at the National Championships in 2018.
“Coach Moe was the most wonderful and patience recruiter,” McEuen said. “She sent hand-written notes of encouragement and was always respectful. I enjoyed the summer camps and team was so very nice. The campus is beautiful.”
She holds a 4.0 GPA and is top of her class.
“Carroll is the most respected pre-medical school in the area,” McEuen said. “It has an extremely high academic and religious reputation. Everyone I talked to who attended Carroll highly recommended it and none had a bad experience.”
McEuen is the first announced recruit of a banner 2019 recruiting class, one Boyle believes to be the best of her tenure at Carroll College.