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Washington outside hitter Sophia Spoja signs with Carroll College volleyball

Posted at 4:00 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 19:15:46-05

(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)

HELENA — Carroll College volleyball coach Moe Boyle announced the signing of Sophia Spoja out of Puyallup, Washington.

“Sophia will come in and be a great fit right away,” Boyle said. “We’ve recruited her since eighth grade and for her to choose Carroll College is a game-changer for our program.”

The 6-0 outside hitter brings a polished volleyball resume with her. She’s earned recognition for her on-court performance beginning her freshman year when she earned an honorable mention all-conference nod. Her peers deemed her league MVP her sophomore year and all-area second team in addition to receiving the Sportsmanship Award. Her junior volleyball season she was once again an honorable mention all-conference selection.

She capped her high school career off with second team all-state honors, as as an all-area first team award and another league MVP.

She holds several Puyallup High records. She leaves the school with the most kills per game at 4.62, most kills at 507 and most attempts with 1,218.

While considering a wide array of offers, including from NCAA D-I schools, Spoja eventually settled on Carroll.

“Helena has always been where my heart belongs,” she said. “Spending so much time during the summers and winters at my grandparent’s house near Canyon Ferry, Montana has become my second home. Being able to go to college here to further my education and play the sport i love for a strong program, just sweetens the pot.”

Spoja joins Kat McEuen as part of Boyle’s announced 2019 recruiting class.