CVCC volleyball adds Oregon standout Brennan

CVCC volleyball adds Oregon standout Brennan

HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program announced the addition of Sophie Brennan to its 2018 recruiting class this week.

Brennan, a 5-foot-7 setter from Willamette High School in Eugene, Ore., is the first-ever West Coast recruit for the Red Hawks volleyball program.

"How exciting to have a setter coming all the way from Oregon?," said CVCC head volleyball coach Shannon Hudson. "Sophie is a solid, athletic player and her addition to the roster will help us round out the setter position. We have strong setters returning, but we wanted to add a few freshman to the mix so they could learn the offensive system and be ready to contribute to our 6-2 system that we plan to run in the fall."

Brennan, whose father works in Charlotte, N.C., contacted Hudson about the opportunity to play volleyball for the Red Hawks.

"We've only met in person once for her official visit, but our entire staff and team loved Sophie and appreciated her work ethic on the court," Hudson said. "I'm looking forward to getting to know her even better next fall."

  Brennan served as a team captain this past season for the Wolverines under head coach Tom Shrum, leading the program to 10 wins and a 6A playoff appearance.

On top of her prep career, Brennan played club volleyball for the Webfoot Juniors under head coach Damon Woke.

Brennan plans to study radiography while attending Catawba Valley Community College