After playing one season as a USC Trojan, setter Baylee Johnson has decided to transfer to West Virginia University for the upcoming 2017 season under head coach Reed Sunahara. Johnson will have three seasons left of eligibility for NCAA after this transfer.
Johnson is a 6’0 setter who helped the Trojans become the No. 1 seed in 2015 for the NCAA Tournament and helped the team advance to the NCAA Regional Championship with 33-3 overall season record. Johnson played in a 6-2 rotation averaging 7.2 assists per set with 19 service aces. Johnson was academically ineligible during the 2016 season.
Sunahara says that Johnson is a versatile player and will bring a competitive edge to his program. This will be Sunahara’s second year coaching for the Mountaineers after he was named head coach back in March of 2015.
Johnson earned the AVCA Pacific South Region’s Freshman of the Year Award in 2015 as well as Pac-12 All-Freshman team honors and Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention. Johnson finished her season as a Trojan with 19 double-doubles and earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Johnson was named Ohio All-State, First-Team All-District and Player of the Year for the Greater Ohio Conference. Johnson was also a 2015 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 Selection and a member of the 2013 USAV High Performance All-Tournament team.