Sarah Wilhite

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Sarah Wilhite is an American outside hitter. She attended University of Minnesota and moved to Italy to play professionally after graduating from college.

High School Career

Wilhite played at the Eden Prairie High School and was ranked as the 14th best Senior Aces. During her high school and club career, she earned the First Team All-America mention. She broke the Eagles’ season kill record during her senior year.

College Career

Wilhite started her college career in 2013 with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. She was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team during her sophomore year. In 2015, Wilhite and the Golden Gophers went against Texas in the National Semifinal but ended up losing 3-1. Wilhite was selected to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. She also played for Team USA Collegiate National Team in China the following summer. Wilhite was named the AVCA and ESPNW National Player of the Year after a successful senior year. Minnesota proceeded to the NCAA semifinals consecutive years where they faced Stanford. Minnesota lost the match 3-1 and Stanford advanced to the National Championship Final.

Professional Career

After finishing her college career, Wilhite made the move to Italy to play for Busto Arsizio. During the fourth round of the Italian Championship’s regular season, Wilhite suffered an ankle injury and had to be carried out the court. Wilhite is also one of the 16 USA volleyball players who signed with Adidas.

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