Brooke Westphal transferred after two seasons at junior college South Florida State on a full-ride with Division 1 Arizona State this spring.
Westphal was a defensive specialist/libero at South Florida State and graduated from Michigan City High School in 2015. Westphal says she has always had the dream of playing Division 1 volleyball and is now making her dreams come true.
In an interview with Michigan City Athletics, Westphal stated that she is ready to play in the PAC 12 and is up for the challenge that Arizonia State Volleyball will bring her.
“After my senior year shoulder injury I ended up earning a full-ride scholarship at a D1 junior college,” said Westphal. “My dream was to play D1 volleyball. South Florida has allowed me to get another chance at playing D1 volleyball, which I’m very thankful for.”
When looking to transfer Westphal had a check list of 3 things that had to be a must when deciding on what school she would attend. The school had to have her major in science, the university had to feel like a home away from home, and the coaching staff and team had to be friendly.
Arizona State volleyball just got a new head coach in December, Sanja Tomasevic, who was the former assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at ASU in 2016. Arizona State last season went 5-15 in conference and 12-20 in overall and left the 2016 season ranked 121 in the NCAA.
The addition is crucial added experience for the Sun Devils, who have lost no-fewer-than 5 players to transfer since last year.