Polish club Legionovia has informed in its official website that it has signed Cassidy Pickrell to its roster. The 24-year-old 6’1″ outside hitter, an UC Irvine and Arizona State alumni, is transferring out Switzerland’s Neuchatel to what will be her sophomore professional season. Here are her first words as a member of her new team:
“I really like it here. We’re a great team. I feel good in Legionowo. The city is charming, I love the fact that there is a lot of green and the smell of trees surrounding the hall. I can not wait for the season! I’ve visited Warsaw, what a beautiful city! It has such a rich history, I will be happy to get to know it better. Last weekend I went by train to Germany and from the windows I could see Poland. This is a beautiful country, I want to see more! The team welcomed me very warmly. Everyone is very nice and I am glad that I passed the tests positively and joined this team. I will certainly learn something from everyone, we will work very hard.”
The team was likewise very excited:
“I am glad that our composition is growing. Cassidy is a player who will fit perfectly into the team not only in a sporty way, but also mentally. It will definitely be a good spirit for our team.” – Coach Piotr Olenderek
“Cassidy Pickrell very quickly acclimatized in Legionowo. The two-week test period has allowed us to dispel doubts and make sure that we want her in our new team.” – Team President Sławomir Supa
At Legionovo, Pickrell will join a team that finished its last season 8-18, standing at 11th place out of 14 teams.
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Pickrell grew up in Coppell, Texas, where she won back-to-back state titles in 2011 and 2012 and won countless individual awards in her prep days. She then attended UC Irvine out of high school, where she earned All-Big West Freshman team honors in her freshman year. She added onto her accolades with an appearance on the 2014 All-Big West First Team in year two. In totality for her two-season stint with the Anteaters, Pickrell logged over 600 kills. As a a junior, Pickrell began her Arizona State career after transferring into the Pac-12. In 2015, she led the Sun Devils with 304 kills. She added 248 more as a senior, and finished her four-year collegiate career with over 1,200 kills.
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Surprise! I’m excited to share why I’ve been in Poland- I am officially playing for @dpd_legionovia in #Legionowo ! Still sporting that red, white, and blue, too😉 looking forward to a full season of growth on and off the court and to spend another year doing what I’ve loved since I was fourteen! AND I get to rep that 22 again 😈 Thank you to anyone who has showed me support! Special S/O to @elitevolley and @ryanjayowens for putting me up for this awesome opportunity and job! Follow my Facebook page in my bio for more updates on season:) #Repost @elitevolley with @get_repost ・・・ No feeling like traveling thousands of miles to a foreign country. Being tested for 10 days and signing in a top 3 European league! . Cassidy PICKRELL (USA) SIGNS SECOND #PROVOLLEY CONTRACT.. IN POLAND A1! Thanks for being prepared and patient! POSITION: RECEIVER (POS 4) CV: bit.ly/PICKRELLcv FB Page: fb.me/cassidypickrellvolley DOB: 18-OCT-1994 HEIGHT: 6’1” (185 cm) WEIGHT: 165 lbs. (74 kg) WINGSPAN: 180 cm BLOCK REACH: 9’10” (299.7 cm) ATTACK REACH: 10’1” (307.3 cm) HITTING HAND: RIGHT @elitevolley’s PROMOTED #EliteVolleyExclusivePlayer @cassidypickrell secures a great job after a tryout with @legionovia in Poland’s #LSK league. . We moved Cass up to our Exclusive after overcoming injury and odds to have a solid season and showing high promise! . Follow her grinding at instagram.com/cassidypickrell Instagram or her FB page above! Our Full Player roster: elitevolley.com/prolist . #elitevolleyfam #elitevolleyagency #cassidypickrellvolley #Volleyball #USAVOLLEYBALL #NCAAvb @Volleymob @sundevilvolleyball #Legionovia #CP22 #newplayer#transfer #siatkówka #siatkarka #SunDevilFight #ForksUp #tryout