Former Washington Huskies star outside hitter and libero Cassie Strickland has signed with WoVo Rovaniemi in the Finnish League.
Standing at 5’8″ originally from Huntington Beach, California, Strickland was an outside hitter her first two seasons with the Huskies before transitioning to libero in her final two years. WoVo’s team website lists her as an outside hitter though.
In total for her career at Washington, Strickland totaled 1,544 digs, 307 kills, 227 assists, 152 aces and 67 blocks. Her award list is lengthy too, as she was the 2014 Pac-12 Libero of the Year, All-Pac-12 in 2015 and a member of the AVCA All-America Honorable Mention team in 2015.
Strickland was also an award-winning player in the sand, as she played with the Washington beach team as well. She graduated following the 2016 beach season (and 2015 indoor year) with this signing representing her first move to play overseas volleyball.
Wovo Rovaniemi could use the addition, as they are currently in last place in the Finnish League. They’ve played 13 matches and have yet to win one, as they sit eight points behind eighth place and a spot in the playoffs.