College Volleyball: Three Roadrunners sign with WOU
Albany Democrat Herald-June 10, 2015
Linn-Benton's Paige Kelsey, Natasha Bogdanovic and Sarah Brown have inked volleyball letters of intent with Western Oregon.
Kelsey and Bogdanovic both graduated from Crescent Valley High in 2013 and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Brown, a 2013 Madras grad, will also be a junior next fall.
Linn-Benton coach Jayme Frazier said all three will be playing vital roles as the Wolves attempt to fill gaps left by injury, eligibility and graduation.
Also leaving the Roadrunners is former West Albany star Amber Parker, who signed with Corban last December. Parker has three years of eligibility remaining.
2014 Women's Volleyball
Price of Admission to Home Volleyball games:
General Admission: $3.00 per person
The following are admitted free of charge with appropriate ID: LBCC Students; LBCC Staff; Military Personnel; LBCC Alumni; Children under 12 years of age
Results from Games Played:
To keep up to date with results from games played, visit http://www.nwacsports.org/volleyball for scores and standings.
Player Named to NWAC’s 2014 All-Academic team:
Natasha ‘Sasha” Bogdanovic, M/OPP, was selected for NWAC’s 2014 All-Academic team. Sasha is a Political Science major with a 3.51 GPA, and a Corvallis Crescent Valley High School graduate. She received a full volleyball scholarship to Western Oregon University, where she started spring term 2015.
“The environment and the teachers at LBCC helped me to achieve my academic goals. Class sizes have always been super good. I never had a class where I didn’t feel a personal connection with my classmates and instructors. Also, being part of Volleyball team helped a lot, because there’s a lot of structure and there’s always someone you can ask questions and get a lot of help. Coach Frazier sets us up with study tables, and pairs incoming freshman with one of the sophomores on the team to show them the ropes. Keeping your priorities straight is important. I always keep my studies and my education first - and Volleyball is the second important thing to me. Volleyball is an opportunity - rather than a task I had to complete, so I felt like I could have a little more fun with that, but still had to take my class work seriously. Plus, I feel like sports and schoolwork go hand-in-hand, because with sports you have a lot of pressure to keep your grades up to help the team GPA for stats. Being on the team helped me to connect with my instructors. When they find out I’m on the team, they always ask me about where we are playing, and try to come watch my games.”
What’s your favorite thing to eat after the game? “Burritos with lots of guacamole! Qdoba's – spicey!”
Quick video interview with Natasha “Sasha” Bogdanovic: