Colorado volleyball head coach Jesse Mahoney has announced the signing of three prep standouts to continue their education at CU as part of the 2017 volleyball class.
Jaden Newsome (Houston), Danielle Price (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) and Anyse Smith (Amarillo, Texas) have each signed on to join the Colorado volleyball program next season.
"We are thrilled to welcome such a talented group of student-athletes to Boulder," Mahoney said. "With the additions of Jaden, Danielle and Anyse, we've added three student-athletes with great ability and athleticism, while adding solid depth at three positions of immediate need for our program. These are exceptional student-athletes who will represent the University of Colorado well, not only on the court, but in the classroom and in our community. We expect this group to make a huge impact in our volleyball program and we couldn't be more excited to welcome them to the Buff Family."
Newsome, a four-time letterwinner and two-time team MVP, was recently named a 2016-17 AVCA Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American. A PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace (No. 36), Newsome produced 1,257 assists as a senior, guiding the Clear Brook High School Wolverines to a 25-15 record. Newsome played in 129 sets and also added 251 kills, 113 blocks (63 solos and 50 assists), and 322 digs while hitting .357.
Price was a middle blocker for Chinook High School and helped lead the Coyotes to a 30-14 overall record as a senior. That same year, CHS earned a 9-0 league record.
A four-time first team all-district selection, Smith led the Tascosa High School Rebels to the district championship in 2016. The team recorded a 21-11 overall record while she tallied 646 kills, 367 digs and 78 blocks, while hitting .324. Smith was named the team's most valuable hitter as well as all-state. Early on in the season, she was named the Arlington Invitational Best Tournament Player.