San Jose, Calif.— Rylie Satran, a 5-10 beach volleyball player from Phoenix, Ariz., will join the San José State beach volleyball team for the 2018-19 school year, as announced by Spartan head coach Aaron Shepardson.
Satran will graduate from Arcadia High School in Phoenix this month after playing on her school’s beach and indoor teams. Her beach team finished the 2018 season ranked 11th in Arizona. Satran and her playing partner, Lexi Sweeny, were seeded sixth at the 2018 AIA Beach Volleyball Pairs Division I State Championship. She has been named a finalist for the Arizona High School Beach Volleyball Player of the Year. Satran also played club for RPM SAND in Phoenix.
Her beach experience is extensive, earning bids for the 2018 AAU Beach and USAV Beach National Championships this summer. Satran qualified for the following events in 2017 – AAU Beach Junior Olympics, USAV Beach Championships and AVP First Beach National Championships. She placed first at the 2017 AVP First Chicago Open and second at the AAU Midwest Super Regional.
A three-year start for the indoor team, Satran recorded 449 digs, 145 kills and 37 service aces her senior year. She was a first team All-5A Northwest Conference and All-City of Scottsdale honoree in 2017.
“I chose to commit to San José State University because from the moment I met the coaches, staff, and players, I felt an immediate sense of family, and a common drive to become the best volleyball program in the country. SJSU’s strong academic reputation, beautiful campus and the Bay Area culture all played a key role in my decision. The Spartan volleyball motto 'Team First' says it all. I am so excited to become a part of the Spartan family!”
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