Kassie Woodie, daughter of Chris and Lael Allred and Paul and Kim Woodie, officially signed her letter of intent to play for the Eastern Wyoming Lancers next season on a volleyball scholarship under long-time head coach Verl Petsch Jr. Woodie is the tenth volleyball player from SVHS to earn a collegiate scholarship since 2003. Recent Star Valley graduates who played at EWC include Cassidy Carlisle and Katie Bradfield. According to the family, Eastern Wyoming was one of several institutions that expressed interest but they impressed them with their loyalty.
Woodie earned all-conference honors in the 4A West this past season and also earned all-state recognition in Wyoming’s 4A classification. In addition, she was named the 4A West Player of the Year.
A player who had the versatility to move to several different positions on the court, Woodie took possession of the setter position her senior year while occasionally blasting opponents with unexpected kills.
In her junior and senior seasons, she compiled 554 digs and 253 kills as well as 125 blocks. Woodie really shined with her assists this past season where she compiled 1,033 for the season and a whopping career total of 1,822.
Kassie picked up information about the recruiting process from several sources.
“It is a hard process,” she added. “It takes a lot of effort to work through it. I’ve had lot of family support throughout high school and also with this decision. I really want to thank them for that.”
Woodie also spoke with several SVHS grads who had collegiate playing experience.
“I’ve talked to several of the players who have earned scholarships from Star Valley,” she concluded. “Especially Rylie Perry, she really helped me out.”
Woodie played varsity matches all four years of high school, playing under two different head coaches; Brandy Taylor and Kathy Robinson.
In her junior year, she helped the team to return to the State Tournament. In her senior season, the Lady Braves went 24-13 in Wyoming’s largest classification, including an impressive 7-3 conference mark and an automatic bid to the culminating event.
She was also an all-conference selection for the Lady Braves basketball program this past season where she averaged 6.8 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game and led the team in assists.