Surrounded by friends and family, Dakota Valley senior Taylor Wilshire signed a letter of intent to play volleyball with Wayne State College Nov. 11. Wilshire is a 5’6” libero/defensive specialist. Wilshire said she plans on going into the medical field, but isn’t sure what area she wants to go into. For now, her plans are to major in chemistry.

Wilshire signs for volleyball

DV head volleyball coach Mary Miller, Taylor Wilshire and assistant coach Lonnie Bermel and, in the back, DV Activities Director Bill Clements, pose for a picture after Wilshire signed her letter of intent to attend Wayne State College to play volleyball.

“Taylor is a solid ball control player that finds a way to make plays defensively,” stated Wayne State Coach Scott Kneifl. “She has been really well coached in both high school and in club and has a big upside.”

The other signees are Jazlin De Haan, a 6’ outside hitter from MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Iowa, Gabrielle Gergen, a 5’8” setter from Janesville High School in Iowa and Kalli Kroeker, a 6’ middle blocker from Norris High School in Nebraska.

Last year, WSC went 24-7 (14-6 in the conference) and took 5th place out of 16 teams. NSIC is considered the best Division II conference in America.