STORRS, Conn. – Head coach Kris Grunwald and the UConn volleyball team have announced the addition of Isabelle Peterson, middle blocker from Gardnerville, Nev., to the Class of 2021 – joining three other incoming freshmen.
Peterson joins Ally Barrett, Courtney Morris and Londyn Johnson to be part of the Huskies’ freshman class in 2017. The four incoming players will balance out a roster of three sophomores, four juniors, and three seniors.
“We are very excited to add Izzy to the Husky family,” said Grunwald. “She is a tireless worker who has an engrained work ethic that will help continue to build the culture in our program.”
A two-time volleyball captain at Douglas High School, Peterson is a two-time First Team All-League player – including a nod to the All-State Second Team as a senior. She ranked second in the league in kills (300) and hitting percentage (.341) in her final year.
“Having a family full of fitness professionals has provided her a true understanding of what it takes on a daily basis to compete at the next level,” said Grunwald. “She is a versatile athlete with the ability to compete as a middle blocker as well as a pin player.”
Peterson finished second in the league in blocks as a sophomore (73) and a junior (83), on her way to being a four-time Record Courier Athlete of the Week. Her performance in the classroom made her an Academic All-American and three-time Nevada All-State Academic Team.
Isabelle is the daughter of Clay and Missy Peterson. She has three older brothers – Jake, Brock and Conner, two of whom play collegiate sports. Jake Peterson played football at Penn and Conner Peterson plays rugby at Utah State.
Peterson is an intended business/financing major, as she prepares to enter her first year at UConn in the fall.