Montana State volleyball adds spring signee

BOZEMAN — First-year Montana State Head Volleyball Coach JJ Riley has signed his first recruit to a National Letter-of-Intent to play for the Bobcats this fall. Chase Doughty, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter from Pleasant View, Utah, will join three newcomers who inked with MSU in November.

Doughty is a three-year letterwinner and an All-Region 5A honorable mention pick at Weber High School. As a senior, she paced the Warriors with 169 kills, 72 digs, 14 aces and ten blocks. In addition, Doughty is a three-time all-academic honoree.

“The MSU volleyball program is very excited to welcome Chase Doughty to our family,” Riley said. “Chase brings great athleticism, passion, desire, and integrity to this program. We look for her to not only make a tremendous impact on the court, but also the right impact on our culture.

“This past year Chase has worked very hard to grow in all aspects of her game and the improvements are evident,” Riley said. “We are very familiar with her club coaches and directors so we know that Chase will be more than prepared to compete at a high level. She is never satisfied and has the thirst for growth that we are looking for.”

Doughty played for Club V on its U18 squad. Club V is one of the most elite and biggest programs based out of Salt Lake City. She is one of eight players from Club V that signed NCAA Division I NLIs this season.

Doughty will join Katie Ireland, a 5-10 setter from Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Natalie Passeck, a 5-11 outside hitter from Parker, Colorado; and Marissa Quilici, a 6-3 middle blocker from El Dorado Hills, California, as part of the 2014-15 Bobcat volleyball recruiting class.

— MSU Sports Information