Katie Ruff signs to play volleyball with Catawba Valley

Published 7:35 pm Thursday, February 21, 2013

Polk County High School senior Katie Ruff plans to take the court next fall as a member of the Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team.

“We are so excited to add Katie to our line-up for this fall. Her versatility on the court is a huge asset,” said CVCC Head Volleyball Coach Shannon Hudson. “Katie is dedicated to the game and her passion is evident on the court.”

Last season, Ruff helped lead the Lady Wolverines past the Brevard Blue Devils in the second round of playoffs 25-17.

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PCHS Head Volleyball Coach Heather Claussen said Ruff has been a huge asset for the Lady Wolverines.

“This year she helped by leading our team to the semi-finals with her ability to play any position and her work ethic,” Claussen said. “I’ve really enjoyed coaching Katie. As a person and a volleyball player she will be missed from our program but will be a great addition to Catawba’s team.  I’m really happy and proud of her.”

Ruff, as a senior, had 214 attack kills, 26 total blocks, 187 digs and 35 serving aces. She and the Wolverines were 21-6 overall and 13-1 in the league.