Alta Loma High School volleyball standout Kylie Szczepanski (right) has decided on a college.
The 6-foot-1 middle blocker is headed to NAIA Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash., right outside of Seattle.
Szczepanski was a starter on a Braves team that won a CIF Division 4AA title last year and marched all the way to the Division 4 state championship match.
She has been relied upon even more this year as one of just two returning players and has helped the Braves to a 25-7 record, a Mt. Baldy League title and No. 2 ranking in Division 4AA.
Szczepanski has recorded 75 kills and 64 total blocks and recently earned All-Tournament honors at an event the Braves competed in at Crescenta Valley.
She plans to major in biology/pre-med and much of the decision came down to academics.
“The school is very hands on and has great resources in the science department,” she said. “They have a lot of new technology and it will be a great place to learn.”
Of course Szczepanski also liked the volleyball end of her official visit in September. She also made an unofficial trip to the school with her family.
“I really liked the coach and it was a great group of girls. They were very welcoming,” she said.