Junior College All-American Signs With West Lib
WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University volleyball coach Kayla Mull announced that she has completed her 2020 recruiting class with the addition of junior college All-American Jenna Caskey from Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College.
The athletic 6-foot-0 outside hitter from Sinclairville, N.Y. focused on volleyball at JCC after excelling as a multi-sport standout at Cassadaga Central (N.Y.) High School. It proved to be a wise decision. Coming off back-to-back NJCAA national tournament runs, Caskey wanted to continue competing at a high level with her next school and said her recruiting trip to WLU turned out to be love at first sight.
“My visit to West Liberty was everything I could have imagined,” Caskey said. “The campus, coaches, and team at West Liberty made a great impression on me and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I came home on a high – even my grandma was sold (she took me on the visit).”
Voted Jamestown CC’s Freshman of the Year after earning All-Conference and All-Region honors a year ago, Caskey saved her best for last with the powerhouse program.
The first-team NJCAA All-American led Jamestown to its third straight regional title and a seventh place finish at the NJCAA national tournament. She finished the year with a team-high 434 kills and also led the team with 93 service aces to go along with 432 digs and 39 blocks.
Caskey was honored as the NJCAA Region III Player of the Year and was the Regional Tournament MVP. Also named to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team at nationals, Caskey finished her Jayhawks’ career with 773 kills and 772 digs to go along with 81 blocks.
“We’re really excited to be adding Jenna to the mix heading into the 2020 season,” Mull said. “She built a great resume with some tremendous accomplishments during her time at Jamestown and that experience will be a major factor in her success as a member of the Lady Hilltoppers.”
Also an outstanding student, Caskey is joining a Hilltopper program that has won 84 matches over the past four years and made it to the “Final Four” of the Mountain East Conference Tournament in three of those seasons.