Pumas’ Caylie Seitz To Play Volleyball For Cal State Bakersfield

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

Willing to work hard on the volleyball court, Caylie Seitz has earned a scholarship to play at Cal State Bakersfield after being named North Bay League MVP for Maria Carrillo.

Maria Carrillo's Caylie Seitz (PD file photo).

An All-Empire player as well, Seitz is ready to show her skills for the Roadrunners, an NCAA Division I program.

“I’m excited,” Seitz said. “I just have to work my tail off to get a position. I’m willing to go that extra mile to get in the games.”

Seitz is among a handful of recruits who should make an immediate impact for the Roadrunners, said Bakersfield coach John Price.

“We’re very excited about our 2011 recruiting class,” Price said. “We strongly believe that each of these players has the ability to make significant contributions immediately and we look forward to seeing them all in Roadrunner blue and gold next season.”

Seitz looked at more than a dozen college teams including Iona, Rutgers and UC Riverside before signing with Bakersfield. Playing top level college volleyball is a great opportunity, she said.

“I’m definitely super pumped about that,” Seitz said. “I’m a little nervous. It’s just another journey ahead.”

Also a strong student with a 3.67 grade point average, Seitz plans to study criminology at Bakersfield and go into law enforcement as a career.

An outside hitter for the Pumas during her sterling three year varsity career, Seitz helped lead Maria Carrillo to the North Coast Section Division II semifinals this past season. Seitz was first team All-League and All-Empire as a junior and second team All-League as a sophomore.

She also plays for Empire Volleyball Club, a program that has helped send some of the region’s best players to college teams.