The Falcon | Volume 83, Issue 53
Boise State transfer emerges as team leader
By , Staff Reporter
Published: October 10 2012
Three years ago, senior outside hitter Cailin Fellows never could have imagined she would be spending her final college season at Seattle Pacific. But she is making every moment count.
Fellows has been with the Falcons since the start of the 2011 season after transferring from Boise State. She has been an enormous asset to the team through her aggressive attacks at the net and multiple double-double games.
“Cailin is looking very good on the outside,” head coach Chris Johnson said. “Her attack is pretty darn good.”
Her statistics back up Johnson’s claim. Fellows has broken her career high for hits in a single game three times this season alone.
As a senior, Fellows has been thoroughly enjoying her last year at SPU.
“Everyone wants to go out with a bang their senior season,” Fellows said. “I set a lot of goals for myself this year, and I’ve been working hard at reaching those goals.”
The numbers she has been putting up reflect her hard work. Earlier this season, Fellows reached a major milestone-- 2,000 career attacks.
Considering she is an impact player, it is hard to imagine Fellows not playing for SPU. Her first two years of college were spent as a Bronco at Boise State.
During her tenure there, she also put up impressive numbers. In 30 games, Fellows started in 23 of them and scored 75 kills. Though she had a successful volleyball career at BSU, there was something missing as a whole for Fellows.
“I really wanted a school that had more of a focus on academics, and SPU definitely has that,” Fellows said.
She is working on an Elementary Education degree, which will allow her to become an elementary teacher, most likely teaching third grade, once she graduates.
Not only did SPU have a stronger student-athlete program, it also had the added benefit of being 20 minutes away from her home in Edmonds.
For now, Fellows is focused on finishing her last year at SPU strong on the court and in school.
“I’m really going to miss it, I probably won’t miss the 6 a.m. workouts, though, ”Fellows said, “Being a student athlete has been the greatest experience of my life.”
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