February 25, 2014

Makayla Dole Joins SHU Women's Volleyball Class of 2018

FAIRFIELD, CONN. (February 25, 2014)—Head Coach Rob Machan announces the addition of Makayla Dole of Cypress, Calif. to the Sacred Heart women's volleyball team class of 2018.

"We are very excited to add a player of Makayla's abilities to our team next season," said Machan. "She is a very strong attacker and will add great physicality to an already strong team."

A four-year varsity team member at Western High School, Dole was a starting middle blocker her freshman season before improving to an all-around player. After earning the Most Improved award as a rookie, she led the Pioneers to the CIF semi-finals her sophomore season when she was named Western High School's Female Athlete of the Year.

In her final season at Western, Dole tallied 886 kills, 42 service aces, 36 blocks and 16 assists.

"Makayla will be an excellent fit for our team and style of play. She is a very strong attacker and server and is also very comfortable passing," said Machan.

The Cypress native was named All-League second team before receiving first team honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In addition to being named Team MVP in her final three seasons at Western, Dole was named All-League MVP after her sophomore campaign.

Remaining in the top 25 in her class, Dole was a four-time Empire League Scholar-Athlete, and four-time Western High School Scholar-Athlete.

Starting her club career in seventh grade, Dole led the Starlings of Santa Ana to the Surf City Regionals. She played one season with the Surf City Volleyball Club before spending three seasons with TCA volleyball club.

A well-rounded athlete, Dole also played three seasons of softball, and one season of soccer at Western.