Rams Volleyball Adds Commitment from Spain

FORT COLLINS – Sarah Colombo has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Volleyball at Colorado State University, the third commitment for the coming season received by coach Tom Hilbert.

Colombo join Jacqueline Van Liefde and Ciera Zimmerman who signed National Letters of Intent during the 2017 signing period in November.

Colombo has a strong background in volleyball in her native Spain. She took her first-big step in volleyball in 2013 when she was selected for the U14 Milan Provincial Team where she was the starting middle blocker and helped her team to a regional gold medal.

She followed that being selected for the U15 Lombardy Regional team in 2014 and again played middle, guiding her squad to a national silver medal. In 2015, Sasha was selected to participate at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Georgia, winning a bronze medal. More recently, she helped her team win the Provincial Finals in 2017 before advancing to the national finals with her U18 team. Currently she is playing with Pallavolo Don Colleoni in series B1 playing opposite and is fifth in the league in points.

She was attracted to CSU "because of the highly competitive volleyball team with an excellent coach who achieves consistently good results. It has great training facilities, interesting course opportunities and an attractive green campus. I felt friendly vibes and I think it is a nice-sized campus within a beautiful environment.”

 Hilbert feels Colombo will have an impact on the team because of her experience.

“Sasha brings a lot competence and maturity to both the middle and right-side position – both positions that we need to add depth to," he said. "She has played at a very high level in Italy, playing at the B1 level and I like the league she plays in. She also a great student and a really interesting person and I like that cultural diversity in our team.”