FALLRBOOK – Local volleyball player, Shayli Coppock, announced her intent to play volleyball for Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. Coppock, a 5’10” outside hitter, wrapped up her high school playing career with the Linfield Christian School Lions in Temecula, Calif., and will now become a Wildcat with Linfield College.
Coppock’s high school career was noteworthy with recognition as a two year first-team, all-league, Big Sky player, an all-tournament player in a Hemet, Calif. contest, offensive player of the year and one of the captains of her Lion team.
“I am excited to play NCAA volleyball and really looking forward to working with Coach Shane,” Coppock said. Linfield College volleyball coach Shane Kimura has won more games and coached in more matches than any active Northwest Conference coach. Kimura enters his 32nd season with a record of 578-398. Among active coaches, Kimura’s 578 wins ranks among the top 10 in NCAA Division III. He is the longest-tenured college volleyball coach on the West Coast.
Coppock added, “It is such a beautiful campus, it has a rich history and a great music department.”
Linfield is one of the oldest colleges in the Pacific Northwest. It traces its roots to a time of expansion and excitement on the Western frontier. The Baptist College at McMinnville was chartered in 1858 by the Oregon Territorial Legislature. It was later named Linfield College.
Coppock is set to graduate high school in June and will report to Linfield College in early August where she will play volleyball and major in music.