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Kaylin Squyres signs Pro Contract

By ncvc, 06/02/16, 1:00PM PDT


DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis women’s volleyball standout Kaylin Squyres signed with the professional team Hôtel Cristal VFM (Volleyball Franches-Montagnes) in May, the club announced Wednesday.

An alumna of Rocklin’s Whitney High School and the Northern California Volleyball Club, Squyres enjoyed a stellar Aggie career from 2012-15. She earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors in each of her final two seasons, a span that also included four Big West Player of the Week nods. Squyres also became the ninth player in school history to amass 1,000 career kills, finshing sixth all-time with 1,197. She led the Big West in that category as a junior and a senior.

Last fall, Squyres became just the second player in school history to surpass both 400 kills and 400 digs in a season, achieving career-high totals of 491 and 403. More recently, she was one of just six players from the conference to earn an invitation to the Women’s National Team tryouts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

“I’m so excited about this opportunity to continue my volleyball career and to keep growing become the best player I can be,” said Squyres. “Playing in a whole new country will be an incredible experience, I can’t wait for this next adventure of my life and to see what else is out there.”

The 25-year-old VFM is based in the municipality of Saignelégier, near the France-Switzerland border. The team competes in Swiss Volley’s 10-team Ligue Nationale A. Training begins in early September, with official LNA matches beginning in October. Squyres is one of two American players on VFM, along with former Colorado setter Nicole Edelman.

Squyres continues a trend of Aggie volleyball players playing professionally overseas. In recent years, Betsy Sedlak, Allison Whitson and Lindsay Dowd have played for professional clubs.