Feb 24th, 2010 @ 3:19 pm | Author: VCSU Sports Information
Head women's volleyball coach Craig Case is pleased to announce the signing of Central Cass High School standout Trisha Goerts to a Dakota Athletic Conference Letter of Intent for Volleyball and Track and Field. Trisha was raised in Moorhead, Minnesota before moving to Casselton, North Dakota. She is the daughter of Joy and Mike Dunn. 'We're very excited to have Trisha join of our team,' commented Coach Case. 'She comes from a great high school program and she's going to develop into a strong college player for us here at

[image2]The 5'3 defensive specialist had a stellar prep career for the Central Cass Squirrels. She has been honored as an All-District, All-Region, and All-Tournament performer. Trisha also set school records digs in a season. 'Trisha has all of the tools that she needs to be a great defensive player at the college level. I think within just a few weeks of training with us she'll pick up some things that will allow her to compete for a position and eventually I expect her to be an impact player for us,' commented Case.
Trisha not only made an impact on paper for the Squirrels. 'Trisha Goerts has more personality on the court than any player I have seen. She has been an absolute joy to coach over the past three years,' commented Central Cass High School head volleyball coach and VCSU alumnus Dana Stansbery. 'Her enthusiasm, leadership, and strength has been a huge asset to the Squirrel program.'

When asked why she chose Valley City State University and Viking Volleyball Trisha stated, 'The VCSU Volleyball program is very upbeat, which will help me focus, and they are always working and improving.' Goerts added, 'I like the volleyball team and it's a great fit for me.' In terms of the university she stated, 'VCSU is very close to home and it's easy for me to meet new people there. I also found everyone to be very friendly.'

Stansbery added, 'VCSU is going to benefit from having Trisha as a student. She has deep morals and will become a Viking leader on and off campus. As an alumnus I am truly proud to watch her journey as a Viking.'

Trisha is extremely active away from the court. She is an 'A honor-roll' student, placed fourth runner up in the Miss Teen ND USA pageant, and is a life guard at the local pool. 'Trisha just has a great presence about her. Both I and our players really enjoyed spending time with her and are excited for her to join us,' commented Case.

'Our staff has seen Trisha play several times and we were excited to hear of her interest in VCSU. She, like many of our other recruits, possesses great athletic ability and we're excited to get her on campus and start training here. She's not only going to be a great impact on our team, but I also expect her to thrive and have an impact on the entire campus,' stated Case.

Trisha will now be teammates with former Central Cass standout Mariah Martin who will be the starting right side for the Vikings. Goerts also joins Marah Olson (Enderlin, North Dakota), Mattie Cruff (Valley City, North Dakota), Brenna Johansen (Beulah, North Dakota) and Beth Jochim (Cooperstown, North Dakota) as signees for VCSU's 2010 class.