The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s volleyball program announced the verbal commitment of Salann Gilbert, a 6-foot middle hitter for the Solon Springs High School Eagles.
Gilbert has been a four-year All-Indianhead conference player for the Eagles. This year she was named The Superior Telegram Co-Player of the Year along with Northwestern's Lindsay Taipale, an outside hitter who has already announced she will play volleyball for the Yellowjackets.
“We are very excited to have Salann become a part of our university and women’s volleyball program,” UWS coach Lynne Deadrick said. "Gilbert is a great addition for us. She possesses great skills and is a competitor.”
Gilbert is a three-sport athlete at Solon Springs, competing in volleyball, basketball and softball, but has plans to pursue only volleyball at this time. She is also involved in National Honor Society, has played club volleyball (going to an invite only national tournament in Hawaii last season) and also spends time coaching youth volleyball at Solon Springs Elementary.
Salann is the daughter of Todd and Cindy Gilbert, and at the current time is undecided in an academic major. Her brother, Zach, and sister, Ciara, also attend UWS.
“I'm excited to play as a Yellowjacket and in front of my family," Gilbert said. "I thought going away was going to be what I wanted but I think staying around here will benefit me more in the long run."