Mustang junior headed to top volleyball school

Jared Baker – Mustangs Ahead

LRHS junior Ashley Pater will take her volleyball skills to USC

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS junior Ashley Pater has committed to play division I NCAA beach volleyball at the University of Southern California (USC).

Pater said, “I choose USC for many different reasons. As soon as I visited the campus, I knew that USC was the perfect school for me and where I wanted to go. The beach volleyball team also won the 2021 NCAA beach volleyball national championships, which is amazing.”

Pater began beach volleyball at the age of 11 after playing indoor volleyball through her childhood.

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Pater said her favorite moment during her beach volleyball career was winning one of the largest youth beach volleyball events, the P1440 16u national championship, this summer with teammate Jordan Boulware, who is also a commit to USC.

Pater continued, “The coaches at USC are great and going to push me to the next level. The girls that they are recruiting are amazing players and are going to push and help me prepare for post college playing.”

With the help of fellow players and coaches, Pater is excited about taking her volleyball career to the next level and is eager to get started at USC.