Pollastro Picks Golden Eagles

Pollastro Picks Golden Eagles

Cali Pollastro signed her letter of intent to play volleyball for the Utah State Eastern Golden Eagles. Photo by Brayden Flack

ROCK SPRINGS — Rock Springs High School (RSHS) senior volleyball player, Cali Pollastro, signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at the collegiate level with the Utah State Eastern (USE) Golden Eagles on Monday evening.

“I’m so excited to be a part of such an amazing program,” Pollastro said. “I was able to go see Utah State Eastern and I just fell in love with it.”

The Lady Tiger middle blocker has been a key part of the Tigers’ success over the last four years and will get a shot to make an impact for the Golden Eagles next year.

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Pollastro grew up playing a variety of sports, but fell in love with volleyball and made the decision to pursue an opportunity to play at the next level during her sophomore year. After her volleyball season ended, she had a hip surgery which sidelined her from basketball. With some downtime on her hands, she began researching and putting herself out there in a few different recruiting programs.

Initially, Pollastro was open to playing anywhere, but eventually narrowed down her search to schools in Utah. Westminister College and Dixie State University were on her list, but when USE gave her a look, she felt it was a perfect match.

After watching some of Pollastro’s film, USE Head Coach Danielle Jensen reached out to her. In the fall of 2019, Pollastro went down to watch the team play. Instantly, she knew it was where she wanted to go.

“From what I could see and the feeling there, I knew it’s where I needed to be,” Pollastro said.

While she is excited to begin her new journey in Price, Utah, she is eager to watch the RSHS volleyball program grow and develop.

Cali and her family pose for a picture after the signing. Photo by Brayden Flack

“I’m really looking forward to seeing how the volleyball program here evolves too. There are very strong classes coming in behind me. As excited as I am to move on to the next chapter of my life, I’m going to be super excited to see what they can do too,” Pollastro said.

Pollastro said her favorite memory from her time at RSHS comes from the 2019 season when the Lady Tigers beat Star Valley at the regional tournament, qualifying the team for the state tournament for the first time in seven years.

According to Pollastro, she will play as a middle blocker for the Gold Eagles, the same position she played at RSHS.

Currently, Pollastro isn’t sure what she wants to study, but she is interested in potentially studying Business Design.