SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Cal Poly head beach volleyball coach Todd Rogers and the athletic department announced Wednesday that Josie Ulrich has signed a national letter of intent to continue her beach volleyball and academic career at Cal Poly starting in the fall of 2019.
Ulrich, a native of Ventura, Calif. who is currently a senior at Ventura High School, has been a California Beach Volleyball Association AAA rated player since 2017. At the 2018 CBVA Open Pays to Play tournament, Ulrich placed fifth. She has played club for the Valley Girls Beach Club in Ventura.
Ulrich has also made the honor roll at Ventura High School all four years and is academically ranked in the top-10 at the school.
"I am excited to announce the signing of Josie Ulrich to the CP Beach squad!", head coach Todd Rogers said of Ulrich. "Josie is one of the top defenders in the 2019 high school graduating class and will bring her defensive prowess to the Pismo Beach sands next year. (She) has been well coached by Jen Pavley at the Valley Girls Beach Club and comes in to the program as an accomplished AAA CBVA player having won numerous tournaments up and down the coast of California. She will be a fantastic addition to our 2019-20 beach volleyball team!"
Ulrich said she plans to major in Kinesiology and chose Cal Poly "because it is the best combination of beach volleyball, outdoor adventures, and academics."