May 27, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State indoor volleyball head coach Chris Poole announced the signing of Cecilie Woie, a libero from Norway that will join the Seminoles this fall.
“We are very excited about Cecilie and her potential for our program,” Poole said. “Cecilie has played at the highest level in Norway and competed against countries throughout Europe in both indoor and sand volleyball. She has excellent speed for a libero and relentless on defense. Katie (Mosher) will be a senior this fall and has been a great leader for our program. Cecilie has a chance to learn under several of our older liberos and defensive specialists this year.”
A five-year member of the Norwegian junior national team, Woie became one of the youngest members of the senior national team in 2014. She made her national team debut in May by playing in the first round qualification for the 2015 CEV volleyball European Championships.
As a member of the junior team, Woie was named the NEVZA (Northern European Volleyball Zonal Association) “Best Libero” for the 2011 and 2012 tournaments while helping Norway to the silver medal in 2011.
Woie is a member of the Oksil Volleyball Club, where she led her team to the gold medal at the Norwegian Club National Championships in 2014 after five runner-up finishes in previous years. Woie was a three-time “Best Libero” at the event (2011, 2012, 2014).
In addition to her success on the indoor courts, Woie is also a tremendous sand player. She was selected to compete at the U19 World Championships in 2013. Woie was a part of the winning pair that took the Norwegian National Championships in 2010.
“Ever since I started at TopVolley Norway I have enjoyed combining both studies and volleyball,” Woie said. “I knew that the only way for me to continue this was if I went to the United States. I believe that going to Florida State is the perfect way for me to develop both as a person and as a player. The program is great and I am so excited and beyond grateful for this opportunity.”
Woie is a 2014 graduate of Sauda Vidaregaaande Skule where she was a part of TopVolley – a high school volleyball program.
Woie will be admitted as a freshman, joining Milica Kubura and junior transfers Mercedes Vaughn and Karlie Hauer in the 2014 signing class. For more information on FSU indoor volleyball visit Twitter and Facebook.