The Saddleback women's volleyball program was back in the news this week when the volleyball office announced that sophomore Kelli Dowell will continue her playing career at Vanguard University. Dowell will play on the beach for the Lions after finishing up at Saddleback.
Dowell has been in the volleyball program for two years at Saddleback, both on the beach and indoors. She's currently in her second season in the gym for a Gaucho squad that is 13-6 overall and 6-2 in the Orange Empire Conference.
Dowell leads the indoor team with 227 digs and 40 service aces this season. She had a season-high 25 digs against Irvine Valley September 22 and a season-high five aces against Colorado Northwestern August 26.
Vanguard University is located in Costa Mesa, California, and plays under the NAIA umbrella in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
Dowell is a 2016 graduate of Redlands East Valley High School.