UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western Bulldogs head volleyball coach Lisa Griffiths announced the signing Missoula, Mont. native Maddie Mansch to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. By Lowell Peterson University of Montana Western Bulldogs head volleyball coach Lisa Griffiths announced the signing Missoula, Mont. native Maddie Mansch to a Frontier Conference/NAIA letter of intent. Mansch is transferring to Montana Western from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash. where she played one year of volleyball. She played in all 17 matches for Columbia Basin and led the team in both set assists and total service aces. Mansch will be a sophomore with three years of eligibility at Montana Western. “I’m incredibly excited to welcome Maddie Mansch back to Montana and to add her to the Bulldog volleyball program,” Griffiths said. “Maddie will add immediate depth and competition to the setting position and will bring positive energy and work ethic to the gym every day.” Mansch played four years of varsity volleyball at Missoula Loyola Sacred Heart High School. She was all-conference as a sophomore and junior and named to the all-state volleyball team her senior season. Mansch also competed in basketball, track and tennis in high school. She earned all-conference honors in basketball (as a senior) and track (as a freshman). Mansch finished in fourth place at the divisional tennis tournament her senior year. Mansch lettered in volleyball and basketball (four years), track (freshman and sophomore years) and tennis (junior and senior years) at Loyola Sacred heart. She was a six-time recipient of the athletic all-academic award. Mansch is the daughter of Larry and Kim Mansch and plans to major in health and human performance and nutrition at Montana Western.