Auburn Riverside’s Camden Heilborn to play volleyball at Western Washington

Will join sister Calley Heilborn at Bellingham school

Auburn Riverside High School setter Camden Heilborn will join her sister next season on the Western Washington University volleyball team in Bellingham.

Western coach Diane Flick-Williams announced last week four high school recruits who will join the Vikings in the fall.

Heilborn helped lead Auburn Riverside to four league titles and a pair of state titles as a freshman and sophomore. The 5-9 Heilborn was twice selected as the 4A NPSL Olympic MVP and was a two-time All-State selection.

As a senior in 2019 Heilborn recorded 846 assists, 274 digs, 57 blocks, 36 service aces and 123 kills to earn First Team All-State honors. Heilborn is the younger sister of current Viking pin or outside hitter Calley Heilborn, the 2019 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and First Team All-West Region and Third Team All-American selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

“Camden has been on our radar since the 7th grade,” Flick-Williams said in a news release. “We have waited a long time to get her in our gym, and I am beyond excited that the time is finally here. She has the tools we look for in a setter…super quick, great hands, and plays every point with every ounce of energy that she has.”

Western’s other recruits included defensive specialist Brooklynne Boesel of Brewster, middle blocker Sophia Carter of Prairie High in Vancouver and outside hitter Katie King of Burlington-Edison.

Western has advanced to the NCAA Division II Championships in each of the last eight seasons and 14 of the last 19.