June 26, 2007
Former Eastern Washington University volleyball player Brittney Page will join Cajasur de Cordoba, a professional volleyball team, later this summer. She just wrapped up an impressive career with the Eagles in the fall with First Team All-Big Sky Conference accolades.
The team she will be playing for is located in historic Cordoba, Spain, a city which likely was the largest city in the world in the 10th century. The current population of the city located in southern Spain is 321,164.
"I am really proud of her," Eagle head coach Wade Benson said. "The team and the coaching staff are very proud of her. She has been a wonderful program player. She waited her turn a couple years as she progressed as a player and then was an outstanding senior who we could rely on.
"She is definitely a pro-caliber athlete, and her training will help her in her next endeavor. We're interested to watch how she keeps progressing."
Cajasur de Cordoba will be playing in the Superliga 2 for the first time this season and has added three former NCAA Division I players to its roster to help prepare the team for the top competition it will face in 2007-08. The two other players are Renata Dargan, a former player at Purdue from 2002-05, and Lindsey Noll, who finished up her career at San Diego State in 2005 after playing the previous three years for Missouri.
"I am excited to go somewhere far away in a different culture," Page said. "I have been here (at Eastern) five years, so it is nice to go somewhere else and see something different. There are players from all over the world on my team, so that is exciting.
"I don't know what the competition is going to be like and the language barrier will be hard because I don't speak a word of Spanish. There will be a lot of surprises for me, but I am excited."
Page also took a moment to look back on her time at Eastern Washington.
"It has been a long journey," Page said. "We have been through everything. I met some of my best friends here who I will know for a long time. That's the most important thing to me, as well as learning a lot of lessons from playing volleyball and being a part of this program - things you can't learn somewhere else."
Cajasur de Cordoba will see its season begin on Oct. 13.