WSU volleyball adds Lana Radakovic to 2023 roster

Middle blocker strengthens Cougs biggest weakness – depth



WSU associate head coach Burdette Greeny sings fight song following spring match, April 2 at at Bohler Gym.

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While much of the WSU volleyball team spends time together in Náfplio, Greece, the recruiting team stays hard at work as the team announced via Twitter that they have added a middle blocker to the 2023 roster. 

Lana Radakovic, previously of UC Davis, is set to join Shea Rubright, Magda Jehlárová and Jasmine Martin as the team’s blockers entering the new year. 

Radakovic joined UC Davis in 2019, playing in 68 matches and making 41 starts over her three seasons with the team. The 2021 Big West Conference All-Academic Team member made 10 starts in 2021 and started in 29 matches in 2022. 

In high school, Radakovic was a winner who led her school to several league and section titles during her playing career. 

In 2019, her first season at UC Davis, Radakovic had 14 blocks and 24 kills over 24 sets played. After missing 2020 due to the season being suspended because of the pandemic, the middle blocker came back to tally 84 blocks and 191 kills over 111 sets. 

The 1.72 kills per set she had in 2021 was the highest mark of her three seasons, although her attack percentage was lower than what she put up in her best year, 2022. 

In 2022, she tied her block total of 84.0, while also tallying 159 kills over 96 sets. Her 0.83 blocks per set and .351 attack percentage were the best marks of her career and are marks that WSU is looking for her to replicate for the team in 2023.