TCU Volleyball Fall 2020 Season Overview
This past weekend the TCU volleyball team took on #2 Baylor in Waco, Texas, where the Bears swept them two nights in a row. Baylor showed they are a tough team both nights and gave the Horned Frogs a run for their money, but they did not go down without a fight.
During the first game, we saw junior Katie Clark lead the team in double-digit kills making this her 28th match in her career where she has recorded double-digit kills. We got to see the sophomore transfer, Mykayla Myers, at work where she and teammate Afedo Manyang had the only block of the first match. In the second match, Myers set a new career-high with five kills. Also, during the second match, we got to see freshman Kate Georgiades record double-digit digs with 17 in total. This week the Horned Frogs will be hosting the Red Raiders in hopes of evening their record.
New Faces this Season
This season they have two new assistant coaches who bring years of experience and talent along with them. Eysha Ambler is coming in from Auburn. There she was also an assistant coach and earned them their highest-ranking recruiting class in 2018. Kyle Luongo comes in from Pepperdine. He was also an assistant coach and helped recruit two nationally ranked classes. He also helped the team reach the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2018.
The team has also added five new players to their roster this year. All of them are bringing top tier talent to the team and bring much excitement. Grayson Schirpik, freshman OH/DS, is coming from Leander, Texas, after playing on varsity all four years and being named All-District all four years too. Makayla Myers, sophomore MB, is coming from Washington State, where she played in 10 sets with six kills, but before starting her college career, she was a phenomenal player in high school.
In freshman OH, Taylor Raiola is coming from Arizona. She played on varsity all four years of high school and led them to the state championship three years in a row. Kate Georgiades, freshman DS/L, is coming from College Station, Texas. There she played for her high school along with the Texas Advantage Volleyball team at the club level. Alyssa Heist, freshman S, is coming in from El Paso, Texas. She played for her high school and received many accolades that include All-District Setter of the Year, All-City Setter of the Year, and many others.
Story by Lola Westbrook, Public Relations & Sports Journalist Intern for Campus Live.