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    Kelly Claes
    Kelly  Claes

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Fullerton, Calif.

    High School:
    El Dorado HS

    Height:
    6-2

    Experience:
    1V

    03/28/2015

    No. 1 Trojans Complete Perfect Week With Sweep of Arizona State

    The Women of Troy improved to 12-0 on the season with their win over the Sun Devils

    03/27/2015

    No. 1 USC Levels Lobos and Lopes In Desert Duals

    The Women of Troy extended their winning streak to 11 matches to open the season

    03/26/2015

    No. 1 Trojans Sweep Bakersfield and Saint Mary's For Ninth Straight

    The Women of Troy continued their undefeated run to open the season with a pair of 5-0 wins at Merle Norman

    03/24/2015

    No. 1 USC Takes Down No. 3 Pepperdine in 3-2 Victory

    The Women of Troy stayed undefeated and handed the Waves just their second loss of the season

    03/21/2015

    Claes and Hughes Capture Queen of the Beach Crown

    The Women of Troy won all three duals and produced the pairs tournament champion in Hawai'i

    2015
    Kelly Claes enters her sophomore season with the Women of Troy.

    2014
    Claes joined USC for the 2014 spring semester after graduating a semester early from high school… completed her first season with a 34-7 overall individual record… went 33-7 with partner Alexa Strange primarily at court two where they were 22-3 in dual matches… advanced to the quarterfinals of the USC tournament and to the semifinals of the Rainbow Wahine Spring Challenge… won the silver flight of the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge with Strange… advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-12 Invitational… earned an invitation to the AVCA Pairs Championship field; lost in the round of 16… had a 18-match winning steak from March 27 through April 20. 

    INTERNATIONAL
    Claes joined with current Trojan Sara Hughes to win a silver medal at the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships in Cyprus… won the 2014 NORCECA silver medal in Boqueron, Puerto Rico… captured bronze at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships in Portugal… the duo also won gold at the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Championships and the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour Santa Monica Open in 2013.

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
    Claes was a 2014 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and tabbed the top sand volleyball recruit in the nation… earned All-CIF Division 1A and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team honors as a 2013 senior setter at El Dorado High in Placentia (Calif.)… set a school record with 39 kills in a single match… as a junior opposite hitter in 2012, she was All-CIF Division 1A and Orange County Register All-Orange County first team as she helped her team advance to the CIF Division 1A final… played for Impact VBC for three years and for the SoCal Juniors club for two years… member of the 2012 U.S. Women’s Indoor Junior National Training Team.

    PERSONAL
    Kelly Marie Claes was born on Sept. 18, 1995, in Fullerton, Calif.… parents are Paul and Quincy Claes… father Paul played baseball for two years (1984-85) at San Diego State… has two brothers, Ben and Danny, and one sister Kristi… lists Karch Kiraly as her biggest sports hero.