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    Kelly Claes
    Kelly Claes

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Placentia, Calif.

    High School:
    El Dorado HS

    Height:
    6-2

    Experience:
    HS

    09/24/2014

    Claes and Hughes Win NORCECA Silver in Puerto Rico

    The Trojan duo advanced to the gold-medal match where it fell to former USC All-American Bibiana Candelas' pair

    05/03/2014

    No. 1 USC Women's Sand Volleyball Falls To No. 2 Pepperdine In AVCA Semis

    Women of Troy lose by 3-2 score for second year in row in semifinals.

    05/02/2014

    No. 1 USC Women's Sand Volleyball Splits Two Matches At AVCA National Championships

    After being upset by Hawaii and then defeating Stetson, USC now meets No. 2 Pepperdine in Saturday semifinal

    04/26/2014

    No. 1 Trojans Cruise Past Arizona and Boise State

    The Women of Troy completed the regular season with a 22-1 record and extended their winning streak to 21

    04/20/2014

    No. 1 USC Claims Pac-12 Invitational Crown

    The Women of Troy posted three 5-0 victories to run their winning streak to 19 straight duals

    2014
    Claes joined USC for the 2014 spring semester after graduating a semester early from high school... named to the 2014 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list and tabbed the top sand volleyball recruit in the nation.

    SAND EXPERIENCE
    Claes joined with current Trojan Sara Hughes to win a bronze medal 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 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-DIF 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.