Kelly Claes and Alexa Strange took home the title in the Silver Bracket
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.