Women's Volleyball

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    Kiara Wright
    Kiara Wright

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Clear Lake HS

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    MB

    Experience:
    2V

    Club:
    Absolute

    02/21/2014

    Four Trojans Set for USA Volleyball Tryouts

    Hannah Schraer, Kiara Wright, Ebony Nwanebu, and Elise Ruddins will represent USC at the 2014 open tryout

    11/10/2013

    No. 4 Women of Troy Bury Beavers in Straight Sets

    Senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard logged eight kills and hit .571 to go with four blocks against Oregon State

    10/25/2013

    No. 4 USC Wipes Out Wazzu in Straight Sets

    The Trojans were led by sophomore OH Samantha Bricio who had 12 kills and 12 digs for her fourth double-double

    09/20/2013

    No. 5 Trojans Sink Titans in Three-Set Sweep

    The Women of Troy won their fourth straight match to close the non-conference schedule

    09/14/2013

    No. 1 Trojans Sweep Eagles to Complete USD Tourney

    Freshman outside hitter Elise Ruddins and senior libero Natalie Hagglund were named to the all-tournament team

    12/08/2012

    NCAA Volleyball: USC vs. Texas

    The sixth-seeded Women of Troy fell, 3-0, to third-seeded Texas in the Austin Regional Final.

    2013
    Kiara Wright enters her second year as a middle blocker for the Women of Troy.

    2012
    As a freshman, Wright was an outside hitter who played in 25 sets across 14 matches and recorded 30 kills (1.20 kps) while hitting .182... posted seven blocks; three solo... had a season-high seven kills on 12 attacks against Boston College on Sept. 1.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Wright was named one of ESPN's Top 25 Players in the nation and ranked No. 13 by Prep Volleyball while at Clear Lake High School under head coach Chanda Eager... selected to the 2011 AVCA Under Armour All-America watch list... as a senior, she received District 24-5A and LoneStarVolleyball.com All-Texas first-team honors... as a junior, she was a Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state honoree and was selected for the Texas Sports Writers Association and Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Volleyball second team honors... in 2010, she was named to the Top 50 Legends of the Fall by VYPE Magazine and earned All-VYPE Magazine Houston Area first team... received 2010 District 24-5A Offensive Player of the Year and all-district first team honors... helped guide her 2010 squad to the Texas Region III state 5A area championship and reached the quarterfinals in the state playoffs... also competed in track and finished second in the high jump for the 2011 5A girls' state championship... named Safe School Ambassador each of her four years at Clear Lake HS.

    CLUB VOLLEYBALL
    Played three years for Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas under head coach Katy Garza... finished fifth in the National Division at the 2011 USAV Junior Nationals and was a member of the squad that won a bronze medal at the 2010 USA Volleyball High Performance Tournament of Champions.

    PERSONAL
    Kiara Shirley Wright was born May 1, 1994... mother is Angela Riddick... lived with her uncle and aunt Michael and Katina Williams in Houston, Texas... her biggest sports hero is NBA star Magic Johnson... her favorite movies are Sixth Man and Love & Basketball... undeclared major.

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