Nov. 15, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer announced the signing of a pair of high school All-Americans and Texas natives in Katie Clark and élan McCall to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday afternoon.
Clark, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker, hails from Arlington, Texas and will join the team in the fall of 2018, while élan McCall is a 6-foot outside hitter from Leander, Texas who will graduate high school early and join the team in January 2018.
"Katie and élan are both very dynamic players that come with charismatic personalities,” Kramer said. “They are physical at the net, both offensively and defensively, and have been great leaders for their teams. They are also outstanding teammates and will add to the culture of our TCU volleyball family in a very positive way.”
6-3 | MB | Arlington HS | Arlington, Texas
Four year letterwinner at Arlington High School under head coach Kim Spencer … finished her four-year career with a school record 2,329 kills along with a .380 hitting clip, 745 digs, 335 blocks and 160 service aces … 2017 Under Armour Girls High School All-America Third Team … ranked No. 53 on the PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces list and No. 11 by FloVolleyball in their Class of 2018 list of Texas’s top players … earned a spot on the top 50 players to watch all four years of high school by Lonestar Volleyball … 2017 TAVC Preseason All-Texas Team … named to the all-tournament team at the 2017 Mansfield Rotary and named MVP of the 2017 Arlington Showcase … 2016 TAVC Preseason All-Texas Team … named to the all-tournament team at the 2016 Mansfield Rotary … earned Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year honors for Arlington HS in 2016 … 2016 District MVP … 2016 Academic All-District … 2016 Dallas Morning News All-Area Team … 2016 Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team … 2016 TAVC All-State … 2016 First Team Middle Blocker All-State for Texas Sports Writers … named to the all-tournament team at the 2015 Mansfield Rotary and the 2015 Volleyfest … 2015 Arlington HS Offensive Player of the Year … 2015 District Blocker of the Year … 2015 First Team Middle Blocker All-State for Texas Sports Writers … 2015 Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team First Team Middle Blocker … 2014 Arlington HS Offensive Player of the Year and Varsity Newcomer of the Year … 2014 District Newcomer of the Year … 2014 Third Team Middle Blocker All-State for Texas Sports Writers … played club at Texas Advantage Volleyball (TAV) where her 17 Black team went 104-3 for the season and won the USA Volleyball Girl’s JNC in the 17 Open division … named to the USA Volleyball Girl’s JNC all-tournament teams in 2016 and 2017 … her TAV 16 Black team placed third in the 16 Open division in 2016 … named to the Prepvolleyball.com Top 100 Juniors in 2016, Sophomore 79 list in 2015 and Freshman 59 list in 2014
Kramer on Clark:
“Katie has developed into one of the most dynamic utility players in the country in the 2018 class. She played middle blocker for most of her club career, but has also played on the left and right side. In high school, she played six-rotations as a middle blocker and also played on the left side. She is an outstanding blocker and can terminate from anywhere along the net.”
6-0 | OH | Rouse HS | Leander, Texas
Letterwinner at Rouse High School under head coach Jacob Thompson … 2017 Under Armour Girls High School All-America First Team … ranked No. 76 on the PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces list … has totaled 1,281 kills and 1,780 digs so far in her high school career … will play for a state title this weekend … played for Austin Juniors Volleyball Club where she led her team to a second-place finish in the 17 Open division in 2017 … 2017 TAVC Preseason All-Texas Team … earned a spot on the 2017 Pearland All-Tournament Team and the 2017 Fraulein Volleyfest All-Tournament Team … 2016 TAVC Preseason All-Texas Team … earned team MVP honors in 2015 and 2016 … earned a spot on the 2016 Pearland All-Tournament Team and the 2016 Frauline Volleyfest All-Tournament Team … TGCA All-State MVP … TAVC Hitter of the Year … named First Team All-District for 19-5A
Kramer on McCall:
“élan will graduate early and join us in January, which we are very excited about. She has grown immensely as a player and as a leader the past couple of years and I believe she will acclimate quickly to academics, volleyball and life at the collegiate level. She will compete for a state title this weekend then play in the Under Armour All-American match in December before heading to TCU.”