December 12, 2019 | Casey Vaughn |
The Lady Royals Volleyball Team had a season to celebrate, and now they have a reason to celebrate one of their own players. Senior Elli McKissock was selected to the 1st Team Under Armour Girls High School All-America Team. She is the only student-athlete from an Orlando school to earn this national honor.
McKissock was one of only 24 players in the nation, out of nearly 900 applications, to be selected for the 1st Team. The team is voted on each year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
As a member of the 1st Team, McKissock will compete on the national stage on New Year’s Eve at the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match, which will be played at UCF.
McKissock is the first volleyball player selected for this award in TFA history. During her time as a Royal, McKissock earned a State Championship ring and helped lead the Royals to multiple District and Regional playoff births. She has signed to play volleyball at the University of Florida as a libero and will graduate this December to start playing in Gainesville this spring.
The Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match began in 2008. Exactly 264 high school seniors have entertained tens of thousands of fans in many of the nation’s top indoor venues. In order to be nominated, the student-athlete must be in her senior year of high school, be nominated by her high school coach, her coach be a member of the AVCA, and her individual season statistics against all opponents for the entire season must be entered into MaxPreps.
For more on this year’s Under Armour Girls High School All-America Team, click here.