Claire

Coppola

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Height: 6'1"
Class: Junior
City/State: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Xavier College Preparatory
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

HONORS

AVCA All-American (2018)

Volleyballmag.com All-American (2017, 2018)

DiG Magazine All-American (2017)

CCSA Pair of the Year (2018)

CCSA Pair of the Week x2 (2018)

CCSA All Conference Team (2017, 2018)

CCSA All-Freshman Team (2017)

AVCA Pair of the Week (2018)

AVCA Top-Flight Award (2018)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)

Compiled a 31-8 record with partner Kristen Nuss on Court 1 and became part of the first LSU duo to be named AVCA All-Americans… Named to the preseason CCSA All-Conference team… Took home CCSA Pair of the Week after her and partner Kristen Nuss swept through the opening weekend of the season, defeating pairs from three top-15 teams… Became the first LSU pair to win AVCA Pair of the Week after their performance at the Gamecock Grandslam in which her and Nuss went 4-0 and defeated pairs from three top-11 teams, including a straight set victory over No. 1 Pepperdine… From March 17 through March 31, Coppola and Nuss won 13 matches in a row, all of which came in straight sets, including wins over pairs from seven ranked teams… Earned the AVCA Top Flight Award with Nuss which goes to pairs that won at least 75-percent of their marches throughout the season… After going 4-0 in the CCSA Tournament, named to the CCSA All-Tournament team… Won CCSA Pair of the Year and eanred All-Conference honors… Led the Tigers to their second straight appearance at the NCAA Championship… Competed in the USAV Collegiate Beach Championship with Nuss against 29 other elite collegiate pairs and won the championship, earning a spot in the FISU World University Championship… Finished fifth overall out of 32 international pairs at the FISU World University Championship in Munich, Germany, representing the USA.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Contributed in the number one spot as a freshman for the majority of the season with fellow freshman partner, Kristen Nuss ... Won nine matches over ranked teams including seven over top-10 teams ... Lost only one match in the number two spot, going 9-1 there ... Amassed 18 wins while tallying just six in the number spot ... Won six matches in a row from March 12 to March 19 ... Won 14 matches in a row from March 24 to April 15 ... Won 20 matches out of 21 from March 12 to April 15 ... Finished the season with a 27-7 record ... Selected as a 2017 DiG Magazine All-American ... Named to the Volleyballmag.com All-America team.

PRIOR TO LSU
A two-time beach state champion during her junior and sophomore years, as well as a High School AVCA All-American … Member of the USAP High Performance A-Z team during the summer of 2015 … Picked up tournament wins in both California and Arizona

PERSONAL 
Born on May 20, 1998 … Parents are Craig and Tracy Coppola … Has three older siblings, Kate, Kellie and Charlie … Plans to major in finance … Dad Craig was drafted by the Minnesota Twins … Craig is also a member of the 2004 U.S. world champion team in tae kwon do that was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.

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