Rancho Santa Fe volleyball player named to First Team All-America


The American Volleyball Coaches Association has announced its ninth annual Under Armour Girls High School All-America Teams and Bishop’s senior and Rancho Santa Fe resident Kate Swanson is one of 24 players in the country to be named to the First Team All-America.

Each of the players on the First Team will be invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition to be held at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Friday, Dec. 19.

The 150 players, including the All-America Honorable Mentions, is a record number for the program. Many, such as Kate who has committed to play at Yale University, have already committed to play collegiate volleyball at some of the top schools in the country.

Requirements for nomination were that the student-athlete be in her senior year of high school, that she be nominated by her high school coach, that her coach be a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and that her individual season statistics versus all opponents for the entire season be entered into MaxPreps, a free service that aggregates and distributes data on high school sports.