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#14 Claire Coppola Season 2024

Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School
Xavier College Preparatory

CCSA Pair of the Year (2018,2019)
AVCA All-America (2018, 2019) All-American (2017, 2018, 2019)
USAV Collegiate Beach Champion (2018, 2019)
CCSA All-Conference (2017, 2018, 2019)
CCSA All-Preseason (2019, 2020)
AVCA Top Flight (2018, 2019)
CCSA All-Tournament Team (2018, 2019)
CCSA Pair of the Week x4 (2018, 2019, 2020)
AVCA Pair of the Week x2 (2018, 2019)

Finished her LSU career with 121 career victories, the fourth most in College Beach Volleyball History … Went 18-18 during her final season with the Tigers, playing all of her matches on Court 2 … Earned her most impressive victory of the season on April 3 at No. 4 UCLA when her and Kelli Greene-Agnew won on Court 2 in straight sets … Picked up a big victory at the CCSA Tournament in the semi-finals over TCU to help give LSU a 3-2 win and send the Tigers to the championship match.

Went 12-2 on Court 1 throughout the course of the season with Kristen Nuss, finishing the season on an 11-match win streak … Became just the third NCAA pair with Nuss to reach the 100-win mark, joining USC’s Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes (147-4) and UCLA’s Megan and Nicole McNamara (109-30) as the only collegiate pairs to reach that mark … Picked up wins on Court 1 against six Top-20 teams, including twice against No. 1 UCLA … Nine of her and Nuss’ 12 wins came in straight-sets … Her and Nuss earned their 100th win together on March 6 against No. 17 Arizona in Fort Worth, Texas in straight-sets … Named CCSA Pair of the Week after her and Nuss won their 100th match as a pair … Helped lead LSU to wins in back-to-back weeks against then No. 1 UCLA, vaulting to the Tigers to their first No. 1 ranking in both the AVCA and DiG Polls … Granted another year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

Set the program record for wins in a season with partner Kristen Nuss, compiling a 33-4 record on Court 1 … Won her first eight matches of the year against seven pairs from ranked teams … Went on a 16 match win streak from March 29-April 21 in which her and Coppola did not drop a single set … Won in two sets on April 7 against Houston Baptist, giving her and Nuss their 81 career victory and placing them atop the LSU individual wins list … Earned 20 victories over pairs from ranked teams … Her and Nuss earned CCSA Pair of the Year for the second consecutive year, becoming the first pair ever to earn that honor twice … Named to the AVCA All-America team … Won the USAV Collegiate Beach Championship for the second straight season with Nuss.

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 earned 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.

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 6 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 … Named to the All-America team.

Played volleyball at Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Arizona and played for its beach team for two seasons… Won the Arizona Beach State Championship as both a freshman and sophomore… Named to the AVCA High School All-All America team as a senior.

Parents are Tracy and Craig Coppola… Has three siblings Kate, Kellie and Charlie… Graduated from LSU in May 2019 in Marketing and Professional Sales… Is currently working towards earning her MBA.

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