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September 1, 2020 

Lady Pirate Volleyball

Three Lady Pirates from Granbury High School have been named to 2020 watch lists by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, according to an announcement from the national organization. 

Seniors Kaitlyn McCabe and Courtney Smith are on the Under Armour All-America Watch List. Meanwhile, GHS junior Ellie Alexander was named to the AVCA Phenom Watch List, which serves as the starting point for the Phenom College Preparatory Program. 

This Under Armour Watch List is for the top seniors who have received some recognition for their outstanding volleyball play such as All-District, All-Region, All-State, PrepVolleyball Ranking List, USAV HP Volleyball Team, or other athletic honor. Only 1,324 volleyball seniors were named to the watch list. 

In November, the AVCA will name 72 student-athletes as All-American. The 24 First Team selections will be notified and invited to participate in the Under Armour High School All-America High School Volleyball Match on January 1, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. 

The Phenom List includes 1,977 top underclassman players who have received athletic recognition. These student athletes will be invited to register for the preparatory program, which includes the AVCA Talent Showcase in which athletes will demonstrate their skills in front of college coaches in attendance.