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September 1, 2021 


Two Lady Pirates from Granbury High School have been named to 2021 watch lists by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, according to an announcement from the national organization. 

Senior Ellie Alexander is on the Under Armour All-America Watch List. Meanwhile, GHS Sara Welch 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 1,165 volleyball seniors were named to the watch list. 

In November, the AVCA will name 300 student-athletes as All-American as well as announce an AVCA High School All-Region Team and the first annual AVCA Best and Brightest Awards, a new honor to recognize high school seniors who excel on and off the court. 

The Phenom List includes 2,065 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.

Pictured are Alexander (left) and Welch.

Photos courtesy of Vasara Photography