Penn State volleyball kicks off the 2016 campaign hosting West Virginia Friday, Aug. 26 in Rec Hall
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in nine matches over 10 sets in 2016 … Logged five kills and two digs in 2016 … Recorded a kill against Georgia Southern (8/27) … Posted a dig against Nebraska (11/4) … Logged a kill at Nebraska (11/16) …. Scored three kills and a dig against LIU Brooklyn (12/2).
AT SAINT MARY'S ...
2015 (Sophomore): Played in the first few matches of the season before a season-ending injury.
2014 (Freshman): In her first season at Saint Mary's she earned a spot on the WCC All-Freshman team ... Ranked third on the team in kills per set with 1.93 and finished fourth in digs per set with 2.19 ... Logged a double-double against Gonzaga with a caeer-high 13 kills and 11 digs ... Matched a career-high with 13 kills vs. Portland ... Recorded 12 kills and career-high 16 digs in win over USF ... Also played sand volleyball during her rookie season with the Gaels.
HIGH SCHOOL A four yearletterwinner at Archbishop Mitty, she led the Monarchs to back-to-back state championships in 2012-13, including a perfect 38-0 mark during the 2012 season ... Earned West Catholic Athlete League First Team honors in 2012-13 and second team laurels in 2011 ... A First Team Division II All-State honoree in 2012 and 2013 ... Earned MaxPreps All-America honors in 2013 ... Ranked No. 25 among SportStars Magazine's Top 75 Athletes in the Bay Area in 2013-14 ... Played club volleyball with Vision Volleyball in San Jose, California.
PERSONAL Born Clare Marie Powers, March 21, 1996 in Aptos, California ... Parents are Ellie and Mark ... Has three bothers, Mark, Jack and Peter and four sisters ... Mary, Maggie, Annie and Tessie ... Older sister, Annie, played volleyball at Providence and brother, Jack, played football at Arizona State, before transferring to Virginia ... Younger sister, Tessie, plays volleyball at Gonzaga ... Father, Mark, played basketball at San Diego ... Names the Warriors as favorite professional sports team,"It's a Wonderful Life" as favorite movie, Steph Curry as favorite athlete, Chris Pratt as favorite actor, sand volleyball as favorite hobby and ravioli as favorite food ... Plans to major in print journalism.