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Kelly Claes:
 
Kelly Claes
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: Brian White
Birth Date September 18, 1995 (22 years old)
Home Town Placentia, CA
Resides Fullerton, CA
Height 6'2"
College Southern California
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st $32,450
   AVP 1st $32,450
International 3rd (2 times) $33,500
   FIVB 5th (2 times) $33,500
   FIVB AGWC 3rd (2 times) $0
NORCECA 1st (3 times) $5,925
   NORCECA 1st (3 times) $5,925
Continental Cup $7,000
   Cont Cup 3rd $7,000
Overall 1st (4 times) $78,875
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:
• When Claes and Sara Hughes won the bronze medal in July 2013 at the FIVB Under 19 World Championships in Portugal, it marked the first time Claes had been out of the country.
• In New York City in 2015, Claes and Sara Hughes became the lowest seeded team (16) to ever reach the semifinals of an AVP tournament.

2015: Claes and Hughes played in two AVP tournaments. In New York City, the duo advanced from the qualifier and despite losing in the first round, they advanced to the semifinals, placing third. They also finished ninth in the Manhattan Beach Open. Internationally the duo played once on the FIVB Tour, losing in the qualifier.
2014: Played in one AVP qualifier with Hughes but did not advance. In the FIVB Under 21 World Championships the duo won the bronze medal.
2013: Claes and Sara Hughes won a bronze medal at the FIVB Under 19 World Championships in Portugal.

College: Competes in sand volleyball for Southern Cal. She graduated high school a semester early and joined the team in the spring of 2014. Her freshman season she played with Alexa Strange, finishing with a 33-7 match record. As a sophomore she paired with Sara Hughes and the duo went 44-3, winning the last 25 matches of the season. They won the AVCA National Championship, with Claes being chosen AVCA All-American. Claes completed a perfect junior season, finishing 48-0 in matches and losing just one set with Hughes. They won the National Championship again and for the second straight year Claes was named AVCA All-American.

Personal: Her father, Paul, played baseball at San Diego State. Claes has two brothers, Ben and Denny, and one sister, Kristi. She was a 2014 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection and was tabbed the top sand volleyball recruit in the nation.

 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
2014 AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 60.0 121st 0 0 0 1 0
2015 AVP 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 $5,000.00 420.0 42nd 0 0 0 0 0
2016 AVP 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $8,500.00 590.0 38th 0 0 0 0 0
2017 AVP 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 $18,950.00 1,404.0 18th 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  9
(616th)
1
(87th)
1 3 0 0 1 2 $32,450.00
(121st)
2,474.0   0 0 0 1 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
2013 FIVB AGWC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00 112.0   0 0 0 0 0
2014 FIVB AGWC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00 112.0   0 0 0 0 0
2015 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 20.0 283rd 0 0 0 0 1
2016 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $9,000.00 300.0 126th 0 1 0 0 0
2017 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 $23,750.00 1,080.0 31st 0 3 0 0 0
2018 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 60.0 41st 0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  13
(595th)
0 0 2 0 2 0 3 $33,500.00
(292nd)
1,684.0   0 5 0 0 1
 
 
 
NORCECA
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
2014 NORCECA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $850.00 90.0   0 0 0 0 0
2015 NORCECA 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 $2,075.00 100.0   0 0 0 0 0
2016 NORCECA 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,000.00 200.0   0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  5
(123rd)
3
(19th)
1 1 0 0 0 0 $5,925.00
(33rd)
390.0   0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  28
(712th)
4
(111th)
2 6 0 2 1 5 $78,875.00
(260th)
4,548.0   0 5 0 1 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 8/30/2015 NORCECA Varadero Sara Hughes   $1,500
2 7/3/2016 NORCECA North Bay Sara Hughes 7 $1,500
3 8/7/2016 NORCECA Boqueron Sara Hughes 1 $1,500
4 9/3/2017 AVP Chicago Sara Hughes 12 $11,000
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
Sara Hughes 9 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 $32,450 2,474.0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 $32,450 2,474.0 0 0 0 1 0
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball World Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
Sara Hughes 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 $29,750 1,280.0 0 3 0 0 1
Kelly Reeves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,000 120.0 0 1 0 0 0
April Ross 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750 60.0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 $33,500 1,460.0 0 5 0 0 1
 
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball Jr/Youth
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
Sara Hughes 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 $0 224.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 $0 224.0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
Sara Hughes 26 4 2 7 0 2 1 5 $75,125 4,368.0 0 3 0 1 1
Kelly Reeves 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,000 120.0 0 1 0 0 0
April Ross 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750 60.0 0 1 0 0 0
 
Total 28 4 2 6 0 2 1 5 $78,875 4,548.0 0 5 0 1 1
 
 
Location Summary
 
United States
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
California: Manhattan Beach AVP 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 $6,000 642.0 0 0 0 1 0
California: San Francisco AVP 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $5,000 320.0 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois: Chicago AVP 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $11,000 600.0 0 0 0 0 0
New York AVP 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 $9,200 762.0 0 0 0 0 0
Washington: Seattle AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $1,250 150.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9 1 1 3 0 0 1 2 $32,450 2,474.0 0 0 0 1 0
 
International
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
Austria: Klagenfurt FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,500 120.0 0 1 0 0 0
Austria: Vienna FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $5,500 240.0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $3,000 160.0 0 0 0 0 0
China: Qinzhou FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750 60.0 0 1 0 0 0
Croatia: Porec FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $6,000 240.0 0 0 0 0 0
Cyprus: Larnaca FIVB Age Group WC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0 112.0 0 0 0 0 0
Poland: Olsztyn FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500 80.0 0 1 0 0 0
Portugal: Porto FIVB Age Group WC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0 112.0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia: Moscow FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750 60.0 0 1 0 0 0
Switzerland: Gstaad FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $4,000 180.0 0 0 0 0 0
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 33rd 41st
United States: Fort Lauderdale FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $3,000 120.0 0 1 0 0 0
United States: Long Beach FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 20.0 0 0 0 0 1
United States: Long Beach FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $5,500 180.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 13 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 $33,500 1,684.0 0 5 0 0 1
 
Total 28 4 2 6 0 2 1 5 $78,875 4,548.0 0 5 0 1 1
 
 

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