With this summer full of Gamecock news across all sports including football recruits, basketball recruits and even alumni showing out in the MLB. However, we cannot let South Carolina’s “most popular” sports cast a shadow over all of our incredible athletes.
Incoming Freshman Alyssa Keller had used this summer to greatly improve her game before this upcoming Beach Volleyball season. Keller earned 1st in the AVP America Junior 18 U competition with Lauren Wilcock. Keller also was announced of being one of 16 winners for the AVP Young Gun Award. Keller even picked up an Athlete of the Week recognition from AVP America.
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What is it about our incoming freshies always BEASTING OUT in their final summer before coming to campus?? Hard to beat the week Alyssa had, winning AVP America 18U Nationals, earning the AVP Young Gun award ~and~ getting to celebrate with a South Carolina alum who was emceeing the tournament!
Keller has been playing for the Cape Coast Beach Volleyball Club in Florida and has been training with Optimum Beach Volleyball Club. Keller’s squad won Sandstorm Beach Club versus Club event in Singer Island in December of 2019.
Keller also made it onto VolleyballMag.com‘s “Fab 30” where she got national recognition.
Keller has over 900 AAU points where she has earned first or third place in six of her last eight tournaments.
The Orange County graduate will join the Gamecocks on the court this Spring, considering Beach Volleyball will start on time.