Our Player of the week is Ariana Wilkinson she attends Airline High School and is the setter for TC Elite 18s team. What she loves about TC Elite is the coaching style because shes gotten better after just a little bit of time and can’t wait to see where she is at the end of the season. The best piece of advice she has ever been given is to forget the mistake stay in the present not the past. What she most looks forward to about this season is growing as a team and developing her skills more.
Bre is a current student at Northwestern State University where she transferred after attending Bossier Parish Community College receiving her Associates degree in Communication Media focuses in graphic design and photography. She is alumni of CE Byrd High school were she played volleyball for four years. After High school she was a Referee for the Shreveport region. Bre then decided coaching was were she wanted to be and has been a Coach at North Caddo Highschool and CE Byrd Highschool. She has coached club for three years at TC Elite for two years. While coaching at North Caddo she helped lead the team to the playoffs for the first time in school history. Bre along with coaching is also our Website and Social Media coordinator.
Angela is the assistant Coach at NorthWood High School. She has played volleyball since the 7th grade in Texas. She was offered a scholarship from Texas A&I now Texas A&M. She was ranked an MVP for the state of Texas.
Morgan graduated from C.E. Byrd High School where she played all four years and lettered for three. She was a part of the first team formed at C.E. Byrd High School and went on to play in their first ever playoff game her senior year. During her senior year, she was awarded All District Defensive Specialist, First Team All-District, and Academic All-State Senior. Throughout her high school career, she played for NWLA Flying Aces during club season. Morgan also kept score for Centenary’s volleyball program during her junior and senior year.
She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Accounting at Louisiana Tech University. This will be her second season with TC Elite and her third club volleyball season overall. Morgan is also an assistant coach for Ruston High School. She enjoys coaching volleyball and being able to learn from some of the best coaches in the area while being able to pass down advice to players.
We are very excited to announce some amazing news for one of our TC Elite players! Kiya Casey was invited to tryout for the USA girls Future select training program a few weeks ago. While this in itself was an amazing opportunity for her, we are excited to announce that Kiya was selected to participate in the program! Here‚ is some information on what program she is now a part of and what she will be learning from some of the nation’s top coaches:
The USA Girls‚ Future Select National Training Program is an elite training program available to high potential young volleyball players as an opportunity to advance in the U.S. National Team Pipeline. The training received is modeled after the techniques, systems, and daily practices of our U.S. Women‚ National Team.
We wish Kiya the best of luck and are excited to see what tools she brings back with her to use with our TC Elite teams!