Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: New Braunfels, Texas/New Braunfels, Texas
Birth Date: Jan. 2, 1994
Club Team/Coach: Austin Juniors Volleyball (Austin, Texas)/Mike Garcia
High School/Grad Year: New Braunfels High School (New Braunfels, Texas)/2012
College Status: Uncommitted
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2010 – NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship (Gold).
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Selected to the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team... 2010 – Helped the U.S. to the gold medal at the NORCECA Girls’ Youth Continental Championship, scoring 15 points during the tournament...Selected for U.S. Girls' Youth Olympic Team. 2009 – Attended U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team Camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in December…Named to the U.S. Girls’ Select A1 White Team and led squad to a silver medal at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. 2008 – Participated on the U.S. Girls’ Select A1 Blue Team at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Led Austin Juniors into qualifying for the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships by winning the NorthEast Qualifier and placing third at the Lone Star Qualifier. 2009 – Competed with Extec Volleyball Club 15 National at the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships in the 15 American Division…Named First-Team All-District 26-5A and All-Comal County Volleyball as a 10th grader at New Braunfels High School...Selected Academic All-District 26-5A. 2008 – Chosen Second-Team All-District 26-5A as a ninth grader…Selected Academic All-District 26-5A. 2007 – Rising Star in Volleyball Academy of Texas. 2005 – Started playing club volleyball with Centex Volleyball Club.
PERSONAL: Born Angela Marie Lowak on Jan. 2, 1994, in New Braunfels, Texas… Parents are Lawrence Lowak, Jr. and Deborah Florschuetz Grote… Brothers are Brent Lowak (1985) and Ryan Grote (1990)…Sisters are Katrina Grote (1986) and Laura Lowak (1987)…Hobbies include music, traveling, photography, being outdoors and crafts…Has played one season in beach volleyball…Qualified for her high school regional track and field competition in three events: long jump, high jump and 200-meter run…Favorite foods are cheesecake and shrimp…Favorite book is The Shack…Favorite music types are acoustic and hip-hop…Favorite musician is Jack Johnson…Favorite professional team is the San Antonio Spurs…Favorite athletes are LeBron James and Brett Favre…Most admired person is older sister Katrina Grote because “she is a role model in the way she lives her life for Christ and devotes herself to Him.”…Happiest moment in life was “making the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team and getting a car on my 16th birthday.”