Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: Palm City, Florida/Palm City, Florida
Birth Date: May 22, 1992
Club Team: Treasure Coast Volleyball (Stuart, Fla.)
High School/Grad Year: Martin County High School (Stuart, Fla.)/2010
College Status: Signed with University of Wisconsin
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: None
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Selected to U.S. Women’s Junior National Training Team. 2009 – Named to USA Youth A2 Red Team, which won USA Volleyball High Performance Championships’ Junior division…Attended USA Volleyball High Performance Holiday Camp. 2008 – Selected to U.S. Girls’ Youth A2 Training Team…Attended USA Volleyball High Performance Girls’ Youth Holiday Camp. 2007 – Chosen to USA Girls’ Select A1 Camp.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Named to American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First-Team..Selected MaxPreps All-American First-Team…Chosen ESPN Rise All-American Second Team…Tabbed PrepVolleyball.com All-American and National Player of the Year Finalist…Selected Volleyball Magazine Fab 50…Named Florida Miss Volleyball (Dairy Farmers)…Led high school team to Florida Class 5A state title…Selected Player of the Year by Palm Beach Post and Scripps Howard. 2008 – Selected All-Florida State High School Second-Team and All-Area First-Team. 2007 – Named All-Florida State High School Third Team and All-Area First-Team. 2005 – Began playing club volleyball for Treasure Coast 13 Red.
PERSONAL: Born Elise Elizabeth Walch on May 22, 1992, in Stuart, Fla… Father is Harry Walch (1960) and Mother is Andrea Walch (1961).… Sisters are Nicole Walch (1993) and Lindsay Walch (2005)… Hobbies include hanging out with friends, bowling, seeing movies…Favorite food is sushi and quesadillas…Favorite book is Twilight…Favorite musical category is Rap…Favorite musicians are ‘Lil Wayne and Taylor Swift…Favorite movie is The Hangover…Favorite Actress is Rachael McAdams and Favorite Actor is Ryan Reynolds…Favorite professional team is Orlando Magic…Favorite athlete is Dwight Howard…Most admired person is my parents because “they have supported me and helped me in everything I do.”…Happiest moment in life was “winning state championship.”