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Carly Wopat



Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6-2
Hometown/Residence: Santa Barbara, Calif.
College: Stanford University
Joined Team: May 2015

Most Notable

  • Selected AVCA All-America First Team in 2012 and 2013 and three-time Volleyball Magazine All-America First Team (2011-13) while playing at Stanford
  • One of four 2014 Honda Award finalists and Senior Class Award First Team in 2014
  • Led U.S. Women's Junior National Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 FIVB Women's Junior World Championship in Peru
  • Team captain of the 2009 U.S. Girls' Youth National Team that competed in the 2009 FIVB Girls' Youth World Championship in Thailand

Did You Know

  • Earned gold at the 2010 NORCECA Women's Junior Continental Championship
  • Earned gold at the 2008 NORCECA Girls' Youth Continental Championship
  • Played club volleyball with Volero Zurich in 2014-15 club season
  • Finalist for the 2014 Honda Award for best collegiate volleyball player
  • Majored in human biology at Stanford University
  • Helped Santa Barbara Volleyball Club to three USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships, finishing third in 2006 and fifth in 2007 and 2008.
  • Named 2009 High School All-American and Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American
  • Hobbies and interests are hiking traveling, playing guitar, eating burritos, surfing, sand volleyball, writing poetry, photography, yoga
  • Father Ron placed 12th at the 1980 Olympic Trials in the decathlon and was one of eight members of the 1981 U.S. decathlon team
  • Mother Kathy competed in gymnastics and track and field at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Most admired person is her dad because "he is the most humble and selfless person I know, has incredible work ethic, and taught me many of the things I know about sports and life."

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Interesting Note

  • "My Dad has six older brothers and grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. His brother Tom Wopat is an actor (who does Broadway now) and played Luke Duke on the TV show Dukes of Hazzard. My Mom was raised in Hawaii. We have a chicken coop in our backyard, and I have a chicken named Nugget that lays green eggs." - Carly Wopat

Last Updated: May 5, 2015