Kelly Claes competed at USC on the beach team from 2014-2017, finishing with four National Championships, three All-American awards, and two Player of the Year awards. She started playing professionally immediately upon graduating from USC in 2017. In her rookie season, she won the AVP Chicago Championships and finished 9th at the World Championships. In 2019, she earned two Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal on the FIVB tour. She is currently ranked 8th in the world with partner Sarah Sponcil and is competing for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Some of Kelly’s off-court passions include video games, anime, manga, cosplaying and DnD. She’s thankful for her parents continued support and the gifts and strengths God’s given her.