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COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEER SZN23

about me

Hello, my name is Anna Smith.   I am a libero from Charleston, SC that plays Division I Volleyball for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, a sport content creator and a board member of the Sport Venture Group Foundation.  I plan to pursue a degree around content creation with the goal of becoming a sport photojournalist.  

I attended Oceanside Collegiate Academy (class of ’23) where I began my high school journey as a varsity player my freshman year, we played in four consecutive state finals winning in 2021 and 2022 and I was the first Division I committed player in the history of the program. 

I also played club for Carolina Rogue in Columbia, SC from ages 14-17 where we finished 63rd in the nation my final season there in 2022 and Rio Volleyball Club in Atlanta, GA in 2023 as an 18 earning a bid to USA Volleyball Nationals.  Accolades are from my youth below. 

This site will keep you apprised of not only my volleyball and professional career as well, but also hopefully be helpful to others on a similar journey to understand the level of commitment and work it takes to get to the next level.

COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS

After a long recruiting process of Division I schools at every level, I decided to commit to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers due to several factors including, but not limited to, a world class head coach in Jozsef Forman from Poland, a history of conference success and NCAA tournament appearances, a great blend of international and a top freshman recruiting class with experience playing in USA Volleyball Open level of compeition, a major that was a great fit for my professional career and a campus in a warm climate, close to the coast and home!

COLLEGE CAREER ACCOLADES

Here are the accolades from my college career thus far:

YOUTH CAREER ACCOLADES

Here are the accolades from my youth career thus far:

“IT WAS SUCH AN HONOR TO BE A
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGH PERFORMANCE
SELECTEE IN 2020.”

CAROLINA ROGUE

What I love about Rogue is the culture of intense training and accountability with players of all ages including former players who are now playing at some of the best programs in the country!  South Carolina’s only nationally ranked club in season 2019 that has placed players in the BIG10, PAC12, SEC, ACC and others.  Players have gone on to play at Kentucky, Indiana, Utah, Virginia, University of South Carolina, Clemson, Furman and others.  The club has produced several All-Americans.

“WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OCEANSIDE IS I WILL HAVE BEEN IN A COLLEGIATE ACADEMIC ENVIRONEMENT FOUR YEARS AHEAD OF REPORTING TO COLLEGE.”

OCEANSIDE COLLEGIATE ACADEMY

Oceanside Collegiate Academy believes in building a culture of excellence both in the classroom and in athletics. Our school schedule allows me the opportunity to develop my skills in sport while still pursuing classes at the collegiate level.  I have played in four straight state finals winning the 2021 & 2022 title my junior and senior seasons while being named All-Region both seasons.

“I BELIEVE OFF THE COURT EXPERIENCES ARE ESSENTIAL TO DRIVE YOUR PASSION FOR THE GAME YOU LOVE.  THE NCAA FINAL FOUR IS JUST ONE WAY I DO THAT.”

EXPERIENCES

I am fortunate to be able to participate in amazing volleyball and sport experiences to enhance my overall life experience which enhances love for the game and my performance on the court.  I often watch/attend top college matches/events, participate in select sport performance analysis/ training and frequently travel with my club and family around the country.

“PUTTING TIME IN OFF THE COURT IS IMPORTANT AND I HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO HAVE ACCESS TO SUCH GREAT SOLUTIONS LIKE P3 WHO WORK WITH THE BEST ATHLETES IN THE WORLD EVERY DAY.”

SCHEDULE

Here is my current and past schedules from my youth career:

2023 Season

Club

w Rio 18’s

  • USAV Nationals
  • Big South
  • SRVA
  • SVT Southeast Invitational
  • AVC Dallas
  •  Florida Fest

2022 Season

Club

w Carolina Rogue 17’s

  • AAU Nationals
  • Southern Exposure
  • Showdown in the Smokies
  • JVA World Challenge
  • Sunshine Qualifier
  • MAPL Raleigh
  • Bluegrass
  • Beast of the Southeast
  • Central Zone Invitational
  • Lil’ Big South

High School

w Oceanside Collegiate Academy Varsity (junior)

  • Nike Tournament of Champions
  • Aiken Invitational

Schedule

2021 Season

Club

w Carolina Rogue 16’s

  • AAU Nationals
  • Southern Exposure
  • Showdown in the Smokies
  • Big South
  • Bluegrass #1
  • MAPL Raleigh
  • A5 Invite
  • Central Zone Invitational
  • Lil’ Big South

High School

w Oceanside Collegiate Academy Varsity (junior)

  • State Final (Champions)
  • Lower State Final (Champions)
  • Conference (Finalist)
  • Wilson Hall Baron Bash (Champions)
  • Oceanside Collegiate Academy Tournament (Champions)
  • Porter Gaud Tournament (All-Tournament Team)

Schedule

2020 Season

Club

w Carolina Rogue, playing up on 16’s

  • AAU Nationals
  • K2 Mountain Bash
  • DISRUPTION DUE TO COVID
  • adidas Bluegrass
  • MAPL
  • Baast of the Southeast
  • Central Zone
  • Southern Dream

High School

w Oceanside Collegiate Academy Varsity (sophomore)

  • State Final (Finalist)
  • Lower State Final (Champions)
  • Conference Play (Champions)
  • Oceanside Collegiate Academy Tournament (Finalist)
  • Cardinal Newman Tournament (Finalist)

2019 Season

Club

w charleston.academy, playing up on 15’s

  • AAU Nationals
  • Rally Rumble
  • Spartanburg Grand Prix
  • adidas Windy City (National Qualifier) 
  • Jr Hi Neighborhood
  • Palmetto Region Tournament (National Qualifier) 
  • Sunshine (National Qualifier) 
  • Spring Madness
  • Valentine Beach Bass
  • Winter Bump Elite Challenge
  • January Jam

High School

w Oceanside Collegiate Academy Varsity (freshman)

  • State Final (Finalist)
  • Lower State Final (Champions)
  • Conference Play (Champions)
  • Porter Gaud Tournament (Finalist)
  • Oceanside Collegiate Academy Tournament (Champions)

“WITH COVID DISRUPTING THE TRADITIONAL RECRUITING PROCESS, I DECIDED TO BE PROACTIVE IN MY RECRUITING PROCESS USING TECHNOLOGY AND DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY FOR OTHERS TO LEARN FROM IN THE FUTURE.”

VIDEO

Tournament and major high school match highlights are available below.  If you would like to see full match video, please visit my YouTube Channel.

HOW TO REACH ME

I have now committed to play DI Volleyball for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.  As such I am no longer fielding volleyballrecruiting interest, but I still plan to stay in touch with the volleyball community for content creation, photography, camps, training and similar enterprises.

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Anna Smith
Libero
anna.smith@nation.academy
annasmith.me
+1-843-593-1662