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CareerTimeline

Most Notable

  • Volleyball icon Tied for 9th at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with partner Kelly Claes
  • Volleyball icon Has partnered with Kelly Claes since 2018
  • Volleyball icon Former partners include: Caitlin Ledoux (2018); Lauren Fendrick (2018); Torrey Van Winden (2016); Alic Eager (2014)
  • Volleyball icon Played three years of indoor and beach volleyball at Loyola Marymount; named 2016 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in indoor
  • Volleyball icon Led LMU to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2015
  • Volleyball icon Transferred to UCLA for her senior season, playing both indoor and beach for the Bruins
  • Volleyball icon Led the Bruins to their first-ever NCAA title in 2018
  • Volleyball icon Two-time AVCA Honorable Mention in indoor at LMU
  • Volleyball icon AVCA Honorable Mention in beach at UCLA

Events

  • flag 2021 FIVB World Tour Finals - T5th with partner Kelly Claes
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games - T9th with Kelly Claes
  • Medal 2021 FIVB Ostrava - Gold with Kelly Claes
  • Medal 2021 FIVB Sochi - Gold with Kelly Claes
  • Medal 2019 FIVB The Hague - Silver with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Jinjiang - T5th with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Ostrava - T9th with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Warsaw - T9th with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB World Championships - T9th with Kelly Claes
  • Medal 2019 FIVB Espinho - Silver with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Tokyo - T5th with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Moscow - T5th with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Rome (World Tour Finals) - T9th with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Qinzhou - T9th with Kelly Claes
  • flag 2019 FIVB Chetumal - T5th with Kelly Claes
  • Medal 2018 FIVB Haiyang - Bronze with Caitlin Ledoux
  • flag 2016 FIVB U21 World Championships - 4th with Torrey Van Winden
  • Medal 2016 Four Nations U21 Tournament - Gold with Torrey Van Winden
  • flag 2014 FIVB U19 World Championships - 37th with Alic Eager

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Born in 1996
  • Volleyball icon Led her high school team to three state stitles and a runner-up finish
  • Volleyball icon Two-time Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Lisa and Wayne Sponcil; has one sister, Rebecca

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  • How do you stay focused during hard times?"Some days are harder than others. However, pushing myself to learn, get outside my comfort zone and try new things has been great on those harder days. I’m constantly asking myself ‘Are you bettering yourself right now?’ This keeps me motivated, positive and working toward being a better version of me."