Uprising Beach Volleyball Adds Emmy Allen as Junior Program Coordinator
Uprising Volleyball announced Tuesday the addition of Emmy Allen to their staff as Junior Beach Volleyball Coordinator. Allen is coming off her third trip to the NCAA Beach Volleyball National Championship with the LSU Tigers. The first two trips were as a player, this season she helped LSU to their highest ever end of season ranking as a graduate assistant coach.
Allen played two year at LSU collecting various team of the week and all-tournament honors from the CCSA.
"We're all really excited about the value that Emmy is going to bring to our junior athletes," said Uprising Sports director Mati Bishop.
"She has walked in their shoes and gone on to really big places. That kind of first hand experience is invaluable in helping guide young athletes in their volleyball journey."
Allen will be coaching open clinics at Uprising Volleyball and is available for athletes to book closed sessions. She will also be working with the Uprising Beach Volleyball travel team as they prepare to head to Hermosa Beach for the AVPFirst Club and National Championships in July.
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Allen was the Heraldnet.com volleyball player of the year in 2011. She was part of Jackson's State Championship team in 2010.
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Allen was part of Jackson High School's state championship team before she went on to play indoor at Washington State University and later Gonzaga. At the end of her indoor career, she got involved with the Puget Sound Region Beach High Performance program and eventually earned her way to a spot on the LSU Tigers Beach Team.
As a player she represented the Tigers in the NCAA National Championship twice. In 2017 and 2018 the Tigers qualified by finishing in the top two spots in the Eastern Conference. In 2019, with Allen as an assistant coach, LSU qualified for their tournament and posted their best finish to date with a third place after a 2-3 loss to USC in the semifinal.