As A Freshman (2017): Played in 118 sets and started all 33 matches … ranked third on the team with 251 kills and averaged 2.13 kills per set … placed fourth on the squad with 255 digs and averaged 2.16 digs per set … notched 21 service aces on the year, good enough for second on the team and also registered 35 blocks … named to the All-Tournament Team at the Jack Kaiser Classic … connected on a season-high 20 kills in a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State (Aug. 26) and picked up four double-doubles on the season … recorded a season-high 15 digs against Xavier (Oct. 7) and Seton Hall (Nov. 11) … rejected a season-high five blocks in a sweep over Binghamton (Sept. 9) and notched three service aces against Butler (Oct. 6) … hit at a season-high .450 clip in a victory on the road at Albany (Sept .1).
At Grapevine: Was the captain of her team for all four years … named Texas District 6-5A Varsity Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 and District 8-5A Varsity Offensive Player of the Year in 2015 … her senior year, she was honored as the most valuable player in District 8-5A … member of the Academic All-District team for all four years of high school … recorded 496 kills and 67 aces as a senior and led her squad to the Texas District 8-5A Region quarterfinals.
Off the Court: Born in Gravevine, Texas … daughter of Tony and Cheryl McCalla, … has one older brother Hunter (21) who attends the University of Arkansas … majoring in marketing … hobbies include vacationing at the beach, wakeboarding and tubing on the lake, watching movies, baking, going out to eat, and enjoying free time with friends. … an interesting fact about McCalla is that she met Steven Tyler when she was in middle school .… typical pre-game ritual includes listening to music and going over game strategy as a team … the most influential person in her athletic career is her former volleyball coach Trent Sorensen, who increased her game level and helped her to excel in many different areas. … came to St. John’s because New York is such a beautiful state, and along with its cultural diversity it will be a phenomenal experience to be able to live in New York … St. John’s is a strong academic school and has an outstanding business program and she looks forward to playing under amazing coaches, while receiving a great education … favorite quote is “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” … her favorite moment in her athletic career is reaching the Texas 8-5A Regional in 2015 because the crowd was loud and intense the entire match … favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee … favorite food is pizza or pasta … favorite TV show is “Stranger Things” … favorite movie is “The Great Gatsby” … favorite professional athlete is Kerri Walsh Jennings … favorite song is “Needed Me” by Rihanna … favorite professional team is the Dallas Mavericks … favorite athlete at St. John’s is Lexie Lobdell.