NCAA Beach Volleyball

Get to Know Our 2023 Incoming Freshman Class

Get to Know Our 2023 Incoming Freshman Class

TUCSON, Ariz. Head coach Steve Walker and the Arizona beach volleyball program signed seven student-athletes in November of 2022, one of the top recruiting classes in the country and in the history of the program according to various recruiting rankings.  


Below we take a look at each of the seven signees from across the country as they prepare to join the program this Fall. 


Brooke Boyko 

5-10 | Split Blocker 

Gilbert, Ariz.  

Campo Verde High School 


  • Played two seasons of indoor volleyball and one season of beach volleyball in high school 
  • Earned all-region honors for indoor volleyball as a freshman and sophomore 
  • Played club volleyball with Volley4Life 
  • Won the AVPA & p1440 Triple Crown Series and the West Coast Championship qualifier in 2022 
  • Qualified for the AVP Junior Nationals in 2022 
  • Has finished first or second in 13 different club beach volleyball tournaments over the past two years 
  • Reason for choosing Arizona: “I love the coaches and the whole atmosphere of the team. And it’s also not too close to home but not too far either.” 
  • Potential career ambition: registered nurse or orthopedic surgeon 

6-1 | Split Blocker 

Barrington, Illinois 

Barrington High School 


  • Played four seasons of indoor volleyball in high school 
  • Selected to the U17 U.S. National Team Development Program in 2021 & 2023 
  • Named 2022 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention for indoor volleyball 
  • Was a three-time all-state honoree in Illinois Class 4A 
  • Played club beach volleyball for Progression Beach Volleyball in Darien, Ill. 
  • Father, Rich, was a goalkeeper for the men’s soccer programs at UConn and DePaul 
  • A five-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and track & field, where she qualified for the Junior Olympics in the long jump and 100-meter hurdles 
  • Reason for choosing Arizona: “I chose the University of Arizona because I believe Coach Walker and the culture he’s developed will maximize my potential as a player. The opportunity to play in the Pac-12 and the beautiful campus were also positive factors in my decision.” 
  • Potential career ambition: Sports psychology because it combines my fascination with the human mind and helping athletes 

5-10 | Split Blocker 

Cornelius, N.C.  

William A Hough High…

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