Monday, 11 December 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Meet Florida Volleyball’s 2024 Signing Class

Meet Florida Volleyball’s 2024 Signing Class

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The nationally ranked Florida volleyball program welcomes its 2024 signing class on Wednesday, as four high school seniors became Gators.

“We are thrilled with the highly-talented players and proven winners this class brings us. No doubt they will leave their mark on Gator VB just as each one of them did with their own high school program.” – Head Coach Mary Wise

Below are the details of the four signees’ – Jaela Auguste, Lauren Harden, Taylor Parks and Alec Rothe – high school and club accolades.

Jaela Auguste | 6-2 | MB | Hometown: Spring, Texas | High School: Grand Oaks | Club: Houston Skyline

Auguste’s High School Accolades

  • 2021: District 13-6A Most Valuable Blocker
  • 2022: District 13-6A Most Valuable Blocker
  • 2022: TGCA All-State
  • 2022: TGCA All-Star
  • 2022: District 13-6A Co- Champions
  • 2022: Texas Showdown All-Tournament Team
  • 2022: All-Montgomery County Defensive Player of The Year
  • 2022: 6A GHVCA Post-Season Team 2022 AVCA Phenom, 2022 Grand Oak Female Athlete of the Year, 2023: GHVCA Pre-Season Watch List
  • 2023: Northwest ISD Tournament Champions
  • 2023: Northwest ISD Tournament MVP
  • 2023: Volleypalooza Third place finish
  • 2023: Volleypalooza All-Tournament Team.

Auguste’s Club Accolades

  • 2023: GJNC Bronze 17 Open Division
  • 2023: PrepVolleyball Club All- American
  • 2023: Best Offensive Player
  • 2023: Bronze Medalist Northeast Qualifier- Open
  • Club Wide Highest Hitting Percentage
  • 2023: Under Armour All- American
  • 2022: Under Armour MVP

Auguste’s USA High Performance Accolades

  • 2023: FIVB U19 World Championship- Gold
  • 2023: USAV NORCECA Girls U19 Pan American Cup- Gold
  • 2023: U19 National Team
  • 2022: USAV NTDP U17 Training Series
  • 2021: USAV NTDP U16 Training Series

Auguste’s Off-the-Court Accolades

  • Also competed in Track & Field
  • 2023: UIL 6A State Qualifier- High Jump
  • 2022: UIL 6A State High Jump Runner Up
  • 2021: Freshman of The Year
  • Track Houston 15-16 Girls AAU High Jump Champion
  • 2020: Academic Letterwinner
  • 2020-21: Track Houston Youth Track Coach/ Highjump
  • Mom, Alisha, was a member of the Sam Houston State Volleyball & Track teams
  • Dad, Wilder, played basketball for Sam Houston State and was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters 

Why Auguste Chose Florida

  • “I chose Florida because I knew it was the best fit for me and my personality! When I went to camp, I loved the environment and the staff. Florida felt like home and it was…

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