Ryan Drake ‘21 Recruiting Profile

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  • Austin, TX
  • Women's Volleyball
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Ryan Drake's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
Roots Volleyball
Dominant Hand:
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
Approach Jump
8ft 10in
Block Jump
8ft 7in
Standing Reach
7ft 3in

Personal Statement

I first started playing volleyball when I was forced to by my mom when I was 9 years old. From then on, I have loved it. Playing with a team in order to win is the best feeling. Playing volleyball is an adrenaline rush.

Through playing volleyball, I have learned to trust people and I am very competitive. I have learned as much from winning as from losing games. I remind myself that every game is a new chance to win though it is sometimes hard not to carry forward a loss.

I want to push myself academically and learn new subjects that I wouldn’t normally try. My goal is to balance volleyball and school, and give the same effort to my classes as I do to volleyball. I hope to be a lawyer one day like my mom.

I have learned to work hard despite a few injuries, tough coaches, and losing seasons. I try to encourage everyone while I’m on the court and on the sidelines. I am observant and I can see the court; I stay focused on my team and tune out the crowd.

I love volleyball because it is inside and though it is a noncontact sport, it is still physically tough. I love it because you have to work as a team in order to score points. It’s not about being an individual, it’s about being a team.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • 2019 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #3
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #9

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2020 Roots Volleyball (17 Under Armour (17 National))
  • Notes: Formerly Texas Eclipse Volleyball
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 TEXAS Eclipse Volleyball (National)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Austin Volleyball Academy (Austin VA Smack) (15U)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Austin Junior Volleyball (14U)

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Courtney Torres
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Robyn Taliaferro
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Nicole Hajka
  • High School Head Coach
  • James Ventre
  • Other
  • Lindsay Thompson
  • Other
  • Ted Gilkey



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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Home School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. English 2 Algebra 2 World History
AP Classes:
Yes. US History Semester 1 English 3 Semester 1
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Art Ceramics American Sign Language

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Contact Information

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Statistic 2020 Roots Voll 2019 TEXAS Ecli 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Austin Vol
Attack Kills 1.5 46 1 21
Attack Errors 2.1 47 4 40
Total Attempts 7.3 176 22 139
Kill Percentage -.086 .175 0 .151
Assists .8 50 73 81
Solo Blocks 0 0 1
Assisted Blocks .3 0 3
Digs 1.4 33 103
Receiving Chances .3 1 16
Receiving Errors 0 1 5
Receiving Percentage 100% 0 .375
Aces .1 20 7 15
Service Errors 0 9 6 17
Serving Percentage 100% .874 .938 0.779
Games Played 8 133 59
Kills/Game .35 0 .36
Assist Percentage .201 .203
Assists/Game .45 1.37
Block Errors 11 0 2
Total Blocks 37 0 38
Aces/Game .15 .25
Matches Played 58 17 32
Blocking Percentage 0 .053
Blocks/Game 0 .09
Digs/Game 1.69


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