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Nov 12, 2020

Volleyball Inks Four to Signing Class of 2021

Volleyball Inks Four to Signing Class of 2021

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Volleyball Head Coach Michaela Franklin announced the signing of four players to the Tigers’ incoming class of 2021 on Wednesday. The signees include Jacyn Bamis (Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep), Aźyah Dailey (Port Charlotte, Fla./Port Charlotte HS), Kyla Solis (Castroville, Texas/Medina Valley) and Devan Taylor (Spring, Texas/Klein HS).

“We are thrilled with the additions of our 2021 class,” said Franklin. “This class brings athleticism, skill, size, and determination. This group will also enhance the competitive atmosphere in our gym and help us work toward becoming elite. Each of these ladies will come in with a high level of volleyball knowledge from the training they received throughout their high school and club careers.”

Devan Taylor • 5-9 • Defensive Specialist/Libero • Spring, Texas • Klein HS

  • 2020 AVCA Second Team All-America
  • 2020 AVCA All-Region selection
  • 2020 AVCA All-American Watch List selection
  • 2020 Top-30 Defensive Dandies
  • 58 in Top-150 Class of 2021
  • Reached 2,000 career digs milestone (2020)
  • Leads Klein HS in total kills (2020)
  • 2019 GHVCA Postseason Team
  • 2019 District Defensive MVP
  • 2019 First-Team All-District and All-Academic selection
  • 2019 All-Vype First Team Libero
  • 2019 Prep Volleyball Defensive Dandies
  • 2018-19 Watch List
  • 2018 All-American High Honorable Mention
  • 2018 GHCVA Top Athletes in Houston
  • 2018 GHCVA Postseason First Team
  • 2018 GHCVA All-Academic Team
  • 2018 First Team All- District/All Academic, Defensive Player Team Award
  • 2018 TAVC 6A All-State Team
  • 2018 CCISD All Tournament Libero
  • 2017 District Newcomer of the Year
  • 2017 First Team All-District and All-Academic selection
  • 2017 Defensive Player Team Award
  • 2017 USA HP A1 Team

Franklin on Taylor…

“Devan is a skilled libero that has sheer determination and grit. Her determination and work ethic contribute to her defensive tenacity and her skill is what makes her an elite passer. Devan possesses the intangibles of what it takes to be a great libero such as her fiery demeanor, contagious and competitive energy, and confidence to communicate effectively in the backrow. We are looking forward to Devan joining us.”

Aźyah Dailey • 6-2 • Outside/Right Side/Middle Hitter Port Charlotte, Fla. • Port Charlotte HS

  • 2020 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2020 AVCA All-Region selection
  • 2020 AVCA All-American Watch List selection
  • Led Port Charlotte HS to three district championships (2018-20) and a regional championship in 2019
  • Posted 858 career kills at Port Charlotte HS, including 443 her senior year, and 216 career blocks
  • 2019 Herald Tribune Preps All-Area selection
  • 2019 Port Charlotte HS Team MVP
  • Three-year varsity high school player (2018-20)

Franklin on Daily…

Aźyah has a unique tool set in the fact that she is capable of playing anywhere along the net. She has experience as a middle, outside, and right-side attacker. She can also play six rotations with the ability to be explosive out of the backrow. She has an exciting, driven, calming, yet confident demeanor about her, which makes her enjoyable to have as a teammate.

Jacyn Bamis • 6-1 • Middle Blocker • Spokane, Wash. • Gonzaga Prep

  • 2020 AVCA All-Region selection
  • 2020 AVCA All-American Watch List selection
  • Led her club team, CPA Xtreme, to a silver medal in the 16-Open division at the Las Vegas Classic in 2020
  • 2019 WSVCA 4A All-State selection
  • 2019 First Team All-Greater Spokane League selection
  • Her brother, Jack, played football at Idaho (2015-19)

Franklin on Bamis…

“Jacyn will help provide depth at our middle position, and she is a gifted athlete. She has a dynamic and friendly personality, which makes her a great teammate and joy to be around. One of the things I admire most about Jacyn is her independence as a young athlete, and because of that independence, she has the confidence to embrace new adventures and take challenges head on and won’t back down.”

Kyla Solis • 6-3 • Middle Blocker • Castroville, Texas • Medina Valley

  • 2020 All-Vype San Antonio Preseason Team
  • 2020 Vype Preseason Middle Blocker of the Year
  • 2020 San Antonio Express News Players to Watch List
  • 2019 First Team All-District
  • 2019 Team Defensive MVP
  • 2017-19 Academic All-District
  • 2017 All-District Honorable Mention

Franklin on Solis…

“When Kyla came to camp she showcased her talent, but most importantly what stood out to our coaching staff is her commitment to the game and intense work ethic. Because of her work ethic, we know she is going to be able to achieve wonderful things, both academically and athletically, during her career as a Tiger. She is a physical 6’3” middle blocker who is just starting to scratch the surface of the kind of dynamic person and player she has the potential to be.”