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Beach Volleyball: Former Lancer Carly Lowry Transfers to Arizona

Carly Lowry (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Former Salpointe volleyball standout Carly Lowry transferred from San Francisco to play for the University of Arizona over the summer and her addition makes it three from Tucson. Lowry joins freshmen Summer McDonough (Pusch Ridge) and Alex Parkhurst (Salpointe) on the official 2020 Wildcat roster.

Salpointe senior Abby Russell and Walker Beach (Tucson) standout Miranda Erro signed on to play next year.

Now a senior, Lowry was the AllSportsTucson.com Player of the Year in 2015 and she made the Southern Arizona All-Decade Team in both Indoor Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.

 “Carly Lowry should be a name many Tucson locals will remember fondly,” head coach Steve Walker said in a release. “She was an outstanding player locally, having excelled at both the high school and club levels. I was fond of her game, her work ethic and no-nonsense attitude then and wanted to add those things to our program once she was available for recruitment. Also having already played for some knowledgeable coaches, Carly was a key contributor at her previous institution, carried a large workload for them and we look for her to bring her on and off the court skills back to the desert.”

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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