Meet the Future of Santa Clara Volleyball – Claire Doud/Katie Lawton

Meet the Future of Santa Clara Volleyball – Claire Doud/Katie Lawton

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara volleyball announces the third and fourth members of its incoming recruiting class for the 2019-20 season, Claire Doud and Katie Lawton. Doud joins the Broncos from Archbishop Murphy High School and is from Tulalip, Washington. Lawton hails from Denver, Colorado and joins the Broncos from Denver East High School.


Doud earned a Class 2A All-State Honorable Mention accolade while serving as a team captain and earning team MVP honors as a senior in 2018. She took home First Team All-WesCo 2A/3A honors in her junior and senior seasons.

Doud also plays softball and runs track & field for the Wildcats, including helping break the program record in the 4x100-meter relay. Her father, Pat, played football at Santa Clara.

Additional highlights include:

  • 2017-18 Everett Herald All-Area Team
  • 2015-16 Honorable Mention All-WesCo 2A/3A
  • 2015-16 1A/2A Cascade Volleyball District Champions
  • 2A State Finishes: 6th place 2015/3rd place 2016
  • 2019 AMHS Scholar Athlete Award
  • 2019 AMHS Terry Ennis Our Lady of Victory Award
  • 2019 United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award


Lawton earned first team all-league honors as a senior in 2018 and helped the Angels to their fourth straight 4A/5A Denver Prep League championship. Denver East reached the quarterfinals of the CHSAA State Volleyball Tournament and posted a top-10 finish in state during Lawton's junior and senior seasons, in which she served as a team captain.

Additional highlights include:

  • 2017-18 Academic All-State
  • 2018 Halo Award: Person who best represents East High School volleyball program
  • 2017 Second Team All-5A/4A Denver Prep League

2019-20 SIGNEES

Katie Lawton

Claire Doud

Haley Flanagan

Julia Sangiacomo


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