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Emma Clothier


Player profile

(Updated September 2021)
Middle Blocker
Carrollton, Texas
high school


  • 2021 Preseason All-ACC Team
  • 2020 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2020 Volleyball Magazine Honorable Mention All-American
  • 2020 AVCA All-East Region
  • 2020 All-ACC First Team
  • 2020 Academic All-ACC Team
  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 Academic All-ACC Team
  • 2019 All-ACC Freshman Team
  • Fifth at FSU in career hitting percentage (.361)
  • Ninth at FSU in career service percentage (.944)
  • 12th at FSU in career blocks per set (1.16)

JUNIOR (2021):

  • Recorded eight kills and three blocks vs. Tulane.
  • Totaled five kills, five aces, four digs, and two blocks vs. Samford.
  • Added five kills and six blocks vs. VCU.
  • Was named to the Seminole Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament Team.
  • Had 12 kills, two service aces and three blocks vs. Georgia.
  • Tough matchup with 14 kills, a .407 hitting percentage and eight blocks at UCF.
  • Named to the UCF Invitational All-Tournament team.
  • Totaled 12 kills, a .429 hitting percentage and four blocks vs. FGCU.
  • Recorded nine kills, five blocks and two service aces in four-set win over Florida.
  • Had 10 kills at Notre Dame along with four digs and three blocks.
  • Contributed with eight kills and a .300 hitting percentage at No. 5 Louisville.
  • Recorded 13 kills, two service aces and four digs vs. NC State with a .632 hitting percentage.
  • Added seven kills and five blocks in 3-0 sweep over North Carolina.
  • Put down 13 kills vs. Miami.
  • Tallied 12 kills and seven digs vs. Duke.


Completed a tremendous second year at FSU, earning All-America and All-ACC First Team honors…Led the Seminoles in points (222.0)…Averaged 2.70 kills per set, 1.02 blocks per set and hit at a .483 that ranked second nationally…Her .483 hitting percentage ranks as the fifth-highest in a season by a Seminole…Totaled seven matches with double-digit kills, including 19 in a five-set win vs. North Carolina in Pittsburgh on March 27…Totaled 13 kills vs. UCF (2/26) and 13 against Notre Dame (3/12)…Hit above .400 in 13 of her 18 matches played…Put down seven balls in eight swings with no attack errors (.875) vs. Clemson on Feb. 13…Her 13-kill performance vs. UCF included just one attack error in 20 swings (.600)…Totaled eight matched with four more blocks…Her season high for points contributed was 24.0 vs. UNC in the five-set win…Phenomenal fall season with the Seminoles in 2020…Produced 41 kills, 11 blocks and hit .507 in four matches…Delivered a 15-kill, .682 hitting performance in the opener at Georgia Tech on Oct. 7…Added 13 kills in 21 swings in a 3-1 win at Miami on Oct. 15…Hit at least .462 in three of her four matches played…Finished the fall third nationally with a .507 hitting percentage.

FRESHMAN (2019):

A consistent presence in the middle for the Seminoles, Clothier shined in her first season of collegiate volleyball, playing in all 29 matches and 105 sets, along with 27 starts…named to the All-ACC Freshman Team as she finished second on the team, fifth in the ACC and 46th in the NCAA with a 1.24 blocks per set average…she had the eighth-highest blocks per set average in the country among all freshmen and third among players from Power 5 schools…added 140 kills offensively at a .256 percentage, along with 20 digs, five service aces and three assists…combined for a .474 hitting percentage on opening weekend against No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 3 Minnesota, recording 11 kills with two errors on 19 attacks…recorded five blocks, including two solo, along with six kills in a win against FAU on September 6…posted a .556 hitting percentage with six kills in a road win at TCU on September 8…tallied six blocks, two solo, as well as four kills on September 14 against St. John’s…opened ACC play with four blocks and four kills on the road at Duke…set a career-high with 11 blocks against No. 4 Pitt on October 6, which tied for the sixth most in a match in FSU history, as well as was tied for the second-most in the NCAA this season in a four-set match against a ranked team…had 10 kills and six blocks on the road at North Carolina (October 13)…posted a .556 hitting percentage with six kills and four blocks at home against Boston College…registered seven blocks, two solo, and added five kills in a road win on October 27 at Clemson…tallied nine kills and three blocks at home versus Miami…had eight blocks, three service aces and three kills in a road sweep at Virginia Tech (November 1)…finished with eight blocks and six kills against Louisville on November 10…totaled 10 blocks, three solo, along with four kills at home on November 17 against North Carolina…closed out the regular season with eight blocks and four kills at Miami…recorded 10 kills and five blocks in the NCAA Tournament match against UCF on December 5.


Led the Hebron Hawks to three consecutive Texas High School State Championships from 2015 to 2017, and was most recently named an AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention and earned her third straight First Team All-District nod. In her senior season, Clothier was named a Senior Ace Top 100, finishing her high school career ranked No. 83 in the nation. She also brings a strong academic performance to the team, as she was named Academic All-District in 2015, 2016 and 2017, and All-State in 2018.

Other accomplishments:
Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All State (2017, 2018)
Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches (TAVC) All State (2017)
TGCA Legacy All-Star (2017, 2018)
AVCA Phenom List (2016)
TAVC Player to Watch (2018)
University Interscholastic League State Championship All-Tournament Team (2017)
Pearland Tournament Varsity All-Tournament (2016, 2017)
TAVC Middle Hitter Team (2017)
Texas Sports Writer Association Honorable Mention (2016)
All-Area Honorable Mention (2016)
Prep Volleyball 16’s Club All-American (2017)
Prep Volleyball “Soph 79” Highest Honorable Mention (2017)
Prep Volleyball Middle Blocker Watch List (2017)
Prep Volleyball Deep Impact Player (2016)
Prep Volleyball “Frosh 59” Honorable Mention (2015)


  • Parents: Chris and Julia Clothier.
  • Birthday: January 19, 2001.
  • Major: Health Management, Policy, and Information.
  • Social Media: @emmaclothier (IG), @ClothierEmma (Twitter), @emmaclothier_ (TikTok).
  • What is your hidden talent or something interesting about you? I have dual citizenship between England and the U.S.
  • What is your go-to favorite food? Can’t go wrong with a Chipotle burrito.
  • What is your all-time favorite movie? Avengers Endgame.
  • What is your favorite emoji? 🤩
  • What is your dream vacation? Bora Bora.
  • Do you have any superstitions? Telekinesis.
  • What superpower do you wish you had? Flying.
  • If you could go on tour with any musician/band, who would it be? The Killers.
  • Who would win in an arm wrestling match on the team? Lauryn Burrows.
  • What artist are you listening to the most? Khalid.
  • What is your hype song(s)? Monster by Kanye West.
  • What are your favorite pair of shoes? My Air Force 1s.
  • What is one lesson from the coaches that you have carried with you both on and off the court? Be comfortable being uncomfortable.