Beach Volleyball Adds Graduate Transfer Morgyn Greer for Spring 2020
Greer played for four years at the University of Florida on its indoor team
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Head beach volleyball coach Moritz Moritz announced Tuesday afternoon that Morgyn Greer will join the Gamecocks as a graduate transfer, starting in the spring 2020 semester. Greer played on the indoor team at the University of Florida for four years, and will have two seasons of beach eligibility. She will be the seventh newcomer on the roster heading into the program’s seventh season, joining fellow graduate transfer Madison Brabham and six freshmen: Skylar Allen, Ashley Brasfield, Kaeli Crews, Eliza Epps, Peyton Gray and Sophie Manson.
“The first thing I think Morgyn is going to bring is a level of grit and determination,” Moritz said, “and I think that’s just something you’re going to get as a product of being a part of a Florida program that is as successful as they are and with the expectations that they have at that program. For Morgyn, it’s going to be bringing in her experience and her knowledge of culture and how to develop and build on that side of it. We’ve had success with grad students, and while the transition is a quick one, when you come in with her level of maturity and experience and leadership, that’s something you can lend to the team quickly.”
Greer played in 54 career matches in Gainesville, and enjoyed deep postseason runs as a Gator. The team reached the national semifinal in 2017, and made the round of 16 in 2018 and 2019, winning no fewer than 26 matches in any of her four seasons on campus. Before Florida, Greer played sand volleyball while also competing in basketball, track and dance at Dripping Springs High School in Texas. With her club team, Austin Juniors, she played on its top squad from eighth grade on and helped the team reach the USA Volleyball Open Division. As a high school senior, she was named an UnderArmour High School All-American and was ranked 33rd in the 2015 Senior Aces Top 100 rankings. She also had experience training at the national level for beach and indoor, making the 2014 Girls Youth National Team and 2016 Junior National Team indoor, and trained with the Girls A2 Beach Team in 2015.
After earning her degree in political science at Florida, Greer will now pursue a Masters of Public Administration at South Carolina, with the goal of working in the legislative branch or being a part of a non-profit organization.
With the 2020 roster now set, Moritz is eagerly anticipating the upcoming winter preseason before the season kicks off in late February.
“This class – whether they’re a defender or a blocker – are really going to continue to build on what our graduating seniors have developed over their four years and what our juniors and sophomores are continuing to develop as well,” Moritz said. “They all come in with excitement and respect for the legacy this program has been building over the last several years and comes in with the expectation to come in and make it even stronger.”
South Carolina beach volleyball has won 20 or more duals in four consecutive seasons, but came just shy of making the eight-team field for the 2019 NCAA tournament. The Gamecocks return six starters from last season, highlighted by 20-game winners Katie Smith, Hannah Edelman and Franky Harrison.