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Carly Schnieder

  • height 5-10
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High school Mother of Mercy
  • height 5-10
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High school Mother of Mercy

Carly Schnieder Bio


  • 2016-17 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018, 2019, 2020 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018, 2021 AVCA Top Flight Honoree
  • 2018 CCSA All-Academic Team
  • 2018 USA Volleyball Collegiate Championship Qualifier
  • 2018 NCSA All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year


  • Leaves South Carolina with 92 career wins, making her just one of three individuals to reach 90 wins.
  • Also in the record book ranked second in program history for career starts, career conference wins and career wins over ranked opponents.
  • Her career win percentage of .652 is good for fifth in program history (min. 50 starts).
  • Finished her final season with the team with a 26-6 record, earning her AVCA Top Flight honors.
  • Of her 26 wins, 12 came against conference rivals and seven came against nationally ranked opponents.
  • Paired with Morgyn Greer for most of the spring, the duo’s 23 wins is the third-highest win total for a pair in a single season in program history, and their 11 wins against conference opponents is a single-season record.


  • Moved to the top of the lineup with partner Jess Vastine, playing nine matches at No. 1 and the other three at No. 2 before the season was cut short.
  • Grinded out a 15-21, 21-17, 17-15 win with Vastine on court one for the clinching point to help the Gamecocks take down No. 14 Long Beach State on March 7, 3-2.
  • Enters 2020-21 with 66 career wins, good for sixth in program history.


  • Finished the year with a 19-11 overall record, most notably going 13-9 at No. 3 and 5-1 at No. 5.
  • Had six wins over CCSA rivals and four wins against ranked opponents.
  • Clinched a 3-2 win over No. 4 LSU with a 21-17, 17-21, 15-13 win over the Tigers.
  • Closed out the season with a dominating 21-13, 21-7 over No. 9 FIU at the CCSA tournament.


  • Went 19-8 in duals in the No. 3 position (21-10 overall), including a team-best 8-1 record against conference rivals with teammate Julia Mannisto.
  • Of their 21 total wins, nine came against AVCA top-20 opponents.
  • Their 21 total wins rank sixth in program history for a single season. After two full season together, Schnieder and Mannisto are now the winningest pair in program history (with 43 wins).
  • Paired with Katie Smith in the opening weekend of the season, and went 2-1 with wins over Florida State and FAU.
  • Signature wins over Georgia State (3x), LSU, Hawai’i, Grand Canyon and FIU.
  • Qualified for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Championship.
  • Earned the NCSA All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year, the first college beach volleyball student-athlete to be recognized.


  • Had a career year, winning 22 matches with teammate Julia Mannisto. The duo went 12-4 in the threes pair, 9-6 in the fours and 1-0 in the fives.
  • Tied for the most wins in program history by a freshman.
  • Mannisto and Schnieder helped clinch the team’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over No. 11 FIU to open the season, as they won their match at the threes in three sets.
  • As a pair, the two won four matches against teams ranked in the AVCA Top-15 coaches poll.


  • Won the AAU National Championship with Gamecock teammate Katie Smith in the summer of 2016
  • Also won the USA Beach Volleyball National Championship with Smith in the summer of ’16.
  • Southwest District first team honoree.
  • First-team GGCL.
  • Plays club volleyball with Ohio Valley Beach Volleyball Academy for coach Rob Long.
  • Won the U18 club national championship with OVBVA and teammate Katie Smith, and was an AVCA High School beach volleyball honorable mention All-American.


  • Daughter of John and Gwen Schnieder.
  • Mother played volleyball at Xavier, and cousins Brent and Garrett Celek are NFL players.
  • Pharmaceutical Studies major.