Elli McKissock, the star libero from The First Academy in Florida, was destined to be a great athlete when her first word ever spoken was “ball.” Miami, Washington, Texas, and Florida all sought to receive her commitment, but there’s no place like home. Elli McKissock, the Florida native, verbally committed to the University of Florida after accumulating 1,490 digs and counting during her volleyball career at The First Academy. Despite her young start to athletics, McKissock did not begin playing volleyball until the age of 12. Hard work and dedication to the game she loved earned her many offers from the nation’s top programs.
As a senior captain of her team, McKissock is poised for a monster year as a 5th year varsity player. McKissock immediately made an impact on her high school team when she was only in middle school. The 8th grade libero helped lead her team to win the Florida 3A State Volleyball Championship which sparked her soon to be college career. By her junior season, McKissock also played outside for the Lady Royals and earned herself the Florida Dairy Farmers 2018 Class 5A Girls’ Volleyball Player of the Year.
Elli is not alone in her volleyball journey as her sister, Matti McKissock, also plays Division I volleyball for the Georgia Institute of Technology. To get a jumpstart on her college career, Elli decided she wants to graduate a semester early from high school and early enroll at the University of Florida. Even though she will cut her club volleyball one year short, she was able to accumulate 5 national championships. However, 5 isn’t enough. Elli wants to finish out her last season for her club team, Top Select 18, by remaining the #1 ranked team in the country. Follow @elli_mckissock on the Press Sports App to keep up with her stellar club career, and to watch her success at the University of Florida.