SAN ANTONIO — On Wednesday, UTSA volleyball coach Carol Price-Torok announced that a trio of student-athletes have officially signed their letter of intent to join the squad ahead of the 2024 season in the form of Caroline Tredwell, Ally Tribe, and Martina Franco.
Caroline Tredwell | 6-2 | MB | Flower Mound, Texas | Flower Mound HS
A 6-2 middle blocker out of Flower Mound HS, Tredwell has collected a wealth of accolades across her high school and prep career, including an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American nod, an AVCA Best and Brightest selection and was on the AVCA Girls High School All-Region team in 2023. She also got the job done in the classroom, earning a 2022 Academic All-District selection thanks to a 4.82 GPA while serving as a National Honor Society Member.
Still competing in her senior season, Tredwell helped the Jaguars to a Bi-District Championship in 2022 and, thus far, has claimed championships at the District, Bi-district, and Area levels in 2023. She recently advanced past the Regional Quarterfinals and, at the club level, was a GJNC Silver Medalist and All-Tournament team pick with Dallas Skyline 17 Black.
Tredwell will study marketing at UTSA to pursue a career in athletic marketing and communications. She is the daughter of Peter and Kathleen Tredwell, as her father bowled at Indiana while her mother was a First-Team All-American middle blocker at Eastern Connecticut State. Additionally, her uncle Tim Tredwell played basketball at Elmira College, and her great-uncle played football at Wisconsin.
Head Coach Carol Price-Torok on Tredwell:
“Caroline is a dynamic middle blocker that can elevate fast and work the ball around the court. Her playing experience for one of the top schools and clubs in Texas will allow her to transition to the college game fast and add speed to our middle position. Throughout the recruiting process, her energy was contagious and we have seen tremendous growth in her game this past year. We are excited to welcome Caroline to the 2-1-0 family!”
Ally Tribe | 6-1 | OH | Columbus, Texas | Columbus HS
A native of Columbus, Texas, Tribe was a standout performer at Columbus HS, where she was a three-sport athlete. Tribe and the Cardinals have spent the past two seasons as District Champions and State Semifinalists, going 45-4 in 2022 and 38-9 in 2021.
Individually, Tribe has claimed a pair of unanimous District MVP honors, two TABC All-State selections, a 2022 TSA First-Team All-State nod, and was the Offensive Player of the Year on the THSCA Super Elite Team.
Tribe played her club ball at Texstar, leading the squad to an AAU National Championship her freshman year and finishing third as a junior. Tribe was a two-time selection to the AAU All-Star Team.
Outside of volleyball, she was a three-time District Champion in basketball and the District Offensive MVP in her freshman and sophomore seasons. She cracked the TABC All-Region and All-State teams as a junior and also played softball, where she helped the Cardinals reach regionals twice.
Tribe is the daughter of Philip and Stephanie Tribe. Her father was a former baseball player at Rice and had a stint in the New York Yankees minor league system, while her mother played volleyball at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Additionally, she will major in Speech Pathology at UTSA.
Head Coach Carol Price-Torok on Tribe:
“Ally’s versatility and grit are what set her apart in the recruiting process. Her hunger to make an impact on this program is evident with her joining us early this Spring. The training she will receive this Spring will, without a doubt, help her reach the goals she has set for herself at UTSA! We are excited to finally welcome Ally to the 2-1-0!
Martina Franco | 5-11 | OH | San Lorenzo, Santa Fe, Argentina | Nuestra señora de la Misericordia 8111
A 5-11 outside hitter from Argentina, Franco is the daughter of Martin Oscar Franco and Luciana Sabrina Fiorenza and competed at Red Star de San Lorenzo Tennis Club and the Argentine National Team. With Red Star, she helped the squad achieve promotion to the A1 division of the Rosarina Association and has been a top competitor for Argentina.
While representing her country, Franco helped Argentina to a U19 South American Championship in 2022 and was called up to the senior squad in 2023. Additionally, she was a National Champion Sante Fe Region All-State Team member in 2022 and a Villa Dora Senior Team National League Participant.
Head Coach Carol Price-Torok on Franco:
“We are excited to be welcoming Martina to our program as she brings a wealth of high level of international playing experience and a fiery personality on the court! She is an athletic six rotation player that can score in a variety of ways. Having spent time with the Argentina Youth National Team, the diversity of global competition will provide an opportunity to compete in the American Conference right away. Welcome to San Antonio Martina!”