Wed, Jan 23
EAST GREENSBORO (January 23, 2019) – North Carolina A&T volleyball coach Hal Clifton announced Wednesday the addition of Mallory Porcher (6-foot, freshman, middle blocker, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Fla.) to the volleyball roster starting in the spring of 2019.
“Mallory is a physical player, which is one of the things we immediately noticed about her,” said Clifton. “She creates a presence on the front row, and she can back it up. She can hit with power through and around the block. She is a solid blocker and will put pressure on our opponents.”
Porcher played high school volleyball under head coach Danny Eleutiza. As a senior at Dr. Phillips High School, she posted a .585 hitting percentage while averaging 2.71 kills per set for the Panthers. She also had 34 total blocks in 53 sets played. After her senior season, she earned team MVP. As a junior, she received the “She’s Got Game” award from the team. She was named the Panthers’ best offensive player as a freshman.
Top Select 17-Elite Blake was her club team under Blake Rawlins. The team finished first at the Disney Qualifier Tour of Texas and second at the Big South Qualifier Junior National Championships.
Her father Robert Porcher, Sr., was a three-time NFL All-Pro at defensive end for the Detroit Lions. In college, her father played for fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) school S.C. State. Porcher’s brother Robert Porcher, Jr., plays football at Virginia Tech. After she graduates, she wants to direct and produce reality television shows.
“We are thrilled to have her come in during the spring so that she can jump right in and get used to our system of play,” said Clifton. “We love her physicality and competitive drive.”
The Aggies are a program on the rise. They finished 14-12 overall and 7-3 in the MEAC. The Aggies made it to the MEAC championship match before losing to Howard. The Aggies finished above .500 for the first time in 12 years, and they made the conference tournament championship match for the first time in 13 years.