Class of 2020 outside hitter Allison Jacobs has verbally committed to play volleyball at UCLA. Jacobs recently completed her sophomore season at West Ranch high school in Valencia, CA, a suburb north of Los Angeles. The 5’11” outside hitter is an impressive early addition to the 2020 class for coach Michael Sealy and the Bruins who recently made it to the final 16 of the NCAA tournament, before losing to eventual runner-up Florida.
Jacobs became the first player in school history to start as a freshman on varsity in 2016, collecting All-Foothill League Second Team honors. In 2017, she was an All-Foothill League First Team selection in a season highlighted by a career high 36 kills on the road against rival Valencia High School. The young Wildcats’ team finished 5-5 in league play in 2017.
Both of Jacobs’ parents attended UCLA, where her father Brian played football. Her sister Katie Jacobs just completed her freshman year for the Bruins as a backup setter.
Although it was a tough decision for Jacobs, she felt a comfort level in Westwood. “I’ve gone to the games since I was like 5, literally just growing up on campus, so I’ve always known I was comfortable there and the coaching staff really fits my style.”
Jacobs plays club volleyball for Legacy Volleyball Club Girls Elite 16s under the direction of coach Walt Ker. In addition, Jacobs was chosen for the USA Select A1 Red team.