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Everything you need to know about USC's 20th sport as Sand Volleyball premieres on Saturday morning...

Sand-Volley-Team-Lifeguard.jpgTeam: Sand Volleyball

Coach: Anna Collier

Captain: Geena Urango

Roster: The Women of Troy are mostly made up of top indoor talents like All-Americans Kendall Bateman and Natalie Hagglund.  Click here for the rest. 

Home Court: Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica

(Note: USC is constructing a sand volleyball stadium on campus across from Galen Center.)

Opener: Saturday at 10 a.m. vs. Loyola Marymount

Format: The contest will begin with five matches between pairs to determine the team competition followed by bracket play to crown the best duo.

History: The Trojans will make history this weekend in the first year of official NCAA play.  USC alums have been stars on the beach for decades.  April Ross and Jennifer Kessy form one of the top teams on the sand with 20 tournament wins including the 2009 FIVB World Championship.

Mission Statement: "Sand volleyball is about to explode in this country. Our goal is to build one of the signature women's sand volleyball programs in the nation. We will be extremely competitive this year. As long as we execute the skills required in sand volleyball, we can compete with­--and beat­--any school in the nation." - Head coach Anna Collier

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