For the second time in three years, Trojans miss a chance at a playoff on the final putt.
THIS SEASON Senior Lisa McCloskey is a three-time All-American who is in her second year with the Trojans after transferring from Pepperdine. One of the nation's top golfers, McCloskey missed the 2011 NCAA Regional and Final due to a rib injury but is healthy again and focused on helping USC work toward its third national title.
2010-11 McCloskey, ranked among the top 5 in the country last year by Golfweek.com, earned NGCA All-American second team and All-Pac-10 first team honors as a 2011 junior in her first year at USC. She helped Troy to the 2011 Pac-10 title, though she suffered a rib injury during the event, forcing her to miss the final round as well as the rest of the post-season ... She posted six top 11 finishes as a junior, including three top 4s to start the year ... She tied for fourth at the 2010 Fall Preview at 5-under 211 (74-70-67), tied for fourth again at the Mason Rudolph Championship at 7-under 209 (70-72-67), finished fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at 5-under 211 (72-75-64) and tied for 10th at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge at 3-over 216 (69-73-74) to finish the fall campaign ... She opened spring play with a tie for 11th at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at 9-over 222 (73-72-77) and tied for seventh at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at 1-under 215 (73-70-72) ... Her final round 64 at the Edean Ihlanfeldt, which included nine birdies and one bogey, tied Irene Cho's school record set at the 2006 Guadalajara Invitational. It broke USC's best round by a Trojan on American soil, which belonged to Salas, who had a 65 at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships at the Stanford G.C. ... Her 72.00 stroke average is fifth-best ever at USC and her four rounds in the 60s tied for second-most on the team ... She played as an amateur in the LPGA's 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, though she missed the cut ... During the summer of 2011, she qualified for a spot in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open, but did not make the cut ... She was USC's top finisher at the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur, advancing past the 156-player, 36-hole stroke play portion and through to the second round of match-play before falling. She also reached the semifinals of the Women's North and South Amateur Championship.
PEPPERDINE In two seasons at Pepperdine, she posted a career stroke average of 74.42, good for seventh on the school's all-time list ... An All-American both years, she competed in 22 tournaments and 66 rounds, posting three wins, six top 10 finishes and 11 in the top 20 ... 2009-2010: Won two tournaments and posted a 74.06 scoring average as a sophomore ... Named an All-American honorable mention by both Golfweek and the NGCA ... Was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and to the All-WCC first team ... Final national rankings were #39 by Golfweek/Sagarin and #45 by Golfstat ... Was the medalist at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge with a 2-under 211 (71-67-73) and at the WCC Championships with a 9-over 225 (77-74-74) ... Those were her only top 10 results, and had five top 20 finishes ... Tied for 36th at the NCAA East Regional (70-75-76=221) and tied for 61st at the NCAA Championships (74-77-77-72=300) ... Had three sub-par rounds, led by a 4-under 67 in the second round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge ... Named WCC Player of the Month twice (October and April) ... Made the WCC All-Academic first team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors ... 2008-2009: Earned PING All-American honorable mention notice as a freshman ... Had an extraordinary fall season, then had to recover from an appendectomy over the winter break ... Went on to also earn WCC Freshman of the Year and All-WCC first team honors ... Averaged 74.79 strokes in 33 rounds at all 11 tournaments ... Finished #85 in the Golfweek/Sagarin index and #86 in the Golfstat rankings ... Broke former Pepperdine All-American Katherine Hull's NCAA record when she became the first women's college player ever to score less than 200 with a winning total of a 17-under 199 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown ... Fired a 67-65-67 and didn't commit a single bogey in the tournament ... The 7-under 65 tied the third-best round in school history, and her 12-under 132 after 18 holes set a Pepperdine record ... For her efforts, she also earned Golfweek and Golf World Player of the Week honors and the WCC Player of the Month award ... Earned midseason All-American honors from Golf World and a spot in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" ... Had four top 10 and six top 20 finishes ... Tied for 10th at the WCC Championships (79-75-81=235) ... Tied for 27th at the NCAA West Regional (76-73-71=220) ... Was Pepperdine's top finisher at the NCAA Championships, tying for 10th place (74-69-78-75=296) ... Had a total of seven subpar rounds ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Montgomery (Texas) High School in 2008 ... Graduated a year early and finished sixth in her graduating class ... Played three years on the varsity ... Won individual class 4A state titles her final two years ... A two-time Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Golfer of the Year ... A four-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American (2006 first team, 2005 and 2007 honorable mention, 2008 second team) ... Was the medalist during stroke play at the 2008 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship before advancing to the quarterfinals ... Also qualified for match play at the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur and the 2005 and 2006 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship ... Has more than a dozen top 10 finishes at AJGA tournaments ... A two-time AJGA Valero Texas Open winner ... Was #9 in the Golfweek Junior Rankings at the time of her letter-of-intent signing in April 2008 and attained her best ranking of #11 in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings.
PERSONAL Born in Bogota, Colombia ... Daughter of Jeff and Maria McCloskey ... Has one brother, Jay .