The top-seeded Women of Troy defeated the Gamecocks to advance to the second round
2017 Now a senior, Nicolette Martin begins her final season as a team captain for USC.
2016 As a junior, Martin played exclusively alongside Allie Wheeler at the No. 3 position… sported a 36-5 record overall with a 31-4 mark in dual matches… went to three-sets fifteen times on the season, going 12-3… named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team… won the Hawai’i Invitational silver bracket championship… provided one of the points in the 3-0 sweep over Florida State in the national championship match… produced a 17-match winning streak (March 19-April 10)… together with Wheeler, named the conference’s first-ever Pac-12 Pair of the Week (March 8).
2015 As a sophomore, Martin went 34-5 overall with a 25-2 mark in duals… teamed with Allie Wheeler to produce a 22-2 record at the No. 4 position… paired with Jenna Belton to go 3-0 at the No. 4 position in three duals… won 14 straight matches between April 11-19… partnered with Wheeler win the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge Bronze title… advanced to the Queen of the Beach Gold quarterfinal and the Pac-12 Invitational Silver final with Wheeler… provided the clinching points in USC’s wins over Stetson and Pepperdine in the AVCA National Championships… teamed with Wheeler to earn a bid into the main draw of AVP Seattle as the 16th seed.
2014 As a freshman, Martin went 30-5 overall with a 23-1 mark in dual matches… played primarily at No. 5 with partner Allie Wheeler where the duo was 17-1 with a 24-5 overall mark as a pair… also played in duals with Paige Hines (4-0) and with Brooke Fournier (2-0) with a 1-0 record at the top court… advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rainbow Wahine Spring Challenge, the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge Bronze bracket and the Pac-12 Invitational… won 11 straight matches from March 25-April 13.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB Martin was a four-year letterwinner as an outside hitter at Canyon HS in Anaheim, Calif.… was 2012 All-CIF Division 1A as a senior… earned first-team All-League both her junior and senior year… named team MVP junior and senior year… played on USAV Beach U19 team for two years where she was on the second travel team in 2012… earned fifth place in the 2013 high performance championships, and third place in the 2012 AAU Nationals… finished ninth at the 2012 Chula Vista USA Volleyball IDQ… earned a fourth-place finish at the 2012 U18 Junior Olympics… played club for Golden West VBC for two years and Tustin Volleyball Club for one year.
PERSONAL Nicolette Hunter Martin was born on March 2, 1995, in Mission Viejo, Calif.… parents are Clarissa and Todd Martin… has one brother, Jacob… lists Misty May-Treanor as her biggest sports heroine… had her artwork displayed at the 2014 “Artletics” on-campus exhibit that featured the works of USC student-athletes… aspires to work for Disney Animation… majoring in fine arts.