As a 2006 senior and team co-captain, Dillon will compete for playing time as a setter...she could also see action as a defensive specialist.
In her 2005 junior season, Dillon played in every match and served as a backup setter and defensive specialist...had a 1.48 digs-per-game average...recorded a season-high 15 assists in the season opener on Aug. 27 against Cal Poly...registered double digits in digs four times during the season, including a season-high 11 on Nov. 19 at Arizona State...had her lone kill of the season on Dec. 2 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against UC Santa Barbara.
As a USC newcomer, Dillon assumed the responsibility as the team's starting setter in the 6-2 rotation as a 2004 sophomore...started 28-of-29 matches while splitting time with teammate Kimi Freeburg...averaged 7.45 assists per game and ranked 10th in the Pac-10...made her USC debut versus Georgia Tech on Aug. 27 and collected 21 assists...had a season-best three service aces against American on Sept. 10...notched five assist-dig double-double performances...collected 24 assists in each of USC's NCAA first and second round matches against College of Charleston (Dec. 2) and Kansas State (Dec. 3)...registered 32 assists against San Diego (Dec. 10) and a season-best 42 assists vs. Nebraska (Dec. 11) at the NCAA Regionals in Louisville...finished the season with a 24-assist effort against Minnesota in the NCAA national semifinal.
2003 (San Jose State)
Dillon played one season (2003) at San Jose State...earned a starting role at setter as a freshman...led the team with 1,349 total assists and a 12.26 assist per game average...named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Tournament team...also received WAC All-Academic recognition...her team went 10-20 overall.
Dillon is a 2003 graduate of Long Beach (Calif.) Wilson High...a four-year volleyball letterwinner, she once set a national record by collecting 98 assists in a single match...led prep squad to the 2002 CIF Division I finals, as well as two CIF Division I Southern Section Championships and two Moore League Championships in 2001 and 2002...named to the 2002 CIF All-Championship team and All-CIF Division I second team...also named to the All-CIF Division I Southern Section first team as a junior and senior...a two-time All-Moore League first team pick (2001, 2002) and 2002 Moore League MVP...named to the 2002 Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team...played five years of club volleyball with Cal Juniors (1999-2003), and one year each with American Flyers (1997) and Seal Beach (1996)...an all-tournament selection at the 2001 and 2003 Junior Olympics...she is a AAA-rated beach volleyball player...also earned numerous academic awards as a prep...a four-year Honor Roll student and Distinguished Scholar who was selected as Valedictorian of her senior class.
Allison Marie Dillon was born on Aug. 20, 1985, in Los Alamitos, Calif...daughter of Dale and Maureen Dillon, she has one older brother, Kyle, and younger sister, Emily...father played collegiate basketball at Long Beach State (1974-77)...names the AVP's Misty May as her biggest sports hero...favorite television shows is Grey's Anatomy...favorite movie is Corrina, Corrina...her two favorite pastimes include volleyball and dance...majoring in occupational therapy.