She redshirted for the 2011 indoor season, electing to train for the 2012 sand volleyball season.
She played in six matches for the Women of Troy as a freshman, recording five kills (0.71 kps) for a .167 hitting percentage with two aces (0.29 saps), three digs (0.43 dps), one block (0.14 bps) and 7.5 points (1.07 pps)...had one kill on Nov. 13 against Arizona State...recorded two kills and two digs on Sept. 18 against Cal State Bakersfield...posted two kills, two aces and a season-high 4.5 points on Aug. 28 against Bucknell...made her collegiate debut on Aug. 27 against Loyola Marymount.
She was a three-year varsity letterwinner at Marymount High in Los Angeles under coach Cari Klein...won four straight Sunshine League championships...was the team captain in her senior year and earned All-Sunshine League first team honors in her junior and senior seasons...earned ESPN Rise CalHiSports Girls' state athlete of the week in September 2009 after beating No. 3 Mira Costa and recording 20 kills during the match...earned several academic student of the semester honors...played club volleyball for Sunshine and Spikerz...her club team placed third at the 2010 Las Vegas Classic tournament and second at the 2008 Indiana Qualifier.
Samantha Anne Hirschmann was born on Sept. 5, 1991...parents are James and Laura...has one brother, Jimmy...father played football at Widener University and was a member of the Division III national championship team...brother was a former player on the USC men's volleyball team (2008)...favorite movies are The Sweetest Thing and Tommy Boy...favorite television shows are Sex and the City and Weeds...listens to Tiesto, Mason Jennings and Earth, Wind & Fire...plans to move to New York City and begin her own face-care company after graduation...lists Matt Cassel as her biggest sports hero...enjoys playing tennis in her spare time along with basketball, stand-up paddle boarding and hiking...has not decided on a major.
|Kills||2 vs. CS Bakersfield (9/18/10); vs. Bucknell (8/28/10)|
|Attacks||4 vs. CS Bakersfield (9/18/10)|
|Aces||2 vs. Bucknell|
|Digs||2 vs. CS Bakersfield|
|Block Assists||1 vs. Bucknell|
|Total Blocks||1 vs. Bucknell|
|Points||4.5 vs. Bucknell (8/28/10)|