Women's Volleyball

    Khalia Lanier
    Khalia  Lanier


    Scottsdale, Ariz.

    High School:
    Xavier College Prep




    Arizona Storm

    Human Biology


    WVB EuroTrip 2017: Day 7 - Maribor, Slovenia

    USC sophomore outside hitter Khalia Lanier talks about the Trojans' seventh day on a trip through Europe


    Khalia Lanier Wins Gold at U20 Pan-American Cup with Team USA

    USC volleyball sophomore outside hitter Khalia Lanier led Team USA with 16 points in the gold-medal victory


    Lanier, Ruddins, Whittingham Receive Post-Season Recognition

    The three Trojans were instrumental in USC's run to a 26th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament


    Lanier and Ruddins Receive AVCA Pacific South All-Region Honors

    The Trojan duo was instrumental to USC's run to a 26th consecutive NCAA tournament berth


    USC Eliminated by Hawai'i in Five-Set NCAA First-Round Match

    The Women of Troy completed the season with an 18-14 overall record

    Khalia Lanier is a freshman outside hitter for the Women of Troy.

    Lanier was the 2016 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year and the 2015 Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year2016 Gatorade National Athlete of the Year finalist… was a four-year letterwinner as an outside hitter at Xavier College Preparatory in Scottsdale, Ariz., under head coach Lamar Renee-Bryant… 2016 Under Armour All-American and Volleyball Magazine High School All-American2012 PrepVolleyball All-American2013 National Sophomore of the Year2014 Arizona Division I Section III Most Valuable Player… ranked No. 1 Senior Ace by PrepVolleyballMaxPreps No. 1-ranked Recruit2013 and 2014 Nike Tournament of Champions Most Valuable Player2012 USAV High Performance All-Tournament Team… chosen to Arizona All-State First Team three times and was the 2015 Arizona State Volleyball Player of the Year… member of the National Honors Society and the National Latin Honors Society.

    Lanier started her international volleyball career as a member of the 2011 USAV Future Select Team… named a 2012 High Performance All-American and to the High Performance All-Tournament Team… captained the 2012 team to a bronze medal… captained the 2013 USAV HP team to the silver medal… helped U.S. U18 Youth National Team to the 2015 World Championship silver medal. 

    Lanier played six years with Arizona Storm Volleyball Club… helped the Storm reach the 2013 and 2014 Girls’ Junior National Championships… took second place at the GJNC in 2015 and third place in 2016… named Most Valuable Player at the 2013 GJNCthree-time GJNC All-American (2014-16).

    Khalia Imani Lanier was born on Sept. 19, 1998, in Scottsdale, Ariz.… parents are Bob and Rose Lanier… has two brothers, Ravance and Kamal, and one sister, Kahori… father Bob played basketball at St. Bonaventure University where the court is named in his honor; he was the first overall pick of the 1970 NBA draft and went on to become an eight-time all-star during his career with the Detroit Pistons (1970-80) and Milwaukee Bucks (1980-84); entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992 and served as the interim head coach of the Golden State Warriors in 1994-95… lists her father as her biggest sports hero and wears No. 16 as a tribute to his athletic career; his number 16 is retired by both the Pistons and the Bucks… lists The Help as her favorite movie… aspires to one day play volleyball in the Olympics… majoring in human biology.