Women's Volleyball

    Taylor Whittingham
    Taylor  Whittingham


    Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

    High School:
    Santa Margarita HS




    Laguna Beach


    No. 22 Trojans Claim Baden Invitational Title With Sweep of No. 11 BYU

    USC senior Samantha Bricio was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player


    No. 22 USC Blows Away Chicago State in Three-Set Sweep

    The Trojans hit .344 and were led by Samantha Bricio's nine kills and three service aces


    Trojans Live the Life of Pi as No. 22 USC Knocks Off No. 7 North Carolina

    The Women of Troy won their fifth straight season opener in a four-set victory over the Tar Heels


    Samantha Bricio Receives AVCA All-America Second Team Honors

    USC junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio received her second-career selection as an AVCA second-team All-American


    Bricio and Whittingham Named to AVCA All-Pacific South Region Team

    USC junior outside hitter Samantha Bricio received her third-career selection to the AVCA all-region team

    Taylor Whittingham is in her junior season as a libero for the Women of Troy.

    As a junior, Whittingham received AVCA All-America honorable mentionAVCA All-Pacific South Region selection… Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Dec. 1)… Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention… appeared in all 32 matches and played in 115 sets… finished with 571 digs to tie USC’s sixth-best single-season mark (Debora Seilhamer, 2004) and had 11 service aces… logged career mark of seven assists at Colorado (Nov. 9) and had a career-high 33 digs at Arizona (Nov. 26)… led the Pac-12 and ranked 42nd in the country in digs (4.97 dps)… reached double digits in digs in 27 matches, had at least 20 digs in 14 matches, and crossed the 30-dig plateau twice.

    As a freshman, Whittingham appeared in 32 matches and played in 74 sets… finished with 42 digs (0.57 dps), two assists, and one service ace… posted career-best seven digs with 11 pass receptions against Northern Illinois (Sept. 7)… had six digs against Washington (Nov. 15).

    Whittingham prepped at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.… started at libero for two years, and played three years on the varsity squad… as a senior in 2012, named to the All-Trinity League Second TeamAll-Orange County Dream Team selection… as a junior, led her team to the second of back-to-back Trinity League titles… named to the All-Trinity League First Team and to the All-Orange County Dream Team… started at defensive specialist as a sophomore… a three-time recipient of the SMHS Scholar-Athlete Award… started on the varsity squad at Mission Viejo High School as a freshman… helped team to a runner-up finish in the South Coast League and received the school’s Scholar-Athlete Award.

    Whittingham played sevens years with the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club in Laguna Beach, Calif., under head coach Michael Soylular… helped her team to second place at the Champions at Fiesta Classic in 2012 and won the Champions at Fiesta Classic in the 16 Open division in 2011.

    Taylor Lyn Whittingham was born on July 15, 1995, in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.… parents are Peter and Tory Whittingham… mother Tory is a graduate of USC… twin younger siblings Taryn and Trevor are 12 years old… majoring in communication.