Women's Volleyball


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    Taylor Whittingham
    Taylor  Whittingham

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

    High School:
    Santa Margarita HS

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    L

    Experience:
    3V

    Club:
    Laguna Beach

    Major:
    Communication

    09/16/2016

    No. 21 Trojans Top Terrapins to Tally 400th Win For Haley

    The Women of Troy won their eighth consecutive match to close out non-conference play

    09/15/2016

    No. 21 USC Lowers Boom on Sooners in 3-0 Sweep

    The Trojans took down Oklahoma in straight sets to win their seventh consecutive match

    09/10/2016

    No. 24 Trojans Fry Rice For Adidas Invitational Title

    The Women of Troy clinched their sixth consecutive win on a 3-1 victory over the Owls

    09/10/2016

    No. 24 USC Wins Fifth Straight in Sweep of Oakland

    Sophomore outside hitter Alyse Ford led the Women of Troy with 11 kills

    09/09/2016

    No. 24 USC Bumps Bearkats in 3-0 Sweep

    The Women of Troy won their fourth straight match to open the Rice Adidas Invitational I

    2016
    Taylor Whittingham is in her senior season as a libero for the Women of Troy.

    2015
    As a junior, Whittingham was named a Volleyball Magazine third-team All-AmericanAVCA All-Pacific South Region selection… Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention and Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention… named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in her career on Oct. 19… named to the UNI Tournament All-Tournament Team… started all 36 matches and played in all 130 sets for the Trojans… led the Pac-12 in digs (611) and digs per set (4.70 dps)… her 611 digs ranked fifth in USC single-season history and 4.70 dps ranked ninth in USC history… crossed the 1,000-career digs plateau… reached double-digit digs in 33 matches and set a season high with 31 digs at Oregon State (Oct. 23)… recorded at least 20 digs in eight matches… had 18 service aces and 128 assists (0.98 dps, third on the team). 

    2014
    As a sophomore, 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.

    2013
    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).

    HIGH SCHOOL
    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.

    CLUB VOLLEYBALL
    Whittingham played seven 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.

    PERSONAL
    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 13 years old… majoring in communication.

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