Women's Volleyball

    Taylor Whittingham
    Taylor  Whittingham


    Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

    High School:
    Santa Margarita HS




    Laguna Beach



    No. 2 USC Fights Off Dog Attack For 3-1 Win Over No. 5 Washington

    The Women of Troy are now one of three remaining undefeated teams in the country


    No. 2 USC Cages Cougars For 3-0 Sweep

    The Women of Troy held Washington State to a .000 hitting percentage for their 15th straight victory


    No. 3 USC Tops No. 8 Stanford in Five-Set Thriller on The Farm

    Senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio scored a career-high 34.0 points to power the Women of Troy to victory


    No. 3 USC Bounces Bruins in Three-Set Pac-12 Opener

    The Women of Troy are 13-0 to start a season for the fifth time in head coach Mick Haley's 15-year tenure


    No. 3 Trojans Top Terrapins in 3-0 Sweep

    The Women of Troy complete pre-conference tournament play with a perfect 12-0 record

    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.