Women's Volleyball
    USC Players Spend Afternoon With Local Kids

    Feb. 8, 2011

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    LOS ANGELES -- Last Friday, the USC women's volleyball team spent time with local children at the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA in Los Angeles. The Women of Troy used the opportunity to talk with the group of kids about the benefits of going to college, as well as teaching them about the sport of volleyball.

    "I think spending time with kids in the surrounding community makes them aware that they have role models close by," said USC women's volleyball head coach Mick Haley. "These kids now know our players are here and that they can come watch them in action with the ability to have access to them from time to time. I think it makes USC that much more of a friendlier place to the community. These kids may strive to come to USC because they see the advantages and opportunities here. I see this as a positive experience for everyone involved."

    USC is coming off another successful season as the Women of Troy finished with a No. 3 national ranking and their sixth NCAA Final Four appearance in 11 years.