USC to Host Saturday Spring Tournament on April 6
April 2, 2013
LOS ANGELES - The USC women's volleyball team will host several teams for a tournament on Saturday, April 6. The Women of Troy will begin play at 9 a.m. PT in the Galen Center practice pavilion with the final match scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Admission is free to the general public.
The Trojans will play spring tournaments on each of the Saturdays in April. The Trojans head to San Diego for the SDSU tournament on April 13 and will go east for the UC Irvine tournament on April 20. USC's spring season concludes with a tourney at Loyola Marymount on April 27.
The Trojans' spring lineup includes several key players that helped USC make a run to its fourth NCAA regional final appearance in six years. Two-time All-American senior libero Natalie Hagglund will lead the 2013 Trojans. Fellow seniors middle blocker Alexis Olgard and outsider hitter Sara Shaw will also be important cogs to the USC efforts. Juniors Emily Young, Hayley Crone, and Hannah Schraer also return as do sophomores Kiara Wright, Alicia Ogoms, and Samantha Bricio. Bricio was named a third-team All-American by Volleyball Magazine and was the publications Freshman of the Year. She was also chosen as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and earned a place on the All Pac-12 Team.
USC won the inaugural Pac-12 championship in 2011 and finished in third place in 2012 with a 15-5 conference record. The Trojans are led by 13th-year head coach Mick Haley; in his 37th year overall. For more information on USC women's volleyball, please visit www.USCTrojans.com.