Women's Volleyball
    USC's Recruiting Class Rated No. 1 In The Nation For 2010

    May 28, 2010

    LOS ANGELES -- Prep Volleyball.com has released its top women's volleyball recruiting classes for the 2010 season, placing USC at the No. 1 spot in the nation. The class for the Women of Troy is possibly their best class since 2000 when future three-time All-American April Ross headlined a group of players that went on to win back-to-back national championships in 2002 and 2003.

    The players for the class are: 6-2 outside hitter Kirby Burnham (Newport Beach/Newport Harbor HS), 6-4 outside hitter Falyn Fonoimoana (Manhattan Beach/Mira Costa HS), 5-9 libero Natalie Hagglund (Encinitas/La Costa Canyon HS), 5-10 outside hitter Sam Hirschmann (Manhattan Beach/Marymount HS), 6-5 middle blocker Alexis Olgard (Spokane, Wash./Mead HS) and 6-3 outside hitter Sara Shaw (Austin, Texas/Westlake HS).

    The class includes five players ranked in the Top 100 nationally by Prep Volleyball, including three players in the top 11 spots and the No. 1 player in the nation (Fonoimoana).

    USC opens the 2010 season with the Holiday Inn LA City Center Invitational (Aug. 27-28) at the Galen Center against Bucknell, Cal State Fullerton and Loyola Marymount.