About the Program:
Since its first officially sanctioned season in 1976, the USC women's volleyball program has been a model of consistency in terms of overall success. At the conclusion of the 2011 season, the Women of Troy have produced six national championships, 34 All-Americans and 21 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. The program existed as a non-sanctioned sport prior to 1976 with a total of 22 Olympians that have come through USC.
In 1976, USC awarded scholarships for the first time in program history and head coach Chuck Erbe took full advantage. With the help of four All-Americans (Debbie Green, Debbie Landreth, Terry Place and Paula Dittmer-Goodwin), USC went 34-1 on the season and won the AIAW national championship after a three-set win over UCLA in the national final.
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Mick Haley is in his 15th season (39th overall) as head coach at USC and continues to add to the rich history and heritage of one of the most successful women's volleyball programs in the nation.
At the helm for the Trojans, Haley has guided his teams to two national championships (2002 and 2003), six NCAA national semifinal appearances (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2011) and 14 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. In those 14 years, USC has received a top five final ranking, seven times under Haley.
In 2013, the Women of Troy advanced to the NCAA regional final for the fourth straight year in the team's 23rd consecutive appearance in the championships. USC was ranked No. 6 in the final poll followed a third-place finish in the Pac-12 (16-4) with an overall mark of 29-6. The Trojans boasted the Pac-12's Freshman of the Year for the second straight season (Ebony Nwanebu) and Natalie Hagglund took home the league's Libero of the Year award for the third straight season. Hagglund, outside hitter Samantha Bricio, and middle blocker Alexis Olgard were each named All-Americans with Nwanebu whose first-team nod also made her the AVCA National Freshman of the Year.