Senior Alaysia Brown.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's volleyball team has received a preseason national ranking of No. 14 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
The Toreros are coming off a historic season, in which they captured the program's ninth West Coast Conference championship, and the team made its third trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. USD began last season red hot, defeating four consecutive top-20 opponents, highlighted up a 3-1 upending of then No. 1 ranked USC in the Toreros' home opener. USD then shot up to No. 2 in the national polls, the highest ranking for any team at USD in the division I era. San Diego then spent a majority of the season ranked in the top-10.
USD's roster will look different from a year ago, as the Toreros said good-bye to six quality seniors. However, the cupboard is far from empty, as a pair of Team USA participants return for USD in the form of senior middle/outside hitter Alaysia Brown and senior setter Jianna Bonomi. Brown was a first-team All-WCC selection a year ago, and earned AVCA All-American honorable mention accolades. Bonomi played and started in all 30 matches in USD's 5-2 system, where she led the team with 804 assists.
Along with these two high-powered individuals, USD welcomes back starting outside hitter Sandra Lozic, and senior outside/opposite hitter Alexa Banker. With these veterans, as well as the return of Lisa Kramer, University of Oregon transfer Canace Finley, and several key freshman and sophomores, the Toreros are ready to roll for the 2014 campaign.
USD has also placed together a very difficult schedule once again, which is highlighted by a home showdown with perennial power Stanford, and six other matches against NCAA Tournament participants from a year ago. Season tickets for all USD volleyball games are now on sale. Get your tickets now by contacting the ticket office at 619-260-7550 or clicking here.
The Toreros open the season on Aug. 29, as they head to Lafayette, Ind. to take on LSU in the Mortar Board Premier Tournament, hosted by Purdue.
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