Aug 20, 2013
What a crazy last 8 months its been since I stopped playing November 3rd due to my ACL injury. Rehab, working out, and playing volleyball had consumed my life during this time, all leading up to the next 4 months. I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that it is my last collegiate season here at USD. Being a senior already makes each play feel infinitely more important. On top of this, I know what it is like to be a spectator of the game due to the injury, so I find myself really appreciating each point earned or lost on the court. I can already feel myself holding my teammates to a higher standard as well, knowing what we are capable of, and knowing that it's the last chance to achieve it. Our team has so much potential this year that anything short of the sweet 16, in my opinion, would be a letdown. We have all worked extremely hard during summer with 7 am weights and late-night open gyms to fine-tune our skills, and I know that this will prepare us for our competitive preseason schedule. In a few short weeks we will be headed to our first tournament of the year in Hawaii, home state to our senior C'era Oliviera. It is crazy to think that just 3 years ago I was playing in my first collegiate match in Hawaii, and fortunately get to finish out my senior year doing the same. Not only do we get to play Hawaii, consistently a top 10 volleyball team, we also get to seek revenge on Texas who beat us early in the 2012 season and went on to win the National Championship. We return from Hawaii on Monday the 2nd and then get the wake up call of being a student-athlete. We start school on Wednesday the 4th, and leave the next day for a tournament held by another consistently top 10 team, Iowa State. Our last tournament will be held here at USD and will include our longtime rival USC, who I have been fortunate enough to play twice throughout my career. Unfortunately, we fell to the Trojans both times we played them, but did not go down without a fight. We lost in their home gym in the NCAA tournament in 4 games my freshman year, and 5 games my junior year. This preseason definitely gives our volleyball team a chance to break into top 10 by upsetting some of these consistently ranked teams, ultimately setting ourselves up for a high seed in the NCAA tournament to go further than we ever have.
We have several key returners and a dynamic group of freshman coming in this year. The senior class includes Rachel Alvey, Taylor Hollins, C'era Oliviera, Jane Han, Katie Hoekman and I. The junior class includes Jianna Bonomi, Sandra Lozic, Alexa Banker, and Alaysia Brown. The sophomore class started with 3, Caroline Ciaccio, Lisa Kramer, and Ryann Powell, but due to an ACL injury, Lisa Kramer will be redshirting for the 2013-14 season. Our freshman class includes Hunter Jennings, Jenny Lauber, Lauren Schad, and Sofia Lavin. This is by far one of the most talented and versatile teams I have been on. On top of this, we have an amazing coaching staff returning for the 2013-14 season including Jennifer Petrie, Brent Hilliard, Chris Jackson, and Tammy Webb-Leibl. Year after year these coaches lead teams to WCC championships and NCAA tournament appearances. I feel extremely blessed to be apart of a program with this knowledgeable and competitive coaching staff, as well as teammates who drive me to become a better player every time I step out on the court. These components will be our key to winning the conference championship and diving deeper into the NCAA tournament.
USD Wins Big Conference Game Against Dayton
Toreros beat Dayton 34-22
Volleyball Plays USF for First WCC Play
Kristen Gengenbacher & Kaity Edwards talk about excitement for WCC play
USD Hosts Dayton in PFL Opener
Co-Captain Brian Riley & Coach Lindsey talk about the challenges of the Saturday's game
Volleyball Highlights from Wins Over UCSB and LBSU
Volleyball up to no. 7 after dominant weekend
Meet The Toreros: Ana Ramos
Freshman guard from Portugal
Cross Country Shows Speed on Home Course
The women finished second overall & the men finished fourth overall
Meet the Toreros: Kaity Edwards
6-2 MH From Playa Del Rey, CA
Second Home Tournament Preview
Lauren Schad & Jayden Kennedy talk about new ranking and preview upcoming games
Home Cross Country Race Preview
Head Coach Guarino and seniors Benster & Smith talk about the new team
Volleyball Highlights from Home Tournament Sweep
Volleyball beats UCI, CU and UCLA at their first home tournament
Sixth Man Night
Head Coach Smith talks about upcoming annual fundraiser
Volleyball's First Home Tournament of the Season
Kramer & Jennings recap last game and share excitement for upcoming tournament
Football Plays Cal Poly After 27-0 Opening Week Win
Giorgi and Lindsey recap game against WNM and preview Cal Poly
Men's Soccer Home Opener Preview
Price & McFadden preview UCD & Sac State
Postgame Highlights & Interviews
Western New Mexico Preview
Jamal Agnew & Anthony Lawrence break down WNMU.
USD vs. Stanford Volleyball UPSET
Torero women win 3 of 5 sets against #11 Stanford.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Pineiro
Versatile 6'6" forward will redshirt 2016-17 season.
Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.