Sam Willoughby
Sam Willoughby


Jamul, Calif.

High School:
Steele Canyon HS


Middle Hitter/Right Side Hitter



MW All-Star Volleyball team to compete in European Global Challenge

Sam Willoughby to represnt Nevada


Willoughby selected to MW All-Star Volleyball Team

Team travels to Europe in July


Nevada goes 5-1 in home spring tournament

Pack sweep UC Davis and Academy of Arts


Nevada places 34 on Academic All-MW list

The Nevada contingent was part of a league-record 534 student-athletes who were named to the team for the fall season.


Nevada knocks off Air Force 3-1

Senior Night Saturday versus New Mexico


Nevada vs. UNLV

Nevada vs. UNLV

Established herself as one of the top hitters in the conference and a force in the Nevada offense in 2013 ... Named to the 2014 Mountain West All-Star volleyball team, a collection of the 12 best players in the conference ... 2013 Academic All-MW selection.

2013 (So.): One of three players to start every match and play in every set in 2013 ... Was second on the team in kills (263), kills per set (2.41), hitting percentage (.228), blocks (65) and points (.313) ... Set a career high in service aces with 12 ... Posted 10 or more kills nine times ... Recorded team highs in hitting percentage in five matches ... Tallied a career best 15 kills against Colorado State (Oct. 3) ... Set season and career highs with a .700 hitting percentage (14-0-20) against Idaho (Sept. 20) ... Had 18.0 points in a 3-2 win over Montana (Sept. 14).

2012 (Fr.): Earned her first varsity letter, playing in 28 matches with 15 starts ... Had 93 kills, including eight in a match twice; vs. Portland State on Sept. 1 and vs. Air Force on Nov. 10 ... Had three solo blocks and 44 assisted stops, making her a valuable defensive member of the Pack each night ... Played in 90 sets ... Recorded 42 digs without comitting an error, showing her ability to pass as well.

High School
Lettered four seasons for coach Karolyn Kirby at Steele Canyon High School in Spring Valley, Calif. ... Earned All-Grossmont Hills League honors three times ... Named to CIF first-team twice and second team once ... Four times named to all-academic team ... Twice selected team MVP ... Holds school records for kills (896), attack percentage (.359) and blocks (271) ... Helped SCHS to the 2010 league championship ... Lettered in track & field twice ... Captured 2009 league high jump championship ... Team won 2009 and 2010 league track & field titles ... Played three years for Coast Volleyball Club and coaches Said Souikane and J.J. Van Niel ... Team qualified for open division at the Junior National Tournament in 2010 and 2011 ... Finished 17th in open division at Atlanta Junior Nationals ... MLK Champions in 2010.

Enjoys fishing, movies, golfing and spending time with friends ... Has pet pig Carnita and three-legged dog Tres ... Father played baseball at SJSU ... Chose Nevada over Idaho, Gonzaga and Houston ... Career highlight was winning first every league title at Steele Canyon High School ... Sports hero is Abby Wambach ... On honor roll every semester in high school ... Daughter of Paul and Leslie Willoughby ... Undecided on major.

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