Women's Volleyball



Sam Willoughby
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Sam Willoughby

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jamul, Calif.

High School:
Steele Canyon HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Middle Hitter/Right Side Hitter

Experience:
1L

07/09/2014

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

Sam Willoughby to represnt Nevada

04/15/2014

Willoughby selected to MW All-Star Volleyball Team

Team travels to Europe in July

04/14/2014

Nevada goes 5-1 in home spring tournament

Pack sweep UC Davis and Academy of Arts

01/30/2014

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.

11/22/2013

Nevada knocks off Air Force 3-1

Senior Night Saturday versus New Mexico

11/21/2013

Nevada vs. UNLV

Nevada vs. UNLV

Nevada

2013 (So.): Will move back inside to her natural position as a middle hitter/blocker during the majority of her playing time.

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.

Getting Acquainted
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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