USC Women's Volleyball Adds Transfer Sarah Nelson from Duke

The USC women’s volleyball team has added transfer setter Sarah Nelson (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos HS) from Duke for the 2020 season, first-year head coach Brad Keller announced on Tuesday, March 31.

“We are excited for the addition of Sarah to our roster,” said Keller. “Acquiring a player with her experience and skill set will be a great addition for us both on and off the court moving forward.”

Nelson was a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll selection and graduated from Duke with a degree in economics and a minor in psychology. In three seasons, Nelson tallied 1,373 career assists to rank 14th all-time in the school’s career record books. She also collected 450 career digs and had 42 service aces. Nelson was a two-time All-Santa Clara Valley League first-team choice as a three-year letterwinner at Los Gatos high school and also played basketball.

Last season, USC faced one of the nation’s toughest schedules and finished the with an 18-14 overall record despite myriad injuries and changes to the Trojans’ lineup. The Women of Troy went 11-9 in the Pac-12 and landed in sixth place. USC received an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament and made its 37th all-time appearance in the tourney (29th straight) where the Trojans advanced to the second round before falling to top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Baylor. Outside hitter Khalia Lanier was honored as an AVCA second-team All-American.

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