Women of Troy Add Daley Krage to 2016 Freshman Class

    Incoming USC opposite hitter Daley Krage

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    April 15, 2016

    LOS ANGELES -- The USC women's volleyball team has signed 6-4 opposite hitter Daley Krage (Saint Charles, Ill./Saint Charles North HS) to a financial aid agreement to join the Women of Troy in the fall of 2016, head coach Mick Haley announced on Friday, April 15. The Trojans add Krage to a class that includes Gatorade National Player of the Year Khalia Lanier, Imani Davis, and Raegan LeGrand.

    "Daley is quite an addition to this incoming class," said Haley. "It now provides us with great strength at both pins. She is one of the top players in the Midwest, has good size as a collegiate athlete, and certainly adds a great deal to what we can do next year. I think her addition makes our incoming class one of the best in the country. This is a group of student-athletes that can all compete for starting positions."

    Krage was one of the most highly-coveted recruits in the country last fall and was ranked the 69th prospect by PrepVolleyball.com. She was an Under Armour All-America honorable mention and was on the AVCA's Phenom list in 2014. As a senior, she was second on her team in both digs and kills and had a .356 hitting percentage.

    She is a three-time academic all-conference player and was a two-time unanimous selection for the all-conference team. As a junior, she received Illinois All-State honorable mention and helped lead her high school to three regional and conference titles. She played for Club Fusion for eight years and helped her team place third at the JVA World Challenge (2014) and 13th at the 2015 AAU National Championship. Academically, Krage is in the top five percent of her graduating class and is an avid volunteer.

    The Women of Troy claimed a share of the Pac-12 title with an 18-2 mark in league matches and received the No. 1 overall seed in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship. Haley was named the Volleyball Magazine National Coach of the Year for the first time in his career and added the award to his Pac-12 and AVCA Pacific South Region Coach of the Year selections. He led the Trojans to a 33-3 overall record with a fifth appearance in the NCAA Regional Championship match in six years.

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