Samantha Bricio’s time with the USC Trojans ended sadly with a five-set loss to Kansas in the regional finals, but in her four years in L.A., she inked her name on several lines in the program’s record books.
After putting away 13 kills against Oregon State on November 12, Bricio added career kills leader to the career aces, attacks, and points records she had already made her own. In 2012, the youngest player ever to compete for the Mexican national team, Bricio, a native of Guadalajara, earned the Volleyball magazine Freshman of the Year award after she led the Trojans in kills per set and aces per set. This year, as a senior, the 6’2″ outside hitter led the Trojans with 668 killsmore than twice as many as the second-highest offensive contributoraces (89), and points (803), and only libero Taylor Whittingham had her beat in digs (352). Versus Kansas in the Trojans final match of the year, the senior contributed a match high 25 kills to go along with one ace and 12 digs.