Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: Lakewood, California/Lakewood, California
Club (City)/Coach: Sport Shack VBC (Beverly Hills, Calif.) / Tim Jensen
Birth Date: Oct. 30, 1993
High School/Grad Year: Los Alamitos High School (Los Alamitos, Calif.) / 2011
College Status: Verbaled to University of Hawaii
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – FIVB Youth (U-19) Beach World Championships (Gold)…NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship (Gold). 2009 – FIVB Youth (U-19) Beach World Championships (5th). 2008 – FIVB Junior (U-21) Beach World Championships (7th).
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Partnered with Summer Ross to win the FIVB Youth (U-19) Beach World Championships in Portugal, becoming the first U.S. team to ever win the event and first U.S. pair to even reach the event’s semifinals…Croson served 13 aces (six in the deciding third set) in championship match to defeat Russian pair of Ekaterina Karapischenko and Maria Ushkova 21-10, 18-21, 15-7 in the finals of FIVB Youth Beach World Championships...Selected to U.S. Women’s Junior National Team and led squad to the gold medal at the NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship and berth into the 2011 FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship…Named Best Spiker and Most Valuable Player of the NORCECA Women’s Junior Continental Championship after posting 49 kills with a tournament-leading 51.6 kill percent and .400 hitting efficiency…Added four blocks and two aces in the tournament for a total of 55 points. 2009 – Placed fifth at FIVB Youth (U-19) Beach World Championships with partner Summer Ross…Selected most valuable player of the Women’s International Division at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. 2008 – Placed seventh at FIVB Junior (U-21) Beach World Championships with partner Summer Ross – the youngest pair to ever compete in the event…Participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships with USA Select A2 Team. 2007 – Helped led Select A2 Team to USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Helped Sport Shack VBC to the 18 Open title of the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships held July 2 at Reno, Nev…Named to 18 Open All-Tournament Team at USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships…At age 16, placed 13th in AVP Event in Santa Barbara and 25th at prestigious AVP Hermosa Beach Open with partner Summer Ross. 2008 – Helped club team to a third-place finish at USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship. 2007 – Named StudentSportsVolleyball.com Freshman of the Year. 2002 – Began playing club volleyball for Amazon.
PERSONAL: Born Jane Croson on Oct. 30, 1993, in Long Beach, Calif… Father is Greg Croson and Mother is Lila Croson… Brother is Gregory Croson… Hobbies include beach, hanging with friends, tanning…Favorite food is bananas… Favorite musicians are Jack Johnson, Kid Cudi, Jason Mraz…Favorite movies are The Hangover… Most admired person is Summer Ross because “she is the funniest girl on this planet.”