Natalie Hagglund


Position: Libero
Height: 5-8
Weight: 138
Hometown/Residence: Encinitas, Calif./Encinitas, Calif.
Birth Date: July 1, 1992
College/Major/Grad Year: University of Southern California/Communications/2014
Joined Team: January 2014

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold). 2015 - Pan American Cup (Gold)... Pan American Games (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Bronze)...NORCECA Championship (Gold). 2014 - Montreux Volley Masters (Silver)...Pan American Cup (Silver).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 - Starting libero for Team USA at Pan American Cup leading the U.S. to the gold medal... Averaged 3.05 digs per set with a 39.6 receiving efficiency during the Pan Am Cup... Starting libero at Pan American Games as Team USA won the gold medal...Averaged 3.77 digs per set...Started three of 11 matches in FIVB World Cup helping Team USA to the bronze medal...Reserve as U.S. won gold at NORCECA Championship. 2014 - Tallied 11 digs and 47 percent excellent reception mark at the Montreux Volley Masters, her first event with the U.S. Women's National Team...Ranked fourth in Best Libero at the Pan American Cup where she had a 48.6 excellent reception percent for fifth in Best Receiver and 2.84 digs per set for third in Best Digger.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Selected AVCA All-America First-Team for the third consecutive year to conclude her collegiate career at University of Southern California…Selected Pac-12 Libero of Year…Named CoSIDA Capital One First-Team Academic All-American…Ended career with school career leader in digs with 2,362 and third in Pac-12 history…Averaged 4.86 digs per set during her career for second-best in school history. 2012 - Received her second AVCA All-America first-team selection and was also on the Volleyball Magazine/All-America First Team... Chosen for Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team... Selected to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team as the Pac-12 Libero of the Year... Received Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention...Averaged 5.02 digs per set as a junior, moving into second all-time school career digs. 2011 - Named AVCA All-America First Team to become the first libero in USC history to earn first-team honors... named All-America first team by Volleyball Magazine and was named 2011 Pac-12 Conference Libero of the Year... Received Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention... She registered 596 digs (5.14 dps) as a sophomore. 2010 - In her freshman season, Hagglund played in every match for University of Southern California as the team's starting libero...Pac-10 All-Freshman First-Team…Posted 497 digs (3.98 digs per set) and 18 service aces (0.14 aces per set)...Finished seventh among Pac-10 Conference players for digs.

USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 - Named to the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team which finished fourth at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship (U-20) in Peru…Member of the U.S. Women’s National A2 Red Team that won the silver medal at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Dallas, earning All-Tournament Team in the process. 2009 - Participant on the USA beach volleyball Under-19 team and traveled to Turkey to participate in the FIVB Beach Youth (U-19) World Championships.

CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 - Selected to USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship 18 Open Division All-Tournament Team…Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year at La Costa Canyon High School after holding 4.3 grade point average. 2009 – With Summer Ross, was youngest team to ever qualify into the main draw of the AVP Manhattan Open…Selected to USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships 17 Open Division All-Tournament Team after helping team to a bronze-medal finish…Tabbed AVCA Under Armor High School All American… Named First Team North County Times…Chosen as Ace No. 27…Tabbed’s Top 50 Class of 2010 College Recruit. 2008 - Named to USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship gold medalist in 16 Open Division, earning all-tournament in the process… Helped LaCosta Canyon High School to being named National High School Champions by…Earned USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship Beach Champion in the Under 16 bracket and California State Beach Champion in the Under 16 bracket… Earned CBVA U-16 State Beach Champion and California State Championship D-1 champion. 2007 – Selected Top 79 Sophomores by…Chosen as Finalist for Top 25 Sophomores by… Chosen First-Team All-CIF San Diego County Section and First-Team San Diego Hall of Champions/San Diego Union Tribune… First Team North County Times… 2005- CBVA U-14- State Beach Champion. 2002 – Began playing club volleyball with Encinitas Wave.

PERSONAL: Born Natalie Hagglund on June 1, 1992 in La Jolla, Calif… Parents are Dave Hagglund (1960) and Tracy Hagglund (1961)…Brother is Brad Hagglund (1989)…Runs her own website, are surfing, beach volleyball, writing and traveling… Favorite food is Cardiff Crack Steak and Cesar Salad… Favorite book is Hunger Games… Favorite music types are Dubstep or Country… Favorite musical artist is Avicii… Favorite movie is Bridesmaids… Favorite actress is Mellissa McCarthy… Favorite professional team is any team with my USA girls on it… Favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh-Jennings, she is not only one of the best players in the world but she is one of the most amazing, humble athletes with such great insight into the sport… Most admired person is her grandfather Gene Peterson because “he is such an athletic stud and inspires me to be a warrior on a regular basis”… Happiest moment in life is “anytime I am spending time with my friends and family at the beach or anytime the waves are really good. Surfing is the most enjoyable moments of all time. It isn’t necessarily was competitive as volleyball, but brings tranquility, peace and happiness to my life.”… San Diego County High Schools Girls Long Board Surfing Champion in 2007.

Updated: Jan. 10, 2016

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