This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features USC standout Hailey Harward.

In her lone full season with the Trojans – Harward previously played for Long Beach State – she won a National Championship, and is returning to the lineup as a heavy favorite to do so again. In fact, it was Harward and her partner, Haley Hallgren, who provided the NCAA Championship-sealing victory in 2021.

Harward has also proven her mettle on the AVP, qualifying for three main draws, with a high of ninth in the 2018 Hermosa Beach Open.

On this episode, we discuss:

  • What the culture is like at USC, surrounded by Olympians (coach Dain Blanton and Tina Graudina), World Champs (Delaynie Maple and Megan Kraft) and nearly a dozen AVP main draw talents
  • Why joy has become her greatest source of improved play on the court
  • How she was able to use the new NCAA NLI rules to snag a sponsorship from Raising Cane’s
  • Her approach to becoming a professional after she graduates this spring

And, as always, much, much more.

You can follow Hailey on Instagram @haileyharward



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