Julia Scoles to join Beach Volleyball team

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  1. Julia Scoles to join Beach Volleyball team

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    May 28, 2020

    "LOS ANGELES – The USC beach volleyball team will add Julia Scoles (Mooresville, N.C./Iredell HS) to its roster head coach Dain Blanton announced on Thursday, May 28. A 2019 All-Big West selection at the University of Hawai'i, Scoles will join the Women of Troy at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.

    "Julia is a hard-working and focused player who exemplifies the Trojan Beach culture," said Blanton. "We are excited to have her join us and I'm confident that she is going to make an immediate impact on our program."

    Scoles, whose 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, completed her time at UH with a 36-8 overall record and was an AVCA Top-Flight Award winner in addition to her All-Big West accolades. She was chosen to several all-tournament teams and was named to the Big West Commissioner's Honor Roll. Scoles and partner Ari Homayun were chosen as the Big West Pair of the Week three times in 2019 and posted a season-high 10-match winning streak between Feb. 24 and March 17.

    Prior to beginning her career on the sand, Scoles was an indoor volleyball standout at North Carolina where she was named the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. She was also chosen to the AVCA's East Region Team as the regional Freshman of the Year and was later awarded All-America honorable mention. Before her second season was cut short due to injury, Scoles was named as one of 12 candidates for the honor of PrepVolleyball.com's Preseason National Player of the Year award.

    She was a two-time ACC Player of the Week and two-time ACC Freshman of the Week and finished her only full season at UNC with 305 kills, 259 digs, and 32 service aces. Scoles was the No. 6-ranked recruit in the nation as rated by PrepVolleyball.com and was named an Under Armour High School All-American; and the 2015 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year."

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