USC Women’s Volleyball Signs Adonia Faumuina, Jordan Middleton, and Gala Trubint
LOS ANGELES – The USC women's volleyball program has signed Adonia Faumuina (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS), Jordan Middleton (Phoenix, Ariz./Hamilton HS), and Gala Trubint (San Diego, Calif./Scripps Ranch HS)—three of the nation's top prep recruits—to National Letters of Intent, second-year head coach Brad Keller announced on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
"It goes without saying that we are excited to bring these three talented young women to USC," said Keller. "Individually, each of these student-athletes has displayed exceptional volleyball acumen and athleticism, but the real anticipation lies in what our staff believes they represent as foundational players for a championship-caliber program. We're ready to welcome them into the Trojan Family."
Faumuina—a 6-1 right-side hitter and setter—was chosen to play in the Under Armour Next All-America match. She is the nation's No. 7-ranked volleyball recruit according to PrepVolleyball.com and was also a Max Prep All-America second-team choice. Faumuina is a two-time All-Moore League choice and the league's MVP as a sophomore in 2019. She was chosen to the U19 USA Volleyball Summer Training Team and was tabbed for the USAV Junior A1 squad. Faumuina played club volleyball for Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club.
"There are few volleyball players as fluid and athletic as Adonia," said Keller. "She can do it all and has shown poise and maturity as a leader. Adonia plays the entire game and affects it in many ways. More importantly, the value that we've seen Adonia put into her family and relationships are such coveted traits in young athletes today. We expect her to immediately contribute to our program."
Middleton—a 6-2 outside hitter—is the nation's No. 2-ranked recruit according to PrepVolleyball.com, was the 2021 Arizona Gatorade Player of the Year and a 2020 Volleyball Magazine first-team All-American. Middleton is also both an Under Armour High School All-American and was named to the AVCA High School All-America first team today. Middleton was chosen to the 2021 U.S. Women's U20 National Team and is a two-time All-6A Conference first-team choice. She was chosen as the 2020 6A Player of the Year and has been named to the 6A Premier Region first team several times. Middleton played club volleyball for the Arizona Storm Volleyball Club.
"Jordan has grown immensely from the time we began recruiting her and has shown the ability to dominate a match from anywhere on the court," said Keller. "She brings athleticism, intensity, and a winning mentality that is infectious. Jordan also exemplifies the values we put on family. We anticipate and expect Jordan will have an immediate impact for us."
Trubint—a 5-8 libero—the No. 90-ranked athlete according to PrepVolleyball.com was named to the AVCA High School All-America first team alongside Middleton and is also on the Under Armour Next All-American match roster. She is a three-time All-Western League honoree, including first-team laurels as a sophomore. Trubint was chosen for AAU 14s All-America notice and helped her team place second at the Junior Olympics in the USA division, and to a third-place finish at the 2020 17 Elite Triple Crown. Trubint played club volleyball for Coast Volleyball Club.
"Gala is an extremely polished player that has clearly been around the game for a long time," said Keller. "She has great touch with her platform and shows impressive instincts in all areas of the game. Gala represents our core values in all aspects of her life and we are excited for her to join the Women of Troy."
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