August 25, 2009

Alicia Robinson Named Women's Volleyball Assistant Coach

Aug. 25, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Cal State Northridge head women's volleyball coach Jeff Stork has announced the naming of Alicia Robinson as an assistant coach. Robinson replaces Kiran Mistry who left Northridge after six seasons.

"Northridge volleyball is extremely happy to have a talented young coach come into the coaching ranks in Alicia Robinson," said Stork. "I have seen her coach at the junior level and the thing I'm most impressed with is that every team I've seen her coach, the players have a tremendous amount of respect for her as a person and as a coach.

"While she is not a long-term NCAA coach, I'm sure the administrative side of the coaching position will come to her quickly," added Stork. "But again the thing I'm most happy with is how she interacts with players and how they respond to her as a coach."

Robinson brings several years of coaching experience along with a wealth of playing experience with her to Northridge. She began her coaching career as an assistant at Harvard-Westlake High School in 2005 and has also coached collegiately at Pierce College in Woodland Hills in 2006. Robinson returned to the high school ranks as the head girls volleyball coach at Marlborough School in Los Angeles in 2008 before returning to her alma mater, USC as the Athletic Administrative Assistant. Robinson is also a very successful club coach as she has led the Santa Monica Beach Club 17-1's for five seasons. In 2006, she guided her team to a Top Eight finish at the Volleyball Festival in her first season. Her squads performed well in both 2007 and 2008, finishing in third-place at the Volleyball Festival.

A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Robinson is a 2005 graduate of the University of Southern California. She enjoyed a stellar collegiate playing career as the Trojans won National Championships in 2002 and 2003. Robinson was an honorable mention All-American in 2001 and was also a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection (2002-04) before earning her bachelor's degree from the Annenberg School of Communications in 2005.

"I am very excited to learn from such a great coaching staff," said Robinson. "This is a very special team that I am fortunate to be working with."

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