Volleyball Announces Former Standout Trimble as New Assistant

Suzie Trimble joins the Harvard coaching staff after a stellar career with the Crimson (Gil Talbot).

The Harvard women’s volleyball team has announced the hiring of former Harvard standout Suzie Trimble ’08 as the new coaching assistant for the 2010 season. Trimble will serve under head coach Jen Weiss, who is entering her 18th season at the helm of the women’s volleyball program. 

“We are pleased to announce Suzie as our new coaching assistant for the 2010 season,” said Weiss. “We could not be more delighted, and she will be a great addition to our team dynamic.”

Trimble graduated in 2008 as one of the most decorated players in team history. A two-time captain, Trimble earned All-Ivy League second-team honors as a junior and a senior and led the team in hitting during her senior season. A force in the front-court, Trimble currently holds the program record for career block assists with 298 and is second in team annals with 370 career total blocks. Trimble also stands eighth all-time at Harvard with 946 career kills and has the seventh-highest career kills-per-game average with 2.70.

The San Capistrano, Calif., native also has a presence within the top Harvard season records, recording the third-most block assists in a season as a sophomore with 89 and the fifth most total blocks with 109.  

At the 2008 Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner, Trimble was presented with the Francis J. Toland Community Service Award, given annually to the senior athlete who has made the most outstanding contribution to Harvard and its neighboring communities.

The Crimson opens its 2010 campaign by hosting the Harvard Invitational Sept. 3-4 and will face Eastern Illinois in its season opener.