Former Loyola Marymount star Sarah McFarland begins her first season as an assistant coach at Baylor in 2003. In her time at LMU, McFarland was twice named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association?s All-America team.
McFarland earned four letters at LMU (1997-2000), during which time her team made three NCAA appearances (1997, 1999, 2000) and compiled a record of 80-35 (39-17 in conference).
The first two-time all-American in LMU volleyball history, McFarland was named the school?s Female Athlete of the Year in 1999 and 2000. She earned All-West Coast Conference first-team honors and AVCA All-Region selection three times each.
Originally from Michigan City, Ind., McFarland led the nation in kills twice, including an NCAA-record 7.78 kills per game in 2000. She holds two of the NCAA's top three spots in kills per game and left LMU as the Lions' all-time career leader in kills. McFarland graduated in 2001 with a degree in psychology.
In recognition of her accomplishments, McFarland had her jersey number retired by her alma mater last fall.
After graduation, the 6-foot-6-inch McFarland spent eight months with the USA National Training Team and intended to move on to play in the United States Professional Volleyball (USPV) before the league ran into financial difficulties. A pair of surgeries then ended her career.
McFarland?s coaching career includes one season spent with the South Bay Volleyball Club (2000-01) and numerous camps.