ACC All-Freshman Cindy Marina Transfers To USC From Duke

  0 Carly DeMarque | June 09th, 2017 | ACC, College - Women's Indoor, College Transfers, News, Pac 12

Setter Cindy Marina will leave Duke on the east coast to join USC back in her home state of California for the fall of 2017.

In her first year at Duke, Marina earned AVCA All-East Coast Honorable Mention, ACC All-Freshman Team and All-ACC Academic Team honors. Marina was one of three players that played in every set of the season, amassing 11.11 assists per set, the only ACC setter to average more than 11.00 assists per set. In 17 matches, Marina dished out 40 or more assists. She picked up 313 digs for an average of 2.68 per set. Marina led the Blue Devils with 17 double-doubles on the year.

In high school, Marina played at Great Oak High School in Temecula, California where she earned a large list of accolades in her three seasons at the varsity level.


  • 2015 High School All-America
  • 2015 Southwestern League MVP
  • Nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year in California
  • Finalist for 2015 Andi Collins Award (recognizes the best setter in the country)
  • Three-time All-Area Selection
  • First Team All-League honoree
  • 2014 AAU 16-opn All-America Team
  • 2013 AAU All-American

In addition, Marina played with the Albanian National Team during the European League tournaments in June 2016, while also traveling with the team again this year. In six matches and 27 sets, Marina was able to accumulate 26 points for the Albanian team last year.

See Marina’s Instagram announcement below:

I am excited to announce that I will be transferring to USC next year to further my academic and volleyball career! I would like to thank all my coaches, teammates, and classmates here at Duke for a great year and for making my time at this University unforgettable. A big thank you to my parents, Dana, and everyone who has supported and helped me through this tough decision. I will miss Duke and all my friends here tremendously and I’ll always be a blue devil at heart, but I am excited for this opportunity and for what the future holds! #fighton ✌?❤

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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