Ali Daley McColloch started her career at Nevada Union high school where she led California with 814 kills, 439 digs, 164 blocks and 105 aces. She continued her career at Long Beach State, where McColloch was named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and All-Big West First Team during the 2005 season. Transferring to UCLA, she continued her career as a Bruin and joined the exclusive 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig club and graduated with a BA in Sociology. McColloch then played professionally as the team captain for Las Caribes in Puerto Rico and a second season in Spain for Division A1 Gran Canarias.
After two years off from playing volleyball, McColloch started playing beach volleyball with coaches and friends from San Diego. She met her husband Kevin McColloch, who inspired her to play competitively on the beach. His belief and overwhelming support helped her start her journey on the AVP Pro Tour. The two married in July 2014.
If you weren’t playing professional volleyball, what would your job be?
Thats a funny question because I don’t make enough money playing volleyball for it to be considered a job. My real job is Coaching a 13’s girls club team at Temecula Viper Volleyball Club, I’m a full time office manager at Moonlight Law and am currently going to school to become a paralegal for the Law Firm that I work at. My husband and I also own the Temecula Viper Beach Volleyball Program.
Off-Season: Does it actually exist or is it just a myth?
Depends on who you are talking to. Off season definitely exists in my book! I like to ski and enjoy the winter holidays with my family and think it’s important to take a breather so you come back hungry to play. I do however don’t take an off-season in the gym; that is year round.
What is your favorite event location?
San Francisco- I’m bias though because it’s close to my Hometown and I love when my family gets to watch me play.