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Julia Mannisto

  • height 5-11
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Westlake Village, Calif.
  • High school Westlake
  • height 5-11
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Westlake Village, Calif.
  • High school Westlake

Julia Mannisto Bio


  • 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Named to the CCSA 2015-16 Beach Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016-17 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 CCSA All-Academic Team
  • 2018 AVCA Top Flight Honoree
  • 2018 USA Volleyball Collegiate Championship Qualifier


  • Went 19-8 in duals in the No. 3 position (21-10 overall), including a team-best 8-1 record against conference rivals with teammate Carly Schnieder.
  • Of their 21 total wins, nine came against AVCA top-20 opponents.
  • Their 21 total wins rank sixth in program history for a single season. After two full season together, Schnieder and Mannisto are now the winningest pair in program history (with 43 wins).
  • Signature wins over Georgia State (3x), LSU, Hawai’i, Grand Canyon and FIU.
  • Qualified for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Championship.


  • Had a career year, winning 22 matches with teammate Carly Schnieder. The duo went 12-4 in the threes pair, 9-6 in the fours and 1-0 in the fives.
  • Ranks third in program history for wins by a junior.
  • She became the third player in program history to surpass 50 career wins, standing now at 51.
  • Mannisto and Schnieder helped clinch the team’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over No. 11 FIU to open the season, as they won their match at the threes in three sets.
  • As a pair, the two won four matches against teams ranked in the AVCA Top-15 coaches poll.


  • Started in all 36 matches for the Gamecocks
  • Paired with Shannon Williams to go 15-21 overall
  • Played most of the year at No. 1, posting a 14-21 record
  • Went 1-0 at No. 2
  • Compiled a five-match win streak in March


  • Paired with Maddie Frome to go 14-16 overall and 9-12 in dual play
  • Played most of the year at No. 1, posting a 6-10 record in dual play
  • Moved to No. 2 for the last five duals of the season and went 3-2
  • Had a 5-4 record in pairs tournament play
  • Ten of 14 wins came in straight sets
  • Went 2-1 in pool play of the Fiesta on Siesta Key pairs competition (4/11)
  • Won first two matches in bracket play of the Fiesta on Siesta Key pairs competition silver bracket before losing to Florida State’s Kristian Pellitteri and Victoria Paranagua in the final (4/12)
  • Claimed wins in final two duals of the regular season, defeating the No. 2 pairs from Tulane and New Orleans (4/19)


  • Played indoor and beach volleyball for Westlake High School for coach Earnest Rittenhouse
  • Lettered four years for the indoor team and two years for the beach team
  • Named to the 2014 AVCA High School Sand All-America Team
  • Three-time first-team All-Marmonte League selection
  • Three-time team MVP for Westlake
  • Four-time Scholar-Athlete honoree
  • Served as team captain
  • First female at Westlake to have jersey retired
  • Played club for Los Angeles Volleyball Academy for coach Beau Daniels
  • Won USA U-21 tournament in Long Beach, Calif., paired with Florida State’s Tory Paranagua
  • Won silver at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games
  • Finished runner-up at the 21st AAU Junior Beach Volleyball National Championships in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
  • Member of the USA Volleyball A1 National Training Team
  • Fourth place in the 2013 USA High Performance Beach Championships
  • Medaled in the 2013 AAU Junior Olympic Games in beach volleyball
  • Earned a California Beach Volleyball Association AAA rating
  • Top rated player on the California Beach Volleyball Association U18 tour
  • Garnered MLK Speakeasy All-Tournament Team honors in both 2011 and 2012


  • Julia Lee Mannisto is the daughter of Jeff and Gretchen Mannisto
  • Has two brothers, Jacob and Jordan
  • Chose South Carolina because she loved the school spirit, the campus, coaches and location
  • Pre-Med major