India Trotter is in her third year as assistant women's soccer coach at USC Upstate in 2014-15.
Trotter, a former U.S. Women’s National Team member and Florida State All-American, spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as a volunteer coach at Syracuse before her arrival in Spartanburg.
In just a short amount of time, Trotter has helped USC Upstate reach new heights since becoming a Division I program prior to the start of the 2007 season. In her first season on campus, Trotter helped guide the 2012 Spartans to more wins than the previous season. Most recently, Upstate set a school record for the most wins in a season during the Division I era in 2013. The Spartans also knocked off A-Sun champion and Women’s College Cup participant Jacksonville along the way. Trotter also played an instrumental role in leading Upstate to the most road victories since the 2004 season.
Trotter was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2006-09 and was an alternate for the 2007 World Cup and 2008 Beijing Olympics squads. Her stint with the U.S. Women’s National Team came at the same time she enjoyed a solid professional soccer career. Following her widely successful college career at Florida State, she was drafted by the St. Louis Athletica in the Women’s Professional Soccer Draft in 2008. She went on the play for the New Jersey Sky and Atlanta Beat in the WPS. She ended her professional career playing for Dalsjofors in the Elite Division in Sweden.
Trotter made a name for herself as a college player at Florida State. She was a four-year member of the Seminoles squad from 2003-06 and helped lead Florida State to tremendous success. The Seminoles were 67-21-9 overall and 22-9-5 in the ACC during her time in the program. She helped lead Florida State to four-straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament, three appearances in the College Cup (2003, 2005-06) and as a finalist in the national championship game in 2005.
Trotter finished her Florida State career with 24 goals, 18 assists and 66 points. She ranks ninth all-time in scoring, ninth all-time in goals and third all-time in games played. She was a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Herman Trophy award as the nation’s top collegiate soccer player in 2006 and was a finalist for the Honda Award. She was named a Freshman All-American by Soccer America and Soccer Buzz in 2003 and earned Second Team All-America honors by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz in 2005. She was a three-time first team All-ACC selection (2004-06). She was also a standout in the classroom, earning first team Scholar All-America honors from the NSCAA in 2005, was an ACC Academic Honor Roll selection and earned ESPN the Magazine All-District first team honors in 2005. She graduated from Florida State with a bachelor’s degree in Media Productions in 2007.
A native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Trotter was a standout at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She helped lead her prep team to three 5A State Final Four appearances. She was a three-time All-Broward/Dade team member and finished her high school career with 62 goals and 47 assists. She played club soccer for Team Boca.