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Seven Trojans Earn MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete Accolades

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:53:00 EST

After a run to the NCAA final for the 12th consecutive season, seven members of the USC men’s water polo team have shown they are working as hard in the classroom as they are in the pool. USC had piled seven Trojans on the MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete honor roll, including five standouts boasting over a 3.5 cumulative GPA.



National Player of the Year McQuin Baron Leads Seven Trojan All-Americans

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:22:00 EST

After a 24-2 season that saw the Trojans win the MPSF Championship and roll up their 12th consecutive trip to the NCAA final, USC men’s water polo locks in with seven Trojans on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America list for 2016. For the 10th time in program history, USC has staked a claim on the National Player of the Year award. Junior goalie McQuin Baron becomes the eighth Trojan to earn that honor, and the second USC goalie to be selected as the National Player of the Year by the. Baron also picks up a spot on the ACWPC All-America First Team, where he is joined by fellow junior and fellow Cutino Award finalist Blake Edwards. Five more Trojans are on the All-America list, with junior Matteo Morelli earning a place on the All-America Second Team. Two more juniors — Lachlan Edwards and Grant Stein — are on the All-America Third Team. And on the All-America Honorable Mention list are senior Nick Bell and freshman Matt Maier.



Two Trojans Take Spots As Cutino Award Finalists

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:07:00 EST

For the second time in program history, the USC men’s water polo team has doubled up on finalists for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award — collegiate water polo’s equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. For their powerful efforts in propelling the Trojans to a 12th straight appearance in the NCAA final, goalie McQuin Baron and driver Blake Edwards both find themselves in line for the game’s highest honor. Both juniors, Baron and Edwards represent the balanced strength of the USC program in 2016. Baron and Edwards’ selection as finalists make it a group of nine Trojans to have earned that honor in program history.



USC Falls In Overtime In NCAA Championship Game

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:25:00 EST

The USC men's water polo team saw a two-goal advantage melt away as host California forced today's NCAA Championship bout into overtime. The Bears were the beneficiaries of some big goals in OT, crafting a lead with two goals in the final minute of the first overtime frame and pressing on to finish out an 11-8 victory and claim the 2016 national championship. USC -- in its 12th straight trip to the NCAA title match -- came up short of a possible 10th championship while the Bears claim their 14th men's crown. The Trojans wrap up 2016 with a 24-2 overall record.



USC Streaks Through NCAA Semifinal To Make 12th Straight Trip To NCAA Title Match

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:23:00 EST

The USC men's water polo team staked its claim on a 12th consecutive trip to the NCAA title match with a resounding 19-4 semifinal victory over Harvard today at Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley, Calif. Now 24-1 overall, the top-ranked Trojans will carry a 16-game win streak into tomorrow's national championship bout, which is set for 3 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 4) against host Cal. The Trojans are looking to capture the program's 10th national championship on the men's side.



Mihajlo Milicevic Wins Back-to-Back NCAA Elite 90 Awards

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:42:00 EST

In advance of the USC men’s water polo team’s 12th straight trip to the NCAA Tournament semifinals — looking for a 10th national championship — USC junior Mihajlo Milicevic has started off on a streak of his own. The business major from Serbia has collected his second straight NCAA Elite 90 award, given to the participant with the highest cumulative GPA at each NCAA Tournament competition.



Nick Bell's NCAA Banquet Speech

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:26:00 EST

USC senior Nick Bell stepped up to the mic to deliver USC's 2016 NCAA banquet speech. Bell and the Trojans are in search of the program's 10th national championship, starting tomorrow (Dec. 3) in the NCAA semifinals in Berkeley, Calif.



Top-Ranked Trojans Ride 15-Game Win Streak Into 12th Straight NCAA Semifinal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:37:00 EST

USC will ride a wave of 15 straight victories into the 2016 National Collegiate Championships, having secured an automatic berth and direct trip to the semifinals after claiming the MPSF Tournament title. With a 23-1 overall record, the Trojans are on the prowl for a 10th NCAA championship for the USC men's program, which has made 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA title match while collecting seven crowns in that run. The No. 1 team in the nation, USC is set up with an NCAA semifinal spot, awaiting its opponent for that semi -- set for 3 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 3) 3 at Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley. The 2016 national championship game will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 4). Both days will have games live streamed at ncaa.com/live with Kevin Danna and Greg Mescall on the calls.



Jovan Vavic Named MPSF Coach of the Year; Matt Maier Is MPSF Newcomer of the Year

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:02:00 EST

Fresh off a 10th MPSF Tournament championship and bound for a 12th straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, the USC men's water polo team has made a hefty haul of all-conference honors for 2016. For his efforts in guiding the Trojans to a 23-1 mark and yet another NCAA appearance, head coach Jovan Vavic has been named the MPSF Coach of the Year for the seventh time on the men's side and 12th overall. Freshman Matt Maier has emerged as the MPSF Newcomer of the Year -- the second Trojan ever to score that award -- to lead a cast of a program-high nine Trojans on the all-MPSF awards list. On the All-MPSF First Team list stand juniors McQuin Baron, Matteo Morelli and Grant Stein. USC's Australian brothers Blake Edwards and Lachlan Edwards have landed on the All-MPSF Second Team. And on the All-MPSF Third Team, freshman Maier is joined by senior Nick Bell, freshman Marin Dasic and junior James Walters.



McQuin Baron Named MPSF Tournament MVP

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:30:00 EST

Following the top-ranked Trojans’ run to the 2016 MPSF Tournament Championship, USC goalie McQuin Baron has been named the MPSF Tournament MVP, joined by teammates Nick Bell and Blake Edwards on the MPSF All-Tournament Team.



Trojans Lock Up Top Seed For 2016 NCAA Championships

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:29:00 EST

The USC men's water polo team will ride a wave of 15 straight victories into the 2016 National Collegiate Championships, having secured an automatic berth and direct trip to the semifinals after claiming the MPSF Tournament title today. With a 23-1 overall record, the Trojans are on the prowl for a 10th NCAA championship for the USC men's program, which has made 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA title match while collecting seven crowns in that run.



Trojans Top Bruins 9-6 To Tally 10th MPSF Tournament Title

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:37:00 EST

The USC men’s water polo team unleashed a powerful performance in rival UCLA’s home pool, dishing out a 9-6 victory over the Bruins to claim the Trojans’ 10th MPSF Tournament Championship. Top-seeded USC jumped out to a 3-0 lead on its hosts, and No. 2 UCLA would get no closer than two goals the rest of the way as the Trojans muscled through to take the tourney title and the free ticket to the 2016 NCAA Tournament. USC will carry a 23-1 overall record into NCAA action, where the Trojans will go in hunt for a 10th men’s national championship under head coach Jovan Vavic.



Top-Ranked Trojans Stake Claim On A Spot In MPSF Title Match

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:09:00 EST

The top-ranked USC men's water polo team swept through its group with two powerful wins to move into position to take the MPSF's 2016 title and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 Trojans took down Stanford 9-5 and Penn State Behrend 10-0 today at Spieker Aquatics Center in Westwood. The victorious first day of play places the Trojans (22-1) in Sunday's 1 p.m. title match against tournament host and rival UCLA. The winner will secure the automatic spot in the NCAA tourney and likely the top seed in the bracket.



Top-Ranked Trojans Take No. 1 Seed And 12-Game Win Streak Into MPSF Tourney

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:04:00 EST

The top-ranked team in the land for the first time since 2014, USC will carry a 12-game win streak into this year’s edition of the MPSF Tournament as the Trojans look to press on toward a 12th consecutive NCAA final appearance. The No. 1 seed in the MPSF tourney, the Trojans (20-1) are grouped with No. 4 seed Stanford (12-6) and No. 5 seeded newcomer Penn State Behrend (0-23). The winner of that group will go straight to the MPSF title match. In the opposite group, No. 2 seed UCLA (24-1) and No. 3 California (18-3) are fighting for a spot in the final. The 2016 MPSF Tournament runs Nov. 18-20 at UCLA’s Spieker Aquatics Center in Westwood. USC will open up against Stanford in a 3 p.m. matchup on Friday (Nov. 18) before taking on Penn State Behrend at 6 p.m. that evening. Two wins will ensure a trip to the MPSF championship bout, which is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 20), preceded by an 11 a.m. third-place game. Friday and Saturday’s games will be streamed live online, and Sunday’s placement games will both be televised on Pac-12 Networks, with Greg Mescall and Jim Watson on the call.



McQuin Baron Snags MPSF Player of the Week Honors

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:40:00 EST

Junior goalie McQuin Baron hauled in nine saves for the Trojans to anchor a key 8-7 win over top-ranked rival UCLA. He’s been named the MPSF Player of the Week for his efforts, marking the third such selection of his career and his first this season.