New USC coach Jeff Nygaard has signed three high school all-conference players for his inaugural recruiting class.
Nygaard announced Tuesday that high school seniors Sean Morrissey, Lucas Lossone and Jackson Wedbush each signed national letters of intent to play for the Trojans beginning in 2017.
“We are extremely pleased with our newest additions to the USC men’s volleyball family,” Nygaard said in a statement. “All three players come to the team with a history of success at the high school and club level. Sean Morrissey brings athleticism and explosiveness to the outside hitter position, while Lucas Lossone brings much needed height and physicality to the court. Jackson is a great all-around volleyball player with a live left arm.”
Morrissey, a 6-foot-5 outside attacker from Huntington Beach, California, earned first-team all-conference last season as his high school team won the state championship. In addition, Morrissey with his club team was named the most valuable player at the 2015 U-17 Open Junior Olympics.
Lossone, a 6-foot-7 opposite from Redondo Beach, California and son of former USC All-American outside attacker Cica Baccelli, was named a second-team all-conference selection with his high school team as a sophomore. He also placed in the top 10 at the 2014 FIVB U-17 Beach World Championships and earned All-Tournament Team honors at the 2015 U-17 Open Junior Olympics.
Wedbush, a 6-foot-2 opposite from Manhattan Beach, California, was a first-team all-conference selection as a member of his high school team. The opposite also helped his club team win the gold medal at the 2015 U-17 Open Junior Olympics.
USC finished last season in fourth place in the MPSF and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals. The Trojans in the off-season hired its assistant coach Nygaard to replace former head coach Bill Ferguson.