USC adds highly touted Australian, all-conference recruits to 2019 roster

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A member of the Australian Boys’ Youth National Team along with two players who had record-setting high school careers will join USC for the upcoming season.

USC announced Wednesday that Izac Carracher, Dylan Lange and Liam Schroeder have all committed to play for the Trojans beginning in 2019. Continue reading “USC adds highly touted Australian, all-conference recruits to 2019 roster”

Video: No. 5/6 Pepperdine sweeps USC to clinch MPSF Tournament home match

Postseason volleyball is coming back to Firestone Fieldhouse for the first time in three years.

All-conference outside attacker David Wieczorek had a match-high 15 kills as No. 5/6 Pepperdine swept USC 25-20, 26-24, 25-23 on Thursday in Los Angeles to clinch home court advantage for the opening round of the MPSF Tournament. Continue reading “Video: No. 5/6 Pepperdine sweeps USC to clinch MPSF Tournament home match”

Series timeline: Recent No. 1 vs. No. 2 matches in NCAA men’s volleyball

Jonathan Bates | Off the Block associate editor

No. 1/1 Long Beach State and No. 2/2 UCLA will play each other on Saturday in the 10th match since 2012 between the top-two ranked teams in the nation.

In continuation of a story written by Off the Block editor Vinnie Lopes in 2011, here’s an updated list of recent regular matches featuring the top two NCAA men’s volleyball teams in the nation. Continue reading “Series timeline: Recent No. 1 vs. No. 2 matches in NCAA men’s volleyball”

Freshman sensation Lewis powers No. 12 USC past Princeton in season opener

Middle attacker Sam Lewis made quite a first impression with USC.

The former member of the U.S. Boys’ Youth National Team in his college debut finished with 11 kills and zero errors on a match-best .786 attack percentage as No. 12 USC beat Princeton 28-26, 25-22, 25-27, 25-22 on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Freshman sensation Lewis powers No. 12 USC past Princeton in season opener”