Remember Me

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USC women's tennis is only three dual matches into the 2015 season, but head coach Richard Gallien has already named head athletic trainer Russ Romano and physical therapist Drew Morcos Team MVPs. In the Women of Troy's Sunday sweep over Pepperdine, Sabrina Santamaria, who underwent reconstructive knee surgery last spring, continued her triumphant return winning 6-1 in doubles with Zoƫ Katz and then dominating 6-1, 6-0 in singles play.

Gallien has the luxury of slotting Santamaria, once ranked the NCAA's No. 1 singles and doubles player in the country, in the No. 4 slot in the lineup as she finds her footing. The senior, who won the doubles national championship in 2013 with Kaitlin Christian, is playing No. 2 doubles with Katz.

While losing Santamaria just over a year ago hindered the 2014 campaign, her return could spark the No. 14 Trojans. USC already has a strong lineup of seasoned veterans including seniors Zoe Scandalis and Gabriella DeSimone and junior Giuliana Olmos to go along with talented freshmen Gabby Smith and Meredith Xepoleas.

Thanks to the help of USC's athletic training staff and Santamaria's determination, the captain's comeback is full steam ahead. The undefeated Women of Troy head to Pepperdine (Friday at 1:30 p.m.) before the first big tests come at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia (February 6-9).


Double-Double for Dedmon

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Former USC forward Dewayne Dedmon has seen his role with the Orlando Magic increase over the course of the last year, culminating in his first career double-double against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Dedmon scored a career-high 10 points and recorded 10 rebounds in 30 minutes of play in the Magic's loss.

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel earlier this month, Dedmon said he is happy with the niche he's carved for himself in Orlando. "It's definitely gratifying," the center said. "It definitely shows that in 2014 I really put in a lot of work and hard work does actually pay off. It means a lot. If you look back at what 2014 had in store for me and to be where I am right now, it's definitely gratifying."

Soccer Scores with Transfer

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USC women's soccer is eager to welcome a new Trojan with the addition of Notre Dame transfer Morgan Andrews. The highly-talented midfielder has a wealth of experience playing for several U.S. Soccer youth teams since 2008 and starting in all 44 games during her two seasons at Notre Dame. Andrews will have two years of eligibility with the Trojans.

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"We are excited to get such an extremely talented player to add to our roster," said head coach Keidane McAlpine. "Through this process I have been equally as impressed with her as a person. This is a win for the Trojans, but also a win for the Pac-12."

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Hall of Fame Voice

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USC football radio play-by-play announcer Pete Arbogast, "the Voice of the Trojans", was inducted into the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Monday in Burbank.

Arbogast has fulfilled his lifelong dream of announcing USC football games along with a distinguished broadcasting career, which includes doing play-by-play for the Cincinnati Bengals and USC men's basketball, public address announcing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and World Cup, and reporting on two Olympics.

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Human Energy Stories: Cristian Quintero

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USC men's swimming Cristian Quintero is as impressive in the classroom as he is in the pool. An impressive feat considering the senior is the defending NCAA champion in the 500y free and defending two-time co-champion in the 800y free relay.

A career 11-time All-American and five-time NCAA finalist, he is the school record-holder in the 200y free and a part of USC records in the 400y and 800y free relays. Recently, the Pac-12 Network featured Quintero in a student-athlete special highlighting his equally astounding accomplishments as a mathematics major.

To watch Quintero's interview on Trojans Live this January, click here.

MVB Celebrates Past and Present

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USC men's volleyball enters its two-match home stand this week with lots to be excited about including a 5-0 record, a brand new No. 2 ranking and the opportunity to honor three of the program's greatest contributors in Tom Duke, Bryan Ivie and Bob Yoder.

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To kick off the week, the Trojans host Long Beach State on Wednesday (7 p.m.) and look to extend their winning streak to six. On Friday (7 p.m.), USC faces Cal State Northridge in a match that will feature the jersey retirement of former USC National Players of the Year, Tom Duke (1988) and Bryan Ivie (1990, 91).

Duke lettered in all four seasons he played at USC from 1986-89, won an NCAA Championship in 1988 and was a member of the USA national team in 1990 and 1993-94, in addition to being named National Player of the Year in 1988.

Ivie (pictured), the most dominant collegiate men's volleyball player of his era, is USC's only two-time (1990-91) National Player of the Year. He was a four-year starter who helped the Trojans to the 1988 and 1990 NCAA titles and set still-standing USC career records for kills and blocks. He participated in two Olympics with the U.S. (1992 and 1996), winning a bronze medal in the 1992 Barcelona Games.

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Crystal Crushes Kick-Off

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Sophomore men's tennis player Nick Crystal is leading the Trojans off to a fast start in 2015, after earning two impressive singles wins and a doubles victory at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend last Saturday and Sunday. After his dominating opening weekend, Crystal was selected Pac-12 Player of the Week, a first for the sophomore and a first for the Trojans this season.

For the full release, click here.

Holding a 14-3 overall record in singles play, Crystal stands as USC's winningest player to date this season. He and the Trojans now turn their attention to Athens, Ga. where they will compete in the Pac-12/SEC Showdown on Saturday and Sunday.

All Eyes on Adoree'

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Jackson already announced his presence on the national scene as a Freshman All-American capped by his two touchdown performance in the Holiday Bowl.


Photo Gallery: Women of Troy's Trying Weekend

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USC women's basketball has hit a bump in the road in the heart of Pac-12 play after Cal and No. 11 Stanford swept the weekend at Galen Center saddling the Women of Troy with a three-game losing streak.  USC is now 11-9 overall and 3-5 in conference with a road trip to Oregon State (Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks) and Oregon (Monday at 5 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks) next on the docket.

In Sunday's 71-60 loss to Stanford, Jordan Adams provided the brightest spot with one of the best games of her young career. The redshirt sophomore poured in 21 points and added 10 rebounds.

Here are the John McGillen photos:

Photo Galleries: Tennis Kicks Off in Style

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No. 1 USC men's tennis and No. 14 USC women's tennis advanced to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships on the strength of a pair of sweeps each over the weekend at Marks Stadium. The defending national champions took out Louisiana and Santa Clara, while the Women of Troy made easy work of Denver and Pepperdine.

Click here for the men's recap.

Click here for the women's recap.

Here are the John McGillen photos of the men (top) and women (bottom) in action: