- Sarkisian did speak to the media after practice to introduce the freshmen that were made available for the first time today (Meet the Freshmen coming soon), and he also announced that the Trojans will play about an hour of real football at the Spring Game on Saturday.
- Here is the entire press conference:
Name: Malik Marquetti
Size: 6-foot-6 and 185 pounds
High School: Millikan Senior HS (Long Beach)
Scouting Report: Marquetti came on strong his senior year after missing part of his junior season, and greatly improving during the summer. He is a rangy athlete who can effect the game on both ends of the floor and works hard on the glass. He thrived in an uptempo system at Millikan, which fits well into what Enfield is trying to implement at USC. At the high school level, he dominated games with his non-stop motor, but he made great improvement on his jumper which will help him at the next level.
Andy Enfield's Take: "Malik is a versatile player that can play multiple positions. Offensively, he can score and make plays for his teammates. His long wing span and toughness make him an excellent defender and rebounder. We are excited for Malik to join our program."
Here is an example of Marquetti's athleticism:
The Trojans will get their chance to follow their leader in Friday's Pac-12 decider between No. 3 USC and No. 5 UCLA. The action starts inside Marks Stadium at 10:30 a.m. with doubles followed by singles play at Noon.
Here is a Crosstown Showdown preview with Sarmiento and Yannick Hanfmann:
Here is "Tui" mic'd up for spring practice:
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Hoey was selected based on his team-leading 70.59 stroke average per round as well as the seven Top 7 finishes he posted this season. He will be the fourth Trojan to compete in the Palmer Cup joining Brian Hull (1997), Jamie Lovemark (2007) and Europe's Tim Sluiter (2008 and 2009).
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Yoder also made the All-MPSF Second Team along with senior libero Henry Cassiday, and he is joined on the All-Freshman Team by Andy Benesh. Yoder and Benesh were also named to the Off The Block Freshman All-American team.
Either way, Quiroz gets the concept of Fight On as much as anyone. He is a long way from home battling with his Trojan Family for another men's tennis national championship.
USC's next big test comes Friday at 10:30 a.m. (singles starts at Noon) at Marks Stadium. Here is Quiroz's bilingual preview of the dual match on Pac-12 Networks:
The Women of Troy were unable to defeat UCLA dropping a physical 6-4 conference regular season finale, but they will likely see their rivals again in the MPSF and/or NCAA Championships, which will both be held at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
Here are the John McGillen photos from yesterday's rivalry clash:
wpolo v UCLA Gallery - Images by John McGillen
Head coach Andy Enfield: "We wish Byron well and we thank him for his valuable contributions to our program. We are happy for him that he will leave USC with his degree. He had a very productive career here and I am sure he will do well wherever his career takes him."
Here is Wesley's announcement in four Tweets:
I would like to announce that I have decided to graduate from USC this summer and transfer for my final year of college basketball.— Byron Wesley (@byron_wesley) April 17, 2014
First and foremost I would like to thank the Trojan family for all of the love and support they have given me these last three years.— Byron Wesley (@byron_wesley) April 17, 2014
I'd also like to thank my coaches for helping me become a better player, my teammates for all of the great memories, & fans for the support.— Byron Wesley (@byron_wesley) April 17, 2014
This was the opportunity of a lifetime & I couldnt be more thankful. I will be a Trojan for life & I'm most proud of that! Fight On Forever!— Byron Wesley (@byron_wesley) April 17, 2014