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Of course, the Trojans do not rebuild. They reload.
Enter McQuin Baron and a talented group of reinforcements. Baron fills up the cage at 6-foot-9 and already boasts experience as the goalie on the U.S. National Team. He will be joined by a quartet of prized foreign imports including Lachlan Edwards (Australia), Mihajlo Milicevic (Serbia), Lazar Pasuljevic (Montenegro) and Matteo Morelli (Italy).
While the Trojans lost a lot of talent, the returning core would be envied by any other program. Kostas Genidounias enters his senior season with an opportunity to surpass Nikola Vavic as USC's all-time leading scorer. Rex Butler (pictured) owns 70 career goals as he searches to join the illustrious 100-goal club.
USC begins its heavenly quest for No. 7 this weekend at the Triton Invitational. The SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup match against UCLA is set for November 2 at the new Uytengsu Aquatics Center.