Carlson, Johansen and Hanfmann Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week
Feb. 19, 2013
Kasey Carlson of women's swimming and diving, Amanda Johansen of women's lacrosse and Yannick Hanfmann of men's tennis were named USC Student-Athletes of the Week for February 10-16.
Women's Swimming and Diving: Junior swimmer Kasey Carlson helped the Trojans defeat cross-town rival UCLA last week by winning two events and contributing to a record-setting relay. Carlson led the school-record swim in the 200y medley relay, finishing in 1:36:03, also the fastest time in the country. She also swept the 50y and 100y free in the final home dual meet of the season. With the victory, the Trojans finished the season 10-1 overall, 6-1 in the Pac-12, and extended their win streak over the Bruins to six. Carlson is a 2011 and 2012 All-American and was a member of the U.S. national team in 2009-10. She currently holds USC record in the 50y free and is part of four relay records.
Women's Lacrosse: USC freshman midfielder Amanda Johansen had the honor of scoring the Trojans' first-ever goal in women's lacrosse program history when she put one past the Northwestern goaltender in USC's inaugural game on Feb. 9. She has since scored five more times and helped the Trojans to a big 24-4 win over Presbyterian as she collected 10 draw controls. She has also picked up three ground balls and is third on the team with 10 shots this season. Against the Wildcats, Johansen scored twice and had an assist to lead the team with three points. She grabbed five draw controls and caused a turnover against the Minutewomen, and was stellar with four points on four goals against the Blue Hose.
Men's Tennis: Sophomore Yannick Hanfmann was USC's most powerful singles player in getting the Trojans back to the ITA National Indoor Championships title match. He was the lone Trojan to post three straight-set singles wins, including a huge boost for USC in a rivalry clash with No. 3 UCLA. #94 Hanfmann's 6-2, 6-4 upset of UCLA's #55 Dennis Mkrtchian was a big lift for the Trojans after dropping the doubles point. His win tied the match 1-1 as the rest of the singles matches extended into three sets. USC would go on to win it 4-3 in dramatic fashion, earning a place in Monday's final as the Trojans look to defend their 2012 ITA Indoor title. Hanfmann will carry an eight-match singles win streak into tomorrow's final, as he holds a 15-5 overall singles record with these three wins.