Johnson, Breslin and Genidounias Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week
Sept. 24, 2012
Samantha Johnson of the women's soccer team, Morgan Breslin of the football team and Kostas Genidounias of the men's water polo team were named USC Student-Athletes of the Week today (Sept. 24) for the Week of September 17-23.
Women's Soccer: Senior forward Samantha Johnson scored a golden goal for the Women of Troy with just 11 seconds left in the first overtime period to life USC to a 1-0 win against Washington. The goal wrapped up the first shutout of the year for the Trojans and helped USC win its Pac-12 opener. Johnson leads the team with four goals, this year, and has 14 in her career; the 11th most in program history.
Football: Junior defensive end Morgan Breslin had three sacks and six total tackles in a 27-9 win over California. Breslin reached Bear QB Zach Maynard three times to for a total of 20 loss yards and had 4.5 tackles for a loss of 26 yards. On the season, Breslin has 19 total tackles (9.5 for a loss of 53 yards) and leads the team with five sacks for 28 yards.
Men's Water Polo: Sophomore driver Kostas Genidounias scored two goals to pull USC into a 6-6 tie with No. 4 California and set up a heroic finish for the Trojans who won, 7-6, in their MPSF opener. Genidounias also earned assists on a pair of USC goals and had four steals including a key takeaway during a Cal 6-on-5 in the fourth period. He now has 14 goals, this season, as USC moved to 9-0 and head coach Jovan Vavic earned his 400th career men's water polo victory at USC.