Capellino, Quincey and Vavic Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week
Oct. 1, 2012
Erica Capellino of the women's cross country team, Alex Quincey of the women's soccer team and Nikola Vavic of the men's water polo team were named USC Student-Athletes of the Week today (Oct. 1) for the Week of September 24-30.
Women's Cross Country: Sophomore Erica Capellino led USC to an eighth-place finish at the Stanford Invitational, beating four regionally-ranked teams, including Pac-12 foe California. Capellino was USC's top finisher, taking 26th place overall out of 292 women. She set a 6K personal-best time of 21:43 and has led USC in all three races this season.
Women's Soccer: Sophomore midfielder Alex Quincey came up clutch for USC in a wild game at ASU, scoring back-to-back goals during the second half to pull the Trojans even after trailing 3-1. Quincey scored on each of the two shots she took in the game to help USC force overtime in a hot game in Tempe. Against Arizona, Quincey earned her seventh start of the season. Overall the sophomore's three goals on the year tie her for second on the team.
Men's Water Polo: Junior driver Nikola Vavic became just the third Trojan since 2001 to score six goals in a single game when he set a new career high for himself during USC's 14-5 championship win over UC Santa Barbara in the SoCal Tournament title match. Vavic had a hat trick in the first period of play, scoring USC's first three goals on the way to finishing the tournament with a grand total of 14 goals. That effort went along with two goal scored just the day before the tournament began, and with 16 goals across USC's five games this week Vavic took over at No. 14 all-time in career scoring at USC, now holding 133 goals midway through his junior season. In addition to his career-high six goals vs. No. 6 UC Santa Barbara in the championship game, Vavic served up three in the semifinals vs. No. 5 UC Irvine, one against No. 8 Pacific and four vs. No. 19 St. Francis to start the tourney. Against Princeton in a nonconference game on Friday, Vavic scored twice to spark a busy week for the Trojan junior.