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    Shaw, Genidounias and Lee Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week

    Sara Shaw

    Oct. 29, 2012

    LOS ANGELES - Sara Shaw of the women's volleyball team, Kostas Genidounias of men's water polo and Marqise Lee of football were named USC Student-Athletes of the Week today (Oct. 29) for the week of Oct. 22-28.

    Women's Volleyball: Junior outside hitter Sara Shaw enjoyed a pair of career-matches to help the Women of Troy to marquee wins over No. 5 Washington and WSU. In a five-set defensive struggle with the Huskies, Shaw earned 15 kills and added two service aces. On the defensive side of the net, Shaw opened eyes as she logged a career-high 30 digs; the most by a non-libero in the Pac-12, this season. One night later, she showed no signs of slowing as she knocked down 18 kills on just 28 swings without an error to post an incredible .643 hitting percentage.

    Men's Water Polo: Sophomore driver Kostas Genidounias was USC's top scorer in all three Trojan wins this week, as USC kept its undefeated 2012 record intact with two more MPSF wins and one nonconference victory. Genidounias started the stretch with a game-high four goals in an 18-7 win at #8 UC Irvine. Two days later, in USC's first game back home in almost a month, Genidounias had a hat trick in USC's 16-6 win over #7 Pacific to improve the Trojans' MPSF record to 5-0. Minutes later, Genidounias served up another four-goal game in USC's 21-9 win over Cal Lutheran to wrap up another winning weekend for the Trojans. Genidounias has now scored 16 goals across USC's last four games, including this week's 11 goals in three games. He is second on the team in scoring with 47 goals this year.

    Football: Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee shattered the Pac-12 receiving yardage mark in Saturday's game at Arizona, collecting 345 receiving yards (fifth most in NCAA history) on 16 catches (one shy of the USC record and third most in Pac-12 history), with two touchdowns. Lee amassed 255 of those 345 yards in the first half on 12 grabs. He totaled 469 all-purpose yards, good for second most in NCAA history, as he added 123 yards on three kickoff returns and a one-yard rush. Lee coupled with fellow receiver Robert Woods to set a USC record for most receiving yards in a game by two players (438 yards).