Fuller, Tosky and Rosenthal Named USC Student-Athletes of the Week|
Dec. 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Katie Fuller of women's volleyball, Jasmine Tosky of women's swimming and Michael Rosenthal of men's water polo were named USC Student-Athletes of the Week on Monday, Dec. 3 for the week of Nov. 26 - Dec. 2.
Women's Volleyball: Volleyball senior opposite hitter Katie Fuller helped the Women of Troy to a pair of victories in the first- and second-rounds of the NCAA tournament. She hit .449 and had 24 kills in six sets to average 4.00 kps. The Trojans defeated Fairfield and Saint Mary's College to advance to their ninth NCAA round of 16 in 12 years under head coach Mick Haley. Fuller also had five service aces and four blocks to post 31 points on the weekend.
Women's Swimming & Diving: Freshman Jasmine Tosky won the 200y fly and helped the Trojans win 800y free relay at the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals. She also took fifth in the 100y fly, sixth in the 200y IM and helped the 400y medley relay to second. Her winning time in the 200y fly was an NCAA automatic qualifying time while her 100y fly and 200y IM were strong NCAA `B' cuts.
Men's Water Polo: Senior Michael Rosenthal ripped a team-high hat trick to lead the Trojans to their unprecedented fifth straight NCAA title in an 11-10 victory over rival UCLA, 11-10, at McDonald's Swim Stadium on Sunday afternoon. His three goal game secured him the honor of NCAA Tournament MVP and made him an All-Tournament First Team selection. Rosenthal's first goal of the game came in the second period, a nearside bullet that pulled the Trojans within one, 5-4. He struck again with 7:21 to go in the third quarter, again cutting the Bruins' lead to one, 8-7. Rosenthal came up with a big steal at 2-meters in the fourth quarter, putting the ball back in USC's hands with the Trojans trailing 9-8. Finally his third goal of the game equalized the score for the fourth time all day, deadlocking things at 10-10 with 2:25 to go. The Trojans went on to pull out the dramatic victory, with the game winner coming with 40 seconds left in the competition.