Athletics News

    May 19, 1997

    The Week in Review/Preview

    Sport                  Overall      Conference      Nat'l Rank         Last Week
    Baseball                39-18       17-13 (3rd)    9th (Base. Amer.)   none
    Men's Golf                 --          3rd         3rd (Golfweek)      3rd at NCAA Regionals
    Men's Tennis             18-6         6-4 (3rd)   14th (Rolex)         none
    Men's Track and Field     7-2           --        16th (Trackwire)     none
    Women's Track and Field   8-1           --         9th (Trackwire)     none

    Season Complete

    Record Conf. Finish Nat'l Finish Notes Men's Basketball 17-11 12-6 (t2nd) --- first NCAA berth since 1992 Women's Basketball 20-9 13-5 (3rd) --- reached second round of NCAAs Women's Cross Country --- 6th --- Emebet Shiferaw an All-American Football 6-6 3-5 (t5th) --- def. Notre Dame, 27-20 (OT) Women's Golf -- 6th 24th (Rolex) Josefsson All-Pac-10 hon. men. Women's Soccer 15-5 4-3 (t4th) --- Isabelle Harvey Pac-10's top scorer Men's Swimming & Diving 8-0 4-0 (2nd) 6th 6th at NCAA Championships Women's Swimming & Diving 9-1 4-1 (2nd) 1st first-ever national championship Men's Volleyball 12-12 9-10 (9th) 13th (VB Mag.) Guigliano, Seiffert, All-MPSF hon. men. Women's Tennis 8-15 0-10 (6th) 34th (Rolex) Baklarova All-Pac-10 hon. men. Men's Volleyball 12-12 9-10 (9th) 13th (VB Mag.) Guigliano, Seiffert, All-MPSF hon. men. Women's Volleyball 21-9 12-6 (t3rd) 13th (AVCA) reached round of 16 in NCAAs Men's Water Polo 23-3 7-1 (1st) 2nd Cizmic, Zagar first team All-Americans Women's Water Polo 15-20 0-6 (5th) 7th 7th at National Championships

    This Week

    Wednesday: Men's Tennis, at NCAA Individual Championships, at UCLA, through Sunday Thursday: Baseball, at NCAA South II Regional, at Alabama, through Sunday Saturday: Track, at Pac-10 Championships, at Washington, through Sunday

    USC will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala., as the No. 2 seed at the South II Regional, the NCAA announced today. The Trojans will battle with host Alabama, the top seed, and North Carolina State, Wichita State, Virginia Tech and Troy State for the right to advance to the College World Series. USC meets Virginia Tech, the fifth seed, in the first game on Thursday. Junior righthander Seth Etherton, junior second baseman Wes Rachels, senior shortstop Marc Mirizzi and freshman catcher Eric Munson were named to the All-Pac-10 first team.

    Women's Crew
    The Women of Troy finished seventh out of 9 teams at the Pac-10 Championships at Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on Sunday. Washington won the title. USC's Malora Guerrero was named to the All-Pac-10 team.

    Men's Golf
    The Trojans placed third at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by San Diego State, over the weekend. USC will now advance to the NCAA Championships on May 28-31, hosted by Northwestern. UNLV won the tournament, 10 strokes ahead of USC. Seniors Chad Wright and Brian Hull were Troy's top finishers, tying for eighth at 3-under-par. Sophomore Jorge Corral tied for 14th, senior Roger Tambellini tied for 32nd and freshman Nick Webb tied for 42nd.

    Men's Tennis
    Juniors George Bastl and Kyle Spencer and freshman Patrick Gottesleben will participate in the NCAA Individual Championships, hosted by UCLA, this week. Bastl and Gottesleben will play singles while Bastl and Spencer will team up to play doubles.

    Athlete of the Week

    Jorge Corral, Men's Golf
    Corral, a sophomore, had 3 rounds of par or better (72-72-70=214, 2-under-par), the only Trojan to do so, and tied for 14th place at the NCAA West Regional.