Samantha Bricio of the women's volleyball squad and Kris Albarado of football take home this week's honors.
Spring ball begins March 5.
Trojans looking to take care of "unfinished business."
2014: Albarado, known for his accuracy in placing punts deep in opponents' territory, returns for his second season as USC's punter as a junior in 2014.
2013: Albarado served as USC's punter as a sophomore in 2013, averaging 37.1 yards on 79 punts while appearing in all 14 games. Some 27 of his 79 punts (34.2%) pinned opponents within the 20-yard line and he booted 4 in excess of 50 yards. Only 4 of his 79 punts were touchbacks. He also had 2 tackles. He made 2013 All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
At Hawaii, he made his career debut by averaging 43.3 yards on his 6 punts, with a 64-yarder, and 4 of his punts pinned UH within the 20. Against Washington State, he averaged 40.3 yards on his 6 punts (with one pinning the Cougars within the 20). He averaged 44.0 yards on his 4 punts against Boston College, with a 55-yarder and 2 pinning the Eagles within the 20. Five of his 7 punts (he averaged 35.4 per punt) against Utah State pinned the Aggies within the 20-yard line, including 2 inside the 5, to help him earn Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week. He averaged 42.8 yards on his 5 punts at Arizona State (with a 54-yarder). Four of his 6 punts against Arizona pinned the Wildcats within the 20, including 3 inside the 10-yard line (2 of those were downed at the 4-yard line), as he averaged 35.7 yards per punt. He averaged 37.3 yards on his 6 punts at Notre Dame, with 3 pinning the Irish within the 20. He averaged 38.4 on 7 punts, with 2 touchbacks, against Utah and he made a tackle. At Oregon State, he averaged 36.2 yards on his 6 punts, with 2 pinning the Beavers within the 20. At California, he averaged 31.5 yards on his 4 punts. He averaged 35.3 yards on his 6 punts against Stanford, with 3 pinning the Cardinal within the 20. At Colorado, he averaged 30.2 yards on his 6 punts, with 2 pinning CU within the 20. Against UCLA, he averaged 33.5 yards on his 6 punts (with a 51-yarder), with 1 pinning the Bruins within the 20. He averaged 36.0 yards on his 4 punts against Fresno State.
2012: Albarado was the backup punter as a redshirt freshman in 2012, but did not see any action. 2011: Albarado redshirted as a freshman punter in 2011, his first year at USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2010 honors included Max Preps All-American Medium Schools second team and All-State 4A as a senior punter at St. Louis High in Lake Charles (La.). He averaged 45.3 yards on his 24 punts (with a long of 65 yards) and put 8 punts within the 20-yard line in 2010. As a junior in 2009, he averaged 41.8 yards on his 38 punts, with 19 punts within the 20. He averaged 40.7 yards on his 37 punts (with 8 within the 20) as a sophomore in 2008.
PERSONAL: He is a policy, planning and development major at USC.