Trojans serve 12 aces to beat Waves in 4 sets.
Anteaters get payback after getting swept by Trojans earlier in season.
Trojans have lost past 3 matches all in 5 sets.
Warriors stave off 3 match points in fourth set.
Tanner Jansen has 23 kills for Trojans.
CAREER: He has 456 digs in his career as a 2-year starter ...
2013: Cassiday returns for his third season as USC's libero as a junior in 2013 and is among the nation's top liberos ... Once he was healthy from 2012 post-season hip surgery, he spent part of the fall also working as an outside hitter and could see action there ...
2012: He started for his second season at libero as a sophomore in 2012 ... Overall in 2012 while appearing in and starting 26 matches (he missed the NCAA Final Four with a hip injury, which required 2 surgeries), he had a team-best 199 digs and had just 35 reception errors on 607 attempts ... He had 24 matches with 5-plus digs (including 7 with 10-plus digs) ... He was 18th nationally in digs (2.19, sixth in MPSF) ... He made the 2012 AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-American second teams and All-MPSF honorable mention ...
2011: He was USC's libero as a first-year freshman in 2011 and had an award-winning season ... Overall in 2011 while appearing in all 27 matches (starting 26), he led USC with 257 digs and had just 18 reception errors on 579 attempts ... He had 26 matches with 5-plus digs (including 12 with 10-plus digs, with a best of 19) ... His 19 digs against UC Irvine was a USC season high ... He was tied for third nationally in digs (2.62, tied for second in MPSF) ... He made 2011 Volleyball Magazine All-American third team, All-MPSF honorable mention and the MPSF All-Freshman team ...
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2010 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list as a senior at Punahou High in Honololu (Hi.) ... He made the 2010 State Division I All-Tournament team ... Punahou was the 2009 and 2010 state Division I champion (the 2010 team was ranked No. 1 in the nation) after being state runnerup in 2008 ... He also played basketball at Punahou ... Current Trojans Maddison McKibbin and Ben Lam also prepped at Punahou ...
PERSONAL: He started at libero on the U.S. Junior National Team that placed fourth (the team's highest finish ever in the tourney) at the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Men's Junior World Championship in Brazil ... He was a member of the 2010 USA Men's Junior National A2 team...He was named Co-MVP in the Boys International Youth Division at the 2009 USA Volleyball High Performance Championship ... He and Taylor Crabb won the bronze medal at the 2007 AAU Junior National Beach Volleyball Under-16 Championships ... He is a business administration major at USC ... Birthdate is Jan. 6, 1992.
Career single-match highs: 1 kill (Stanford and Hawaii, 2011, Pepperdine and Penn State, 2012), 19 digs (UC Irvine, 2011), 1 block (UC Irvine, 2012)