Men's Volleyball

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    Juan Figueroa
    Juan Figueroa

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Levittown, Puerto Rico

    High School:
    Bayamon Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 180

    Position:
    OH

    2008: The high-leaping Figueroa returns for his fourth season as a starting outside hitter in 2008 and could be in line for more post-season honors ... 2007: Figueroa started for his third year at outside hitter as a junior in 2007 ... Overall while starting all 28 matches, he led USC in kills (505) and aces (26), was second in digs (184) and fourth in blocks (72) ...He hit .285 ...He was in double kill figures 27 times (11 with 20-plus kills, including twice with 30-plus, including a USC season-high 35 versus Hawaii) and had 5-plus digs 19 times (7 with 10-plus digs) ... His 6 aces versus Rutgers-Newark was a USC season high ... He was named MPSF Co-Player of the Week on March 26 for his performance at Long Beach State (18 kills, .467 hitting percentatge, 7 blocks) ... He made the 2007 Volleyball Magazine All-American second team and All-MPSF third team ... He was fifth nationally in kills (4.90) and sixth in points (5.52) ... He also was third in the MPSF in kills (5.11) and points (5.66) ... Ten days after the conclusion of the volleyball season (and with just 3 days of practice), he won the long jump at the USC-UCLA dual meet with a leap of 25-5 1/2 in his first collegiate competition ... 2006: He started for his second season at outside hitter as a sophomore in 2006 ... Overall while starting all 29 matches, he led USC in kills (477) and was third in digs (172) and aces (15) ... He also had 67 blocks and hit .244 ... He was in double kill figures 25 times (6 with 20-plus kills, with a USC season-high 26 versus UC Santa Barbara) and had 5-plus digs 19 times (10 with 10-plus digs) ... He twice was named MPSF Player of the Week: on Feb. 6 after his 3-match performance against UCLA, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers-Newark and on March 27 after his outing versus Pepperdine ... He also was selected MVP of the 2006 Golden Dome Classic ... He was seventh nationally in kills (4.68) and 11th in points (5.19) ... He also was fourth in the MPSF in kills (4.64) and sixth in points (5.13) ... 2005: He started half of 2005 at outside hitter as just a first-year freshman ... He missed 9 late-season matches with a sprained right elbow ... Overall while appearing in 19 matches (starting 13), he had 195 kills, 81 digs, 21 blocks and 9 aces ... He was in double kill figures 10 times (including a high of 22 versus Hawaii) and had 5-plus digs 8 times (including a USC season high of 16 versus Cal State Northridge) ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Bayamon Military Academy in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, where he was an All-Star and was MVP of various tournaments as a 2004 senior ... He also played basketball at Bayamon ...

    PERSONAL: He trained with the Puerto Rican National Team in the summer of 2007 and played in the 2007 Pan American Cup as Puerto Rico earned a silver medal ... He was a 2-time All-American at the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics ... He played for the Puerto Rican Junior National Team, where he finished third in total points and was named Best Defensive Player at the 2004 NORCECA Games ... He was ranked as the 10th best player at the 2003 World Youth Championships ... His father, Juan Figueroa, and his mother, Mayra Pacheco, were sprinters for Puerto Rico's national track team ... His father also was a basketball referee in 3 Olympics (he worked the men's final at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics that involved the USA's Dream Team) ... His sister, Rayma, played volleyball at Dickinson State University and at Huron Si Tanka University ... He is an international relations major at USC ... Birthdate is March 6, 1986.

    GMKETAPCTASTSASEREDGBSBABE
    2005 (Fr.)...6319195109434.1989 9 5213814 170
    2006 (So.)...102294772231041.244 261569331728 5914
    2007 (Jr.)...103285052121027.285 212699361843 6914
    CAREER...2686611775442502.253 5650220824371514528

    Career singlematch highs: 35 kills (Hawaii, 2007), 16 digs (Cal State Northridge, 2005), 7 blocks (Long Beach State, 2007)