Kirchner had a team-best 15 kills in a wild victory over No. 3 UC Irvine.
Trojans are sparked by play of graduating seniors Chris Trefzger and J.B. Green on Senior Night.
Trojans serve 12 aces to beat Waves in 4 sets.
Trojans now go to Bay Area for Pacific, Stanford matches next weekend.
Trojans snap 4-match losing skid.
CAREER: He has 53 kills (hitting .360), 39 blocks, 13 digs and 5 aces while appearing in 21 matches (starting 13) in his career ...
2015: Kirchner has switched to opposite hitter from middle blocker as a junior in 2015 and could be a significant contributor there ...
2014: Kirchner was a backup middle blocker as a sophomore in 2014, appearing briefly in just 1 match (the opener at Loyola Chicago) ...
2013: He was a part-time starter at middle blocker as a first-year freshman in 2013 ... Overall in 2013 while appearing in 20 matches (starting 13), he hit .367 with 52 kills and had 39 blocks, 12 digs and 5 aces ... He had a career-best 7 kills twice (versus UC San Diego and Cal Baptist) and a career high 7 blocks against Pepperdine ... He hit .500-plus 5 times ...
HIGH SCHOOL: He made the 2012 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list while at Hamilton High in Sussex (Wisc.) ... Hamilton did not field a boys volleyball team, but he was on Hamilton's track team ...
PERSONAL: He was a member of the 2011 U.S. Youth National team that won a bronze medal at the Pan Am Cup in Mexico and finished 11th at the FIVB Youth U19 World Championships in Argentina ... He helped lead his West Allis Lightning club team to a gold medal at the 2010 Junior Olympics 16 Open Gold Division and was on the U.S. Youth A2 Red team that won a gold medal at the 2010 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships International Youth Gold Division ... He was on the 2009 U.S. Select A2 Silver team and participated in the 2008 Select A2 Camp ... His sister, Stephanie, was a middle hitter at Wisconsin-Platteville (2010-13) ... He is an economics major at USC ... Birthdate is Sept. 1, 1993.
Career single match highs: 7 kills (UC San Diego and Cal Baptist, 2013), 2 digs (Pacific, UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge, 2013), 7 blocks (Pepperdine, 2013)