Young Trojans look for repeat trip to NCAA Final Four, their home 3 of last 4 years.
Trojans will host next week's MPSF Tourney semis and final.
Trojans and Matadors will meet again in MPSF Tourney quarterfinal match Saturday at Galen Center.
Match is played in North Gym, USC's first time in its original home since 2006.
The sixth-year head coach has a 100-62 record.
CAREER: He has appeared in 59 matches (starting 31 times) at 3 positions (opposite, outside, libero) ...
2013: McKibbin, who has Trojan volleyball roots, likely will redshirt as a senior in 2013 after having pre-season surgery on a stress fracture in his right shin ... He is a USC co-captain ...
2012: He had 13 starts (8 at opposite hitter, 5 at outside hitter) as a junior in 2012 ... Overall in 2012 while appearing in 18 matches, he had 125 kills (hitting .255), 72 digs, 45 blocks and 6 aces ... He had 6 matches with double figures in kills, hit .500-plus 3 times, had 6 matches with 5-plus digs and 2 matches with 5-plus blocks ... He missed USC's first 9 matches of 2012 with an ankle sprain (when he returned, USC went on an 18-match winning streak) ...
2011: He spent most of his 2011 sophomore season as a backup outside hitter ... Overall in 2011 while appearing in 15 matches (starting 5 times), he had 30 kills, 25 digs, 11 blocks and 1 ace ... He had double kill figures once, hit .500-plus once and had 5-plus digs twice ...
2010: He showed his versatility as a first-year freshman in 2010 by seeing key playing time at opposite hitter (starting 7 times there) and libero (starting 6 times) ... Overall while appearing in 26 matches, he had 67 kills (hitting .155), 125 digs, 23 blocks and 6 aces ... He had 5-plus digs 10 times (including 5 times with 10-plus digs) and was in double kill figures twice ... He was named to the 2010 MPSF All-Freshman team ...
HIGH SCHOOL: At Punahou High in Honolulu, Hi., he was a member of the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Division I state championship teams and the 2008 state runner-up squad (boys volleyball in Hawaii was competed in the fall until 2008, when it became a spring sport) ... He was the MVP of the 2009 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list and MVP of the Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine All-American team, plus made the Honolulu Star-Bulletin All-State team and the state All-Tournament team as a senior ... He was named to the 2008 Volleyball Magazine All-American third team as a junior, as well as to the 2007 and 2008 All-State team and the 2008 state All-Tournament team ... Current Trojans Henry Cassiday and Ben Lam also prepped at Punahou ...
PERSONAL: He tied for seventh at the 2011 World University Games beach competition in China...In the summer of 2010, he and former Trojan Tony Ciarelli tied for 13th at the World University Beach Volleyball Championships, tied for 33rd at the AVP Huntington Beach Open and placed second at the AVP Young Guns tourney in Long Beach (N.Y.) ... He made the Junior Olympics All-Tourney teams in 2006 (15's), 2007 (16's) and 2008 (17's), guiding his Outrigger Canoe Club team to bronze medals in 2006 and 2007 ... Also a fine beach player, he placed fifth at the 2008 FIVB Youth (Under-19) Beach World Championships ... He won the 2005 AAU Boys National Beach Volleyball Under-15 Championships ... He has a trio of relatives with USC volleyball roots: his brother, Riley, was a setter on the Trojans (2008-11) and led USC to a pair of NCAA Championship appearances (placing second in 2009 and tied for third in 2011), while his uncle, Owen, lettered in 1983-84-86-87, as the Trojans finished second at the NCAA Championships his final 2 seasons, and his aunt, Claudia, was a letterwinner on the Women of Troy's 1980 national championship team ... He plays the piano ... He is a business administration major at USC ... Birthdate is Nov. 16, 1990.
Career single-match highs: 17 kills (Pacific, 2012), 15 digs (Cal State Northridge, 2010), 5 blocks (Hawaii and BYU, 2010, Hawaii twice, 2012)