Men's Volleyball

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    Murphy Troy
    Murphy Troy

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, MO

    High School:
    St. Louis University

    Height / Weight:
    6-8 / 240

    Position:
    OPP

    CAREER: He has a career hitting percentage of .288 with 1,526 kills, 515 digs, 192 blocks and 105 aces ... His 28 matches with 20-plus kills is a USC rally scoring era career record ...

    2011: Troy, one of the nation's premier players, returns for his fourth season as a starter as a senior in 2011... He is a candidate for National Player of the Year ... He is a USC co-captain for a second season ...

    2010: He started for his third season as a junior in 2010... Overall while starting all 26 matches in which he appeared (19 at opposite hitter and 7 mid-season matches at outside hitter), he led USC with 481 kills while hitting .255, plus he had 27 aces (second on USC), 179 digs (third on USC) and 77 blocks (third on USC) ... He was in double kill figures 25 times (including 10 times with 20-plus kills, with a USC season high of 34 kills against Pacific), had 5-plus digs 18 times (including 6 times with 10-plus digs) and 5-plus blocks 5 times ... He was fifth in the MPSF (10th in the NCAA) in kill average (4.62) and seventh in the MPSF in points average (5.31) ... He made the 2010 Volleyball Magazine All-American second team and All-MPSF third team ... He was named to the 2010 Outrigger Hotels Invitational All-Tournament team ... He was named the MPSF Co-Player of the Week on April 5 for his performance against UC Irvine and UCLA ... He was named AVCA National Player of the Week on April 19 for his performance against UC San Diego and Long Beach State ... He was a USC co-captain ...

    2009: While starting for his second season (the first 18 matches at outside hitter and the final 14 at his more natural opposite hitter), he ranked among the top players in the collegiate game as just a sophomore in 2009 ... He hit .319 and led USC in kills (615) and aces (43), and also had 192 digs and 50 blocks ... His 615 kills, 5.04 kill average, 29 matches in double figure kills and 16 matches with 20-plus kills are USC rally scoring era season records ... He was in double kill figures 29 times (including 16 times with 20-plus kills, with a high of 33), hit .500-plus 6 times and had 5-plus digs 21 times (including 4 times with 10-plus digs) ... His 33 kills and 62 attempts against UCLA were USC season highs ... He was eighth nationally in kills (5.04, fifth in MPSF), 22nd in aces (0.35, fifth in MPSF) and 28th in hitting percentage (.319) ... He also was fifth in the MPSF in points (5.62) ... He made the 2009 AVCA All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, VBall Magazine All-American first team and All-MPSF first team (USC's first such honoree at either level since 2000) ... He also made the NCAA All-Tournament team (he had 50 kills, hit .465 and had 11 digs)... He was named Volleyball Magazine's Player of the Month for April, was twice the AVCA National Player of the Week (on Feb. 9 for his 2-match performance against BYU with 52 kills, .494 hitting percentage, 14 digs and 5 aces and on May 4 for his showing in the final 2 matches of the MPSF tourney with 42 kills while hitting .363 to earn MPSF All-Tournament team honors) and was twice the MPSF Co-Player of the Week (on Feb. 9 for his BYU outings, as well as on Jan. 12 after being named MVP at the Outrigger Hotels Invitational when he had a 3-match total of 65 kills, 24 digs and 8 aces) ... He also made the NCAA All-Tournament team at the pre-season Can-Am Challenge ...

    2008: As just a first-year freshman, he started all of 2008 at outside hitter and had a dramatic impact ... Overall while starting all 29 matches, he led USC in aces (35), was second in kills (430) and third in digs (144) .. He also had 65 blocks and hit .287 ... He was in double kill figures 25 times (including twice with 32 kills) and had 5-plus digs 15 times ... He was named MPSF Co-Player of the Week on March 24 for his 2-match performance versus Hawaii (64 kills, .368 hitting percentage, 23 digs, 7 blocks and 2 aces) ... He was named to the 2008 Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament team after posting 33 kills (hitting .328), 9 digs, 5 blocks and 2 aces in the 2-match tourney... He made the 2008 Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American honorable mention and All-MPSF third team ... He was tied for 19th nationally in aces (0.34, ninth in the MPSF) and was 19th in points (4.83) ...

    HIGH SCHOOL: He helped his St. Louis (Mo.) University High team to the 2007 Missouri Class 4 State Volleyball championship ... He was named the 2007 Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list and St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year while posting 171 kills, 22 blocks and 117 digs as a senior despite missing the early part of the season with a broken foot ... He made the 2006 St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro first team as a junior ...

    PERSONAL: He was on the 2009 U.S Men's Junior National Team that placed eighth at the FIVB World Championship ... He was on the 2008 USA Volleyball Junior National team that won a bronze medal at the 2008 NORCECA Junior Championships ... He was a member of the 2007 U.S. Boys' Youth National Team that competed in the FIVB Boys' Youth World Championships ... He was named the MVP of the 18 Open division at the 2007 USA Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships as he led his St. Louis High Performance 18 Orange club team to the national title ... He was a starter on the 2006 USA Volleyball Boys' Youth National Team that won a silver medal at the NORCECA World Championship qualifier in the Dominican Republic ... His brother, Phinney, was an offensive tackle at Missouri ... He is a physics major at USC with a B average (3.19 GPA) ... He made 2009 Academic All-District 8 second team and MPSF All-Academic and 2010 MPSF All-Academic ... ... Birthdate is Feb. 24, 1989.

    G M K E TA PCT AST SA SE RE DG BS BA BE
    2008 (Fr.)... 104 29 430 178 878 .287 11 35 91 51 144 9 56 9
    2009 (So.)... 122 32 615 220 1239 .319 16 43 109 27 192 6 44 8
    2010 (Jr.)... 104 26 481 201 1098 .255 15 27 76 5 179 11 66 8
    CAREER... 330 87 1526 599 3215 .288 42 105 276 83 515 26 166 25

    Career singlematch highs: 34 kills (Pacific, 2010), 15 digs (UC Irvine, 2010), 8 blocks (Long Beach State, 2009)