No. 3 seeded Trojans head to La Jolla this weekend to fight for yet another national championship.
USC takes out Whittier 19-4 to move a step closer toward defending six straight NCAA titles.
Seniors Kostas Genidounias and Marc Vonderweidt score three apiece in the important USC victory.
Eleven Trojans score in the first official men's game at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.
Tabbed No. 2 in the nation entering 2014, the Trojans are defying the odds and gunning for another crown.
THIS SEASON: Hurst-Mendoza enters his final season of competition at USC.
2013: Hurst-Mendoza scored seven goals as a redshirt junior... Scored in six games with one two-goal outing... A member of the NCAA Championship roster.
2012: Hurst-Mendoza scored five goals as a redshirt sophomore... Scored in four games, with a two-goal game in USC's season opener vs. La Verne.
2011: Hurst-Mendoza did not compete in the 2011 season.
2010: Hurst-Mendoza scored 11 goals as a true freshman... First career goal was scored vs. Whittier on Sept. 5, when he finished with a career-high three goals... Scored in seven games with three multiple-goal games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Hurst-Mendoza was named first team All-CIF Division I as a senior out of Loyola High in Pasadena... Also selected first team All-Southern California as well as second team All-American... As a junior, was third team All-CIF... Played club for Rose Bowl.
PERSONAL: Hurst-Mendoza is majoring in human performance... Parents are Rick and Cheri... Has two sisters, Monet and Esprit... Enjoys going to the beach and water parks in his free time... Lists LeBron James as his biggest sports hero... Favorite food is sushi... Would like to travel to Spain... Hopes to become a Navy Seal after graduation... Born March 18, 1991.