Baron is the eighth Trojan to be selected as the nation’s top player and the second USC goalie to earn the honor.
Trojans top Harvard in the Crimson's first visit to the NCAA tourney.
The Trojans' lone senior gave USC's speech at the 2016 NCAA banquet in Berkeley.
McQuin Baron, Matteo Morelli and Grant Stein earn All-MPSF First Team honors.
Nick Bell and Blake Edwards also pick up All-Tournament Team honors for the MPSF champions.
THIS SEASON: Nick Bell enters his final season at USC carrying 72 career goals into his senior campaign with the Trojans.
2015: Bell was USC’s fifth leading scorer as a junior with 29 goals scored... Earned All-American Honorable Mention... Scored in 16 games with nine multiple-goal outings, including matching his career-high of four goals in a win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Sept. 13.
2014: Bell scored 25 goals as a sophomore... Earned All-American Honorable Mention... Also picked up All-MPSF Honorable Mention... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Second Team, scoring three times in the tournament... Scored in 12 games with eight multiple-goal outings... Set career high with four goals scored vs. UCLA on Oct. 12... Named MPSF Player of the Week on Oct. 17.
2013: Bell scored 18 goals as a true freshman... A member of the NCAA Championship roster... First career goal came with a two-goal game in USC’s season opener vs. Cal Baptist... Scored in 12 games with six two-goal outings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Bell played water polo and swam at Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.... Named CIF Division IV Player of the Year as a senior and the Inland Empire Player of the Year... A two-time league MVP, also an All-CIF first team selection... Named to second team All-CIF and a two-time league first-teamer... Water polo team won 2012 CIF championship, and swim team won 2013 CIF championship... Scored 331 goals in his career at Los Osos, with 160 career assists, 263 steals and 171 ejections drawn.... Played club at Foothill... An honor student.
NATIONAL TEAMS: Bell is a member of the U.S. National Team... Competed for the USA at the 2014 FINA World League Super Final in Dubai.
PERSONAL: Bell is majoring in business administration with emphasis in international relations... Parents are Mark and Natalie... Has one sister, Brittany... Enjoys spending time with friends, surfing and snowboarding in his free time... Lists LeBron James as his biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to win an NCAA championship... Hopes to travel to Europe and Central America... Would like to travel the world after graduation... Born Aug. 18, 1995.