USC beats UCLA 11-10 in a heart-stopping national championship game in the Trojans' home pool.
Top-seeded Trojans stay home for the 2012 NCAA Tournament in pursuit of fifth straight national title.
USC wins its eighth conference tournament championship behind a career-high four goals from Mace Rapsey.
Top-seeded Trojans stay home for the 2012 MPSF Tournament this weekend at McDonald's Swim Stadium.
The nation's top two teams tangle on TV as No. 1 USC faces No. 2 UCLA on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
THIS SEASON: Preuss enters his final season at USC as a powerful returner from the 2010 and 2011 national championship teams, bringing another formidable and knowledgable weapon to the Trojan attack.
2011: Preuss scored 16 goals in his second year at USC... Earned All-America Honorable Mention... Scored in 11 games with four multiple-goal efforts... Season high was a hat trick vs. Pepperdine.
2010: Preuss was fourth on the team in scoring with 29 goals in his first year at USC... Scored in 17 games, with nine multiple-goal outings... Set his career high with four goals vs. Redlands on Oct. 2... Also had a hat trick in USC's 8-5 win over UCLA.
NATIONAL TEAMS: Preuss is a member of the German National Team... Competed for Germany at the 2009 World Championships, finishing sixth.
HIGH SCHOOL: Preuss attended Poelchau-Oberschule in Berlin, Germany... Won German Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010... Also won German Cup titles in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2006... Played club for Wasserfreunde Spandau.
PERSONAL: Preuss is majoring in psychology... Parents are Thomas and Ingrid... Has one brother, Florian... Born Aug. 3, 1988.