Women of Troy kick off the season with an exhibition game on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Concordia.
THIS SEASON Kristen Simon enters her first season at USC as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL Simon was tabbed as the No. 47 recruit in the nation and was considered a five-star recruit out of Windward School in Los Angeles... Was a member of Windward's 2011 State Championship team along with current Trojan teammate Courtney Jaco... Also won three CIF section championships... Was named to the All-State team and was a first-team all-league honoree... As a senior, was named to the Los Angeles Times' All-Star Team after averaging 14 points and 14 rebounds per game... Played club for Cal Sparks.
PERSONAL Kristen Renee Simon was born Dec. 3, 1995 in Torrance, Calif... The daughter of Valerie and Ray Simon... Has two brothers, Keith and Derrick, and one sister, Stacey... Enjoys creative writing and spoken word in her free time... Lists Kobe Bryant as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to sky dive... Has not decided on a major.