Beach Volleyball
    USC Volleyball Legends Homecoming Sand Tournament Set For Oct. 17-18

    Ron Lang
    Sept. 23, 2014

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    The first annual USC Volleyball Legends Homecoming Sand Tournament, featuring numerous former Trojan men's and women's Olympians, All-Americans and beach volleyball icons, will be held on Oct. 17 and 18 at the on-campus Merle Norman Stadium sand courts as part of USC's Homecoming activities.

    Among the Trojan men's legends participating will be one-time beach superstars Tim Hovland and Steve Obradovich, indoor Olympic gold medalists Steve Timmons, Dusty Dvorak and Pat Powers, Olympic bronze medalists Bryan Ivie and Nick Becker, two-time Olympians Celso Kalache and Donald Suxho, indoor All-Americans Bob Yoder and Bill Stetson and current beach star Tri Bourne.

    The women's legend players will include three-time Olympic gold medalist and current assistant coach Misty May-Treanor, 2013 AVCA national pairs champion Stevi Robinson and 2012 captain Geena Urango, with others expected to be named soon.

    Serving as Honorary Legend of the tournament will be 77-year-old USC alumnus Ron Lang, a 1964 Olympian and Volleyball Hall of Famer who won nearly 50 beach tournaments. He is regarded as one of America's greatest indoor and beach players ever.

    Hosted by the USC Men's Volleyball Booster and Alumni Club, the tournament will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, and then at a time to be determined on Saturday, Oct. 18, depending on the kickoff time of USC's Homecoming football game against Colorado that day.

    Alumni of USC men's and women's indoor and women's sand volleyball teams are invited to participate in the round robin tournament, as are alumni guests with NCAA volleyball playing experience. The 4-person teams will include at least one player from both the current USC men's indoor and women's sand volleyball teams. Teams will be comprised of 8 players maximum and rosters will be determined by the tournament committee.

    Entry fee is $50 per player and includes a T-shirt, buffet meal both days, free parking and one-year membership in the USC Men's Volleyball Booster Club.


     

     

    A ticket for spectators costs $25 daily for adults (it includes a buffet meal) and $10 for children ages 6 to 12 (children under 6 are free).

    Tournament registration and sponsorship opportunities are available at the tournament website, www.USCVolleyballLegends.com .

    Proceeds benefit the USC men's indoor and women's sand teams. The men's booster club website is www.uscmensvbboosters.com .