Genidounias and Bricio Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week|
Sept. 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC men's water polo senior Kostas Genidounias and women's volleyball junior Samantha Bricio were each named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Sept. 15-21, on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
USC CREDIT UNION MEN'S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
The senior driver's efforts were most needed on day two of the tournament against No. 2-ranked UCLA and No. 4-ranked California. Despite close losses in both games, Genidounias was resilient, knocking in two go-ahead goals against UCLA, and scoring four fourth-quarter goals in a late attempt to come from behind against the Golden Bears. With 14 goals scored at the tournament, Genidounias is now two goals from ranking No. 2 all-time in career goals amongst the Men of Troy. The Trojans look to get back on track as they head to Malibu, Calif., to face Pepperdine on Sept. 27.
The other USC men's student-athlete of the week nominee was Rex Butler (water polo).
USC CREDIT UNION WOMEN'S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Bricio's command from the service line moved her up several spots in both the USC and Pac-12 record books. She is now second all-time in career service aces among Trojans with 165, and tied for fourth all-time in Pac-12 history. Looking ahead, the Trojans are home against crosstown rival UCLA on Sept. 23.
The USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week are voted on by the student assistants and Sports Information Directors of the USC Sports Information Office. Nominations are compiled and distributed for voting by Alec Koondel. Student assistant voters include Charlotte Adlam, Taiu Kunimoto, Nikki Borchard, Andrew McKagan, Eike Daube, Tera Novy, Carlene Jones, Max Schwartz, Gaby Smotrys, Aubrey Kragen, and intern Katie Ryan.