Capellino, Kerridge, Bailey and Davie Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week.
Oct. 17, 2011
Erica Capellino (cross country), Brittany Kerridge (soccer), Dion Bailey (football) and Jeremy Davie (water polo) picking up the latest honors.
Erica Capellino, Cross Country: Freshman Capellino led USC to a second-place finish at the CSU Northridge Invitational on Oct. 15th, individually wrapping up third overall. With a time of 22:05:48 in her second meet as a Trojan, the team narrowly missed the win, finishing 3-points behind UCSB (72-75), though USC finished with better average times per girl than the first-place Gauchos. Capellino continues her rise to the top a Trojan, placing second at the Aztec inviational on Sept. 17.
Brittany Kerridge, Women's Soccer: Senior midfielder Kerridge broke into the USC record books and got the Trojans their first win in nine games with her winning assist at Washington. Kerridge delivered a perfect free kick from about 25 yards out in the fifth minute of play, finding Elizabeth Eddy for the goal that would snap USC's eight-game losing slump. Kerridge's control of the midfield helped USC notch its first shutout victory of the year with the 1-0 road win over the Huskies. The winning assist was Kerridge's sixth season and 12th overall career assist, securing the senior into USC's all-time top-10 for career assists. The Trojans go to 4-11-0 overall with their first Pac-12 win of the year to now hold a 1-5 conference mark after a much-needed win sparked by Kerridge.
Dion Bailey, Football: In his first year as a starter, RS Freshman Bailey had 2 interceptions in the Trojans' 30-9 victory over Cal. The first was in the endzone at the end of the first half to keep Cal scoreless, while the second came late in the game setting up USC's final touchdown. With a team-best 8 tackles, 6 of them solos, Bailey leads the Trojans in 2011 in tackles with 48, and shares the team lead in interceptions in his first year as a starter. USC moves to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in conference.
Jeremy Davie, Men's Water Polo: Sophomore two-meter man Davie served up three goals for the Trojans, including the game-winner, in USC's 9-8 sudden-death win over No. 2 Cal in an MPSF match in Berkeley. On the way to his first hat trick of the season, Davie got USC a lead in the third period with his first goal, tied up the game 8-8 in the second overtime period to force sudden death, and then delivered the game-ending winning goal with his third score from 2-meters. The rematch of last year's 2010 NCAA final in Berkeley marked USC's fourth win over the Bears in Berkeley in the past three seasons. The Trojans improve to 12-2 overall and are 3-0 in MPSF play with Saturday's win.