Murphy Troy- USC

2/9/2009

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Photo courtesy USC athletics.

Murphy Troy, a 6-8 sophomore outside hitter for then-No. 5 University of Southern California has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. He earned the award after helping his team defeat then-No. 9 BYU last week two times, which helped the Trojans snap a 14-match losing streak to the Cougars dating back to 2001. In the first match against BYU, Troy hit .610 on the strength of 28 kills in 41 attempts and three errors in the 3-1 win. He also had two aces, nine digs and two block assists in the contest. In the second match-up between the two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) rivals, Troy scored 24 kills, three aces, five digs and one block assist in the Trojans' thrilling 3-2 victory over the Cougars. For the week, he hit .494 and averaged 5.78 kills, 6.5 points and 1.56 digs per game. This marks the seventh time an athlete from Southern California has received Sports Imports Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week honors. Brooks Billings was the last Trojan to earn the award, which was April 15, 2002. Southern California is coached by Bill Ferguson.

 

 

 

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