Murphy Troy- USC


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Photo courtesy USC athletics.

Murphy Troy, a 6-8 sophomore outside hitter for then-No. 4 University of Southern California has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. The St. Louis, Mo. native earned the award for his outstanding play in leading the Trojans to their first-ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament championship last weekend, knocking off the nation's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams along the way. In USC's first match, a 3-0 sweep of then-No. 1 and tournament host UC Irvine, Troy smashed 19 kills with only one error in 30 attempts for a very efficient .600 hitting percentage, while adding three service aces, one dig and one block to his credit. Then, in the tournament's title match, Troy led the Trojans to a thrilling 3-2 victory over then-No.2 Pepperdine by drilling 23 kills and tallying five digs, propelling USC to its first NCAA Semifinals appearance since 1991. For the week, Troy hit .363 and contributed 5.25 kills, 0.75 digs and 5.69 points per game. This marks the eighth time a Trojans athlete has received Sports Imports Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week honors and second time this season that Troy, himself, has earned the distinction (Feb. 9). USC is coached by Bill Ferguson.




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