1 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS HER 103 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TELEPHONE: (213) FAX: (213) SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE TIM TESSALONE, DIRECTOR 2009 USC SCHEDULE/RESULTS (5-1 Overall, 2-0 MPSF) Date Opponent (USC-Opp. Rank) Time/Res. Jan. 8 #vs. Penn State (7-1) L 2-3 Jan. 9 #at Hawaii (7-13) W 3-0 Jan. 10 #vs. Ohio State (7-10) W 3-1 Jan. 16 Hope International (6-7 NAIA) W 3-0 Jan. 23 *Stanford (6-3) W 3-0 Jan. 24 *Pacific (6-NR) W 3-0 Jan. 30 *at Pepperdine (4T-3) 7 p.m. Feb. 6 *BYU 7 p.m. Feb. 7 *BYU 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 *at Pacific 7 p.m. Feb. 14 *at Stanford 7 p.m. Feb. 18 *UC Irvine 7 p.m. Feb. 20 *UCLA 7 p.m. Feb. 26 *UC Santa Barbara 7 p.m. Feb. 28 *Cal State Northridge 7 p.m. March 4 *at Long Beach State 7 p.m. March 6 *at UC San Diego 7 p.m. March 14 New Jersey Inst. of Tech. (LC) 7 p.m. March 19 *Pepperdine 7 p.m. March 26 *Long Beach State 7 p.m. March 28 *UC San Diego 7 p.m. April 1 *at UC Santa Barbara 7 p.m. April 3 *at Cal State Northridge 7 p.m. April 8 *at UC Irvine 7 p.m. April 10 *at UCLA 7 p.m. April 17 *at Hawaii 7 p.m. April 18 *at Hawaii 7 p.m. April 22 MPSF Play-in Match (at TBA) 7 p.m. April 25 MPSF Quarterfinals (at TBA) 7 p.m. April 30 MPSF Semifinals (at TBA) 5 & 7 p.m. May 2 MPSF Final (at TBA) 7 p.m. May 7 NCAA Championship (at BYU) 6 & 8 p.m. May 9 NCAA Championship (at BYU) 4 p.m. *Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match #Outrigger Hotels Invitational, Honolulu, Hi.--USC 2nd Home matches (in bold) played in Galen Center (except March 14 in Lyon Center) All times are local to match site USC QUICK FACTS Location... Los Angeles, Calif., Enrollment... 33,500 Colors... Cardinal and Gold Nickname... Trojans Home Court (Capacity)... Galen Center (10,258) Conference... Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Head Coach... Bill Ferguson USC/Career Record , third year Assistants... Brad Keller, Chuck Moore, Rocky Ciarelli VB Office Phone... (213) Press Row Phone. (213) , (213) Men s Volleyball SID... Tim Tessalone Sports Info. Office Phone... (213) Sports Info. Office Fax... (213) USC Official Web Site... FOR RELEASE: Jan. 26, 2009 USC MEN'S VOLLEYBALL GOES TO NO. 3 PEPPERDINE THE FACTS In its only match of the week, the No. 4-ranked USC men s volleyball team (5-1 overall, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) puts its 5-match winning streak on the line when it travels to No. 3 Pepperdine (5-0, 4-0) for an MPSF contest on Friday (Jan. 30) at 7 p.m. ON THE INTERNET All of USC s home matches are video-, audio- and data-streamed over the internet on Trojan All-Access. RANKINGS USC is tied for fourth in the current Bison/AVCA Division I-II poll, while Pepperdine is third. It is USC's highest national ranking since being tied for fourth in the March 13, 2001 poll. OPPONENTS USC trails in its series against Pepperdine, But the Trojans won the last meeting, a 3-2 victory in 2008 in Malibu (it was Troy's first victory at Pepperdine since 1999, snapping a 9-match losing streak there). LAST MATCHES Tony Ciarelli, Murphy Troy and Austin Zahn all posted double figures in kills to lead No. 6 USC to a 30-22, 31-29, sweep over No. 3 Stanford in the Trojans MPSF opener on Jan. 23 at home. Ciarelli had a match-best 16 kills while hitting.481. Troy added 14 kills with a.571 hitting pace and Zahn had 13 kills (hitting.455) with a match-leading 5 blocks. Luke Morris recorded a matchhigh 14 digs and did not have an error on 26 reception attempts. The Trojans hit.371 overall (including.400-plus in the first and third games) to Stanford s.230 and they also had more digs (35 to 22). USC started quickly in the first game, building a 3-0 lead, and then slowly pulled away while hitting.423 to Stanford s.156. The Trojans gradually crept back from a 5-1 deficit in the second game, which finished on consecutive kills by Troy. The third game saw the Trojans again fall behind early, this time down 5-2, only to pass the Cardinal at and then eventually pull away by hitting.484 in the game that ended on a combo block by Zahn and Sean Dennis. Then on Jan. 24, Troy had a matchhigh 13 kills while hitting.455 to lead USC to a 30-13, 30-22, sweep over Pacific in a MPSF home match. The 60 total points scored by Pacific were the fewest allowed by USC in a 3-set match since the rally score era (30-point sets) began in The previous low was the 63 points recorded by Hope International just 2 matches ago this year. Pacific s 13 points in the first set were the least given up by the Trojans in a 30-point set since UC Santa Cruz scored 12 in It was also the least ever against USC by an MPSF opponent in the rally score era. Ciarelli added 10 kills for the Trojans, Morris had a match-leading 9 digs and Zahn had 8 kills and 3 aces. USC hit.333 overall to Pacific s.043 and the Trojans had more digs (37 to 21) and aces (8 to 2). But the Tigers outblocked USC, 7.5 to 5. USC jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first set and steadily extended the margin while hitting.333 and serving 5 aces (Pacific had just 4 kills in that set). The second set see-sawed until the Trojans opened up a edge and they pulled away by hitting.516 and getting 16 digs. USC broke open a 9-9 tie in the third set by scoring 4 of the next 5 points and wasn t threatened the rest of the way. USC MEN'S VOLLEYBALL 4 NCAA Championships 11 Final Fours 12 Olympians 19 All-Americans 4 College Players of the Year HOT FALL The 2009 USC team captured a pair of pre-season tournaments, first winning the Can-Am Challenge by going 4-0 against top Canadian colleges (becoming the first NCAA team to go undefeated in the tourney since 2003) and then claiming the Hawaii Fall Tournament with wins versus Hawaii and BYU.
2 2009 SUPERLATIVES The Trojans are off to their best start since 2000 (when they also began 5-1) and their current 5-match winning streak is their longest since a 6-match string in The 60 total points scored by Pacific in USC's Jan. 24 victory (30-13, 30-22, 30-25) were the fewest allowed by USC in a 3-set match since the rally score era (30-point sets) began in The previous low was the 63 points recorded by Hope International just 2 matches prior to that Pacific match...pacific s 13 points in the first set of that match were the least given up by the Trojans in a 30- point set since UC Santa Cruz scored 12 in It was also the least ever against USC by an MPSF opponent in the rally score era...usc's No. 4 (tie) national ranking in this year's Jan. 26 poll is its highest since a No. 4 (tie) ranking on March 13, USC's No. 6 national ranking in this year's Jan. 12 poll was its highest since a No. 5 ranking on March 20, LAST YEAR In 2008, USC posted its most overall and league wins since 2001 and its first back-toback appearances in the MPSF tournament since a 3-year streak from 1999 to USC was overall and for eighth place in the MPSF. The Trojans swept UCLA (ranked fifth and fourth going in), the first time USC defeated the Bruins twice in a row since 1991 and the first time since 1990 that USC recorded consecutive wins at Pauley Pavilion. And USC had a 5-game victory at No. 5 Pepperdine (USC's first victory in Malibu since 1999, snapping a 9-match losing streak there). RETURNERS Fifteen players returned from the 2008 USC squad, including 5 starters (outside hitter Murphy Troy, middle blockers Hunter Current and Austin Zahn, libero Luke Morris and opposite hitter C.J. Schellenberg). In all, 9 players on the roster have started a match in their careers entering But the Trojans are young, as 17 of the 23 players are underclassmen (including 9 freshman) and there are only 3 seniors. Several cornerstones from last year s squad outside hitter Juan Figueroa, setter Jimmy Killian and middle blocker Andrew Vernon, each a 4-year starter have graduated. Respectively, they own the USC rally scoring era career records for kills (1,627), assists (4,820) and blocks (362). Figueroa was a 2-time All-American second teamer, Killian was a 3-time USC captain and Vernon hit.399 in his career. VOLLEYBALL SCHOOL Besides the 4 NCAA crowns ( ) that USC s men have won, the Women of Troy have captured 6 national volleyball titles. USC s women won the AIAW trophy in 1976, 1977 and 1980, and the NCAA crown in Then, coach Mick Haley s 2002 and 2003 Women of Troy squads captured the NCAA titles USC Men s Volleyball Page USC MEN S VOLLEYBALL NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. Hometown (Last School/High School) 1 C.J. Schellenberg OPP Sr. Pacific Palisades (Loyola) 2 Ian Wright MB Fr.* Belmont (St. Francis) 3 Brad Keenan L Fr.* Manhattan Beach (Mira Costa) 4 Jeff Carlson S Fr. Newport Beach (Corona del Mar) 6 Matt Pavlovich OH Sr. Laguna Beach (Santa Margarita) 7 Luke Morris L Sr. Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach) 8 Steven Mochalski OH Fr. Manhattan Beach (Mira Costa) 9 Jon Hackett OPP Jr. Rochester, NY (Brighton) 10 Riley McKibbin S So. Honolulu, HI (Punahou) 11 Murphy Troy OH So. St. Louis, MO (St. Louis University) 12 Sean Dennis OPP So. Santa Monica (Harvard-Westlake) 13 Clay Knapp L Fr. Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach) 14 Tony Ciarelli OH Fr. Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach) 15 Tucker Peleuses OPP Fr. Newport Beach (Newport Harbor) 16 Austin Zahn MB So. Hermosa Beach (Redondo Union) 17 Tri Bourne OH So. Honolulu, HI. (Academy of the Pacific) 18 Steven Shandrick MB Fr. Lake Forest (Santa Margarita) 19 Hunter Current MB Jr. San Jose (Bellarmine Prep) 20 Matt Knutson OH Jr.* Irvine (Orange Coast CC/Irvine Valley CC/ Capistrano Valley Christian) 22 Vince Altamura S Fr.* Manhattan Beach (Mira Costa) 23 Tyler Stevens OH So.* Miami, FL (Ohio State/Westminster Christian) 25 Jimmy Hirschmann MB So. Manhattan Beach (Loyola) 26 Andrew Pizula L So. Irvine (Orange Coast CC/Northwood) *Used up redshirt year Head Coach: Bill Ferguson (third year) Assistant Coaches: off. coord. Brad Keller (third year), def. coord. Chuck Moore (first year) Volunteer Coach: Rocky Ciarelli (first year) Technical Coordinator: Jonathan Scott (first year) Administrative Assistant: Cameron Green Trainers: Sue Lerner, Annabelle Maman Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brent Metz Team Captains: Jon Hackett, Riley McKibbin 2009 Bison/AVCA POLL (Jan. 26, 2009) 1. Penn State 2. Cal State Northridge 3. Pepperdine 4. USC 4. UC Irvine 6. Stanford 7. Long Beach State 8. UCLA 9. BYU 10. UC Santa Barbara 11. Lewis 12. Hawaii 13. Ohio State 14. Loyola-Chicago 14. St. Francis Others: Ball State, George Mason, UC San Diego COACH BILL FERGUSON Bill Ferguson, one of the game's top young coaches, was promoted to head coach of the USC men's volleyball program on May 16, In 2008 in his second season at Troy, he led USC to its most overall and league wins since 2001 and its first back-to-back appearances in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament since a 3-year streak from 1999 to USC was overall and for eighth place in the MPSF. His Trojans swept UCLA (ranked fifth and fourth going in)--it was the first time USC defeated the Bruins twice in a row since 1991 and the 2009 MPSF STANDINGS (as of Jan. 26, 2009) W L GB Pepperdine Cal State Northridge USC BYU UC Irvine Long Beach State UCLA Stanford UC Santa Barbara Pacific UC San Diego Hawaii first time since 1990 that USC recorded consecutive wins at Pauley Pavilion--to give Ferguson a 3-1 coaching mark against UCLA. And his squad had a 5-game victory at No. 5 Pepperdine (USC's first victory in Malibu since 1999, snapping a 9-match losing streak there). In 2007, his first season as head coach, he guided USC to its best season in 6 years. The Trojans had their most overall (12-16) and MPSF (9-13) wins, their highest MPSF finish (eighth) and their first appearance in the MPSF tournament since USC beat UCLA at Pauley Pavilion for the first time since 2000 and the 3-game sweep was its first over the Bruins since 1991, giving Ferguson a victory in his debut against
3 legendary UCLA coach Al Scates. Troy also snapped a 12-match losing streak to Hawaii and did so in Honolulu, its first win there since 1999.This is Ferguson s second stint at USC, as he was an assistant for 2 years ( ) under head coach Pat Powers. He was one of the nation s most successful junior volleyball coaches and club directors before returning to USC in the summer of In his 15 years of coaching experience at the club level (Santa Monica Beach Club, Reebok Palisades Club, Los Angeles Athletic Club and Southern California Volleyball Club), he coached teams to 19 medals (including 12 golds) at national championships and the clubs he directed won 31 medals. Among the players he has coached over the years are Olympians Misty May, Brook Billings, Donald Suxho, Gabe Gardner, Jeff Nygaard, Ryan Millar, Brett Winslow and Mark Williams, as well as Brandon Taliaferro and Jimmy Killian. He served as an assistant with the USA Youth National Team in 2000 and In the summer of 2006, he was the head coach of the 2006 USA Volleyball Men s Junior National A2 team. Ferguson played for Palisades High in Pacific Palisades (Calif.), where he was a member of the 1988 L.A. City championship team. He then took a 2-year hiatus from volleyball. While enrolled at Santa Monica (Calif.) College, he pursued a competitive surfing career. From 1987 to 1991, he was a familiar face on the Southern California collegiate volleyball scene, where he served as a linesman for men s and women s matches. ASSISTANT COACHES There are some changes on Ferguson s coaching staff in Joining third-year assistant Brad Keller, who serves as the offensive coordinator, are newcomers Chuck Moore and Rocky Ciarelli. Moore, who also was a Trojan assistant in 1999, has coaching experience on the club and AVP levels. He is USC s defensive coordinator. Ciarelli, who is a volunteer assistant, had a noted 27-year career in the high school ranks, including at Huntington Beach High where won CIF titles with the boys and girls teams and also coached his current Trojan freshman son Tony. TROY Headlining USC's returnees is 6-8 sophomore outside hitter Murphy Troy, who is also able to play opposite hitter. The 2008 All-American honorable mention pick has been a starter from the moment he stepped on campus and should contend for All- American first team notice this season. He led USC in aces (35), was second in kills (430) and third in digs (144) last year while hitting.287 and adding 65 blocks. He ranked 19 th nationally in points (4.83) and tied for 19 th in aces (0.34) in He also was a key member of the USA Junior National team that won a bronze medal at the 2008 NORCECA Junior Championships. --He had a team-best 20 kills with 4 digs vs. Penn State (1-8) USC Men s Volleyball Page 3 --He had match highs of 19 kills (hitting.412), 14 digs and 4 aces vs. Hawaii (1-9). --He had 26 kills (hitting.312) and 3 aces (both match highs), plus 6 digs, vs. Ohio State (1-10) to earn MVP honors at the Outriggers Hotels Invitational and be named MPSF Co-Player of the Week. -He had 6 kills (hitting.625) vs. Hope International (1-16). --He had 14 kills while hitting.571 vs. Stanford (1-23). --He had a match-best 13 kills while hitting.455 and added 6 digs, 3 blocks and 2 aces vs. Pacific (1-24). CURRENT Another honors candidate is 6-8 junior Hunter Current, a.340 career hitter entering 2009 who is starting at middle blocker for his third season in Last year, he had 154 kills while hitting.343 and posted a team-best 98 blocks. --He had 10 kills vs. Penn State (1-8). --He had 6 kills (hitting.364) vs. Hawaii (1-9). --He had 4 blocks vs. Ohio State (1-10). --He had 7 kills (hitting.500) and 3 blocks vs. Hope International (1-16). --He had 7 kills (hitting.462) vs. Stanford (1-23). --He had 5 kills and 3 blocks vs. Pacific (1-24). MORRIS Luke Morris, a 6-2 senior, is starting at libero for his fourth year. He has 727 career digs, including 259 in 2008 when he tied for 11 th nationally in digs (2.43). --He had a match-high 15 digs vs. Penn State (1-8). --He had 9 digs vs. Hawaii (1-9) and had no reception errors in 24 attempts. --He had 9 digs vs. Ohio State (1-10). --He had 8 digs vs. Hope International (1-16). --He had a match-high 14 digs and had no reception errors in 26 attempts vs. Stanford (1-23). --He had a match-high 9 digs and had no reception errors in 21 attempts vs. Pacific (1-24). ZAHN Vernon s replacement in the middle is 6-8 sophomore Austin Zahn, who started 17 matches in He hit.390 (tops among USC s regulars), with 85 kills and 60 blocks last season. --He had 11 kills (hitting.450) and a matchhigh 5 blocks vs. Penn State (1-8). --He had 10 kills (hitting.571) and 5 blocks vs. Hawaii (1-9). --He had 8 kills vs. Ohio State (1-10). --He had 4 kills and 3 blocks vs. Hope International (1-16). --He had 13 kills (hitting.455) and a matchleading 5 blocks vs. Stanford (1-23). --He had 8 kills (hitting.438), a match-best 3 aces and 2 blocks vs. Pacific (1-24). McKIBBIN Taking over the setting job for Killian is 6-2 Riley McKibbin, who saw action in 21 matches as the backup in He got his sophomore campaign off to quick start, as he was named the NCAA MVP at the preseason Can-Am Challenge. He has a strong Trojan background, as his uncle and aunt played at USC (and his younger brother has signed with the school in 2010). --He had 50 assists, 4 digs and 3 kills vs. Penn State (1-8). --The Honolulu native had 53 assists, 8 digs and 2 blocks vs. Hawaii (1-9). --He had 59 assists, 5 digs and 4 blocks vs. Ohio State (1-10). --He had 33 assists and 10 digs vs. Hope International (1-16). --He had 50 assists and 6 digs vs. Stanford (1-23). --He had 38 assists, 5 digs and 4 kills vs. Pacific (1-24). CIARELLI Tony Ciarelli, a 6-6 true freshman whose parents played and coached the game, took over Figueroa's outside hitter spot and has played like a veteran. He had an impressive showing in the fall and has an edge to start on the outside. He was a prep All-American second team and All-CIF Division I first team choice at Huntington Beach (Calif.) High last season, then was named MVP of the 2008 Junior Olympics 16-and-Under division and placed second at the FIVB Youth Beach World Championships. --He had 9 kills vs. Penn State (1-8) in his Trojan debut. --He had 10 kills and 5 digs s. Hawaii (1-9). --He had match bests of 10 digs and 5 aces to go with his 12 kills vs. Ohio State (1-10). --He had a match-high 11 kills, plus 6 digs, vs. Hope International (1-16). --He had a match-high 16 kills (hitting.481) vs. Stanford (1-23). --He had 10 kills and 6 digs vs. Pacific (1-24). DENNIS As long as Troy remains on the outside, 6-5 sophomore Sean Dennis will continue to start at opposite hitter. He saw action in 8 matches in the first half of the 2008 season, notching 30 kills and 11 digs. --He had 9 kills and 7 digs vs. Penn State (1-8) in his Trojan debut. --He had 12 kills (hitting.409), 6 blocks and 6 digs vs. Hawaii (1-9). --He had 18 kills (hitting.517) and 8 digs vs. Ohio State (1-10). --He had 5 blocks vs. Hope International (1-16). --He had 6 kills and 7 digs vs. Stanford (1-23). --He had 8 digs and 5 kills vs. Pacific (1-24). OTHERS Other outside hitter possibilities each with various amounts of experience include 6-4 sophomore Tyler Stevens, 6-5 soph Tri Bourne and 6-4 senior Matt Pavlovich. Stevens, whose mother is an assistant for
4 the Women of Troy, appears healthy now after being bothered by a back injury the past 2 seasons (he saw brief action in 10 matches in 2008 after transferring from Ohio State). Bourne, who struggled through the fall with a sore back, started the last 8 matches of 2008 at opposite hitter, and could also work at that spot again this year. He had 59 kills, 99 digs and 24 blocks in 16 overall matches last spring. Pavlovich has 15 career starts, including 12 times in 2007 when he had 97 kills, 51 digs and 31 blocks. He has played in 49 matches at USC (he saw time mainly as a serving specialist in 2008). He also could play some at opposite hitter. Five other returning players are pushing for playing time. Jon Hackett, a 6-9 junior who is a USC captain along with McKibbin, is an opposite hitter who is also working now at middle blocker. He has appeared in 22 matches in his career. Ian Wright is a promising but untested 6-7 redshirt freshman middle blocker. C.J. Schellenberg started at opposite hitter the last 3 seasons, but the 6-7 senior was hampered throughout this past fall with shoulder and ankle injuries that could limit him this spring. In his career, he has 827 kills, 294 digs, 191 blocks and 57 aces. He was third on the Trojans in kills (198) and aces (19) in 2008, and also had 72 digs and 42 blocks. Then there are redshirt freshmen Brad Keenan, a 6-4 libero who sat out 2008 with a knee injury, and 5-11 setter Vince Altamura, whose siblings played at USC. The play of junior college transfer Matt Knutson, a 6-5 junior outside hitter from Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa (Calif.) who also played at Irvine (Calif.) Valley College, has attracted Ferguson s attention and he could battle for action this spring. --Stevens came off the bench vs. Hope International (1-16) to get 10 kills (hitting.533) and 3 blocks, Pavlovich had 4 kills and Hackett had 2 kills. OTHER FRESHMEN Beside Ciarelli, there are 5 true freshmen who are challenging to get into the playing rotation: 6-7 Steven Shandrick, who was a 2008 prep All-American second team and All-CIF Division I first team selection at Santa Margarita High in Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) in addition to being a 2- time Junior Olympics All-Tournament team member, could be the first middle off the bench. 6-3 Jeff Carlson might be the backup setter. He earned prep All-American second team and All-CIF Division II first team honors at Corona del Mar (Calif.) High last season and teamed with Ciarelli to win the silver medal at the 2008 FIVB Youth Beach World Championships. 6-5 opposite hitter Tucker Peleuses, a 2008 prep All-American first team and All- CIF Division I first team honoree at Newport Harbor High in Newport Beach (Calif.), is rounding into form after being slowed in the fall with a thumb injury USC Men s Volleyball Page Steven Mochalski, a promising outside hitter, was the Co-MVP of the All- CIF Division I first team and was a prep All- American first teamer at 2008 CIF Division I titlist Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach (Calif.). His father started on UCLA s 1982 NCAA championship team. 6-1 Clay Knapp, a 2-time All-CIF Division II second teamer at Laguna Beach (Calif.) High, is a developing libero. --Shandrick had 4 kills vs. Hope International (1-16), while Carlson added 7 assists. REDSHIRTS Two Trojans will redshirt in 2009: 6-4 sophomore middle blocker Jimmy Hirschmann, who is recuperating from shoulder surgery, and 5-10 soph libero Andrew Pizula, who transferred to USC after playing at 2008 junior college state finalist Orange Coast College. RELATIVELY SPEAKING Vince Altamura's brother, Gio, lettered at USC for 4 years ( ) after transferring from Ohio State, while his twin sister, Alexa, was on the 2007 USC women s volleyball team...riley McKibbin a pair of relatives who played volleyball at USC--his uncle, Owen McKibbin (who lettered in , as the Trojans finished second at the NCAA Championships his final 2 seasons), and his aunt, Claudia McKibbin (a letterwinner on the Women of Troy s 1980 national championship team)--plus his younger brother, Maddison, has signed a letter of intent to play at USC in Steven Mochalski's father, Dave, was a starting middle blocker on UCLA's 1982 NCAA championship team (going 29-0) who was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team and All- Conference secodn team that seaosn...matt Pavlovich's uncle is former USC 2-year ( ) letterwinning quarterback Toby Page...C.J. Schellenberg's father, Jim, played football at Vanderbilt...Tyler Stevens' mother, Cookie, is an assistant coach with the USC women s volleyball team (she previously was the head coach at Florida International, Westminster Christian High in Miami and Miami-Dade Community College after playing at San Diego State) and his brother, Sam, played at Ohio State from 2004 to Murphy Troy's brother, Phinney, was an offensive tackle at Missouri...Austin Zahn's brothers played college basketball: Andrew at Arizona in 2002 and Biola in 2003 (he then played professionally in Japan) and Adam at Oregon ( ), who is now playing professionally in Norway...Head coach Bill Ferguson's father, Tom, was a 2-time ( ) All-American at Santa Monica College, which won the USVBA college national championship both years...assistant coach Brad Keller's brother, Jarod, is a senior libero at Stanford...Volunteer assistant coach Rocky Ciarelli's wife, Cammy (Chalmers), played at UCLA ( ) and then won 14 pro beach tournaments in the early 1990s (mainly with Holly McPeak) and his son, Tony, is a freshman on the Trojans.
5 C.J. Schellenberg -- # USC MEN S VOLLEYBALL SEASON HIGHS Riley McKibbin -- #10 Att.: 7... vs. Penn State, 1/8 Kills: 4^... vs. Pacific, 1/24 Ast.: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Aces: 2... vs. Pacific, 1/24 Digs: 10^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 BS: 1... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 BA: 3... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 TB: 4^... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Steven Shandrick -- #18 Att.: vs. Hope International, 1/16 Kills: 4^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Pct.: vs. Hope International, 1/16 Ast.: 1... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Aces: 1... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Digs: 1^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 BA: 1... vs. Hope International, 1/16 TB: 1^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Ian Wright -- #2 Brad Keenan -- #3 Jeff Carlson -- #4 Att.: 1... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Kills: 1^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Ast.: 7... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Matt Pavlovich -- #6 Att.: 8... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Kills: 4... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Ast.: 1... twice Luke Morris -- #7 Ast.: 4... vs. Penn State, 1/8 Digs: vs. Penn State, 1/8 Steven Mochalski -- #8 Digs: 1^... twice Jon Hackett -- #9 Att.: 3... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Kills: 2... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Digs: 1... twice Murphy Troy -- #11 Att.: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Kills: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Pct.: vs. Stanford, 1/23 Ast.: 2... vs. Penn State, 1/8 Aces: 4... vs. Hawaii, 1/9 Digs: 14^... vs. Hawaii, 1/9 BA: 3... vs. Pacific, 1/24 TB: 3... vs. Pacific, 1/24 Sean Dennis -- #12 Att.: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Kills: 18^... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Pct.: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Ast.: 2... vs. Pacific, 1/24 Aces: 1... vs. Stanford, 1/23 Digs: 8^... twice BS: 2... vs. Hawaii, 1/9 BA: 4... twice TB: 6^... vs. Hawaii, 1/9 Clay Knapp -- #13 Tony Ciarelli -- #14 Att.: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Kills: 16^... vs. Stanford, 1/23 Pct.: vs. Stanford, 1/23 Ast.: 3... vs. Pacific, 1/24 Aces: 5... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Digs: 10^... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 BS: 1... twice BA: 2... vs. Hawaii, 1/9 TB: 2^... 3 times Tucker Peleuses -- #15 Austin Zahn -- #16 Att.: twice Kills: 14^... vs. Hawaii, 1/9 Pct.: vs. Hawaii, 1/9 Ast.: 2... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Aces: 3... vs. Pacific, 1/24 Digs: 1... vs. Penn State, 1/8 BS: 1... twice BA: 5... twice TB: times Tri Bourne -- #17 Hunter Current -- #19 Att.: vs. Penn State, 1/8 Kills: vs. Penn State, 1/8 Pct.: vs. Hope International, 1/16 Aces: times Digs: 2... vs. Pacific, 1/24 BS: 2... vs. Stanford, 1/23 BA: 4... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 TB: 4... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Matt Knutson -- #20 Vince Altamura -- #22 Tyler Stevens -- #23 Att.: vs. Hope International, 1/16 Kills: 10^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Pct.: vs. Hope International, 1/16 Ast.: 2... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Digs: 3^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 BS: 1... vs. Hope International, 1/16 BA: 2... vs. Hope International, 1/16 TB: 3^... vs. Hope International, 1/16 Jimmy Hirschmann -- #25 Andrew Pizula -- #26 ^USC Career high (listed for kills, digs, total blocks only) (All Individual Hitting Pct.: minimum 10 attempts)
6 USC Individual Highs Att.: Murphy Troy, vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Kills: Murphy Troy, vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Pct.: Austin Zahn, vs. Hawaii, 1/ Murphy Troy, vs. Stanford, 1/23 Ast.: Riley McKibbin, vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Aces: 5... Tony Ciarelli, vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Digs: Luke Morris, vs. Penn State, 1/8 BS: 2... Sean Dennis, vs. Hawaii, 1/ Hunter Current, vs. Stanford, 1/23 BA: 5... Austin Zahn, vs. Penn State, 1/ Austin Zahn, vs. Hawaii, 1/9 TB: 6... Sean Dennis, vs. Hawaii, 1/9 USC Team Highs Att.: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Kills: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Pct.: vs. Hawaii, 1/9 Ast.: vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Aces: 9... vs. Ohio State, 1/10 Digs: vs. Hawaii, 1/9 BS: 3... vs. Stanford, 1/23 BA: vs. Hawaii, 1/9 TB: vs. Hawaii, 1/9 USC Team Lows Att.: vs. Pacific, 1/24 Kills: vs. Pacific, 1/24 Pct.: vs. Penn State, 1/8 Ast.: vs. Pacific, 1/24 Aces: 3... vs. Penn State, 1/ vs. Hope International, 1/ vs. Stanford, 1/23 Digs: vs. Hope International, 1/16 BS: 1... vs. Penn State, 1/8 BA: 6... vs. Pacific, 1/24 TB: 8... vs. Pacific, 1/24 Opponent Team Highs Att.: Ohio State, 1/10 Kills: Penn State, 1/8 Pct.: Penn State, 1/8 Ast.: Penn State, 1/8 Aces: Penn State, 1/8 Digs: Penn State, 1/ Ohio State, 1/10 BS: 3... Hope International, 1/16 BA: Ohio State, 1/10 TB: Ohio State, 1/10 Opponent Team Lows Att.: Hope International, 1/16 Kills: Hope International, 1/16 Pct.: Hope International, 1/16 Ast.: Pacific, 1/24 Aces: 1... Hawaii, 1/ Hope International, 1/16 Digs: Pacific, 1/24 BS: 0... Stanford, 1/ Pacific, 1/24 BA: 4... Hawaii, 1/9 TB: 6... Hawaii, 1/9 Individual Opponent Highs Att.: Will Price, Penn State, 1/8 Kills: Will Price, Penn State, 1/8 Pct.: Will Price, Penn State, 1/8 Ast.: Edgardo Goas, Penn State, 1/8 Aces: 7... Max Holt, Penn State, 1/8 Digs: Dennis Del Valle, Penn State, 1/ Gus Tuaniga, Hawaii, 1/9 BS: 1... Edgardo Goas, Penn State, 1/ Max Lipsitz, Penn State, 1/ Sean Carney, Hawaii, 1/ Joshua Walker, Hawaii, 1/ John Albertson, Ohio State, 1/ Robbie Klein, Ohio State, 1/ N. Hernandez, Hope International, 1/ Shawn Cui, Hope International, 1/ Aurel Stenzel, Hope International, 1/16 BA: 6... Kevin Heine, Ohio State, 1/ John Albertson, Ohio State, 1/10 TB: 7... John Albertson, Ohio State, 1/10
7 2009 STARTERS S MB MB OH OH OPP L PSU McKibbin Current Zahn Troy Ciarelli Dennis Morris HAW McKibbin Current Zahn Troy Ciarelli Dennis Morris OSU McKibbin Current Zahn Troy Ciarelli Dennis Morris HOPE McKibbin Current Zahn Troy Ciarelli Dennis Morris STAN McKibbin Current Zahn Troy Ciarelli Dennis Morris PAC McKibbin Current Zahn Troy Ciarelli Dennis Morris PEP BYU BYU PAC STAN UCI UCLA UCSB CSUN LBSU UCSD NJIT PEP LBSU UCSD UCSB CSUN UCI UCLA HAW HAW USC IN THE POLLS DATE BISON/AVCA Pre-season 7 Jan Jan Jan. 26 4T
8 USC Combined Team Statistics (as of Jan 24, 2009) All matches RECORD: OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUTRAL ALL MATCHES... ( 5-1 ) ( 3-0 ) ( 1-0 ) ( 1-1 ) CONFERENCE... ( 2-0 ) ( 2-0 ) ( 0-0 ) ( 0-0 ) NON-CONFERENCE... ( 3-1 ) ( 1-0 ) ( 1-0 ) ( 1-1 ) ATTACK SET SERVE DIG BLOCKING ## STATS SUMMARY G K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SE SA/G RE DIG D/G BS BA Total B/G BE BHE Points Jeff Carlson Austin Zahn Jon Hackett Tyler Stevens Murphy Troy Hunter Current Riley McKibbin Sean Dennis Tony Ciarelli Matt Pavlovich Steven Shandrick Brad Keenan Vince Altamura Steven Mochalski Luke Morris Tri Bourne TEAM 7 USC Opponents TEAM STATISTICS USC OPP DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE SCORE-BY-GAME ATTEND ATTACK... Jan 08 vs #1 Penn State L ,23-30,19-30,31-29, Kills Jan 09 at #13 HAWAII W ,30-27, Errors Jan 10 vs #10 Ohio State W ,30-28,25-30, Total Attacks Jan 16 HOPE INTERNATIONAL W ,30-22, Attack Pct * Jan 23 #3 STANFORD W ,31-29, Kills/Game * Jan 24 PACIFIC W ,30-22, SET... Assists Attempts Assist Pct Assists/Game SERVE... Aces Errors Attempts Serve Pct Aces/Game SERVE RECEPTIONS... Errors Errors/Game Attempts Reception Pct DEFENSE... Digs Digs/Game BLOCKING... Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks Per Game Block Errors Ball handling errors 1 2 ATTENDANCE... Total Dates/Avg Per Date 3/450 1/2823 Neutral site #/Avg 2/0 Current win streak 5 - Home win streak