Southall and Michael Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Reggie Southall
    March 2, 2015

    LOS ANGELES - USC baseball redshirt sophomore Reggie Southall and women's lacrosse sophomore Michaela Michael were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 23-Mar. 1, on Monday, Mar. 2.

    Reggie Southall's late-game heroics and clutch hitting proved to be critical during the week as the Trojans remain undefeated on the season (12-0). With a scoreless game in the bottom of the eighth of USC's series opener against Fordham, Southall came to the plate with two men on base. With the count at 2-2, the redshirt sophomore delivered his first-career home run over the right field fence at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans held off a late-game rally by the Rams to ultimately win, 3-2.

    Southall delivered again in game two against Fordham by coming through with a two-run RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to give the Trojans a 4-0 lead. Southall's RBI single provided just enough insurance for the Trojans to defeat the Rams, 4-3, in dramatic fashion. Up next for USC is a road game against UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, March 3, at 2 p.m. PT.

    Also nominated for men's student-athlete of the week honors: Sean Crocker (golf), Andre De Grasse (track and field), and Conor McCullough (track and field).

    Michaela Michael put on a showcase for the Women of Troy, setting a new Mountain Pacific Sports Federation single-game record in USC's 17-6 victory over Fresno State. With 15 draw controls, Michael surpassed the previous single-game record of 13 held by fellow teammate Amanda Johansen.

    Michael was also one of three Trojans to score a hat trick against the Bulldogs, as the sophomore attacker finished with four points (three goals and an assist) in the dominating win. Up next, the Women of Troy will face Liberty on March 9, at McAllister Field (3 p.m. PT).

    Also nominated for women's student-athlete of the week honors: Kendyl Stewart (swimming) and Gabriella Then (golf).

    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 Rachel Dobrin, Robby Kolanz, Dru Chavez, Colette Garcia, Andrew McKagan, Tera Novy, Max Schwartz and intern Katie Ryan.