Trojans Visit Children's Hospital Los Angeles

    USC men's tennis Associate Head Coach Krzysztof Kwinta holds a conversation with a young boy at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
    May 13, 2015

    The Trojan men's tennis team swept San Diego State 4-0 on Saturday, advancing to the Round of 16 of the NCAA tournament in the process.

    But just a few days earlier, the squad had the opportunity to rally a different set of troops at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

    The team partnered with the women's soccer squad to spend their afternoon interacting with kids in need of some Trojan spirit.

    Upon arrival, athletes split up into smaller groups and visited different wings of the hospital. From playrooms to waiting rooms to individual bedrooms, the Trojan student-athletes spread their enthusiasm throughout the facility.

    At each stop, athletes distributed USC Athletics t-shirts and posters to the children.

    After practicing their bedside manner, the Trojans received a tour of the John C. Wilson Motion Analysis Laboratory, which assists children rehabilitating injuries.

    Functioning as part of the Children's Orthopedic Center, the Motion Analysis Lab evaluates more than 150 children each year and is recognized as one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the United States.

    The tennis team challenges No. 10 Duke next in the Round of 16 on Thursday, May 14 in Waco, Texas. The soccer team looks to rebuild this summer after an appearance in the NCAA tournament last season.