Andy Benesh Named MPSF Player Of The Week

    Andy Benesh
    March 31, 2015

    USC sophomore middle blocker Andy Benesh was named MPSF Player of the Week for his performances in Troy's comeback 5-set victories last week against UC Santa Barbara and UCLA.

    He helped the Trojans clinch a berth in the MPSF tournament with the pair of victories, which gave USC a program-record 7 wins in 5-set matches in 2015.

    Benesh hit .531 with 29 kills in both matches. Against No. 7 UC Santa Barbara (USC lost the first 2 sets), he had 16 kills and 6 digs (both career bests) while hitting a team-best .483 (2 errors on 29 attempts) and he added 3 blocks. The next night against No. 12 UCLA, Benesh had 13 kills (hitting .600, with just 1 error on 20 swings) and 2 more blocks.

    On the year, the 2014 Freshman All-American first teamer is hitting .390 and is averaging 1.62 kills and 0.86 blocks per set for the No. 8-ranked Trojans.