Smith and Del Core Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week|
April 13, 2016 LOS ANGELES – USC men’s tennis freshman Logan Smith and women’s lacrosse junior attacker Cynthia Del Core were named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of April 5-12, on Wednesday, April 13.
USC CREDIT UNION MEN’S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Logan Smith won both his singles matches to help the USC men’s tennis team to a Pac-12 road sweep last week. At No. 72 Utah, Smith delivered a 6-1, 7-6 win at the No. 3 spot to help USC to a 4-1 Pac-12 win over the Utes on Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah. Two days later in Tucson, Ariz., Smith lifted USC to a 3-0 lead against Arizona with his 6-4, 6-1 win in the Trojans' 4-0 sweep of the Wildcats.
Up next, USC men’s and women’s tennis host a doubleheader with their crosstown rivals from UCLA on Sunday (April 17) at Marks Stadium. At 12:30 p.m., the USC men and women begin the day’s actions with doubles competition against the Bruins. At 1:30 p.m, the USC men will compete in singles competition, followed by the USC and UCLA women's singles action.
Also nominated for men's student-athlete of the week: AJ Ramirez (baseball) and Nick Ponzi (track).
USC CREDIT UNION WOMEN’S STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Cynthia Del Core scored the game-winning goal with under 16 seconds to play to lift the sixth-ranked Women of Troy to a 9-8 victory over Colorado and clinch their 12th straight win on Friday (April 8) in Boulder, Colo. The junior finished with three points including an assist on a goal. Del Core also scored the first of the Trojans' nine goals in a 9-6 win over Denver on Sunday (April 10) at Peter Barton Stadium.
Up next, the sixth-ranked Women of Troy (13-0) hit the road to the Midwest for games at No. 12 Northwestern (Friday, April 15) and at No. 7 Notre Dame (Monday, April 18).
Also nominated for women's student-athlete of the week: Stephania Haralabidis (water polo) and Jaide Stepter (track).
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 Brett Warner. Student assistant voters include, Andrew McKagan, Carlene Jones, Tera Novy, Kiia Brantley, Rachel Dobrin, Regan Estes, Lucy Worrall, and Alec Koondel.