USC Sand Kicks Off 2015 with Alumni Match and USA Scrimmage

    USC sophomore Kelly Claes

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    March 5, 2015

    LOS ANGELES - The USC women's sand volleyball team will hold its annual spring kick-off event today (March 5) to officially open the books on the 2015 season. The Women of Troy will host returning alumnae in a special exhibition match on the sands of Merle Norman Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. PT. On Saturday (March 7), USC returns to action with an exhibition scrimmage against members of the USA National Team starting at 9 a.m. PT.

    Among returning alumnae, the Trojans will welcome 2013 AVCA Champion and All-American Stevi Robinson, Olympic silver medalist Jennifer Kessy, AVP stars Geena Urango and Tracy (Lindquist) Jones, and former indoor college star and pro Jeanne Vetter. Alumnae will pair with current Trojans and play single sets up to 28 on all three courts through three rounds of action.

    USC is ranked No. 2 in the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) preseason poll and will open the regular season with a dual against TCU on Thursday (March 12) at 5 p.m. PT. The following day, the Trojans welcome No. 3 Florida State and No. 6 Loyola Marymount to campus for duals on Friday (March 13). The same three teams will play down a 20-pair bracket to name the champion of the USC Tournament on Saturday (March 14).

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