USC's Bricio and Ogoms Receive Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors|
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Sept. 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO -- USC senior outside hitter Samantha Bricio and senior middle blocker Alicia Ogoms were named Pac-12 Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, for the week of Sept. 21-27. Bricio receives her fourth weekly award this season (seventh of her career) and is the first player ever to receive four awards in a five-week span. Ogoms receives her first-career honor. The two selections push USC's all-time weekly certificate count to 64 not including 12 Freshman of the Week awards.
Oregon's Lindsey Vander Weide was chosen for Freshman of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Bricio (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) became just the seventh player in Pac-12 history to receive Pac-12 Player of the Week honors seven or more times in her career and is the most lauded player in USC history. All-Americans Natalie Hagglund, Asia Kaczor, and Jennifer Kessy were each honored five times in their careers.
In a pair of tough Pac-12 road matches, Bricio led the Trojans to victories with 14.0 points against No. 13 UCLA and a career-high 34.0 points against No. 8 Stanford. Through the two matches, Bricio moved into fifth place at USC for career kills and now has 1,655 to her name as she surpassed Lonise Norfleet (1987-90; 1,636 kills). She also picked up 10 digs in the win against the Cardinal to log her fourth double-double of the season; the 45th of her career. Not only did Bricio score 27 kills against Stanford, she served five aces to mark the 17th time in her career that she has had five aces or more in the same match. It was also the 34th time in her career that she has had at least three in the same outing. In the two matches, Bricio totaled 48.0 points on 37 kills (13e, 101att) while hitting .238, had six aces, 18 digs, and eight blocks.
Ogoms (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) was instrumental in the Trojans' comeback victory against Stanford as she posted a career-high nine blocks to help the Women of Troy finish with 14.0 total blocks in the match. She had three of the four blocks that helped spark USC to an 8-1 lead in the fourth set, which the Trojans won, 25-17. Through the two matches, Ogoms collected 13 kills (1.62 kps) and hit .423 while leading the Women of Troy with 14 blocks (1.75 bps) for 20.0 points. In the match against Stanford, Ogoms had eight kills (.438) with nine blocks for 12.5 points. Against UCLA, she tallied five kills and hit .500 with five blocks.
Weekly awards have been selected every week of the season since the Conference began sponsoring women's volleyball in 1986. It is the fifth year the Pac-12 has announced an offensive, defensive, and rookie honoree. Freshman of the week honors are not included in the all-time totals for each institution.
The second-ranked Women of Troy are 14-0 (2-0 Pac-12) to start the season for the fourth time under head coach Mick Haley. It is the program's best start to a season since his 2006 squad went 17-0 to begin the year. The Trojans are back at Galen Center this week to host Washington State (12-2, 1-1 Pac-12) on Friday, Oct. 2 (7 p.m. PT) and No. 6 Washington (12-0, 2-0) on Sunday, Oct. 4 (1 p.m.). The Trojans and the Huskies will meet live on the Pac-12 Networks for the Sunday matinee.
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