Incoming Trojans Grab Golds At UANA Junior Pan American Championships

    USC has some gold-medal talent coming to Troy for 2014-15.

    July 21, 2014

    RIVERSIDE, CALIF. -- The USC water polo program is locked and loaded with gold-medal talent for the seasons to come after three incoming Trojans picked up hardware at the UANA Junior Pan American Championships last week. A member of the U.S. Men's Junior National Team, incoming Trojan Bryce Hoerman was named MVP of the Men's Junior Pan American Championships as he helped the USA men win gold. On the women's side, incoming Women of Troy Sydney Blubaugh and Brianna DaBoub teamed up for Team USA to win Women's Junior Pan American Championships gold medals.

    Hoerman scored twice for the USA men in the gold-medal match, where the United States squad avenged last year's loss to Brazil in the final with a 10-9 victory over the Brazilians in the 2014 championship. He comes to Troy this season as a 6-2 defensive standout for the Trojan cause, hailing from Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego.

    Teammates, too, at Mater Dei High School, Blubaugh and DaBoub paired to great success once again with the U.S. Women's Junior team in Riverside. The two Trojans-to-be helped charge up Team USA through the tourney and on to a solid 11-6 win over Brazil in the gold-medal game. Last year, the duo also won gold at the youth level at the 2013 UANA Youth Pan Americans Championships.

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