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Trojan Tidbits, 5/23/20: USC Volleyball star named to national team

That and other news from your Trojan athletes as we inch closer to the return of sports

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The coronavirus pandemic has completely altered the way we do everything in 2020, well maybe everything. Some things have maintained the same, or at least a similar fashion as to what we’ve come to expect.

Postseason honors (for albeit shortened seasons) are one of those things.

Your USC Trojans have seen several postseason honors roll in over the past month and change since the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our world.

The most recent, and perhaps one of the most notable happened just this week when USC setter Chris Hall was selected to the 2020 U.S. Men’s Collegiate National Team.

Hall is a three-year starter for USC and played in nine matches earlier this year before the season was shut down. He’s previously competed with the U.S. National teams on the youth and junior squads and he joins two Stanford players (Jaylen Jasper and Kyler Presho) as the only three on the men’s national squad with that kind of experience.

In fact, he won the 2017 FIVB U19 World Championship as a member of the team.

Unfortunately, they won’t get those kind of chances this year as the men’s national teams will not be able to compete in any events this summer but the teams were still acknowledged by USA Volleyball, a tribute to what kind of season and three-year career Hall has had so far for USC.

Hall and the multiple Stanford players were the only Pac-12 representatives on the 16-man squad. He currently has 1,459 assists, 209 digs, 47 blocks, 40 kills and 16 aces over his 52-match career to date.


He wasn’t the only USC athlete to be honored over the past week either. And here are the links to more vital information and postseason honors for your Trojans athletes:

Henry Fusaro earns CoSIDA Academic All-District

Brandon Holt selected as Senior Player of the Year in Southwest Region

USC Athletics post all-time high Academic Progress Rate

Angela Kulikov and Becca Weissman win ITA regional awards

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