A senior libero on the USC men’s volleyball team, Matt had 11 digs and three assists in the Trojans’ five-set triumph over Stanford on Friday and added eight digs and four assists in a sweep of BYU on Saturday at Galen Center. He had 77 digs in 18 matches (nine starts) as a junior and had a team-best 233 digs in 26 starts as a sophomore. Matt was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Defensive Player of the Week for his effort in USC’s sweep over Grand Canyon in February. The Hungtington resident made the 2015 Volleyball Magazine All-American first team and AVCA All-American second team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 and All-CIF Division I as a senior libero at Loyola High, being named MVP of the Santa Barbara Tournament. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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