USC lacrosse senior goaltender Gussie Johns (Washington, D.C./St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School) was named the first-ever Pac-12 lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Feb. 12. Colorado junior midfielder Miranda Stinson was chosen as the league's Offensive Player of the Week.
The eighth-ranked USC lacrosse team (1-0) collected an 11-5 season-opening road victory over Virginia Tech (0-1) at the Hokies' Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday, Feb. 10. It was the program's first-ever road game to open a season as the Women of Troy recorded their third consecutive season-opening victory.
The eighth-ranked Women of Troy (0-0) open the 2018 season at Virginia Tech (0-0) on Saturday (Feb. 10) in Blacksburg, Va. The meeting, a first between the two programs, is also USC's first-ever road season-opener.
The USC lacrosse team received five first-place votes for 25 points and was selected win the inaugural Pac-12 regular-season title according to a poll of the league's six head coaches on Monday, Feb. 5. Ranked No. 8 in the IWLCA's (Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association) preseason poll, the Women of Troy are two-time defending MPSF (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) champions.
The date of the USC lacrosse home opener against Boston College has been moved to Wednesday, March 7, head coach Lindsey Munday announced today (Jan. 30). The game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 6, will maintain its start time of 3 p.m. PT and will still be played at McAlister Field.