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USC Libero Cole Paxson Named MPSF Defensive Player of the Week

Feb 15, 2021

USC senior libero Cole Paxson was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Defensive Player of the Week for his performance last week in the unranked Trojan men's volleyball team's 3-1 upset road victory at No. 6 UCLA.

Paxson had a match-best 12 digs against the Bruins, just 1 shy of his career high.  It was USC's first win at UCLA since 2014.  The Trojans were playing their 2021 season opener after a 2-week delay that saw USC's first 3 matches postponed and practice paused for 10 days due to COVID-19 issues in its program.

Paxson has started 38 times at USC and has 299 career digs.  Last spring, he led USC with 136 digs.