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USC Lacrosse Hosts Cal and Stanford in Final Home Weekend

Apr 13, 2021

LOS ANGELES – USC (7-5, 4-2 Pac-12) hosts California (2-11, 0-7) and No. 16 Stanford (6-0, 4-0) at McAlister Field this weekend for the Trojans' final regular-season home contests. The Women of Troy face the Golden Bears on Friday (April 16) at noon PT for a rematch of USC's league opener and then take on the Cardinal for the first time this spring on Sunday (April 18) at 1 p.m. The Trojans did not play Stanford in the Bay Area in a previously scheduled game due to COVID-19 protocols.

GAME #13 • Friday, April 16 • 12 p.m. PT
USC (7-5, 4-2) vs. California (0-7, 2-11)
McAlister Field • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 11-1 (.917) • STREAK: W11
LAST MEETING: W 18-10 (Mar. 12, 2021 • Berkeley, Calif.)
TV/STREAM: USC Pac-12+ Live Stream (Carlo Jimenez)

GAME #14 • Sunday, April 18 • 1 p.m. PT
USC (7-5, 4-2) vs. No. 16 Stanford (4-0, 6-0)
McAlister Field • Los Angeles, Calif.
SERIES HISTORY: USC leads, 8-6 (.571) • STREAK: W3
LAST MEETING: W 13-12 (Mar. 6, 2020 • McAlister Field)
TV/STREAM: USC Pac-12+ Live Stream (Carlo Jimenez)


  • USC is the defending Pac-12 champion and was chosen to finish 2021 in a tie for first place by the league's coaches.
  • The Trojans lead the Pac-12 in caused turnovers (9.58 ctpg), and turnovers (13.33 topg) per game.
  • USC is 51-12 all-time at McAlister Field with a 4-1 mark at its home stadium this spring. The only loss was to Arizona State.
  • The Trojans have scored 20 goals three times this season including in their season opener against San Diego State. That total equals the seventh highest in a single game in program history.
  • Sr. midfielder Kelsey Huff became the sixth player in school history to score 100 career goals (105) following a hat trick at Oregon (April 4).
  • Gr. attacker Maddie McDaniel is the fifth player in program history to eclipse the 100 draw controls mark at USC (118). She leads the Pac-12 at 9.83 dcpg.
  • Ninth-year head coach Lindsey Munday is 108-47 all-time (.697) and was named the 2019 Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

USC is currently third in the Pac-12 standings with just three games left to be played ahead of the conference tournament. The Trojans have had their way in the center circle and rank in the NCAA top 10 for draw controls per game (17.08 dcpg, 6th) and draw control percentage (.621, 5th). Graduate attacker Maddie McDaniel leads the Pac-12 with 9.38 draw controls per game and ranks second in the NCAA. Through 12 games, graduate attacker Izzy McMahon leads USC with 38 points (19g, 19a) and has racked up three hat trick games. Senior midfielder Kelsey Huff has 28 points (23g, 5a) and moved into fourth all-time at USC for career hat tricks with her 20th this season.
Sophomore attacker Ella Heaney tops all Trojans with 24 goals and leads the league with a .632 shot percentage (14th nationally). Senior defender Lizzy Wagner leads field players with 20 ground balls has 11 caused turnovers. Senior defender Natalie Byrne put up a career-best five caused turnovers in USC's win over Oregon and is up to 13 this season. Senior goalie Riley Hertford is up to 28-career wins and leads the team with 27 ground balls. Among Trojan newcomers, freshman attacker Madison Waters now has two hat tricks. Waters has 16 points (15g, 1a) with 13 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.
THE CHAMP IS HERE!: USC is the defending Pac-12 regular-season and tournament champion (2019). The Trojans own three conference titles as winners of two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) championships in 2016 and 2017. In a preseason poll, USC was picked by the league's head coaches to finish in a tie for first place with Colorado.
ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS: USC has celebrated eight IWLCA All-America selections. Michaela Michael was the first-ever All-American selection as a third-teamer in 2015. Michael and defender Courtney Tarleton were each named to the first team in 2016, with midfielder Amanda Johansenchosen to the third team. Michael repeated her first-team honors in 2017 and defender Lydia Sutton earned third-team honors. Kerrigan Millerjoined the ranks as a third-team choice in 2018 and was a second-team All-American in 2019.
SISTER SITUATION: Six pairs (and one trio) of sisters have suited up for the Trojans. Fraternal twins Glade and Shannon Nugent (2014-16) were the first and played in a total of 10 games together in three seasons. All-American Amanda Johansen (2013-16) was on the Trojans' inaugural team and graduated before younger sister Kelly Johansen joined the team in 2017. The elder Johansen also served as one of Troy's assistant coaches in 2018. Midfielder Kaeli Huff was joined by sister Kelsey Huff. The Huffs comprised only the second sister pair to be together on the same roster for the Trojans. Gabby McMahon (2014-17) was an All-MPSF attacker before younger sister Izzy McMahon (Isabel) joined USC in 2018 following her transfer from Army. In 2021, Michaela McMahon joins the Trojans. The three McMahons are also the sisters of Daniella McMahon and Sophia McMahon, both players at Pac-12 rival Stanford. In 2020, defender Devon Heaney was joined by younger sister Ella Heaney, an attacker; and twins Delaneyand Savannah Sweitzer also arrived at Troy. In 2021, defender Courtney Kuligowski entered her freshman season, the younger sister of Morgan Kuligowski.
HAT TRICK MAGIC: Eight current Trojans are members of the program's hat-trick club. Senior midfielder Kelsey Huff leads the group with 20-career hat tricks, fourth most in program history. Senior attacker Izzy McMahon is next in line with 13 (eighth all-time). Senior attacker Sophia Donovan has nine-career hat-trick games while junior attacker Katie Ramsay has six (tied for 13th). Sophomore attacker Ella Heaney has four, all in 2021. Freshman midfielder Madison Waters has two; and junior midfielder Erin Bakes and graduate attacker Maddie McDaniel each have had one. USC's all-time leader is Michaela Michael, who finished her career (2014-17) with 41 games of three goals or more.
STATE YOUR CASE: USC's 30-woman roster has players from 14 different states. New York leads with nine players from the Empire State on the 2021 squad. Pennsylvania has four, followed by California with three, and then Florida, New Jersey, and Oregon with two each. Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Texas, and Virginia are each represented by one player.