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USC’s Nic Porter Hauls In MPSF Player of the Week Honors

Sep 27, 2021

USC senior goalie Nic Porter anchored a powerful Trojan effort over the weekend, amassing 33 saves en route to the USC men's water polo team's championship win at the MPSF Invitational in Berkeley. For his dominant defensive effort, Porter is the first Trojan to be named MPSF Player of the Week this season. It's the third such selection for the Aussie native in his USC career.

Porter averaged 11.0 saves per game in USC's run to the MPSF Invite championship. He topped out with a season-high 14 saves in the title match, turning away a 5-meter penalty shot in the fourth period for a key boost en route to the Trojans' 12-11 victory over host No. 3 Cal. 

Porter had opened the event with 10 saves — including a 5-meter penalty stop — in a 13-8 win over No. 7 UC Davis to help push USC into the semifinals. There, Porter notched nine saves and had two steals in USC's 15-13 win over No. 3 Stanford. Porter has now tallied 28 double-digit save outings in his USC career. USC now stands undefeated at 10-0 overall this season.

Porter and the Trojans now turn to a single home contest this weekend, as USC hosts Pacific at 1 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 2) at Uytengsu Aquatics Center.