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Monday, March 17, 2014---Women of Troy Basketball NCAA Placement Celebration

Jim and I arrived at the Galen Center Founder's Room at 3:00 p.m. for Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament Selection Day. Excitement filled the air already! There was a banner honoring our Pac-12 Championship!
Ariya Crook
The first Women of Troy Basketball player to arrive was friend Ariya Crook (6/23/2011). She posed for her picture by the 2014 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket poster.
Cassie Harberts and Desiree' Bradley
A few minutes later, Seniors Cassie Harberts and Desiree' Bradley arrived. They noticed and enjoyed the poster also.

Trojan Candy walked around the Founder's Room, looking for more team members. The next five pictures are of the team.

Ariya Crook and Destinie Gibbs
Ariya Crook and Destinie Gibbs (9/27/2012)
Maria Kemiji-McDonald, Deanna Calhoun, Kaneisha Horn, Brianna Barrett, Jordan Adams, Courtney Jaco, and Drew Edelman
Front: Maria Kemiji-McDonald, Deanna Calhoun (6/23/2011), Kaneisha Horn top: Brianna Barrett, Jordan Adams, Courtney Jaco, Drew Edelman
Kaneisha Horn, Kate Oliver, and Deanna Calhoun
Kaneisha Horn, Kate Oliver, and Deanna Calhoun
Kiki Alofaituli, Ariya Crook, Destinie Gibbs, and Desiree' Bradley
Kiki Alofaituli (8/4/2011), Ariya Crook, Destinie Gibbs, and Desiree' Bradley
Drew Edelman, Deanna Calhoun, and Alexyz Vaioletama
Drew Edelman, Deanna Calhoun, (She is all over the room!) Alexyz Vaioletama (6/23/2011)
Grant Nichol
The Women of Troy really know how to party! There was so much scrumptious food and brownies too! As Trojan Candy was enjoying the food, a good friend and fellow ex-Heritage Hall volunteer, Grant Nichol, modeled his hat for me. I like it, Grant!
The team gathered in front of the championship banner. FIGHT ON, Pac-12 Tournament Champions!
Front row
A few minutes before 4:00 p.m. the entire team sat in front of the large screen. Trojan Candy took these pictures before our placement was announced.
Second row
Second row of the team
Then, the team saw footage of themselves on an ESPN clip! Roars and excitement prevailed!
More cheers!
Second row
Coach Cynthia Cooper was definitely proud of and happy for her team.
Our placement was announced on the screen in the Louisville bracket.
Bring on St. John's!
Donna Heinel, Cynthia Cooper, and Pat Haden
After the announcement, Trojan Candy took a few more pictures of friends who were in attendance. Donna Heinel, Coach Cynthia, and Pat Haden.
Bill Ferguson and Craig Harberts
Men's Volleyball Coach Bill Ferguson and Cassie's dad Craig Harberts.
Brianna Barrett, Rhonda Windham, and Jordan Adams
Brianna Barrett, Rhonda Windham (3/19/2010), and Jordan Adams

Congratulations, Women of Troy Basketball! FIGHT ON in the NCAA tournament!

It's always fun to beat the Irish! Trojan Candy arrived at the Marks Stadium early in order to get a choice seat...the top row on the aisle between Courts 1 and 2.

Let the match begin!

The Doubles were played first.

Yannick Hanfmann and Ray Sarmiento
On Court 1 were Yannick Hanfmann and Ray Sarmiento (3/11/2011).
Rob Bellamy and Roberto Quiroz
On Court 2 were Rob Bellamy and Roberto Quiroz.
Max deVroome and Eric Johnson
On Court 3 were Max deVroome and Eric Johnson.
Cynthia Cooper and her two children

Sitting in the stands was a familiar face. Women of Troy Basketball Coach Cynthia Cooper and her two children were cheering on the Trojans. Coach Cynthia told Trojan Candy that both her son and daughter play tennis. She also said that both her children will attend USC! Another Trojan Family! FIGHT ON, Coach Cynthia!

Max deVroome and Eric Johnson
Ray and Yannick won their Doubles match first 8-5 on Court 1. Then, Max and Eric won their Doubles match 8-6 on Court 3 to clinch the Doubles point.
Singles matches
With USC ahead 1-0 in the match, the Singles matchups were set.
Eric Johnson
On Court 5, Junior Eric Johnson was the first to win his singles match by 6-2, 6-1.
Max deVroome
On Court 4, Sophomore Max deVroome was second to win at 6-2 and 6-3.
Roberto Quiroz
On Court 3, Junior Roberto Quiroz clinched the match with 6-2, 6-3 wins.
Yanick Hanfmann
On Court 2, Junior Yanick Hanfmann won 6-4, 7-5.
Michael Grant
On Court 6, Senior Michael Grant (9/29/2011) won 6-1, 6-4.
>Ray Sarmiento
On Court 1, Senior Ray Sarmiento finished with 7-5, 6-3 wins.
Ray Sarmiento
What a complete VICTORY! Captain Ray Sarmiento's handshake at Court 1 ends the competition!

Rob Bellamy, Nick Crystal, Mark ?, and David LaserDuring each match this season, the non-playing members of the 2014 USC Men's Tennis Team sit together in the stands to root on the team. Trojan Candy took a picture of the rest of the team (Rob Bellamy, Nick Crystal, Manager Mark, and David Laser) on April 5th when they beat Cal 4-0.

Drew Morcos and familyTrojan Candy also took a picture of another integral "member" of the Men's team. Athletic Trainer Drew Morcos (10/7/2010), his wife Sally, their son Jacob, and their daughter Emma attended the April 5th match against Cal also. FIGHT ON, Drew!

FIGHT ON, USC Men's Tennis!