Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Birth Year: 1989
Weight: 235 lbs.
Joined Team: 2012
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2015 – NORCECA Champions Cup. 2014 – NORCECA World Championship Qualifier (Gold Medal). 2013 – NORCECA Continental Championship (Gold Medal)... FIVB World League. 2012 – Pan American Cup (Gold Medal) 2011 – World University Games in Shenzhen, China... London International Invitational (Bronze medal)... Pan American Cup (Silver Medal) 2008 - NORCECA Continental Championships, El Salvador (Bronze medal). 2007 – FIVB World Youth Championships, Baja, Calif. and Mexico. 2006 – NORCECA Continental Championships, Dominican Republic (Silver medal)
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2015 – Helped the U.S. Men qualify for the FIVB World Cup at the NORCECA Champions Cup... Finished as the Polish league's leading scorer and helped his team place second in the league championship while playing during the winter for Lotos Trefl Gdansk 2014 – Helped the U.S. men qualify for the 2014 FIVB World Championship. 2013 – Played in six sets of the NORCECA Championship and finished with 27 points on 21 kills, two blocks and four aces... Played in 13 sets in World League primarily as a backup, finishing with 33 points on 30 kills, one ace and two blocks... Played the winter of 2012-13 for Andreoli Latina in Italy's Serie A League. 2012 – Was the third-leading scorer for the U.S. Men's Team that won the Pan American Cup on July 9-14 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic... Started 14 sets and finished with 46 points on 37 kills, (.681 hitting efficiency), two blocks and seven aces... His tournament high was 16 points on 15 attacks and one block scored against Dominican Republic... His seven aces led the team and put him fifth in the best server category... Played the winter of 2011-12 for Andreoli Latina in Italy's Serie A League... Played the winter of 2011-12 for Andreoli Latina in Italy's Serie A League 2011 –Competed for the United States at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China... Played in 25 sets and started 18... Scored a total of 71 points on 62 kills, five blocks and four aces... Finished with a kill percent of 48.8 and a hitting efficiency of 0.402... Competed at the Pan American Cup in Canada where the U.S. Men's A2 Team finished second... Played in 11 sets and started two... Finished with 18 points on 15 kills, one block and two aces. 2009 – Captain of the Men's Junior National Team that took bronze at the NORCECA Continental Championships in El Salvador. 2007 – Captain of the Boys' Youth National Team that competed in the FIVB World Championships in Baja, Calif. and Mexico. 2006 – Member of the Boys' Youth National Team that took silver in the NORCECA Continental Championships in the Dominican Republic.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Outrigger Invitational MVP. 2007 – Helped his St. Louis (Mo.) University High team to the 2007 Missouri Class 4 State Volleyball championship ... He was named the 2007 Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list and St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year while posting 171 kills, 22 blocks and 117 digs as a senior despite missing the early part of the season with a broken foot. 2006 – Made the St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro First Team
COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS: 2011 – Named 2011 AVCA Men's Division I-II National Player of the Year and MPSF Player of the Year and AVCA All-America First-Team honoree... Received the 2010-11 Pac-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal for the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership... He helped lead USC to a 23-3 record, the MPSF regular season title with a 20-2 league mark, and the No. 1 seed heading into the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship semifinal, where it was upset by fourth-seeded UC Santa Barbara... Going into that semifinal match, Troy led USC in kills (358) and aces (37) in 2011 and was fourth in digs (140) and blocks (57). He was eighth nationally in aces (0.41), 10th in hitting percentage (.357) and 13th in kills (3.98). In his career, the USC co-captain had 1,884 kills, 655 digs, 249 blocks and 142 aces. His kills, aces and 32 matches with 20-plus kills were USC rally scoring era career records. 2010 – Started for his third season as a junior in 2010... Overall while starting all 26 matches in which he appeared (19 at opposite hitter and 7 mid-season matches at outside hitter), he led USC with 481 kills while hitting .255, plus he had 27 aces (second on USC), 179 digs (third on USC) and 77 blocks (third on USC)... He was in double kill figures 25 times (including 10 times with 20-plus kills, with a USC season high of 34 kills against Pacific), had 5-plus digs 18 times (including 6 times with 10-plus digs) and 5-plus blocks 5 times... He was fifth in the MPSF (10th in the NCAA) in kill average (4.62) and seventh in the MPSF in points average (5.31)... He made the 2010 Volleyball Magazine All-American second team and All-MPSF third team... He was named to the 2010 Outrigger Hotels Invitational All-Tournament team... He was named the MPSF Co-Player of the Week on April 5 for his performance against UC Irvine and UCLA... He was named AVCA National Player of the Week on April 19 for his performance against UC San Diego and Long Beach State... He was a USC co-captain. 2009 – While starting for his second season (the first 18 matches at outside hitter and the final 14 at his more natural opposite hitter), he ranked among the top players in the collegiate game as just a sophomore in 2009 ... He hit .319 and led USC in kills (615) and aces (43), and also had 192 digs and 50 blocks ... His 615 kills, 5.04 kill average, 29 matches in double figure kills and 16 matches with 20-plus kills are USC rally scoring era season records ... He was in double kill figures 29 times (including 16 times with 20-plus kills, with a high of 33), hit .500-plus 6 times and had 5-plus digs 21 times (including 4 times with 10-plus digs) ... His 33 kills and 62 attempts against UCLA were USC season highs ... He was eighth nationally in kills (5.04, fifth in MPSF), 22nd in aces (0.35, fifth in MPSF) and 28th in hitting percentage (.319) ... He also was fifth in the MPSF in points (5.62) ... He made the 2009 AVCA All-American first team, Volleyball Magazine All-American first team, VBall Magazine All-American first team and All-MPSF first team (USC's first such honoree at either level since 2000) ... He also made the NCAA All-Tournament team (he had 50 kills, hit .465 and had 11 digs)... He was named Volleyball Magazine's Player of the Month for April, was twice the AVCA National Player of the Week (on Feb. 9 for his 2-match performance against BYU with 52 kills, .494 hitting percentage, 14 digs and 5 aces and on May 4 for his showing in the final 2 matches of the MPSF tourney with 42 kills while hitting .363 to earn MPSF All-Tournament team honors) and was twice the MPSF Co-Player of the Week (on Feb. 9 for his BYU outings, as well as on Jan. 12 after being named MVP at the Outrigger Hotels Invitational when he had a 3-match total of 65 kills, 24 digs and 8 aces) ... He also made the NCAA All-Tournament team at the pre-season Can-Am Challenge. 2008 – As a first-year freshman, started all of 2008 at outside hitter and had a dramatic impact ... Overall while starting all 29 matches, he led USC in aces (35), was second in kills (430) and third in digs (144) .. He also had 65 blocks and hit .287 ... He was in double kill figures 25 times (including twice with 32 kills) and had 5-plus digs 15 times ... He was named MPSF Co-Player of the Week on March 24 for his 2-match performance versus Hawaii (64 kills, .368 hitting percentage, 23 digs, 7 blocks and 2 aces) ... He was named to the 2008 Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament team after posting 33 kills (hitting .328), 9 digs, 5 blocks and 2 aces in the 2-match tourney... He made the 2008 Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American honorable mention and All-MPSF third team ... He was tied for 19th nationally in aces (0.34, ninth in the MPSF) and was 19th in points (4.83).
PERSONAL: Born Murphy Edward Troy in 1989 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Parents are John Troy and Sally Miller... Has a brother Phineas (1985) and a sister Sadie (1987)... Began playing volleyball in 1999 with Midwest Select Volleyball Club... Favorite book is Catcher in the Rye... Favorite sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals and favorite athlete is Albert Pujols... Hobbies include basketball and football... Most admired person is his mother... Has a yellow Labrador named Buster... Currently attends USC majoring in physics... Was named a 2009 Marks Scholar
Updated January 2013
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