Andy Benesh Named Co-National Freshman of the Week

Andy BeneshHe had big performances against UC Irvine and Pepperdine.

USC’s Andy Benesh was named Off The Block Co-National Freshman of the Week for his performances versus UC Irvine and Pepperdine last week.

The 6-7 freshman middle blocker had a career-high 15 kills with no attack errors while hitting .789 in the Trojans’ 5-set victory over 2-time defending NCAA champion and No. 7 ranked UC Irvine on Jan. 14. He then added 9 kills while hitting .444 and had 4 blocks in a 4-set loss to No. 3 Pepperdine on Jan. 16.

Benesh shared the honor with UC Irvine’s Tamir Hershko.

It is the second time a Trojan has been named Off The Block National Freshman of the Week in 2014, following outside hitter Lucas Yoder’s honor the first week of the season.


Kyle Rehkemper

Kyle RehkemperKyle was a four-year letterwinner and starter in volleyball at Palos Verdes High School and captained the team in 2009 and 2010. He was a member of the first-team All-Bay League squad 2009-10 and All-Bay League Most Outstanding Player in 2010, Second-team All-Bay League in 2008, and named one of the 2010 Sports Imports Fab 50 volleyball players. Also named one of the 2009 Sports Imports Top 34 underclassmen.

Kyle now plays volleyball for Harvard University. Check him out at