USC looked like a well-oiled machine as they opened up play 3-0 against a trio of ranked opponents.
No. 20 Northern Iowa knocked off its second Top 20 foe of the weekend, taking out No. 8 Kentucky, but it was No. 10 USC that came through the Trojan Invitational with a perfect 3-0 record and the title.
Stanford looks to claim the Pac-12 title once again in 2018.
The Cardinal sit atop the VolleyMob 2018 Preseason Top 25.
Texas comes in at #6, right on the cusp of the top five, in a group of teams that all made at least the Elite Eight in 2017.
Former Pacific middle blocker Ashlyn Fleming is headed to Illinois via transfer for 2018.
2017 All-WCC First-Team outside hitter Emily Baptista is headed to USC for 2018 along with a few other former WCC faces.
Top-seeded No. 2 Pepperdine, second-seeded No. 15 Loyola Marymount, third-seeded No. 20 Saint Mary’s and Pacific all secured final day championship berths on Friday.
After losing their 2-0 set lead, UC Irvine survived Pacific in a fifth set to advance to the NIVC Quarterfinals.
Pacific and UC Irvine used sweeps to advance to the Round of 16 and meet up; NIVC Tournament Pacific Regional (Round 1)