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Volleyball stars prepare to strike at tourney

Olympians, other former greats to play at two-day tournament on homecoming weekend

USC’s erstwhile kings and queens of the beach will return to campus for the first USC Volleyball Legends Homecoming Sand Tournament Oct. 17-18 at Merle Norman Stadium.

Voleyball player Tim Hovland

Tim Hovland (Photo/courtesy of USC Athletics)

Former beach superstars Tim Hovland and Steve Obradovich, indoor Olympic gold medalists Steve Timmons, Dusty Dvorak and Pat Powers, Olympic bronze medalists Bryan Ivie and Nick Becker, two-time Olympians Celso Kalache and Donald Suxho, indoor All-Americans Bob Yoder and Bill Stetson and current beach star Tri Bourne are slated to participate.

Olympic gold medalist and current assistant coach Misty May-Treanor and 2012 captain Geena Urango are among the women.

Serving as honorary legend of the two-day event will be Ron Lang, 77, a 1964 Olympian and Volleyball Hall of Famer who won nearly 50 beach tournaments.

Hosted by the USC Men’s Volleyball Booster and Alumni Club, the tournament will begin at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 and then at a time to be determined on Oct. 18, depending on the kickoff of USC’s homecoming football game against Colorado that Saturday.

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