Pac-12 Conference

Torrey Pines alumnus is first at USC to be named Pac-12 Defensive Player of Year

The University of Southern California has announced that senior catcher Garrett Stubbs, a graduate of Torrey Pines High School, headlines USC’s Pac-12 postseason honors. He was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Pac-12 and was an All-Defensive Team selection.

A Del Mar resident, Stubbs is the first Trojan to be named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year after throwing out 54 percent of would-be base stealers from behind the plate to lead the conference and all 19 of his fellow Johnny Bench Award semifinalists.

The senior also boasts a fielding percentage of .993 in 55 starts that earned him a selection as the catcher...

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