Steenvoorden added that the scheme’s 39% equity allocation returned 11% over the same period, while its returns on property and hedge funds were -0.44% and 5.9%, respectively.In the wake of rising interest rates – and reduced liabilities as a consequence – SPMS’s coverage ratio increased by 5.6 percentage points to 115.7% in September, and to 119.1% in October.The pension fund returned 0.77% over the third quarter.Meanwhile, the €14.5bn pension fund for road transport, Vervoer, reported a 2.1% return on its norm portfolio during October.Its investments in fixed income and equity generated returns of 0.7% and 0.9%, respectively, while its hedge on interest and currency risk returned 0.4% and 0.1% respectively.Vervoer saw its preliminary coverage ratio improve to 112.3% at October-end. The €7bn pension fund for Dutch medical consultants, SPMS, has attributed a 0.18% loss over the first nine months of the year mainly to losses on its fixed income holdings.It said it lost 4.5% on its 42% bond allocation due to rising interest rates, while its 70% interest hedge has lost 3.5% year to date.By contrast, the scheme’s 70% currency hedge of the US dollar, Japanese yen and British pound returned 1%, according to Jeroen Steenvoorden, the pension fund’s director.He noted that, without the hedge, SPMS’s return over the first three quarters would have been 2.24%.
The new owner — a professor who was made a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to tertiary mathematics” — has benefited off Harburg’s determination to tie up loose ends in his property portfolio. Just last year Harburg listed two commercial buildings in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD for sale after selling two other buildings in the years earlier — 50 Ann Street for over $131m and 348 Edward Street for about $50m. He sold 95 North Quay in August last year for $46.2m and also put Westpac’s state headquarters at 260 Queen Street on the market in 2018.For his luxury pad in the CBD, Harburg steadily drop his price expectations over the past eight years, going from $7m in 2011 to $6m in early 2015, then $4.34m in mid-2015, before jacking it back up to the $5-6m mark again in the past two years. $11m mansion is nation’s hottest Residents have a pool that stretches from indoors to outdoors. The view looking towards New Farm and Fortitude Valley. One of two living rooms. The owner of Sydney to Hobart yacht Black Jack, Peter Harburg. Picture: Bob Barker. MORE: Million-dollar winners and losers Harburg’s 647sq m apartment in the Riparian building was created by joining two units together.A yacht racing and property millionaire has sold an inner-city sky home at a multimillion-dollar discount, as he clears his $250m-plus property portfolio.Renowned Sydney-Hobart yacht Black Jack owner and commercial property richlister Peter Harburg had created a mega-apartment after merging two luxury units in the iconic Riparian building built in 2005 in Brisbane’s CBD.When he decided to offload the 647sq m sky home in the heyday of the mining boom, he slapped a whopping $7m price tag on it, according to CoreLogic records, but when a deal was finally reached at the end of November last year Harburg settled for a significantly tamer price of $4m. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago First sell-off since Seebohm-Larkin split The residents’ spa area. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Large marble slab in one of the bathrooms.The mega-apartment has views across the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and the city from every room. Barriers between two apartments were removed so the property now has two living rooms, a library, a boardroom and an office. It was listed as having a top of the range Nuvo home audio system, Liebherr and Gaggenau appliances, American walnut cabinetry, light up Onyx benchtop and features plus retractable panelling to divide the large dual living zones.The Riparian residences, located in the heart of Eagle Street at the top third of the renowned Harry Seidler-designed building, have 24/7 security, a 25m lap pool, a gym, steam room, sauna, spa and group entertainment space. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Performing arts doyen sells house The residents’ private entrance to the Harry Seidler- designed Riparian building. The kitchen in the amalgamated apartment is huge.
Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has appointed a new chief executive officer of the company, effective July 1, 2017.Seadrill said on Wednesday that the company appointed Anton Dibowitz as the new chief executive office. Dibowitz, the current chief commercial officer and executive VP, will succeed Per Wullf who will remain a director of the company.Dibowitz has almost 20 years’ experience in the drilling industry and has served as CCO and senior VP since January 2013. He took on the role of executive VP in June 2016. Taking on the CEO role is in line with the company’s succession planning process implemented during 2016.Anton Dibowitz, CEO designate, said: “I am deeply honored that the board has appointed me to succeed Per as CEO of Seadrill. We have a world class business with high quality people, a young and modern fleet and strong client relationships. There are short term challenges to overcome in Seadrill and the industry, but I look forward to playing my part in returning Seadrill to growth, together with the great team we have working here.”The current CEO, Per Wullf, will remain at the position until the end of June and continue as a director of the company.He was appointed a director of the company in February 2016 and held the CEO and president role of Seadrill since July 2013. Before that, he served as the company’s COO. He has over 30 years of experience in the drilling industry and has also held several senior positions in Maersk, including managing director of Maersk Contractors in Norway.Wullf said: “After 37 years in this fascinating industry, I want to reduce my day to day work commitments and spend more time at home in Denmark. As Seadrill is approaching key milestones for the company’s restructuring, the time is right to inform all stakeholders that I will not lead Seadrill in the company’s next era and hand over to Anton, who will make an excellent CEO.”John Fredriksen, chairman of the board, added: “Anton has a strong industry track record and has taken roles of increasing responsibility during his ten years at Seadrill, including the day to day business administration at Seadrill since 2016.“We are confident that this succession plan provides Seadrill with the right combination of continuity and stability as the company works to complete its financial restructuring aimed at building a bridge to a recovery and achieving a sustainable capital structure.”
“We beat great teams last year, we managed to be one of the best teams in the second half of the season and if we can be consistent for the whole season, I believe we can be successful. “If I had the solution as to what went wrong last season, I would have given it. “I think it’s a question of desire and, in some games, being over-confident because we know we have the players and the quality. “We just have to find consistency and the belief to get success. “Every team is strengthening and we can strengthen, too, but it’s more about us caring on the pitch and showing the commitment. That will take us a long way.” One area that Arsenal are keen to strengthen is their strike force, with Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Gonzalo Higuain all strongly linked. However, manager Arsene Wenger insists any such signings will not mean Olivier Giroud, brought in from Montpellier last summer, is on his way out. “[The transfer rumours are] nothing to do with the quality of Olivier Giroud,” the Gunners boss told Arsenal Player. “It’s just number-wise, we are a bit short.” Giroud has been in fine form on Arsenal’s Asian Tour, netting five goals in just 65 minutes of action. Another impressing Wenger in pre-season is 17-year-old striker Chuba Akpom. “When you are a striker, the mistakes you make are not costly for the team but the talent you have can be very helpful,” the Frenchman said. “It looks like he has the physical strength and the technical quality to compete so for him it’s just down to mental belief now and these kind of games will help him.” Bacary Sagna has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer, despite reports linking him with a move away from north London. Paris St Germain, Monaco, Galatasaray and Anzhi Makhachkala have all been linked with the France international, who insists he is not going anywhere. “I enjoy playing for Arsenal,” Sagna told reporters. “I love my team and I always give my best. “I’m still here. Many people were talking about me going back to France but I’m still here and I’m looking forward to a big season with Arsenal. “Last season was difficult. I only had one year left and people were looking at that and maybe thinking I would leave. “But I tried to stay as calm as I could. Now I will work hard in pre-season and have a good season for Arsenal.” Sagna has endured a tough time over the past two years, spending large chunks of time on the sidelines after twice breaking his leg. The France international is now looking forward to a “new start” this season – a campaign in which he believes Arsenal can end their eight-year quest for a trophy. “I believe that we can challenge for the title with a couple of good signings,” Sagna said. The 30-year-old right-back has been an important member of the Gunners squad since arriving from Auxerre in 2007. However, there have been sustained reports this summer that Sagna, now in the final year of his contract, could soon be leaving the Emirates Stadium. Press Association
Substitute Fabio Borini’s 85th-minute pile-driver secured a 2-1 win at the Stadium of Light, the Black Cats’ first in the league this season, and lifted them from the foot of the table. However, Poyet’s men remain six points adrift of 17th place despite ending a run of six successive defeats, and the Uruguayan is looking for more of the same after matching predecessor Paolo Di Canio’s feat of beating the Magpies in just his second game at the helm. The 45-year-old said: “Look, I didn’t like to see the table. When you are bottom, it’s not nice. We are off the bottom – that’s something; we beat the biggest rivals – that’s even bigger. “Now we need to keep going. We need to start passing the ball better, we need to keep believing and we need to do different things. “This is what we needed so, from now on, there are no excuses because we needed a lift and there is no better lift than this one, so I am very happy for the players and absolutely delighted for the fans. “I saw what it means all this week in town. I imagine how it is going to be this week – I don’t know how much it matters being second from bottom, it’s just about beating the rivals and everyone will have a nice week, I will tell you that.” Borini, a 69th-minute replacement for Adam Johnson, won the game in thrilling style when he smashed an unstoppable shot past Tim Krul from Jozy Altidore’s lay-off to finally kick-start Sunderland’s season. His decisive goal came with Newcastle looking the more likely victors after Mathieu Debuchy had cancelled out Steven Fletcher’s fifth-minute opener 12 minutes after the restart. But with derby specialist Shola Ameobi, who has seven goals against the Black Cats to his name, having been thrown into the fray, it was fellow replacement Borini who stole the headlines. Poyet said: “Fabio was so close to playing, the way he has been training, his attitude, how positive he is. But sometimes you can’t play for whatever reasons, because of the shape, because of the team, because of the time. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet urged his players to use their derby victory over Newcastle as a platform from which to launch a drive for Barclays Premier League safety. “If someone deserved to score today, it was Fabio Borini.” The win further enhanced Poyet’s reputation as the scourge of Newcastle and extended his 100 per cent managerial record against the Magpies to three games. He said with a smile: “You know what, they asked me before the game and I thought ‘it’s not going to change now when I need three points’. “I don’t know why, but I am sure they are going to hate me even more. I don’t know why or how it happens. Sometimes there is no explanation.” Opposite number Alan Pardew, however, was convinced his side should have emerged victorious, and was unhappy with a free-kick awarded by referee Lee Probert for Cheick Tiote’s challenge on Fletcher in the lead-up to the goal. Pardew, who is the first Newcastle manager to lose back-to-back derbies since 1966-67, said: “When we got the equaliser, the more the game went on the more control we got. “We had two or three good chances, I thought, at 1-1 and if we got the second goal, the game was over because they would have been dead. “Unfortunately for us, we didn’t get that second goal. Unfortunately, the referee played a part in this defeat as well because that was definitely not a free-kick in my opinion. “The linesman gave us a throw, the ref gave a foul and I think one or two of ours switched off. “They certainly didn’t think there was a foul, the boys, and then they just slipped through us and the one chance they had second half, he smashed it in, so it’s a really tough one for us to take.” Press Association
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Jofra Archer set Lord’s on fire with his scorching pace in the Ashes Test against Australia. Archer bowled 16 consecutive deliveries close to 94 miles per hour and one ball was 96.1 miles per hour, the fastest any England bowler had bowled for a long time. His one pacy bouncer hit Steve Smith on the side of the neck and he had to retire hurt. Although Smith resumed his innings, he was bowled for 92 but Archer had made a big statement of intent, taking five wickets in the match. Ben Stokes, who won the Man of the Match for his century in the second innings, hailed Archer’s spell. “It is brilliant to have someone like that in the team. He bowled a nine over spell at 90mph-plus. It was frightening. I would much rather have him on our side,” Stokes said. However, Archer may have tilted the balance of the Ashes with Smith in danger of missing the third Ashes Test in Leeds due to the blow suffered from the bouncer. Cricket Australia released a statement on Smith’s injury which stated, “Steve Smith had a precautionary scan of his neck on Sunday which, as expected, cleared him of any structural damage. After the scan Steve returned to the team hotel to rest and he will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis.” Australia captain Tim Paine did not express confidence that Smith would be fine for the third Test. “I’m not sure about Headingley. He (Smith) will need to improve, there’s no doubt about that. Hopefully for our sake he does,” Paine said. Archer had an impact in the second innings as he picked up David Warner and Usman Khawaja but he also hit Marnus Labuschagne on the helmet first ball. However, Labuschagne, who became the first concussion substitute in history, held his nerve to hit fifty and help Australia escape with a draw at Lord’s. “Marnus played superbly. He got hit hard in the face second ball and I thought he showed great character, great skill and technique,” Paine said. The third Ashes Test begins on August 22 in Leeds. highlights Australia held on for a draw against England at Lord’s.Jofra Archer bowled with pace and hostility.Steve Smith was dismissed for 92 but was withdrawn from the Lord’s Test.
___The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The latest postponement means there will be no Formula One races until the middle of June at the earliest.The race at the Baku City Circuit was scheduled for June 7.The first seven races of the Formula One season had already either been postponed or canceled. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The president of the Portuguese Olympic Committee says he hopes the Tokyo Games are postponed. Berit Kjøll says “it will not be possible to carry out a Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in July as planned” because of the growing coronavirus outbreak.Kjøll says she respects the IOC’s request to “come up with a well thought-out and good plan for when the games can be completed.”The Norwegian federation previously had said the Tokyo Olympics should only to take place once the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.The Canadian Olympic Committee has said it will not be sending athletes to the Olympics unless the games are postponed by a year. Australia says it was advising its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021.___ Basketball governing body FIBA is telling players around the world to stay inside.FIBA president Hamane Niang and secretary general Andreas Zagklis says that in “no circumstance should our passion to play basketball surpass the importance of following the instructions of the public authorities” when it comes to helping ensure public health.FIBA says it plans to make decisions soon about the Basketball Champions League, the Basketball Champions League Americas and the Basketball Africa League — as well as all suspended international competitions.FIBA also is monitoring the Olympic developments as the world begins bracing for — and in some cases, advocating for — a postponement of this year’s Tokyo Games. Since qualifying is not yet completed, FIBA says “there is a growing need for answers to be provided quickly.”Niang and Zagklis added that “we will not ask our players to go somewhere, where we would not send our own children.” José Manuel Constantino says “the most reasonable thing is for the IOC, the Tokyo organizing committee, the Tokyo government and the Japanese authorities to find a consensual solution to allow the Tokyo Games to take place on another date.”Constantino was speaking to Rádio Observador.He says “I hope the games are postponed.”Constantino’s comments come a day after the IOC said it was considering a postponement and would make a final decision within four weeks.Constantino says Portugal’s Olympic team is not prepared at the moment, adding “some athletes found alternative ways to prepare themselves, but others don’t have the conditions to do so.” Associated Press ___Pacaembu Stadium in São Paulo is being turned into an open-air hospital to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.The 45,000-seat stadium that was built for the 1950 World Cup is expected to have more than 200 beds and should be ready in 10 days. Construction began on Saturday.___The president of the Norwegian Olympic Committee is recommending that athletes from the country are not sent to the Tokyo Games if they take place as scheduled. March 23, 2020 Abe, speaking at a parliamentary session, ruled out the possibility of a cancellation.Whether Tokyo can hold the Olympics as planned from July 24 has been a major international concern as the COVID-19 pandemic has spread globally.____More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Russia has backed the International Olympic Committee’s approach of taking time to consider postponing the Tokyo Games and condemned the body’s critics.The IOC says it will make a decision within four weeks and the Russian Olympic Committee endorsed that plan by calling for “complete support.”The ROC says “we view as unacceptable any attempts to bring pressure on the organizations in charge responsible of staging the games and to force them to take rash decisions.”Canada has said it will boycott the Tokyo Olympics unless they are postponed and Australia has called for athletes to prepare for a 2021 event. The group says more than 4,000 athletes have responded to a survey it conducted, with a large majority favoring postponement.Dina Asher-Smith, the world champion in the 200 meters, has also called for a quicker decision by the IOC.The British sprinter writes on Twitter “does this mean that athletes face up to another FOUR weeks of finding ways to fit in training – whilst potentially putting ourselves, coaches, support staff and loved ones at risk just to find out they were going to be postponed anyway.”___The Australian Olympic Committee has advised its athletes to prepare for an Olympics in 2021. ___A group representing track and field athletes has called for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Athletics Association’s statement comes a day after the International Olympic Committee set itself a four-week deadline to decide on a delay.Athletics Association president Christian Taylor and vice president Emma Coburn say “we’re imploring the IOC to announce the postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympics much sooner than in four weeks’ time.”Taylor is a long jumper and Coburn is a runner. Both competed for the United States at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Russia was faced with sending a neutral team to the Tokyo Olympics under sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency. But those measures can’t be implemented until there’s a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, where hearings have been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s unclear whether CAS could still rule before the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to start July 24.___The Spanish soccer federation and the Spanish league say the suspension of professional soccer in the country will continue until government officials “consider that they can be resumed without creating any health risk.”The soccer competitions had been initially suspended for two weeks, but on Sunday the government said the country’s state of emergency would likely be extended, meaning the entire nation may have to remain in lockdown until at least April 11.Spanish authorities say more than 33,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country, with 2,182 deaths. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s team leader for Tokyo, says “it’s clear the games can’t be held in July.”“Our athletes have been magnificent in their positive attitude to training and preparing, but the stress and uncertainty has been extremely challenging for them,” Chesterman said in a statement released Monday by the Australian Olympic Committee.AOC chief executive Matt Carroll says Australia has athletes based overseas and training in central locations around the country.“With travel and other restrictions this becomes an untenable situation,” Carroll said.The Canadian Olympic Committee earlier said it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they are postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The committee sent out a statement Sunday evening saying it was willing to help the IOC search for alternatives, but that it was not safe for athletes, “their families and the broader Canadian community for athletes to continue training for these games.”The IOC says it is considering all options. The Tokyo Games are scheduled to start July 24.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a postponement of the Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if the games cannot be held in a complete way because of the coronavirus impact.He was commenting on the International Olympic Committee plan to examine the situation over the next few weeks and make a decision, which could include a postponement. The Latest: Portugal calls for Olympics to be postponed
On Udanoh, Stoke City wrote : “Centre back from London/Nigeria. Came to the Club on a trial in January before he unfortunately sustained an injury just after.“Still getting back to full fitness following lockdown but an aggressive centre back who likes physical challenges.”Stoke City are mindful of the fact that Udanoh has just recovered from injury and he will be rested for their first three games in the U18 Premier League in the 2020-2021 campaign.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With a statement on their official website, Championship club Stoke City have finally confirmed the signing of former Nigeria U17 invitee Ifeanyi Udanoh.The Potters beat Tottenham Hotspur to the signature of the central defender who has been likened to Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk.Stoke City announced on Friday that the dual-eligible Udanoh is among the twelve players who have put pen to paper to become first-year scholars at the club.
A weekend that included its first loss did not equate to a lost weekend for the No. 1 USC men’s tennis team.The Trojans (8-1, 0-0) played three matches — winning two and losing one — this past weekend at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in snowy Charlottesville, Va.Although USC began the tournament as the top seed and favorite to win, the trip did not conclude as expected.“[The tournament] was somewhat of a disappointment,” junior Jaak Poldma said. “Being the No. 1 seed, we were hoping to win the tournament.”Even though the end result was undesirable, the opportunity to play the nation’s top squads proved to be an invaluable experience as the team prepares for its first true away matches of the season.USC opened play against No. 16 Fresno State (7-4) and notched a 4-0 sweep of the Bulldogs.The Trojans again displayed their depth as sophomore Steve Johnson did not participate in the first-round match because of a nagging back injury.Senior Jason McNaughton provided a big boost as he teamed up with senior Robert Farah to win their doubles match 8-3.In the tournament’s second round, USC suffered its first loss of the season to No. 8 Texas (6-1) 4-2.In another first this season, the Trojans surrendered the doubles point. The top two pairings of No. 13 Farah/Johnson and sophomore Daniel Nguyen/McNaughton were uncharacteristically blown out 1-8 and 2-8, respectively.During singles, USC seemed to have turned things around with four of the six Trojans winning the first sets of their matches, but in the end they fell short in their comeback bid against the Longhorns. The loss set up a match against rival No. 3 UCLA (3-2) in the consolation round.In their 4-0 sweep of the Bruins, the Trojans were able to finish the tournament on a positive note and overcome the sting of the season’s first loss.In the tightly contested doubles portion, Poldma and junior Peter Lucassen upset the No. 36 duo of seniors Matt Brooklyn and Kallim Stewart 8-6, and Nguyen and freshman J.T. Sundling locked up the match’s initial point, winning in a tiebreak 9-8 (7-4).The Trojans put forth a strong effort in singles — losing only one set — to finish off their crosstown rivals.This marked the first win over the Bruins since 2007, giving the younger players their first taste of victory in this intense rivalry.“It’s big to get over the hump, especially beating [UCLA] the way that we did and after coming off the loss to Texas,” Johnson said.USC did arrive home to some individual accolades, as Poldma was named a USC Credit Union Student-Athlete of the Week for his strong performance at the Indoor Championships.Poldma was undefeated, contributing two singles and two doubles victories.As the Trojans head into the heart of the season, however, injuries remain a concern.Johnson has been dealing with his injury since the beginning of the season, and USC coach Peter Smith attributed Johnson’s ailment to some of the difficulties the team endured, especially in doubles.“We had no consistency with our No. 2 and No. 1 doubles throughout the weekend and a lot of that had to do with Steve Johnson and his back acting up,” Smith said.The Trojans will take the lessons from this tournament and build upon them as they continue to focus on their ultimate goal.“It was good to take us out of our natural element and give us some adversity,” Smith said. “It was great to see all the other teams and know what we have to do to win the NCAA title.”
Follow Darian on Twitter @dariannourian24 After remaining undefeated in conference play this past week, the No. 2 USC women’s volleyball team (14-1, 4-0 Pac-12) swept all Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for matches played Sept. 30 to Oct. 6.Senior middle blocker Alexis Olgard and senior libero Natalie Hagglund were named the conference’s offensive and defensive players of the week, while freshman outside hitter Ebony Nwanebu was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week. All three players were instrumental in USC’s two wins over Cal and No. 7-ranked Stanford.Olgard was the Women of Troy’s most consistent offensive weapon, putting up 31.5 total points with 24 kills and a .590 hitting percentage. She also had only one error on 39 total attempts and was the catalyst of the team’s eight-point comeback in the third set against Stanford to complete the sweep of the Cardinal. In the match, she had nine kills on a .643 hitting percentage and also totaled five blocks. Olgard notched a career-high in kills (15) and points (19.5) against the Golden Bears.On the season, Olgard has 103 total kills, good for fourth-most on the team, and her .452 hitting percentage is the highest mark of all USC players and ranks second in the Pac-12. As a junior last season, Olgard had 223 kills and posted a team-leading .394 hitting percentageHagglund came away with defensive honors after averaging just over five digs per set in USC’s two latest wins. She recorded 14 digs in the Women of Troy’s three-set win over the Cardinal and caught fire during in the five-set thriller against Cal, notching 28 digs. With yet another stellar week, Hagglund is inching closer to the 2,000 career digs milestone, and if she gets there, she would be only the second USC player ever to do so.Hagglund’s season average of 4.77 digs per set currently leads the Pac-12.Completing the sweep of the Pac-12’s weekly awards, Nwanebu was deemed the conference’s top freshman for her phenomenal performance last week, in which she posted back-to-back double-digit kill matches with 13 against Stanford and a career-high 21 against Cal. Nwanebu also recorded seven blocks for USC, two against Stanford and five against Cal.Nwanebu has 156 kills on the season, good for second most among all USC players. She also ranks third on the team in blocks, with 40, trailing only Olgard and junior middle blocker Hannah Schraer.This marks only the second time that the Women of Troy have swept the weekly conference awards, with the first time being exactly one year ago.Aside from player achievements, USC head coach Mick Haley notched career win No. 1,100 last week.USC gets back on the road this week for four straight matches away from the Galen Center. The team will make the trip up to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Oregon schools on Oct. 11 and Oct. 13.