May 15, 2006:

Damian Fante - Baseball

Senior Damian Fante had a solid CCAA Baseball Championship tournament over the weekend, going 4-for-12 with four runs scored and one RBI over the three games. He collected at least one hit in each of the contests, extending his hitting streak to 19 games. He and his teammates defeated Cal State L.A. in the first round game by an 8-4 score before dropping both contests on Friday to Chico State and Cal State Dominguez Hills by scores of 7-5 and 11-9, respectively. The Tritons' season comes to an end with a 35-24 overall record.

 

Brent Molden - Men's Tennis

Senior Brent Molden and his teammates travled to Kansas City last week for the NCAA D-II National Championships. Molden and the Tritons faced No. 5 Lynn University on Wednesday, falling by a narrow 5-3 margin. Molden won at the No. 1 singles spot to make the score 3-3 with only three matches to go, but the Tritons could get no closer as the eventual National Runners-Up won the final two points for the victory. UCSD finished the year with a 14-10 overall record, of which eight of those 10 losses came against Division I opponents.

 

 

May 8, 2006:

Brad Libuit - Men's Track & Field

Senior Brad Libuit had a solid CCAA Track & Field Championship meet over the weekend, helping the Tritons to a second place finish behind three-time CCAA Champion, Chico State. Libuit had two second place and one fourth place finish during the meet. He broke the school record in the 100 meters on Friday in the preliminaries, finishing first in a time of 10.80 seconds. He equaled that time the following day in the finals but ended up second, just three one-hundreths of a second behind the victor. He also finished second in the high jump with a personal best of 6'09" on Saturday. His fourth place finish came on Saturday in the javelin, as his distance of 180'10" was only 9" away from third place.

 

Mimi Hodgins - Women's Track & Field

Senior Mimi Hodgins helped the UC San Diego women's track & field team to its second-straight CCAA title over the weekend. Hodgins had two first place and one third place finishes during the event. She won the 800 meters in a time of 2:13.77 just 60 minutes after winning the 1500 meters in a time of 4:35.00. Her third place finish came on Friday evening in the 3000 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 10:06.21. For her efforts, she earned 26 team points, helping UCSD to a 107.5 point margin of victory over second place Cal State L.A. 

 

 

May 1, 2006:

Matt Cantele - Baseball

UCSD freshman Matt Cantele helped UCSD to a 4-1 record last week which included a 4-game sweep of San Francisco State in the Bay Area over the weekend. After a tough start on Tuesday against Grand Canyon, the first baseman from Los Altos Hills busted out with a 4-for-6 peformance with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and four RBI in the series opening win at SFSU on Friday. He added two more hits, three RBI, two runs scored and another double in the remaining three games to help the Tritons to a much needed sweep of the Gators.

 

Katie Levien - Softball

Freshman outfielder Katie Levien had a big week for the Tritons, helping her squad to a 3-1 record last week. In Wednesday’s 12-8 win at CSUSB, the freshman from Goleta, Calif, went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBI. She connected on a single, triple and home run in the game, leaving her only a double shy of the cycle. In the 5-1 win over GCU to conclude the doubleheader sweep on Friday, she went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. For the week she posted a .556 batting average, going 5-for-9 at the plate with two runs scored, a double, triple, home run and seven RBI.

 

 

April 24, 2006:

Brent Molden - Men's Tennis

UCSD senior captain Brent Molden was stellar in his final two regular season contests last week for the Tritons, posting a 3-1 record in singles and doubles matches, combined. He posted a vital win at the No. 1 singles in UCSD's 4-3 win over Division I opponent UC Davis on Friday in Davis, Calif. He came back the next day and notches wins at the No. 1 singles and at the No. 2 doubles spot with teammate Steven Oechel in the 9-0 win at Sonoma State. Molden and his teammates will next take part in the NCAA West Regional that is scheduled to go from May 4-6 at a site still to be determined.

 

Catherine Strouse - Women's Track & Field

The freshman from Capistrano Valley High School had a tremendous weekend for UCSD at the Triton Invitational on Saturday. Participating in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase, Strouse set a new school record and finished 4th out of 14 competitiors with her time of 11:20.94. Her time eclipses the previous school record that was set by Julie Pope during the 2003 season when she crossed the finish line is a time of 11:23.02. Strouse's performance on Saturday was one of four UCSD school records established on the day along with the men's and women's 4x400 meter relay teams and Jon Patton's 200 meter dash time. Both the men's and women's teams will take a week off from competition in preparation for the CCAA Championships that will be hosted by UC San Diego on May 4-6 at the Triton Track & Field Stadium.

 

 

April 17, 2006:

Chris Sayers – Men’s Volleyball

Playing in his last two collegiate matches, senior Chris Sayers led the Tritons to their first conference victory of the season in a 31-33, 30-22, 30-13, 30-24 win over Stanford on April 14.  The Moorpark, Calif. navtive had 18 kills, 13 digs and six aces in the win.  He followed that up with a 20 kill performance against Pacific in the Tritons’ loss.  For the week, Sayers averaged 4.75 kills, 1.88 digs and 0.75 aces per game.

 

Michelle Perkins – Women’s Water Polo

The Poway, Calif. native played a big part in UCSD’s near win against No. 12 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.  The junior scored three goals against the Gauchos, including a late score in the third period to put the Tritons ahead.  Perkins then scored her third goal of the game with 1:08 left in overtime, tying the game and forcing sudden-death.  Perkins also scored and contributed to a strong defensive performance in a 14-3 win over Chapman.

 

 

April 10, 2006:

Brooks Dierdorff - Men's Volleyball

Junior Brooks Dierdorff had a solid weekend in hostile territory as the UCSD men's volleyball team traveled to Honolulu to face No. 3 Hawaii twice in as many days. The setter from Redlands, Calif., had 61 assists and five digs in the tough four-game loss to the Warriors on Friday. He came back the next night and posted 77 assists and five digs in the hard fought 3-game loss. He and his teammates return to action for their final two games at home this weekend. The Tritons host Stanford on Friday night and Pacific on Saturday evening. Both games are slated for 7 p.m. starts.

  

Laiah Blue - Women's Track & Field

Sophomore Laiah Blue helped the UC San Diego women's track and field team to a solid performance over the weekend at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyney Kersey Invitational hosted by UCLA. The hurdler from nearby El Cajon picked up a victory in the women's 400 meter hurdles, breaking the tape in a NCAA Provisional time of 61.93 seconds. She and her teammated return to action this weekend at the Mt. SAC Invitational and Pomona Pitzer Invite.

 

 

April 3, 2006:

Blake Meister - Men's Tennis

The sophomore from Laguna Niguel helped the 13th-ranked Tritons to a perfect 2-0 record over the weekend, defeating Hawaii Pacific and Sonoma State on Saturday to improve to 8-8 on the year. Meister won both of his singles matches and teamed with Erik Oijala for two wins at the No. 1 doubles spot in both matches. His singles win against HPU was a 6-2, 6-3 win at the No. 4 spot while his victory against SSU came at No. 3 by scores of 6-2, 2-6 and 10-4.

  

Jenni Habib - Softball

Freshman first baseman Jenni Habib had a solid five games at the Togo's Tournament of Champions over the weekend, helping the Tritons to a 3-2 record. The lefty from Davis, Calif., went 6-for-13 with a double and five RBI in the team’s five games. Her numbers were good enough to be the Tritons’ only representative on the All-Tournament team. Over the weekend, she raised her season batting average up 50 percentage points, going from .229 up to .279 after the five games.

 

 

March 27, 2006:

Scott Clement - Baseball

The sophomore from Encinitas had a RBI triple in the first inning and a RBI double in the second inning to lead the UC San Diego baseball team to a 5-1 victory over No. 4 Chico State in game two of Sunday's doubleheader. The Tritons dropped game one by a narrow 4-2 score. Clement and the Tritons will take on the 4th-ranked Wildcats in another doubleheader on Monday before traveling to Turlock, Calif., for a 4-game series with Cal State Stanislaus over the weekend.

  

Melanie Kaelberer - Women's Crew

The senior from Poway helped the Triton Varsity Eight boat to a third place finish over the weekend at The Berg Cup. Kaelberer rowed in the stroke seat in the boat that rowed into the tide and clocked a time of 7:07, just two seconds behind second place finisher, Long Beach State. Kaelberer Kaelberer was backed in the eight by senior and Co-Captain Meghan Kelly, junior Leah Llach, Co-Captain and senior Cara Kuebert, senior Katie Murray, senior Katie Morris, junior Monica Switick and junior Megan Hagquist. The coxswain in the boat was Phoebe Lee.

 

 

March 20, 2006:

Chris Sayers - Men's Volleyball

The senior from Moorpark, Calif., had an impressive week as the Tritons had consecutive strong matches against nationally ranked No. 15 George Mason and No. 6 Cal State Northridge.  Against the Patriots, Sayers sent down 12 kills as the Tritons lost in four games, with a thrilling 39-37 win in game three.  The Tritons hit .404 as a team against the Matadors.  Sayers notched 18 kills and hit .481 with five digs.  For the week, Sayers averaged 4.29 kills per game, 1.43 digs per game and added three aces.  While the Tritons lost in three, they were within striking distance near the end of each game.

  

Chelsea Ambort - Women's Fencing

The sophomore from Santa Cruz, Calif. competed in her second consecutive NCAA Championships.  She was the Tritons top individual finisher with a 10th place finish in women's Epee.  She was one of four Tritons to score points as UCSD finished ranked 17th in the nation.  Ambort, an NCAA Championship selection and team MVP as a freshman in 2005, improved on her nine victories and 18th place finish last season.

 

 

March 13, 2006:

Garrett Imeson - Baseball

The freshman from Stockton, Calif., helped the Tritons take 3-of-4 games from No. 7 Cal State L.A. last week. Imeson went 3-for-5 with two RBI in the Tritons 7-6 win over CSULA on Thursday.  He then produced the go-ahead hits late in both games of the Sunday’s doubleheader.  In game one, his bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning put UCSD ahead 9-8 after trailing 8-3. In game two of the doubleheader with the Tritons down 6-4 in the sixth with two-outs, Imeson blasted a three-run homerun to leftfield, and put UCSD ahead 7-6, which became the final in the seven-inning game.  For the week, the freshman second baseman hit .529 (9-for-17) with a double, triple, homerun, 15 total bases and eight RBI.

  

Sophie Levy - Women's Swimming & Diving

The senior from Oakland, Calif., helped the Tritons to a 3rd Place finish at last week's NCAA D-II Swimming & Diving National Championships that were held in Indianapolis. On the final day of competition, Levy set a school record en route to an individual National Championship in the 1650 Freestyle, finishing first in a time of 16:57.99. The team finish in 2006 was the fourth-straight season that the Tritons finished 3rd in the Nation.

 

 

February 27, 2006:

Brad Libuit - Men's Track & Field

The senior from Los Altos Hills, Calif., had a tremendous start to the 2006 season on Saturday, placing first in the Javelin Throw and second in the High Jump at the prestigious Rossi Relays in Claremont, Calif. His distance of 198'-00" in the Javelin was nearly eight feet better than second place Nate Flemming of Westmont College while his height of 6'-08" in the high jump was only two inches behind the winner Nathan Gwozdz of USC. He and his teammates return to action this weekend at the All-Cal Championships in Irvine.

  

Desiree Franciscus - Softball

The senior from nearby Vista, Calif., helped the Tritons to a 4-2 record last week, with all four wins coming in CCAA action. On Friday night, Franciscus had the game-winning RBI against SFSU in game one, with a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring Brittni Carino. The following day she began a furious UCSD rally as her 2-run home run in the bottom of the third inning sparked the Tritons to 12 unanswered runs en route to a 13-7 victory. For the week she went 8-for-18 with four runs scored and four RBI. She and her teammates return to action on Friday and Saturday, playing at Chico State and at Sonoma State, respectively.

 

 

February 20, 2006:

Jason Bull - Men's Basketball

The sophomore transfer from Pleasanton, Calif., helped UCSD sweep its CCAA games last week in RIMAC Arena. The guard scored a career-high 17 points in the narrow 3-point victory over Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday evening. Bull shot 6-for-13 from the floor, including a 3-for-9 mark from behind the 3-point arc. He also pulled down three rebounds, dished out three assists and made two steals. Remarkably, all of his stats came in only 13 minutes of action.

  

Hillary Hansen - Women's Basketball

Forward Hillary Hansen helped the Tritons to a perfect 3-0 record during the week, winning by an average of 29.7 points per game. For the week she averaged 15.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. She shot 66.7% (14-for-21) from the floor while making 79.2% (19-of-24) from the charity stripe. The junior from Pacifica, Calif., had 18 points, five rebounds and four assists in the 96-68 win on Wednesday over Cal State San Bernardino. Two nights later she had 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in the 92-53 win over Cal State Monterey Bay. She came back on Sunday afternoon with 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the 92-70 non-conference win over Grand Canyon.

 

 

February 13, 2006:

Robby Peters - Men's Basketball

The junior from San Mateo helped the UCSD men's basketball team to a perfect 2-0 record on the road over the weekend. The sharpshooter set a new career-high for points on Friday night, making 8-of-11 3-pointers en route to 27 points to help the Tritons to a 70-56 win at Chico State. He added two more 3-pointers in the 81-77 win over Cal State Stanislaus the following evening. For the year, Peters has made a team-leading 61 trifectas, shooting at a 42.1% clip from long range.

  

Melissa Ward - Softball

Melissa Ward tossed her fourth-straight complete game in the Tritons 8-0 win over cross-town foe Point Loma on Wednesday evening. The shutout was the second of the season for Ward, who improved to 4-0 on the year while lowering her ERA down to 1.02. She scattered seven hits while striking out one to help the Tritons "Mercy Rule" the Sea Lions for the first time ever. She and her teammates return to action this weekend at the Schutt Sports Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz.

 

 

February 6, 2006:

Judy Emaus- Women's Water Polo

The sophomore from East Lansing, Mich., helped the 17th-ranked UC San Diego women's water polo squad to a 2-2 record over the weekend at the Michigan Tournament. She scored two goals in all four games, which included an upset of 11th-ranked Indiana. Emaus and the Tritons return home this week for a match with Hartwick on Friday before hosting the Triton Invitational over the weekend.

  

Jenny Spencer - Softball

Jenny Spencer helped the UC San Diego softball team to a 5-1 record over the weekend at the Best of the West Softball Classic. The senior from San Diego batted .480 with two doubles, two triples, one home run, three RBI and nine runs scored. She had an .840 slugging percentage and a .480 on base percentage while also stealing two bases. She and her teammates return to action on Wednesday, hosting Point Loma Nazarene at 4 p.m.

 

 

January 30, 2006:

Daniel Gordh - Men's Swimming & Diving

The senior from Novato, Calif., won both of the diving events over the weekend against UC Irvine at the Canyonview Aquatics Complex on the UCSD campus. His marks in the two events also were good enough to qualify him for the NCAA National Championships that take place March 8-11 in Indianapolis. He and his teammates return to action on February 8-11 at the PCSC Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

  

Susan Bell - Women's Swimming & Diving

Susan Bell had three second place finishes and one third place finish in her four events at Saturday's dual meet with UC Irvine at the Canyonview Aquatics Complex. The junior from nearby La Jolla High School also set a new school record as her 200 medley relay split time of 27.35 was the fatest in program history. She and her teammates return to action on February 8-11 at the PCSC Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

 

 

January 23, 2006:

Odioh Odiye - Men's Basketball

The senior from San Francisco, Calif., helped the Tritons to a 2-0 record over the weekend and lifting UCSD's league record up to 4-4 on the year. He scored a season-high 15 points in Friday night's 79-46 rout of Cal State Dominguez Hills. He came back the next night and added seven points, two of which tied the game on a layup with 6.3 seconds to go in regulation, during the 83-79 OT victory over Cal Poly Pomona. He also hit a free throw that put the Tritons up by four while pulling down a rebound and running out the clock in overtime.

  

Briana Hinga - Women's Basketball

Sophomore Briana Hinga helped the Tritons to two big wins this weekend over CCAA rivals Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly Pomona. The forward from La Selva, Calif., had six points, seven rebounds, six blocked shots, three assists and three steals in the 67-52 win on Friday night over CSUDH. She came back the next night and scored five points to go along with 11 rebounds, three assists two blocks and two steals. Her six blocks on Friday night and her 11 rebounds on Saturday night were both career-highs.

 

 

January 16, 2006:

Robby Peters - Men's Basketball

The junior from San Mateo, Calif., led the Tritons to a 67-62 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday night in The Kelp Bed. The guard drained 4-of-10 3-pointers on the night en route to a team-high 16 points. The four baskets from long range took his season total of made 3-pointers up to 33 which ranks fifth in the CCAA. He and his teammates return to action at home against Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly Pomona on Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, respectively. Both games are slated for 7:30 p.m. tip-offs.

  

Sophie Levy - Women's Swimming & Diving

Sophie Levy and the Tritons lost at Division I UC Davis over the weekend but the senior from Oakland, Calif., led a one-two Triton finish in the 1000 free with a time of 10:22.23. Andrea Lippin finished second in the same event at 10:30.02. Levy also won the 500 free with a time of 5:04.91. Levy and her teammates return to action on Saturday, January 21 against the University of San Diego at home in the Canyonview Aquatic Center. Start time is scheduled for Noon.

 

 

January 9, 2006:

Henry Patterson - Men's Basketball

The freshman from Oxnard, Calif., helped the Tritons to a 1-1 record at home over the weekend against two CCAA foes. The powerful forward posted 18 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with more than five minutes to play in the narrow 79-75 loss to Cal State Stanislaus on Friday evening. He came back the following evening and posted 14 points and four rebounds in the 61-41 win over Chico State in RIMAC Arena. Patterson is averaging 11.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game while shooting at a league leading .602 clip from the floor in his rookie campaign on the La Jolla campus.

  

Michelle Osier - Women's Basketball

The freshman from Placerville, Calif., helped the Tritons to a perfect 2-0 record at home over the weekend, with both wins coming against CCAA competition. The forward posted 12 points and 11 rebounds in both games, the first being an 82-79 victory over Cal State Stanislaus. She also had seven steals in the contest. The following night she posted her numbers in the 79-77 win over 12th-ranked Chico State. In that game she also added two steals and five assists. Osier is averaging 12.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.7 assists during her first season at UCSD.

 

 

December 19, 2005:

Clint Allard - Men's Basketball

The sophomore from San Jose, Calif., averaged 16.5 points in UCSD's two contests last week. He scored 17 points to go along with three rebounds and three assists in the 71-63 loss at Point Loma on Tuesday night. He came back with 16 points and seven assists in the hard fought 75-69 loss to Hawaii Hilo in the opening round game of the Coconut Coast Classic on Sunday night in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. For the season Allard is averaging a team-high 11.9 points per game. He and his teammates return to action with two more games in the Classic this week, facing Montreat College on Monday afternoon and Hawaii-Hilo again on Wednesday afternoon.

  

Leora Juster - Women's Basketball

The junior from Los Angeles led the Tritons to a 75-66 victory on the road at Grand Canyon on Tuesday, December 13. Juster poured in a game-high 30 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the floor, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range. She also made all six of her free throw attempts to lift UCSD to an impressive 6-2 record to begin the year. The Tritons are only one win away from matching their best start at the Division II level, as the 2003-04 team began the year with a 7-2 mark. Juster and the Tritons return to action at home on Friday, January 6, hosting Cal State Stanislaus at 5:30 p.m.

 

 

December 12, 2005:

Matt Davey- Men's Soccer

The senior from Laguna Niguel earns the weekly award despite not playing a single minute of action last week as the midfielder was named to the NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-America squad on Thursday afternoon. The selection to the All-America team was the third honor in as many season for one of the most decorated players in UCSD men's soccer history. He concluded the season with a team-leading 10 goals and six assists, leading the Tritons to an 11-5-2 and a semifinal appearance at the league championships. He finishes his career as the fourth leading goal scorer and second highest assist man in program history having tallied 31 goals and 24 assists in his four years on the La Jolla campus.

  

Megan Dickey - Women's Soccer

The junior from nearby Del Mar was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-America second team last week after earning CCAA Player of the Year honors and leading the Tritons to an 18-4-0 overall record, its fifth CCAA Championship in the last six years and a spot in the NCAA Second Round. She becomes the first UCSD women's soccer player to earn All-America honors since current assistant coach Kristin Jones was a second team selection in 2003. Dickey will return for her senior season in 2006 with 27 goals and 20 assists in her career after posting 13 goals and nine assists as a junior.

 

 

December 5, 2005:

Michelle Osier - Women's Basketball

The freshman from Ponderosa High School in Placerville, Calif., helped the Tritons to a 1-1 record on CCAA opening weekend. She scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the 101-91 win in overtime over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night. She came back the following evening and poured in 19 points and pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds in the 80-70 loss at Cal State L.A. Osier and her teammates return to action on Saturday, December 10, hosting Northwest Nazarene at 5:30 p.m. in RIMAC Arena.

  

Leora Juster - Women's Basketball

The junior guard from Los Angeles helped the Tritons to a 1-1 record on CCAA opening weekend. She scored 30 points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out five assists in the 101-91 win in overtime over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night. She came back the following evening and added 13 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists in the 80-70 loss at Cal State L.A. Juster and her teammates return to action on Saturday, December 10, hosting Northwest Nazarene at 5:30 p.m. in RIMAC Arena.

 

 

November 28, 2005:

Henry Patterson - Men's Basketball

The freshman from Oxnard, Calif., had a stellar night in the Tritons' 72-60 loss at Grand Canyon on Friday, scoring 19 points with six rebounds and two assists. He went 9-for-10 from the floor on the evening while also going 1-for-1 from the charity stripe. For the season, Patterson is averaging 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest. He and his teammates begin CCAA play this weekend, traveling to Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State L.A. on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively.

  

Meaghan Noud - Women's Basketball

The freshman from Auburn, Calif., helped the Tritons to a 1-1 record over the weekend at the Concordia University Invitational in Irvine. She scored 25 points, grabbed four rebounds and had two steals in the two contests. She scored 15 points with two boards and a steal in the narrow 61-60 loss to South Dakota on Friday evening before adding 10 points, two rebounds and one steal in the 65-36 blowout of Concordia on Saturday. She and her teammates begin CCAA play this weekend, traveling to Cal State Bakersfield and Cal State L.A. on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively.

 

 

November 14, 2005:

Joel Tourtellotte - Men's Swimming & Diving

The sophomore from Simi Valley, Calif., led the Tritons to a victory over rival Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, winning two distance events en route to the team's narrow 125-118 victory. He raced to a victory in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 9:54.21. In the 500 free he posted another victory in a time of 4:45.51. He and his teammates return to action this week at the prestigious Speedo Cup in Long Beach. The Tritons will compete at the three-day event beginning on Thursday, November 19.

  

Andrea Lippin - Women's Swimming & Diving

The junior from Scottsdale, Ariz., led the Tritons to a victory over rival Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, winning two distance events en route to the team's 137-99 victory. She raced to a victory in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:41.83. In the 500 free she posted another victory in a time of 5:14.06. Lippin and her teammates return to action this week at the prestigious Speedo Cup in Long Beach. The Tritons will compete at the three-day event beginning on Thursday, November 19.

 

 

November 7, 2005:

Adnan Jerkovic - Men's Water Polo

The sophomore from Palm Desert, Calif., scored twice to lead the 7th-ranked Tritons to a 6-4 victory over No. 10 UC Davis on Saturday night at the Canyonview Aquatic Center on the UCSD campus. His two goals were a game-high and helped the Tritons close out its regular season with a 22-7 record. He and his teammates will play Sunset San Diego this Friday in a tune-up for the WWPA Championships that will be held at LMU on November 17-19.

 

Lauren Segars - Women's Soccer

The sophomore from University High School in San Diego scored two second half goals to lead the 17th-ranked UCSD women's soccer team to a 4-3 victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills in the CCAA Championship match on Sunday in Turlock, Calif. The goals came within eight minutes of one another and put the Tritons up by a 4-1 margin. UCSD would hold on to capture its fifth league crown in the last six seasons. She and her teammates will participate in the NCAA Tournament this weekend at a site and time still to be determined. The brackets for the NCAA Championships will be announced on Monday afternoon.

 

 

October 31, 2005:

Nicole Courtney - Women's Volleyball

The junior from Spring Valley, Calif., guided the Tritons to a 2-0 record during the week, posting a 3-0 victory over Cal State Stanislaus on Friday night and a 3-1 win against Chico State Saturday evening. The outside hitter posted some remarkable numbers over the two matches, racking up 35 kills and a .375 hitting percentage to go along with 19 digs over the weekend. Her big night came on Saturday when she notched 27 kills and 15 digs against Chico State. She and her teammates return to action at home this week, hosting Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday and Cal State L.A. on Friday. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m.

 

Megan Dickey - Women's Soccer

The junior from nearby Del Mar, Calif., helped the Tritons to a 2-0 record last week, recording a 3-0 win at Cal State San Bernardino on Wednesday before returning home for the 2-0 victory over Cal State L.A. Saturday evening. The center midfielder had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win at CSUSB and returned with another goal in Saturday night's triumph. She increased her team leading points total to 33 following last week's matches, having compiled 12 goals and nine assists on the year. She and her teammates head north to Turlock, Calif., for the CCAA Soccer Championships this weekend. The Tritons begin the tournament with a semifinal match against Chico State on Friday evening at 4:30 p.m. on the campus of Cal State Stanisluas.

 

 

October 24, 2005:

Chris Beetley-Hagler - Men's Cross Country

The senior from Davis, Calif., helped the UCSD men's cross country squad to a third place team finish at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships over the weekend in San Francisco, Calif. His time of 25:56 was the 14th fastest time in the conference, earning him All-CCAA honors. He and his teammates return to action at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships on November 5 in Chino Hills, Calif.

 

Nina Miller - Women's Cross Country

The senior from Maryville, Tenn., helped the UCSD women's cross country team to its second CCAA Championship over the weekend in San Francisco, Calif. Her time of 22:12 was the fifth fastest time in the meet, earning her All-CCAA honors for the first time in her career. She and her teammates defeated Chico State by a wide margin to claim their second league crown in program history. The Tritons return to action as the favorite to win at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships on November 5 in Chino Hills, Calif.

 

 

October 17, 2005:

Tom Caplan - Men's Soccer

The frehsman from Mission Viejo, Calif., netted the first two goals of his career on the Tritons' three-match road trip last week in which the team went 2-1-0. His first career tally came in the 2-1 overtime loss to Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday. He came back two nights later in Chico and scored the only goal in UCSD's 1-0 victory over the Wildcats. He has two goals and two assists on the year in helping the Tritons to a 10-3-1 overall record and a 7-3-1 mark in leauge play which places them on top of the CCAA South Division. He and his teammates return home for a 7 p.m. match with Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday , October 22.

 

Kristin Halvorsen - Women's Volleyball

The junior from Rohnert Park, Calif., made an immediate impact in the Tritons 3-2 come-from-behind victory over 11th-ranked Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday evening in RIMAC Arena. With the Tritons down 2-0, Halvorsen entered the match and directed the team to a 30-20 win in both games three and four. She also orchestrated a 15-11 win in the decisive game five. In the three games she played in, she had 29 assists, 12 digs, seven blocks, three kills and two aces while the team posted a .271 hitting percentage after hitting .188 as a tem in the first two games. She and her teammates return to the road this week for matches at Sonoma State and at Cal State Monterey Bay.

 

 

October 10, 2005:

Brandon Borso - Men's Water Polo

The senior from nearby Carlsbad High School led the 6th-ranked Tritons to a convincing 12-7 victory over No. 12 Princeton on Friday with his four goal performance. Over the last two contests Borso has netted nine goals in the victories over No. 8 Long Beach State and Princeton. He and his teammates are now 18-2 on the season and will participate in the NorCal Tournament this weekend hosted by No. 1 UC Berkeley.

 

Ali Lai - Women's Soccer

The sophomore from Danville, Calif., helped the Tritons to a perfect 2-0 record last week with wins over Cal State San Bernardino and Cal State Monterey Bay at home. Lai netted her fifth goal of the season in the 5-0 win over CSUSB on Wednesday and they came back to score her first career hat trick on Sunday in the 11th-ranked Tritons' 6-0 win over CSUMB. For the season she has scored eight goals and assisted on two others. She and her teammates return to action this week with three CCAA matches on the road.

 

 

October 3, 2005:

Brent Molden - Men's Tennis

The senior from Valhalla High School in San Diego teamed with Eric Rubens to capture the ITA West Region Doubles Championship over the weekend in Pomona, Calif. The duo defeated of Junyoung Kim and Leon So’Onalole of BYU Hawaii in the finals by a score of 9-7. They also posted wins over teams from Sonoma State and Cal Poly Pomona in the earlier rounds. Molden and Rubens advance to the ITA Small School National Championships that will be held at Florida Gulf Coast University on October 13-16.

 

Mimi Hodgins - Women's Cross Country

The senior from Malibu, Calif., paced the Tritons for the third time in as many races, finishing 17th overall out of 309 individuals with her time of 21:08.2 in the 6k Paul Short Invitational over the weekend in Bethlehem, Pa. She guided the Tritons to a 11th place team finish out of 47 teams. She and her teammates will return to action this weekend at the UCSD Triton Cross Country Classic on Saturday, October 8th. The women's 6k race will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the Triton Par Course. 

 

 

September 26, 2005:

Edward Ruhland - Men's Soccer

The senior netminder from Hilo, Hawaii anchored a Triton defense that led UCSD to a 1-0-1 record this past week. He made seven saves in 110 minutes against No. 4 Cal STate Dominguez Hills, helping the Tritons to a 1-1 double OT tie on the road. The lone goal he gave up came on a penalty kick. He came back on Saturday and posted the team's fourth shutout, his second full one, making four saves in the 2-0 win at home over Cal Poly Pomona. For the season, Ruhland has a 0.44 goals-against average, making 30 saves and allowing only three goals in 612:58 minutes of action. Of the three goals he has given up this season, two have come by way of penalty kicks.

 

Mia Shirley - Women's Soccer

The freshman netminder from Healdsburg, Calif., anchored a Triton defense that posted a 2-0-0 record last week. In the first match, Shirley notched her first career shutout with the win, making seven saves while facing 13 CSUDH shots. Just three nights later she picked up her second career shutout, making two saves in the Tritons 1-0 victory over Cal Poly Pomona. On the season, Shirley has a 0.79 goals-against average, having allowed only six goals in her 681 minutes of action. She has made 27 saves in those eight matches.

  

 

September 19, 2005
Jonathan Hopkins - Men's Water Polo
The senior from nearby Crornado, Calif., led 7th-ranked UCSD to an impressive performance at the Southern California Invitational hosted by UC Irvine this weekend.  The Tritons defeated 13th-ranked UC Davis 13-6, 6th-ranked Long Beach State 11-10 and 5th-ranked Pepperdine 10-9.  The lone loss came in a close match against 2nd-ranked UC Berkeley 8-6. In the sudden-death overtime victory over Long Beach State, Hopkins netted the game-winner 23 seconds into the sudden death period.  The goal was Hopkins’ sixth of the game. For the tournament, Hopkins netted 10 goals in four games.  UCSD is now 11-2 overall and owns a 4-0 record in games decided by one goal.

 

Nicole Courtney - Women's Volleyball
The junior from Spring Valley, Calif., guided the 12th-ranked UCSD to a pair of victories over CCAA opponents this weekend. She posted 11 kills, four digs and three aces in the Tritons' 3-0 win over Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday evening. She returned the following night and notched 12 kills and nine digs in the 3-0 victory over Sonoma State. Thus far this season Courtney is second on the team with her 3.22 kills per game average while helping the Tritons to an impressive 10-2 record.

 

 

September 12, 2005
Ty Lackey - Men's Water Polo

The junior from
San Diego helped the 7th-ranked Tritons to a 4-0 record at the Princeton Invitational over the weekend by scoring 13 goals in the four wins. UCSD defeated No. 10 Princeton, No. 15 St. Francis, Gannon and Queens. He also netted three goals in a 15-7 win over Bucknell on Friday afternoon in Lewisburg, Pa., prior to the Princeton Invite.

Alise Malley - Women's Soccer
The junior from
Carlsbad High School scored two goals and had three assists on the week in helping the Tritons to a 2-0 record. She tallied a goal and three assists in the 11-0 win over Central Washington on Thursday evening before coming back with a goal in the 4-2 upset win over No. 2 Seattle on Saturday afternoon.

 

 

September 6, 2005
Matt Davey - Men's Soccer
The senior from Laguna Niguel helped the Tritons to a 2-0 upset over No. 2 Seattle University on Sunday, scoring both goals for UCSD in the victory. For his efforts, Davey was named the CCAA Men's Soccer Player of the Week.

 

Megan Dickey - Women's Soccer
The junior from
Del Mar guided UCSD to an easy 7-0 win over Humboldt State last Thursday, scoring two goals and assisting on one other. For her efforts, Dickey was named the CCAA Women's Soccer Player of the Week.