2007-2008 Athlete of the Week Winners

May 5, 2008

Christine Merrill - Track and Field

The sophomore from Bakersfield, Calif., broke two school records over the weekend at the Occidental Invitational.  Merrill broke the 400 meters school record when she crossed the line in 55.20 seconds, finishing in first place.  She also went on to team-up with Katie Skorupa, Kayleigh Knudson and Kelly Fogarty to reset the school record in the 4x100 relay with a time of 46.94.  Both performances were also NCAA qualifying marks.

Michael Benton - Baseball
The freshman from Elk Grove, Calif., went 4 for 7 during the CCAA Baseball Tournament over the weekend.  Benton was pivotal in narrow losses to Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus.  Against Chico State he was 1-3 with a solo homerun in the seventh inning to pull the Tritons to within 2 runs.  He finished the weekend going 3-4 against Cal State Stanislaus in a close extra inning defeat 6-5.

April 28, 2008
Whitney Johnson - Track and Field

The senior from Bakersfield, Calif., was named CCAA Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the second straight season over the weekend. Johnson reset her own school records over the weekend en route to victories in both the long jump and triple jump. Her performance helped the Triton women win their fourth straight conference team title in the process.

Kirby St. John - Baseball
The sophomore from Santa Cruz, Calif., tossed seven innings of four-hit shutout ball as UC San Diego knocked off visiting Cal State Monterey Bay, 4-0, in last Friday's series opener between the two teams. St. John, who later in the week earned All-CCAA honorable mention status, struck out four and improved to 8-0 with the win.

April 21, 2008
Jenny Maze - Softball

The senior from Capistrano Beach, Calif., continued her impressive 2008 offensive campaign this past weekend on the road against San Francisco State. She went 7-for-14 from the plate and helped the Tritons to a 7-5 victory in the final game of the series. Maze went 3-for-4 in that contest, hitting her second double of the weekend while hitting her 10th home run of the season and 35th of her career. She carries a six-game hitting streak and has collected 100 total bases in 2008.

Nathan Phan - Golf
The junior from San Diego, Calif., earned himself an individual bid into the NCAA West Regional scheduled for May 5-7 at Adobe Creek Golf Club in Petaluma, Calif. Phan led the UCSD golfers at the CCAA Championships earlier this week with rounds of 70-74-74, earning a score of 218 and a ninth-place finish.

April 14, 2008

Emily McGregor - Track & Field

The senior from Walnut Creek, Calif., set a new school record this past weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays. McGregor blazed her last lap in 78 seconds to beat the oldest women’s track and field record by a full 4 seconds and securing herself an NCAA Automatic Qualifying bid. That time is the #2 performance at 10,000 meters in all of Division II this season. Her record-breaking run was good enough for fifth place in a very competitive race.

Vance Albitz - Baseball
The senior from Torrance, Calif., registered 4 hits and 3 RBI’s over the weekend helping the Tritons to a split over CCAA front-runner Sonoma State. Albitz was pivotal in Friday’s victory hitting a 2-run triple leading the Tritons to the victory. The split keeps the teams hopes of capturing the regular season CCAA Conference Championship intact with only two more weeks to play.

April 7, 2008
Kelly Fogarty - Track & Field

The freshman from Danville, Calif., blazed to two top-5 finishes over the weekend at the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational. Fogarty took third in the open 100 when she crossed the finish line 12.05 seconds. She followed up that performance with a 24.73 second clocking in the open 200, a mark that is good enough for second all-time at UC San Diego. Both performances also were good enough for NCAA provisional qualifying marks.

Keith Noe - Baseball
The senior from Vista, Calif., helped the UC San Diego baseball team to a 3-1 record over the weekend versus CCAA rival Chico State. Noe had two saves over the weekend running his season total to 11. The wins were pivotal in continuing the teams’ pursuit of a conference championship. The final score in his two saves were both 5-4.

March 31, 2008

Christina Sloyer - Track & Field

The senior from La Jolla, Calif., turned in a phenomenal performance at the UC San Diego Divisional Challenge Track & Field Meet this past Saturday. For the second straight week Sloyer broke the school record. Saturday was slightly different because Sloyer on two separate attempts bettered the school mark. In addition to setting the new school record she also reached the NCAA provisional qualifying mark when she cleared 12’5.5”.

Eric Leserman - Volleyball
The junior from Manhattan Beach, Calif., led the UCSD men’s volleyball team to a split over the weekend against Stanford and Pacific. Leserman’s nine digs against Stanford tied him for the single season school record for digs. The very next night Leserman set the single season record when he posted 15 digs in the five set 167 minute marathon victory over Pacific. The win also sets a single season win record with their 10th victory of the year.

March 24, 2008
Jason Spangler - Volleyball

The sophomore from Thousand Oaks, Calif., came up big for the Tritons this past weekend tallying 54 kills in two games. His performance helped the Tritons upset No.8 UCLA and No.9 UC Irvine en route to being named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week. Spangler hit at a .356 clip, while averaging 5.40 kills, 1.40 digs and 5.85 points per game leading the Tritons to their third straight home victory.

Melissa Ward - Softball

The senior from Yorba Linda, Calif., led the No.10 UC San Diego softball team to a silver bracket title at Mizuno’s Tournament of Champions this past weekend in Turlock, Calif. Ward was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for her 5-1 record over the weekend. She had 43 strikeouts in over 29 innings of work over the tournament and now has 11 wins on the season and 58 in her career.

March 17, 2008

Chris Franco - Baseball

The senior from Chatsworth, Calif., went 6 for 8 during the Triton's double-header versus Sioux Falls on Monday. In the first game Franco hit a home run and had a double on his way to recording 3 RBI's on a 3 for 4 performance. In game two Franco went 3 for 4 again while registering an RBI in the victory for UCSD. His performance in the two game stretch helped the Triton's sweep the visiting Sioux Falls Cougars.

Linda Rainwater - Track & Field

The sophomore from Goleta, Calif., broke her own school record this past weekend while winning the Point Loma Nazarene Heptathlon with 5,057 points, a mark good enough to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet. The excellent performance crushed her school record by 447 points and earned her CCAA Track and Field athlete of the week honors. Rainwater outdistanced herself from the field winning by well over 200 points en route to her victory.

March 10, 2008

Dan Perdew - Men's Swimming & Diving

The sophomore from La Verne, Calif., turned in arguably one of the best performances in UC San Diego Swimming & Diving history this past week during the NCAA National Championship meet. Perdew won both the 50 and 100 freestyle in dramatic fashion beating both school records en route to garnering NCAA male swimmer of the year honors. Perdew’s performance helped secure a top-10 team finish for the Tritons as they placed seventh.

Kendall Bohn Women's Swimming & Diving

The junior from Manhattan Beach, Calif., turned in a gutsy performance this past week at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships when she won the 200 breaststroke. Bohn’s performance helped the Triton women’s squad finish fourth in the overall team standings while she garnered All-American honors in the 400 medley relay (second), 200 medley relay (third), and the 100 breaststroke (fourth). In all Bohn broke three separate school records during her big weekend.

March 3, 2008

Henry Patterson - Basketball

The junior from Oxnard, Calif., turned in three strong performances this week during the CCAA Conference Tournament en route to garnering MVP honors. Patterson averaged 15.6 points per game to go along with 6 rebounds while helping the Tritons win the inaugural conference tournament. The win sends UCSD to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in program history.

Lauren Chastain Softball

The junior from Laguna Niguel, Calif. improved her record to 8-1 when she posted two victories over the weekend. On Friday Chastain struck out 11 batters during a one-hit shut-out victory over the visiting Seawolves of Sonoma State. Chastain closed out the weekend on Saturday pitching a complete game one-hitter. The wins helped secure a weekend sweep for the Tritons as they ran their record to 19-7.

February 25, 2008
Derek Barham - Baseball

The junior from Fresno, Calif., threw a complete game, 2-0, shutout in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at Cal State San Bernardino, giving UCSD a sweep of the four-game series. Barham allowed just five hits in picking up his second win of the year and extending the Tritons' consecutive game winning streak to eight.

Christine Merrill Track and Field

The sophomore from Bakersfield, Calif., won the 100 meters (12.33) and the 400 hurdles (63.50) at Saturday's All-Cal Championships, leading the UCSD Women to their first-ever team title at that event...Merrill was also part of two second place relay teams....In winning the meet, UCSD out-pointed four Division I sister schools--UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and UC Riverside.

February 18, 2008

Anju Shimura - Swimming & Diving

The freshman from Irvine, Calif., took home two first place finishes and helped the Triton women finish third at the PCSC Championship meet in Long Beach, Calif. Shimura posted an NCAA "A" qualifying time of 2:02.24 en route to her victory in the 200 Backstroke. Shimura was also a member of the first place 400 freestyle relay finishing ahead of Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.

Todd Langland Swimming & Diving

The sophomore from Carmel, Calif., notched a first place finish in the 100 free at the PCSC Championship meet posting an NCAA "A" qualifying time of 45.41. Langland was also a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that posted a second place finish helping the Tritons finish second in the overall team race.

February 11, 2008

Vance Albitz - Baseball

The sophomore from Torrance, Calif., helped the Tritons to a perfect 6-0 record last week. UCSD defeated Western Oregon on Monday, Cal State San Marcos on Wednesday and completed a four-game sweep of Grand Canyon over the weekend. For the week he went 9-for-17 at the plate with six runs scored, two doubles, one grand slam and a slugging percentage of .824. He batted leadoff in each game and had a .680 on-base percentage for the week.

Jenni Habib Softball

The junior from Davis, Calif., helped the Tritons to a four-game split with visiting Chico State over the weekend. The UCSD first baseman batted .333 with a double and two RBI over the weekend. She had one run batted in during each of the two victories for the Tritons, including the game-winning RBI in game two on Friday afternoon. She currently leads the team with her nine hits and 15 total bases thus far this season.

February 4, 2008

Blake Meister Men’s Tennis

The senior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., helped the Tritons to a weekend split, winning at UC Riverside on Friday before falling to Azusa Pacific on Saturday. Meister claimed victory in both of his singles matches while combining with Eric Rubens for a double victory over UC Riverside on Friday afternoon. His singles victory at Azusa Pacific was the only point that the Tritons were able to notch against the NAIA powerhouse.

Melissa Ward Softball

The senior from Yorba Linda, Calif., helped the Tritons to a perfect 4-0 record over the weekend at the Best of the West Invitational hosted by Cal State Stanislaus. The left-handed starting pitcher tossed complete games in both of UCSD's victories over ranked opponents. The Tritons beat No. 6 Humboldt State by a 5-2 margin on Friday and No. 10 Cal State Stanislaus by a 9-0 score on Saturday. Ward had 10 strikeouts in the two combined games.

January 28, 2008

Frank Fritsch Men’s Volleyball

The sophomore from Los Gatos, Calif., had two solid outings last week as the 14th-ranked Tritons battled the 13th-ranked University of Hawaii. The first match on Wednesday saw Fritsch post 10 kills, eight digs and two block assists in the four game loss to the Warriors. He would come back two nights later with a career-high 25 kills to go along with four digs, one block assists and one solo block in the five-game loss.

Sydney Gstettenbauer Women's Water Polo

The junior from Ventura, Calif., scored 13 of the Tritons' 39 goals last week during a five-game road trip through Colorado and Michigan. She netted a team-high seven goals in the 20-9 victory over Michigan State. She would go on to add six more goals in the four games of the University of Michigan Kickoff Tournament, as the Tritons played well against No. 1 UCLA, No. 7 San Jose State, No. 11 Arizona State and No. 18 Michigan.

January 21, 2008

Kelvin Kim Men’s Basketball

The junior from Lake Forest, Calif., helped the Tritons to a pair of league wins at home over the weekend, beating Cal Poly Pomona by a 55-52 margin on Friday night before upsetting 5th-ranked Cal State San Bernardino by a 76-65 score on Saturday night. For the weekend he averaged 14.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game while shooting an amazing 54.5% (5-for-11) from long range over the weekend.

Michelle Osier Women's Basketball

The junior from Placerville, Calif., had a big weekend in RIMAC Arena, averaging 15.5 points and 16.5 rebounds per game against Cal Poly Pomona and league-leading Cal State San Bernardino. She had 17 points and 19 boards in the loss on Friday to the Broncos, but came back and helped the Tritons to a 68-60 win over the Coyotes on Saturday with her 14 points and 14 rebounds. The 19 rebounds on Friday tied a career-high.

January 14, 2008

Henry Patterson Men’s Basketball

The junior from Oxnard, Calif., played well as the UCSD men's basketball team won a double overtime thriller on Friday night at Cal State Dominguez Hills befor dropping a triple overtime heartbreaker on Saturday evening at Cal State L.A. The forward averaged 18.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in each of the games, lifting his season averages up to 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game on the season. Those numbers rank him in the top three on the team.

Meaghan Noud Women’s Basketball

The senior from Auburn, Calif., helped the 21st-ranked UC San Diego women's basketball team to a pair of CCAA road victories over the weekend. She scored 24 points in the 65-52 win at CCAA preseason favorite Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday evening and added a team-high 17 points in the 60-59 victory over Cal State L.A. on Saturday night. For the season, she is averaging a team-best 15.5 points per game.

January 7, 2008

Jason Spanger Men’s Volleyball

The sophomore from Thousand Oaks, Calif., helped the Tritons to a season-opening 3-1 victory over visiting UC Santa Cruz on Friday evening in RIMAC Arena. The 6-foot-3 outside hitter had 22 kills and 15 digs while also posted 35 service receptions without an error. Additionally, he added one service ace and one block assist in the 28-30, 30-28, 30-24 and 30-26 victory. He and his teammates will return to action this weekend against BYU at home.

Jennifer Sims Women’s Swimming & Diving

The junior from Santa Rosa, Calif., posted three first place victories in the 131-128 loss to PCSC rival Loyola Marymount on Saturday morning in Los Angeles. She notched victories in the 100 and 200 butterfly events while also helping the 400 medley relay team to a victory. She and her teammates will return to action at home on January 18th with a meet against cross-town rival, University of San Diego, at 1 p.m. at the Canyonview Aquatic Center.

December 3, 2007

Jordan Lawley Men’s Basketball

The sophomore from Lodi, Calif., helped the Tritons to a pair of league wins over the -weekend at home. UCSD posted a 63-60 win over Cal State Stanislaus on Friday evening and a 65-55 victory over Chico State on Saturday night. Lawley averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and went 4-for-6 from long range. He scored a game-high 17 points in the win over Chico State on Saturday and currently leads the team in scoring with his 11.5 average this season.

Michelle Osier Women's Basketball

The junior from Placerville, Calif., helped the Tritons to a weekend sweep of visiting Cal State Stanislaus and No. 8 Chico State over the weekend in RIMAC Arena. The forward averaged 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game in the two victories. In Saturday night's triumph over the 8th-ranked Wildcats, Osier had a big game, scoring 19 points and pulling down seven rebounds to go along with three steals.

November 26, 2007

Andrew Hatch Men’s Basketball

The junior from Chino Hills, Calif., scored a team-high 12 points to go along with four assists in 15 minutes of play off the bench in the 72-62 loss at Grand Canyon University on Saturday evening in Phoenix. Hatch made four of five shots from behind the arc in the loss, setting a new career-high for 3-pointers made in a single game. He and his teammates open up their home and CCAA schedules this weekend against Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State.

Alexis Gaskin Women’s Basketball

The senior from Vacaville, Calif., helped the 10th-ranked Tritons to a pair of victories over Western New Mexico and Fort Lewis at the GCU Classic last Friday and Saturday. She averaged 17.0 points and 8.0 boards per game that included a career-high night against Fort Lewis. In that win over FLC, Gaskin scored 26 points and pulled down 13 boards. She and her teammates will host Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State this weekend in RIMAC.

November 19, 2007

Chance Vermilyea Men’s Water Polo

The junior from San Jose, Calif., scored seven goals over the weekend, helping the 14th-ranked UC San Diego men's water polo team to a 5th place team finish at the Western Water Polo Association Championships in Colorado Springs.He netted three in the opening loss to Air Force on Friday before adding two goals in each of the wins over UC Santa Cruz and the University of Redlands on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Zitin Kachru Women’s Fencing

The junior from Los Altos Hills, Calif., helped the UCSD women's fencing team to victories over Cal Tech, UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton. She recorded a perfect 5-0 mark in the home event on Saturday in the Main Gym as the Tritons defeated Cal Tech by a 24-3 score, Cal State Fullerton by a 22-5 mark and UC Irvine by a convincing 23-4 count. She and her teammates will return to action on January 5-6 at the UCSD Bladerunner in RIMAC Arena.

November 12, 2007

Daniel Perdew Men’s Swimming & Diving

The sophomore from La Verne, Calif., had a solid showing over the weekend in Santa Barbara as he helped the Tritons take on Division I opponents UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly. Perdew competed in four events, finishing the top four in each discipline. He finished 2nd in the 200 free relay while also posted 3rd place finishes in both the 50 free and the 100 free. He also notched a 4th place finish with his teammates in the 200 medley relay.

Kendall Bohn Women’s Swimming & Diving

The junior from Manhattan Beach, Calif., performed well over the weekend in Santa Barbara as she and her Triton teammates competed against D-I opponents UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly. She had two 3rd place finishes on the day, one in the 200 medley relay and another in the 100 backstroke. She also recorded a 4th place finish in the 200 backstroke and a 5th place finish with her teammates in the 200 free relay.

November 5, 2007

Jesse Morrill Men’s Cross Country

The sophomore from Huntington Beach helped the UCSD men's cross country team to a 3rd place finish at the NCAA D-II West Regional in Boise, Idaho over the weekend with his 24th place individual finish, the highest of any Triton this year. His time of 31:44.53 on the 10k course helped UCSD secure its first spot at the NCAA D-II National Championships since 2003. He and his teammates will run in the final event of the year on November 17.

Meaghan Noud Women’s Basketball

The senior from Auburn, Calif., helped the 10th-ranked UC San Diego women's basketball team to a 3-0 record and the Championship of the Inaugural Disney West Coast Tip Off Classic in Anaheim over the weekend. She averaged 13.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals en route to her All-Tournament selection. The Tritons defeated all three of their opponents, Colorado Christian, No. 22 Augustana and Western Washington, by at least 10 points.

October 29, 2007

Nathan Phan Men’s Golf

The junior from Rancho Bernardo was the top UCSD individual finisher at the Sonoma State Inviational last week, finishing in a tie for 15th place with his three round total of even par, 216. During the second round he carded a 3-under par score of 69, the lowest round recorded this year by a UCSD golfer. Thus far in '07-08, he has three of the team's five sub-par round and has a scoring average of 73.0 in six rounds.

Sylvia Schmidt Women’s Volleyball

The sophomore from Cupertino, Calif., helped the Tritons to a split on the road over the weekend, losing in five games to Cal Poly Pomona but coming up big in a five game defeat of No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino. During the two matches she posted 30 kills with only eight errors in 64 attempts for a .344 hitting percentage while also notching nine aces, eight digs and seven block assists against the two CCAA rivals.

October 15, 2007

Blake Meister Men’s Tennis

The senior from Laguna Niguel teamed up with Eric Rubens to capture the ITA Small College Division II and Super Bowl Doubles Championships over the weekend in Mobile, Alabama. The victories propel the Triton duo into the ITA Division I Indoor National Championships on November 1-4 in Columbus, Ohio Meister and Rubens defeated the team from Fresno Pacific for the Super Bowl title on Sunday by scores of 7-6 and 7-5.

Natalie Facchini Women’s Volleyball

The senior fromVintage High School in Napa led the Tritons to a pair of CCAA victories last week, including a 3-2 upset win over No. 19 Cal State L.A. She became the program's all-time digs leader with her 18 in the win over the Golden Eagles on Wednesday night before adding 15 more in the sweep of Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday evening. For her career, Facchini has accumulated 1,408 digs in her 4-year Triton career.

October 8, 2007

Kevin Klein Men’s Cross Country

The junior from Shoreline, Washington, helped the UCSD men's cross country team to a second place finish on Saturday at the annual Triton Classic. He finished 10th individually with his time of 33:58.5 in the team's first 10k race of the season. The Tritons finished only behind UCLA and had the top team score of any non-Division I team at the event. He and his teammates will next be in action at the CCAA Championships on October 20th in Turlock.

Ali Lai Women’s Soccer

The senior from Monte Vista helped the 4th-ranked Tritons to a pair of CCAA road victories over the weekend in northern California. She began the week by scoring both goals in UCSD's 2-0 victory at Humboldt State on Friday afternoon.The goals were her fourth and fifth of the season. She and her teammates played well on Sunday, despite the high heat, in the 1-0 win at Sonoma State, moving the Tritons' record to 10-0-1 on the year.

October 1, 2007

Eric Rubens Men’s Tennis

Senior Eric Rubens teamed up with Blake Meister to capture the 2007 Wilson ITA West Region Doubles Championship over the weekend in Pomona. The win advances the duo on to the Wilson ITA National Championships where they will take on the winners of the seven other regional tournaments. Rubens also qualified for the semifinals in the singles portion of the West Regional, losing to the eventual tournament champion in three sets.

Rebecca Bailey Women’s Volleyball

The junior from nearby Escondido helped the Tritons to a 30-17, 30-23, 30-21 sweep of visiting Humboldt State on Saturday evening in RIMAC Arena. She was the only student-athlete on the court to get into double figure numbers in kills, posting 16 against only five errors for a .324 hitting percentage on the night. She also added two aces, two digs and two blocks to help account for her 19 points scored in the match.

September 24, 2007

Jason Le Men’s Soccer

Newcomer Jason Le scored all three of the UC San Diego men's soccer goals last week, increasing the team's total from two to five on the year. He scored the first two of his Triton career on Friday night against Cal State San Marcos before adding the lone UCSD goal in Sunday's heartbreaking double overtime loss to CCAA South Division leading Cal State L.A. The Vanderbilt transfer has three goals in only five matches this season

Diane Dunn Women’s Cross Country

The senior from Martinez, Calif., helped the UC San Diego women's cross country squad to a fifth place finish over the weekend at the Bob Firman Invitational in Boise, Idaho. Her third place individual finish out of 124 racers on the 5k course came in a time of 18:16.93. Only one Division II runner posted a better time than Dunn on the same course that will be used for the 2007 NCAA D-II West Regional on November 3rd.

September 17, 2007

Daniel Garcia Men’s Water Polo

Sophomore Daniel Garcia helped the 14th-ranked Tritons to a 2-2 record over the weekend at the NorCal Tournament in Berkeley. The 2-meter man scored a pair of goals in the opener against Long Beach State before adding a team-high five goals in the 16-9 win over UC Santa Cruz. He would not score in the 14-9 win over No. 16 Pacific, but would come back with three goals in the ninth place game against No. 8 UC Davis.

Chelsey Campbell Women’s Soccer

Chelsey Campbell helped the 2nd-ranked UC San Diego women's soccer team to a pair of 3-0 shutouts over the weekend against CSUMonterey Bay and San Francisco State. The senior from Rancho Bernardo had one assist in both contests, including a tremendous lead pass on Sunday, leading to the game-winner against San Francisco State. That win gave head coach Brian McManus his 350th career win at UCSD.

September 10, 2007

Jake LeVieux Men’s Cross Country

Jake LeVieux posted an outstanding time of 25:33.0 in the 8k UC Irvine Ivitational on Saturday, helping the Tritons to a 6th place finish out of 20 teams on Saturday. The Carlsbad native was not only the top UCSD finisher on the day, but also the fastest D-II student-athlete in the meet.

Emily McGregor Women’s Cross Country

Emily McGregor led the 14th-ranked UC San Diego women's cross country team to a fifth place finish out of 12 teams on Saturday at the UC Irvine Invitational. The senior from Walnut Creek, Calif., posted a seventh place individual finish, the highest among non-Division I runners in the race, with her time of 18:24.0 in the 5k race.

September 4, 2007

Steven Donohoe Men’s Water Polo

Steven Donohoe scored six goals over the weekend, helping the 8th-ranked UC San Diego men’s water polo team to a 2-2 record to open its season at the Triton Invitational over the weekend. The sophomore from Upland, Calif., helped UCSD to victories over Pomona-Pitzer and Air Force on Saturday, both of whom were ranked in the top 20.

Rebecca Bailey Women’s Volleyball

Rebecca Bailey led the 4th-ranked Tritons to four sweeps at the Honolulu Invitational over the weekend. The junior outside hitter led the team in kills in each of the four matches. For the week, the Escondido native averaged 5.25 kills per game and hit at a .317 clip. Bailey also averaged 1.92 digs per game and had three aces.

August 27, 2007

Daniel Anderson - Men's Cross Country

Junior Daniel Anderson helped the UCSD men's cross country squad to a season opening dual meet victory over visiting Point Loma Nazarene University on Saturday, finishing first overall with his time of 22:22.9 in the four mile race. He was the first of five UCSD harriers to finish in the top seven of the race, giving the Tritons a convincing 15-point victory over PLNU.

Natasha Belak-Berger - Women's Soccer

Junior midfielder Natasha Belak-Berger had a goal and an assist to lead the 5th-ranked UCSD women's soccer team to a 3-1 victory over 6th-ranked Nebraska-Omaha on Sunday evening at Triton Soccer Field. Her goal put the Tritons ahead by a 2-1 margin in the 67th minute while her assist gave UCSD a little cushion at 3-1 in the 81st minute.

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