UC SAN DIEGO ATHLETIC UPDATE (December 10, 2012)
Release: Thursday 12/09/2012 
by UCSD
James McCann and the Men's Basketball team are home this Sunday afternoon.
James McCann and the Men's Basketball team are...
Courtesy: Jimmy Gekas/Sideline Studios
UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sun., Dec. 16---MBasketball---UCSD vs. Pacifica---1:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 16---WBasketball---UCSD at Cal State San Bernardino---3:00 PM

Sun., Dec. 30---WBasketball---UCSD vs. Cal State San Bernardino---4:00 PM
Sun., Dec. 30---MBasketball---UCSD vs. Cal State San Bernardino---6:00 PM


CAGERS HOST PACIFICA SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT RIMAC

Following a two-week layoff for finals, Coach Chris Carlson's Men's Basketball team will be looking to gather some momentum before heading back into the brunt of the CCAA schedule when it hosts Pacifica, Sunday afternoon at RIMAC Arena...The Tritons come into the weekend tilt at 1-5...They have dropped their last four straight, the three most recent by a total of 16 points...Sunday's clash will be broadcast live on ESPN 1700 AM with Jack Cronin calling the action.

Carlson has three players scoring in double figures, seniors Tyler McGrath (16.3  ppg) and Justin Brue (13.7) as well as junior James McCann (11.2)...Brue's 6.2 boards per game is best on the squad while McCann has a team high 27 assists.

WOMEN'S HOOPS SEEKS TO MAINTAIN CLEAN CCAA LEDGER
Coach Heidi VanDerveer's Women's Basketball squad will be aiming for three straight in conference play when it travels to Cal State San Bernardino (2-3/1-1) Sunday afternoon...The Tritons, 4-5 overall after a rugged non-conference slate, began CCAA activity with a pair of home wins over Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills two weekends ago...They are one half game back of league-leading Chico State in the standings.

Still figuring things out to a great extent under its first-year head coach, UCSD is led offensively by senior backcourt duo of Daisy Feder (21.1 ppg) and Emily Osga (14.0)...Osga is the Tritons' top rebounder with 5.3 per contest...Junior Erin Dautremont is averaging 10.6 points and 5.2 boards per outing.

              

NEWS & NOTES
This week's edition of Triton Talk, UCSD's online radio show hosted by Craig Elsten, is scheduled to feature interviews with head coaches Chris Carlson (Men's Basketball) and Matt Macedo (Swimming & Diving) and senior Emily Osga of the Women's Basketball team...The show will be posted Wednesday afternoon at ucsdtritons.com.

When you're ready to do your holiday shopping, don't forget to go to ucsdtritonsgear.com...Run by UCSD Athletics' new online partner Advanced-Online, ucsdtritonsgear.com provides a web-based, on-demand option for Triton Athletic apparel and merchandise...Fans will have access to over 600 products which can be produced and shipped in 24 hours...
Click here to check out holiday sales and specials.

And speaking of holiday gifts, want something unique for the person who has everything?...How about putting their name on a new, navy chairback seat at UCSD's Softball Stadium for just $200...Click here to check it out. 

The 13th annual UCSD Athletic Dept. Blood Drive, organized in conjunction with the American Red Cross, is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the RIMAC Green Room...To make a reservation, e-mail tritons@ucsd.edu with your preferred time options.

The UCSD Diving team will not be competing as scheduled at this weekend's UNLV Winter Invitational...Next up for the Swimming & Diving teams is a Jan. 5 skirmish with Cal State East Bay (women only) and Grand Canyon at Canyonview Pool.

Senior Ellen Wilson, the Defensive Player of the Year in the CCAA, and sophomore Cassie Callahan, UCSD's leading goal scorer in 2012, were both named to the 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America team last week...Callahan took first team honors while Wilson was a third team selection...In addition, both won NSCAA first team All-West Region accolades along with senior teammate Hayley Johnson...On the second team were senior forward Gabi Hernandez and freshman keeper Kelcie Brodsky while senior midfielder Britnee Chesney landed on the third team...UCSD moved up to No. 2 in the NSCAA's final Division II rankings.

Junior defender Alec Arsht of the Men's Soccer team won second team All-Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)...Arsht, who garnered Daktronics All-Region and All-American honors earlier, was a third team All-Region (NSCAA) choice last season.

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