Thu., Sept. 5---M-Soccer---UCSD at Cal Baptist---4:30 PM
Thu., Sept. 5---W-Soccer---UCSD vs. Seattle Pacific---7:00 PM
Fri., Sept. 6---W-Volleyball---UCSD at Coyote Classic---Noon/5:00 PM
Fri., Sept. 6---Cross Country---UCSD hosts UCSD Opener---4:00 PM
Sat., Sept. 7---M-Water Polo---UCSD hosts Triton Invit.---8:00 AM/4:30 PM
Sat., Sept. 7---W-Volleyball---UCSD at Coyote Classic---Noon/7:30 PM
Sat., Sept. 7---M-Soccer---UCSD vs. Point Loma---4:30 PM
Sat., Sept. 7---W-Soccer---UCSD vs. Western Washington---7:00 PM
Sun., Sept. 8---M-Water Polo---UCSD hosts Triton Invit.---8:30 AM/4:30 PM
FALL TRAINING CAMPS OPEN TODAY; TWO TABBED IN NATIONAL POLLS
Five of UC San Diego’s six fall teams---Women’s Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Soccer and Men’s & Women’s Cross Country---begin practice for their 2013 campaigns today…The sixth, Men’s Water Polo gets started Thursday…Swimming & Diving squads, which compete across the fall and winter quarters, will report Sept. 9.
A pair of teams earned pre-season recognition in national polls…Coach Brian McManus’s Women’s Soccer team, which finished second nationally in 2012, opened up at No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Assn. of American (NSCAA) rankings while Coach Ricci Luyties’ Women’s Volleyball outfit is slotted at No. 22 in the American Volleyball Coaches’ Assn. (AVCA) voting.
Listen to pre-season interview with Women’s Volleyball Coach Ricci Luyties.
Listen to pre-season interview with Men’s Soccer Coach Jon Pascale.
Listen to pre-season interview with Women’s Soccer Coach Brian McManus.
Listen to pre-season interview with Cross Country Coach Nate Garcia.
HALL OF FAMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED
The inaugural class of the UC San Diego Athletics Hall of Fame will be officially inducted at the first annual Hall of Fame brunch, Sunday, Oct. 20, in conjunction with the annual Homecoming Weekend…The Triton Athletic Dept. is scheduled to announce the eight individuals making up the first group this week…The list will be published at ucsdtritons.com as well as on the department’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
UCSD ATHLETES TAKE FOREIGN TRIPS DURING SUMMER OF 2013
Two Triton teams took excursions outside of the country this summer…The Men’s Soccer squad spent 10 days in Argentina, including a training stint at the facilities of the famed Boca club team in Buenos Aires…Coach Chris Carlson’s Men’s Basketball team is still in the midst of a trip to Costa Rica…Both clubs were able to have multiple competitions against local opponents in addition to experiencing cultural and community service opportunities.
For more on the Men’s Soccer trip to Argentina, click here.
For more on the Men’s Basketball trip to Costa Rica, click here.
NEW FACES DOT ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF
Major changes were the order of the day in the UC San Diego Athletic Training Room and Strength & Conditioning area this summer…With the departure of longtime Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Messey, UCSD Assistant Athletic Trainer Vanessa Yang was elevated to the No. 1 slot...Allison Pastor and Wyatt Blue were subsequently named as Asst. Athletic Trainers…Messey has accepted a position with UCSD Sports Medicine and another of his former assistants, Tosh Tepraseuth accepted the role of Head Athletic Trainer at Miramar College.
Meanwhile, former UCSD Assistant Strength & Conditioning Director Myles Cooper has been named as the new Director of Athletic Performance, replacing Rudy Thomas…Cooper has spent the past two years at UCLA.
TRITON TALK RETURNS
The year’s first edition of Triton Talk, UCSD’s weekly online radio show hosted by Craig Elsten, is scheduled to feature interviews with Head Coaches Brian McManus (Women’s Soccer) and Nate Garcia (Cross Country), as well as Men’s Soccer standout Alec Arsht and senior Brittany Lombardi from the Women’s Volleyball team…The show will be posted Wednesday afternoon at ucsdtritons.com.
Triton fans can also click here to check out the website Q&A with senior middle blocker Sara McCutchan, Lombardi’s teammate on the Triton volleyball squad.
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