2017-18 ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

June 5, 2018

Varsity 8 - Rowing

UC San Diego’s Varsity 8 crew competed at the IRA National Championships, advancing to Semifinal 3 before Sunday’s 4th-Level Final was canceled due to weather. The Tritons finished sixth in Friday’s opening Heat 2 (6:09.04), before placing fourth in Repechage 1 (5:51.65) and sixth in Semifinal 3 (6:14.54). The crew consisted of freshman coxswain Kelsey Hirota, Kenneth Padden, Sean Callaghan (pictured), Tazio Capozzola, Steven Bolton, Jason Germain, Greg Coffman, Gabriel Lane and Alexei Sebald.

Cameron Kurz - Baseball

Senior closer Cameron Kurz was magnificent in keeping UC San Diego in the game in last Wednesday night's elimination contest at the NCAA Championship in Cary, N.C. The Encinitas product (La Costa Canyon HS) fired a career-long 4.2 innings, without allowing a run or even a hit or walk, in what was ultimately a season-ending 7-4 defeat for the repeat West Region champion Tritons. Kurz struck out six, and finished the year with 63 strikeouts against only 11 walks, for a 5.73 ratio. Batters hit just .135 against him on the year.

May 29, 2018

Nicholas Rack - Track & Field

Nicholas Rack earned All-America First-Team honors in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships. Rack capped off a spectacular junior season by placing fourth in the national final with a time of 14.06 seconds. The Murrieta native is UC San Diego's all-time record holder and a two-time USTFCCCA All-West Region honoree in the event. Rack joined senior Paul Doan (100) and junior Matt Bowen (long jump) as Tritons who received All-America honors at last weekend's Championships.

Varsity 8 - Rowing

A gutsy performance led to a second-place finish for UC San Diego's Varsity 8 at the NCAA Division II Championships in Florida. A day after winning the Repechage to earn a spot in the four-boat Grand Final, the Tritons stormed from a last-place position to finish second by a bow ball over Florida Tech and Western Washington. The crew of coxswain Juni Kim, Brooke Campbell (pictured), Tonya Khounani, Kyley Jones, Sydney McGuire, Catherine Mosher, Jane Zanteson, Alana Zaleski, and Audrey Ruttan matched a program-best finish for UC San Diego at the Championships.

May 23, 2018

Zander Clarke - Baseball

Redshirt junior rightfielder Zander Clarke led No. 22 UC San Diego to its second straight NCAA West Regional title in Azusa. The Tritons again swept through four games, Clarke driving in 11 runs. He hit .333 (6-18) with three home runs and 16 total bases, slugging .889. Clarke began the regional with a bang, knocking in seven over the first three innings of a 22-3 romp over Point Loma Thursday, on a two-run shot, grand slam and RBI single. He added a two-out, two-run single in the fifth to spark Monday's big rally in the final.

Michael Palos - Baseball

Senior catcher Michael Palos only had two hits during UC San Diego's championship run at the NCAA West Regional, but one was the walk-off title-winner. The Monterey Park product poked a pinch-hit, two-strike, RBI single through the left side of a drawn-in infield with the bases full and one out in a 7-7 game in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday against ninth-ranked host Azusa Pacific. The Tritons had trailed 7-1. Palos also had a pinch-hit, two-out double to spark a seven-run eighth inning Thursday against Point Loma.

May 15, 2018

Zander Clarke - Baseball

Junior rightfielder Zander Clarke led No. 22 UC San Diego to its record seventh CCAA Championship title in Stockton. The Newbury Park product hit .500 (8-16) with six runs, two home runs and team-high nine RBI while slugging .938, as the Tritons swept through four games. Clarke began his week by going 3-for-4 with a double, home run, three runs and three RBI in a 19-1 romp over Cal State LA. He added his 15th blast, a two-run shot in the fifth, in a 5-2 triumph over rival Chico State the next night, and was named Tournament MVP.

Varsity 8 - Rowing

UC San Diego’s Varsity 8 solidified its berth in the NCAA Championships with a dominant Grand Final victory at the Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River outside Philadelphia. Ranked fifth in the country, the Tritons led wire-to-wire, finishing in 6:26.729, more than six seconds in front of second-place Mercyhurst. Rowing for the Tritons were coxswain Juni Kim, Brooke Campbell, Tonya Khounani, Kyley Jones, Sydney McGuire, Catherine Mosher (pictured), Jane Zanteson, Alana Zaleski and Audrey Ruttan.

May 7, 2018

Matt Bowen - Track & Field

Redshirt junior Matt Bowen swept the long jump and triple jump competitions at the CCAA Championships in Turlock for the second time in his career, to earn Field Athlete of the Meet distinction. The Fresno native took the long jump Friday with a season-best 24'9". He won Saturday's triple jump with a personal-record 51'4.25", improving on his NCAA automatic qualifier and No. 2 mark in program history. Bowen now has five individual CCAA titles, having done the double in 2016 as well, after taking the triple jump in 2015.

Tais Marinho-Gomez - Track & Field

Redshirt junior Tais Marinho-Gomez won her first conference title in earning first place in the triple jump at the 2018 CCAA Championships Saturday in Turlock. The product of Sacramento turned in a top distance of a personal-record 40'1.5", moving her from No. 8 in program history, all the way up to No. 2 as just the second Triton ever to leap 40 feet. Marinho-Gomez will compete at this Saturday's Oxy Invite in Los Angeles, hoping to improve her credentials for the NCAA Championships at the end of the month.

May 2, 2018

2nd Varsity 8 - Rowing

UC San Diego's Varsity 2 boat continued a stellar campaign with a first-place effort Sunday at the WIRA Championships on Lake Natoma near Sacramento. The Tritons timed 6:13.49 ahead of their "B" crew (6:17.51) in the same Grand Final. The boat consisted of senior coxswain Lily Ouyang, Anthony Morrell, Victor De Cos, Keith Mielke, Gibb Anella (pictured), Sean Reynolds, Alexei Sebald, Grayson Hanson and Micah Adelsohn. UC San Diego heads right back up to Lake Natoma for the Western Sprints on May 12.

Bennett Bugelli - Water Polo

Freshman goalkeeper Bennett Bugelli collected 22 saves and surrendered just two goals over 56 minutes in three WWPA Championship games, helping lead UC San Diego to a sixth straight conference crown. The La Jolla native was named WWPA Championship MVP. Bugelli made a career-high 13 saves in Saturday's semifinal against Sonoma State, and added five stops without allowing a score in Sunday’s 12-2 title-game triumph over Cal State East Bay. The Tritons are on to the NCAA Championship.

April 23, 2018

Justin Beck - Baseball

Senior second baseman Justin Beck led an emphatic four-game sweep over Cal State San Bernardino, hitting .600 (9-for-15) with 10 runs, three doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI, while slugging 1.400 with a .632 OBP, and also fielded all 20 of his defensive chances cleanly. The Upland product scored three runs and drove in four in each of the final three games. Beck ignited a 19-0 home romp on Friday night with a two-run blast in the second. He punctuated his week with his first two-home-run effort on Saturday.

Robyn Wampler - Softball

Freshman pitcher Robyn Wampler had an incredible weekend at Cal State Monterey Bay, going 3-0 with two shutouts over three complete games. The left-hander posted a 0.00 ERA after giving up just one unearned run over 21 innings. Wampler scattered eight hits, seven of those singles, and struck out 17. She held the Otters to a .111 average and improved to 21-7 on the season. Wampler’s 21 victories are the seventh-most in the country. She leads the CCAA in wins, shutouts (6), saves (4) and strikeouts (144).

April 17, 2018

Tyler Durna - Baseball

Junior first baseman Tyler Durna hit a team-best .571 (8-14) with team highs of five runs, eight hits, four doubles, seven RBI, four walks, an .857 slugging percentage and .632 OBP, in leading second-place UC San Diego to its first sweep of the season, at home over Stanislaus State. Durna's one-out single ignited a two-run game-tying rally in the sixth inning Friday. He bookended the weekend by reaching base in all five trips in Sunday's 9-4 win, going 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, two runs and three RBI.

Natalie Caraway - Track & Field

Junior Natalie Caraway excelled for UC San Diego in its home finale this past Saturday, the annual Triton Invitational. The Granite Bay product placed third overall and was the top non-Division I finisher in the triple jump with her mark of 39'9.75". The personal-record distance improves on her existing NCAA provisional qualifier, and moves Caraway from No. 7 all-time in Triton history, all the way up to No. 2 behind only Whitney Johnson (42'4.25"). She was also seventh in the high jump with a height of 5'5".

April 10, 2018

Paul Doan - Track & Field

Sprinter Paul Doan continued his remarkable senior season, finishing first in both the 100-meter dash and 200 meters at Saturday's Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. The San Diego native set a new school record in the 200, crossing the finish line in 21.10 seconds, which is also a solid NCAA provisional mark that will likely qualify Doan for his first nationals. He ran the 100 in 10.55 to edge the second-place finisher by just 0.02 seconds. Doan also anchored the Tritons' 4x100 relay to a second-place effort in 41.02.

Maddy Lewis - Softball

Junior infielder Maddy Lewis was red hot over the weekend, finishing a combined 7-for-14 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs, as the third-place Tritons split four games at Cal State San Bernardino. She fielded all nine of her defensive chances cleanly at third base and shortstop. The Alameda native had two hits with two RBI and a run scored in the Game 2 victory on Friday, before going 2-for-4 with an RBI double to cap a 6-4 win in Game 1 on Saturday. Lewis ranks third on the team in batting average (.379).

April 2, 2018

Tyler Durna - Baseball

Junior first baseman Tyler Durna had an incredible week as UCSD went 4-2. He hit .364 and slugged .864 with two doubles, three home runs and team bests of 13 runs and 12 RBI. Durna drove in 10 in a 3-1 home series win over CSUEB, highlighted by his effort in a 25-2 romp in the opener. He went 2-for-3 with two home runs, two walks, and career highs of five runs and eight RBI in just six innings, equaling program marks for its Division II era, since 2001. Durna hit a three-run shot in the fifth and a grand slam in the sixth.

Robyn Wampler - Softball

Freshman left-handed pitcher Robyn Wampler tossed a pair of complete-game shutouts as No. 18 UC San Diego won a CCAA series at San Francisco State. In Friday's opener, she scattered four hits and a walk while striking out seven in a 2-0 victory. Saturday's first game saw the Berkeley product take what would have been her first collegiate no-hitter, into the seventh, only broken up by a pair of two-out singles. Her ninth strikeout then ended the contest, a 6-0 decision. Wampler's Tritons are in third place in the CCAA.

March 28, 2018

David Hadler - Fencing

Senior foilist David Hadler wrapped up his career with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Championships at Penn State. He earned All-America honors for the second straight year, in the top 12 among 24. Hadler posted an 11-11 record with 87 touches scored and 85 against. His wins came against fencers from Air Force, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, NYU, Ohio State, Penn State, Princeton, St. John’s, Stanford and Yale. Hadler, a four-time NCAA qualifier, was one of five Tritons that led them to a 14th-place finish in the 27-team field.

Varsity 8 - Rowing

UCSD's Varsity 8 won the DII/DIII/Club Grand Final at the 45th San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay. Coxswain Juni Kim (pictured), Brooke Campbell, Tonya Khounani, Kyley Jones, Sydney McGuire, Catherine Mosher, Jane Zanteson, Alana Zaleski and Audrey Ruttan recorded a winning time of 7:24.447 over the 2000-meter course to come in ahead of crews from Grand Valley State, Purdue, Seattle Pacific, UC Davis, and the University of Calgary Rowing Club. The Tritons had won their heat race Saturday with the fastest time.

March 19, 2018

Edgar Chin - Swimming & Diving

Sophomore Edgar Chin was UC San Diego's top performer at the NCAA Championships, as he won the consolation final of Friday's 100 breaststroke for ninth overall and All-America honorable mention. Chin swam a personal-record 53.72, which keeps him No. 2 on the all-time chart, now within a second of Nick Korth (52.92) as the only two Tritons in history to go under 55 seconds. He was also an All-American on the seventh-place 400 medley relay, with All-America honorable mention in the 200 medley relay (14th).

Alex Rodman - Swimming & Diving

Senior Alex Rodman excelled for seventh-place UCSD at the NCAA Championships. She led off the seventh-place 400 medley relay as a first-time All-American, and added three All-America honorable mentions through consolation wins for ninth. Rodman went a personal-record 1:57.88 in the B final of the 200 back, marking an incredible last race as a Triton. She went a personal-best 55.23 in prelims of the 100 back, and is No. 2 at UCSD in both events. Rodman led off the school-record 400 medley relay in prelims.

March 12, 2018

Eric Tseng - Tennis

Senior Eric Tseng went 3-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-1 at No. 2 doubles with partner Justin Zhang, leading No. 18 UC San Diego to three home wins. The 21st-ranked singles player in the nation, Tseng didn't lose a set in singles play. He lifted the Tritons to a 6-3 victory over 19th-ranked regional rival Hawai'i Pacific by defeating 27th-ranked Benjamin Loccisano, 6-1, 6-1. A native of Irvine, Tseng also racked up wins over Division I Boston University and Bucknell. He has won eight straight singles matches and is 8-1 overall.

Grace Pevehouse - Water Polo

Freshman attacker Grace Pevehouse produced eight goals, one assist and one steal as No. 11 UC San Diego went 4-1, including 3-1 at SDSU's Aztec Invitational. Pevehouse recorded two hat tricks, in an 8-3 win over No. 19 CSUN on Saturday, and a 7-5 victory against No. 20 Harvard on Sunday. The Tustin native also scored in the Tritons' 15-4 rout over WWPA foe Sonoma State on Friday, as well as Saturday's 8-4 win against Bucknell. Pevehouse has recorded 46 total points this season on 32 goals and 14 assists.

March 5, 2018

Christian Oshita - Basketball

Christian Oshita averaged 19.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists over three games to lead UC San Diego to its second straight CCAA Championship title. The junior guard/forward made 51.5 percent (17-33) of his shots overall and 53.3 percent (8-15) from behind the 3-point line. In a quarterfinal win against Stanislaus State, Oshita poured in a career-high 29 points, the most by a Triton in a single game since 2013. He recorded his fifth double-double by grabbing 11 rebounds. Oshita was named the CCAA Tournament MVP.

Ashley Chao - Tennis

Ashley Chao (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) was on fire last week for the 14th-ranked Tritons, going 6-0 by winning all of her singles and doubles matches at the No. 1 spot. The junior collected the victories against 22nd-ranked Point Loma, Division I opponent Villanova and Dominican. Her singles wins vs. the Wildcats and the Penguins came in straight sets. Chao is now 8-3 in singles and 9-2 in doubles (with partner Becky Chou), both team highs for victories. UCSD has won four straight matches and seven of its last eight.

February 26, 2018

Alex Eliopulos - Baseball

Redshirt junior third baseman and La Jolla native Alex Eliopulos led No. 7 UC San Diego (9-4, 5-3 CCAA) to its first CCAA series victory of the season, 3-1 over Cal State Dominguez Hills. He hit .600 (9-15) and slugged 1.467, with a .714 on-base percentage, four home runs, one double, six runs, eight RBI and six walks. He produced back-to-back two-home-run games, giving him three of those already this year. Eliopulos was a perfect 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, three runs and four RBI in Friday's 14-3 home rout.

Bobbi Aguirre - Softball

Freshman catcher Bobbi Aguirre led No. 24 UC San Diego (13-4, 8-4 CCAA) to a four-game home sweep over city rival Cal State San Marcos. The Chino Hills product hit .500 (5-10) and slugged 1.400, belting three home runs with five runs, eight RBI, two walks and a steal. She also fielded all 16 defensive chances cleanly. Aguirre finished 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs and four RBI in Friday's nightcap, a 10-2 rout, lifting the walk-off sacrifice fly in the fifth. She leads the team in batting (.432), home runs (four) and RBI (18).

February 20, 2018

Zack Reuter - Swimming & Diving

Freshman Zack Reuter was the Men's Co-Swimmer of the Meet at his first PCSC Championships, as he helped lead the No. 16 Tritons to a 10th consecutive conference title in La Mirada. The Carmichael native won two individual events, the 400 individual medley (3:56.59) on Friday and the 1650 freestyle (15:56.93) on Saturday, and was also runner-up in the 500 free (4:33.39) on Thursday. In his first-ever PCSC swim, he handled the second leg of the first-place 800 free relay (6:39.81) on Wednesday night.

Ciara Franke - Swimming & Diving

Freshman sprinter Ciara Franke excelled as No. 6 UC San Diego won its 10th successive conference title at the PCSC Championships in La Mirada. In her meet debut, the San Diego product and two-sport standout (water polo) scored points in six events, with wins in the 200 free and all three freestyle relays. Franke turned in personal bests in the 50 free (23.55) while placing second, and in her winning 200 free (1:49.99), the latter mark likely punching her ticket to the NCAA Championships in March.

February 12, 2018

Tyler Durna - Baseball

Junior first baseman Tyler Durna hit .524 (11-21) and slugged .810 with a .615 on-base percentage, all team bests, in leading No. 7 UCSD to a 4-1 record. He scored seven runs and drove in 10, walking five times without a strikeout, and handled all 38 defensive chances cleanly. His two-run home run tied Thursday's opener at Concordia in the third, as he finished 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBI. Durna was 4-for-5 with four RBI in Saturday night's home win over Concordia. He reached base at least twice in all five contests.

Mikayla Williams - Basketball

Redshirt sophomore forward Mikayla Williams averaged 15.5 points and 11 rebounds in two CCAA victories, helping the Tritons clinch the regular-season conference championship for the third consecutive season. Williams posted a double-double in both wins and now has 10 on the season. The Meath Park, SK, Canada, native scored 16 points with 10 rebounds to lead UC San Diego to a home win over second-place Cal Poly Pomona, and followed it up with a 15-point, 12-rebound performance in a victory at Cal State San Bernardino.

February 5, 2018

Alex Okamoto - Fencing

Senior Alex Okamoto led the UC San Diego men’s epee team to impressive victories against defending NCAA champion and No. 1 nationally-ranked Notre Dame as well as Duke University this past weekend at the ultra-competitive Northwestern Duals at Notre Dame. Okamoto, the epee squad captain, recorded a 2-1 record against both schools. On the second day of the event, he went 3-0 against Wayne State and 2-0 against Detroit Mercy and finished the tournament with an overall record of 14-8.

Sherriah Harrington - Softball

Sherriah Harrington batted .583 (7-for-12) with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI to lift the Tritons to a 5-0 mark and third-place finish at the Desert Stinger Classic. Harrington hit a two-run home run in her first career start as the Tritons defeated Academy of Art, and also hit the game-winning homer in the sixth inning against Saint Martin's. The freshman's 1.250 slugging percentage ranked second in the tournament and she also stole three bases. Harrington's performance landed her on the All-Tournament Team.

January 29, 2018

Scott Everman - Basketball

Scott Everman led UC San Diego to two home wins last week that put the Tritons back into second place in the CCAA standings. The Santa Barbara product averaged 23 points, 7.5 rebounds and three assists while shooting .600 (18-30). He shot .417 (5-12) from behind the arc. Everman had the game high of 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting Tuesday against CSUSM, with seven rebounds. He added 22 points, eight rebounds, and career bests of four assists and three blocks, all game highs, Saturday night versus Sonoma State.

Dalayna Sampton - Basketball

Senior forward Dalayna Sampton recorded a double-double in both UC San Diego victories last week, helping the Tritons extend their lead atop the CCAA standings. Sampton finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in an 86-66 win over Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday, and followed it up with a 23-point, 10-rebound, three-steal, three-assist and two-block performance against Sonoma State on her birthday on Saturday. Sampton has scored in double figures in 10 of the last 11 games.

January 22, 2018

Tanner Syftestad - Volleyball

Tanner Syftestad averaged 5.20 kills, 1.90 digs, 1.00 blocks and 6.10 points per set as UC San Diego went 2-1 at home to improve to 5-1 on the year. The senior opposite turned in the match high in kills and points on all three nights. He compiled 14 kills against No. 2 UCLA and UC Santa Cruz, adding four aces in the latter contest. Syftestad capped it off with his first double-double since his college debut, leading all players in kills (24) and digs (career-high 11) while adding seven blocks in a come-from-behind win over Concordia.

Haley Murphy - Swimming & Diving

Senior captain Haley Murphy led No. 6 UC San Diego to a dual-meet victory at No. 13 California Baptist in Riverside on Saturday afternoon, 206-94. She began her day by anchoring the fastest 400-yard medley relay to a win by over five full seconds for 11 big points, and added an individual sweep of the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints. The Napa native capped off the stellar performance as a member of the first-place 800 free relay, handling the third leg. The Tritons wrap up the regular season at USD this Saturday at noon.

January 16, 2018

Christian Bayne - Basketball

Christian Bayne averaged 23.5 points in two more wins for UC San Diego and a share of first place. The junior guard shot .500 (13-26) from the field and .955 (21-22) from the line. Bayne tied a career high with 28 points (10-17) at CSUEB, making all eight free throws and adding four rebounds and three assists. His layup and free throw with 35 seconds left put UCSD back in front for good. Bayne had a team-high 19 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals at CSUMB, hitting 13 of 14 free throws.

Taly Yukelson - Fencing

Taly Yukelson was instrumental in leading UC San Diego to a Western Fencing Conference (WFC) title Sunday at Stanford. The sophomore epeeist posted a 6-1 record against WFC squads, which included a perfect 3-0 mark versus Stanford. The Tritons went 4-0 to earn their fourth-consecutive league championship, recording victories against Air Force, Caltech, Incarnate Word, and the Cardinal. Yukelson rolled to a 9-2 record on the day as she also paced UCSD to a non-conference win over Vassar.

January 8, 2018

Tanner Syftestad - Volleyball

Senior captain Tanner Syftestad totaled 49 kills (5.44 per set) on .361 hitting in leading UC San Diego to two season-opening wins at UCLA's Wooden Classic Tournament. In Friday's five-setter over McKendree, he had 27 kills on .365 hitting, including 11 alone in the Tritons' 29-27 third-set victory. Syftestad added five digs, five blocks and two aces. In Saturday's four-set decision over King, he went for 22 kills, attacking at a .356 clip with seven digs, four blocks and two more aces. UC San Diego is 2-0 for the first time since 1996.

Elee Wong - Swimming & Diving

Elee Wong was a highlight for No. 3 UC San Diego as it went 4-1 in dual meets with Division I foes. Having aided the Tritons to a first win over visiting San José State on Tuesday, the sophomore saved her best for Saturday in Los Angeles. Wong produced a breakout meet in a sweep of host LMU and CSU Bakersfield, with first-place efforts in the 100 back and 100 fly after leading off the first-place 200 medley relay. Her lifetime-best 56.93 in the 100 back was her first NCAA B cut, and moved her up to No. 10 in program history.

January 2, 2018

Scott Everman - Basketball

Sophomore Scott Everman scored 33 points in directing UC San Diego to two key wins. The Santa Barbara product poured in 14 in Friday night's 71-60 home triumph over SF State, adding four assists, three rebounds and a block. He then provided 19 points, thanks largely to 5-of-11 shooting from long range, in a 70-58 victory Sunday at Stanislaus State. Everman also came up with a game- and career-best five steals in that one. He connected on seven of 16 three-pointers, and has at least one make in all 13 games.

Joleen Yang - Basketball

Joleen Yang led UC San Diego to a pair of victories to end the 2017 calendar year and keep the first-place Tritons undefeated in CCAA play at 7-0. The junior guard started for the first time this season in the injury absence of Paige Song, and went for 15 Friday in a 75-67 home win over SF State. Yang then hit for a game- and season-high 20 two days later in a 79-52 decision at Stanislaus State. All but two of those 35 points came on incredible 11-for-16 (.688) shooting from three-point range. She had five assists and just one turnover.

December 26, 2017

Christian Oshita - Basketball

Junior Christian Oshita finished with game highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds in UC San Diego's 65-63 loss at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Dec. 19. He shot 9-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-8 from three-point range, and made both free throws, adding two assists and two steals over his team-high 35 minutes. The performance marked a second double-double this season and third as a Triton for the Los Angeles native. Oshita has started all 11 games and now leads the team in both scoring (16.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg).

Dalayna Sampton - Basketball

Senior forward Dalayna Sampton scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds to lead UC San Diego to a fifth straight victory, 73-63, at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Dec. 19. The Vallejo product shot 9-of-13 from the field, with 15 of her rebounds coming on the defensive end. It was a second straight double-double for Sampton and fifth on the year. She averages a double-double, leading the team in both scoring (14.6) and rebounding (11.4). The first-place Tritons remain perfect in CCAA play at 5-0.

December 18, 2017

Christian Bayne - Basketball

Junior Christian Bayne tallied a team-high 19 points in UC San Diego's 81-73 victory at Cal State LA on Sunday night after an eight-day layoff for final exams. The first-year transfer from Stanislaus State was 10-of-11 from the line and added seven rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes of action. Fourteen of Bayne's points came in the second half, all over the last 10:43, as UCSD led from start to finish after jumping out to a 9-0 lead. Up 76-71 with 40 seconds left, Bayne made five of six free throws to seal it.

Dalayna Sampton - Basketball

Dalayna Sampton produced a career-high 27 points to go along with a game-high 14 rebounds, two assists and a steal (no turnovers in 38 minutes) in UC San Diego's come-from-behind, 60-56 overtime win at Cal State LA Sunday. Sampton took fellow senior Taylor Tanita’s inbounds pass and banked in her layup with less than three seconds left in regulation to tie the game after UCSD had trailed by as many as nine in the fourth. She then opened the scoring in OT. The Tritons (8-2, 4-0) remain the CCAA's last unbeaten team.

December 11, 2017

Christian Oshita - Basketball

Junior Christian Oshita scored a team-high 18 points in UC San Diego's tough 78-76 overtime loss at home to Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday night. The Los Angeles native and second-year transfer from USD connected on six of 15 attempts from the field (.400), including two of six from long range, and four out of six free throws. He also shared the team high with seven rebounds, and added a team-best and career-high-tying four assists, one block and a steal, without any turnovers over his 38 minutes of action.

Kayla Sato - Basketball

Junior Kayla Sato poured in a season- and game-high 20 points to lead UC San Diego to a 76-58 home victory over Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday night that sent the Tritons into final exams as winners of three straight at a perfect 3-0 in league play. The first-year transfer out of Westmont College shot 50 percent (7-14) from the field, making five of eight from three-point range, and knocked down her lone free throw. Sato added three assists, two rebounds, two steals and her first block as a Triton.

December 4, 2017

Tenny Chong - Swimming & Diving

Tenny Chong represented UC San Diego at USA Swimming’s Winter National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. The true freshman out of Arcadia made the C final of the 100 back on Friday, his season-best 49.75 good for fifth in that race and sixth all-time at UCSD. On Saturday, Chong sprinted 44.67, third-fastest in program history, out of lane one to win the C final of the 100 free. He wound up with five season-best swims and his first three NCAA B cuts, entering the top 10 in the Triton record book in three events.

Brooke Abrantes - Swimming & Diving

Junior diver Brooke Abrantes became the first Triton to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Greensboro, N.C., in March, with her performance at San Diego State on Friday. The San Diego native (Santana HS) totaled a collegiate-best score of 286.35 points in the three-meter springboard competition, eclipsing the NCAA standard of 265.00. She will be making her third trip to nationals in as many years at UC San Diego. Abrantes placed second on the three-meter board and fourth on the one-meter (season-best 250.28).

November 28, 2017

Christian Bayne - Basketball

Over two wins at WWU’s Chuck Randall Classic, Christian Bayne led UC San Diego in scoring (17.5 points/game), rebounding (6.5/game) and free throw percentage (1.000). Against the host, the junior guard totaled a season-high 19 points to go along with team and season bests of seven rebounds and four assists. Bayne went a perfect 13-for-13 from the line vs. the Vikings. Against Alaska, he shot .700 (7-10) and pulled down six boards. For the week, he shot .588 (10-17) and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Dalayna Sampton - Basketball

Senior forward Dalayna Sampton helped her Tritons to a split in the UC San Diego Thanksgiving Classic last week, defeating Dominican on Friday before falling just short against No. 17 Azusa Pacific the next day. She shot 52.4 percent (11-21) from the field and 86.7 (13-15) from the free throw line for the tournament, recording 35 points and 18 rebounds and being named to the All-Tournament Team. Against APU, Sampton tallied a team-high 23 points and nine rebounds. The Tritons open CCAA play at home this Thursday.

November 20, 2017

Sam Thompson - Water Polo

Redshirt sophomore Sam Thompson compiled 30 saves and five steals in the cage over No. 12 UCSD’s three games of the WWPA Championship in La Jolla. The Tritons fell just short of a 19th WWPA title and automatic entry into the NCAA Championship, getting edged 9-6 by top-seeded UC Davis on Sunday. Thompson, out of Villa Park, had 13 saves in Saturday’s 11-9 semifinal victory over CBU, and stopped three breakaways and a late penalty shot in the final. He was named to the WWPA All-Tournament First Team.

Megumi Barber - Soccer

Junior forward Megumi Barber scored the tremendous game-winner in Friday night’s West Region final, a 2-0 triumph over 2016 national champion Western Washington in La Jolla. With just 23 seconds left in the first half, Barber drove the ball 25-30 yards before letting loose a right-footed blast from outside the penalty box that the Viking goalie could only tip up against the crossbar and in for the Mt. Carmel High School graduate’s third goal of the season. The score gave the Tritons their first West Region crown since 2012.

November 13, 2017

Christian Oshita - Basketball

Christian Oshita produced two solid performances as UC San Diego opened its 2017-18 campaign at the CCAA/PacWest Challenge in Pomona. Against West Region rival Azusa Pacific, the junior guard/forward scored a career-high 26 points. He was 9-for-15 from the field and netted six three-pointers, also a career-best. Oshita recorded a double-double by adding a game-high 11 rebounds. The next night, he totaled a team-high 12 points and was 4-for-9 shooting in just 21 minutes of play against Dixie State.

Mikayla Williams - Basketball

Mikayla Williams led UCSD to two season-opening wins away from home. The redshirt sophomore had a career- and game-high 22 points against Simon Fraser Friday to help avenge the Tritons' NCAA West Regional loss to end last year. She shot 66.7 percent (10-15) from the field, with a game-high 12 rebounds and two blocks. On Saturday, Williams added a team-high 18 points and career-best 17 rebounds at reigning West champion and 2017 national semifinalist California Baptist, shooting 44.4 percent (8-18).

November 6, 2017

Tejas Gulati - Fencing

Junior sabreur Tejas Gulati won a gold medal in the Senior Saber event at UC San Diego's 22nd annual Bladerunner tournament this past weekend at RIMAC Arena. The tourney's eighth seed, Gulati topped the 70-competitor field, which included a convincing, 15-6 victory over fifth-seeded Antonio Heathcock of Cardinal Fencing Club in the title bout. Born in India, he is a Biology major at UCSD's Revelle College.

Natalie Saddic - Soccer

Natalie Saddic led No. 3 UCSD to a record 11th CCAA Tournament title at home. The San Diego native anchored a 1-0 shutout over Cal State San Marcos in Friday’s semifinal, highlighted by a huge clearance off the goal line in the 63rd minute. In Sunday’s epic final against No. 23 Sonoma State, Saddic headed home the decisive goal with just 34 seconds left in regulation to give UCSD a 4-3 triumph. Already the CCAA Defensive Player of the Year, she added CCAA Tournament Most Valuable Defensive Player distinction.

October 30, 2017

Jonathan Sabouri - Soccer

Jonathan Sabouri produced his first hat trick to lead No. 18 UC San Diego to a come-from-behind 4-1 victory at Cal State East Bay last Thursday. His opener tied the game in the 40th minute, with two subsequent scores early in the second half. The hat trick, the first by a UCSD freshman in at least 30 years, and perhaps a program first, came within a span of just 12:02 around halftime. The Carlsbad native played only 37 minutes and had a game-high four shots. UCSD has stretched its unbeaten run to 11 games (8-0-3).

Micah Hammond - Volleyball

Micah Hammond recorded career-highs with 23 points, 19 kills and six blocks (two solos) to lead UCSD to a home win over Cal State Monterey Bay Friday. The junior middle blocker posted an impressive .607 hitting percentage by making just two errors in 28 attacks. The next night, Hammond totaled 14.5 points on 12 kills and four blocks in a five-set loss against Cal State East Bay. For the week, she averaged 4.2 points, 3.4 kills and 1.1 blocks while hitting .452. Hammond led the Tritons in attack percentage and blocking.

October 23, 2017

Adam Navigato - Golf

Adam Navigato won a tournament for the first time in his collegiate career, topping the 104-player field at the Otter Invitational. The sophomore finished with a tournament-record 199, 17 strokes under par after shooting rounds of 69, 65 and 65. His 199 beat the event’s previous best by nine strokes. A Solana Beach product (Torrey Pines HS), Navigato carded one eagle, 21 birdies and 26 pars with just six bogeys over 54 holes of play. It was the first win by a Triton since October of 2015. He was named the CCAA Golfer of the Week.

Jessica Rieble - Volleyball

Over two matches this past week, Jessica Rieble led UCSD in points (32), points/set (4.00), kills (25), kills/set (3.12), blocks (12) and blocks/set (1.50). The sophomore middle blocker hit .327 overall. At SF State, she posted a match-high 17.5 points with 13 kills and nine block assists. The nine blocks are the most by a Triton in a single match this season. At league-leading Sonoma State, Rieble totaled 14.5 points, 12 kills and three blocks (two solos). Nationally, she currently ranks 22nd in blocks/set (1.24) and 45th in total blocks (88).

October 16, 2017

Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt - Water Polo

Freshman Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt helped No. 12 UCSD win its fourth straight WWPA game last Thursday, beating California Baptist 13-8 on the road to remain undefeated in league play. The Newport Beach product had a team-best four points, scoring three goals and adding an assist, with a .429 shooting percentage, two steals and a field block. The performance marked his seventh hat trick of the season. The Tritons share first place in the WWPA with UC Davis, and host Air Force this Friday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.

Amanda Colla - Volleyball

Over three CCAA matches, Amanda Colla led UCSD in kills (46), kills/set (4.2), attack percentage (.290), points (49), and points/set (4.5). The senior outside hitter established new career-highs with 24.5 points and 23 kills against league rival CSUSB. Both of those totals were also match-highs and the 23 kills were the most by a Triton in a contest since 2015. Against CPP, the Carlsbad native totaled match-highs with 19.0 points and 17 kills. Colla recorded two double-doubles, giving her a team-best 13 for the season.

October 9, 2017

Arman Momdzhyan - Water Polo

Senior Arman Momdzhyan scored a game-high five goals to lead No. 12 UC San Diego to its third win of the season against rival LMU on Friday, this time by a final of 12-8 in league action on the road, to remain undefeated at 3-0 in the WWPA. The effort marked a seventh hat trick in 2017 for the Glendale product. He finished with a .714 shooting percentage and tallied two steals. With the result, UCSD took over the top spot in the WWPA standings, awaiting another road date at CBU this Thursday night, Oct. 12.

Ella Verhees - Cross Country

Senior Ella Verhees took first place overall at the 25th annual Triton Classic on Saturday, lifting the Tritons to a second-place team finish with 58 points, just two behind No. 19 CPP. Verhees finished the race in 22:08.39, which was her fastest time of the season in a 6K competition. The San Diego native recorded her fourth consecutive top team finish, and it was the third time this season Verhees placed in the top 10 overall individually. Next up, Verhees will lead the Tritons into the CCAA Championships in Ceres on Oct. 21.

October 2, 2017

Jonathan Sabouri - Soccer

True freshman Jonathan Sabouri scored his first two college goals to lift UC San Diego to a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory in overtime over No. 17 Cal Poly Pomona at home on Friday night. The Carlsbad product first tapped in the rebound of a saved shot in the 70th minute to tie the game at 1-1. He then volleyed home the winner at 94:09 to cap a beautifully-executed free-kick sequence. The result moved the Tritons into second place in the CCAA. They went on to win Sunday's game over CSUSB as well, 1-0.

Angelica Ramos - Soccer

Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Angelica Ramos kept a pair of shutouts as No. 7 UCSD posted two 1-0 victories to sweep the home weekend. She made two saves against second-place CPP on Friday, and four against Cal State San Bernardino on Sunday. One save in each contest was a big one. Ramos slapped a long-range effort off the post and away in the 83rd minute on Friday, and tipped a hard shot over the crossbar for a corner kick in the 78th on Sunday. Ramos now has seven individual clean sheets in 2017.

September 25, 2017

Nolan Mac - Soccer

Senior left back Nolan Mac produced a game-tying goal and played all 110 minutes of a shutout as UCSD collected four big points out of two tough CCAA road tests. The Laguna Hills native first notched his team-best third goal in the 80th minute for 1-1 at No. 19 Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday, with the Tritons grabbing a shock winner in the 86th. UCSD then played to a scoreless draw at Cal State LA on Sunday. Mac had not scored over his first 35 appearances as a Triton, but has three in seven games in 2017.

Mary Reilly - Soccer

Junior forward Mary Reilly played a role in four of five scores as No. 10 UCSD swept its first road weekend and remained the only perfect side atop the CCAA. She first posted her fifth career multiple-goal game by bagging a brace in a 2-1 triumph at CSUDH on Friday night. The 52nd-minute decider was an incredible individual effort as the Chula Vista product dribbled through several Toro defenders. In Sunday's 3-0 win at Cal State LA, Reilly drew a penalty kick for the opener and assisted on the second.

September 18, 2017

Aren Johnson - Cross Country

Junior Aren Johnson finished in first place among all runners at Saturday's University of San Diego Invitational. Johnson crossed the line in 25-minutes, 20-seconds, which was a full 16 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. The area product (Army and Navy Academy) lifted the Tritons to a second-place showing out of five teams in the event, behind only No. 2-ranked Stanford and ahead of host USD, Southwestern College and San Diego Christian. Johnson earned All-CCAA honors as a sophomore in 2016.

Jordyn McNutt - Soccer

Senior winger and team tri-captain Jordyn McNutt led No. 19 UC San Diego to a sweep of the first weekend of the CCAA season at home. The San Diego native out of University City High School assisted on the final goal of a 3-0 victory over Chico State on Friday night. McNutt then scored the only goal of the game, her first of the year, in the 28th minute of Sunday's 1-0 triumph over Stanislaus State. She now has 16 career goals and 31 assists, fifth all-time in program history. Her Tritons return home on Friday, Sept. 29.

September 11, 2017

Uly de la Cal - Soccer

Uly de la Cal had a goal and two assists as UCSD went 1-0-1 against West Region foes. The senior forward's first goal of the season was the overtime winner in a 2-1 victory at Azusa Pacific on Thursday. He had assisted on UCSD's early opener. On Saturday night, his long throw-in was headed in by Nolan Mac at 87:06 to bring the Tritons within one of Concordia Irvine. Just 30 seconds later, they had equalized from the penalty spot, with the match ending 2-2 to extend UCSD's home unbeaten streak to 18 matches.

Amanda Colla - Volleyball

Amanda Colla was again named to an all-tournament team, this time at the D2 West Region Showcase at Central Washington. As her Tritons went 3-1, the senior outside hitter averaged 4.0 points, 3.5 kills and 4.2 digs and recorded four double-doubles. Her point and kill averages were team-highs. Colla registered a career-high 22.0 points vs. Concordia (Ore.) and equaled career-bests with a match-high 19 kills and five blocks. Against Dixie State, Colla led all players with 16 points, 12 kills, 16 digs and three aces.

September 5, 2017

Pedro Enciso - Soccer

Pedro Enciso began his college career with a pair of individual shutouts as UC San Diego drew at Biola and topped Occidental at home, 3-0. The Tritons outshot the host Eagles on Thursday, 29-9, but Biola had arguably the three best chances to score on the night, with Enciso thwarting two of those in the first half. The Vista product out of Rancho Buena Vista High School finished with three saves, and added two on Saturday, keeping the opposition scoreless over the full 200 minutes. UCSD is back at home this Saturday at 7 p.m.

Amanda Colla - Volleyball

Amanda Colla was named to the Seaside Invitational All-Tournament Team at Point Loma for leading UCSD to a 3-1 start. The senior outside hitter averaged 3.9 points, 3.3 kills and 3.5 digs per set with five aces and seven blocks. Colla recorded a career-high 20.5 points in a five-set win over No. 4 Alaska Anchorage. She put away 18 kills - one short of her best - against the Seawolves and again in a win vs. Simon Fraser, both match-highs. Colla's 13 digs against APU and 15 against Point Loma led all players.

 

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