2008-2009 Athlete of the Week Winners


June 1, 2009

Josh Tanner - Baseball
The senior third baseman had a big week for UCSD at the NCAA Division II National Championships, batting a team-high .556 (10-for-18) in four games in Cary, N.C. Tanner scored three runs, drove in three, and recorded a slugging percentage of .611 for the tournament. The El Dorado Hills, Calif. native had a huge performance in the Tritons' 13-1 rout of No. 21 Dowling on Wednesday, going 4-for-4 with a pair of runs and a RBI.

Trevor Decker - Baseball
While Tanner and the Triton offense were pounding Dowling for a tournament-high 23 hits and 13 runs, Decker was keeping the Golden Lions off balance on the hill, surrendering just one run in a brilliant complete game performance. The senior right-hander allowed just three hits, struck out five and and walked two on the way to his 10th victory of the season. The win propelled UCSD into the NCAA Championship Semifinals.


May 25, 2009

Linda Rainwater - Women's Track & Field
Rainwater was one of three Tritons to win an individual title at the NCAA Championships in San Angelo, Texas over the weekend, placing first in the women's high jump with a school record leap of 5'9.75". She also set a new program standard in the women's heptathlon, finishing third overall with a total of 5,303 points to help UCSD finish third on the women's side. The Goleta, Calif. native won the heptathlon in 2008. 

Danielle Thu - Women's Track & FIeld
Thu also had a big time performance for UCSD, winning the women's hammer throw with an impressive toss of 198'8", which bested the rest of the field by over 13 feet. The Spring Valley, Calif. native not only shattered her own school record of 189'6" with the mark, she also became just the fifth Division II competitor to throw over 60 meters. Thu's toss was the longest throw in D-II this



May 18, 2009

Jill Peacock - Women's Crew
The senior from Nevada City helped the Tritons' varsity eight boat to a third-place finish at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships in Sacramento on Saturday.  Peacock, who earlier in the season helped the varsity eight to a second place finish at the UC Irvine/Long Beach State Regatta, concluded her four-year career on Saturday, having been a part of both the 2007 and 2008 national runner-up UCSD rowing teams.

Robert Sedin - Baseball
The junior outfielder had a huge weekend at the plate, helping UCSD claim its first NCAA D-II West Regional title and a trip to the NCAA National Championships in Cary, N.C. In four games in Oregon, Sedin hit a team-high .533 (8-for-15) with six runs scored, three doubles, and four RBI. He scored the winning run in the Tritons' 4-3 triumph over CSUDH on Thursday and drove in what proved to be the game-winner in the 12-4 victory over Sonoma State in the regional championship on Sunday.


May 11, 2009

Camille Gaito - Softball
The freshman right-hander turned in a gritty performance over the weekend, pitching all three of UCSD's games in the NCAA Division II West Regionals at St. George, Utah. Gaito was outstanding in the Tritons' 2-1 victory over CCAA rival Cal State Monterey Bay, allowing just one run in seven complete innings. For the weekend, the San Rafael, Calif. native allowed six earned runs in 20.0 innings pitched for an ERA of 2.10. She struck out 11 and walked just two.

Vance Albitz - Baseball
The junior shortstop was named the tournament MVP after guiding the Tritons to the program's second CCAA Tournament Championship in Palm Springs this weekend. Albitz batted .578 (7-for-13) in three games during the touney, with five runs scored, a home run, and five RBI. He drove in what proved to be the winning run in UCSD's 2-1 win over CSUDH in the first round and his three-run shot against Sonoma in the semifinals put the game out of reach.

May 4, 2009

Christine Merrill - Track and Field
The junior was instrumental for UCSD at the 2009 CCAA Championships, recording three victories to lead the Tritons to a fifth consecutive conference title. Individually, Merrill won the 400 meter dash (56.22) and the 400 meter hurdles (61.13), while also running the first leg in the 4x100 relay (46.92) that placed first for the Tritons. The Bakersfield, Calif. native was named the CCAA Female Athlete of the Meet for her performance.

Evan Kehoe - Baseball
The junior designated hitter/outfielder had a big week, helping UCSD sew up the program's first CCAA regular season title with a 3-1 series win over Cal Poly Pomona. In four games against the Broncos, Kehoe hit .625 (10-for-16) with seven runs, three doubles, and four RBI. He wrapped up the series with a slugging percentage of .813 and is now second on the team batting .389 this season.


April 27, 2009

Jenni Habib - Softball
The senior first baseman had a huge week at the plate, helping UCSD secure a spot in the 2009 CCAA Championship Tournament with a series split at Cal State Monterey Bay. She hit .500 (6-for-12) for the series, with team-highs of three doubles, five RBI, and nine total bases. The Davis, Calif. native finished 3-for-5 and drove in a career best five runs in Saturday's 10-5 win
and is now hitting .513 over the Tritons' last 12 games.

Matt Cantele - Baseball
Cantele also got it done at the plate over the weekend, hitting .500 (7-for-14) with five runs scored, two doubles, a home run, and five RBI to help UCSD take three of four against Cal State San Bernardino. The senior designated hitter finished the series with a .588 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of .857. His homer in the Tritons' 10-4 win on Saturday was the 53rd of his career, which tied the UCSD all-time mark.


April 20, 2009

Sydney Gstettenbauer - Women's Water Polo
The senior attacker closed out the regular season strong, scoring 11 goals in UCSD's matchups with Chapman and San Diego State over the weekend.
The Ventura, Calif. native racked up a season-high seven goals in just three periods against the Panthers on Friday, guiding the Tritons to a convincing 20-8 road victory. She then tallied four goals in a 14-7 loss to the seventh-ranked Aztecs in the Harper Cup on Saturday, bringing her season goal total to 72.

Naveen Dixit - Men's Tennis
Dixit had a perfect week, winning all four of his matches to help the Tritons record road victories at Sonoma State and UC Santa Cruz to wrap up the regular season. Playing at No. 3 singles, the sophomore defeated Sonoma's Andrew Khuri-Yakub 6-3, 6-2 on Friday and posted a 6-0, 6-4 win over UCSC's Max Ortix on Saturday. He teammed with Sam Ling to win both of their doubles matches for the week. UCSD won both matchups 5-4. 


April 13, 2009

Laiah Blue - Track & Field
The senior hurdler had a excellent performance at the UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational, posting an NCAA national qualifying mark in the women’s 100-meter hurdles invite with a time of 13.97. The El Cajon, Calif. native also recorded a provisional qualifying mark in the 400 hurdles with a time of 61.61 and ran the last leg of the women’s 4x100 relay, helping the squad set a new school record in the event with a time of 46.75.

Vance Albitz - Baseball
The junior shortstop was locked in at the plate over the weekend, helping UCSD to a series sweep over Grand Canyon. In three games, he hit an incredible .846 (11-for-13) with seven runs scored, three doubles, a triple, three RBI, and a pair of stolen bases. The Torrance, Calif. native recorded an on-base percentage of .867 against the Antelopes and finished the series slugging 1.231.


April 6, 2009

Kris Lesovsky - Softball
The sophomore outfielder had a monster week at the plate, leading UCSD to the Bronze Bracket championship at the 2009 Tournament of Champions Presented By Mizuno. In six games in Turlock, Lesovsky hit an amazing .824 (14-for-17) with a double, two home runs, four walks, 10 runs scored and eight runs batted in. The Simi Valley, Calif. native had on-base percentage of .826 for the weekend and was crowned the TOC individual batting champion.

Casey Ryan - Track & Field
Ryan set a new school record in the men's high jump during a dominant performance for the Tritons at the inaugural Cal State San Marcos Mangrum Invitational on Saturday. The Jackson, Calif. native won the event with a leap of 7'0.25", becoming the first player in program history to notch a jump above seven feet. He eclipsed Kevin Beeman's mark of 6'11 set in 2005.


March 30, 2009

Lauren Chastain - Softball
The senior right-hander was brilliant in two starts against Chico State over the weekend, helping UCSD record its first four-game sweep in conference play this season. The Laguna Niguel, Calif. native went the distance in games one and three against the Wildcats, allowing just one earned run in 14 innings pitched for an ERA of .50. Chastain struck out nine and walked six, while posting an opponents’ batting average of .255.

Garrett Imeson - Baseball
The senior second baseman hit .474 (9-for-19) with four doubles and five RBI, helping the Tritons to a four-game sweep of visiting San Francisco State over the weekend. The Stockton, Calif. native had multiple hits in three of the four games, including a four hit game in the series opener. He  became UCSD's all-time career hits leader with hit No. 258 in the first inning of Sunday’s 8-7 win. 


March 23, 2009

Pilar Alicea - Women's Fencing
The junior had a strong performance at the 2009 NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships in University Park, Pa., registering 11 victories over two days of competition in women's foil to place 12th overall individually. The San Francisco native scored 80 total touches in the event and took home All-American honors for her performance, helping the Tritons to a 17th place finish as a team.

Ben Dorn - Men's Fencing
Dorn led the way for the men at the NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships, recording a team-high 13 victories in men's foil. The sophomore native of Redwood City, Calif. wrapped up the competition with a total of 85 touches scored and placed ninth overall individually to earn All-American accolades. Dorn's performance had UCSD in 14th place after the men's competition.


March 16, 2009

Kendall Bohn - Women's Swimming
The senior defended her title in the 200 meter breaststroke
at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving National Championships in Houston over the weekend. After finishing as the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke on Friday, the Manhattan Beach native came back to win the 200 on Saturday, clocking in at 2:15.55. Bohn and the Triton women matched their best ever finish at the D-II level, finishing third with 425 points over four days of competition. 

Trevor Decker - Baseball
The senior right-hander turned in a stellar performance against No. 1 Cal State Stanislaus on Saturday, tossing a no-hitter in UCSD's 6-0 win. The Palo Cedro native finished with three strikeouts, allowed just two baserunners, and retired the final 20 batters in order in a dominant effort on the hill. Decker and the Tritons swept the weekend series with the top-ranked Warriors, 4-0. 


March 9, 2009

Kelly Fogarty - Women's Track & Field
The sophomore sprinter had an impressive showing at the San Diego City Collegiate Championships on Saturday, helping the Triton women to their third straight team victory to begin the season. Fogarty won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.30 and finished second behind teammate Christine Merrill in the 200-meter run. She was also part of the women's relay team the placed first in the 4 x 100 relay. 

Fred Cook - Men's Track & Field
The junior turned in an solid showing for the throws team, helping the Triton men beat out Point Loma Nazarene and Cal State San Marcos to capture the men's city championship. Cook was a double-winner in both the men's hammer throw and shot put, recording marks of 169'3" and 52'.5", respectively. The native of Anderson, S.C. also finished third in the discuss with a distance of 136'10".


March 2, 2009

Anita Athavale - Women's Tennis
The junior transfer from UC Davis had a big week, helping the Tritons earn victories over CCAA opponents
Cal State Stanislaus and Sonoma State. Athavale went undefeated on UCSD's road trip, outlasting the 22nd-ranked Warriors' Katie Eng at No. 3 singles 7-5, 4-6, 11-9 and recording a 6-4, 6-2 singles win over the Seawolves' Molly Maguire. She also teamed with Natalie Varnay to post consecutive victories at No. 2 doubles play.

Evan Kehoe - Baseball
The sophomore first baseman had a least two RBI in each of UCSD's four games against CCAA foe Cal State L.A., helping the Tritons take the series, 3-1. Kehoe had hits in 10 of his first 13 at-bats and batted .646 (11-17) for the weekend with two doubles, a homerun, and 11 RBI. The San Diego native had a .684 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of .941 for the week. 


February 23, 2009

Alexandra Henley - Women's Swimming
The freshman had a huge performance at the PCSC Championships over the weekend, helping UCSD capture its second straight conference title with a total of 1,403 points. Henley won both the 400 IM and 200 backstoke events and finished second in the 200 IM. She was also part of the winning 400 medley relay team and the second-place 800 free relay team that set a new school record of 7:27.60 in Long Beach, Calif.

Daniel Perdew - Men's Swimming
The Triton men also brought home a second consecutive PCSC Championship on Saturday and it was Perdew leading the charge. The junior won the 50 free and 100 free events and finished second in the 100 fly. He was also part of the victorious 200 free relay squad, the second-place 400 free relay team, and the 200 medley relay group that set a new UCSD record with a time of 1:31.37.


February 16, 2009

Nicole Saari - Softball
The junior catcher hit .368 last week, helping UCSD to a 4-2 mark in a CCAA series against San Francisco State and two games at the CSUSB Regional Preview Tournament. Saari led the team with six runs scored and finished with three doubles and four RBI in the six games. She scored the the tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning of UCSD's come-from-behind win over the Gators on Saturday as the Tritons won the series, 3-1.

Will Ehrman - Men's Volleyball
The sophomore outside hitter was was named the Hall of Fame Morgan Classic Tournament MVP over the weekend after leading the Tritons to wins over Saint Francis and No. 11 George Mason.  Ehrman had 18 kills against two errors and hit at a .571 clip against SFU. He was equally impressive the next night, finishing with 14 kills against one error and hit .481.  Ehrman also added four service aces and 15 combined digs.


February 9, 2009

Kris Lesovsky - Softball
The sophomore outfielder hit .600 at the Best of the West Invitational, helping the Tritons win three out of their four games to start the season. Lesovsky, a transfer from Florida Tech, had at least one hit in all four games and finished the tournament 6-for-10 with three walks, two runs scored, two RBI and an on-base percentage of .692. The Simi Valley, Calif. native was named to the Big West Invite All-Tournament team for her performance.

Tim Shibuya - Baseball
The sophomore right-hander was dominant in his first collegiate start, earning the win in UCSD's 4-1 triumph over Point Loma Nazarene on Wednesday. The Jackson, Wyo. native went 6.2 shutout innings, allowed four hits, walked none and struck out three, holding down a Sea Lion offense that had scored 35 runs in its previous four games. Shibuya retired 23 of the 26 batters he faced and got 11 ground ball outs in the victory.


February 2, 2009

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball
Carlisle averaged 26.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.5 steals in leading first place UCSD to a pair of overtime victories on the road last week.
The freshman guard scored 23 points, collected three boards and dished out four assists against Sonoma State on Friday and also hit the game-tying shot to send the contest into OT. At Humboldt State the next night, Carlisle scored a career-high 30 points -- including the game-winner at the buzzer -- hauled in seven rebounds, totaled two assists and had five steals.

Phil Bannan - Men's Volleyball
Bannan helped lead the Tritons to a 2-1 mark last week, including wins over Division-I opponents Princeton and Pacific.  The sophomore setter directed the UCSD offense to a .314 team hitting percentage for the week, with 141 assists, 16 digs, four blocks and three aces. The Newport Beach, Calif. native helped guide UCSD to sweeps in both matches. UCSD also lost to No. 6 Stanford in four sets.


January 26, 2009

Alexis Gaskin - Women's Basketball
Gaskin averaged 15.5 points and 9.0 rebounds, while shooting 52.4% from the field last week, leading first place UCSD to wins over Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State. After tallying 10 points and five boards in the win over the Warriors, Gaskin turned in a huge performance against the Wildcats the next night, finishing with game-highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds. The senior center finished 8-of-13 from floor and 5-of-6 at the line for her second double-double of the season.

Kelvin Kim - Men's Basketball
Kim posted averages of 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 steals last week, guiding the Tritons to a pair of important conference wins over Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State. The senior guard finished with eight points, four boards, and a game-high six assists against the Warriors on Friday, before erupting for 22 points on 7-for-11 shooting against the Wildcats the next night. He also finished with five assists and three steals.


January 19, 2009

Anju Shimura - Women's Swimming
The sophomore had a huge hand in UCSD's dramatic 152-146 victory over the University of San Diego on Saturday, posting an individual win in the 200 meter backstroke with a time of 2:06.33. Shimura also teamed with Ashtyn Douglas, Aubrey Panis, and Shannon Sidmonds to post a victory in the 400 free relay, clocking in at 3:31.33. The Tritons' 'A' and 'B' relay teams finished first and second in the event to record the team victory for

Shane Poppen - Men's Basketball
The senior forward averaged 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds last week, helping the Tritons defeat Cal State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State on the road. Poppen finished with just seven points in the win over the Otters on Friday, but he hauled in 11 rebounds, three assists, and three steals. The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native turned in a huge performance against the Gators on Saturday, scoring a career-high 18 points to go with nine boards.


January 12, 2009

Michelle Osier - Women's Basketball
Osier led UCSD to a pair of road wins over San Bernardino and Pomona last week to claim sole possession of first place in the CCAA standings. She tallied 15 points, nine rebounds, and two steals against the Coyotes and then recorded her fifth double-double of the season the next night, finishing with 24 points and 10 boards against the Broncos. For the week, Osier averaged 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals, while shooting 44% from the field.

Daniel Perdew - Men's Swimming
The junior turned in a strong performance in UCSD's final home meet of the season Sunday, picking up a pair of individual victories to help guide the Tritons to a convincing 174-24 win over Grand Canyon. Perdew won both the 50 and 100 meter free events, clocking in with times of 21.20 and 47.14, respectively. He then teammed with Tom Langland, Sam Stromberg, and Blake Langland to post a win in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:25.01.


January 5, 2009

Annette Ilg - Women's Basketball
The junior guard averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 steals last week, leading UCSD to a pair of conference victories over Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills. She scored 15 points and finished with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the victory over the Golden Eagles on Friday and tallied 14 points, four boards, four assists, and three thefts to help UCSD defeat the Toros on Saturday.

Kelvin Kim - Men's Basketball
Kim averaged a team-high 15.0 points and 3.0 assists last week, helping UCSD earn a split against CCAA foes Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills. On Friday, he finished with 16 points against the Golden Eagles, leading the Tritons to a 68-64 victory. Kim scored a game-high 14 points in a losing effort against the Toros the next night, as UCSD saw it’s season-long five game winning streak come to an end.


December 15, 2008

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball
Carlisle had an impressive outing in just her second game as a Triton, finishing with 17 points on 4-of-9 shooting on Saturday. After hitting just 1-of-7 three-point attempts in her season debut Friday night, the Agoura Hills, Calif. native finished 3-for-6 from the beyond the arc while also leading UCSD with five assists.
Her execution helped the Tritons hand nationally-ranked Drury University their worst loss in school history.

Alan Husted - Men's Basketball
Husted finished the weekend averaging 14 points while hitting 7 of his 13 three-point attempts.  His performance was key in helping the Triton's extend their four-game winning streak.  Friday Husted scored 9 points all on three's and on Saturday he went for a game-high 19 while also registering 6 rebounds and 2 steals in the victory over Grand Canyon University at the CCAA-PacWest Shootout held in Las Vegas, Nevada.


December 8, 2008

Erin Noonan - Women's Basketball
Noonan averaged 11.5 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.5 steals over the weekend, leading UCSD to wins over Humboldt State and Sonoma State to begin CCAA play. She finished with 10 points, three assists, and two steals in the Tritons' win over the Lumberjacks on Friday and tallied a season-high 13 points to go with two assists and three steals in UCSD's triumph over the Seawolves on Saturday. Noonan has scored in double figures in each of the last three games.

Shane Poppen - Men's Basketball
Poppen provided a huge lift off the bench last week, helping UCSD defeat Humboldt State and Sonoma State in the first week of conference play. The senior forward scored a season-high 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go with a game-high eight rebounds in the Tritons' win over the Lumberjacks and then finished with 11 points and seven boards the next night against the Seawolves. He shot 64% for the week, hitting nine out of 14 shots. 


December 1, 2008

Michelle Osier - Women's Basketball
Osier averaged 18.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.0 steals over the weekend, leading UCSD to a perfect 3-0 record at the Mt. McKinley Bank North Star Invitational in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Placerville, Calif. native finished with 18 points, seven boards, and three steals in the Tritons’ 65-59 win over No. 17 Holy Family and notched her second double-double of the season, tallying 18 points and 11 rebounds in UCSD’s 67-56 triumph over host Alaska on Saturday.

Jordan Lawley - Men's Basketball
Lawley had a pair of big games last week, leading UCSD to a two-game split at the Notre Dame de Namur Thanksgiving Tournament. He racked up 17 points, four boards, and three assists in the Tritons' 76-53 win over the Argonauts on Friday before erupting for a career-high 31 points in a losing effort against Central Washington on Saturday. Lawley averaged 24.0 points to go with 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the two games in Belmont. 


November 24, 2008

Bre Schofield - Cross Country
Schofield capped off a tremendous freshman campaign on Saturday, finishing 22nd overall at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Slippery Rock, Pa. Representing UCSD as an individual, the Carlsbad native battled snow storms and temperatures in the mid-20s to finish the 6k women's race with a time of 22.19 - UCSD's highest finish since 2002. She also took home All-American honors by virtue of her top 25 finish in the race. 

Adnan Jerkovic - Men's Water Polo
Jerkovic was instrumental in leading UC San Diego to the Western Water Polo Association Championship game against Loyola Marymount on Sunday. The Palm Desert native tallied seven goals in three matches for the Tritons during the tournament, including four scores in UCSD's 10-9 victory over UC Davis in the semifinals on Saturday. An WWPA All-Tournament Team selection, he finished with one goal in the 12-10 loss to LMU in Sunday's title match.    


November 17, 2008

Leilani Martin - Women's Basketball
The junior guard was outstanding in her regular season debut for the Tritons, tallying 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals to help lead UC San Diego to a 71-61 victory over visiting Dixie State College in the team’s season opener Sunday afternoon at RIMAC Arena. A transfer from Foothill College, Martin was a very efficient 5-of-7 from the field and also recorded a blocked shot in 35 minutes in her first game at UCSD.

Steven Hardy - Men's Swimming
The senior swimmer had a strong performance against Division I foe UC Santa Barbara last Friday, recording a pair of second place finishes individually to pace the Triton men. The Salt Lake City native was the runner-up in both the 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley against the Gauchos, recording a time of 1:56.04 in the back and 1:59.35 in the IM event, respectively. Hardy was one of six UCSD swimmers to place second in an event on the day.    


November 10, 2008

Natasha Belak-Berger - Women's Soccer
The senior forward led UCSD to the program's seventh CCAA Tournament Championship over the weekend, registering a goal and an assist in the 3-1 win over CSUDH in Sunday's title match. She connected with Anne Wethe for the Tritons' first goal in the 10th minute and converted a PK at the 67:52 mark to put the game out of reach. The Thousand Oaks, Calif. native also made two successful PKs in the semifinal win over San Francisco State on Friday.

Jake LeVieux - Cross Country
The senior runner paced the Tritons at the 2008 NCAA Division II West Regional on Saturday, finishing 14th overall with a time of 33:41.1 on his home course. LeVieux not only earned All-Region accolades for his performance, he also qualfied for the D-II National Championships as an individual and will go on to compete in the national meet on Saturday, November 22, in Slippery Rock, Pa. He has been UCSD's top runner in five out of seven races in 2008. 


November 3, 2008

Rebecca Bailey - Women's Volleyball
Bailey earns AOW honors for the second week in a row after helping UCSD to a big split against two ranked opponents on the road last week. In a win over Cal Poly Pomona, Bailey delivered 23 kills on .310 hitting, helping the Tritons defeat the Broncos in five sets. The following night she recorded 15 kills on .281 hitting in a loss to No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino. The senior outside hitter averaged 4.75 kills per set and a .300 hitting efficiency for the week.

Daniel Garcia - Men's Water Polo
Garcia's offense helped the eighth-ranked Tritons to a pair of comfortable victories over WWPA foes UC Santa Cruz and Pomona Pitzer at Canyonview Pool on Sunday. The San Dimas, Calif. native scored five goals in the 19-8 victory over the Banana Slugs and then added four more in the Trltons' 13-6 win over the Sagehens later in the day. With nine goals for the week, Garcia now has a total of 45 goals in 2008, which ranks fourth on the team.


October 27, 2008

Rebecca Bailey - Women's Volleyball
The senior outside hitter had an outstanding week, leading the 16th-ranked Tritons to a pair of home victories over San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay. Against the Gators on Friday, Bailey recorded a season-high 28 kills, seven digs, and two blocks as UCSD came back from a 2-1 deficit to win the match in five sets. The next night, she led the team with 14 kills on .387 hitting to propel the Tritons to a convincing three-set sweep of the Otters.

Tony Fernandez - Men's Soccer
The senior forward takes home AOW honors for the second week in a row after a big performance in UCSD's 5-0 rout of Seattle Pacific Saturday night. Fernandez scored the eventual game-winner at the 27:02 mark and then added his second goal of the match in 56th minute to guide the Tritons to their most lopsided victory of the season. The San Diego native has scored three of the team's last six goals and leads the squad with five scores in 2008.


October 20, 2008

Jessica McGovern - Women's Soccer
The senior goalkeeper recorded her seventh shutout of the season on Sunday, holding visiting Cal State L.A. scoreless in 110 minutes of play. On Wednesday, the Reseda, Calif. native helped guide UCSD to a huge 2-1 win at Cal State Dominguez Hills, allowing just one goal against the 20th-ranked Toros. The Tritons claimed sole possession of first place in the CCAA South Division with the victory. McGovern leads the conference with a GAA of 0.55 in 2008.   

Tony Fernandez - Men's Soccer
The senior forward scored the only goal of the match to lead UC San Diego past No. 4 Cal State L.A. Sunday afternoon at Triton Soccer Field. The San Diego native punched a shot past Golden Eagle keeper Tobias Hummel at the 82:02 mark for his team-leading third goal of the season. Tom Caplan and Tony Choi set up the play and both were credited with assists. Sunday's victory marked UCSD's first win over a ranked opponent this season. 


October 13, 2008

Elaine Chen - Women's Volleyball
The junior setter helped guide UCSD to home victories over Sonoma State and Humboldt State last weekend, averaging 11.57 assists and 2.86 digs, while hitting .636 for the week. Against the Seawolves, she recorded 45 assists, two aces, six digs and led the Triton offense to a .408 hitting percentage. The next night against the Lumberjacks, Chen recorded 36 assists, two aces, 14 digs, and five kills to help UCSD claim a tie for first place in the CCAA.

A.J. Kotanjian - Men's Water Polo
The senior utility player had a huge week for the Tritons, scoring a total of 13 goals at the prestigious Southern California Tournament. On day one, he put in the game-winner with 40 seconds remaining to lead UCSD past No. 10 Long Beach State and then added three goals in the Tritons' bout with second-ranked UCLA. The Whittier, Calif. native totalled eight goals on day two as UCSD defeated No. 7 UC Santa Barbara 12-11 in overtime to finish seventh in the tourney.


October 6, 2008

Natasha Belak-Berger - Women's Soccer
The senior forward scored three of the Tritons’ five goals over the weekend to lead UCSD to a pair of victories over No. 12 Sonoma State and Humboldt State. In Friday’s comeback win over the Seawolves, she tied the score with a PK in the 69th minute and then netted the golden goal in OT, as the Tritons reclaimed first place in the CCAA South Division. Belak-Berger also scored UCSD’s second goal in 74th minute of the 3-0 rout over the Lumberjacks on Sunday.

Jake LeVieux - Cross Country
The senior runner was UCSD’s top individual finisher in Saturday’s SRU Pre-National Invitational, finishing fourth overall to pave the way for a Tritons' team title at the course that will serve as the site of the NCAA D-II Championships in November. LeVieux has now been UCSD’s top finisher on the men’s side in each of the last three races and has placed in the top five overall three times in 2008. As a team, the Tritons have won three of their four events this season.


September 29, 2008

Sylvia Schmidt - Women's Volleyball
The junior middle blocker helped lead the Tritons to a pair of five-set victories over ranked opponents last week, including a win over No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino on Friday. Schimdt had 11 kills three of which came in the decisive fifth set three aces, and three digs, while hitting at .375 clip against the Coyotes.  The following night against No. 20 Cal Poly Pomona, the Cupetino, Calif. native posted  18 kills on .410 hitting with three aces, three digs, and five blocks.

Jared Kukura - Men's Soccer
The sophomore defender netted the game winner in UCSD’s 3-0 victory over visiting Cal Poly Pomona on Friday, slipping a header past the Bronco’s keeper in the 30th minute. After senior forward Tony Fernandez’s bicycle kick was punched out of the net, the ball hung in the air long enough for Kukura to get a head on it and knock it into the right side of the goal for the early 1-0 lead. The San Diego native has two goals on the season, second on the squad.  


September 22, 2008

Remy Hitt - Women's Soccer
The sophomore midfielder scored two goals last week to lead No. 25 UCSD to a 3-2 home victory over Cal State Dominguez Hills on Wednesday and a 2-0 win at Cal State L.A. Friday. Hitt scored the Tritons' first goal in each contest, including the game winner vs. CSULA as she broke free from her defender and tapped the ball into the right corner of the net. Hitt's scores were her second and third of 2008, after tallying one during her freshman campaign a year ago.

Jake LeVieux - Cross Country
The senior was UCSD’s top overall finisher at the CSUSB Coyote Invitational Saturday, crossing the finish line second overall with a time of 25:32. The Carlsbad, Calif. native led five Triton runners that finished in the Top 10 in the men’s race, propelling UCSD to a team title for the second time in three events in 2008. LeVieux has been the Tritons’ fastest runner in each of the last two competitions and has finished in the squad’s top two in all three events this season.  


September 15, 2008

Hillary Williamson - Women's Volleyball
The freshman outside hitter helped the 15th-ranked Tritons to a weekend split averaging 2.67 kills per set on .277 hitting. Williamson also added 1.83 digs per set and 0.67 blocks per set. The Orange, Calif. native had eight kills, five digs, and two blocks against Cal State L.A. and recorded eight kills against one error on .368 hitting with six digs and two blocks in the win over Cal State Dominguez Hills. UCSD is now 7-2 in 2008.

Tom Caplan - Men's Soccer
The senior forward totaled three points last weekend, including a game-winning goal on the road against San Francisco State Friday. Caplan scored the sixth goal of his career in the 64th minute, propelling the Tritons to a 1-0 win. He then assisted on UCSD's first score in a 2-1 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay Sunday. With two victories to open CCAA play, he has helped guide UCSD to a 5-0 start to the season -- the program's best since 2000.


September 8, 2008

Rebecca Bailey - Women's Volleyball
The senior outside hitter led the Tritons to a 4-0 mark at the Triton Invitational last week. A native of Escondido, Calif., Bailey averaged 4.36 kills per game, 2.36 digs per game and 0.71 blocks per game for the week.  She recorded two double-doubles, including a 19 kill and 14 dig performance against No. 24 BYU-Hawaii and an 11 kill and 10 dig game against Seattle Pacific.  The Tritons enter CCAA play this weekend with an overall record of 6-1.

Steven Donohoe - Men's Water Polo
The junior fired in a score with two seconds left in regulation to lead No. 14 UC San Diego to a 12-11 victory over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara in the 5th-place matchup of the Triton Invitational Sunday afternoon. Donohoe finished the contest with four goals, one in each quarter, as the Tritons improved to 3-1 on the young 2008 campaign. Earlier on Sunday, Donohoe also paced the UCSD squad with three scores in 14-11 win against No. 10 UC Davis.

September 2, 2008

Bre Schofield - Cross Country
The freshman led UCSD to a victory in its season-opening home meet with Point Loma, San Diego, and UNLV, crossing the finish line with a time of 15:17.4 to win her first ever cross country event. The Carlsbad, Calif. native, who was an NCAA qualifier in the track and field distance events last spring, dominated the 55-runner field, finishing a full 22 seconds ahead of the runner-up, the Rebels Jenni Shearer.

Tony Fernandez - Men's Soccer
The senior forward helped lead UCSD to a 2-0 week to start the season, registering a pair of goals in the Tritons' 2-0 win over Concordia University Irvine on Saturday. Fernandez intercepted an errant pass from the Eagles' keeper and scored to give UCSD a 1-0 lead in the first half and then put the match out of reach with a successful penalty kick in the second. He became the first Triton to score twice off the bench since Nov. 1, 2004.

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