2009-2010 Athlete of the Week Winners


June 1, 2010

Nick Howe - Track & Field

Nick Howe put the finishing touches on a stellar sophomore campaign over the weekend, winning the NCAA National Championship in the javelin throw in Charlotte. The Aptos, Calif. native bested the field with a toss of 225', which went down as a new personal best and eclipsed his old school record of 220'6". With the performance, Howe became the first Triton on the men's side to win an individual national championship at the Division II level. 

Kyle Saul - Baseball
Kyle Saul swung the bat extremely well last week, hitting .400 (6-for-15) with two runs scored, a double, and three RBI to lead UCSD to three straight wins in the national finals and an appearance in the NCAA Championship game. A Rawlings/ABCA Third Team All-American, Saul belted the Tritons' only home run of the finals, roping a solo shot to left field in the first inning against No. 9 Southern Indiana in the title game.

May 10, 2010

Christine Merrill - Track & Field

Senior Christine Merrill had a huge weekend on the track, winning a total of five events on the final day of the 2010 CCAA Championships. In addition to contributing to UCSD victories in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay events, the Bakersfield native won conference titles in the 100 hurdles (13.90) and 400 hurdles (59.13) and set a school record with a first place time of 54.76 in the 400. She was named the Athlete of the Meet for the second straight year.

Kirby St. John - Baseball
Senior right-hander Kirby St. John delivered a huge performance on the mound on Saturday, helping the top-ranked Tritons sew up a second consecutive CCAA Tournament Championship. The Santa Cruz native got the ball in the deciding game against Cal State Dominguez Hills and went the distance in UCSD's 8-3 win. St. John allowed three runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out one in nine stellar innings of work. He is now 11-1 on the season.

May 3, 2010

Audra Bloom - Women's Water Polo

Senior attacker Audra Bloom had a big weekend in the pool, leading UC San Diego to the WWPA Championship game for the first time since 2004. The Nuevo, Calif. native was the catalyst on offense for the Tritons, scoring a team-high nine goals in three games in Bakersfield. After scoring five goals against Sonoma State and Colorado State, Bloom tallied four scores in a losing effort against No. 8 Loyola Marymount in the final on Sunday. 

Danny Susdorf - Baseball
Redshirt freshman Danny Susdorf was tremendous last week, propelling No. 2 UCSD to a four-game sweep at San Francisco State in the final series of the regular season. A native of Newhall, Calif., Susdorf hit .643 (9-for-14) for the series and drove in eight runs as the Tritons outscored the Gators 47-14 in four games. He also tallied three doubles, scored six runs and finished with an on-base percentage of .688 for the series.

April 26, 2010

Theresa Richards - Track & Field

Junior thrower Theresa Richards was one of six individual event winners at the 2010 Triton Invitational on Saturday, recording the top mark in the women's javelin throw with a toss of 149'9". In addition to beating out top competitors from Kansas, Tennessee, and Akron, Richards' mark currently ranks fifth on the Division II leaderboard this season and is second all-time at UCSD. She surpassed her previous best of 132'10" in the event.

Tim Shibuya - Baseball
In a showdown between the two top arms in the CCAA, junior right-hander Tim Shibuya outpitched Cal State Dominguez Hills' Bret Montgomery in Friday's series opener, tossing a complete game in UCSD's 5-2 win. Shibuya scattered eight hits, allowed just one earned run, struck out four and walked one on the way to his ninth victory of the season. The Jackson Hole, Wyo. native has tossed four complete games in 2010 and owns a team-leading 2.10 ERA. 

April 19, 2010

Samantha Yeung - Women's Tennis

Samantha Yeung finished a perfect 5-0 this past week with three singles wins and two doubles victories. The sophomore from Calabasas capped off the conference season with a dominating defeat of Cal State Stanislaus' Erin McGurty at the No. 6 position Saturday, 6-2, 6-4. The victory helped UC San Diego to its seventh-straight CCAA title. Earlier in the week, Yeung tallied both singles and doubles wins over Cal State San Bernardino and Point Loma Nazarene. She now has a singles record of 14-5 this season, including a 9-1 mark within the conference.

Kyle Saul - Baseball
Kyle Saul continues to come through in the late innings for the Tritons. Saul hit a two-RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh inning, breaking open a tie game in UCSD's first win of this past weekend's series with Cal State L.A. The Downey native was also a big part of the Tritons' comeback in the final game of the series. In the seven inning game, UCSD found themselves down 4-1 in the sixth. The Tritons rallied in the sixth, and with the game tied at 4-4, it was a Saul single that drove in the winning run for UCSD. On the week, Saul hit .438 (7-for-16) with a homerun, triple and 12 total bases.

April 12, 2010

Kelly Fogarty - Track & Field

Kelly Fogarty turned in a stellar performance for the UCSD sprints team at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday, winning the 100-meter dash and finishing second in the 200. She set new school records in both events, clocking in at 11.74 in the 100 and 24.12 in the 200, and took home NCAA provisional qualifiers in both, as well. Fogarty was the previous record holder in both events, surpassing times of 11.85 and 24.17, respectively.

Jason Spangler - Men's Volleyball
Jason Spangler led the 14th-ranked Tritons to an upset victory over No. 7 UCLA on Saturday, finishing with 18 kills on .517 hitting in the four-set win. The Thousand Oaks native also picked up career service ace number 81 against the Bruins, becoming UCSD's all-time career leader in that category. Spangler tallied six kills and a block in the Tritons' three-set loss to defending national champion and 10th-ranked UC Irvine on Friday night.  

April 5, 2010

Camille Gaito - Softball

Gaito had another stellar weekend in the circle for the Tritons, earning both wins in UCSD's series split with Cal State Dominguez Hills. She racked up a total of 11 strikeouts in 14 innings of work, improving to 13-6 on the year. The San Rafael native had her best performance of the season on Friday, tossing a complete-game shutout and fanning a career-best nine batters in a 7-0 Triton victory. Gaito's 0.63 ERA is currently the third-lowest in the nation.

Matt Rossman - Baseball
Rossman also had a noteworthy pitching peformance over the weekend, earning his seventh victory of the year in a dominant effort against Cal State San Bernardino. The senior right-hander allowed just one run on eight hits in eight innings of work, shutting down the Coyote offense in a 12-1 UCSD triumph. The La Verne native struck out six and walked none to remain perfect on the season. He is now a team-best 7-0 in 2010.

March 29, 2010

Kirsten Bates - Women's Water Polo

Bates was locked in over the weekend, leading UCSD to a perfect 4-0 mark at the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunner Invitational. She scored a team-high 12 goals in the Tritons' four games during the tournament, finding the net at least once in each contest. Bates turned in a career effort against Sonoma State on Sunday, scoring seven times to lead UCSD to a convincing 15-6 win. She also tallied a pair of goals in the 10-8 overtime loss to Hawaii on Thursday. 

Michael Fong - Fencing
Fong helped UC San Diego to a 17th place team finish at the NCAA National Championships in Boston over the weekend, placing 19th individually in men's foil. One of three fencers competing for the Tritons, the native of Santa Clara, Calif. recorded nine victories on the final day of competition. Fong's teammates Pilar Alicea and Victoria Mo also finished 19th in the women's foil and women's epee, respectively. 

March 22, 2010

Christine Merrill - Track & Field

Merrill snagged a victory in the 400-meter dash Saturday at the Point Loma Nazarene Collegiate Open, besting the field with a time of 55.31. Although the event represented a new challenge outside of her customary hurdling success, Merrill found her way to first place nonetheless. Saturday's 400-meter mark for Merrill fell just short of an NCAA automatic qualifying mark. The senior from Bakersfield will travel to Los Angeles with the rest of the Tritons to take part in the Cal-Nevada Championships this coming Saturday and Sunday at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

Tess Granath - Softball
Granath helped the Tritons get off to a strong start Sunday in a doubleheader with Cal State San Marcos. The sophomore from Santa Rosa hurled four strong innings in game one, striking out four Cougars' hitters along the way without allowing a hit or a walk. Granath left the game with the Tritons leading 1-0 and UCSD would eventually secure a 2-1 victory en route to the doubleheader sweep. Earlier in the season, Granath threw 4.2 innings of no-hit ball to earn a relief win at San Francisco State and later hurled three innings of no-hit ball for a save against Cal State Stanislaus.

March 15, 2010

Alex Henley - Women's Swimming

Henley was outstanding at the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships in Canton, Ohio last week, guiding the Triton women to a third place overall finish. The sophomore won two individual national titles -- placing first in the 400 individual medley (4:18.71) and 200 butterfly (2:00.38) -- and finished second in the 200 backstroke (1:58.79) and 200 IM (2:02.04). She also set school records in three of those four events. 

Daniel Perdew - Men's Swimming
Perdew put the finishing touches on a stellar collegiate career last week, winning a pair of national titles while leading the Triton men to a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships in Canton. After winning the 50 free (20.07) on the opening day of competition, the La Verne native placed first in the 100 free (44.10) on Saturday for his third straight national title in the event. Perdew leaves UCSD with a total of five individual national championships, a figure that ranks third all-time. 


March 8, 2010

Stephanie Heinrich - Women's Water Polo

Heinrich had a big performance in the pool on Friday night, scoring four goals to lead UC San Diego to an impressive 10-5 triumph over visiting Santa Clara at Canyonview Pool. The native of Glendora, Calif. scored three of her four goals in the opening half to help the Tritons build a 6-3 lead and assume control of the game. Heinrich's play helped UCSD improve to 4-12 overall with a victory in the team's first home appearance since February 7.  

Nick Howe - Track & Field
Howe helped the Tritons to their fourth consecutive victory at the San Diego City Collegiate Championships on the men's side, winning the javelin throw with an impressive toss of 206'3". His mark not only bested the rest of the field by over 44 feet, but it went down as a new school record in the event, eclipsing his own program standard of 201'3". The Aptos, Calif. native has two victories in the javelin in two competitions so far this season.  


March 1, 2010

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball

The sophomore guard averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists last week, helping No. 14 UCSD sew up a second consecutive CCAA Championship with home victories over Sonoma State and Humboldt State. Carlisle connected on 50% (11-22) of her shots for the week and sank all seven of her free throws. She scored a game-high 20 points, while pulling down three boards and dishing out seven assists in the 86-51 rout of the Lumberjacks. 

Kyle Saul - Baseball
Saul was the catalyst for the Triton offense all weekend, guiding No. 4 UCSD to a four-game sweep of Cal State Monterey Bay. He hit .688 (11-16) for the weekend and finished with 10 runs scored, a double, a home run, four RBI, three walks, and three stolen bases. The Downey native tallied at least two hits and drove in a run in each game, helping UCSD outscore CSUMB 40-9 for the series and improve to 15-3 overall and 6-2 in the CCAA. 


February 22, 2010

Cindy Dao - Women's Tennis

Dao came through in the clutch last weekend, leading the Tritons to a 2-1 record on an important early-season road trip. She posted singles and doubles victories at Sonoma State on Friday and then defeated Cal State Stanislaus' Katie Eng at No. 3 singles with UCSD down 4-2 on Saturday. Her victory initiated a thrilling comeback, as the Tritons secured a 5-4 decision and recorded their 62nd straight victory over a CCAA opponent. 

Christian Hatch - Men's Basketball
Hatch averaged 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds last week, leading the Tritons to a road split with San Francisco State and Cal State Monterey Bay. After tallying 10 points and six boards in UCSD's 11-point loss to the Gators on Friday, the Henderson, Nev. native came through in a big way on Saturday, finishing with 19 and five to help the Tritons down the Otters, 78-74. Hatch shot 58.8% (10-17) for the week and went 9-for-9 at the free throw line.


February 15, 2010

Alex Henley - Women's Swimming

Henley was fantastic over four days of competition in Long Beach last week, guiding the Triton women to their third PCSC Championship in the last four years. She won three individual titles during the event, placing first in the 200 IM, 200 backstroke, and 400 IM. Henley not only set new school records in all three events, but she also set a new meet standard in two of them, clocking in at 2:01.66 and 2:00.78 in the 200 IM and 200 back, respectively. 

Brandon Gregorich - Baseball
Gregorich was locked in at the plate last week, leading the Tritons to a 5-0 mark that included a resounding four-game sweep over Grand Canyon. The senior first baseman hit .688 (11-for-16) and tallied two home runs, four doubles, nine runs scored, and 16 RBI. He had an overall slugging percentage of 1.313 and has now hit safely in all 10 of UCSD's games this season. Gregorich's production helped the Tritons outscore the Antelopes 52-4 in the four-game series.


February 8, 2010

Camille Gaito - Softball

Gaito got the ball in UCSD's season opener on Friday and didn't disappoint, tossing a complete game shutout to lead the Tritons to a 2-0 triumph over Central Washington on the first day of the Best of the West Invitational in Turlock. The sophomore hurler allowed just three hits while striking out six and walking none on the way to her third career shutout. The San Rafael native led UCSD with an ERA of 1.86 in 2009.  

Daniel Simmons - Baseball
Simmons was strong on the hill for the Tritons as well, earning the victory in UCSD's 6-1 win over No. 18 Western Oregon on Sunday. The junior right-hander allowed just one unearned run in seven complete innings against the Wolves, while fanning eight and walking one. He retired 24 of the 27 batters he faced, helping the third-ranked Tritons improve to 4-1. Simmons also tossed 2.2 innings of relief in UCSD's 16-4 rout of SDCC on Monday.


February 1, 2010

Tiffany Hunter - Women's Basketball

Hunter averaged 20.0 points and 10.5 rebounds last week, guiding the 10th-ranked Tritons to home victories over Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino. She shot 65% (13-20) from the field in two games and converted 14 of 15 free throws. After tallying 17 points, eight boards, two assists, three blocks, and two steals against the Broncos, she recorded her fifth double-double of the year, finishing with 23 points and 13 rebounds against the Coyotes. 

Daniel Perdew - Men's Swimming
The senior All-American did his thing on Saturday, winning multiple events in UCSD's dual meet loss to UC Davis. Perdew posted a victory in the 50 free with a time of 21.16 and also placed first in the 100 yard butterfly after clocking in at 51.29. He then teamed with Todd Langland, Julius Espiritu, and Blake Langland to take the 400 free relay with a winning time of 3:05. The Tritons won seven events on the day and Perdew was part of three of them.


January 25, 2010

Alex Henley - Women's Swimming

Henley turned in a standout performance in UCSD's sweep of Cal Baptist on Saturday, winning a pair of events to help the Triton women down the Lancers by a convincing 231-66 tally. The sophomore from Houston, Texas won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:03.88, taking part in the event for just the second time in a four-year span. She also out-distanced the field in the 400 IM, clocking in with a top time of 4:28.49.

Frank Fritsch - Men's Volleyball
The senior opposite hitter came up big against Pepperdine last week, leading the Tritons to the program's first-ever victory over the Waves in a total of 37 meetings. Fritsch finished with a team-high 20 kills on .359 hitting and added four digs and two blocks, as UCSD took care of the Waves in four sets. He had another great performance in a losing effort against USC two nights later, finishing with 16 kills, six digs, and three blocks.


January 18, 2010

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball

Carlisle helped the seventh-ranked Tritons keep their perfect record intact last week, averaging 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.5 steals in home victories over Cal State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. For the week, Carlisle shot better than 41% from the field and converted 9-of-10 free throws. She scored seven points in the final 1:59 against the Otters on Thursday, including a big three after CSUMB had pulled within one.

Casey Ryan - Men's Basketball
The junior guard turned in an impressive all-around performance against San Francisco State on Saturday, finishing with a season-high 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in 39 minutes to help the Tritons hold off the Gators in double overtime. Ryan hit 4-of-6 shots from the field and sank a huge three-pointer with two seconds remaining to tie the game at 76 and force a second OT period. The Tritons went on to record a 91-86 victory.


January 11, 2010

Jessica Ferguson - Women's Swimming

Ferguson helped lead the Tritons to team victories over Grand Canyon (229-54) and Incarnate Word (220-74) on Sunday, recording an individual win and swimming as part of two triumphant relay teams. The Loomis, Calif. native posted a winning time of 59.50 in the 100 yard butterfly and helped UCSD record first place times of 1:48.89 and 1:37.36 in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays, respectively.   

Jordan Lawley - Men's Basketball
Lawley averaged 24 points, eight rebounds, and four assists last week, helping the Tritons earn a two game split with Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus. He finished with a game-high 22 points, six boards, and three assists in the 77-68 loss to the Wildcats on Thursday and then recorded his first double double of the season on Saturday, scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to guide UCSD past the Warriors, 81-72


January 4, 2010

Annette Ilg - Women's Basketball

Ilg takes home a second consecutive AOW honor after leading UCSD to a 4-0 record last week following home wins over No. 20 Seattle Pacific and Western Washington, as well as a pair of conference victories on the road. The Avon Lake, Ohio native averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 3.5 steals for the week, helping UCSD remain undefeated. She scored a career-high 24 points in the Tritons' double overtime win over SPU.

Julius Espiritu - Men's Swimming
The freshman swimmer helped guide UCSD to a clean sweep of Truman State on Saturday, as the Tritons won all 14 events en route to a convincing 228-30 victory. Espiritu won both the 100 and 200 backstroke events, clocking in with times of 53.68 and 1:57.98, respectively. The native of Newark, Calif. also teammed with Juan Pablo Carillo, Dan Perdew, and Todd Langland to win the 200 medlay relay with a first place time of 1:33.35.  


December 21, 2009

Annette Ilg - Women's Basketball

Ilg had a monster week, leading the Tritons to a road win over Cal State East Bay and home victories over Biola University and the University of Alaska during the UCSD Women's Basketball Classic. She averaged 15.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals in three games, helping the Tritons remain perfect on the season. Ilg scored a career-high 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting and matched a personal best with five steals in UCSD's win over CSUEB.

Tyler Acevedo - Men's Basketball
Acevedo turned in a stellar performance in UCSD's only game of the week, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, and five assists to help the Tritons defeat Cal State East Bay and pick up their first win of the season. The Agoura Hills, Calif. native went 5-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-8 from the three-point line, to lead all scorers in his first career start. The senior guard is now averaging 10.6 points and 3.2 rebounds through five games in 2009-10. 


December 7, 2009

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball

Carlisle led UCSD to a pair of road wins to open CCAA play over the weekend, averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals against Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona. The sophomore point guard had a big performance in the Tritons' victory over the Coyotes, recording team-highs of 15 points and seven boards to help UCSD avenge last season's loss to CSUSB in the first round of the CCAA Tournament.

Jordan Lawley - Men's Basketball
UCSD's leading scorer in 2008-09, Lawley has continued to pace the Triton offense this season and averaged a team-high 12.5 points against Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona last week. After an off night against the Coyotes, Lawley bounced back against the Broncos, leading all scorers with 20 points on 7-for-17 shooting to go with four rebounds. The Lodi, Calif. native has now scored 20 or more twice in four games this season. 


November 23, 2009

Tiffany Hunter - Women's Basketball

Hunter came up with a tremendous performance in her first game as a Triton, helping UCSD claim a 71-70 victory at Grand Canyon in the team's season-opener on Saturday. A junior transfer from Mira Costa College, Hunter scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting and hauled in a game-high eight rebounds as UCSD erased an early 15-point deficit and held off the defending Pacific West Conference Champion Antelopes.

Steven Donohoe - Men's Water Polo
Donohoe had a big weekend at the WWPA Championships in Orange, leading the Tritons a second straight appearance in the championship game. The senior All-American scored three goals in UCSD's 14-13 overtime win over Redlands in the opening round on Friday, then led the Tritons with five scores in the 16-3 rout of Whittier in the semifinals on Saturday. Donohoe was also one of four players to score in Sunday's narrow 5-4 loss to LMU in the final.


November 16, 2009

Sarah McTigue - Women's Soccer

McTigue had a huge performance against Chico State on Saturday, scoring two goals to lead UCSD to a 2-1 comeback victory over the Wildcats in the second round of the 2009 NCAA West Regionals. After Chico State took the lead in the 23rd minute, McTigue struck right back, scoring the equalzier less than two minutes later. She then punched home the game-winner at the 85:17 mark to seal the win and cap off her first career multi-goal game.

Carianne Cunningham - Women's Swimming
Cunningham had a big day against UC Santa Barbara in a dual meet on Friday, recording first place times in the both 100 and 200 yard breaststroke events. The senior from San Clemente, Calif. won the 100 with a time of 1:07.76, before clocking in at 2:23.28 in the 200 to post her second victory of the day. Despite Cunningham's performance, the Tritons came up short against the Gauchos, falling by a final tally of 144-112.


November 9, 2009

Jessica Wi - Women's Soccer

Wi scored UCSD's lone goal in the 2009 CCAA Championship Tournament, punching home the equalizer against Cal State Dominguez Hills in the 53rd minute on Friday in Turlock. After fellow midfielder Shelby Wong's shot was deflected back into the box, Wi came charging in to put it away, tying the match at 1-1. The goal was the freshman from Oakland's fourth of the season and she is now second on the squad with 14 points in 2009.

Steven Donohoe - Men's Water Polo
Donohoe scored three goals -- including two in the final 1:09 of the fourth quarter -- to lead No. 11 UCSD to a 14-13 come-from-behind victory over No. 14 Santa Clara in the Tritons' return to Canyonview Pool on Saturday. The senior All-American scored with just over a minute remaining in regulation and then converted a penalty shot with 22 seconds left to help erase a three-goal deficit and send the match into overtime, where the Tritons outscored the Broncos, 1-0.


November 2, 2009

Sylvia Schmidt - Women's Volleyball

Schmidt led the Tritons to a pair of sweeps over Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State last week, extending UCSD's winning streak to 15 straight. For the week, the senior outside hitter tallied 38 kills on .544 hitting with nine digs and three blocks in just six sets. Against the Warriors on Friday, she finished with 19 kills -- her second highest total of the season -- and then matched that mark the following night against the Wildcats. 

Kristin Armstrong - Women's Soccer
The sophomore goalkeeper did her part against No. 16 Cal State L.A. on Friday, recording a career-high 10 saves in the Tritons' 1-0 loss to their CCAA South Division rivals. Armstrong was outstanding against the Golden Eagles but the visitors still managed to break through with the match's only goal in the 88th minute. The Anaheim, Calif. native currently ranks second in the conference with a goals against average of 0.66, while her six shutouts rank fifth.


October 26, 2009

Bre Schofield - Cross Country

The sophomore All-American paved the way for UCSD's second place finish at the 2009 CCAA Championships in McKinleyville on Saturday, crossing the finish line with a time of 22:13.5 in the women's 6k race. Her time was second only to individual winner Vivien Wadeck of Cal State L.A. One of the premiere runners in the conference, Schofield improved upon her third place finish in 2008 and took home All-CCAA honors for the second year in a row. 

David Morton - Men's Water Polo
The sophomore goalkeeper had a big weekend between the pipes for UCSD, leading the Tritons to a 2-1 record in three road contests. After making 15 blocks and holding No. 7 UC Irvine to just seven goals on Friday night, Morton made a total of 20 stops in UCSD's wins over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. He tallied eight blocks in the Tritons' 11-8 triumph at CMS, before denying 12 attmepts in the 10-6 victory over Pomona.


October 19, 2009

Elaine Chen - Women's Volleyball
The senior setter led UCSD to a pair of wins last week, including a four-set victory over previously undefeated and second-ranked Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday. Chen was brilliant directing the Triton offense, collecting 73 assists and six kills on .400 hitting in a total of seven sets for the week. She was key in the Tritons' win over CCAA rival CSUSB, tallying four kills, 40 assists, and eight digs. UCSD is now 20-1 overall and 12-1 in the CCAA on the season.

Alyssa Newcomer - Women's Soccer
The freshman forward came up big for the Tritons when it mattered most, notching the game-winner in the 88th minute to deliver at 2-1 victory at CCAA South Division rival Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday. After missing 10 games with an injury, Newcomer made an immediate impact in her first game back, collecting a pass from Anne Wethe and punching home the deciding score. Her goal helped UCSD win its seventh consecutive match.


October 12, 2009

Shelby Wong - Women's Soccer
The sophomore midfielder had a huge performance Thursday night, registering a hat trick to lead UCSD to a 5-0 rout of regional foe Western Washington at Triton Soccer Field. After punching home the game-winner in the 12th minute, Wong then added another score 34 seconds later to put the Tritons in front 2-0. She put the finishing touches on a brilliant effort with her third goal at the 60:03 mark, completing UCSD's first hat trick since 2005.

Mikel Samaniego - Men's Soccer
The transfer from Seattle University had a strong showing at Cal State East Bay on Friday, tallying two goals to lead the Tritons to a 3-2 win over the Pioneers. A junior forward from Seattle, Samaniego got UCSD on the board with his first goal in the 21st minute and then scored what proved to be the deciding goal on a penalty kick at the 82:49 mark. The Tritons also defeated East Bay on Sunday for their third consecutive victory, which tied a season-high.


October 5, 2009

Sylvia Schmidt - Women's Volleyball
Schmidt continued her stellar senior campaign last week, tallying 31 kills on .365 hitting to lead the third-ranked Tritons to a pair of home victories over Cal State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. The Cupertino native also added 10 digs and three blocks as UCSD picked up its sixth and seventh consecutive victories. After racking up 15 kills against the Otters on Friday, Schmidt recorded a match-high 16 kills on .583 hitting against the Gators the next night.

Bryce Madsen - Men's Water Polo
The senior driver came up big on Friday as No. 13 UCSD held off 12th-ranked UC Davis 9-7 at the Coggan Family Aquatic Complex. Madsen led the Tritons with a career-high three goals, propelling UCSD to its second win over the Aggies in two weeks. After the Tritons fell behind 3-0, the Westminster native got his team on the board with a score with 2:15 remaining in the first period and then tied the score at 3-3 with his second goal just before the half.


September 28, 2009

Elena Inouye - Cross Country
The sophomore runner had a strong showing at Saturday's University of Southern Indiana Pre-National Invitational, finishing 17th overall individually to lead UCSD's women to a sixth place finish as a team. The Torrance, Calif. native completed the 6k course with a time of 23:28.36, becoming the Tritons' top individual finisher for the first time in her career. Inouye has been among the team's top five in all three races this season. 

Kasra Sarabakhsh - Men's Soccer
The junior midfielder registered his first career goal as a Triton on Friday, delivering the match's only score in UCSD's 1-0 victory at CCAA South Division rival Cal Poly Pomona. Sarabakhsh came off the bench to punch one past Bronco keeper Thomas Ryan at the 22:19 mark, notching his first goal of 2009 on just his second shot. The San Diego native's goal was the difference as the Tritons picked up their first conference win of the year. 


September 21, 2009

Katie Condon - Women's Volleyball
Condon was key in UCSD's two victories last week, helping the fourth-ranked Tritons improve to 12-1 on the season and 4-1 in the CCAA. The sophomore outside hitter helped UCSD pull out a thrilling five-set victory at Cal State L.A. on Friday, setting up a big block assist to tie the decisive set at 14-14 and then sending home the winning kill two points later. She finished with 13 kills and nine digs in the victory and tallied 21 kills and 13 digs for the week.

Jessica Wi - Women's Soccer
Wi had a huge week for the Tritons offensively, leading No. 14 UCSD to road victories over Cal State East Bay and Cal State Stanislaus. She scored two of the Tritons' three goals in the 3-1 victory over the Pioneers on Wednesday, including the game-winner in the 47th minute. The freshman midfielder came up with another big play two days later, connecting with Sarah McTigue for the decisive goal in the 12th minute as UCSD routed Stanislaus 4-0.


September 14, 2009

Sylvia Schmidt - Women's Volleyball
Schmidt helped the Tritons to a 2-1 record on the road last week, including a pair of sweeps over conference foes Cal State East Bay and Cal Poly Pomona. The senior outside hitter tallied 40 kills on .341 hitting with seven digs and five blocks in UCSD's three matches. She finished with 15 kills against the Pioneers and then racked up another 14 two nights later at No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino. The Tritons are now 10-1 on the season.

Steven Donohoe - Men's Water Polo
Donohoe led the UCSD offensive attack last week, scoring in all three games to help the Tritons to a 2-1 mark at the Navy Invitational. After scoring a combined four goals in wins over George Washington and Johns Hopkins on Friday, the Upland, Calif. native added four more in UCSD's narrow 11-10 defeat to host Navy on Saturday. The senior two-meter defender has scored a total of 21 goals in seven games for the Tritons this season.


September 7, 2009

Sarah McTigue - Women's Soccer
The sophomore forward was one of four Tritons to find the net in UCSD's 5-1 rout over visiting Dixie State Saturday night, tallying her second goal of the season. After netting the game-winner for the Tritons in the 104th minute of their opener last week, McTigue came up big again against the Red Storm. The Bellflower, Calif. native scored at the 31:15 mark, giving UCSD a commanding 3-0 lead and ultimately, a 2-0-0 mark to start the 2009 campaign. 

Shane Micheil - Men's Soccer
Micheil had a stellar performance against Notre Dame de Namur on Friday, scoring two late goals to lead UCSD to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory in the opening match of the Seawolf Soccer Classic. The junior midfielder scored the equalizer in the 88th minute to send the match into overtime and then found the net again with 15 seconds remaining in the first OT period to deliver the victory. Micheil earn all-tournament team honors for his heroics.


August 31, 2009

Roxanne Brunsting - Women's Volleyball
The sophomore libero was brilliant over the weekend, leading UCSD to four wins at the Northern Michigan Wildcat Open. Not only did she anchor the Triton defense, but she was a key member of the service game, tallying 18 of the team's 40 aces in four matches. Brunsting set a career mark with seven aces in UCSD's five-set victory over No. 7 Minnesota Duluth and finished with 66 digs on the weekend, helping the Tritons to a 4-0 mark to start the season.

Brian Knight - Cross Country
The freshman runner was outstanding in his first collegiate cross country race, finishing second overall with a time of 22:52.7 in Saturday's season opener on the Triton Cross Country Course. Knight paved the way for UCSD's dominant 56-point victory over Point Loma Nazarene and Cerritos College, leading a pack of Triton runners that claimed five of the first six spots in the four-mile run. He finished three seconds behind the top individual finisher. 

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