2010-11 Athlete of the Week Winners



May 30, 2011

Nick Howe - Track & Field

Junior Nick Howe won his second national title in the javelin at this past week's NCAA Track & Field Championships in Turlock. He won the crown with a first toss of 231"3', more than six feet further than his closest competitor. Howe's effort set a new school record in the event and the distance ranks as the ninth-best all-time in NCAA Division II. The Aptos native, who also won the event in 2010, is the first Triton to win back-to-back national titles since James Nielsen accomplished the feat in the 5,000 meters in 1999 and 2000.  

Camille Gaito - Softball
Junior pitcher Camille Gaito was the catalyst in leading the Tritons to their first ever national championship. She pitched every inning for UCSD in the NCAA Tournament, going 9-0 with nine complete games. Gaito struck out 62 and walked just 11 over 67 innings. The San Rafael native was 4-0 at the NCAA Finals in Salem, Va., and became UCSD's all-time wins leader in the process. Gaito was named the MVP of the finals. The all-American was 35-4 this season with an ERA of 0.75, 208 strikeouts and 32 complete games. 



May 23, 2011

Keith Okasaki - Golf

Senior linkster Keith Okasaki wrapped up a tremendous career with the Tritons last week, representing UCSD at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship in Florence, Ala. After making a third consecutive NCAA regional appearance and finishing tied for fifth two weeks ago in Albuquerque, the Sacramento native shot a +21, 237 in three rounds at the Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals Course. He finished tied for 83rd place individually in the final tournament of his collegiate career.   

Tess Granath - Softball
Down 1-0 in the West Super Regional title game, Tess Granath hit a one-out, two-run single in the 7th for the tying and game-winning runs in a 3-1 victory over CSU San Bernardino to send UCSD to its first-ever DII Softball Championship Finals. Granath missed the last half of the season due to shoulder injuries and the hit marked just her fourth this year. She also doubles as UCSD's No. 2 on the mound, having put together a 7-5 record and a 2.27 ERA, fourth-best in the CCAA. She's 2-for-3 (.667) as a pinch hitter this season. 



May 16, 2011

Camille Gaito - Softball

Junior hurler Camille Gaito was instrumental in leading the top-seeded Tritons to a West Sub-Regional Championship in Chico over the weekend, going 3-0 in three starts against Central Washington and the host Chico State. The San Rafael native tossed three complete games, allowed just a single run in each outing and posted an ERA of 0.84 for the week. She set the UCSD all-time single season record with her 28th victory on Saturday.  

Danny Susdorf - Baseball
Sophomore outfielder Danny Susdorf led No. 6 UCSD to its third consecutive CCAA Tournament title over the weekend, batting .647 (11-17) with 11 runs scored, two doubles, three homers, six RBI, four walks and a steal in four games in Stockton. The Newhall native had at least two hits and scored two runs in each game and finished with a slugging percentage of 1.294 and a .727 on-base percentage for the week. He was named to the All-Tourney team.

May 9, 2011

Nick Howe - Track & Field

Junior Nick Howe had a big hand in UCSD's third place showing at the CCAA Championships on the men's side, posting a pair of top-two finishes in two key events. After winning his third consecutive conference title in the men's javelin with a toss of 220'2" on the final day, the Aptos, Calif., native finished second in the high jump with a solid mark of 6'4.25". Howe, who just started competing in the high jump this season, finished second behind only Logan Baumgartner of Humboldt State, who cleared 6'5.5" to win.

Stephanie LeFever - Track & Field

Senior Stephanie LeFever led the fourth-ranked women's track and field team to a second place finish at the CCAA Championships, winning individual titles in three events and scoring points in several more. The Aptos, Calif., native took home the top spot in the heptathlon with a total of 5,282 points and then won both the women's long jump and triple jump with leaps of 19'11.75" and 39'3". She finished in the top five in two other events, placing fourth in the javelin (115'7") and fifth in the 100 hurdles (14.64).

May 2, 2011

Blake Tagmyer - Baseball

Senior infielder Blake Tagmyer hit .538, scored seven runs and drove in six more to held lead the 7th-ranked Tritons to a huge four-game series sweep over CCAA rival Chico State on the road. The Centennial, Colo., native had at least one hit, one run and one RBI in every game and had multiple hits and multiple runs in three of four. Among Tagmyer's hits were three doubles and a home run. He leads the team in both slugging and on-base percentages. UCSD took the league lead away from Chico with the sweep.

Hanalei Crowell - Water Polo

Senior attacker Hanalei Crowell was instrumental in helping UCSD capture its first conference title since 2000. She scored four goals during the WWPA Tournament, including a hat trick in the Tritons' 13-11 win over LMU in the championship match. Crowell tallied the eventual game-winner with 1:59 remaining as UCSD defeated LMU for the first time since 2008. UCSD will be making its first appearance in the NCAA Championships, May 13-15, at the University of Michigan.


April 25, 2011

Max Jiganti - Men's Tennis

Freshman Max Jiganti put together a huge week for the 10th-ranked men's tennis team, leading the Tritons to four straight victories, including three wins at the Sonoma State Invitational. The Gig Harbor, Wash. native went 4-0 in both singles and doubles for the week, helping UCSD down Point Loma Nazarene, Hawaii Hilo, Grand Canyon and Sonoma State. Jiganti's wins came at either No. 5 or 6 singles, while he played alongside Armaun Emami in the third spot on the doubles ladder. With the four wins, the Tritons wrapped up the regular season with an overall record of 20-0, going undefeated for the first time in program history.

Charly Swanberg - Softball

Charly Swanberg hit .375 (3-for-8) with 4 RBI, a home run and a run scored at Cal State East Bay. She came on as a pinch-hitter with runners on second and third in the top of the sixth inning while the Tritons were down 1-0. Swanberg, who hadn't recorded a hit since March 11, connected with a 2 RBI single up the middle, knocking-in what would become the title-clinching runs for UCSD's first CCAA regular season championship. Swanberg also cracked her first career home run in the series finale, a solo shot in the top of the ninth in the Tritons' 34th win of the season, tying the school record.


April 18, 2011

Guido Knudson - Baseball

Senior right-hander Guido Knudson picked up his fifth win of the season Saturday in a complete game, 2-1 topping of CCAA opponent Cal State Stanislaus. The lone run he gave up was unearned and he walked none while striking out 10 Warriors, one short of his career high. Knudson held Stanislaus to a .222 batting average as he retired the side in order in the first, fourth, fifth and seventh innings. The Bonita native has won his last two starts and is second on the team with 60 strikeouts.

Jacquelyn Davis - Women's Tennis

Sophomore women's tennis player Jacquelyn Davis was instrumental in helping the 17th-ranked Tritons to a 5-4 win over Cal State L.A. Saturday. The Texas native teamed with senior Cindy Dao to defeat Linda Majzlikova and Charlotte Spassoff, 8-4, in the No. 2 doubles match. She then returned to the court to win her No. 6 singles match-up against Golden Eagle Joyce Librando in straight sets, 6-1 and 6-0. It was UCSD's second victory over Cal State L.A. this season.


April 11, 2011

Nick La Face - Baseball

Redshirt freshman Nick La Face helped the Tritons win three of four games at No. 16 Sonoma State. He batted .364 with four runs scored, six RBI, a double, a home run and three walks. Over the series, La Face posted a .727 slugging percentage. As the designated hitter, he had at least one hit and one RBI in three of four games. La Face scored the game-tying run in the second contest. For the week, he led the Tritons in average, RBI, total bases and slugging percentage. 

Sarah Lizotte - Women's Water Polo
Freshman Sarah Lizotte scored 12 goals in a 3-1 weekend for the Tritons and had three goals and three assists in the UCSD's pivotal sudden death win over Santa Clara. She scored a hat-trick in each match she played, adding a pair of assists against CSUSB and an assist vs. CSU. In just 10 matches this season, Lizotte has scored 22 goals with 15 assists and 13 steals. UCSD finished WWPA play at 9-1 and will likely be granted the No. 2 seed in the WWPA Championships behind Loyola Marymount.


April 4, 2011

The Men's Crew Team

The UCSD men's crew squad made history this past week as three of its boats qualified for Sunday's grand final at the 38th Annual San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay. The varsity eight boat finished third in its heat Saturday to earn a spot in the finals of the prestigious Copley Cup. UCSD became the first Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association representative and the first boat in San Diego history to accomplish the feat of making the Copley finals. All three boats posted top-five finishes on Sunday. (photo of captain Justin Gordon)

Camille Gaito - Softball
Junior Camille Gaito went 5-0 en route to being named the Pitcher of the Tournament at the Mizuno Tournament of Champions, hosted by Cal State Stanislaus. Gaito threw three complete games with two shutouts, posting a 0.25 ERA with 21 strikeouts and just one earned run over 27.2 innings pitched. She limited opponents to a .098 batting average. Gaito tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout against Hawai'i Pacific, the defending national champion. No. 16 UCSD won the Silver Bracket Championship at the tourney.


March 28, 2011

Keith Okasaki - Golf

Senior golfer Keith Okasaki placed third this past week at the 61st Annual SoCal Intercollegiate at Mission Viejo Country Club. The Sacramento native posted a one-over par 72 in the opening round to grab a share of the lead and then followed with a 76 and 75 to wrap up the event at +10, 223. He was just five strokes behind the winner. It was Okasaki's best finish of the season. Overall, the Tritons finished sixth out of 14 teams with a +95, 947 over the three rounds. 

Tim Shibuya - Baseball
Senior right-hander Tim Shibuya threw his second complete game of the season Thursday against Cal Poly Pomona to become UCSD's all-time leader in innings pitched. He matched his career-high with 11 strikeouts and retired the final six Bronco batters as the Tritons won the game, 5-2. Shibuya scattered five hits and walked none as he improved to 6-1 on the year while lowering his ERA to 1.87. The Jackson, Wyo., native became UCSD's career wins leader earlier this season. 

March 21, 2011

Kelly Fogarty - Track & Field

For the second time in three weeks, senior sprinter Kelly Fogarty set a new school record in the 200, winning the event at the Aztec Invitational on Saturday. With a time of 23.73, the Danville, Calif., native bested a field that featured competitors from defending Division I champion Texas A&M, UCLA, Wisconsin and BYU and set an NCAA automatic qualifying mark with the finish. The performance eclipsed her previous best of 23.79, set on March 5th. 

Jesse Morrill - Track & Field
Senior distance runner Jesse Morrill also had a strong showing at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational on Saturday, finishing second overall in the 3000-meter steeplechase. The Huntington Beach, Calif. native clocked in at 9:12.17 in the event, collecting an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the process. Morrill, who finished behind Western State's Ryan Haebe, posted the second best time in school history with the performance.


March 14, 2011

Alex Henley - Women's Swimming

Junior Alex Henley led the UCSD women to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships in San Antonio last week with an individual national title and several other key performances. She successfully defended her 2010 NCAA crown in the 200 butterfly on Saturday, winning the event with a time of 2:00.8. Henley, who also placed second in the 200 IM and third in the 400 IM, now has a total of three NCAA Championships in her three-year career at UCSD.

Matt Herman - Men's Swimming
Junior transfer Matt Herman accounted for two of the Tritons' three individual NCAA titles on the men's side, propelling UCSD to a second place team finish with victories in the 1000 free and 1650 free in San Antonio. He set new school records in both events, clocking in at 9:02.67 in the 1000 -- which was also a pool record -- and 15:12.78 in the 1650 to lead the Tritons to their best ever team finish and cap off a tremendous first season at UCSD.

March 7, 2011

Kelly Fogarty - Track & Field

Senior sprinter Kelly Fogarty had a big day on Saturday, leading UCSD to a victory at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge. Fogarty won both the 100 and 200 meters and earned NCAA qualifiers in both events. Her time of 11.83 in the 100 was good enough for an NCAA provisional qualifier, while her time of 23.79 in the 200 earned her an automatic qualifier. She also set a new school record in the longer event, breaking her own mark of 23.96 from last season.

Blake Tagmyer - Baseball
Senior second baseman Blake Tagmyer had a great weekend at the plate, leading the third-ranked Tritons to a 3-1 series win over visiting San Francisco State. In four games, the Centennial, Colo., native hit .500 (6-12), with five runs scored, three walks, a home run and six RBI. He had a huge performance in the series finalé on Sunday, going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two runs driven in. He hit his second homer of the season in the first inning.

February 28, 2011

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball

With a total of 10 assists against Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino last week, junior guard Chelsea Carlisle became UCSD's all-time single season assist leader. The Agoura Hills native has a total of 160 dimes in 2010-11, which surpassed Alexis Mezzetta's mark of 159 set in 2007-08. Carlisle also averaged team-highs of 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds last week, helping the Tritons lock up the third seed in the CCAA Tournarment.

Tim Shibuya - Baseball
Senior right-hander Tim Shibuya turned in another gem for the top-ranked Tritons on Saturday, going the distance in the series opener against Cal State Monterey Bay. Shibuya propelled UCSD to an 8-3 triumph, allowing just three runs on five hits in his first complete game of the season. The Jackson, Wyo. native struck out two and walked one to improve to 4-0 on the season. He induced a total of 16 ground ball outs in the commanding performance. 

February 21, 2011

Alex Henley - Women's Swimming

Junior Alex Henley led UCSD to a third consecutive Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championship over the weekend in Long Beach, recording individual victories in a total of four events. In addition to posting first place times in the 800 free, 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 back, she also contributed to Triton wins in the 400 free, 400 IM and 800 free relays during the competition. Henley was named the Women's Swimmer of the Meet for her performance.

Nick Korth - Men's Swimming
Redshirt freshman Nick Korth had a great meet on the men's side in Long Beach, helping the Tritons record a third straight PCSC title as well. A transfer from UC Irvine, Korth posted individual victories in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM, while also swimming legs on UCSD's winning 400 IM and 200 IM relay teams. His respective times of 54.58 and 1:58.56 in the two breastroke events established new school and conference records.

February 14, 2011

Sarah Woofter - Softball

Senior shortstop Sarah Woofter led UCSD to a series sweep of San Francisco State at Triton Softball Field over the weekend, batting a team-high .600 with a double, three runs scored and a run driven in in four games. Woofter also finished the weekend with a walk and got hit three times to reach base in seven of her nine at-bats. She posted an on-base percentage of .778 and a slugging percentage of .800 for the series, helping the Tritons improve to 9-1 overall.

Erik Elliott - Men's Tennis
Senior Erik Elliott led the Tritons to a perfect 4-0 record at the Grand Canyon Invitational in Glendale over the weekend as UCSD continued its impressive start to the 2011 season. Playing at No. 1 singles, Elliott won three out of four matches, with his only defeat coming to Hawaii Pacific's Petr Michnev on Saturday. He also teammed with sophomore Austin West to post a 4-0 mark in four doubles contests over the weekend. UCSD is now 6-0 overall.

February 7, 2011

Camille Gaito - Softball

Junior righty Camille Gaito got off to a tremendous start to the 2011 campaign over the weekend, going 3-0 in three starts against Notre Dame de Namur and Colorado School of Mines. The San Rafael native allowed just one earned run in a combined 22 innings of work and surrendered just 11 hits in her three outings. She recorded a total of 21 strikeouts with just one walk, helping the Tritons win five of their first six games to start the season. 

Phil Bannan - Men's Volleyball
With a total of 30 helpers in Friday's 3-1 loss to No. 11 Pepperdine, senior setter Phil Bannan became UCSD's all-timer career assist leader, surpassing Brooks Dierdorff's record of 3,867 set in 2007. The Newport Beach native was just five shy of the record entering the matchup with the Waves and quickly set the new standard with the Tritons trailing 18-14 in the first set. Bannan now has a total of 3,893 assists in his three-plus seasons in La Jolla.

January 31, 2011

Hanalei Crowell - Women's Water Polo

Senior attacker Hanalei Crowell led the 18th-ranked Tritons to a 2-2 record at the UCSB Winter Invite in Santa Barbara over the weekend, tallying 10 goals, seven assists and 13 steals during the tournament. After scoring three goals and dishing out two assists in UCSD's 11-8 loss to No. 7 Michigan on Saturday, she came back with a team-high four scores to go with three helpers in a 14-10 victory over conference rival Sonoma State on Sunday.

Calvin Ross - Men's Volleyball
Senior middle blocker Calvin Ross had a career week, helping No. 15 UCSD to a 2-1 record in three home matches. In Friday's 3-2 win over Hawaii, he set a new career mark with 17 kills, while running his point total to 19.5. In Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Warriors, he hit at an impressive .706 clip with 12 kills and no errors in 17 attacks. The Carlsbad native also tallied four blocks in each of the Tritons' two matches against Hawaii.

January 24, 2011

Alex Henley - Women's Swimming

Junior Alex Henley powered the UCSD women's swimming team to a 152-146 come-from-behind victory over Cal Baptist on Saturday, winning two individual events and then swimming a leg in the decisive 400 free relay. After winning the 200 free and 200 fly with respective times of 1:54.39 and 2:03.94, the Thousand Oaks native joined Anju Shimura, Amber Tan and Anji Shakya to post a winning time of 3:34.34 in the final relay and seal the meet for the Tritons.

Matt Herman - Men's Swimming
Junior Matt Herman continued his stellar first season with the Tritons on Saturday, leading the UCSD men's swimming team to a 163-137 team victory over visiting Cal Baptist at Canyonview. Herman, a transfer from UC Davis, registered wins in two key distance events for the Tritons, winning the 500 and 1,000 freestyles at 4:41.53 and 9:44.94, respectively. He finished with leads of over three seconds in both events.

January 17, 2011

Emily Osga - Women's Basketball

Sophomore guard Emily Osga was outstanding last week, averaging team-highs of 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, while also putting up 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in UCSD's home wins over Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills. She led all scorers with 17 points and hauled down a career-high 13 rebounds against the Golden Eagles and then scored a game-high 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting against the Toros. She was 6-of-7 on threes in the win.

Tyler McGrath - Men's Basketball
Sophomore guard Tyler McGrath hit a huge shot in the Tritons' come-from-behind win over Cal State L.A. on Thursday, draining a long three with six seconds remaining to tie the game and force a second overtime period. UCSD erased a five-point deficit with 1:18 left in the first OT and went on to defeat the Golden Eagles, 76-73. McGrath finished with six points in the game and then came back to score 11 in the loss to No. 7 Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday.

January 10, 2011

Anji Shakya - Women's Swimming

Fresham Anji Shakya helped guide the UCSD women to a convincing sweep of Grand Canyon and Mesa State on Sunday, recording individual victories in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events, while also contributing to Triton wins in the 200 free and 200 medley relays. She had a good day on Saturday as well, finishing first in the 500 free and second in the 200 free in UCSD's narrow 132-130 loss to Layola Marymount at Canyonview.

Blake Langland - Men's Swimming
Junior sprinter Blake Langland put together an impressive day on Sunday, leading the Tritons to a pair of team wins over Division II opponents Grand Canyon and Mesa State. He recorded individual victories in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and also swam legs on both of UCSD's winning relay teams. He entered the water a body length behind in the 200 free relay and wound up winning the race for the Tritons by a half of a body length to cap off the sweep.

January 3, 2011

Emily Osga - Women's Basketball

Sophomore guard Emily Osga helped UCSD earn a convincing 77-55 victory over Sonoma State in its only game last week, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and a steal in 33 minutes of action. The San Diego native finished 5-of-9 from the floor and hit 2-of-3 attempts from the three-point line, reaching double figures for the fifth time in the last six games. Osga is currently second on the squad averaging 13.8 points per game.

Casey Ryan - Men's Basketball
Senior guard Casey Ryan put together his best performance as a Triton last Thursday, scoring a career-high 28 points to lead UCSD to a 73-64 triumph over Sonoma State at RIMAC Arena. Ryan was 7-of-12 from the floor and 13-for-18 at the free throw line to surpass his previous scoring mark of 19 points that he's reached on two occasions. The Jackson native also finished with a game-high nine rebounds, a season-high five assists and a blocked shot. 

December 20, 2010

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball

Junior guard Chelsea Carlisle averaged 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 6.0 steals in two games last week, leading UCSD to a 1-1 record against CCAA foes Cal State East Bay and Humboldt State. After finishing with 12 points, eight assists and six steals in the Tritons' win over the Pioneers on Tuesday, she tallied a game-high 29 points to go with a season-high nine rebounds, five assists and six steals in the loss to the Lumberjacks on Sunday. 

Christian Hatch - Men's Basketball
Junior center Christian Hatch averaged a team-high 15.5 points and hauled in 4.0 rebounds last week, helping the Tritons to a two-game split with Cal State East Bay and Humboldt State. He had two of his better shooting performances, converting 76.5% (13-17) of his attempts for the week. Hatch finished with 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting in the win over the Pioneers Tuesday and then sank 6-of-9 shots for 15 points in the loss to the Lumberjacks on Sunday.

December 6, 2010

Annette Ilg - Women's Soccer

As she has done so many times this season, senior forward Annette Ilg rose to the occasion in the national semifinal matchup with No. 1 ranked and undefeated Saint Rose on Thursday, guiding home the eventual game-winning goal in the 56th minute to lift UCSD to the program's first national championship match since 2001. Ilg wrapped up her first year as a member of the women's soccer team with a team-high 11 goals scored in 25 matches.

Lauren Freidenberg - Women's Basketball
Junior center Lauren Freidenberg had a big weekend for the Tritons, averaging 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds against Cal State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. The Seattle native also shot 65.2% (15-23) from the field and talled two blocks and four steals, helping UCSD earn a road split during the first weekend of CCAA play. Freidenberg finished with a career-high 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting and hauled in eight boards in the 92-91 loss to the Otters.

November 29, 2010

Chelsea Carlisle - Women's Basketball

Junior point guard Chelsea Carlisle led the Tritons to their first two wins of the season, averaging 16.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 8.0 assists during the UCSD Thanksgiving Classic. The Agoura Hills native shot 57% (13-23) from the floor and converted 4-of-10 three

-point tries in two games. She finished with a game-high 21 points, three boards and seven assists against WNMU and then tallied 12 points and a season-best nine assists against NDNU on Saturday.

Casey Ryan - Men's Basketball
Senior guard Casey Ryan had a big weekend as well, averaging team-highs of 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds to lead UCSD to a pair of victories at the Notre Dame de Namur Thanksgiving Classic in Belmont. After finishing with 11 points and five boards in the win over NDNU, he had a monster effort against Simon Fraser the next night, racking up 19 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. He shot 52% (11-21) overall for the week.

November 22, 2010

Kristin Armstrong - Women's Soccer

Junior goalkeeper Kristin Armstrong posted a pair of shutouts last week, helping the 12th-ranked women's soccer team advance to the NCAA Final Four in Louisville next month. The Tritons defeated No. 9 Seattle Pacific in the Sweet 16 and then took down eighth-ranked St. Edwards in the Elite Eight to push their unbeaten streak to 18. The Anaheim native made a total of four saves against the Falcons and Hilltoppers and now has 14 shutouts on the season.

Matt Herman - Men's Swimming
Matt Herman turned in a strong showing at the Arena Invitational over the weekend, finishing sixth in the 1650 free and 12th in the 500 free. Competing against an all-Division I field, the junior transfer posted a time of 15:29.04 in the longer event, breaking the program's all-time mark of 15:38.24 set by Dave Sacco in 1988. His time of 4:31.11 in the 500 also ranks in the top-10 all-time and both marks were good enough for NCAA qualifiers.

November 15, 2010

Ellen Wilson - Women's Soccer

Sophomore defender Ellen Wilson came through in a big way in Hawaii, scoring a pair of game-winners to lead No. 12 UCSD to the Sweet 16 with victories over San Francisco State and BYU-Hawaii in the NCAA Tournament. The Santa Ana native found the net in the 66th minute of the Tritons' 3-1 win over the sixth-seeded Gators on Thursday and then tallied the only goal of the match in UCSD's 1-0 win over the second-seeded Seasiders on Saturday.

Christian Hatch - Men's Basketball
Junior center Christian Hatch had a great opening weekend for UCSD, leading the Tritons to the Disney West Coast Tipoff Classic title in Anaheim. The Henderson, Nev. native guided UCSD to a 2-1 record during the tournament, averaging 14.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in three games. He scored a game-high 20 points in the 65-57 win over Dixie State College on Saturday and went on to earn Disney Classic MVP honors for his performance. 

November 8, 2010

Ryan Allred - Men's Water Polo

Senior driver Ryan Allred scored a team-high six goals last week, leading the 12th-ranked Tritons to a 2-1 record during the final week of the regular season. The La Verne, Calif. native found the net twice in each of UCSD's victories over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 19 Pomona Pitzer, while also scoring a pair of goals in a losing effort against No. 5 UC Irvine. Allred currently ranks second on the squad with a total of 33 goals scored this season.

Jesse Morrill - Cross Country
Redshirt senior Jesse Morrill put together a strong performance at the 2010 CCAA Championships on Saturday, finishing 11th overall individually to lead the Tritons to a third place team finish. The Huntington Beach native clocked in with a final time of 25:11.6 on the 8k Legg Lake course in Whittier Narrows Regional Park and took home All-CCAA accolades for the first time in his career by virtue of his top-15 finish.

November 1, 2010

Katie Condon - Women's Volleyball

Junior outside hitter Katie Condon led red-hot UCSD to three more victories last week, including a huge win over No. 22 Cal State East Bay in Hayward on Wednesday. In 11 sets, the Pasadena native racked up a team-high 39 kills on .306 hitting, while also totaling 35 digs and four blocks. She finished with a double-double in all three matches, beginning with a stellar 17-kill, 11-dig effort in the Tritons' 3-1 triumph over the Pioneers.

Tyler Zupan - Men's Soccer
Senior forward Tyler Zupan helped guide the Tritons to a pair of victories in a home-and-home series with Cal State East Bay last week, tallying a goal and two assists in his first two starts of the season. The Albany native registered an assist on David Bakal's game-winner in UCSD's 2-0 win in Hayward on Friday and then scored his first career goal and picked up another assist in the 6-0 rout at Triton Soccer Field on Sunday.

Ocotober 25, 2010

Courtney Capobianco - Women's Soccer

Courtney Capobianco's first goal of the season was a big one, as she sent home the game-winner in the first minute of double-overtime to lift UC San Diego to a 1-0 triumph over Cal State San Bernardino on the road Sunday. After both teams battled to a scoreless tie through 100 minutes of play, the Laguna Beach native punched home the rebound off a shot by Sarah McTigue at the 100:28 mark, sending the Tritons to their eighth consecutive victory.

Kellen Levy - Cross Country
Freshman Kellen Levy turned in a strong effort on Saturday, leading the UCSD men's cross country team to a victory at the Bronco Preview Meet in Whittier. The Fresno, Calif. native clocked in with a time of 25:51.9 in the men's 8k, leading a pack of six Triton runners in the top 10. While Levy was the third individual to cross the finish line, the two runners in front of him were competing unattached, giving him first place overall in the scoring. 

Ocotober 18, 2010

Roxanne Brunsting - Women's Volleyball

Junior outside hitter Roxanne Brunsting turned in a pair of tremendous performances over the weekend, leading UCSD to road victories at Sonoma State and Humboldt State. The Chula Vista native averaged 3.11 kills, 5.89 assists and 3.67 digs in nine sets and also finished with a total of four service aces and four blocks. Brunsting recorded a triple-double in both matches, finishing with double-digit kill, assist and digs totals for the first time in her career. 

Jared Kukura - Men's Soccer
Senior defender Jared Kukura had one of the best performances of his career on Friday night, scoring a pair of goals to lead the Tritons to a 3-2 upset of 14th-ranked Chico State. After putting UCSD on the board with a goal in the 46th minute, the San Diego native punched home the golden goal with 50 seconds remaining in the first overtime period as the Tritons erased a late 2-1 deficit to take down the Wildcats. UCSD is now 6-0-2 in its last eight matches.  

Ocotober 11, 2010

Anne Wethe - Women's Soccer

Junior midfielder Anne Wethe had a hand in both Triton victories over the weekend, registering an assist in UCSD's 2-1 win at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday and then scoring the lone goal of the match in the 1-0 triumph at Cal State L.A. on Sunday. The Los Alamitos native put the Tritons on top for good with a shot from the top of the box against the Golden Eagles, marking her third game-winner of 2010. UCSD has not lost since September 17. 

Adam Zernik - Men's Soccer
Sophomore midfielder Adam Zernik came up big on Sunday, scoring his first career goal to lift UCSD to a 1-0 triumph over Cal State L.A. in Los Angeles. The Palo Alto, Calif. native sent home the eventual game-winner in the 63rd minute, helping the Tritons record their first road victory over the Golden Eagles since the 2007 campaign. UCSD, which also battled Cal State Dominguez Hills to a 0-0 draw on Friday night, extended its unbeaten streak to six with the win.

Ocotober 4, 2010

Katie Condon - Women's Volleyball
Junior outside hitter Katie Condon was outstanding over the weekend, leading UCSD to home wins over No. 23 Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills, as the Tritons put an end to their five-match skid. The Pasadena native averaged a team-high 3.43 kills per set, while her 4.14 digs were second. She also paced UCSD with a total of five service aces. Condon posted a double-double in both outings and now has five overall in 2010. 

David Morton - Men's Water Polo
Junior keeper David Morton had another big weekend in the pool, leading the 13th-ranked Tritons to a ninth place finish at the SoCal Tournament on the campus of UCLA. The Salinas native racked up a total of 45 saves in four outings, leading UCSD to impressive victories over No. 17 Concordia, No. 9 Pepperdine and No. 10 Loyola Marymount. Morton came up big against the Eagles on Saturday, setting a school record with 21 stops in the 11-7 win.

September 27, 2010

Sarah McTigue - Women's Soccer
Junior forward Sarah McTigue helped guide UCSD to a convincing 4-1 victory at Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, scoring what proved to be the game-winning goal after the Otters had tied the score at one. The Bellflower, Calif. native sent a quality header past the Monterey Bay goalkeeper in the 57th minute to put the Tritons ahead for good. The goal was McTigue's second of 2010 and the 13th of her career.

Jesse Brennan - Men's Soccer
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jesse Brennan recorded back-to-back shutouts over the weekend, guiding the Tritons to road victories over Cal State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State. After needing just one save to keep the Otters off the scoreboard in UCSD's 1-0 win on Friday, he tallied a career-best six stops in a 2-0 triumph over the Gators on Sunday. Brennan now has a total of three shutouts for the season.

September 20, 2010

David Morton - Men's Water Polo
Junior goalkeeper David Morton was excellent for UCSD over the weekend, racking up a total of 42 saves in four matches at the 2010 NorCal Tournament. After recording a combined 25 stops in narrow loses to No. 6 UC Santa Barbara and No. 15 UC Davis on Saturday, the Salinas, Calif. native came back to lead the 11th-ranked Tritons to victories over No. 19 Air Force and No. 16 Navy on Sunday, registering 17 saves on the tournament's final day.

Ryan Lok - Cross Country
Freshman Ryan Lok had a strong showing at the 66th Annual Aztec Invitational on Saturday, leading the Triton men to a team victory in the five-team open competition. The Oakland, Calif. native finished second overall in the 8k run, clocking in at 28:05.8. He finished just behind Point Loma Nazarene's Kyle Russell, who won the event at 27:59.9. Lok was also named the CCAA Male Runner of the Week for his performance.

September 13, 2010

Hillary Williamson - Women's Volleyball
Junior outside hitter Hillary Williamson continued her hot start to the 2010 season over the weekend, leading No. 11 UCSD to a pair of home sweeps over Humboldt State and Sonoma State to open CCAA play. In two matches, she averaged 2.5 kills, 4.67 digs, 0.67 blocks and 0.67 assists per set. Williamson finished with a double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs against the Lumberjacks and tallied five kills and career-best 17 digs in the win over the Seawolves.

Bryce Madsen - Men's Water Polo
Senior driver Bryce Madsen scored a team-high five goals last week, helping the 11th-ranked Tritons to a weekend split at Cal Lutheran and UC Santa Barbara. Madsen recorded four goals in UCSD's 14-4 rout over the Kingsmen on Friday, with two of his scores coming during a decisive 8-1 Triton run in the second quarter. The Westminster, Calif. native also had a goal in UCSD's loss to No. 6 UCSB loss on Saturday, giving him six overall in 2010

September 6, 2010

Annette Ilg - Women's Soccer
Senior Annette Ilg, a standout on the UCSD women's basketball team the past four years, made the transition to soccer this fall and had a smashing opening weekend for the Tritons, tallying three goals in two games. The 5-foot-10 foward found the net twice in UCSD's season-opening 6-0 rout of Dominican on Thursday and then came up with what proved to be the game-winner in the second half of Saturday's 2-0 triumph over Notre Dame de Namur.

Jesse Morrill - Cross Country
After redshirting the 2009 season, senior Jesse Morrill returned to competition with a bang on Friday, leading the UCSD men's cross country team to a dominant season-opening victory over Cerritos College and Point Loma Nazarene. The Newport Beach, Calif. native was the top individual finisher in the men's four-mile run, clocking in at 22:15.3 in his first event since November 2008. Morrill set the tone, as UCSD had the top four finishers on the day.


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