2013-14 ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

May 26, 2014

Nash Howe - Track & Field

Nash Howe placed sixth in the javelin Saturday morning at the NCAA Division II Championships in Allendale, Mich., earning All-America distinction for the second year in a row while improving on his seventh-place effort from 2013. The junior Aptos native’s initial toss was his best, achieving a distance of 211’0”. That mark was good enough to gain him three final attempts after his preliminary three. Howe had entered as the narrow top seed with his PR heave of 229’3” from the San Diego Collegiate Challenge on March 15.

Sabrina Pimentel - Track & Field

Sabrina Pimentel crossed the finish line in eighth in the final of the 800 meters Saturday at the NCAA Championships. The junior out of Westminster timed 2:11.02 and stayed put having posted the eighth-fastest preliminary time of 2:09.31 on Friday. She led around the midway mark before falling back. Pimentel entered the meet as the No. 10 seed out of 22 racers, on the strength of her school-record mark of 2:09.07.The now-two-time All-American previously was part of a seventh-place finish in the 4x400 relay as a freshman in 2012.

May 19, 2014

Justin Rahn - Baseball

Justin Rahn hit .318 with a double, two home runs, three walks, six runs and 10 RBI as UCSD advanced to the final round of the NCAA West Regional. The senior went 4-for-5 with both home runs, including a grand slam, the double, four runs and eight RBI in a 20-5 rout of Cal Poly Pomona on Friday. The eight RBI were a single-game program record for the Division II era, and one short of matching the tournament mark. Rahn also made 17 putouts without an error in the outfield, and was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Trevor Scott - Baseball

Trevor Scott got the ball in host UCSD's opener of the NCAA West Regional last Thursday night, and pitched 7.1 shutout innings in a 3-0 win over league rival Sonoma State. He scattered three singles and two walks while striking out seven to match his season high. The junior left-hander retired 11 batters in a row between the fourth and eighth frames and totaled four 1-2-3 innings. Scott then came back on just two days' rest and allowed a single run over three complete frames against Chico State in Sunday's regional final.

May 12, 2014

Brett Levy - Baseball

Brett Levy produced team bests of a .500 average, six hits, four runs and five RBI in guiding No. 15 UCSD to a record sixth CCAA Championship in Stockton. The junior catcher made his college debut at first base in Saturday night's final just to be able to keep his hot bat in the lineup. The move paid off as Levy went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs and three RBI in a 10-7 victory over rival Chico State. The Tritons swept through the tourney with three wins, with Levy joined by five fellow Tritons on the All-Tournament Team. UCSD hosts the NCAA West Regional beginning Thursday.

Sarah Lizotte - Water Polo

Senior Sarah Lizotte totaled eight goals at the NCAA Championship and finished her career with 26 goals in three tournament appearances. She finished four goals short of the all-time tourney mark, set by Stanford’s Lauren Silver. Lizotte scored three times against No. 2 UCLA, twice against No. 6 UC Irvine and had a three goal, three assist effort against No. 8 Indiana. She was awarded NCAA All-Tournament Second Team honors. Lizotte concluded her career as UCSD’s all-time leader in goals and assists.

May 5, 2014

Kellen Levy - Track & Field

Kellen Levy successfully defended his CCAA title in the 10000 meters Friday on his home track at Triton Track & Field Stadium. The senior pulled away over the final 2000 meters and timed 31:12.33, over 41 seconds faster than his previous effort at track's longest distance this season. The mark did fall short of his personal-record 30:58.93 from the 2013 CCAA meet. Levy also placed eighth in the 5000 (15:25.24) to give him 11 points toward the Tritons' second-place team total of 177.5, their highest finish since 2010.

Sabrina Pimentel - Track & Field

Sabrina Pimentel won her first individual conference crown on the final day of the 2014 CCAA Championships at UCSD on Saturday, running 2:10.95. The junior All-American also handled the leadoff leg of the second-place 4x400 relay, which timed 3:47.08, a season best by over a full second, to achieve their first NCAA provisional qualifying mark of the season. Pimentel thus had a hand in 18 points toward UCSD's total of 187.33, which fell just 11.33 shy of Chico State as the Tritons placed second for a fifth year in a row.

April 28, 2014

Nick La Face - Baseball

Nick La Face powered No. 20 UCSD to a comprehensive doubleheader sweep, 11-7 and 16-0, over non-conference foe Azusa Pacific at home on Saturday. The fifth-year senior went 6-for-7 and slugged 1.714 on the day. He reached base in all five plate appearances in the opener, finishing a perfect 4-for-4 with a hit-by-pitch, two doubles, a home run, four runs and four RBI. La Face then went 2-for-3 with another double, two runs and an RBI in the nightcap. He was retired just once in nine plate appearances.

Jolene Guiliana - Water Polo

Jolene Guiliana led No. 13 UCSD to its third WWPA title in four years with nine goals over two league tournament games. Against Sonoma State, she scored four times in a 14-5 victory. She followed with a five-goal performance in the title match, a 16-3 win over Cal State East Bay. The junior was named the tournament's MVP. UCSD moved one step closer to reaching the National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship for the second consecutive season and will host an NCAA play-in game on Saturday, May 3.

April 21, 2014

Dan Golubovic - Track & Field

Dan Golubovic won the “B” flight of the California Invitational decathlon in Azusa last Wednesday and Thursday. Competing in his very first collegiate decathlon, the redshirt freshman was victorious over 14 opponents, totaling 6720 points for a strong NCAA provisional qualifier over the 6200-point standard. Golubovic moved right up into the No. 3 position on the all-time UCSD list. He turned in the top distance in the discus, was second in the pole vault, third in the high jump and fourth in the javelin.

Leah Gonzales - Water Polo

Leah Gonzales scored a pair of goals, dished out an assist and totaled one steal as No. 14 UCSD defeated No. 19 San Diego State, 8-5, in the 13th annual Harper Cup Friday night at Canyonview Aquatic Center in front of a crowd of 761. The win marks the first-ever Harper Cup victory for the Tritons, snapping a 21-game losing streak to the Aztecs overall. Gonzales was chosen as the Most Valuable Player, becoming the second Triton to be so named. UCSD hosts the WWPA Championship this week at Canyonview.

April 14, 2014

Nick Iorfino - Volleyball

Nick Iorfino helped UCSD split its final week of the 2014 season at home in conference play. He produced match highs of 17 kills and eight digs to lift the Tritons to a straight-set win over Pacific on Friday night. The eight digs equaled his career high, while he hit a season-best .440 (17-6-25), adding three assists and an ace. In a four-set defeat to No. 4 Stanford on Senior Night Saturday, he again turned in the team high in kills, this time with 15, to go along with a career-best four assists, six digs, one ace, and a career-high three blocks.

Sabrina Pimentel - Track & Field

Sabrina Pimentel broke the UCSD record in the 800 meters with her time of 2:09.07 Saturday at the Sun Angel Classic. The mark fell just .07 seconds shy of officially booking the junior All-American's third straight trip to the NCAA Championships, but was over a full second and a half faster than her previous PR of 2:10.90 from a year ago. She thus moved up from No. 2 to No. 1 all-time for the Tritons, besting Lindsay Stalker's mark of 2:10.33 from 2005 by more than a second. Pimentel finished fifth in the event among a Division I field.

April 7, 2014

Carlos Bojorquez - Track & Field

Carlos Bojorquez won the 1500 meters at the 2014 Cal-Nevada Championships on Saturday at UCSD. Having already posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the event (3:51.44; No. 4 all-time) on the same track back on March 8, he eclipsed that standard again in timing 3:55.18 to top a competitive field. The San Diego native became the first Triton male to win a Cal-Nevada event since Nick Howe in the javelin in 2011. Bojorquez's 10 points aided in UCSD's best-ever Cal-Nevada team finish of second place.

Women's Rowing

The UCSD women’s rowing team claimed a pair of Grand Final victories at the 41st San Diego Crew Classic Sunday on Mission Bay. The Tritons' Novice 8 crew, led by coxswain Ana Katz (pictured), recorded a winning time of 7:57.93, well ahead of second-place finisher Orange Coast College (8:02.54). For the second straight year, the Tritons' Varsity 4+ crew, paced by coxswain Cat Sheffler, topped the field, clocking an 8:23.24, more than eight seconds ahead of second-place Central Oklahoma (8:31.87).

March 31, 2014

Erik Lewis - Baseball

Erik Lewis was the offensive leader as No. 29 UCSD went 4-2 last week, all on the road at top West Region foes, including a 3-1 victory in a key CCAA series at Cal State East Bay over the weekend. The junior hit a team-best .458 (11-for-24) with six runs, three doubles, seven RBI, four walks and a steal. Lewis had both a four-hit and a four-RBI effort, going 4-for-5 in a 10-6 win at Azusa Pacific and 2-for-5 with four RBI in a 12-0 rout of East Bay. The second baseman also handled all 32 of his defensive chances, with five double plays.

Jennifer Manuel - Softball

Jennifer Manuel led the No. 19, first-place Tritons in innings pitched (14.0), ERA (0.50), opponents’ batting average (.143), wins (2) and strikeouts (5) in a 4-2 week, which included a four-game sweep over Cal State Stanislaus. She threw 11.0 innings against CSUS in two starts without allowing an earned run. Her week was highlighted by a six-inning, one-hit, three-strikeout performance in the series finale. The senior retired 11 straight Warriors to open the game before allowing a walk, and also carried a no-hitter into the fifth.

March 17, 2014

Nicholas Korth - Swimming

Nick Korth broke both of his own school standards in the breaststroke distances and won his second national title in the 200 Saturday night at the 2014 NCAA Division II Championships in Ohio. The senior captain out of Santa Clarita became the first Triton to get under 53 seconds (52.92) in placing third in the 100 on Friday, before producing a Division II record (1:54.45) in the 200, duplicating his feat from the 2011 meet as a freshman. With five more top-eight finishes, he leaves the UCSD program as an 18-time All-American.

Anji Shakya - Swimming

Anji Shakya clocked 4:49.51 in leading last Friday’s 500-yard freestyle virtually from start to finish to top the podium for the second time in as many years at the NCAA Championships. The Davis native and senior captain was also fifth in the 200 free (1:49.25) and was part of four relays that reached the championship final. The second-place 800 free relay shattered the school record by over a second and a half at 7:22.00. With six more top-eight finishes, she leaves the UCSD program as a 19-time All-American for her career.

March 10, 2014

Justin Donatella - Baseball

Justin Donatella struck out a career-high 13 over a career-long 8.1 innings to lead UCSD to a 1-0 victory over CSUDH in the opener of their four-game CCAA series Thursday night at Triton Ballpark. The Tritons went on to sweep the set. The sophomore right-hander's strikeout total was a UCSD program record in the NCAA Division II era (since 2001). Donatella (3-1) tossed 6.2 no-hit innings, finishing with three hits against and no walks. The Saugus native is now a perfect 3-0 in his first three CCAA starts.

Haley Libuit - Track & Field

Haley Libuit helped guide UCSD to its first win at the All-Cal Championships since 2009, the Tritons out-performing NCAA Division I foes UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and UC Riverside in La Jolla on Saturday. The sophomore from Los Altos Hills was an individual event winner in the javelin, achieving her first career provisional qualifier with a top distance of 135'2". The mark moves her up to No. 6 on the all-time UCSD list, bettering her previous personal record of 127'11".

March 3, 2014

Mike Brunsting - Volleyball

Mike Brunsting helped guide UCSD to its first win of the season last Friday night at home against non-conference opponent Grand Canyon. The senior opposite hitter and San Diego native out of Poway achieved his third career double-double, putting down a career-high 18 kills to go along with 10 digs in the five-set victory. He added four block assists. Brunsting had six kills, three assists, two digs and a block on Saturday night against No. 6 UC Santa Barbara. Having moved from the setter position, he now leads UCSD in kills.

Women's Fencing

The UCSD women’s fencing team earned its 10th consecutive Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California (IFCSC) title Saturday at UC Irvine. The Tritons defeated Arizona State, Pasadena City College, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and USC, sweeping all three weapons disciplines for the second straight season. The foil squad of Nicole Chiang, Rosalyn Lim (pictured) and Alina Marshall compiled a perfect 45-0 record. UCSD competes at the NCAA West Regional on March 8 in Pasadena.

February 24, 2014

Max Jiganti - Tennis

Max Jiganti posted seven total wins over four matches last week. Playing in the number-one spot in both singles and doubles for the Tritons, the senior defeated opponents from NCAA Division I UC Riverside, No. 13 Fresno Pacific, Holy Names and Whittier. Jiganti teamed with Kona Luu and Ganesh Alagappan to win four straight doubles contests. He also earned singles victories against UCR, FPU and HNU. The 14th-ranked Tritons were 4-0 last week and have won seven of their last eight matches.

McKenna Clewett - Softball

McKenna Clewett led the Tritons in runs (8), hits (8), RBI (8) doubles (3) and total bases (14) over the weekend in a CCAA sweep of Cal State East Bay. On Friday, she totaled two runs and three RBI in the pair of victories. Her week was highlighted by four hits, six RBI and six runs on Saturday. The sophomore out of Escondido blasted her second career home run in a 17-1 win in game one, which marked the most runs UCSD has scored in a single game in the Division II era. The Tritons are currently alone in first place in the CCAA.

February 18, 2014

Paul Li - Swimming

Li earned Male Swimmer of the Meet honors as the top male point-getter with a maximum 96 at the 2014 PCSC Championships in La Mirada, guiding No. 9 UCSD to its sixth straight conference title. He first led off a school- and meet-record performance of 6:37.14 in winning the 800 free relay. On Thursday, he won the 500 free in 4:25.48, breaking the school record (4:26.81) by over a second and booking a second straight trip to the NCAA meet. Li then touched the wall first in both the 400 IM (3:54.82) and 200 free (1:39.44).

Alexis Edwards - Softball

Edwards helped No. 21 UCSD to a 3-1 series victory over rival Chico State by picking up a pair of wins inside the circle. In game one, she tossed a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 decision. It was the first complete game of the year for Edwards, who allowed four hits, two walks and struck out one. On Saturday, the sophomore left-hander took a no-hitter into the fifth before finishing with 6.1 innings pitched in the 4-0 triumph. She allowed four hits, two walks and recorded a strikeout for her team-leading fourth win of the season.

February 10, 2014

James McCann - Basketball

James McCann guided UCSD to a road sweep this past weekend. The senior point guard out of Carlsbad produced a game-high 23 points and four assists at Chico State on Friday night, inbounding the ball to teammate Drew Dyer for the game-winning buzzer-beater. McCann added a game-high six assists and team-high 16 points the next night at Stanislaus. He averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the week, leading the Tritons in scoring, assists, free throws made, free throws attempted and free throw percentage.

Sarah Lizotte - Water Polo

Sarah Lizotte broke the UCSD all-time scoring and assist records over the weekend during the Triton Invitational. She passed UCSD Hall of Famer and former U.S. Olympic team captain Julie Swail's mark of 245 after posting 12 goals over four games at Canyonview Aquatic Center to put her career total at 251 scores. The senior out of Riverside also tallied five assists to push her career total to 127, eclipsing Jamie Dailey's 125. The Tritons finished 2-2 on the weekend, including a top-20 win over Santa Clara.

 

February 3, 2014

Men's Fencing

Facing many of the top teams in the nation at the Northwestern Invitational in Illinois, the Tritons' foil squad scored several impressive upsets. Jeffrey Chan, Keric Moore (pictured), Mitchell Shulman and Eduard Zilinskiy came out on top vs. No. 3 Princeton, No. 4 Notre Dame and No. 6 Ohio State. The foilists also defeated Wayne State. Overall, UCSD went 13-14 against reigning national champion Princeton and Notre Dame, and tallied a 14-13 win over No. 8 Penn. The Tritons host the South/South Duals on Feb. 8.

Kirsten Willmon - Softball

Kirsten Willmon led the 21st-ranked Tritons in hits (9), doubles (1), total bases (12), triples (1) and runs scored (5) in a four-game season-opening sweep of Western Oregon at home over the weekend. She was second in slugging percentage (.857), and third in batting average (.643) and on-base percentage (.643). She tripled home the game-winning run in walk-off fashion in the 4-3 comeback victory in game one Saturday. The senior recorded two hits or more in all four games, including a three-hit performance in game one.

 

January 27, 2014

James McCann - Basketball

Senior guard James McCann led UCSD to a pair of league wins at RIMAC Arena by averaging a double-double with 12.5 points and 10.0 assists. Against both Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State L.A., McCann dished out 10 assists, one short of his career high. The 20 helpers left him just four short of UCSD’s Division II career assists record. Over the two victories, McCann made a team-best 92% of his free throws, hitting 11 of 12. He also pulled down 12 rebounds, the second-highest total on the team.

Alexis Wieseler - Water Polo

Wieseler tallied a team-high 11 goals, a team-high eight steals and three assists to power UCSD to a weekend sweep at the UCSB Winter Invite. Against Concordia, the sophomore scored three times, grabbed three steals and recorded one assist. She followed with a co-game-high four-goal performance in a 12-11 upset of No. 5 Arizona State. On Sunday, the Highland native grabbed three steals in the 11-7 win over No. 17 UCSB. She finished the weekend with four scores and two steals in a 14-8 victory over CSU Bakersfield.

 

January 21, 2014

Jack Galvan - Swimming

Galvan guided No. 8 UCSD to victory at No. 17 California Baptist in his hometown of Riverside on Saturday. The junior first anchored the second-place 400 medley relay with a freestyle split of 45.88, the fastest in the field. He then placed a close second in the 50 free (21.67) and won the 100 free in a season-best 46.50. Galvan later anchored the triumphant 400 free relay (3:08.33) with an even 46-second split, the best of the race by .64 seconds. On the day, Galvan compiled two wins and two runner-up efforts in his four swims.

Megan Perry - Basketball

Perry led the Tritons in points, scoring average, three-pointers made, three-point percentage, minutes and free-throw percentage in a pair of road wins to move UCSD into a second-place tie in the CCAA. Her 15 points and 13 rebounds at SF State Saturday marked her second double-double of the year. The 13 boards were a career and team high, while she shared the team high in points. In Friday's victory over Sonoma State, Perry drained a career-high six three-pointers and finished with a team-high 18 points.

 

January 13, 2014

James McCann - Basketball

McCann played a huge role in two CCAA wins last week. Against Cal State East Bay, the senior guard scored a season- and game-high 23 points to go along with a career- and game-high 10 rebounds. He also dished out seven assists and made 10 of 11 free throws. The next night, McCann finished with 22 points and a season- and game-high eight assists versus Monterey Bay. For the week, the Carlsbad native led the Tritons in scoring, assists, free throws and free throw percentage and was second in rebounding.

Anji Shakya - Swimming

Shakya guided No. 6 UCSD to a 2-1 record Saturday at CSU Bakersfield. The Tritons lost to the host 'Runners, but handily beat another Division I foe in LMU, as well as Division II No. 12 Alaska. The senior captain out of Davis was fastest in both the 200 free (1:52.64) and 200 back (2:05.69), by over a full second in the latter. Shakya had the second-best time in the 500 free (5:01.52), and completed her day by leading off the second-place 400 free relay (3:31.20). Her day saw eight individual and two relay dual wins.

 

January 6, 2014

Nicholas Korth - Swimming

Korth was his usual dominant self during a busy three-meet week for No. 8 UCSD against Division I foes. The senior captain out of Santa Clarita swept his specialty breaststroke races against Air Force (56.02, 2:03.39) on Dec. 30, and again at home on Senior Day Sunday over Incarnate Word (55.90, 2:03.38). Saturday versus Grand Canyon, Korth took the 200 breast (2:03.60) around a pair of third-place showings in the 50 free (21.10) and 200 IM (1:56.74). For the week, Korth collected five individual and one relay win.

Anji Shakya - Swimming

Shakya helped No. 6 UCSD to an even 3-3 dual record against Division I opponents last week. The senior captain was second in the 200 free (1:51.43) and 500 free (5:01.70) at SDSU on Dec. 30. On Saturday at home against Boise State and Grand Canyon, Shakya was second in the 200 free (1:51.54) and fourth in the 500 free (5:04.52). Finally Sunday on Senior Day, she won the 200 free (1:51.40) and was third in the 100 free (52.61). For the week, Shakya grabbed six individual and three relay wins.

 

December 23, 2013

MacKenzie McCullough - Basketball

For the week, McCullough led the Tritons in points, FGM, FG%, 3FGM and 3FG%. The senior forward scored a career- and game-high 20 points in a 92-33 trouncing of UC Merced, going 8-for-9 from the floor, including 3-for-4 from behind the three-point line. In a loss to Cal State San Bernardino, McCullough grabbed eight rebounds and netted 13 points. He was 5-for-10 from the floor and 3-for-5 from long range. Overall, McCullough made 68.4% of his shots and 66.7% of his three-point attempts, averaging 16.5 points per game.

Colleen Daley - Swimming

Colleen Daley was a part of three first-place finishes during a 146-59 dual-meet win for No. 6 UCSD against Cal State East Bay on Saturday. The sophomore Rocklin native swept the two sprint freestyle events, first going 27.54 in the 50 meters and later 1:00.69 in the 100. Daley then completed her afternoon by anchoring the victorious 400 free relay (4:04.64). The Tritons round out 2013 at San Diego State on Monday, Dec. 30 (2 p.m.).

 

December 9, 2013

Drew Dyer - Basketball

Drew Dyer led UCSD in scoring, FG%, FGM, 3FGM, 3FGA and offensive rebounds as the Tritons split a pair of tough CCAA road games. In a 75-69 win at Humboldt State on Thursday, the sophomore forward scored a game-high 18 points and had a team-best seven rebounds. In Saturday's 70-63 loss at Cal Poly Pomona, Dyer netted a team-high 17 points, draining five consecutive three-pointers in the first half. Overall for the week, he made 12 of 19 field goals and nine of 15 three-point attempts.

Megan Perry - Basketball

Megan Perry scored a career- and game-high 25 points in a 78-67 loss at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday. The senior guard also set new career-bests in FGM (10), FGA (14) and 3FGM (5). Two nights prior, Perry had a team co-high 12 points and dished out a game-high five assists to lead the Tritons to a 71-63 win at Humboldt State. For the week, she led UCSD in scoring, FG%, FGM, 3FGM, 3FGA, FTM, assists and blocks.

 

December 2, 2013

Adam Klie - Basketball

True freshman Adam Klie was instrumental in helping the Tritons to a pair of non-conference home wins this past week. Against Academy of Art, the guard poured in a career- and game-high 19 points while also setting career-bests in rebounds (8) and steals (3). Three nights prior, the Anchorage, Alaska, native scored 14 points in just 13 minutes of play versus St. Katherine. He was 6-for-7 from the field against the Firebirds. For the week, Klie led UCSD in points, PPG, FGM, FG%, 3FG% and offensive rebounds.

Erin Dautremont - Basketball

Erin Dautremont was named the MVP of the UCSD Thanksgiving Classic after helping lead the Tritons to a 2-0 showing. The senior forward averaged 17.5 points per game and her 26 points against Metro State were the most scored during the tourney. Dautremont was 4-for-4 in three-pointers vs. MSU, a new career-best, and also had a team-high six rebounds. Her free throws with six seconds left in regulation tied the game and sent it to overtime. Tied with 1:28 left against Azusa Pacific, her free throws put UCSD up for good.

 

November 25, 2013

Nicholas Korth - Swimming

Nicholas Korth had an incredible final Arena Invitational, producing two individual first-place finishes and one second-place effort while aiding in four top-four relays. The two-time captain out of Santa Clarita tied for first in the 50 free in a lifetime-best 20.36 (No. 3 all-time at UCSD) before winning the 100 breaststroke in 53.59. His time of 1:56.26 in the 200 breast booked his trip to the 2014 NCAA Championships in Ohio, and got under the 20-year-old meet record. Led by Korth, the Tritons were runners-up among a Division I field.

Cameron Ravanbach - Water Polo

Cameron Ravanbach recorded 37 saves to lead UCSD to its 16th WWPA championship over the weekend. The junior totaled 21 blocks, a career high that also tied the UCSD record for saves in a game, in an 8-4 semifinal win over Santa Clara. In the championship match against top-seeded host UC Davis, the La Jolla native amassed 16 saves in a 6-4 decision. Ravanbach was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. The Tritons open the NCAA Championship against St. Francis on Thursday, Dec. 5 in Palo Alto.

 

November 18, 2013

Josh Cohen - Soccer

Josh Cohen made three critical saves during the penalty-kick tiebreaker of Saturday night's thrilling NCAA Championship second-round match in La Jolla with Chico State. In the fifth round of kicks, the Tritons had to have a stop to stay alive, and Cohen dove all-out to his left to swat the ball away with his left hand. His third save sealed it moments later. No. 17 UCSD thus advanced to the third round, and travels to Denver, Colo., this week to take on No. 12 Simon Fraser in the West Region final Friday morning at 9 a.m. PT.

Miranda Seto - Basketball

Miranda Seto scored a career-high 21 points Sunday to lead the UCSD women's basketball team to a season-opening 70-65 victory at CCAA opponent Cal State San Bernardino. The junior guard was 8-for-16 from the floor, which also gave her new career-highs for field goals made and attempted. Seto drained four of five free throws and also chipped in with five assists, four steals and a pair of rebounds over 38 minutes of play. The Tritons head to Azusa this weekend for two big regional tilts at the West Region Crossover Classic.

 

November 11, 2013

Tareq Alwafai - Cross Country

Tareq Alwafai qualified for the NCAA Championship after placing 14th at the NCAA West Regional in Spokane, Wash. at the Plantes Ferry Sports Complex on Saturday. The sophomore came across the finish line with a time of 32:26.2 for a new UCSD course record in the 10k run, earning All-West Region honors in the process. He led the Tritons to a sixth-place finish out of 18 teams. The Aliso Viejo native will be the UCSD cross country program's first representative at the national championship since 2008 on Nov. 23 in Spokane.

Sara McCutchan - Volleyball

The junior middle blocker set CCAA and UCSD records and tied a NCAA Division II record by hitting 1.000 (11-0-11) in a sweep against Humboldt State. McCutchan is just the seventh player in Division II history to hit 1.000 with at least 10 attempts. Her 11 kills, five blocks and 13.5 points vs. HSU were all match-highs. The next night, she had season-highs with 17 kills and 20.5 points while hitting .361 in a five-set win over Cal Poly Pomona. The wins gave UCSD sole possession of second place in the league.

 

November 4, 2013

Joe Dietrich - Water Polo

Joe Dietrich totaled eight goals and three assists in a pair of games last week. Down 6-1 on Friday against No. 14 Santa Clara, Dietrich powered a Triton comeback victory with a pair of goals in the third period. His second goal of the night was a go-ahead score that put UCSD ahead for good in the 10-9 win. The junior also tallied two assists and a steal in the WWPA victory. The Lafayette native followed with a career-high six-goal, one-assist performance on Saturday in a 12-11 overtime setback against No. 17 UC Davis.

Caitlin Brenton - Volleyball

Caitlin Brenton helped the No. 12 UCSD women's volleyball team to a pair of league wins over the weekend. In a four-set victory over Chico State, the junior opposite hitter totaled a match-high 18.0 points with 15 kills, which equaled a career-best. In a sweep of Cal State Stanislaus the next night, Brenton recorded a match-high 14 kills and led the Tritons with 14.5 points. She hit .480, committing just two errors in 25 attacks. For the week, the San Jose native led UCSD in kills and points and was second in hitting percentage.

 

October 28, 2013

Andisheh Bagheri - Soccer

Andisheh Bagheri scored three goals, including both game-winners, in a pair of 2-1 home victories for No. 18 UCSD over the weekend. The senior playmaker struck twice within a 58-second span with just under 10 minutes left to play in regulation to overturn a 1-0 deficit Sunday against North Division-leading Cal State Monterey Bay as the Tritons clinched their first CCAA Championship berth since 2005. The Davis native now leads the team with nine goals. UCSD hosts Cal State L.A. on Senior Day on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 11:30 a.m.

Danielle Dahle - Volleyball

Danielle Dahle helped No. 13 UCSD move into a tie for second place in the CCAA with a pair of wins this past week. Against No. 14 Sonoma State, the sophomore outside hitter had a team-high 16 kills while hitting .293 and adding seven digs. The next night, Dahle totaled 17.5 points and 16 kills, both match-highs, against SF State. The La Mesa native hit .343 with nine digs and two blocks. For the week, Dahle led the team in kills and points, was second in hitting and made no errors in a team-high 56 reception attempts.

 

October 21, 2013

Andisheh Bagheri - Soccer

Andisheh Bagheri stepped up and converted a pair of penalty kicks into 17th-ranked UCSD's only two goals over a key home weekend against divisional opponents. His spot kick at 85:54 knotted Friday night's 1-1 draw with rival Cal State Dominguez Hills. Then facing Cal Poly Pomona on Sunday, the senior midfielder's 38th-minute penalty gave the Tritons a 1-0 victory, their 10th on the season and ninth of the shutout variety, as UCSD moved another step closer to its first CCAA Championship berth since 2005.

Jay Lim - Golf

Jay Lim was UCSD's top golfer at last week's Sonoma State Invitational, placing in a tie for fifth out of 74 competitors. Lim carded a 3-over par 219 at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club to help lead the Tritons to a third-place finish in the 14-team field. On Monday, Lim was in seventh after rounds of 76 (+4) and 70 (-2). The junior improved his standing after firing a 1-over 73 in Tuesday's third and final round. It was Lim's best finish since the 2012 season.

 

October 14, 2013

Cameron Ravanbach - Water Polo

Cameron Ravanbach guided No. 13 UCSD to three wins over the weekend with strong play in the cage. The Tritons improved to 2-0 in the WWPA by beating No. 20 California Baptist on Friday, a game in which Ravanbach recorded nine saves. The junior then provided 23 saves in two wins Sunday at the SoCal Tournament, including 15 in a victory over No. 10 LMU. The La Jolla native also grabbed 14 saves in a Saturday setback against No. 5 Cal. In five games, Ravanbach blocked 50 shots for an average of 10 saves per game.

Marie Diaz - Cross Country

Marie Diaz was the top finisher for the UCSD women Saturday at the 21st Annual Triton Classic. The sophomore timed 22:35 to place third out of 100 runners in the 6k race. Her mark bested last year's effort, when she came across the line at 22:59 on North Campus Course. Diaz, a native of San Leandro, led the Triton women to a second-place finish out of eight teams entered, just two points behind rival Chico State, ranked sixth nationally. UCSD will next travel to Chico to compete in the CCAA Championships on Oct. 26.

 

October 7, 2013

Alec Arsht - Soccer

Alec Arsht played all 180 minutes at center back in a pair of 2-0 road wins for 10th-ranked UCSD this past weekend, as the Tritons ascended Friday into sole possession of first place in the CCAA South Division. Arsht and his back-line mates allowed only 12 shots in the two contests combined, with just two of those attempts on frame. In addition to his defensive influence, the fourth-year senior headed in his first goal of the campaign in the 29th minute to put UCSD up 2-0 at Cal State East Bay on Sunday.

Sophie Rowe - Volleyball

Sophie Rowe helped the Tritons to a pair of CCAA road wins by leading the team in points and kills with two double-doubles for the week. At Cal Poly Pomona, the sophomore outside hitter posted team co-highs with 19.0 points and 18 kills while adding 14 digs and two blocks. At Humboldt State, Rowe led the Tritons with 17.5 points and 15 kills and also collected an ace, 11 digs and three blocks. After seven matches away from home, the 11th-ranked Tritons return to RIMAC to host East Bay and CSUMB Friday and Saturday.

 

September 30, 2013

Josh Cohen - Soccer

Cohen guided No. 22 UCSD to two more shutout victories at home this past weekend. Friday against Humboldt State, the senior goalkeeper made five saves, most notably going down to his right to smother a 77th-minute penalty kick and preserve a 2-0 Triton win. Cohen added two more stops in Sunday's 1-0 win over Sonoma State. He and his teammates have now kept four straight shutouts, all UCSD wins, and have not allowed a goal in 403:59. Sunday's results moved the Tritons into a first-place tie in the CCAA South.

Paige Hughes - Cross Country

Hughes was the top finisher for the UCSD women Saturday at the Roy Griak Invitational. She clocked in at 23:18 to place 26th out of 356 runners as the top CCAA finisher. The sophomore's time was the second-fastest ever run by a Triton on the Griak course. She led the Triton women to eighth place out of 34 teams, behind four ranked squads in No. 3 Augustana, No. 15 Minnesota Duluth, No. 20 Southwest Baptist and No. 22 Pittsburg State. UCSD returns home to host the Triton Classic on Saturday, Oct. 12.

 

September 23, 2013

Gavin Lamming - Soccer

Gavin Lamming anchored a UCSD defense that posted a pair of clutch 1-0 shutout road victories against CCAA South Division rivals who had both entered the weekend with unbeaten records. In addition to his efforts on the defensive end, the fourth-year senior headed in Sunday's decider at Cal State San Bernardino in the 27th minute for his first goal of 2013. The Tritons earlier upset No. 14 Chico State in its home opener on Friday night. Lamming and his teammates return to home action this Friday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m.

Heidi Sierks - Volleyball

Sophomore setter Heidi Sierks recorded a pair of double-doubles during UCSD's opening week of CCAA play. At SF State, she had a career-high 14 digs to go along with 34 assists and paced the No. 8 Tritons to a season-best .309 attack percentage. A sweep over the Gators moved UCSD to 9-0, tying the program's best start. The next night, Sierks set another career high with 42 assists while adding 10 digs in a 3-1 setback at No. 18 Sonoma State. Sierks is averaging 10.86 assists per CCAA match, the third most in the conference.

 

September 16, 2013

Tareq Alwafai - Cross Country

Tareq Alwafai was the Tritons' top male finisher at the UC Riverside Invitational on Saturday morning. The sophomore timed 24:42.6 to place 10th overall in the men's 8k invitational race, with five Division I runners from Southern Utah and UC Santa Barbara crossing ahead of him. His mark was UCSD's fastest-ever on the UCR course, lowering former Triton distance great James Nielsen's standard. Alwafai, an Aliso Viejo native, guided UCSD to a fifth-place showing out of 23 teams entered. The Tritons are idle until Sept. 28.

Cassie Callahan - Soccer

Cassie Callahan tallied three goals and an assist, including both game-winners, to lead No. 20 UCSD (3-1, 2-0 CCAA) to a pair of divisional road victories over the weekend. The junior All-American converted a 61st-minute penalty kick for the lone score in a shutout of Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday night. She then set up the equalizer and headed in a pair of goals as the Tritons overturned a halftime deficit and defeated Cal State L.A., 3-1, on Sunday. UCSD remains on the road for two more South Division tilts this week.

 

September 9, 2013

Tommy Friedrich - Water Polo

Tommy Friedrich totaled six goals over the weekend during the Triton Invitational at Canyonview, highlighted by a career-high four against No. 4 Cal. The junior added a score against No. 2 UCLA, giving him five against a pair of top-five teams in the country, and also tallied a goal in the 12-8 victory over Redlands. He helped the 11th-ranked Tritons to a 2-2 record to begin the 2013 season. UCSD travels to Claremont at the end of the week for three games, including a date with top-ranked USC at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Sara McCutchan - Volleyball

Sara McCutchan was named to the Coyote Classic All-Tournament Team after her performances helped lead UCSD to a 4-0 record with four sweeps. She led the Tritons in attack percentage and was second in kills, aces and blocks. The junior middle blocker turned in a match-high 12 kills against 13th-ranked Regis and a match-best five blocks versus No. 24 Central Washington. The Tritons jumped from No. 22 to No. 13 in this week's national poll and will host the UCSD Invitational Sept. 13-14 at RIMAC Arena.

 

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