2011-12 UC San Diego Athletes of the Week
Release: Monday 09/05/2011 
by UCSD

2011-12 Athlete of the Week Winners

 

May 29, 2012

Ka Wai Ng - Track & Field

Senior jumper Ka Wai Ng had a breakout performance at the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Pueblo, Colo., finishing second overall in the men's triple jump. A native of Hong Kong, China, Ng hit 51'9" on his final jump of the competition, missing the winning mark of 51'9.25" by less than a centimeter. His performance was a new school record, surpassing his previous PR of 50'5.5" from earlier this season. Ng is the only athlete in program history to clear 50 feet in the triple jump. 

Jacqueline Rose - Track & Field
Senior Jacqueline Rose put the finishing touches on an stellar career at UCSD over the weekend, competing in three separate events at the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Rose finished fourth in the women's 400-meter dash (54.14) and helped the women's 4x400 relay team to a seventh place finish (3:45.17). The group, which also featured Sabrina Pimentel, Lauren Irish and Deyna Roberson, set a new school record with a prelim time of 3:42.17. Rose also ran in the women's 200-meter dash, finishing 15th in prelims (24.28).

 

 

May 21, 2012

Ryan Goodbrand - Baseball

Ryan Goodbrand threw his second complete game of the year in an 11-1 win over 11th-ranked and top-seeded Western Oregon at the NCAA West Regional. He improved to 11-0 to tie for second on UCSD's single season wins list. The junior struck out six and walked none while scattering five hits. He retired the side in order in the first, fifth, seventh and eighth innings. Goodbrand finished the year as the Tritons' leader in wins, starts, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts. 

Camille Gaito - Softball
Camille Gaito pitched every inning of UCSD's run to its second-straight national championship game. The senior went 4-2 in six starts, limiting opponents to just nine earned runs, 46 hits and a .242 average over 51.1 innings. She struck out 34 batters, including a season-high 10 in a career-high 11.1 innings in a 1-0 loss to No. 3 Kutztown. Gaito went 10-4 during the NCAA Tournament with a 0.94 ERA over 104.1 innings. For her career, she amassed a 98-31 overall record with a 1.10 ERA.

 

 

May 14, 2012

Nick La Face - Baseball

Sophomore designated hitter Nick La Face was named the Most Outstanding Player of the CCAA Tourament after helping lead the Tritons to their fourth straight tourney title and a berth in the NCAA West Regional. He hit .467 (7-for-15) with three doubles and three walks while scoring three runs and driving in four more. La Face finished the tournament with a .667 slugging percentage and a .556 on-base percentage. He drove in the winning run in game one vs. Sonoma State and again in game two against Chico State. 

Kirsten Willmon - Softball
Kirsten Willmon hit .545 (6-for-11) over three games against Cal State Dominguez Hills at the NCAA West Super Regional, leading the Tritons with two RBI and eight total bases. The second-year player was 3-for-4 with an RBI triple in the opening game of the series and then capped off the regional with a 2-for-3 performance and the game-winning RBI in Saturday's all-or-nothing contest. So far in the NCAA Tournament, Willmon leads the Tritons with a .500 average (13-for-16), 13 hits and a .519 on-base percentage.

 

 

May 7, 2012

Kris Lesovsky - Softball

Senior Kris Lesovsky went 10-for-16 (.625) with six runs scored, six RBI, a home run and an .813 slugging percentage as the Tritons took home the NCAA West Region II title. She had multiple hits in four of five games. Lesovsky broke the school record for career hits and RBI and set a single-season UCSD mark for runs scored while at the tournament. She went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in the winner-take-all game vs. Dixie State on Sunday and is currently riding a 15-game hitting streak. 

Jacqueline Rose - Track & Field
Senior sprinter Jacqueline Rose was outstanding for UCSD at the CCAA Championships in Los Angeles, leading the Triton women to a third straight second place finish. The San Jose native claimed the league title in both the 200 (23.96) and 400 (54.70), while placing sixth in the 100 (12.35). Rose also ran in both relays, leading the 4x400 group to a first place finish (3:44.84), while the 4x100 unit placed third (47.14). She was named the Female Track Athlete of the Meet. Her time in the 200 ranks No. 2 all-time at UCSD.

 

 

April 30, 2012

Jay Lim - Golf

Freshman Jay Lim led UCSD to a third place finish at the CCAA Championships last week, posting a final tally of 5-under par, 211 (72-73-66) at the Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles. Lim tied for fourth overall, propelling the Tritons to their highest-ever CCAA Tournament finish. His final round 66 was the lowest individual round of the competition and matched the low round by a UCSD player this season. The Tritons earned a berth in the NCAA Division II Central/West Regional, their first since 2007. 

Camille Gaito - Softball
Senior Camille Gaito earned the CCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player Sunday after going 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA at the tournament. She hurled a five-hitter in the championship game while striking out six in UCSD's 4-1 victory, which earned the team an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II West Regional. In 22.2 innings at the CCAA Tournament, Gaito surrendered just three earned runs while striking out 12.

 

 

April 23, 2012

Nash Howe - Track and Field

Freshman Nash Howe turned in a strong performance at the Soka Peace Invitational, winning the men's javelin with an impressive toss of 192'10". The throw was a new personal best for Howe and ranks fourth all-time at UCSD. In addition, his mark was just nine inches shy of an NCAA Division II provisional qualifier. 

Samantha Yeung - Tennis
Samantha Yeung wrapped up her collegiate career by posting four victories during the Tritons' final week of competition this season. She won at No. 4 singles against Sonoma State and Hawaii Hilo, both in straight sets. Yeung also picked up a straight set singles win at No. 5 versus Cal State Stanislaus. The senior from Calabasas was dominant in her doubles match against Hawaii Hilo as well, teaming up with Laura Wilke to shutout their opponents by a score of 8-0.

 

 

April 17, 2012

Max Jiganti - Tennis

Max Jiganti won two matches against 16th-ranked Abilene Christian Sunday in Malibu. The sophomore was victorious at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles along with partner Sam Ling. Overall, he is 18-3 in singles matches and 9-2 in doubles play this season. Jiganti has won four straight singles matches, including victories over No. 2 West Florida and No. 15 St. Edward's. He and Ling are 6-1 and have won five consecutive doubles tilts, including wins against No. 2 West Florida, No. 3 Barry and No. 15 St. Edward's. 

Kirsten Bates - Water Polo
Kirsten Bates helped the Tritons go 4-0 at the Santa Clara Invitational, scoring eight goals with three assists and five steals. She scored a game-high four goals in UCSD's 12-8 victory over Cal State Monterey Bay and then had a goal, two assists and a team-high four steals in a key 12-7 win against Cal State Bakersfield. Bates now has 196 career goals, fifth-best in UCSD history, and also appears on the school's all-time top 10 lists in attempts (506, 4th), assists (89, 9th), steals (164, 5th) and penalties drawn (23, 3rd).

 

 

April 9, 2012

Scott Liske - Baseball

The sophomore helped lead UCSD to a four-game sweep against Sonoma State, allowing the Tritons to take over first place in the league from the Seawolves. He batted .500 (7-for-14) with a .533 on-base percentage and an .857 slugging percentage, scoring six runs and driving in three. Liske doubled three times, tripled and had an outfield assist. He scored the game-winning run in game two and had the game-winning RBI in the final contest of the series. For the week, he led the team in batting average, hits, doubles and OBP. 

Camille Gaito - Softball
Camille Gaito pitched two complete-game shutouts on the road at Sonoma State over the weekend, striking out seven while limiting the Seawolves to just nine hits. She threw a five-hitter with two walks in UCSD's 3-0 win in game one. On Saturday, she out-dueled reigning CCAA Pitcher of the Week Sam Lipperd while holding SSU to just four hits in UCSD's 1-0 victory.

 

 

April 2, 2012

Vaun Lennon - Volleyball

The sophomore outside hitter led the Tritons to two huge league wins, the team's fourth and fifth consecutive victories, keeping UCSD in the hunt for a MPSF Tournament spot. He posted a career-high .632 attack percentage with 13 kills, two aces and six digs vs. No. 15 UCSB. The previous night, he hit .333 with 12 kills, an ace and nine digs in an upset over No. 3 UCLA. For the week, Lennon averaged 3.57 kills/set, 2.14 digs/set and 4.14 points/set and has totaled 12 or more kills and at least 13.5 points in four of his last five matches, all UCSD wins. 

Jacqueline Rose - Track & Field
The senior sprinter had a strong performance on the final day of the Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships on Sunday, winning the 400-meter dash with a impressive final time of 53.30. Her effort was good enough for an NCAA Division II automatic qualifier and set a new school record in the event. Rose, who beat out competitors from several D-I schools including Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton, Sacramento State and Long Beach State, was voted the female track athlete of the meet, becoming the second consecutive Triton to take home the honor.

 

 

March 26, 2012

Nick Howe - Track & Field

Senior thrower Nick Howe had a strong showing for UC San Diego at the Point Loma Nazarene Collegiate Open on Saturday, winning the men's javelin with an impressive toss of 205'10". Howe's victory came rather easily as his throw was more than 32 feet further than the second place competitor's. The Aptos, Calif., native collected an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark with the performance. Howe is the two-time defending NCAA Champion in the javelin. 

Munira Gesner - Fencing
Sophomore Munira Gesner was one of two Tritons to represent UCSD at the 2012 National Collegiate Fencing Championships in Columbus, Ohio, last week. Gesner finished 24th overall in women's sabre, recording one victory and 41 touches scored over seven rounds of competition. Her victory was a notable one as she defeated All-American Lian Osier of defending national champion Notre Dame, 5-4. Teammate Rose Forcier finished 24th overall in women's foil.

 

 

March 19, 2012

Adam Rice - Swimming

Junior Adam Rice was instrumental in helping lead the Tritons to a second place finish at the NCAA Championships in Texas. He set two new individual school records, placing third in the 400 IM (3:53.72) and fourth in the 200 IM (1:46.99). Rice also took third in the 200 butterfly (1:46.86). The Atwater native was part of the 200 medley relay team that placed fourth (1:28.56) and the 800 free relay squad that finished sixth (6:37.68). Both relay times set new program records. 

Emily Adamczyk - Swimming
Junior Emily Adamczyk is the new national champion in the 200 breaststroke. She won the event on the final day of the NCAA Championships, topping the field in a school-record time of 2:13.18. Adamczyk led wire-to-wire and beat the second place finisher by more than a full second. The Altadena native also took third in the 100 breast (1:03.57) and seventh in the 200 IM (2:03.78), both in personal-best times. She was 10th in the 400 IM and on the 400 medley relay team that finished second. UCSD was third overall.

 

 

March 13, 2012

Danny Susdorf - Baseball

Junior outfielder Danny Susdorf powered UCSD to a 3-1 series win over No. 29 Cal State Monterey Bay last week, batting .545 (6-11) with an on-base percentage of .667 in four games. The Newhall native scored five runs, drove in three, drew three walks and stole four bases against the Otters. He finished with two hits and a RBI in three of the four games and scored the eventual game-winning run in the Tritons' 5-3 win in the series finale on Sunday.

Chelsea Carlisle - Basketball
Senior point guard Chelsea Carlisle was outstanding over the weekend, leading UCSD to the NCAA Division II West Regional Championship game for the first time since 2007. In three NCAA Tournament games against Chico State, Western Washington and No. 8 Alaska Anchorage, Carlisle averaged 17.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 3.0 steals. She shot 46.5% (20-43) from the field and hit 47% (8-of-17) of her three-point tries.

 


March 5, 2012

Lewis Simon - Golf

Lewis Simon had a strong showing at the 2012 Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic last week, leading the Tritons to a third place finish among 17 teams competing in the tournament. The Torrance native finished tied for fourth overall on the individual leaderboard with a final tally of +3, 213 (75-70-68) on the par-70, 6,537-yard Arrowhead Country Club layout. The performance marked Simon's highest finish of the season. The third place finish was also UCSD's best showing in 2011-12.

Jacqueline Rose - Track & Field
Senior sprinter Jacqueline Rose had a big day for the Tritons at the All-Cal Challenge on Saturday, winning the 400-meter dash with an impressive time of 54.90. Her time set a new meet record and ranks No. 2 all-time at UCSD behind only Christine Merrill's time of 54.76 in 2010. Rose, who also finished second in the 200 (24.91), took home an NCAA provisional qualifier with the performance.

 

 

February 27, 2012

Garrett Tuck - Baseball

Shortstop Garrett Tuck hit .600 (10-for-15) over four starts vs. Cal Poly Pomona, helping UCSD to a series split. He had at least one hit in every game and multiple hits in three of four games. The sophomore also had at least one RBI in three of four games, including the game-winning hit/RBI in the second game. Tuck upped his season batting average from .233 to .328, and currently has a team-best nine-game hit streak. He leads the Tritons in hits (19) and is second on the team in batting average (.328) and RBI (10).

Charly Swanberg - Softball
Charly Swanberg batted .467 over six games last week (7-for-15) with six RBI and four doubles. She recorded two RBI in the last three games of the series against San Francisco State and had at least one double in each of those three games. The sophomore catcher went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI in a 7-3 win over SFSU in Friday's second game and followed with a 3-for-5 performance with a double and two RBI in a 11-6 victory in the series finale.

 

 

February 20, 2012

Ka Wai Ng - Track & Field

Senior Ka Wai Ng had a big day for UCSD in its season opener on Saturday, recording victories in both the triple jump and long jump to help the Tritons sweep Cal Poly Pomona and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. His biggest performance came in the triple jump as he picked up an NCAA provisional qualifier and set the school record with a mark of 49'6.5" in the event. His jump surpassed the previous record of 48'10.75" set by Scott Tsuda in 2009. The Hong Kong native posted a winning mark of 22'4.5" in the long jump.

Mya Romero - Softball
Mya Romero played a key role in the Tritons' four-game sweep of Cal State Stanislaus over the weekend, going 4-for-11 with six RBI, three doubles and three runs scored. Down 1-0 in the fifth inning against CSUS in game one, Romero cracked a three-run double with two outs to put the Tritons up 3-1 in an eventual 4-1 win. Four hours later, she provided the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth of game two. In the second doubleheader, she had back-to-back RBI doubles in the first game as UCSD won 8-0.

 

 

February 13, 2012

Nick Korth - Swimming

Nick Korth won three individual events and was part of three winning relay teams to help the Tritons pick up their fourth consecutive Pacific Coast Swimming and Diving Conference championship in La Mirada this past week. Korth won the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and led UCSD to 1-2-3-4 finishes in both. The sophomore also won the 200 individual medley, heading up a 1-2-3 performance for the Tritons in that race. In the relays, the Valencia native helped UCSD to victories in the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 medley events.

Alex Henley - Swimming
Alex Henley was victorious in three individual events as well as three relays to help UCSD win its fourth straight Pacific Coast Swimming and Diving Conference title this past week. To start off the Championships, Henley set a new school record in the 200 freestyle, swimming a 1:48.27 to lead off the winning 800 free relay squad. The senior standout went on to head a UCSD sweep in the 200 individual medley and also touched first in the 400 IM and 200 backstroke. The Thousand Oaks native was also part of the Tritons' winning teams in the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay.

 

 

February 6, 2012

James McCann - Basketball

James McCann led UCSD to a pair of critical home wins over Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills. The sophomore point guard averaged a team-high 13.5 points to go with 4.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the week. He shot a combined 61.5% (8-13) from the field and 50% (3-6) from the three-point line. In Friday's 57-56 win over the Golden Eagles, he had game-highs with 16 points and five assists, while also grabbing three rebounds. In the Tritons' 48-46 win over the Toros on Saturday, McCann finished with 11 points, five rebounds and six assists.

Daisy Feder - Basketball
Daisy Feder helped lead No. 1 UCSD to wins over Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills. The senior guard averaged a team-high 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals for the week. She shot a combined 40% (10-25) from the field and hit 57% (8-of-14) of her three-point tries. In Friday's 78-63 triumph over the Golden Eagles, Feder led all scorers with 20 points, while adding eight boards and two assists. She finished 6-of-19 from the floor and sank 4-of-10 from downtown. In the win over the Toros, she tallied 14 points, two rebounds and three steals in just 12 minutes of work. She finished 4-of-6 from the floor and hit all four of her three-point tries.

 

 

January 30, 2012

Luc Ginestet - Fencing

Sophomore Luc Ginestet had a strong performance for the Tritons on Saturday, leading UCSD to victories over IFCSC opponents UC Irvine and Arizona State. A native of Los Gatos, Ginestet posted a perfect 5-0 record in men's epee, spearheading a 24-3 Triton win over the Anteaters and a 21-6 triumph over the Sun Devils. His performance helped UCSD close the gap on first place Arizona State in the men's epee conference standings.

Sarah Lizotte - Water Polo
Sarah Lizotte scored 20 goals while leading the Tritons to a 3-1 opening week. She scored six times in UCSD's 14-11 win at No. 20 Colorado State, going 6-for-11 with two assists. She followed that with 14 goals over three matches at the Terrapin Invitational, where the Tritons went 2-1. She was 2-for-3 shooting with two assists and three ejections drawn in an 11-6 win over Wagner. Lizotte tallied four goals in UCSD's 14-6 loss to Maryland and then added a career-high eight goals in a 15-10 win over Marist.

 

 

January 23, 2012

Eric Owens - Swimming

Senior Eric Owens won two races Saturday to help lead the top-ranked Tritons to a win at Cal Baptist in the team's final dual meet of the season. He swept the backstroke events, winning the 100 with a time of 51.52 and the 200 with a time of 1:56.09. The Tritons finished 1-2-3 in the 200 with Paul Guzman in second and Tyler Henry in third. Owens was also part of UCSD's 200 medley relay team that posted a winning time of 1:34.10.

Daisy Feder - Basketball
Senior guard Daisy Feder averaged a team-high 21.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals in wins over Sonoma State and Humboldt State. In Friday's 73-57 win over SSU, she had a career-high 23 points, while also tallying six rebounds, three assists, a blocked shot and a pair of steals. In Saturday's 74-49 victory over the Lumberjacks, she had a game-high 20 points and added a career-high nine rebounds and four assists. For the week, she shot 43% (13-30) from the field and dropped 7-of-14 from behind the arc, 50%.

 

 

January 16, 2012

James McCann - Basketball

James McCann averaged a team-high 20.5 points while grabbing 2.5 rebounds and dishing out 5.0 assists over two games. He shot 54% (13-24) from the field and sank 5-of-10 from the three-point line. The guard scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting while also tallying four rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals in an 80-79 loss vs. CSU East Bay. Against CSU Monterey Bay, he had a game-high 19 points, hitting five of his seven attempts from the field and 4-of-5 from the three-point line. His three-point play with eight seconds remaining sealed the 71-67 win for UCSD.

Chelsea Carlisle - Basketball
Chelsea Carlisle led No. 2 UCSD to a pair of key CCAA wins, averaging 18.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 11.0 assists and 3.0 steals in victories over CSU East Bay and No. 24 CSU Monterey Bay. In an 84-73 triumph over the Pioneers, the point guard had 20 points, five rebounds, a career-high 12 assists and three steals. In a 91-63 thrashing of the Otters, Carlisle tallied 16 points, four boards, 10 dimes and three steals, helping the Tritons match the program record with their 16th consecutive victory.

 

 

January 9, 2012

Carl Eberts - Volleyball

Junior Carl Eberts was instrumental in helping UCSD get its first-ever victory on the road against Hawaii. On Friday in Honolulu, the outside hitter had 14 kills, three service aces and 19.5 points, all match-highs. He also hit .478 and added three digs and five block assists in the 3-0 upset over the 11th-ranked Warriors. In Thursday's first match at Hawaii, the Huntington Beach native opened his season with five kills, two aces, four digs, a solo block and 8.0 points in a three-set loss.

Alex Henley - Swimming
In her final career home meet at Canyonview Pool Saturday, senior Alex Henley won all four events she swam in as the top-ranked Tritons defeated No. 3 Grand Canyon. Individually, she was victorious in the 200 butterfly (2:05.57), the 200 backstroke (2:04.95) and the 200 IM (2:07.46). Henley was also part of the winning 400 medley relay team (3:53.25). Currently, the Thousand Oaks native owns the top times in the nation in the 200 free (1:48.73), the 100 back (54.98), the 200 back (1:57.11) and the 400 IM (4:18.67).

 

 

January 2, 2012

Mike Meza - Basketball

Senior forward Mike Meza led UCSD to its first CCAA win Thursday with a game-high 19 points in a 72-50 victory over San Francisco State. He turned in a brilliant shooting performance, converting 6-of-9 shots from the field and hitting 5-of-6 from the three-point line in just 22 minutes off the bench. Meza tied his career scoring mark, which came in UCSD's season-opening win over Chestnut Hill. Meza finished with six points, four rebounds and two assists in the Tritons' 66-52 loss to league-leading Cal Poly Pomona Friday.

Chelsea Carlisle - Basketball
Senior point guard Chelsea Carlisle led No. 4 UCSD to home wins over San Francisco State and No. 11 Cal Poly Pomona. She averaged a team-high 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals to help the Tritons remain undefeated. After finishing with a game-high 15 points, six rebounds and six assists in UCSD's 79-44 rout of SFSU Thursday, Carlisle had 20 points, six boards, three assists and three steals to lead the Tritons to a 78-64 victory over previously undefeated CPP. She finished 8-of-14 from the field and sank 4-of-7 from the three-point line against the Broncos.

 

 

December 26, 2011

Christian Hatch - Basketball

Senior center Christian Hatch turned in a strong effort against Cal State San Bernardino last Monday, recording his third double-double of the season in UCSD's 71-63 loss. The Henderson, Nev. native finished with game-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes of work, but it wasn't enough as the Tritons lost to the Coyotes for the second time this season. He converted nine of his 13 attempts from the field and sank 2-of-4 from the free throw line.

Emily Osga - Basketball
Junior guard Emily Osga had one of her best performances of the season last Monday, leading the fourth-ranked Tritons to a 78-68 victory over CCAA rival Cal State San Bernardino. She scored a team-high 18 points while also tallying five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 36 minutes. The San Diego native finished 6-of-16 from the field and hit 4-of-7 from the three-point line, propelling UCSD to a 10th consecutive victory.

 

 

December 19, 2011

Alex Merrill - Swimming

Sophomore Alex Merrill won two events Sunday in a long course dual meet against NCAA Division I Cal Poly at Canyonview Pool. The Surfside, Calif., native collected a win in the 100 meter freestyle with a time of 54.17 and swam to victory in the 200 meter freestyle by posting a time of 1:55.89. He was also part of the Triton squad that won the 400 meter freestyle relay in 3:39.39. Overall, the UCSD men defeated the Mustangs by a score of 214 to 80 in the teams' first meeting since 2007.

Alex Henley - Swimming
Senior Alex Henley won all four events she competed in during a long course dual against NCAA Division I Cal Poly Sunday at Canyonview Pool. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native won the 100 meter backstroke in 1:06.66, topped the field in the 200 meter back with a time of 2:23.69 and posted a 5:07.49 to take first place in the 400 meter individual medley. Henley also swam the first leg of the 400 meter medley relay, leading the Triton team to a first place finish with a time of 4:31.87.

 

 

December 13, 2011

Mike Meza - Basketball

Senior forward Mike Meza had a strong performance on Sunday, helping lead UC San Diego to an 81-67 nonconference win over Dixie State at RIMAC Arena. He scored 16 points in 24 minutes off the bench, finishing an efficient 5-of-8 from the floor and 3-for-4 from the three-point line. The Simi Valley native scored 11 of his points in the first half to stake the Tritons to a 39-26 advantage at the break. Meza is now shooting a team-high 57% from the field this season.

Lauren Freidenberg - Basketball
Senior forward Lauren Freidenberg had a huge effort on Monday, leading No. 5 UCSD to a convincing 70-45 home win over Cal State San Bernardino. The Seattle native recorded her first double-double of the season, finishing with game-highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds in just 26 minutes. She finished 7-of-8 from the field and sank all five of her free throws, reaching double figures for the seventh time in nine games this season. The Tritons improved to 9-0 with the win. 

 

 

December 5, 2011

David Morton - Water Polo

Senior goalkeeper David Morton registered 24 saves at the NCAA Championships in Berkeley, including 15 in the consolation game against Princeton. The total was his second-highest single game tally this season, giving him 283 for the year, the third-most in a single season in school history. Morton will graduate as the school's all-time leader in career saves with 1,103. He helped UCSD to a 17-11 overall record, the Tritons' most wins since 2006, and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Erin Dautremont - Basketball
Sophomore forward Erin Dautremont led No. 5 UCSD to a pair of CCAA road wins over Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State L.A., averaging team-highs of 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while shooting a remarkable 78% (14-18). The West Hills native had a monster effort in the Tritons' 92-69 triumph over CSULA, finishing with a career-high 27 points on 12-of-14 shooting, while also grabbing eight rebounds in 32 minutes. The performance shattered her previous career mark of 12 points, which came on Nov. 18. 

 

 

November 28, 2011

Tyler McGrath - Basketball

Junior guard Tyler McGrath turned in a strong performance in UCSD's 66-63 double overtime loss to CCAA rival Cal State San Bernardino last week, scoring a game-high 15 points to lead four Tritons in double figures. The Camarillo, Calif. native finished 5-of-11 from the field, including 3-of-8 from the three-point line, and also tallied seven rebounds in a game-high 44 minutes. McGrath is shooting 50% from the field and 44% from behind the arc through five games this season.

Chelsea Carlisle - Basketball
Senior point guard Chelsea Carlisle led the eighth-ranked Tritons to wins over Cal State San Marcos and No. 4 Fort Lewis College at the UCSD Thanksgiving Classic. She averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists, while shooting 54% (14-26) from the field and 60% (6-10) from the three-point line. After finishing with 11 points and eight assists in the win over CSUSM, Carlisle had her best game of the season against FLC, scoring a game-high 29 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists. She was named the UCSD Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team MVP. 

 

 

November 21, 2011

David Morton - Water Polo

Morton took home Most Valuable Player at last week's WWPA Championship. The senior totaled 32 saves over three games, including 10 stops in the Tritons' 8-7 win over UC Davis in the title game. He also blocked a pair of penalty shots in the first quarter and forced another miss from five-meters in the final stanza. The Salinas, Calif., native tallied a tournament-high 14 saves in a 10-2 win over Santa Clara as well. UCSD won its first WWPA title since 2006 and will make its 11th appearance at the NCAA Championships.

Alex Henley - Swimming
The senior standout set a new school record en route to winning the 200 backstroke at the Arena Invitational at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Henley topped the field, which consisted entirely of NCAA Division I competitors, in 1:57.11, breaking her old UCSD record of 1:57.14. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native's time was also an NCAA A Cut. Henley placed 10th in the 200 and 400 IM events and was also part of the 400 and 800 free relay squads that each placed eighth. 

 

 

November 14, 2011

Devon Sousa/Austin West - Tennis

The duo won the A Flight doubles title at the UC Santa Barbara Classic, defeating Division I Gauchos Mathieu Forget and Mbonisi Ndimande by a score of 8-6 in the championship. The road to the crown also featured a 8-4 win over a Westmont team and a 9-7 victory against a tandem from Division I LMU. Sousa, a sophomore, and West, a junior, have been UCSD's top doubles squad this season. Earlier this fall, they won the USTA/ITA Regionals to earn the right to compete at the National Small College Championships.

Chelsea Carlisle - Basketball
The senior guard led No. 13 UCSD to a pair of wins at the Shootout in the Bay Area. Carlisle averaged 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals as the Tritons won the four-team tournament. She had 17 points while also tallying eight boards, three assists and a pair of steals in a 68-47 win over Seattle Pacific and had a game-high 27 points to go with four rebounds, five assists and five steals in a 79-60 triumph over Western Washington. Carlisle was named the tourney's MVP as well as the CCAA Player of the Week. 

 

 

November 7, 2011

Christian Hatch - Basketball

The senior center led UCSD to its second straight Disney West Coast Tip-Off Classic title. Named the All-Tournament Team MVP, he averaged 20.0 points and 7.3 rebounds over three games. Hatch shot 57% (21-37) from the field, leading the Tritons in scoring in all three contests. The Henderson, Nev., native scored a game-high 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting and hauled down six boards in a 102-74 win over Chestnut Hill. Hatch also tallied 16 points and a game-high eight boards in a 78-73 victory over Dominican.

Roxanne Brunsting - Volleyball
The senior outside hitter/setter helped spark UCSD to two important CCAA wins at home. Brunsting had a match-high 14 points and a career-high six blocks in a sweep over Sonoma State. She recorded her 1,000th career assist vs. SSU, making her just the second Triton in program history to finish their career with over 1,000 digs and 1,000 assists. The next night, the Chula Vista native had a season-high 23 digs vs. Humboldt State, helping the Tritons match their longest win streak of the season with nine straight. 

 

 

October 31, 2011

Cory Wolfrom - Soccer

Wolfrom accounted for the game-winning goals in both of the Tritons' victories over the weekend. He dished out three assists and added a successful penalty kick in a 4-1 win over San Francisco State and then provided the game-winning penalty kick in the 39th minute for a 1-0 win vs. Cal Poly Pomona. The sophomore midfielder recorded 12 points over his team's last five matches and seven points in his squad's last two games. Wolfrom was named the Athlete of the Week on Sept. 26 as well.

Kristin Armstrong - Soccer
Armstrong recorded two shutouts over the weekend against San Francisco State and Cal Poly Pomona to help UCSD clinch the No. 1 overall seed for this week's CCAA Tournament. The senior keeper has now tallied five shutouts in a row to end the regular season and boasts 11 solo shutouts on the year. UCSD has surrendered the third-least amount of goals in the nation and has recorded shutouts in 75% of their contests this season. Armstrong's save percentage is a healthy .935 this season. 

 

 

October 24, 2011

Alec Arsht - Soccer

The sophomore defender scored two goals in the Tritons' come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over Humboldt State Friday evening in La Jolla, recording three shots on frame in the match. Arsht volleyed home a bouncing ball in the 29th minute to tie it at 1-1 and then pounded in the game-winner from close range with 23 minutes to play. The Oak Park native played every possible minute for the Tritons on the weekend, also helping UCSD to a 2-1 double overtime win against Sonoma State Sunday.

Shelby Wong - Soccer
The senior midfielder recorded a hat trick in the Tritons' 5-0 win over Humboldt State Friday night in La Jolla. She opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a tap-in on a cross by Cassie Callahan and followed that goal with another shot from a yard-out three minutes later. The Danville native made it 3-0 with a one-timer from the top of the box off a pass from Sarah McTigue in the 52nd minute. UCSD went 2-0 on the weekend and clinched a berth in the CCAA Championships. 

 

 

October 17, 2011

Andisheh Bagheri - Soccer

Andisheh Bagheri registered a goal and an assist Friday against No. 13 Cal State L.A. at Triton Soccer Field. He got the Tritons on the board in the 40th minute with a volley from 25 yards out from Franco Cruz's layoff at the top of the box. Late in the second half, Bagheri played a perfectly-weighted through ball to Tsuk Haroush, who turned and fired a shot past the goalkeeper from the right edge of the six. After missing the early part of the season due to an injury, Bagheri has tallied four points this year.

Hillary Williamson - Volleyball
The senior outside hitter continued putting up big numbers this past week. In a five-set win at San Francisco State, Williamson recorded a pair of career-highs with 24 kills and 25 points while adding 17 digs. In a win at Cal Poly Pomona, she registered 13 kills and 16 digs. Her kill and point totals were match-highs in both contests. The Orange, Calif., native has posted a double-double in her last five matches and has 10 for the season. Williamson has led the Tritons in kills and points in 14 of 17 matches this year. 

 

 

October 10, 2011

Matt Lenehan - Cross Country

Junior Matt Lenehan had another big day for the men's cross country team Saturday, propelling the Tritons to an impressive victory over Central Arizona and CCAA rivals Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Monterey Bay, among others, at the 19th Annual Triton Classic Invitational. The San Diego native performed extremely well on his home course, posting a 10k time of 32:49.6 to finish second overall and lead five Tritons into the top 10. Lenehan has now been the Tritons' top individual finisher in three of the team's five races.

Michelle Le Roux - Cross Country
Freshman Michelle Le Roux helped UCSD capture a team victory at the 19th Annual Triton Classic Invitational Saturday. The San Diego native finished fourth with a time of 22:18.9 in the women's 6k. Le Roux, who has now been a scorer for UCSD in all four of her races this season, finished right behind teammate Chia Chang, helping the Tritons beat out teams from Central Arizona, San Diego State, Cal State L.A., Cal State San Bernardino, UC Irvine, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal Poly Pomona. 

 

 

October 3, 2011

Devon Sousa - Tennis

Devon Sousa kicked off his sophomore season by winning the doubles title as well as the consolation singles draw at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships in Los Angeles. Sousa and Austin West teamed to beat Grand Canyon's Ahmed Saleem and Bastien Tonus by a score of 8-2 in the championship match. The win earned the duo a trip to the ITA National Small College Championships in mid-October. In the singles back draw, Sousa took down Sonoma State's Drexler Dy, 8-4, to top that field.

Courtney Capobianco - Soccer
The senior midfielder scored twice and added an assist in UCSD's 5-0 win over Cal State Monterey Bay Friday. She curled in a left-footed shot for the Tritons' third goal and then assisted on an Izzy Pozurama score late in the second half. In the 81st minute, Capobianco one-timed a cross into the side-netting to finalize the scoring. The five points on the weekend were the first registered by Capobianco this season. UCSD, which leads the CCAA South Division, is the only remaining unbeaten team in the league.. 

 

 

September 26, 2011

Cory Wolfrom - Soccer

Sophomore midfielder Cory Wolfrom scored the only goal in UCSD's 1-0 win against CCAA opponent Cal State San Bernardino Sunday at Triton Soccer Field. He received a short-corner from Andisheh Bagheri and sent a cross to the top of the six. The service fooled the keeper as the ball bounced inside the box and hopped into the side netting, marking the first goal of Wolfrom's career. The Yorba Linda native's goal gave UCSD its first home win and helped the Tritons pull even at 4-4 overall and 3-3 in conference play.

Chia Chang - Cross Country
Sophomore Chia Chang led the Triton women to a fifth place finish in a 26-team field at the Runners Soul Erik Anderson Invitational in Spokane, Wash. The Yorba Linda, Calif. native finished 10th overall in the collegiate 6k, clocking in with a final time of 21:58.3 on the Plantes Ferry Regional Park course. With a mile pace of 5:56.3, she came in just over a minute behind the individual winner, Ruby Roberts of Division I Washington State (20:53.8). Chang has now led UCSD in three of the team's four races this season. 

 

 

September 19, 2011

David Higginson - Water Polo

Freshman driver David Higginson scored with less than a minute and a half to play in UCSD's 16-15 win over Navy Friday. His game-winner was the first of his Triton career. Higginson's most relevant play may not have been the last goal of the match. Down 14-11 in the fourth quarter, Navy had a two-on-one fastbreak but Higginson caught Kyle Wertz from behind to force a turnover. Graham Saber scored with a man-advantage the next time down the pool to start the Triton comeback.

Cassie Callahan - Soccer
Cassie Callahan notched a goal in the 79th minute at San Francisco State Friday, scoring from 25 yards out to tie the match and help force it to overtime. UCSD went on to take a 2-1 victory over the Gators. Then, the freshman midfielder headed home a corner kick in the Tritons' 4-0 win at Cal Poly Pomona Sunday. The local from Coronado has scored a goal in three consecutive games and currently leads the team in goals, points and shots. 

 

 

September 12, 2011

Alex Corliss - Cross Country

Senior Alex Corliss led UCSD to a second place finish at the Asics/UC Irvine Invitational. The Santa Barbara native finished ninth overall in a field of 148 competitors. With a final 8k time of 25:31.9, Corliss beat out runners from several Division I schools, including host UC Irvine, Pepperdine and Cal State Northridge. He also shaved 1:20 off of his time at the same meet in 2010. UCSD tallied 67 points on the day, finishing just one point behind event winner Cal State San Marcos.

Sarah McTigue - Soccer
Senior forward Sarah McTigue headed in a corner kick by Hayley Johnson in the third minute to lift the No. 5 women's soccer team to a 1-0 win over No. 11 Cal State L.A. Friday in Los Angeles. McTigue, who played 68 minutes in the game, tallied the goal on her lone shot of the contest. The Bellflower native now has two goals and a team-high four points through four games this season. 

 

 

September 5, 2011

Graham Saber - Water Polo

A senior driver, Saber scored seven goals in UCSD's four matches at the Triton Invitational, including at least one goal in each contest. He racked-up a first quarter hat trick in a 15-6 win over Cal Lutheran after scoring twice in a 9-4 win over No. 18 Air Force. Saber added a goal in UCSD's win over Redlands to open the tournament. His goal against No. 8 LMU in the second quarter gave the Tritons their only lead in a one-goal loss to the Lions. The music major is from Rancho Santa Fe.

Hillary Williamson - Volleyball
A senior outside hitter, Williamson played a major part in leading No. 24 UCSD to a perfect 4-0 record at the Waikiki Beach Invitational. She posted match-high kill totals in all four contests, including 20 against Northwest Nazarene, which tied her career-best. Williamson recorded a double in two of the four matches with 15 kills and 13 digs vs. Seattle Pacific and 20 kills and 12 digs in the NNU match. Over four tourney matches, she totaled 63 kills and 40 digs. The economics major is from Orange.  

 


2010-11 Athletes of the Week Recipients

2009-10 Athletes of the Week Recipients

2008-09 Athletes of the Week Recipients

2007-08 Athletes of the Week Recipients

2006-07 Athletes of the Week Recipients

2005-06 Athletes of the Week Recipients

Monday, December 29
Swimming & Diving at San Diego State (W)/Air Force/Incarnate Word
2:00 PM
San Diego
Saturday, January 03
Swimming & Diving vs. Grand Canyon/Incarnate Word/San Diego State (W)
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
Sunday, January 04
Swimming & Diving vs. Colorado Mesa/Missouri S&T (M)/San Jose State (W)
11:00 AM
UC San Diego
Saturday, January 10
Swimming & Diving at Loyola Marymount (W)/CSU Bakersfield
12:00 PM
Los Angeles
Saturday, January 17
Swimming & Diving vs. California Baptist
12:00 PM
UC San Diego
A3 performance Invitational AD