No. 9 Chico State (10-0, 6-0)
Friday, Jan. 11 • 5:30 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
Cal State Stanislaus (2-9, 1-5)
Saturday, Jan. 12 • 5:30 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
Tickets for all home games at RIMAC Arena are available at the main entrance on game day. General admission prices are $10 for adults (ages 7 and up) and $5 for seniors (ages 65 and up), visiting students and UCSD Alumni Association members. UCSD students and children under 7 are admitted free. For info on group tickets or questions, please call 858.534.2508.
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THIS ONE GOES OUT TO THE STUDENTS
A new student seating section, sponsored by Triton Tide and Toyota, will be unveiled Friday at RIMAC Arena. The first 1,000 students to sign up for seating in the area will get a free "This Is My Gameday Shirt" to wear at games for the rest of the season. Also, an all-student tailgate with free food will be happening between the women's and men's games on Friday.
ADDITIONS TO THE BENCH
As part of UCSD Athletics' Honorary Coach program, there will be two new faces on the team bench this week. Doctor Seth Cohen, chair of the Chemistry Department, will serve as an honorary coach for Friday's game against Chico State. On Saturday, Kim Albizati, also a chemistry/biochemistry professor, will join the staff for the Cal State Stanislaus contest. It is the third straight year that both Seth and Kim have served as honorary coaches.
ANDERSON-JEW LEAVES TEAM
Junior guard Nicole Anderson-Jew has decided to leave the team due to nagging knee issues. The San Rafael native played in five games for a total of 29 minutes this season. As a freshman, Anderson-Jew played in all 31 games with six starts, totaling 462 minutes. Last season, she saw action off the bench in 17 (170 minutes). For her career, she recorded 117 points, 71 rebounds, 82 assists and 34 steals over 53 games.
FEDER HONORED BY SAN DIEGO HALL OF CHAMPIONS
Daisy Feder was named a Star of the Month for December by the San Diego Hall of Champions. Feder averaged a team-high 22.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game over three CCAA contests. She also led UCSD in field goals made (23), field goal percentage (.500, 23-for-46), three-pointers made (11) and three-point field goal percentage (.440, 11-for-25) over the span. Feder drained 11 of 12 free throw attempts, just under 92 percent. Feder was also named a SDHOC Star of the Month back in February of 2012.
HITTING THE MARK
Senior guard Emily Osga recently became the second Triton (Daisy Feder) to score her 1,000th career point this season. Osga eclipsed the mark by recording 23 points in UCSD's 71-54 blowout victory at Humboldt State on Jan. 5. She was 9-for-14 from the floor while also adding seven rebounds and five assists.
TAKING ON THE RANKED
At No. 9, Chico State will be the fourth nationally-ranked squad that the Tritons have played so far this season. Three of UCSD's first five opponents of the year were ranked among the nation's top 25 - Grand Canyon at No. 13, Western Washington at No. 14 and Gannon at No. 15. In addition, two other squads that weren't ranked when they played UCSD are now on the list. Simon Fraser is seventh and Tampa is 10th in the most recent WBCA poll, which was released on Jan. 8.
HUMBOLDT STATE REWIND
UCSD had no trouble on the road at Humboldt State on Jan. 5, easily downing the Lumberjacks by a score of 71-54. The Tritons shot 50% from the field and hit eight of 10 three-point attempts in the second half. HSU made just 33% of its shots and only two of 18 from long range. UCSD led 24-18 at halftime. Emily Osga led all players with 23 points, which included the 1,000th of her career. She also chipped in with seven rebounds and five assists, all game-highs. Lisa Petty led the Jacks with 15 points and six boards.
CAL POLY POMONA REWIND
Daisy Feder led all players with 24 points, but the Tritons fell by a score of 68-63 at Kellogg Gym on Jan. 3. UCSD led by as many as eight points in the second half, but ended up making just 15 of its 25 free throw shots (60%) after coming in at 82%. Erin Dautremont tallied 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds for the Tritons, while Miranda Seto doled out six assists. For the Broncos, J.J. Judge had 20 points and nine boards.
A LOOK AT THE WILDCATS
The only remaining undefeated team in the CCAA (10-0, 6-0), Chico State jumped from No. 14 to No. 9 in this week's national poll. The Wildcats are one of just nine teams around the country without a loss. Most recently, CUSC downed Sonoma State (70-48) and San Francisco State (76-60) at home. The team's last five wins have come by 10 or more points. Statistically, Chico leads the CCAA and ranks ninth nationally in assists (18.3/game). Jazmine Miller is sixth in the league in scoring (13.9 points/game), while Courtney Hamilton leads the CCAA in assists (5.8/game). Analise Riezebos leads the Cats with her 7.3 rebounds per game average.
A LOOK AT THE WARRIORS
Cal State Stanislaus enters the week with a 2-9 overall record and sits in 12th place in the CCAA at 1-5. The Warriors, who play at Cal State San Bernardino Friday before coming to La Jolla, picked up a 72-65 win over Sonoma State at home in their last game. The night before, they suffered a 69-45 loss against San Francisco State. Lauren Godde ranks third in the CCAA in scoring at 17.7 points per game. She is also third among league players in rebounding, taking down 8.2 boards a game.
A SEASON TO REMEMBER
UCSD broke a school record for victories last season, finishing at 30-3 overall. The Tritons won the CCAA regular season crown with a 21-1 mark and advanced to the finals of the NCAA West Regional. Ranked No. 1 in the nation for seven straight weeks, UCSD defeated Chico State and Western Washington in Regional play before falling to Alaska-Anchorage in the title game. Senior guard Chelsea Carlisle was named a WBCA All-American while four Tritons were named First Team All-CCAA. Head coach Charity Elliott was tabbed the West Region Coach of the Year.
First year head coach Heidi VanDerveer and her staff have announced the signing of four high school seniors that will suit up for the Tritons during the 2013-14 season. Committing to UCSD over the 2012 early signing period were Haley Anderson (guard/forward, 5-8, El Dorado Hills, Oak Ridge HS), McKenzie Bolden (guard, 5-5, Atlanta, Innocents Episcopal School), Hannah Johnson (forward/center, 5-11, Saratoga, Saratoga HS) and Taylor Tanita (guard, 5-6, Culver City, Culver City HS).
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