Sea Kings’ coach out

Todd steps down after one season at the helm of Corona del Mar lacrosse.

August 29, 2009

Mark Todd led the Corona del Mar High boys’ lacrosse team to the big game in Orange County last year.

Todd now plans to guide his young twin sons on the field and concentrate on his real estate career.

Todd has decided to step down at CdM after leading the Sea Kings to the U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section Orange County Championship game in his seventh season.

Todd turned CdM into one of the quality programs in the county and state, perennially ranked by in the top 10. The Sea Kings won the Pacific Coast League crown.


The Sea Kings lost to Foothill 10-8, in the title game, ending the season at 20-2. One of the major accomplishments under Todd, besides reaching the championship game, was CdM beating Foothill in a regular-season nonleague game.

The victory was the Sea Kings’ first against the Knights in six years.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

UCI’s Shaeffer sparkles

UC Irvine baseball standout Ronnie Shaeffer, named to Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-American team last season, earned first-team All-West Coast League honors for the Wenatchee (Wash.) AppleSox over the summer.

Shaeffer, who led UCI with a .388 batting average in 2009, hit .277 in 36 games for Wenatchee, for which he played catcher. Shaeffer had three homers and seven doubles among his 36 hits and added 20 runs batted in.

Shaeffer also failed to commit and error and threw out 13 would-be base stealers. He helped lead the AppleSox to the league championship.

In his debut collegiate season, Shaeffer had four homers and drove in 36 runs, while posting a team-best .533 slugging percentage in 44 games, all starts. He hit better than .400 until the final week of the regular season.

DJ Crumlich and Jordan Leyland, who will also be sophomores at UCI for the 2010 season, received honorable mention in the All-West Coast League voting.

Crumlich hit .261 for the AppleSox. He drove in 22 runs and collected 41 hits.

Leyland, playing first base for the Bend Elks, hit .333 over the summer. He produced 54 hits, including two homers and 13 doubles. He drove in 25 runs.

— From staff reports

UCI tickets reduced

Season-ticket prices for UC Irvine men’s basketball are $30 cheaper per seat for the 2009-2010 season.

A general season ticket for 15 regular-season home games and one exhibition game is $189. Season tickets for faculty/staff and donors are $169.

There is also a six-game mini plan available for $60, a savings of $24.

Single-game tickets are $14 (adult reserved), $10 (adult general admission), $7 (reserved or general admission for ages 6-17), and $5 (general admission for faculty/staff).

Groups of 15 or more can purchase reserved seats for $10 each and general admission seats for $5 each.

Families with children 13 and under may benefit from savings by joining the Jr. Anteater Club. All club members receive a membership T-shirt and free admission to any regular-season home UCI contest for just $25.

To purchase tickets, phone (877) 496-8968.

— From staff reports

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