May 1, 2010
UC Irvine sophomore opposite Carson Clark was named first-team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Assn. UCI junior outside hitter Jordan DuFault earned second-team accolades. Clark becomes the sixth UCI player to be named to the first team after earning second-team recognition in 2009. Clark is third nationally in kills with a 5.04 per-set average and leads the nation in service aces with 50. He also ranks third in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in points (5.81)
March 22, 2013
Costa Mesa High seniors Kellie Thorsness and Aubry Hill, Estancia seniors Alexis Paul and Ilene Umansky and Mesa junior goalie Kaitlin Hill have all earned first-team honors in the Orange Coast League for girls' water polo. Thorsness, a co-captain along with Aubry Hill, led the Mustangs (17-9) with 96 goals, 12 assists and 26 steals. She helped Costa Mesa finish second in league and return to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. Thorsness' goal total placed her second in single-season annals in program history, only behind Sarah Bowman, who scored 122 goals in 2005.
September 17, 2013
Former UC Irvine men's basketball players Michael Wilder and Daman Starring have joined former teammate Adam Folker as members of professional teams overseas. Michael Wilder, a senior in 2012-13, is headed to Spain to play for UP Basquet Gandia. Starring, also a senior last season, has signed to play with La Fortezza Recanati in Italy. Folker, the two-time Big West Conference Hustle Award winner who graduated in the spring, signed earlier with a team in the Czech Republic.
March 7, 2011
UC Irvine senior guard Darren Moore was named second-team All-Big West Conference in men's basketball Monday. Moore ranks second in the Big West in scoring (17.2) and steals (1.8), sixth in field-goal percentage (.505) and 10th in rebounding (5.8). He has 13 games of 20 points or more this season, including 11 of the last 18. Moore scored a career-high 30 points and added 11 rebounds in a 90-82 win at San Diego Dec. 1. He is 22 of 40 (.550) from the field in the last three games.
April 27, 2009
STOCKTON — The UC Irvine women’s water polo team captured the inaugural Big West Conference Tournament title by defeating UC Santa Barbara, 13-9, in the title game Sunday at the University of the Pacific. Sophomore Cortney Collyer and junior Kat Plummer scored three goals apiece to lead the No. 10-ranked Anteaters, who were tri-champions of the conference in the regular-season, but lost a coin flip and entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed. Senior Gianna Rossi was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament after scoring six goals, including two game-winning goals, in three tournament wins.
May 2, 2006
UC Irvine senior Glenn Swanson, who earlier this month was bumped from the Anteaters' weekend rotation, has been named Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" National Player of the Week and Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance last week. Swanson threw the school's first no-hitter since 1972 on April 25, striking out 14 in an 89-pitch procession through the University of San Diego lineup that helped produce a 7-0 nonconference victory. The left-hander out of Morse High in San Diego, worked into the sixth in a nonconference clash Sunday at UC Davis to earn his second win in five days and improve to 6-4 this season.
June 23, 2009
Ben Orloff, a senior shortstop for the UC Irvine baseball team last season, was among five players named to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-American first team. Orloff, who won the Brooks Wallace award, given annually by the College Baseball Foundation to the top collegiate shortstop, was recognized as an exemplary student-athlete who excelled in four areas: classroom, character, community and competition on the field. Orloff was drafted in the ninth round (No. 281 overall)
April 19, 2010
May-Treanor wins FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Misty May-Treanor and first-time partner Nicole Branagh won the season-opening Assn. of Volleyball Professionals event Sunday. May-Treanor, a former Newport Harbor High star, teamed with Branagh to top No. 6-seeded Angie Akers and Tyra Turner, 21-14, 21-17, in the title match. Newport Harbor alumna April Ross, who along with Jen Kessy formed the No. 2 seeded entry, was upset in the semifinals and finished tied for third.
March 26, 2007
Shyra Crandall and Talhia Nuñez of Costa Mesa High, Dylan Conroy and Sarah Wesley of Sage Hill and Melissa Buchmann of Estancia have been named first-team All-Orange Coast League by the league's girls' water polo coaches. Goalie Brittany Mucha, Abbie Dyvig and Ashley Rendon of Costa Mesa were second-team honorees. Lightning goalie Jordan Smith-Newman, Anna Carpenter and Cameron Cline of Sage Hill also made the second team, as did Meagan Kunert and Shea Kopp of Estancia. Crandall, a senior two-meter defender for Costa Mesa, did well in her first season with Coach Tim Postiff's Mustangs after transferring from Fountain Valley.
December 23, 2005
Defensive end Matt Burgner, a three-time first-team honoree, highlights CdM's five first-team selections.Corona del Mar High senior defensive end Matt Burgner has been named first-team All-Pacific Coast League for the third straight season. Burgner, whose 12 sacks this season gave him 36 for his varsity career -- tops in Sea King annals, topped eight Corona del Mar players named all-league by league coaches. Joining Burgner on the first team were seniors Matt Loyd, Shaun Mohler, and John Fairbanks, as well as junior Steve Hillgren.