December 28, 2013
MEN'S BASKETBALL Arizona State 74, UC Irvine 61 TEMPE, Ariz. — Junior Will Davis and 7-foot-6 freshman Mamadou Ndiaye recorded double-doubles for the visiting Anteaters in the nonconference game on Saturday. Davis made seven of nine field-goal attempts on his way to 14 points and he added 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Ndiaye's first double-double included 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots. He was five for eight from the field and he now has 49 blocks through 14 games.
December 18, 2013
Costa Mesa High senior standout Oronde Crenshaw said on Wednesday that he has verbally committed to play football at Arizona State University, but he is also weighing other options. "[I'm] still wanting more offers to come so I can decide on what's best for me and my family," said Crenshaw, adding that he has drawn serious interest from Missouri, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Colorado State, Army and Azusa Pacific. "But ASU is big for my family, especially my mom [Lilia] because she loves the Arizona atmosphere and how nice everyone is out there.
January 28, 2012
Kyle Kelley admitted that being named to the prestigious Parade All-America Football Team - as one of the top 50 high school players in the nation - was a surprise. But that honor, which was released by the magazine earlier this month, certainly could not have surprised college recruiters from Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Oklahoma, Florida, North Carolina State, Vanderbilt, UCLA, Utah and Colorado. Those were the schools that offered Kelley a football scholarship, at least, "those are the only ones I can think of right now," he said.
December 10, 2010
UC Irvine women's soccer coach Scott Juniper has been named by his peers as the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Assn. of America/Mondo West Regional Coach of the Year. The selection was made through voting by members of the NSCAA. Juniper, in his fourth season as the Anteaters' head coach, led UCI to an overall record of 19-3-2, setting the school mark for victories and tying the Big West Conference record. UCI became the first team in conference history to go undefeated and untied during league play with an 8-0-0 mark.
November 25, 2010
Collin Woods, the Arizona 5A-II Division Player of the Year last season who is ranked No. 48 among high school point guards by ESPN.Com, picked UC Irvine in the November signing period for men's basketball. The 6-foot-2 Woods averaged 17.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season at Horizon High in Scottsdale. He chose UCI over Air Force, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, San Diego State, Fresno State and UTEP. Another early signee for the Anteaters is 7-0 center Thanos Thodos from Greece.
August 22, 2009
Former Corona del Mar High standout Taylor Dent and Newport Beach resident Alexa Glatch have earned men’s and women’s wild-card qualifying berths, respectively, into the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, Aug. 31 through Sept. 13 at the United States Tennis Assn. Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Dent, 28, who played at Wimbledon in June, will return to the U.S. Open for the first time since 2005. He has missed much of the past three years with a back problem, for which he had two surgeries in 2007.
May 30, 2009
TRACK AND FIELD NCAA West Regional EUGENE, Ore. — UC Irvine juniors Lauren Collins and Alisha Misiaita qualified for the NCAA Championships following their performances Saturday at Hayward Field. Collins finished third in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 1/2 inch to finish third, as the top five finishers in individual events at the regional advance to the NCAA Championships at Fayetteville, Ark., June 10-13. Amber Kaufman of Hawaii-Manoa won the event at the regional with a mark of 6-1 1/2 . Misiaita placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 50-10 1/4 as Sarah Stevens of Arizona State was first at 55-9 3/4 . The UCI men’s 4x400 relay just missed earning a berth in the NCAA meet.
September 8, 2008
UC Irvine senior libero Devon Sutherland earned all-tournament honors at the Nike Portland women’s volleyball invitational, completed Saturday at the University of Portland. Sutherland led UCI with 56 digs in three matches as the Anteaters went 1-2 in tournament play. UCI beat Portland and fell to No. 20-ranked Kansas State and Arizona State. Sutherland had a season-high 22 digs against Kansas State. Heading into Wednesday’s home nonconference match against No. 12-ranked Oregon (5-1)
April 5, 2008
Yutaro Yamashita was never one of those kids who tried every sport growing up, seeing which one would stick. Ever since he started swimming at 3 years old in Japan, Yamashita has been strictly a swimmer. And it never gets old for the Corona del Mar High senior, the thrill of competing against someone just a lane over before reaching out for the wall. The competitiveness Yamashita shows also lends itself to CdM relay teams, where he’ll often swim the anchor leg. “I like being the anchor,” he said.