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January 31, 2009
IRVINE — UC Irvine sophomore driver Brandon Johnson was named third-team All-American by the Assn. of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Johnson led the Anteaters with 68 goals this past season, ranking second in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 2.62 scoring average. He had six goals in three separate games during the season. He was named second-team All-MPSF. Coach Marc Hunt’s Anteaters, who were 11-15 in 2008, return their top five scorers next year plus starting goalkeeper Matt Johnson, Brandon’s twin brother, who had 186 saves this past season.
NEWS
October 29, 2008
UC Irvine sophomore driver Brandon Johnson is one of three players named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men’s water polo. Johnson tied his career high with six goals each in a 12-9 win over Long Beach State on Oct. 22 and a 13-8 win over Concordia Friday. He leads the Anteaters with 52 goals in 17 games. UCI (9-8), which has won seven of its last eight games, travels to second-ranked Stanford Saturday for an 11 a.m. MPSF game. Johnson shared the weekly honor with UCLA’s Krsto Sbutega and USC’s Matt Sagehorn.
NEWS
December 2, 2008
UC Irvine sophomore driver Brandon Johnson has been named second-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men’s water polo. Johnson led the Anteaters with 68 goals this season, ranking second in the MPSF with a 2.62 per-game scoring average. He notched six goals in three separate games in 2008. UCI, which entered last weekend’s MPSF Tournament as the eighth seed, placed sixth with a pair of two-goal losses to top-ranked USC and UC Santa Barbara sandwiched around a 13-12, sudden-death overtime win over No. 5-seeded California.
SPORTS
October 19, 2007
UC Irvine 10, Loyola Marymount 9 IRVINE — Redshirt freshman Brandon Johnson scored with one second remaining for the No. 9-ranked Anteaters in a nonconference game Thursday at Anteater Pool. Johnson’s goal came after Loyola Marymount had taken possession with 43 seconds left but could not convert. UCI Coach Marc Hunt called timeout with 13 seconds left to set up the game-winning shot. Loyola Marymount scored three straight goals to take a 9-8 lead with 4:33 left.
SPORTS
May 28, 2013
Corona del Mar High product John Mann and three former UC Irvine standouts have been named to the USA roster for the FINA World League Super Final in men's water polo, June 11-16 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Mann joins Anteater alums Tim Hutten, Brandon Johnson and Greg Enloe on the 15-man roster, announced Monday by Coach Dejan Udovicic. Hutten, a two-time Olympian, was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award given annually to the top player in the NCAA. He was a two-time All-American while competing for UCI. Mann scored three goals for Team USA in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
LOCAL
August 20, 2009
Newport Harbor High lost its football scrimmage on Sept. 4 to Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, ranked No. 31 in the country in the ESPN RISE preseason poll. Coach Jeff Brinkley found out about it on the Internet. Notre Dame opted to play Klein Oak of Spring, Texas on Sept. 7 at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game is part of the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series, which features four games pitting some of the nation’s top high school teams against each other on Labor Day. “When we saw that they were playing a game on Monday, we go, ‘There’s no way in hell these guys are scrimmaging us on Friday,’ ” Brinkley said of the Knights.
NEWS
September 21, 2009
RIVERSIDE — Freshman Mar Rodriguez and junior Tanya Taylor scored to lead the UC Irvine women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Bowling Green in the UC Riverside Tournament Sunday. The win extended the Anteaters’ unbeaten streak to eight games. UCI (7-1-1) is 7-0-1 since dropping its season opener at Arizona State. During that stretch, Coach Scott Juniper’s squad has outscored opponents, 19-3. UCI, ranked No. 6 in the West Region, has allowed just one goal in its last six matches.
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SPORTS
May 28, 2013
Corona del Mar High product John Mann and three former UC Irvine standouts have been named to the USA roster for the FINA World League Super Final in men's water polo, June 11-16 in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Mann joins Anteater alums Tim Hutten, Brandon Johnson and Greg Enloe on the 15-man roster, announced Monday by Coach Dejan Udovicic. Hutten, a two-time Olympian, was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award given annually to the top player in the NCAA. He was a two-time All-American while competing for UCI. Mann scored three goals for Team USA in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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NEWS
October 12, 2009
WOMEN’S GOLF New Mexico State Invitational LAS CRUCES, N.M. — UC Irvine holds a two-shot lead after Monday’s first round at the New Mexico State Golf Course. Sophomore Joy Trotter shares the individual lead after firing a three-under-par 69 to pace the Anteaters to a team score of 294. Junior Hillary Packard (73) is tied for seventh, while sophomore Lalita Patipaksiri and senior Henna Cho are tied for 26th with a score of 76. Senior Mariko Makabe (77)
NEWS
September 21, 2009
RIVERSIDE — Freshman Mar Rodriguez and junior Tanya Taylor scored to lead the UC Irvine women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Bowling Green in the UC Riverside Tournament Sunday. The win extended the Anteaters’ unbeaten streak to eight games. UCI (7-1-1) is 7-0-1 since dropping its season opener at Arizona State. During that stretch, Coach Scott Juniper’s squad has outscored opponents, 19-3. UCI, ranked No. 6 in the West Region, has allowed just one goal in its last six matches.
NEWS
By BY BARRY FAULKNER | September 14, 2009
With a penchant for planning and redshirting talented, sometimes experienced players, UC Irvine men’s water polo coach Marc Hunt admittedly views the pool as a vast caldron of personnel stew. “You’ve got to have a five-year plan,” said Hunt, who picked up his philosophy from legendary predecessor Ted Newland. That long-range foresight crystallized more concisely after the 2007 team reached the final of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. And, decisions were made to endure a modest 2008 in hopes of building something special for this season.
LOCAL
August 20, 2009
Newport Harbor High lost its football scrimmage on Sept. 4 to Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, ranked No. 31 in the country in the ESPN RISE preseason poll. Coach Jeff Brinkley found out about it on the Internet. Notre Dame opted to play Klein Oak of Spring, Texas on Sept. 7 at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game is part of the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series, which features four games pitting some of the nation’s top high school teams against each other on Labor Day. “When we saw that they were playing a game on Monday, we go, ‘There’s no way in hell these guys are scrimmaging us on Friday,’ ” Brinkley said of the Knights.
NEWS
January 31, 2009
IRVINE — UC Irvine sophomore driver Brandon Johnson was named third-team All-American by the Assn. of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches. Johnson led the Anteaters with 68 goals this past season, ranking second in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 2.62 scoring average. He had six goals in three separate games during the season. He was named second-team All-MPSF. Coach Marc Hunt’s Anteaters, who were 11-15 in 2008, return their top five scorers next year plus starting goalkeeper Matt Johnson, Brandon’s twin brother, who had 186 saves this past season.
NEWS
December 2, 2008
UC Irvine sophomore driver Brandon Johnson has been named second-team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men’s water polo. Johnson led the Anteaters with 68 goals this season, ranking second in the MPSF with a 2.62 per-game scoring average. He notched six goals in three separate games in 2008. UCI, which entered last weekend’s MPSF Tournament as the eighth seed, placed sixth with a pair of two-goal losses to top-ranked USC and UC Santa Barbara sandwiched around a 13-12, sudden-death overtime win over No. 5-seeded California.
NEWS
October 29, 2008
UC Irvine sophomore driver Brandon Johnson is one of three players named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men’s water polo. Johnson tied his career high with six goals each in a 12-9 win over Long Beach State on Oct. 22 and a 13-8 win over Concordia Friday. He leads the Anteaters with 52 goals in 17 games. UCI (9-8), which has won seven of its last eight games, travels to second-ranked Stanford Saturday for an 11 a.m. MPSF game. Johnson shared the weekly honor with UCLA’s Krsto Sbutega and USC’s Matt Sagehorn.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | November 26, 2007
ANAHEIM — The UC Irvine men’s basketball team was thankful for a little exposure as the Big West Conference representative in the inaugural made-for-television Anaheim Classic. Instead, the Anteaters, who lost the third of their three tournament games Sunday, a 60-59 setback against San Diego in the seventh-place game, came away more than a little exposed. A half-court trap unleashed by Tennessee at Chattanooga Friday clearly showed that UCI had some work to do against all-out defensive pressure.
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