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June 4, 2012
Hayley Hodson, a standout freshman at Corona del Mar High, made the U.S. Girls' Youth National Volleyball team, which will compete at the NORCECA Youth Under-18 Continental Championships in the Dominican Republic from June 24 to July 2. Hodson earned one of the 12 spots on the team after a recent tryout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The upcoming tournament is the qualifier for the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Girls' Youth World Championship. Hodson, an outside hitter, helped the Sea Kings reach the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A title match in November.
SPORTS
August 4, 2009
Some high quality volleyball is coming to UC Irvine this month. USA Volleyball will play host to the 2010 Men’s World Championship Qualification Tournament for NORCECA Pool F Aug. 15-17 at the Bren Events Center on the UCI campus. Pool F consists of the United States, Panama, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Teams are competing to qualify for the 2010 World Championship which will be held Sept. 24-Oct. 10, 2010, in Italy. The World Championship qualifying process began around the world last December with Puerto Rico already qualifying.
NEWS
August 14, 2003
UC Irvine senior center Adam Parada is a member of the Mexican national basketball team that will compete in the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 20-31. The tournament at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum features group play Aug. 20-24, with the second round beginning Aug. 25. The semifinals are Aug. 30 and the championship game is set for Aug. 31. Mexico is joined by Argentina, Puerto Rico, Canada and Uruguay in Group A. The United States, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands comprise Group B. The top three teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
NEWS
August 5, 2003
The U.S. men's national water polo team continued to roll over its competition at the 2003 Pan American Games Monday with a 14-2 defeat of Puerto Rico at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Aquatics Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in its attempt to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. With five former UC Irvine players on the roster, the U.S. is now 3-0 in Pan American preliminary competition and holds a goal differential of plus-48.
NEWS
August 4, 2003
Four former UC Irvine players scored, including three goals each by Ryan Bailey and Omar Amr, as the U.S. men's national water polo team trounced host Dominican Republic 24-0 Saturday in the opening game of the 2003 Pan American Games at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Aquatics Center in Santo Domingo. The U.S. followed that rout with a 17-5 victory over Brazil on Sunday to move to the top of the standings at the games. Fresh off a sixth-place finish at the 2003 World Championships, the U.S. team is fighting for a spot in the 2004 Olympic Games.
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By JIM CARNETT | May 9, 2006
Orange Coast College will stage its sixth annual Fiesta Latina celebration Thursday and Friday on campus. Fiesta Latina is an OCC dance and cultural heritage outreach to Orange County's elementary schools and high schools ? and to local adults. It's a colorful and energetic educational presentation, offering striking examples of Latin American culture, dance and music. Free one-hour public performances are scheduled for at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. Friday in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.
NEWS
August 13, 2003
A 52-day road trip that included stops in Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Spain and the Dominican Republic ended Sunday for five former UC Irvine water polo standouts. It finished on the highest note possible as Ryan Bailey, Omar Amr, Jeff Powers, Dan Klatt and Genai Kerr earned gold medals and an automatic berth in the 2004 Olympic Games as the U.S. men's national water polo team defeated Brazil 13-7 in the championship match of the 2003 Pan American Games at the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympics Aquatics Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 17, 2009
IRVINE — When David Smith and Jayson Jablonksy played for UC Irvine they learned about the game of volleyball from a man named John Speraw. Two years after leaving the UCI program they still give props to Speraw, the Anteaters’ coach, for what they earn from the game. It would have been easy to talk about the successful and impressive execution from the U.S. men’s national team here, but the Americans had it so easy the two former UCI players had time to reminisce.
NEWS
August 26, 2003
At 7-feet, Adam Parada will possibly get a shot at the NBA after his senior season this year at UC Irvine. But he'll get an early glimpse of what lies ahead Wednesday at the Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Playing for the Mexican national team, Parada will battle it out with some of the NBA's best when Mexico faces the United States Wednesday in the second round of the tournament. The U.S. team includes such superstars as Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson and Vince Carter.
NEWS
By BY BARRY FAULKNER | August 14, 2009
Though tonight marks the beginning of a three-night homecoming engagement for former UC Irvine All-Americans Jayson Jablonsky and David Smith, the playing time granted the U.S. men’s volleyball national team newcomers will have more to do with pushing buttons than tugging heart strings. “There is no plan to make it a homecoming event for those guys,” Team USA Coach Alan Knipe said of the four-team qualifying tournament for the 2010 World Championships that features two matches each of the next three evenings at the Bren Events Center.
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By Steve Virgen and By Steve Virgen | March 9, 2013
COSTA MESA — Moments after scoring a thrilling fourth-round knockout, Argenis Mendez climbed the turnbuckle in a corner and shouted in jubilation at the crowd. He banged at his chest after winning the IBF junior lightweight championship from Juan Carlos Salgado. A  bit later, Mendez became more emotional because he knocked out Salgado in The Hangar at the O.C. Fair on Saturday night in front of 1,210. "This is a very special moment," Mendez said with tears in his eyes. "I worked hard for this.
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OCNOW
June 4, 2012
Hayley Hodson, a standout freshman at Corona del Mar High, made the U.S. Girls' Youth National Volleyball team, which will compete at the NORCECA Youth Under-18 Continental Championships in the Dominican Republic from June 24 to July 2. Hodson earned one of the 12 spots on the team after a recent tryout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The upcoming tournament is the qualifier for the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Girls' Youth World Championship. Hodson, an outside hitter, helped the Sea Kings reach the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A title match in November.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | November 23, 2009
UC Irvine student and Estancia High School tutor and mentor Jasmine Fang has been honored for her many selfless acts of kindness with the prestigious XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship. The award was created in 2004 to honor students with a record of honesty, integrity, fairness and service to others who propose projects promoting ethics, peace, compassionate leadership, and local and global responsibility. Fang, a business economics major, will be given a $7,500 scholarship along with $2,500 to support her proposed project, Kindness Month, at UCI. The project will feature activities demonstrating kindness, including designing cards for incarcerated mothers and instruction in making pressed-flower bookmarks.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | August 17, 2009
IRVINE — When David Smith and Jayson Jablonksy played for UC Irvine they learned about the game of volleyball from a man named John Speraw. Two years after leaving the UCI program they still give props to Speraw, the Anteaters’ coach, for what they earn from the game. It would have been easy to talk about the successful and impressive execution from the U.S. men’s national team here, but the Americans had it so easy the two former UCI players had time to reminisce.
NEWS
By BY BARRY FAULKNER | August 14, 2009
Though tonight marks the beginning of a three-night homecoming engagement for former UC Irvine All-Americans Jayson Jablonsky and David Smith, the playing time granted the U.S. men’s volleyball national team newcomers will have more to do with pushing buttons than tugging heart strings. “There is no plan to make it a homecoming event for those guys,” Team USA Coach Alan Knipe said of the four-team qualifying tournament for the 2010 World Championships that features two matches each of the next three evenings at the Bren Events Center.
SPORTS
August 4, 2009
Some high quality volleyball is coming to UC Irvine this month. USA Volleyball will play host to the 2010 Men’s World Championship Qualification Tournament for NORCECA Pool F Aug. 15-17 at the Bren Events Center on the UCI campus. Pool F consists of the United States, Panama, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Teams are competing to qualify for the 2010 World Championship which will be held Sept. 24-Oct. 10, 2010, in Italy. The World Championship qualifying process began around the world last December with Puerto Rico already qualifying.
FEATURES
By JIM CARNETT | May 9, 2006
Orange Coast College will stage its sixth annual Fiesta Latina celebration Thursday and Friday on campus. Fiesta Latina is an OCC dance and cultural heritage outreach to Orange County's elementary schools and high schools ? and to local adults. It's a colorful and energetic educational presentation, offering striking examples of Latin American culture, dance and music. Free one-hour public performances are scheduled for at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. Friday in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.
NEWS
April 26, 2005
Jim Carnett Fiesta Latina returns to Orange Coast College next Tuesday morning and evening, May 3. The popular event is being offered for the fifth time on campus. A dance and cultural heritage outreach to the local community, Fiesta Latina will be staged in OCC's Robert B. Moore Theatre, free of charge. The colorful and energetic production offers striking examples of Latin American culture, dance and music. OCC students will present a pair of one-hour public performances, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., in the Moore Theatre.
NEWS
August 26, 2003
At 7-feet, Adam Parada will possibly get a shot at the NBA after his senior season this year at UC Irvine. But he'll get an early glimpse of what lies ahead Wednesday at the Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Playing for the Mexican national team, Parada will battle it out with some of the NBA's best when Mexico faces the United States Wednesday in the second round of the tournament. The U.S. team includes such superstars as Tim Duncan, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson and Vince Carter.
NEWS
August 14, 2003
UC Irvine senior center Adam Parada is a member of the Mexican national basketball team that will compete in the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aug. 20-31. The tournament at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum features group play Aug. 20-24, with the second round beginning Aug. 25. The semifinals are Aug. 30 and the championship game is set for Aug. 31. Mexico is joined by Argentina, Puerto Rico, Canada and Uruguay in Group A. The United States, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands comprise Group B. The top three teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
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