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May 3, 2012
Erik Rask, a former Corona del Mar High standout, has been invited to the Jacksonville Jaguars' rookie mini-camp after he signed a free-agent contract with the NFL team. Rask, who starred at the University of Pennsylvania as a linebacker, was one of 20 rookies invited to the mini-camp this weekend. He is the 17th player under Quakers Coach Al Bagnoli to sign an NFL contract. Rask, one of two finalists for Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award, played in every game for Penn the last three seasons.
SPORTS
November 7, 2007
Newport Harbor High product Megan Toman, a freshman outside hitter at Brown, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week in women’s volleyball for the second straight week. Toman, had 41 kills and hit a combined .304 in victories over Cornell and Columbia. She also had six aces and 17 digs in the two matches. Toman had a match-high 22 kills in a five-game triumph over Cornell on Friday, before pounding 19 kills in a win over Columbia Saturday. For the season, Toman is averaging a team-best 3.66 kills per game.
NEWS
December 19, 2001
Richard Dunn CORONA DEL MAR - Former Corona del Mar High girls tennis standout Kimberly Singer has been accepted to Brown University and will play for the Providence, R.I.-based Ivy League school next season, her father, Gary, announced Tuesday. Singer, who grew up playing at the Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club in Newport Beach, is ranked in the top 20 in Southern California in the 18s and is one of five nationally ranked players the Bears have recruited for next season.
SPORTS
November 3, 2007
TOMAN EARNS HONORS Megan Toman, a former Newport Harbor High volleyball player, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Oct. 23, making it the second time she’s earned the honor while at Brown University this season. Toman was the Bears’ top outside hitter last week with a 4.11 kills per game average. She leads Brown with 3.54 kills per game. In Ivy League play, she is eighth with 3.51 kills per game and eighth with 0.43 service aces per game.   UCI’S MURPHY LAUDED UC Irvine Junior men’s soccer midfielder Matt Murphy has been named the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team.
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By Lisa McLaughlin | October 2, 2010
When I sit down with a client who tells me he wants to attend an Ivy League institution, I always ask, "Which one?" The response is often, "It doesn't matter, just that it's Ivy League. " When asking for specific names, the student lists them: "You know ... Duke, Stanford, NYU. " And he gets my response: "Those aren't Ivy League schools. " After I name the eight Ivies and the student declares they all sound like great places, I often get the following response, "I'll just apply to all of them since this will increase my chances of at least getting in to one of them.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 16, 2007
From Slovakia to England to America, Corona del Mar High senior Stefan Kaluz has lived in some interesting countries. When Kaluz left his homeland of Slovakia and came to America with his parents as an 11-year-old, he never expected to stay, never mind turn into a high school boys’ basketball star. Six years later, the 6-foot-9 Kaluz, who helped lead the Sea Kings to a CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship last year, has verbally committed to play basketball and study at Brown University, an Ivy League school.
LOCAL
February 13, 2009
Newport Harbor High seniors Brandon Kula and Michael Helfrich will do their best to make their respective college football teams as they will have preferred walk-on status at USC and Cal, respectively. Senior lineman Scott Ward will move to play at Columbia, Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley said. Kula, a linebacker for the Sailors, will try to make it on the Trojans’ team as a fullback, while Helfrich is competing for a spot at safety with the Bears. Brinkley also said quarterback Andrew McDonald could possibly be a preferred walk-on at Arizona and all-purpose standout JB Green is deciding to compete with the same opportunity at Cal or Stanford.
NEWS
June 20, 2000
-- The editors In the beginning, they were together -- all of them in the same homeroom at Newport Harbor High. It was fall 1996, freshman year for the Class of 2000. But the students, handpicked by the Daily Pilot to take readers on a personal, up-close journey through the highs and lows of high school life, branched off quickly after that year, never again together as one group. They learned to drive, some got jobs and one transferred to another school.
FEATURES
December 13, 2008
Elise Molnar, a Corona del Mar High senior, has committed to play women’s water polo at Harvard University next year. Molnar helped the Sea Kings reach the CIF Southern Section Division I championship match last year. She earned third-team All-CIF Division I honors and was also selected to the All-Pacific Coast League second team. Molnar, who finished with 41 steals, 33 assists and 26 goals last season, has a 4.3 grade point average, is an Academic Scholar with Honor and a National Honor Society member.
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January 2, 2013
Corona del Mar High senior Jake Wyatt has committed to play water polo at Brown University, he announced in an email Wednesday. Wyatt was a third team All-CIF Southern Section Division 1 performer for CdM in 2012. He also earned Newport-Mesa Dream Team laurels. The team's lone lefty led the Sea Kings in assists (56), ranked second in steals (37) and third in goals (38). He helped CdM win league and advance to the Division 1 semifinals. Wyatt, a two-time USA Water Polo Academic All-American who has a 4.3 grade-point average at CdM, will play for Coach Felix Mercado at Brown.
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SPORTS
May 3, 2012
Erik Rask, a former Corona del Mar High standout, has been invited to the Jacksonville Jaguars' rookie mini-camp after he signed a free-agent contract with the NFL team. Rask, who starred at the University of Pennsylvania as a linebacker, was one of 20 rookies invited to the mini-camp this weekend. He is the 17th player under Quakers Coach Al Bagnoli to sign an NFL contract. Rask, one of two finalists for Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award, played in every game for Penn the last three seasons.
NEWS
By Lisa McLaughlin | October 2, 2010
When I sit down with a client who tells me he wants to attend an Ivy League institution, I always ask, "Which one?" The response is often, "It doesn't matter, just that it's Ivy League. " When asking for specific names, the student lists them: "You know ... Duke, Stanford, NYU. " And he gets my response: "Those aren't Ivy League schools. " After I name the eight Ivies and the student declares they all sound like great places, I often get the following response, "I'll just apply to all of them since this will increase my chances of at least getting in to one of them.
SPORTS
October 24, 2009
Costa Mesa High senior Brian Waldron and junior Hunter Strodel were named Athletes of the Month by the Costa Mesa Kiwanis Club. They were honored during a luncheon held at the Costa Mesa Holiday Inn Thursday, when football coach Jeremy Osso accompanied Waldron and cross country coach Chuck Lester represented Strodel. Waldron, a receiver and defensive back, has been a key contributor for the Mustangs, who defeated Godinez, 42-6, Friday to remain unbeaten in the Orange Coast League.
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By Brianna Bailey | July 28, 2009
Standing in front of a full-length mirror at the Costa Mesa boutique La Belle Armoire one recent morning, 22-year-old Kimberly Snodgrass examined the elegant silhouette she cut as the shop owners fussed over her black cocktail dress and black, patent-leather peep-toe Escada pumps. “It was made for you — it looks perfect,” La Belle Armoire co-owner Karla Carroll gushed as Snodgrass turned and posed in the mirror. A former foster child, Snodgrass was 8 when her birth mother left her and two of her four siblings in the mountains near Palm Springs with nothing but peanut butter and crackers to eat for two weeks.
LOCAL
February 13, 2009
Newport Harbor High seniors Brandon Kula and Michael Helfrich will do their best to make their respective college football teams as they will have preferred walk-on status at USC and Cal, respectively. Senior lineman Scott Ward will move to play at Columbia, Newport Harbor Coach Jeff Brinkley said. Kula, a linebacker for the Sailors, will try to make it on the Trojans’ team as a fullback, while Helfrich is competing for a spot at safety with the Bears. Brinkley also said quarterback Andrew McDonald could possibly be a preferred walk-on at Arizona and all-purpose standout JB Green is deciding to compete with the same opportunity at Cal or Stanford.
FEATURES
December 13, 2008
Elise Molnar, a Corona del Mar High senior, has committed to play women’s water polo at Harvard University next year. Molnar helped the Sea Kings reach the CIF Southern Section Division I championship match last year. She earned third-team All-CIF Division I honors and was also selected to the All-Pacific Coast League second team. Molnar, who finished with 41 steals, 33 assists and 26 goals last season, has a 4.3 grade point average, is an Academic Scholar with Honor and a National Honor Society member.
SPORTS
November 7, 2007
Newport Harbor High product Megan Toman, a freshman outside hitter at Brown, has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week in women’s volleyball for the second straight week. Toman, had 41 kills and hit a combined .304 in victories over Cornell and Columbia. She also had six aces and 17 digs in the two matches. Toman had a match-high 22 kills in a five-game triumph over Cornell on Friday, before pounding 19 kills in a win over Columbia Saturday. For the season, Toman is averaging a team-best 3.66 kills per game.
SPORTS
November 3, 2007
TOMAN EARNS HONORS Megan Toman, a former Newport Harbor High volleyball player, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Oct. 23, making it the second time she’s earned the honor while at Brown University this season. Toman was the Bears’ top outside hitter last week with a 4.11 kills per game average. She leads Brown with 3.54 kills per game. In Ivy League play, she is eighth with 3.51 kills per game and eighth with 0.43 service aces per game.   UCI’S MURPHY LAUDED UC Irvine Junior men’s soccer midfielder Matt Murphy has been named the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team.
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | October 16, 2007
From Slovakia to England to America, Corona del Mar High senior Stefan Kaluz has lived in some interesting countries. When Kaluz left his homeland of Slovakia and came to America with his parents as an 11-year-old, he never expected to stay, never mind turn into a high school boys’ basketball star. Six years later, the 6-foot-9 Kaluz, who helped lead the Sea Kings to a CIF Southern Section Division III-A championship last year, has verbally committed to play basketball and study at Brown University, an Ivy League school.
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