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June 22, 2009
UC Irvine women’s volleyball coach Paula Weishoff will be an assistant coach for the United States women’s national team in the Pan American Cup that begins Friday in Miami, Fla. Weishoff, entering her first season at UCI, will assist head coach Hugh McCutcheon. Other assistant coaches will be Karch Kiraly and Troy Tanner. The event is a qualifying tournament for the 2010 Federation Internationale de Volleyball World Grand Prix. Team USA, part of Pool A, plays Costa Rica Friday, Guatemala Saturday, Mexico Sunday, Peru Monday and finishes pool play June 30 against Puerto Rico.
June 26, 2004
Former Costa Mesa High standout Sharon Day, the 2003 CIF State high jump champion, along with Newport Harbor's Allison Stokke, the 2004 CIF State pole vault champion, will be competing in the U.S. junior outdoor track and field championships this weekend at Texas A&M University. Day, who will be a sophomore at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the fall, will be in action today at around 6 p.m. Stokke, a sophomore-to-be for the Sailors, will be competing in the pole vault Sunday at approximately 6:45 p.m. The age 20-and-under athletes in the meet are competing for the right to represent Team USA at the world junior championships July 13-18 in Grossetto, Italy.
July 17, 2004
Steve Virgen With a bandage on his forehead to stop a gash from bleeding, Omar Amr typified the U.S. men's water polo team that also suffered a blow from Greece in an opening game of the FINA World League Super Final. Team USA, which includes five former UC Irvine standouts, lost, 13-12, in a penalty shootout to a physical Greece squad in front of 3,417 fans, that were rather subdued, at the Charter All-Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach Friday night.
January 25, 2005
Sophomore Melissa Buchmann scored three of her team-high six goals in the second quarter to help the Estancia High girls water polo team claim its fourth straight victory following a 15-1 nonleague decision over visiting Magnolia Monday. Courtney Hess scored four times while Chelsea Kaplan and Carolina Barnes each tallied two goals for the Eagles (12-9, 1-2 in the Golden West League). Katie Mahan made seven saves in goal and then scored one goal while in the field in the second half.
August 15, 2013
Six former UC Irvine men's volleyball standouts and two others with local ties are among the 21 players who will be considered for the 12-man roster of the U.S. team that will compete in the Pan American Cup tournament that begins Saturday and continues through Aug. 25 in Mexico City. Former UCI All-Americans on the preliminary roster are setters Brian Thornton and Ryan Ammerman, outside hitter Jayson Jablonsky, libero Michael Brinkley and middle blocker Dan McDonnell. Chris Austin, the starting setter on the Anteaters' back-to-back NCAA championship teams the last two seasons, is also on the preliminary roster, as is Corona del Mar High product Dylan Davis and Orange Coast College player Ryan Jay Owens.
June 8, 2013
UC Irvine sophomore Taylor Sparks, who shared Big West Conference Field Player of the Year honors in 2013 and was named third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, has been named to the USA Baseball national collegiate team. "It is sensational that Taylor Sparks' great progress has been noted by the USA national collegiate team staff and that he has been invited to be a member of the team for the summer of '13," said UCI Coach Mike Gillespie, who managed the 2000 squad. "What a great honor and opportunity for Taylor, and well-deserved.
December 6, 2013
The United States women's senior national water polo team, featuring Newport Harbor High alumna Kaleigh Gilchrist, Corona del Mar sophomore Maddie Musselman and UC Irvine redshirt junior Danielle Warde, is 1-2 after its first three matches at the Canada Cup in Gatineau, Canada. Team USA fell to Australia, 10-8, in its most recent game Thursday. Gilchrist, a senior at USC, scored three goals in the loss. Musselman drew a penalty shot, had a field block and a steal. Earlier in the tournament, Musselman had her first career senior national team goal in another loss to Australia.
May 24, 2013
LOS ALAMITOS - Goalie Tumua Anae, a former Corona del Mar High standout, recorded six saves to help the U.S. women's water polo team defeat Canada, 11-7, in the Americans' first match since winning gold at the 2012 Olympics, during the first day of the FINA World League Prelims. Melissa Seidemann scored three goals to lead a balanced offensive attack, while Anae went the distance in net. Team USA is back in action Saturday against Brazil at 3 p.m. in a match that will be webcast live.
July 15, 2008
Kevin Hansen is headed to China for the 2008 Olympics, a dream come true, and a truly remarkable feat, considering he was told that an athletic career would be challenging. Hansen, the former Corona del Mar High standout, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 10 years old and was told that sports would be difficult to pursue, Hansen’s bio reads. “I shoot up with needles at least four times a day,” Hansen said. Hansen was one of 12 athletes named to the U.S. Men’s Olympic Indoor Volleyball Team that will compete in Beijing, pending confirmation by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
October 11, 2001
The Green Shockers battled to a 3-3 tie with Wild Things in an AYSO Region 97 girls under-10 soccer game on Saturday. Kasey DeYoung made several key passes and scored two goals for the Green Shockers. Cailea Eisenberg also contributed on offense with a goal. Goalkeepers Valentina Buonanoce and Sadye Busby stood their ground in net. Britney McIntosh, Becky Gula, Jillian Paul, Jessica Hensley and Hannah MacLeod played well on defense. Sydney Clayton, Bonnie Sykes and Stephanie Havens contributed offensively.
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