April 21, 2010
Sage Hill School senior Julia Blakeley has committed to play tennis for George Washington University. She becomes the first tennis player in the school’s history to play for an NCAA Division I program. Blakeley transferred in to Sage from University in her sophomore year. She is regarded by Coach A.G. Longoria as the best player, male or female, to play for the school, which was founded in 2000. In the three seasons with the Lightning, Blakeley led Sage to an Academy League title and two second-place finishes.
August 19, 2005
Coach Charlie Brande's UC Irvine women's volleyball team opens its 2005 schedule hosting No. 18 San Diego at Crawford Court Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The Anteaters host a pair of matches at Crawford Court Aug. 27, facing Hofstra at 1 p.m. and Long Island University at 7 p.m. The Anteaters were 18-11 overall last season and 11-7 in Big West Conference action, finishing in a fourth-place tie and earning their second consecutive NCAA...
July 12, 2011
Hayley Hodson, a 6-foot-1 standout girls' volleyball player, has moved from Laguna Beach and will attend Corona del Mar High this upcoming school year, confirmed Don Grable, the school's athletic director. Hodson, an incoming freshman, played with current CdM player Alexis Cage on a talented under-16 team with the TStreet Volleyball Club out of Irvine. TStreet recently placed seventh in the open division at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships in Atlanta. Another notable player from TStreet, Bailey Tanner, planned to transfer to CdM as well, but her father, Troy Tanner, said the move was highly unlikely.
December 9, 2008
Paula Weishoff, a three-time Olympian, has been named head coach of the UC Irvine women’s volleyball program, UCI Athletic Director Mike Izzi announced Tuesday. Weishoff has served the past five seasons as head coach at Concordia University in Irvine. The Eagles won 146 matches during her tenure. She guided Concordia to the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national finals twice and the semifinals on two other occasions in her five years at the university.
July 2, 2011
Cody Caldwell, a recent Newport Harbor High graduate, continued his stellar year as he was named MVP of the 18 Open Gold Division at the 2011 USA Volleyball Boys' Junior National Championships, formerly the Junior Olympics, in Minneapolis, Minn. Saturday. Caldwell and the Costa Mesa-based Balboa Bay Volleyball Club went 11-0 to win the 18 Open Gold Division title. Spencer Haly, a recent Corona del Mar graduate, was named to the all-tournament team, as were Zachary Lacavara and Taylor Hammond of BBVC.
November 5, 2007
PHUKET, Thailand — Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh reached another watershed mark in their careers Sunday when the team tied the record for international beach volleyball gold medals. May-Treanor and Walsh defeated fourth-seeded Nicole Branaugh and Elaine Youngs, 21-18, 16-21, 15-13, in the first all-American women’s final on the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball circuit since August 2005. In doing so, the three-time world champions and reigning Olympic champions won their 31st FIVB world tour gold medal, tying Brazilians Adriana Behar and Shelda Bede for the most world tour golds of all time.
July 14, 2007
Corona del Mar High graduate Juliane Piggott, headed to UCLA, and Sea King Gus Ellis were both named to the 18 Open All-Tournament Team at the recently completed USA Volleyball Junior Olympics. The girls' competition was in Minneapolis, Minn., with the boys playing in Atlanta. Both players helped their team to bronze medals for third-place finishes. Piggott, an outside hitter, and fellow CdM graduate Kelly Christian, a setter who is University of Washington-bound, played for the TCA 18-Third Degree team.
July 5, 2012
Trent Jackson only had enough time to answer his phone before his plane took off from Dallas on Thursday night. The coach and players from his boys' team, the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club 14 Hurley, couldn't talk. It was understandable, and they really didn't have to say much, anyway. That's because Balboa Bay let its play do the talking at the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships by winning the gold medal in the 14-year-old open division in Dallas. Balboa Bay claimed the title after sweeping Pacific Palisades Quiksilver, 25-19, 25-18, in the best-of-three format.
June 20, 2011
The UC Irvine men's basketball team's gaping hole in the middle left by the transfer of three-year starter Eric Wise to USC looks a little less huge with Coach Russell Turner's announcement Monday of the addition of Fresno State transfer John Ryan. Ryan, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound center, played in 17 games for the Bulldogs as a freshman last season. He produced 19 points, 18 rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. He will sit out the 2011-12 season, per NCAA transfer rules, then have three years of eligibility remaining for the Anteaters.
April 27, 2012
On the Sage Hill School volleyball court is where Kent Kawaguchi feels at his best. It makes sense why he invited the entire student body sitting on the bleachers down to the court on Monday. The junior wasn't in his usual volleyball outfit, shorts and T-shirt. He wore a collared shirt and tie with gray pants to this gathering, nothing too fancy or casual. Students made their way down to listen to what Kawaguchi had to say on this morning. More than 400 students stood around him in a circle.