Alumni Notebook: Daley helps lead UCLA volleyball |

Alumni Notebook: Daley helps lead UCLA volleyball

Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college and professional level:

Ali Daley (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA ” The Bruins have won five consecutive matches and 15 straight sets thanks, in part, to Daley. On Thursday, Daley had eight kills and six digs to help her team to another win.

Megan Wisniewski (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); University of California, Santa Cruz ” Wisniewski was named to the all tournament team for leading the Slugs to a 3-1 record and a second place finish at the Pacific Coast Classic in Claremont. Wisniewski had a career high 19 kills to go along with a block in a 3-2 win over Lewis & Clark College of Oregon, 14 kills and two blocks in a 3-1 win over Wheaton College of Illinois, 14 kills, two digs and three blocks in a 3-1 win over Pacific University of Oregon and 14 kills one dig and two blocks in a 3-1 loss to Pacific Lutheran University of Washington. She followed up her successful tournament with 11 kills in a 3-0 win over Bethany University.

Kylie Miraldi (Nevada Union, ’08); San Jose State ” Miraldi had a kill against Loyola Marymount at the LMU classic last week.

Sarah McAtee (Nevada Union, ’08); San Jose State ” McAtee had one dig against Loyola Marymount in the LMU classic last week.


Kevin Grimes (Bear River, ’06); The University of Nevada-Reno ” Grimes had six tackles, five solo, in a 69-17 loss to No. 6 Missouri on national television.

James Brindley (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State ” Brindley had six tackles, four of which were solo, in a 58-10 loss to No. 22 Utah.

Brennan McFadden (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State ” McFadden, playing on the offensive line for the Aggies, had a rough day against No. 22 Utah. The Aggies only managed 27 yards rushing and gave up four sacks in a 58-10 loss.

Chris Ulinski (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State ” Ulinski kicked the ball off three times for 127 yards and one touchback in a 58-10 loss to Utah.

Zach Masch (Nevada Union, ’07); Arizona Western ” Masch had two solo tackles and was in on another six at defensive tackle in a 19-10 loss to East Arizona.

Bo Cassel (Nevada Union, ’05); Stony Brook University ” Cassel caught one pass for 28 yards in a 28-13 loss to Maine Saturday.

Andrew Jackson (Nevada Union, ’06); Fresno State University ” Jackson’s Bulldogs fell to No. 10 Wisconsin Saturday on national television, losing 13-10. Playing on the offensive line, he helped the team rush for 118 yards while allowing three sacks as a unit.

Taylor Dever (Nevada Union, ’06); Notre Dame ” Dever saw some action in the nationally televised game against Michigan, helping the team to 113 yards rushing while as a unit not allowing a sack. Notre Dame won 35-17.


Rachel Wittler (Nevada Union, ’07); William Jessup ” Wittler has seen action as a defender and midfielder as a freshman for William Jessup University. So far, her team is 2-2 with wins against Northwest Christian College (4-0) and LA Valley College (9-0). She has one shot on goal.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240.

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