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Alumni notebook: Daley named to All-Tournament first team

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

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Ali Daley (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA – Daley helped the UCLA women’s volleyball team to a tournament victory at the 2007 USAV Adult Open Championship during the Memorial Day weekend.



UCLA, playing under its club name of Westwood, went 5-0 in pool play before heading into the double-elimination bracket during the four-day tournament in Austin, Texas.

Daley was named to the All-Tournament first team.




The team beat USA Red – a collegiate all-star training team sponsored by USA volleyball – in the first game of the bracket and then again in the finals to win the championship.

GOLF

Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); University of California, Los Angeles – Flores helped UCLA to a seventh-place finish in the nation during the 110th NCAA Men’s Golf Championship which wrapped up Saturday. Flores shot a seven-over 287 and finished tied for 46th. Stanford won the event while UCLA missed out on a spot in the top five by just two strokes. Central Coast Carolina was fifth and Alabama sixth, two and one stroke ahead of the Bruins, respectively.

The Championship was hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University at the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course in Williamsburg, Va.

TRACK & FIELD

Steven Conrad (Nevada Union, ’04); University of California, Berkeley – Conrad earned an at-large bit into this week’s national championship meet in Sacramento. Conrad will compete in the decathlon starting Wednesday in the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

SOFTBALL

Amanda Poteet (Nevada Union, ’04); MIT – The MIT softball team, of which Poteet is a part, was given the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference’s inaugural award.

BASEBALL

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) – Daley struggled with his control during a 6-4 victory Saturday over Clearwater. Daley pitched three innings giving up no hits and just one earned run, but he walked five and gave up three totals runs. He struck out one. His season ERA is now 4.11.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); (Sarasota Reds) – Roenicke picked up his 15th save of the season this week and lowered his season ERA to 3.68 during two appearances. He picked up a save on May 27 during a 4-1 win over Brevard County with an inning pitched, one hit, no runs, no walks and a strikeout. He returned to action Thursday in a 4-0 win over Fort Myers. The team wasn’t in a save situation, but he pitched the last inning giving up no hits, runs or walks while striking out one.

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Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Ross Maak via e-mail at rossm@theunion.com or by phone at 477-4244.


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