Alumni Notebook: UCLA back to winning
Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:
Ali Daley (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA Ð The junior posted 10 kills and 14 digs for her seventh straight double-double and 13th of the year against Washington State. It helps that Daley’s game got the Bruins back going in a much needed win for the tough Pac-10, 33-31, 30-18, 30-23. Daley’s teammate, Nellie Spicer added in an efficient 51 assists and 12 digs to help the team. The Bruins improved to 16-4 overall and 6-3 in Pac-10 play.
Megan Wisniewski (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); University of California, Santa Cruz Ð Wisniewski’s team took hit against Cal State East Bay, losing in three straight games 30-23, 30-21, 30-26. She contributed with five kills, four digs and two blocks.
Andrew Jackson (Nevada Union, ’06); Fresno State Ð Jackson, starting at right guard, helped bulldoze the way for the Bulldogs’ 251 yards on Saturday in a 30-0 blowout over San Jose State.
Sean Johnson (Nevada Union, ’06); Lewis and Clark College – Johnson started for the Pioneers at center in a 69-31 loss to Puget Sound Saturday.
Zach Masch (Nevada Union, ’07); Arizona Western Ð The Matadors lost to Scottsdale, 25-22 Saturday in overtime. Masch, a freshman defensive tackle for the Matadors, had a sack and a solo tackle in the game.
James Brindley (Nevada Union, ’06); Utah State – Brindley was the third leading tackler on the team with six solo takedowns and added another four assisted. He also had two tackles for losses in a 31-28 loss to the Nevada Wolfpack.
Brennan McFadden (Nevada Union, ’05); Utah State -McFadden subbed in on the offensive line for Utah State in the team’s 31-28 loss to the Nevada Wolfpack.
Kevin Grimes (Bear River, ’06); The University of Nevada-Reno -Grimes recorded two solo tackles and had four assisted for the Wolfpack on special teams in their 31-28 win over Utah State.
Leigh Collins (Nevada Union, ’06); Biola University Ð The Eagles lost a couple of matches this week, 3-0 to Westmont and 2-0 to Cal State Bakersfield. Collins starts as defender for Biola.
Courtney Paquin (Nevada Union, ’05); Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, North Carolina) Ð Paquin’s team won its only match of the week against Queens, 1-0. Paquin is the starting midfielder for the Crusaders.
Kacey Rogers (Nevada Union, ’06); Notre Dame de Namur Ð Rogers started for the Argos in a 3-2 loss to Cal State Monterey Bay Wednesday.
Rachel Wittler (Nevada Union, ’07); William Jessup Univ. Ð Wittler’s team took a hit on Saturday, losing 9-0 to Dominican in San Rafael. Her team is now 3-11. They’ve lost seven in a row.
Jillian Witzke (Forest Lake Christian, ’06); Sierra Community College Ð Sierra tied San Joaquin Delta 0-0 and lost to Modesto 3-1 last week.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 477-4240.
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