Head coach Cy Williams announced another challenging schedule for the UC Davis menÕs golf team in 2010-11, including the highly regarded Prestige at PGA West which it co-hosts with Stanford.
Among the tournaments on this yearÕs slate are a pair which the Aggies won during its last visits. One of them is the Wyoming Cowboy Classic which will be held next Apr. 4-5 at Scottsdale, Ariz., an event UCD captured for three straight years from 2007-2009 before not playing in the event last season.
Tournaments at the University of Washington, Northwestern, Hawaii-Hilo and in Southern California will pit the Aggies against some of the best teams in collegiate golf and provide another season of strong challenges.
ÒOur goal is always to put together a schedule where we can play against the greatest players and the greatest teams in the elite tournaments across the country,Ó Williams said. ÒIf we want to be the very best then we need to compete at the highest level. WeÕre very happy that weÕll get a chance to do these things this upcoming season.Ó
One of the main highlights for UCDÕs season, however, will be the Prestige at PGA West which in its decade-long history has evolved into one of the most sought-after collegiate tournaments in the country. The event, which will be played at the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, brings
together some of the top academic and golf-playing schools in the United States.
This yearÕs 15-team event, scheduled for Oct. 10-12, features eight teams ranked at the end of last season among the top 50 by Golfweek including No. 2 Washington, No. 4 Stanford, No. 7 Washington and No. 15 Arizona State. Other highly ranked teams include No. 22 TCU, No. 26 Cal, No. 29 University of San Diego and No. 33 Pepperdine.
The Stockton Sports Commission Pacific Invitational will be another highlight of the AggiesÕ schedule as UCD won the tournament last year behind incoming junior Tyler Raber, a Davis High graduate who earned medalist honors. This yearÕs event will be Nov. 1-3 at Brookside Country Club.
UCD returns nearly its entire lineup as it looks to regain the Big West championship it captured in 2009. The Aggies will also try to return to the NCAA West Regional as a team for the second time in three seasons.
Grant on ESPN
Grant High Ñ the newest member of the Delta Valley Conference Ñ and Folsom will be on ESPN TV when they meet in a nonleague football game Aug. 28.
In an announcement from the sports network on Friday, the game will be part of a double-header which features two, to-be-announced schools from Florida.
The Pacers, 12-1 a year ago and only one season removed from a California championship, meet DHS on Oct. 22 at Grant.
Field hockey camp
The DHS field hockey program will host a camp this week from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday on Susan Beaton Field at Davis High School.
Aimed at students entering sixth through 11th grades, the camp will provide a fun and positive environment to introduce the sport of field hockey to those interested in pursuing the sport either at the club or high school level.
The camp will focus on the basic skills of hockey, including ball control, dribbling, passing, receiving, defense, offense and team play.
Each camper will receive coaching from current and former Blue Devil players as well as the DHS coaching staff. Cost of the camp is $65, which includes a T-shirt for each camper.
Camp registration forms are available at http://www.dhsfieldhockey.com. For more information, contact coach Katy Loge at email@example.com.
The first boys session in the Davis Lacrosse AssociationÕs fifth annual summer lacrosse camp series is this Monday through Thursday.
The camp series for beginners to advanced boys in grades two through 11, as well girls in grades one through 11, takes place in Davis. They provide an opportunity to try out the fastest-growing team sport in Northern California or hone skills for the next season.
The boys camps will run from 8 a.m. to noon, this week and Aug. 9-12, while a girls camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon, July 19-22. To register, go to http://www.davislax.org and click on ÒRegister Online.Ó The cost of each session is $130.
For general questions about Davis lacrosse programs, contact Don Aiello at (530) 750-3892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Davis Water Polo Club
The Davis Water Polo Club will offer one more summer session for boys and girls ages 14 and under starting on Monday. The two-week session goes through July 22.
For more information, contact Jamey Wright at (530) 758-1234 or email@example.com or visit http://www.daviswaterpolo.org.
There is still time for boys in grades 7 through 12 (and girls in ninth to 12th grades) to be
involved in the Champions Athletic Performance Camps being conducted in weekly intervals at Davis High.
DHS football coach Steve Smyte, who conducts the four-day sessions with his staff, says athletes of any sport will be well served by attending.
The final two weeks of the camps go from Monday through Thursday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. this week and next. Participants can sign up for one or both weeks.
From basic physical fitness techniques to weight lifting and sport-specific exercises, the camps have something for every developing athlete Ñ or kids who just want to learn about keeping in shape through good exercise habits and solid nutrition, according to Smyte.
Registration is $25 per week and kids with parents can show up at 1:30 p.m. at the weight room on the first day of each camp or register by contacting Smyte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field hockey nights
The July Nights program provides new and returning field hockey players the chance to develop and hone their skills before the August tryouts and the start of the fall season. Those interested in trying out for field hockey, learning more about the sport or sharpening skills for
tryouts are encouraged to attend.
July Nights sessions are free, and are held every Tuesday and Thursday in July from 5 to 6 p.m. for beginners and 6 to 7 p.m. for returning players.
Visit http://www.dhsfieldhockey.com for more information about what to bring, or contact DHS coach Katy Loge at email@example.com.
All-Star hoops camp
Take your game to a higher level this summer at the sixth annual Davis All-Star Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 7 through 14.
Due to popular demand, a second session is being offered from July 19-23 at Harper Junior High. Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
The camp is a joint effort between the Davis High boys program and Davis Hoops Wildcats. Blue Devil coaches Dan Gonzalez and Bob Silva, along with DHS varsity players, will instruct beginning and competitive players. Emphasis will be on perfecting the fundamentals of the game through the use of skill stations, competitions, guest speakers and fullcourt games.
The cost is $200 for early registration, which includes a camp T-shirt and prizes. Cost at the door is $220 with returning campers pay $180. Sibling discounts and scholarships are available. Register online at http://www.davishoops.com or call Carol at (530) 574-7115.
Davis Wildcats Basketball Training Academy is offering new training sessions with coach Jean Gelpi.
Weekly group clinics begin Wednesday, July 21st from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Harper Junior High in Davis. The July/Aug. clinics are for boys and girls ages 9-12. Cost for the six-week session is $125.
Clinics for ages 6-8 will begin in Sept.
For a list of specific skills taught, or to download a registration form, please visit http://www.davishoops.com or contact coach Gelpi at (530) 304-4324.
Coach Gelpi also offers private and semi-private training sessions, which are geared for both AAU
and recreational basketball players of all ages.
Registration is open for the AquaMonstersÕ summer season, which offers children an opportunity to compete on a recreational swim team, improve stroke technique, improve fitness and condition for water polo. In addition, weekly swim camps are offered. The team philosophy is ÒSwim, Fun and Friends.Ó
For information on practice times and locations, visit http://www.davisaquamonsters.org.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (530) 554-4494 with questions.
Learn to row
This summer, Learn to Row courses will be offered for boys and girls ages 13 to 19 to learn the fundamentals of rowing while getting actual experience crewing a racing shell.
The coed course is designed for teens with no rowing experience and is coached in a well-organized and noncompetitive atmosphere.
For more information about the Learn to Row program, visit http://www.rivercity
juniors.org or e-mail Tricia Blocher at email@example.com.