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Sports briefs: Alvarez honored for 24th-ranked Aggie swim team

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From page B8 | December 10, 2013 |

Following a stellar showing at the Mizzou Invitational in late November, UC Davis senior swimmer Liliana Alvarez was honored as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s Turbo Female Athlete of the Week, helping the Aggies to the No. 24 spot as a team in the CollegeSwimming.com’s Endless Pools Top 25 poll.

UCD does not compete again until January.

Alvarez became the first Aggie to earn weekly MPSF honors this season by finishing in the top five in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the Missouri meet, while also swimming the second leg of the school record-setting 400 medley relay. It is her second career weekly conference honor as her first came Jan. 24 of last season.

Alvarez’s time of 1:00.49 in the prelims of the 100 breast was a season-low (two seconds faster than the NCAA B standard) and just 0.11 seconds off the school record. She eventually finished fourth in the finals with a time of 1:01.24. In the 200 breast, she also met the B standard with a finals time of 2:13.22 to finish fifth.

A three-time NCAA Championships qualifier in the two events, Alvarez’s time in the 100 breast ranks 13th in the nation this season while her 200 breast time is 24th.

As a team, UCD set four school records and met seven NCAA B standards at the Mizzou Invitational, helping the Aggies to their highest ranking in program history.

Hoops camp

Davis Wildcats will present a two-day basketball camp for kids in second through eighth grades on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 29-30, at Davis High.

The sessions will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the camp is open to kids of all skill levels.

There is an early-bird registration special of $85. After Dec. 22, the cost is $100.

Registration may be completed online at www.davishoops.com, where parents can find additional information about the ongoing program and current team tryouts.

Five Starz volleyball

The Five Starz Volleyball Club’s Starlets program is accepting registration for the 2014 season. The Starlets offer an opportunity for young volleyball players who are not able to participate on travel teams but who would like to be a part of a competitive environment.

The program is open to players in grades four through nine, and participants will be split into fourth- through sixth-grade and seventh- through ninth-grade groups.

There are no tryouts for the Starlets program, which is designed to improve each player’s overall skills in a fun and competitive environment.

Beginning Jan. 12, Starlets will practice once a week for 12 weeks. The cost of $300 for all 12 sessions includes a T-shirt.

For more information, email fivestarzvolleyball@gmail.com.

Little League

Registration for Davis Little League now is open online and runs through Jan. 15.

Current registration costs vary — depending on the division in which a child plays — ranging from $100 for T-ball to $280 for junior league. It must be noted that fees go up $30 for each level between Jan. 1-15.

A new Challenger Division for special-needs players has been added.

Kids 4 to 14 years of age are eligible for DLL. League officials require players 9 or older to attend one of the to-be-scheduled January skills-assessment days.

Folks interested in managing in the spring must register as a volunteer by Dec. 31, according to registrar Karen Yoon.

Only online registration is accepted. Visit www.davislittleleague.org to sign up or learn more.

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