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Sports briefs: Four honored from UCD men’s golf

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May 10, 2011 |

Matt Hansen received Freshman of the Year honors, Cy Williams was named Coach of the Year and two other members of the UC Davis men’s golf team — including Davis High graduate Tyler Raber — were recognized by the Big West Conference, as the league’s year-end awards were announced on Tuesday.

Hansen’s impact on the Aggies was immediate and consistent as he was UCD’s top finisher in his collegiate debut, tying for 10th at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational. The freshman continued his success throughout the season, posting five top-20 finishes, and placed 18th at the Big West championship tournament.

Williams, in his 17th year at the helm, earns his second Big West Men’s Golf Coach of the Year award in three seasons. He guided the Aggies to no worse than fifth in six of their 12 tournaments during the 2010-11 campaign, which culminated in the team’s second Big West Conference team title in three years.

UCD won the league tournament by 17 strokes to earn a berth into next week’s NCAA regionals.

Austin Graham and Raber were named to the All-Big West Conference first team, while Hansen also was selected to the second team.

Graham earns a spot on the All-Big West first team for the third straight year. He concluded his senior campaign by winning the individual title at the Big West conference championships for the second time in his Aggie career.

Raber’s selection to the All-Big West first team is his first after he was named an honorable mention last season. The junior earned Big West Golfer of the Month honors for February after a third-place finish at the USC Collegiate Invitational. He finished fourth overall at the Big West tournament.

DHS football meeting

There will be a mandatory football meeting for parents or guardians of all student-athletes who hope to play varsity, junior varsity or freshman football at Davis High next fall.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the DHS library, 315 W. 14th St.

Student-athletes and their parents or guardians will receive required documents, physical exam forms and information, camp and registration forms, as well as the parent handbook and schedule of events, expectations and what commitment is required to play.

Blue Devil head coach Steve Smyte will conduct the gathering and answer questions pertaining to being a DHS football player. For more information, email the coach at ssmyte@djusd.k12.ca.us.

Aggie legend at youth football clinic

The Top Gun Football Skills Camp — this spring featuring UC Davis Hall of Fame coach Jim Sochor — will be presented Saturday and is designed for kids going into fifth through eighth grades who are interested in playing football or exploring the possibility of playing football.

The camp is geared to students with an interest in playing quarterback, wide receiver, running back, tight end, linebacker or defensive back.

Camp registration begins at 9:15 a.m. at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium at Davis High School, with warm-ups starting at 10 a.m. sharp, according to DHS head football coach Steve Smyte. The cost is $25.

Advance registration forms are available at http://www.juniorbluedevils.com.

Blue & White golf tourney

Featuring an 18-hole golf tournament and a post-competition concert, the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation Day on the Green is the group’s big fundraiser. This year it will take place Saturday, May 21, at Wildhorse Golf Course.

At $150 per golfer, registration can be done through http://www.dhsblueandwhite.org or by contacting tournament co-chairman Will Arnold at (530) 219-8918 or willarnold00@gmail.com.

The event is a four-person scramble (foursomes are $600) and includes the concert, box lunch and awards reception.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Arnold.

AYSO registration

Parents have the first chance to register their children for the fall soccer season on Tuesday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Davis AYSO building in Community Park.

Other walk-in registration days are Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m to noon and Tuesday, July 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration also will take place Saturday, July 9, at the Davis Farmers Market for pre-registered players.

Walk-in registration is $140 ($50 for U5), while mailed registrations cost $160 ($60 for U5) and must be received by July 12 at the final walk-in registration for guaranteed placement on a team. Registrations received after July 12 will be placed on a waiting list.

The fall season is open for all children born between Aug. 1, 1992, and July 31, 2007.

Pre-register online at http://www.eayso.org and print two copies of the registration form. Bring one copy of the registration form and one copy of the supplemental form found at http://www.davisayso.org to one of the registration dates. Keep the other copy of the registration form to give to your fall coach.

Players new to AYSO also must show birth certificate or passport for proof of age.

Davis AYSO provides training for coaches, assistant coaches and referees. For more information, email volunteers@davisayso.net or inquire at walk-in registration.

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