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Sports briefs: UCD announces an exciting baseball schedule

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From page B8 | December 03, 2013 |

UC Davis baseball fans should love the recently announced 55-game 2014 schedule, and not just because the slate begins on Valentine’s Day.

The Aggies will open their schedule, which is highlighted by matchups with four 2013 NCAA Tournament teams, that day with a 2 p.m. contest against Seattle University. The opening four-game series is the start of 25 home outings in 2014.

“I like the schedule this year,” said UCD head coach Matt Vaughn. “Division I baseball on the West Coast is always going to be challenging and it will be fun with some new teams on the schedule. We return to Washington early in the season, and go to Gonzaga in early May, also adding Kansas State and New Mexico State as new opponents.”

Following the opening weekend, the Aggies head out for 12 consecutive contests away from Dobbins Stadium, including the four-team Gael Invitational (Feb. 20-23 at St. Mary’s) and five games against Pac-12 power Washington.

The Gael Invitational features NCAA qualifier Kansas State, Portland, UCD and host St. Mary’s.

Later, the Aggies host New Mexico State in a key four-game series March 14-16.

Big West Conference play begins March 28-30, with a set of contests at Cal Poly, a 2013 NCAA Tournament qualifier.

Following a mid-week game against St. Mary’s, the road for Aggies will not get any easier as they head to four-time defending Big West champion and perennial power Cal State Fullerton on April 4-6.

“The Big West is one of the best baseball conferences in the country,” Vaughn said. “Every school in our conference is capable of going to the next step and beyond.

“Starting the season on the road with Cal Poly and Cal State Fullerton, two playoff teams from last year, will test us early. The whole Big West schedule will be a great opportunity and challenge for Aggie baseball.”

UCD lacrosse

Second-year Aggie coach Kate Henwood announced the signing of 10 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent, setting a program record for the largest signing class. All prospects are high school seniors who are expected to enroll at the university in the fall of 2014.

The terrific 10 are Rachel Brennan of Vienna, Va.; Kelsey DeJesus of San Diego; Erica Ely of Ridgefield, Conn.; Hannah Friel of Orinda; Shannon Gear of San Ramon; Courtney Humphrey of Okemos, Mich.; Alison Kimbro of Aliso Viejo; Erin Morrison of Danville; Asia Pitzer of Poway; and Carolina Tweedy of Westview.

“As a second-year head coach, I could not be more proud of our incoming class of 2014,” Henwood said. “The unprecedented talent, academic achievements and character quality demonstrated by these 10 individuals throughout the recruiting process represents the promising future of UC Davis lacrosse.

“This history-making class of NLI signees in addition to three recruited walk-ons will make an immediate and lasting impact on our program. Our coaching staff has worked tirelessly to ensure that this class will enable UC Davis to compete in the upper echelon of NCAA D-I lacrosse.”

UCD women’s tennis

Jessie Lee, one of San Jose’s most decorated tennis players, will compete for the Aggies starting next fall as she signed a National Letter of Intent last week.

Lee joins Lani-Rae Green, another 2013 recruit, as the newest members of the UCD program.

A three-time letter-winner for Evergreen Valley High, Lee led her team to postseason appearances in all three seasons. In addition to earning team MVP honors as a freshman, Lee was named to the San Jose Mercury News’ All-Girls Tennis first team following the conclusion of her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Davis Water Polo Club

The Davis Water Polo Club’s winter age-group session begins Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Schaal Aquatics Center.

The session, which lasts nine weeks, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All new and continuing boys and girls in eighth grade or under are welcome, with DWPC teams competing at 10U, 12U and 14U age groups.

For more information, contact Jamey Wright at ncwright0300@sbcglobal.net or 530-758-1234.

Lacrosse clinics

The UCD women’s lacrosse program will present a series of four winter instructional clinics for players of all positions and skill levels who are in grades 5-12.

Each clinic takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Aggie Stadium.

The series begins Saturday with a clinic focusing on motion offense and defensive systems. It will be followed by man-up/man-down situations (Dec. 31), a skills day (Jan. 11) and transition, 50/50s and draws (Jan. 25).

Each clinic costs $50, with a discounted entry of $150 for enrolling in all four. For more information or to register, visit www.ucdavissportscamps.com/lacrosse.

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