Sarah Mackey Recognized for Impressive Season
UC Santa Cruz women’s basketball’s Sarah Mackey became a member of Division III First Team All-Independent. Despite a mid-season injury, Mackey played 19 out of 24 games and started 12 of them, with some of the highest number of offensive and defensive rebounds on the team.
AVCA Player of the Week
Sal La Cavera III was voted American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week for the week of March 19. He is a senior outside hitter and led the team in two wins against NYU and Stevenson University, racking up 17 kills in each game.
Men’s Tennis Clamps a Nail Biter
In March, UCSC’s Division III tennis player Bryce Bettwy beat UC San Diego’s Division II Rajeev Herekar in a 5–4 match. The team — ranked No. 10 in the nation — has their last home game on April 14 against the No. 4 team, Cal Lutheran.
Women’s Rugby Focus on Playoffs
UCSC women’s rugby wins the title of League Champions after an undefeated season and heads into their first round of National Championships, which will be held at UCSC on the Lower East Field on April 6 at 11 a.m.
Men’s Rugby off to Playoffs After a Successful Season
The team won their last game of Winter Quarter against rival San Jose State 41–25 for the renowned McBeath-Porter Cup. After a 4–2 season, men’s rugby looks to their first round of playoffs against Fresno State, which will be held April 6 at 1 p.m. on the Lower East Field.
Men’s Lacrosse Starts Their Season Strong
With a 15–3 win against Cal State Monterey Bay under their belt, UCSC men’s lacrosse kicks off their season with a bang. The team will end their season with three home games in three consecutive weeks, the first of which will be April 13 against Saint Mary’s College at 1 p.m.
Calling All High School Soccer Players
Women’s and men’s soccer are each holding ID Clinics for those high school age students in the Santa Cruz community and beyond who are interested in playing soccer for the UCSC program, working on their skills or just getting a feel for what it is like to play for a team like UCSC. The men’s ID Clinic will be held April 13–14 and the women’s ID Clinic will be held May 3–5 — both clinics are on campus with players expected to find their own housing for the weekend. For more information or to register, contact men’s soccer at firstname.lastname@example.org and women’s soccer at email@example.com or go online to goslugs.com.
Men’s Volleyball Jumps Into First Round of Championships
The team plays against Milwaukee Engineering and Fontbonne in the Continental Volleyball Conference Tournament on April 5 and April 6, which will determine the team’s place in the CVC Championships for the following weekend.