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Women's Basketball Signs Three Recruits

UC Riverside Highlanders Women's Basketball team has announced the signing of future student-athletes Yohana Ewodo, Georgia Ohiaeri, and Fapou Semebene. "This is one of the best recruiting classes in my time here and we are very excited," said John Margaritis, who is in his 15th season as head coach. Ewodo, a 5' 11'' forward and the sister of...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Men's Basketball Announces the Signing of Three Recruits

The UC Riverside men's basketball team has announced that three phenomenal student-athletes will join its 2019 recruiting class. Daniel Mading, Oliver Hayes-Brown, and Akol Mawein have signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Highlander family. Daniel Mading Mading is a former four-star recruit that comes to Riverside from Neosho City...
By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

Malou De Kergret Takes on Leadership Role

Forward Malou De Kergret is one-of-a-kind on the UC Riverside women's basketball team this season. She's the only senior. "Something is different about your senior year," De Kergret said. "All seniors from all sports feel it. You know it is your last year and you want to make a difference." Through seven games this season, De Kergret is averaging...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: 1982 Baseball Team

RIVERSIDE, Calif. —It's a feeling very few people get to experience, but for the 1982 UC Riverside Men's Baseball team, each player is able to call themselves a National Champion. That achievement helped the team become one of the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. "Winning the Championship was numbing and so much emotion was involved," said...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: David Finley

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—David Finley has visited and played on his fair share of baseball diamonds. However, the one he played on at UC Riverside is still his favorite. "When I played at Riverside, our field was on campus. I've been on a million fields since then and our field is by far the best one I've ever played on," Finley said. "When I think of UC...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Larry Cunningham

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—When Larry Cunningham found out a few months ago via phone that he would be a 2018 UC Riverside Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, his first reaction was an unusual one. "I thought someone was prank calling me," Cunningham said with a laugh. "I had no idea. I wasn't expecting it. As they continued talking, I realized it was the...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Fred Morawczski

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—It's been nearly 50 years since Fred Morawczski finished playing football at UC Riverside, but his memories are as fresh as ever. "The best thing was the comradery and really having a sense of purpose," Morawczski said. "I had great teammates and really inspiring coaches." Morawczski, who is a 2018 UC Riverside Athletics Hall of...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

2018 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee: Melissa Sanchez

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—When Melissa Sanchez saw the 951 area code pop up on her phone a few months ago, she had a feeling it was someone from UC Riverside. However, she wasn't expecting the news that awaited her. Sanchez, who graduated from UCR in 2006, would be inducted into the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame. Sanchez, a standout on the softball team from...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Men's Soccer Wins First Big West Conference Championship

RIVERSIDE, Calif.—The loud, raucous roars resonated throughout UCR Soccer Stadium Saturday, Nov. 10 as Daniel Castaneda belted the deciding penalty kick past UC Davis goalie Jon Laughlin, giving the Highlanders their first Big West Conference Championship in school history. The second the ball went past Laughlin to give UCR the win after a 4-2...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Former Highlanders Pitcher Joe Kelly Helps Red Sox Win World Series

Walk into the UC Riverside Baseball Complex and you immediately notice framed jerseys on the walls of current and former Major League players. One that stood out a little more than the rest on Monday is of Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly. He won a World Series Championship with the Boston Red Sox Sunday night, playing a pivotal role in the team's run....
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Athletics Set to Induct 2018 Hall of Fame Class

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The UC Riverside Athletics Department is pleased to announce its 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. Scheduled to receive the highest honors during the induction ceremony on Nov. 16 at the Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in downtown Riverside are Larry Cunningham (men's basketball), David Finley (baseball), Fred Morawczski...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Focus on the Future: Women's Volleyball

While the UC Riverside women's volleyball team has a solid core of upperclassmen, it will be the seven new additions to the roster that could take the team to the next level in the Big West Conference. "Our freshmen are a really good class," head coach Michelle Patton-Coleman said. "They have a lot to learn when it comes to the system and the speed...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Focus on the Future: Men's Soccer

When a new crop of student-athletes report to camp for the first time, it can be difficult for them to blend in well with the veterans. That hasn't been the case for the UC Riverside men's soccer team. "My new teammates are really the ones that are helping us out by the way they have acclimated to the team's chemistry and our game plan so quickly,"...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Focus on the Future: Women's Soccer

As freshman defender Katie Wong stepped onto the field for her first practice as a member of the UC Riverside women's soccer team earlier this month, she noticed some familiar faces. A local student-athlete from Corona, Wong played with forward Leigh Polson, midfielder Jen Barroso and forward Liz Chua on her club team. "I came into UCR feeling so...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics

Men's basketball releases its 2018-19 schedule

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The University of California, Riverside Athletics Department released its 2018-19 Men's Basketball team schedule today, announcing an exciting non-conference slate that features five home games at the SRC Arena and a trip to the Tiger Thanksgiving Tournament. "We are looking forward to our 2018-19 season," Head Coach David...
By Daniel Moebus-Bowles | | Athletics

Back in camp: women's soccer

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — For UC Riverside women's soccer head coach Nat Gonzalez, this season's message is simple. It started all the way back in spring. "The goal in spring was to stop acting like an underdog, to stop going into games hoping we'd win and to understand that one win doesn't equate to us winning the next time," said Gonzalez, who begins...
By Quinn Roberts | | Athletics
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