Gorgen, who was drafted in the fourth round by the St. Louis Cardinalsin 2008, after his third and final baseball season with the
Gorgen, the 2008
— Barry Faulkner
Former 'Eater wins
Lalita Patipaksiri, a recent UC Irvine graduate, won the 82nd annual Long Beach Women's City Championship that concluded Friday.
A first team All-Big West Conference golfer this past season, Patipaksiri carded rounds of 69 and 72 for a 36-hole total of 131 over two days at El Dorado Park and Recreation Park golf courses.
She defeated another former UCI player, Hillary Packard, by two shots.
Ronnie Valerio, who recently completed her sophomore season with the Anteaters, tied for 11th at 152.
— From staff reports
UCI bolsters slate
The UC Irvine men's soccer program, the two-time-defending Big West Conference regular-season champion which made its third
Coach George Kuntz's Anteaters, who set a school record for victories by finishing 16-6-1 in 2011, play four teams that finished in the top 12 in rankings last season, including NCAA semifinalist UCLA. The 'Eaters visit UCLA Sept. 9.
New Mexico (No. 8 last season when it reached the NCAA Sweet 16 and posted the nation's lone unbeaten record at 18-0-4) plays host to UCI in the Lobo Invitational on Sept. 16.
UCI opens its regular season at San Diego on Aug. 24, then returns home to face
Detroit (Sept. 2) and Stanford (Sept. 7) venture to Anteaters Stadium to comprise part of a nonconference schedule that also includes Gonzaga, Oregon State and Missouri State.
UCI opens conference play at home against first-year Big West member Sacramento State on Sept. 28.
The 'Eaters play home-and-home conference series against
"We have taken great strides to position ourselves with matches that will challenge our team in and out of our region and the national stage," Kuntz said. "We feel it is important as we grow this program to continue to push the envelope and great new ground for UC Irvine soccer."
— From staff reports
'Eaters step up
The UC Irvine women's soccer program, which has back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and Big West Conference regular-season titles, will play five teams in 2012 that made the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Coach Scott Juniper's Anteaters, who are 33-7-5 the last two seasons, including 14-1-1 in conference regular-season games, will play host to two of its five marquee games, against teams that finished in the national top 25.
UCI plays host to Texas A&M (No. 21 last season) on Aug. 24. It plays host to Auburn (No. 24) on Aug. 26 and visits Oregon State (No. 23) on Sept. 2.
The 'Eaters face No. 10 Pepperdine on Sept. 14 in the UCLA Invitational and square off against Big West rival
All five of those teams played in the NCAA Tournament, in which UCI reached the Sweet 16 in 2010.
UCI opens its season Aug. 17 at home against BYU. It opens Big West play Sept. 28 at Cal State Fullerton.
After playing its first four games at home, UCI has nine straight games away from home, before finishing with four home games in its last seven.