Briefs: CdM product makes Team USA

Corona del Mar High alumna Tumua Anae has been named to the U.S. women's water polo national team roster for the upcoming FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.

Anae, a goalie, was also on the team as it won its sixth FINA World League Super Final on Sunday by defeating Italy, 9-7, in the final in Tianjin, China.

Newport Harbor High alumna Anne Belden was also on the FINA World League Super Final team, for which UC Irvine women's coach Dan Klatt is an assistant.

The Americans are going for their third straight world championship after claiming titles in 2007 and 2009.

Anae, who helped lead USC to an NCAA title in 2010, is one of five on the 13-player team making her first World Championships appearance.

Team USA opens the FINA World Championships on July 17 against the Netherlands.

— From staff reports

CdM's Luke, Brahs lauded

Corona del Mar High senior girls' soccer goalie Lindsey Luke has been named a second-team All-American by ESPN RISE.

CdM junior Ally Brahs earned All-California accolades.

Luke, bound for Wake Forest, was the Newport-Mesa Player of the Year as a senior. She returned from a year off from high school soccer to help the Sea Kings win their first outright Pacific Coast League title in 11 years and advance to the CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals.

Luke, who earned first-team All-PCL and All-Division I honors, notched 12 shutouts for CdM (15-4-5). In 1,702 minutes of play she gave up just 10 goals.

Brahs, who has committed to the University of Washington, led CdM with 16 goals. She was the Pacific Coast League Offensive MVP.

— From staff reports

Florida transfer to UCI

Madison Solow has joined the UC Irvine women's soccer program after transferring from the University of Florida, UCI Coach Scott Juniper announced Wednesday.

Solow, a 5-foot-5 midfielder from Toronto, Canada, will join the Anteaters as a sophomore after competing with the Gators in 2010. She was a member of the Florida team that claimed the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Florida held a top-10 national ranking in 10 of the 12 coaches' polls last season.

Solow is a member of the Canadian Under-20 women'snational team.

"It is getting harder and harder for us to find players who can improve this team and that is a huge compliment to the players that will be returning this fall." Juniper said. "Mady is very excited to be coming here and we are confident that she will make a valuable contribution. She will bring her experiences from the University of Florida and we have seen in the last couple of years the kind of impact transfers can have. We have added transfers from the University of Texas, Washington State and UCLA who have all come in and moved our program forward. There is a buzz around UCI right now and everyone is fired up for August."

UCI was 19-3-2 in 2010, setting the school mark for victories and tying the Big West Conference record. UCI became the first team in conference history to go undefeated and untied during league play with an 8-0-0 record. The Anteaters advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 and ended the year ranked No. 14 nationally.

— From staff reports

Jock at nationals

UC Irvine's Charles Jock begins competition in the 800 meters Thursday at the USA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Jock, who just completed his junior season at UCI, is in the first of four heats scheduled to start at 3:50 p.m. at Hayward Field.

The top three from each heat, plus the next four-fastest times, will advance to the semifinals Friday at 5:15 p.m.

The top four in each of the two semifinal heats will advance to Sunday's final at 2:27 p.m. on NBC. The top three finishers will earn berths on the U.S. squad for the International Assn. of Athletics Federations World Championships in Daegu, Korea, Aug. 27 through Sept. 4.

Jock, a 2011 first-team All-American who recently completed his junior season at UCI, has the fourth-fastest time in the field of 27 this week.

He set school and Big West Conference records with his time of 1 minute, 44.75 seconds to finish second by four-hundredths of a second at the NCAA Championships, June 10.

— From staff reports

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