Commitments in Other Sports

With the last day of the signing period being today, here's a look at all of the commitments UCLA has received in sports other than men's basketball. The Bruins have cleaned up, getting many recruiting classes that rank among the nation's best, including in baseball...

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL:

ASHLEE TREBILCOCK, 5-9 Point Guard from Newhall (Calif.) Hart. Trebilcock is regarded as one of the two top guards in California. She averaged 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game last year, while shooting 44% from the floor, 31% from 3 point range and 70% from the foul line in leading her team to CIF Title and State Tournament. Two-time All-State Selection. USA Today and Street & Smith Two-Time Honorable Mention All-American. Considered a top 25 national prospect.

BASEBALL:

The class is considered one of the best in the country.

JOHN DRENNEN III, OF, Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) High. Rated as one of the top outfielders in the nation and likely high major league draft pick. Two-time Area Codes games All-Star and selected last summer for National HS All-Star Game, which he had a hit and scored winning run. All-CIF and All-State selection. Rated by Perfect Game USA as the #22 prospect in the nation.

TYSON BRUMMETT, RH Pitcher, Coolidge (Ariz.) Central Arizona College, originally from Salem, Utah. Considered perhaps top JC relief pitcher in the nation. Finished last year with a 3-1 record with 6 saves and a 2.10 earned run average…He averaged one strikeout per inning last year with almost a 3 to 1 strike out to walk ratio. He was drafted in the 38th round of the 2004 draft by the San Francisco Giants, but decided to go to college.

BRIAN KIRWAN, RH Pitcher, San Diego (Calif.) Santa Fe Christian. One of hardest throwing pitchers at the Area Code Games, where he was selected as one of the top 25 players. Also plays football in high school (his brother is a quarterback for Oregon State), but will only play baseball for UCLA. Has been timed at 91 mph for his fastball and has top curve ball and is rated as the #85 national prospect by Perfect Game.

COREY ASHNER, Middle infielder, Shawnee Mission (Kans.) Blue Valley North. National recruit that selected UCLA and will provide valuable depth. Rated #6 prospect in Kansas and top middle infielder in the area. Has good bat and arm…

RYAN BABINEAU, Catcher, Etiwanda (Calif.) High. Made 2004 Area Codes All-Star team because of strong arm and defensive skills, also solid hitter. Rated as possible major league draft possibility because of his position and skills.

BRANDON CRAWFORD, Middle IF/LH Pitcher,  Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill. Area Codes Games standout that is rated among top ten infielders in the nation. Tremendous hitter and player that reminded UCLA coaches of former UCLA All-American infielder and left-handed hitter Chase Utley, who is now with the Philadelphia Phillies. Also the starting quarterback for the football team and has thrown for over 300 yards in a game.

ROBERT DICKMANN, LH Pitcher, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame. One of best in the State with solid fast ball and excellent curve ball, who at times dominated HS hitters last year. All-League selection last season.

BLAIR DUNLAP, IF/OF, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita. Outstanding student-athlete, who was one of the fastest players in the Area Code Games. Versatile player, who is top hitter and defensive player. All-CIF selection.

TIM MURPHY, LF Pitcher/Outfielder , Rancho Buena Vista (Calif.) High. Perhaps best two-way player in the West. Throws his fast ball in the low 90s, while hitting with tremendous power. All-CIF player, who will also likely be a strong major league draft pick.

EDDIE MURRAY, IF, Los Angeles (Calif.) Gahr. All-CIF selection as a junior when he hit .579 with 6 HRs, 25 RBIs and 16 extra base hits. Only struck out 3 times in 76 at bats with all of his power. Also strong defensive shortstop that can also play second base.

JASON NOVAK, RH Pitcher, Agoura Hills (Calif.) Agoura. All-League pitcher, who is coached by former Bruin pitcher and major leaguer Mike Magnante. Had outstanding strike out to walk ratio because of excellent control.

ANDY SUITER, LH Pitcher Menlo Park (Calif.) Menlo High. Player of the Year last year in the All-Pal Lake Division and MVP of the team. He had an 18-strike out game last year. Set school record for strike-outs in leading the team to CIF Title. Also was a starter in water polo. Outstanding student.

WOMEN'S GOLF:

JANE PARK, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High. Considered the #1 recruit in the nation and right now is planning to attend college over professional opportunities. Originally from South Korea, Park
won 2004 USA Women's Amateur after being runner-up in 2003. Made the cut for the US Women's Professional Open at Pumpkin Ridge in 2003 and finished 24th overall in 2004 Nabisco Pro Tournament. Recently finished in the top 15 in a professional tournament in South Korea.

TIFFANY JOH, Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) High. San Diego CIF Champion. Currently rated #6 in 'Golfweek's' overall junior ratings. Ranked #9 nationally among junior golfer stats in 'Golfweek's' ratings…She also ranks 9th in the AJGA National Scoring Averages.

RYANN O'TOOLE, San Clemente (Calif.) High. Won her League Championship and qualified for the State Finals. At the Jr. America's Cup this summer in Canada, she shot the low round of the event with an 8 under par 66 in helping the Southern California Team to the title.

MEN'S GOLF:

Considered possibly the #1 class in the nation, with the three top players in the state of California.

ERIK FLORES, Grass Valley (Calif.) Nevada Union. 2nd Team All-American and outstanding player, who is considered the #1 recruit in California this year. Rated #7 in the 'Golfweek's' Junior Rankings…. Played last summer in the Canon Cup.

LUCAS LEE, Torrance (Calif.) High. Fine AJGA Jr. golfer, who played in last summer's Canon Cup representing the West. Rated as the #11 player in the Class of 2005 by 'Golfweek'

JAMES LEE,  La Habra (Calif.) Sonora. AJGA All-American, who was semi-finalist at 2003 US Junior Amateur and has won a AJGA event.

GYMNASTICS:

KRISTINA COMFORTE, All-Around, Burr Ridge (Ill.) Lyons Township. Regarded as one of the top 5 recruits in the nation…Finished 20th at the final USA Olympic Trials for the 2004 team…At a USA vs. International meet last May, she placed 3rd in the All-Around and 2nd in vault in preparation for Olympic Trials…She also did a balance beam video that was aired by NBC Sports during the 2004 Olympic Games coverage.

MELISSA CHAN, All-Around, Los Gatos (Calif.) High. Rated as #1 Level 10 gymnast in the State…Honor student…Has represented the USA Internationally, including finishing 7th in the All-Around in a USA vs. France competition….At the 2004 Level 10 National Championships in Florida, she finished 9th overall in the All-Around with a 38.200 score (current UCLA frosh gymnast Jordan Schwikert was 10th)…She scored 9.675 on vault (highest score) ; 9.25 on bars; 9.7750 on beam (highest score) and 9.500 on floor…She was first in her Senior C Division.

JALYNNE DANTZSCHER, All-Around, San Dimas (Calif.) High. Level 10 gymnast, who was 17th overall at the 2004 Level 10 Championships in Florida…She scored 9.450 on vault; 9.500 on bars; 9.450 on beam and 9.6250 on floor (#3 overall score) for 38.0500 in the all-around…That was good for lst place overall in the Sr. A Division.

JANELLE DANTZSCHER, All-Around, San Dimas (Calif.) High. Level 10 gymnast, who is identical twin with Jalynne…Their sister Jamie was a 4-time All-American for UCLA and 3-time NCAA Champion…She was Level 10 standout in the 2003 championships.

ROWING:

VANESSA TEFF, Middleton (Wisc.) Edgewood One of the top recruits in the nation and may be UCLA's top national recruit ever signed since rowing was re-instated as a program…Rows for Mendota Rowing Club…This summer she rowed in the 7th seat for the United States Junior National Team eight that placed 7th overall at the World Rowing Championships in Spain…She trained in 2003 for the US Rowing Women's Junior National Team Camp and stroked the top boat to a victory in the major regatta in Mexico as well as the national championship ath the USRowing National Championships…She is a honor student, whose older brother Chris is on the Marquette University basketball team.

LEXIE HOWARD, Fairfield (Conn.) High. Rows for Norwalk River Rowing Association…She was in the 6th seat of the Varsity 8 last year that placed 10th at the US Rowing Youth Invitational…Had an outstanding fall after rowing with the USRowing Women's Jr. National Team Development Camp Team last summer (also rowed there in 2003).

MELANIE SETO, Wallingford (Conn.) Choate Rosemary Hall. She is the coxswain for her HS rowing team, while also playing basketball at the school…She has been the cox for both the men's and women's rowing teams and is an outstanding student.

KATIE VIRK, San Francisco (Calif.) University. In her second year with the Marin Rowing Association…Outstanding athlete that has competed in basketball, field hockey and badminton before turning full time to rowing…Bi-Lingual after spending summers in Costa Rica and Spain as part of her outstanding academics. As of yesterday, her NLI had not been received.

KATJA WANBERG, Mill Valley (Calif.) Tamalpais. Rows for the Marin Rowing Association…Last spring she stroked the Marin JV 8 to a gold medal at the USRowing Southwest Regional Championships in Sacramento…She was also in the 3-seat of the victorious JV Four…This fall is the stroke for the Varsity 8…Marin's 8 captured 2nd this fall at the Head of the American race and 4th at the Head of the Lake Regatta.

SWIMMING & DIVING:

MARISA SAMANIEGO, Diver, Flintridge (Calif.) Sacred Heart. Considered as perhaps the top Southern California recruit for this year with the best overall national record…Was second at 16-18 JO's this year in the 3 meter after winning event in the 14-15 JO's…All-American in 2003 and 2004…Has made JO Regionals from 2000-2004.

BRITTANY HILL, Diver, Cincinnati (Ohio) Indian Hill. Good age group diver, who will provide depth in the program on the one, three and platform diving boards… Two-time Ohio State runner-up.

TESS SCHOFIELD, Diver, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High. Provides depth in the UCLA program with her ability to do all 3 boards…4.6 honor student, who has done well at CIF's…Has won age group or regional competitions on one meter, three meter and platform.  

WOMEN'S TENNIS:

ASHLEY JOELSON, New Braunfels (Tex.) High. Regarded as one of the top three recruits in the nation this year…Won the prestigious Easter Bowl Tournament last April in Palm Springs…Rated as the #13 overall in the Girl's 18 Division (includes all high school players in the nation from any year).

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD:

One of the top two or three recruiting classes in the country.

KRYSTIN LACY, Sprints, Dallas (Tex.) Skyline. Regarded as one of the top two HS sprinters in the nation for this year…Had nation's fastest time in the 200 meters at 23.45, which was 6th fastest in Texas State History. Won State Titles in the 100 and 200 meters last year (also won 100 as a sophomore)…Has run 11.44 for 100 meters, which is 4th fastest in Texas State History…Has been coached by her father.

NICOLE LEACH, 400 Meters, 400 Hurdles, Philadelphia (Penn.) West Philadelphia Catholic. Rated as #1 400 meter-400 meter hurdles prospect in the nation…Has run 52.19 for 400 meters and 57.56 for 400 hurdles…Finished 4th at the World Junior Championships in the hurdles last summer after being top USA qualifier…Outstanding student. NLI had not been received as of Tuesday.

HILLARY WERTH, Heptathlon, Springfield (Ill.) Glenwood. Rated as #1 high school heptathlete in the nation…Finished second at the USA Junior Championships with 5127 points last summer in her first national meet and competed for USA at the World Junior Championships…At the 2004 Illinois State Championships, she won the 100 hurdles (she is second all-time at 13.78 only behind current UCLA Bruin Dawn Harper at 13.54); was second in the long jump at 18-8 ½ and 3rd in the 300 hurdles at 43.82…Former All-State basketball player, who will only compete in track & field for UCLA…From an all-star athletic family…Her mother Kim originally held the high school national long jump record until broken by Jackie Joyner-Kersee…Her brother Jayson was the starting left-fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers…Honor student in school.

KRISTEN DORMANEN, Pole Vault, Temecula (Calif.) Temecula Valley. Considered #1 returning pole vaulter in the State…Honor student that set an all-time Riverside County mark of 12-7 last spring…Finished 4th at the 2003 State Meet…

CHANELLE CURRY, Sprints/400 Meters, Dallas (Tex.) Skyline. Finished 3rd in Texas State Meet last year with a time of 55.64 and also ran a leg on State winning 4x100 relay team…Was one of top scorers on 2004 State 5A Championship Team.

CIARA VIEHWEG, Distances, San Francisco (Calif.) St. Ignatius. Rated as one of the top three distance runners in the State…Has already run 4:54 for 1600 meters…She is rated as the #2 cross country runner in the State in her division by 'Dyestat'….Won the 2004 League Cross Country Championship and will run in the State Meet.

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD:

KEVIN CRADDOCK, 110/400 Hurdles, San Pablo (Calif.) James Logan. Considered the #1 track & field prospect in the nation…Has tremendous size and range in both hurdles events at 6-4, 180…He won the bronze medal last summer competing for the USA Junior Team at the World Championships in the 100 hurdles at 1.377 (collegiate height, with lifetime best of 13.74 in the semi's)…At the 2004 California State Meet, he won the 110 hurdles at 13.39 and the 300 hurdles at 35.93…He also won the State 110's as a sophomore…Outstanding student, whose sister Cheri plays basketball for the University of Washington.

ALEXANDER PEARLSTONE, Sprinter, San Anselmo (Calif.) Sir Francis Drake. One of the top returning sprinters in the State…Finished 5th in the 200 meters at 21.62 and 10th in the 100 meters at 10.70…Strong student, who is expecting to be a finalist in both events at 2005 State Meet.  NLI has yet to be received.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

Considered one of the best classes in the nation.

MATTHEW WADE, 6-3 Setter, Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Mira Costa. Rated as #1 setter in the senior class and also outstanding beach player…Was MVP this summer for his club team Riptides…Finished 3rd with current UCLA freshman DJ Stromath at the 2004 AAU Beach Championships at Hermosa Beach in the 19 and under division…His father Tom was a fine player at Long Beach State and mother Roxanne was a standout volleyball player for the University of Hawaii.

IAN JACKSON, 6-6 Outside Hitter, Simi Valley (Calif.) High. Moved from being an All-League middle blocker to All-CIF hitter last season…Won award at his high school for being top person when combining academics and athletics…Was provided UC admission as llth grader with 4.3 GPA and 1410 SAT's…Keeps improving each year.

SHAUN NICHOLS, 6-8 Middle Blocker, Fair Oaks (Calif.) Granite Bay. Developing power player with a big future ahead of him…Participated at the 2004 USA Junior Development Camp at Long Beach State…

RYAN RATELLE, 6-3 Outside hitter, Huntington Beah (Calif.) Marina HS. Had very strong club season as primary passer and hitter…Has excellent skills to play in college and best volleyball is ahead of him…His father Ray was the former head coach at Long Beach State and still works at the school…His mother was a UCLA graduate…Outstanding student.

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL:

MARY NELLIE SPICER, 5-9 Setter,  from Barrington (Ill.) High. Regarded as the top setter in the nation by PrepVolleyball.Com that has her rated as the #9 recruit in the nation and an impact recruit for UCLA…Played for USA Junior Team this summer at Libero with her great defensive skills and will definitely contend for starting setter position.

KAITLIN SATHER, 6-1 Opposite Hitter, Santa Rosa (Calif.) Maria Carrillo. From volleyball family as her sister is a scholarship player at UC Santa Barbara…Versatile player that can set and pass, who is rated as the #17 player in the nation by PrepVolleyball.Com.

KELSEY HALL, 6-1 Outside Hitter, Murrieta (Calif.) Murrieta Valley. Missing her senior season due to summer ACL surgery after being hurt at a tournament…All-CIF selection last year…Rated as #58 player in the nation by PrepVolleyball.Com…She was the 2003 Open 16 Division MVP when she led her team to the title.

ELISE CARSTENSEN, 6-4 Middle Blocker , Atlanta (GA) Westminster. Led her team to its third straight championship, putting down match point in the finals…Rated as the #73 player in the nation by PrepVolleyball.Com…Excellent student, who was track sprinter as a freshman…Will be four-time All-State selection and likely two-time State MVP.

WOMEN'S WATER POLO:

KATIE RULON, Driver, San Diego (Calif.) University. Rated as one of the top three recruits in the nation…Her sister Kelly was a starter on UCLA's 2003 NCAA Championship Team and 2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist…CIF and Union Tribune Newspaper Player of the Year when she led her team to the CIF Title scoring six of her team's seven goals in the Division II championship game…In two full seasons of HS water polo, Rulon has scored 292 goals, had 245 steals and 77 assists…
Last year she had 140 goals, 131 steals and 43 assists while shooting over 50% in her goal attempts.

ANNE BELDEN, Driver, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor. All-CIF selection, who completes a family trio in the Bruin program…Her brother Peter is a key player on the #1 ranked men's team, while sister Katherine is a major contributor on the women's team at UCLA…Was one of the USA Youth Team's leading scorers in the tri-nation event in Sydney, Australia.

TANYA GANDY, Driver, Rancho Bernardo (Calif.) High. Strong field player and student-athlete, who is regarded as one of the top five players in the nation…First team All-CIF selection and selected to the first team Tribune Newspaper squad…Had excellent Tri-Nations Tournament in Australia this summer and was one of the leading goal scorers on the team.

 


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