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Golden Nuggets: Alex Morgan Shares Her Soccer Story

Ahead of June's FIFA Women's World Cup, the Cal legend shares how she got into soccer and what the game means to her.

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The California Golden Bears defeated the Fresno State Bulldogs 4-1 on Tuesday night at Evans Diamond in Berkeley to open a four game homestand.


In their final non-conference game of the regular season, #18 Cal picked up a 4-1 win against the University of Pacificon Wednesday afternoon at Levine-Fricke Field. With the victory, Cal improves to 35-13 on the year. Sophomore pitchers Stephanie Trzcinski and Katie Sutherland-Finch combined to two-hit the Tigers, allowing just one run in seven innings. Junior Vanessa Alvarez went 2-for-3 at the dish with two runs scored.

Men's Tennis

California returns to the Lone Star State to open the postseason, as the 25th-ranked Golden Bears will play Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on May 8 in Austin, Texas, in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship.

California's Andre Goransson claimed an at-large berth into the 2015 NCAA Singles Championship, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.

Women's Tennis

Displaying third-ranked California's depth of talent in singles and doubles, Golden Bears Zsofi Susanyi, Klara Fabikova, Denise Starr and Maegan Manasse all claimed at-large spots in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships that will run from May 20-25 in Waco, Texas, at Baylor's Hurd Tennis Center.

Third-seeded and third-ranked California rides an eight-match winning streak into the NCAA team tournament, as the Golden Bears host Bryant, No. 29 Houston and No. 34 Mississippi State in first- and second-round action from May 8-9 at the Hellman Tennis Complex.

Men's Golf

KK Limbhasut (70-69-66 - 205, -5) shot a collegiate career-best four-under par 66 in third-round action Tuesday at the 2015 Pac-12 Championships to move into a tie for second place four shots behind 54-hole leader Maverick McNealy of Stanford (65-68-68 - 201, -9).


Senior midfielder Gaby Christman and sophomore attacker Bella Huther were named to the All-MPSF second team as announced by the conference on Wednesday.


The Golden Bears take on Brigham Young in the national collegiate championship Saturday, May 2, when the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship final kicks off at Rio Tinto Stadium outside of Salt Lake City.


The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced Wednesday that four former Cal football players - Chris Adcock, Cormac Craigie, James Langford and Joey Mahalic - have been selected to the 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

Women's Water Polo

Sophomores Dora Antal and Roser Tarrago were each named to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation First Team on Tuesday. Tarrago was also named MVP of the MPSF Tournament after scoring six goals last weekend and leading the Bears to the championship game.

USWNT - FIFA Women's World Cup

Alex Morgan's Story - "One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories."

Alex Morgan's childhood in Diamond Bar, Calif. involved a lot of sports. She decided only in her early teenage years to concentrate on soccer, but that focus paid off eight years later, when as the youngest player on the USA's 2011 Women's World Cup roster she played a major role off the bench. Now, as she heads to her second World Cup, Morgan is incorporating lessons she's learned from her teammates with a new set of responsibilities on the field, along with her status as a role model.