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Golden Nuggets: Alex Morgan Drafted By Harlem Globetrotters

Morgan joins Lionel Messi, Tim Howard, and Landon Donovan as soccer players drafted by the Globetrotters, and Shotaro Ban wins the California Amateur Championship.

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Field Hockey

California sophomore Alie Zimmer will return to Berkeley with a silver medal after her team finished second at the USA Field Hockey Young Women's National Championships this week in Lancaster, Penn.

Women's Water Polo

Sophomore Dora Antal was named a First Team All-American for the second straight season, while sophomore Roser Tarrago was selected to the Second Team and sophomore Anna Illes made the Third Team. Senior Kelly McKee earned Honorable Mention.

Men's Golf

Shotaro Ban became the first current Cal player win the California Amateur Championship with a 5 and 4 victory over Joshua Sedeno in Saturday's 36-hole championship match at Lake Merced Golf Club.

FIFA Women's World Cup

Harlem Globetrotters ‘draft' Alex Morgan


One of the more peculiar stories that hits the airwaves in sports every summer is the Harlem Globetrotters' annual "draft."

On Tuesday, the Globetrotters' draft haul was as impressive as it gets in the sports world, consisting of some of its biggest names. The team's most notable selections were Cal alumna and U.S. women's soccer star Alex Morgan, along with 14-year-old Mo'ne Davis, the girl who took the Little League World Series by storm last year as the lone female pitcher in a sport dominated by boys.


Morgan is the fourth soccer player taken in the draft's nine-year history who has been deemed worthy by these standards. She joins Lionel Messi, Tim Howard and Landon Donovan in these illustrious ranks. Other famous draftees include Johnny Manziel and Mariano Rivera. The satirical Globetrotters have also named some notable honorary members. These are headlined by Whoopi Goldberg, Henry Kissinger, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis (but interestingly not Pope Benedict XVI).