Former Cal star setter Carli Lloyd will play for Team USA at the Pan Am Games, which sees its volleyball competition start Thursday.
California junior Lucia Gutierrez begins competition Thursday (July 16) as a representative of Peru at the 2015 Pan American Games.
Gutierrez is one of four Peruvians that will compete at the Pan American Games in men's and women's golf competition. She is joined by Simone De Souza on the women's side and by Luis Fernando Barco and Felipe Strobach on the men's side.
Charlotte Biffar knew exactly what she was going to do once final exams were completed last spring.
The sophomore defender on the California women's lacrosse team was headed to Central America to help those less fortunate. Never mind the fact that she didn't know how to speak Spanish - what was more important to her was helping others, and using the game of lacrosse as a tool to do so.
Volunteering for Lacrosse The Nations, an organization that unifies the lacrosse community to sustainably improve education and health while creating hope and opportunity for children in need, Biffar headed to Nicaragua and Costa Rica to help out.
The goal of the trip was to teach underprivileged children life skills like teamwork and respect for others. First, the children were taught the life lessons in a classroom setting, and then local staff and volunteers like Biffar helped further explain those lessons on the field through lacrosse.
One Green Bay Packers legend completed a hand-off to a Packers legend-in-the-making Wednesday evening during the pre-ESPYS red carpet show in Los Angeles.
Brett Favre was on the red carpet to give Aaron Rodgers the ESPY for best NFL player. Rodgers beat out J.J. Watt, Tom Brady, DeMarco Murray and Antonio Brown for the silver trophy that Favre handed him.
"He got drafted first round for a reason," Favre said about Rodgers. "He had all the tools that it takes."
Asked by SportsCenter anchors Neil Everett and Stan Verrett about the success Rodgers has had after three seasons of waiting in his shadow to become a starter, Favre said: "He just needed an opportunity. So I'm not surprised a bit."
In his 10 seasons, Rodgers has been to four Pro Bowls and was named a Super Bowl MVP.
Wish more than anything I could have been at the ESPY's tonight. This is what was happening instead! Broken car! pic.twitter.com/yonQRlHVxq— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) July 16, 2015
But THANK YOU to everyone who voted. You all are amazing and I wouldn't be here without you I'M SO EXCITED!!— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) July 16, 2015
And of course, GO BEARS None of this would have been possible without my California Bear family. You guys are my everything!— Missy Franklin (@missyfranklin) July 16, 2015