The Cal volleyball team split a pair of matches on the final day of the Molten Classic on Saturday, sweeping Eastern Washington before falling to Seattle in three sets.
Age was not a factor Sunday as California's freshmen shined in field hockey's 7-2 victory over Bryant. The Golden Bear youngsters combined for six of Cal's seven goals for the win at Stanford's Varsity Turf. Cal improves to 1-1 on the season.
Former Cal golfer Michael Kim secured his PGA TOUR card for the 2015-16 season on Sunday when he finished the regular season of the Web.com Tour in 13th place on the money list with earnings of $190,243.
It was a day of "two's" at Edwards Stadium as California earned a 2-0 shutout against San Diego State in the 2015 home opener for the Bears.
Senior Celeste Boureille netted her second career brace for the Bears after scoring twice - in the 3rd and 31st minutes - to help Cal (2-1-0) earns its second win of the season. The victory also marked the 100th victory for California Head Coach Neil McGuire at the helm of the program. McGuire, in his ninth season in Berkeley, becomes just the second coach of the program to hit the 100-win plateau with his Cal record of 100-53-19.
"Anytime you get a victory with your program, you're excited about it," McGuire said. "I hadn't thought about it too much. Every victory is for the players and for the fans. I'm excited that we got a victory today, but in terms of me it's a nice milestone but it's really about the success of the players and the program."
Some players come in with plenty of hype, but never quite seem to match it. Others have a great season, then slip the following one, leaving many to wonder if they were one-year wonders. Still others have to bounce back from injury and show they aren't shells of what they used to be.
Either way, there are plenty of players in the Pac-12 with something to prove in 2015. Here are six from the Pac-12 North.
Anyone remember the name Devante Wilson from USC's 2012 roster? He suffered an injury in his first spring in Troy and subsequently transferred to Riverside Community College. After a pair of ACL injuries, he was a mid-year enrollee and started at Cal in January. He has worked his way up to starting defensive end (if you buy the depth chart). After posting solid numbers at the JC level, this is just as much about him proving he can play at the next level as it is proving to the coaches he can be a menace on the defensive line.