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Monday, June 24, 2024

Aggie Digest


Former UC Davis defensive tackle John Faletoese has agreed to a free-agent contract with the Buffalo Bills while offensive guard Jonathan Compas has done the same with the Oakland Raiders.

Both players earned All-America and All-Great West Conference honors for the Aggies during the 2008 season while also serving as team captains.

Faletoese, from Jesuit High School in nearby Carmichael, enjoyed a stellar career at UC Davis, which included 2008 All-America honors from the Associated Press, the Sports Network and the Walter Camp Foundation. He was the GWC Defensive Player of the Year after earning first-team all-conference honors for the third time. He was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Faletoese, who also participated in the East-West Shrine Football Game, had 122 career tackles, including 36.5 tackles for lossesthe most in the program since 2001. Included were 15.5 career sacks. He also blocked nine kicks.

Like Faletoese, Compas earned a trio of first-team all-conference accolades while adding All-Amercica awards from the Associated Press and the Sports Network. Compas, who was also a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree and was named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society last week, was a mainstay on the line for the Aggies. He started all 40 games he played.

In addition to his postseason awards, Compas, a Carlsbad native, was a preseason All-American in 2008.


Women’s golf

UC Davis sophomores Alice Kim and Chelsea Stelzmiller have been selected to play as individuals at the upcoming NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship West Regional at Arizona State.

The pair will represent the Aggies, who were hoping to earn an at-large invitation as a team for the second straight year but were not selected to the 63-team field. Both Kim and Stelzmiller were members of last year’s UC Davis team that had a 21st-place national finish in just its first year of Division I play.

The regional tournament will be held May 7 to 9 at the ASU Karsten Golf Course.


Aggie Digest is compiled by the California Aggie sports staff with briefs from the UC Davis athletics website, ucdavisaggies.com.



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