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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Aggie Digest

Men’s soccer

Former UC Davis standout Quincy Amarikwa and 2009 third-round draft pick of the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer, was traded to the Colorado Rapids on April 7.

In exchange, the Earthquakes received a natural second-round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.

The 5-foot-9 forward from Bakersfield, Calif. scored one goal and registered two assists in 25 games for San Jose last season.

So far, Amarikwa has seen 30 minutes of action in two games with the Rapids.

Women’s volleyball

Darren Buckner joins the staff of Jamie Holmes, Co-Big West Conference Coach of the Year, as the newest assistant coach of the women’s volleyball team.

Buckner, who replaces interim assistant Kip Yoshimura, brings coaching experience from Jacksonville and Regis.

He will pair up with assistant Addie Hauschild and Holmes to make a three-person staff aimed at improving on the Aggies’ 20-10 (11-5) record and second-place Big West finish last season.

It was the highest win total the program has had since UC Davis went 21-11 in 1996.

Women’s gymnastics

The National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women recently named coach John Lavallee as the Division I West Region Coach of the Year.

This is the fourth postseason coaching honor Lavallee has received in as many years as the coach of the Aggies.

UC Davis’ regional qualifying score of 193.885 – a program best – allowed the team to finish the year ranked 39th in the country, just three spots away from an NCAA regional berth.

Additionally, Lavallee led the Aggies to a 13-4 dual meet record and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship.


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