Saturday, August 24

Women's basketball announces hiring of three new assistant coaches

One month removed from taking office as the head coach of the UCLA women's basketball team, Cori Close announced on Friday the completion of her coaching staff with the hiring of three new assistant coaches. Tony Newnan, Shannon Perry and Jenny Roulier-Huth will be joining Close on the sidelines next season, replacing Tasha Butts, Tony Perotti and Stacie Terry "“ all three of whom left with former Bruin coach Nikki Caldwell to work at Louisiana State. Read more...


UCLA softball staves off elimination with 12-4 win against Jacksonville in NCAA Regional

Injuries, injuries and then some "“ but no matter. By the conclusion of competition Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., the UCLA softball team finds itself still very much alive after downing Jacksonville 12-4 in what proved to be a nightcap contest. The Bruins (35-18) defeated the Dolphins (44-16) 2-0 in Friday’s opening game of the double elimination-format NCAA Gainesville Regional, only to lose to the No. 4 seed Florida Gators (49-9) 4-2 in their first game today. That loss forced the rematch against Jacksonville, which had eliminated Bethune-Cookman (33-26) earlier today to earn a chance to face UCLA again. Read more...


Senior GiOnna DiSalvatore, who is the program's all-time leader in doubles with 63 in her career, returns home to Florida when UCLA takes on Jacksonville in Gainesville, Fla., today in the opening game of the NCAA Gainesville regional.
Senior GiOnna DiSalvatore, who is the program's all-time leader in doubles with 63 in her career, returns home to Florida when UCLA takes on Jacksonville in Gainesville, Fla., today in the opening game of the NCAA Gainesville regional.


Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez and the UCLA softball team will not be hosting an NCAA Regional for the first time in eight years.
Coach Kelly Inouye-Perez and the UCLA softball team will not be hosting an NCAA Regional for the first time in eight years.

Assistant coach Gina Vecchione congratulates Devon Lindvall after the sophomore center fielder made an overhead catch for the final out in the top of the fifth inning of UCLA's 5-1 win over Arizona on Sunday. Lindvall also drove in two runs, including a lead-off solo home run.
Assistant coach Gina Vecchione congratulates Devon Lindvall after the sophomore center fielder made an overhead catch for the final out in the top of the fifth inning of UCLA's 5-1 win over Arizona on Sunday. Lindvall also drove in two runs, including a lead-off solo home run.

Senior third baseman and Florida native GiOnna DiSalvatore has been an integral part of a UCLA team that won its 11th NCAA title last season. Throughout her four years, the first-team All-American has played first, second and third base. Earlier this season, she became the all-time program leader in doubles.

Swing and Deliver

Practice has ended on a late Tuesday afternoon, and GiOnna DiSalvatore is sitting on the bench outside the clubhouse of Easton Stadium, dabbling into pop culture while nibbling away at a Popsicle. Read more...

Senior third baseman and Florida native GiOnna DiSalvatore has been an integral part of a UCLA team that won its 11th NCAA title last season. Throughout her four years, the first-team All-American has played first, second and third base. Earlier this season, she became the all-time program leader in doubles.


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