Tuesday, June 25

Assistant coach Lisa Fernandez has worked with her pitching staff on and off the field this season. The former UCLA pitcher helped lead UCLA softball to the 2019 NCAA championship. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Lisa Fernandez shifts focus to pitchers in 12th year as assistant softball coach

This post was updated June 10 at 12:20 a.m. Lisa Fernandez first met Rachel Garcia at a game in Garcia’s hometown when the redshirt junior pitcher was just a kid. Read more...

Photo: Assistant coach Lisa Fernandez has worked with her pitching staff on and off the field this season. The former UCLA pitcher helped lead UCLA softball to the 2019 NCAA championship. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

Assistant coach Lisa Fernandez has worked with her pitching staff on and off the field this season. The former UCLA pitcher helped lead UCLA softball to the 2019 NCAA championship. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)


Dan Guerrero has held the position of UCLA Director of Athletics for 16 years and has seen the university win 32 NCAA titles. His contract will end at the end of 2019 barring an extension. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Wang’s Word: Athletic director will need to resolve department, conference and brand issues

Many people expected Dan Guerrero’s final exploit before the end of his contract as UCLA’s athletic director would be hiring Mick Cronin as the new men’s basketball coach in April. Read more...

Photo: Dan Guerrero has held the position of UCLA Director of Athletics for 16 years and has seen the university win 32 NCAA titles. His contract will end at the end of 2019 barring an extension. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Dan Guerrero has held the position of UCLA Director of Athletics for 16 years and has seen the university win 32 NCAA titles. His contract will end at the end of 2019 barring an extension. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Junior long snapper Johnny Den Bleyker has been the long snapper on every kick and punt for UCLA football over the past three seasons. Den Bleyker attended the Rubio Long Snapping camps in high school. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Long snapper’s unique role requires careful technique and a strong mentality

Aggressive traps and a stifling attack – that’s how Johnny Den Bleyker said he likes to play chess. Set to graduate a year early and pursue a master’s degree, the junior long snapper for UCLA football has been playing chess since elementary school. Read more...

Photo: Junior long snapper Johnny Den Bleyker has been the long snapper on every kick and punt for UCLA football over the past three seasons. Den Bleyker attended the Rubio Long Snapping camps in high school. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior long snapper Johnny Den Bleyker has been the long snapper on every kick and punt for UCLA football over the past three seasons. Den Bleyker attended the Rubio Long Snapping camps in high school. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball senior Izzy Carey will graduate as the winningest player in program history with a 123-25 record. Carey went 36-2 in 2019, playing primarily on court five with freshman Lindsey Sparks. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior signoffs: Izzy Carey looks back at athletic success and strength of sports camaraderie

When I was going through the volleyball recruiting process in high school, UCLA was the last school I looked at. I wanted to go to a school away from my hometown of Westlake Village, California, but I remember emailing UCLA beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger a video of me playing because I figured I might as well check UCLA out. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball senior Izzy Carey will graduate as the winningest player in program history with a 123-25 record. Carey went 36-2 in 2019, playing primarily on court five with freshman Lindsey Sparks. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA beach volleyball senior Izzy Carey will graduate as the winningest player in program history with a 123-25 record. Carey went 36-2 in 2019, playing primarily on court five with freshman Lindsey Sparks. (Tanmay Shankar/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior Julia Hernandez grew up playing soccer in Spain before moving to the U.S. to play at a community college. Hernandez transferred to join UCLA women's soccer as a sophomore, and went on to score 12 goals in 64 games as a Bruin. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior signoffs: Julia Hernandez reflects on empowering messages learned at UCLA

My road here has been a very unconventional one. As a high school senior who barely knew any English, I decided to leave Spain to follow my dreams. Read more...

Photo: Senior Julia Hernandez grew up playing soccer in Spain before moving to the U.S. to play at a community college. Hernandez transferred to join UCLA women's soccer as a sophomore, and went on to score 12 goals in 64 games as a Bruin. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior Julia Hernandez grew up playing soccer in Spain before moving to the U.S. to play at a community college. Hernandez transferred to join UCLA women's soccer as a sophomore, and went on to score 12 goals in 64 games as a Bruin. (Niveda Tennety/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior Cole Madey went to Lake Oswego High School in Oregon before coming to UCLA. Madey will graduate with an economics degree after playing four seasons with UCLA men's golf. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Senior signoffs: Cole Madey remembers his trials and triumphs as a golfer at UCLA

When asked to write a piece on my time at UCLA, I was both honored and humbled. To simply say my time at UCLA has been amazing would be an insurmountable understatement. Read more...

Photo: Senior Cole Madey went to Lake Oswego High School in Oregon before coming to UCLA. Madey will graduate with an economics degree after playing four seasons with UCLA men's golf. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Senior Cole Madey went to Lake Oswego High School in Oregon before coming to UCLA. Madey will graduate with an economics degree after playing four seasons with UCLA men's golf. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)