Chatter: UCLA alumns in full force

Chatter: UCLA alumns in full force

first_img“I know it’s her team now, but I’m not worried about Lisa at all,” Mendoza said. “She’s a competitor and I know she’s going to do whatever it takes to win.” Handball championships The National Intercollegiate Handball championships are being held this weekend at the Spectrum Club in Canoga Park. There are 268 collegiate handball players from Ireland, Canada and the United States taking part. “I’m biased of course, because I’ve been playing since I was six years old. But the abilities required in handball are greater than just about anything besides basketball,” event organizer Howie Eisenberg said. “The top-level player blast the ball as hard as a baseball pitcher, 80-85 miles an hour, with either hand.” The men’s quarterfinals begin at 9:30 this morning. The semifinals are at 1. – Ramona Shelburne 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s going to look a little like an alumni game tonight when the UCLA softball team plays an exhibition against the PFX All Stars as part of a tournament in Palm Springs. The PFX roster is stacked with UCLA alums and in an interesting twist this year, UCLA coaches. Lisa Fernandez, Andrea Duran and Natasha Watley are all assistants at UCLA this season. center_img Former UCLA head coach Sharron Backus will coach the PFX team along with former UCLA All-American catcher, Stacey Nuveman, who is unable to play because she is expecting her first child in May. Former Camarillo High standout Jessica Mendoza is also expected to play for the PFX team. last_img

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