Freshman look to fill roles left by graduates

For the newest members of the Cal women’s soccer team, filling the shoes of some of last year’s top contributors was never going to be an easy task. This summer, former seniors Emily Kruger, Rachel Mercik, Nina Pedersen and Genessee Daughetee all left for professional careers in Europe — marking
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Season snapshots: Cal women’s soccer

When Rachel Mercik stepped onto the storied turf of Cagan Stadium last fall, she carried the memory of three years of defeat. The Cal women’s soccer team had fallen to the Cardinal in its last seven meetings, and Mercik had witnessed three of those losses in her time with the
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Fall 2013 Sports Awards

Best Coach: Kevin Grimes (men’s soccer) A great player does not always make for a great coach, but in the case of Kevin Grimes, the two are not mutually exclusive. Like his players, Grimes is not short of accolades. He has won Pac-10 coach of the year five times and
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