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Bruin Bites: UCLA Bruins Named Pac-12 Baseball & Softball Players of the Week

Let's catch up on what's going on with some of the UCLA Spring sports.

Not only was Mysha Sataraka honored on Senior Day, she was also named Pac-12 POTW.
Not only was Mysha Sataraka honored on Senior Day, she was also named Pac-12 POTW.

Now that we're past last weekend's NFL draft, let's take a look around and see what else is going on with UCLA Athletics.

Beach Volleyball

The fourth-ranked UCLA Beach Volleyball team has earned the #4 seed at the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship which will take place this weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama. UCLA earned the #4 seed despite losing 4-2 to Arizona in the Pac-12 tournament this past weekend.


Kort Peterson drove in a career-high 5 runs during Sunday's 10-3 win over Utah to salvage one win after the team dropped the first two games of the series to the Utes.

Kyle Molnar earned his fourth win of the season for UCLA. The win moved UCLA to 20-21 on the season and 10-11 in conference play.

Peterson earned Pac-12 Player of The Week honors for his  performance last week. In four games, he went 6-for-17 (.353) with one double, two triples, two runs and 11 RBI including his 5 RBIs against Utah on Sunday.


The UCLA Softball team swept Arizona State over the weekend. The Bruins came back to win the first two games of the series by rallying in the bottom of the seventh inning. ESPN's Graham Hays thinks the sweep could solidify the Bruins' credentials to host a regional in the Women's College World Series.

It was a good week for UCLA Softball as Myeshia Sataraka was named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week after hitting three home runs and driving in seven runs in four Bruin wins last week.

Men's Volleyball

Three Bruins were named to the AVCA Men's Volleyball All-America TeamJunior middle blocker Mitch Stahl, sophomore outside hitter Jake Arnitz and freshman setter/hitter Micah Ma’a each received the honor.

The Men's Volleyball team will play in an NCAA Semifinal match on Thursday against either George Mason or Ohio State.

Women's Water Polo

The NCAA Tournament teams were announced yesterday and the UCLA Women's Water Polo team earned the number two seed as they begin their quest for #114. UCLA is hosting the NCAA Women's Water Polo Tournament and will face either UCSD or Whittier College on Friday, May 13th at Noon PT.

Track & Field

It was a mixed result on Sunday for the UCLA Track & Field teams. The UCLA Men's T&F Team defeated crosstown rival Southern Cal by a score of 103-60 while the Women's team lost 97-66. The biggest test of the season starts this weekend with the start of the Pac-12 Championships.

Go Bruins!!!