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LOCAL NOTES: MATADORS' PREIS TO PLAY IN PAN-AM.

Byline: Daily News

Michael Preis, a junior forward on the Cal State Northridge men's soccer team, was selected to play for the United States in the upcoming Pan-American Games.

Preis has been playing for the U.S. under-23 team, and he came off the bench to play against Canada on May 19. The Pan-American Games are July 23-Aug. 8 in Winnipeg.

Showing off: Joey Hamer and Chris Cordeiro, two top Marmonte League baseball players, will play in the Team One National Baseball Showcase in Tampa, Fla., this weekend.

Hamer, a catcher from Newbury Park High, and Cordeiro, a pitcher from Thousand Oaks, are both juniors.

On the right track: Seven members of the CSUN track and field team are competing in the USA Junior National Championships - an event for athletes under 19 - this weekend at the University of North Texas.

Mary Alesal (shot put, discus, hammer), Allyson Crosby (pole vault), Lisa Rugenstein (pole vault), Krystal Harris (100 and 200 meters), Adam Kaplan (javelin), Stephanie Werth (triple jump) and Frances Santin (400-meter hurdles) all are competing for CSUN.

Making her mark: UCLA's Seilala Sua became the second thrower to be honored as the Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Sua was the first female athlete in conference history to win three field events at the Pac-10 Championships, taking first in the shot put, discus and javelin. At this year's NCAA Championships, Sua won the discus and shot put and was named Most Outstanding Women's Athlete.

USC's Jerome Davis was named Pac-10 Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year, while his coach Ron Allice was awarded the men's Coach of the Year.

Bruins coach Jeanette Bolden, a CSUN graduate, was named the women's Coach of the Year.

Trojans in World Cup: USC soccer players Isabelle Harvey (midfielder) and Susie Mora (junior defender) will participate in the Women's World Cup that begins Saturday. Harvey, who was the 1998 Pac-10 Conference Co-Player of the Year, scored 29 goals, earning second place on the Trojans' career-scoring list. Harvey will play for Canada, while Mora will be representing Mexico.

Commitments: Pedro Solorzano of San Fernando, the two-time Northwest Valley Conference 1,600-meter champion, will attend Glendale College.

Baseball player Nick Gontmaher (Agoura High, Ventura College) orally committed to the University of San Diego. Gontmaher batted .420 this season with five home runs, 33 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

Streaking: Chatsworth Hills Academy won the sixth-grade baseball championship of the 24-team San Fernando Valley Private School League for a third straight year with a 5-4 victory over Woodland Hills Pinecrest.

The Chatsworth Hills team, coached by Greg Bisheff and Justin Fisher, included Kyle Welles, Max Levine, Jeff Martin, Casey Haerther, Mikey Moustakas, Randy Harmala, Branden Meck, Jared Weiss and Shayan Navid.
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Date:Jun 16, 1999
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