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February 2, 1989 | John Weyler
Steve Florentine figures he's an expert of sorts on sports psychology . . . at least if firsthand knowledge counts for anything. In the past year, Florentine has experienced his own emotional version of the Wide World of Sports. And he has discovered the agony of victory and the joy of defeat. The agony of victory: Last season, Florentine was a forward on the UC Irvine basketball team. He appeared in 22 of 30 games and started five conference games.
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February 2, 1989 | John Weyler
Steve Florentine figures he's an expert of sorts on sports psychology . . . at least if firsthand knowledge counts for anything. In the past year, Florentine has experienced his own emotional version of the Wide World of Sports. And he has discovered the agony of victory and the joy of defeat. The agony of victory: Last season, Florentine was a forward on the UC Irvine basketball team. He appeared in 22 of 30 games and started five conference games.
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SPORTS
February 1, 1990
UC Irvine's Steve Florentine had a match-high 20 kills, but UCLA still swept the visiting Anteaters, 15-3, 15-9, 15-6, in a Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match. The loss dropped Irvine to 0-4 overall, 0-4 in WIVA matches.
SPORTS
April 5, 1990
Steve Florentine had 24 kills and eight digs to lead UC Irvine to a 14-16, 17-16, 15-7, 15-12 victory over Brigham Young in a Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Assn. match Wednesday at Irvine. Also for Irvine (8-11 overall, 3-11 in WIVA), Mike Minier had 23 kills and eight block-assists, tying a school record set this season by Scott Recknor.
SPORTS
March 10, 1987
Scott Brooks, a senior guard who averaged 23.8 points a game, was named Most Valuable Player of the 1986-87 UC Irvine basketball team at an awards banquet Monday night in the Bren Center. Joe Buchanan, a senior guard, was named honorary captain, and junior center Wayne Englestad was chosen "Mr. Inside." Frank Woods, a transfer from Seward County Community College in Kansas, was named top newcomer and Steve Florentine was freshman of the year.
SPORTS
March 1, 1990
In nonconference volleyball: UC Irvine 3, UC San Diego 2--Steve Florentine had 19 kills and David Pettko had 17 to lead visiting UCI (3-8) to a 10-15, 13-15, 15-2, 17-15, 15-13 victory. Bryan Palmer of UC San Diego (0-11) had 25 kills. In nonconference softball: Southern California College 7-7, Claremont Scripps 2-4--Tori Serapion (6-2) allowed six hits in each game as SCC (8-4) swept a double-header at Claremont.
SPORTS
May 20, 1988 | JOHN WEYLER
UC Irvine guard Chris Cresswell, who was suspended from the team for disciplinary reasons during the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. tournament, said he will transfer to Washington State. "I wasn't good enough to play here," Cresswell said. "We'll see if I'm good enough to play there." Cresswell, who is 6-feet 3-inches tall, averaged 2 points in 20 games as a freshman. He will sit out next season and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
SPORTS
September 11, 1986
Steve Florentine, who announced this summer he would attend El Camino College, has enrolled at UC Irvine to play basketball for the Anteaters. A 6-foot 7-inch forward from Redondo Union High School, Florentine averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Seahawks last season and was an All-Southern Section 4-A selection. He was twice selected to the All-Bay League team.
SPORTS
March 9, 1989
UC Irvine's baseball team ended its three-game losing streak in a big way Wednesday, routing Cal State Dominguez Hills, 22-3, in a nonconference game at Irvine. It was the most runs by an Irvine team since April 10, 1985, when the Anteaters defeated U.S. International, 23-3. Brian Young led a 24-hit attack with four hits, including a double and triple. He also had four RBIs. Chris Gallego and Freddie Combs each had three hits for the Anteaters (7-12).
SPORTS
March 14, 1991
Chapman posted two victories over highly considered NCAA Division II softball opponents Wednesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Winter Garden, Fla. First, the Panthers scored a 3-1 victory over Northwest Missouri, which was No. 11 in last season's final rankings. Cheri Schreck (9-2) pitched a two-hitter and struck out nine. Sandy Olivas had three hits and an RBI and Jacki Blake had two hits for Chapman. Then Chapman (20-2), defeated Wayne State, 2-1, in eight innings.
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