Strong Bay showing at USA Basketball training camp

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Strong Bay showing at USA Basketball training camp

June 16, 2011COLLEGE PAGE

CSNBayArea.com staff

The USA Basketball Under-19 World Championship training camp begins June 17 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the Bay Area is well represented.

St. Mary's Coach, Randy Bennett, has guided the Gaels to three NCAA Tournament appearances in 10 seasons at the helm, highlighted by a Sweet 16 appearance in 2010. His success and respect in the college basketball world have awarded him one of two assistant coaching positions with the U19 squad.

Bennett is joined by Jacksonville University's head coach, Cliff Warren, and the two will work under head coach, Paul Hewitt. Hewitt recently became the new coach at George Mason University after spending the past 11 seasons at Georgia Tech.

In addition to Bennett, Stanford's Anthony Brown, as well as Cal's Allen Crabbe and Richard Solomon are three of the 20 players vying for spots on the 12-man roster.

In his freshman season for the Cardinal, Brown averaged 8.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and was a member of the PAC-10 All-Freshmen Team. Brown started 10 of 18 league games, averaging just under 27 minutes per game, and notched a career-high 21 points against Oregon State on January 29.

Crabbe was not only named PAC-10 Freshman of the Year, but was an All-PAC-10 Honorable Mention selection as well. He set a school record for 3-point field goals in a season by a freshman with 62, and scored a career-high 30 points in an OT win over Washington State on January 13.

Solomon appeared in all 33 games for the Bears, averaging 5.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. He recorded his first career double-double on December 28 vs. Hartford, with a 10-point, 10-rebound performance.

Crabbe and Solomon were teammates at Price High School in Los Angeles.

The 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship is being held June 30-July 10 in Valmiera, Liepaja and Riga Latvia.

Check csnbayarea.com for updates from Colorado Springs.

Source: 49ers GM candidate Kirchner to remain with Seahawks

Source: 49ers GM candidate Kirchner to remain with Seahawks

The 49ers’ search for their next general manager has been narrowed.

Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner, who interviewed with the 49ers on Monday, is remaining with the Seahawks, CSNBayArea.com confirmed on Tuesday. Kirchner was not comfortable with the working environment with the 49ers, the source said.

The NFL Network first reported Kirchner was removing himself from consideration to replace Trent Baalke, who was fired.

Kirchner and Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable were believed to be connected as the possible general manager-coach combination to fill the 49ers' vacancies. It is not known whether Cable will remove his name from consideration, too.

Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is considered atop the 49ers' wish list to replace Chip Kelly, who was fired after the team's 2-14 season.

Scott Fitterer, the Seahawks’ co-director of player personnel, interviewed with Jed York and Paraag Marathe after Kirchner met with the 49ers’ executives.

49ers general manager interviews
Thursday, Jan. 5
Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf (GM)
Green Bay director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst (GM)

Friday, Jan. 6
Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton (GM)

Sunday, Jan. 8
Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III (GM)

Monday, Jan. 9
Carolina assistant general manager Brandon Beane (GM)

Tuesday, Jan. 10
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick (GM)

Friday, Jan. 13
Arizona vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough (GM)

Monday, Jan. 16
Seattle co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer (GM)
Seattle co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner (GM)
 

Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings

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Quakes complete MLS Superdraft with local talent; announce two signings

The San Jose Earthquakes completed their participation in the 2017 MLS Superdraft with a nod to local soccer talent.

A couple of days after selecting a pair of midfielders in rounds one and two, the Quakes chose winger Christian Thierjung from the University of California with their third-round selection.

Thierjung joins Nick Lima, San Jose’s second-ever homegrown signing, as offseason moves that involve Golden Bears.

Thierjung, 22, goes to the Quakes after four seasons at Cal, where he appeared in 73 games, tallying 27 goals and seven assists.

As a senior, Thierjung was named First-Team All-Pac-12, Third Team All-Far West Region and Second-Team Academic All-Pac-12. He was selected First-Team All-Pac-12 and Second-Team All-Far West Region in 2015.

Thierjung also played for the Quakes' PDL affiliate Burlingame Dragons FC during the 2016 season, tallying two goals in five total appearances.

With their fourth-round selection, the Quakes took Auden Schilder, the 22-year-old goalkeeper from the University of Washington.

Schilder was selected Second Team All-Pac-12 Conference and Second Team All-Far West Region in 2016 after surrendering just 18 goals in 20 appearances and posting five shutouts.

During rounds one and two, the Quakes selected Generation Adidas midfielder Jackson Yueill with the No. 6 overall selection and University of South Florida midfielder Lindo Mfeka.

Also making local soccer news, Thierjung’s teammate on Burlingame Dragons FC, three-year captain Joshua Smith, was selected in the fourth round by the New England Revolution. Smith also captained the University of San Francisco.

On Tuesday, San Jose announced the signings of Marvell Wynne and Tommy Thompson. Per league rules, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Thompson, 21, became the Earthquakes' first-ever homegrown player signing in 2014, following one season at Indiana University where he was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year. He’s yet to score a point in an MLS match.

Wynne has appeared in 301 games during his 11-year MLS career, recording two goals and 21 assists. He was an invaluable member of a Quakes team that was hit hard by injuries in 2016.

Wynne helped the Colorado Rapids win MLS Cup in 2010. He has also represented the United States National Team and was a starter during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.