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30 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
55: Nick Cirrito '22, Mens Soccer
On Episode 55 of Tritoncast we chat with men’s soccer senior forward Nick Cirrito, an urban studies and planning major in Muir College. With his final season at UC San Diego coming to a close this weekend…what’s next for Nick? What are some of his favorite soccer memories? What exactly is surf rock? Find out when you tune into today’s Triton Spotlight.
38 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
54: Maddy Samilo '21, Women's Soccer
An all-new season of Tritoncast is here! On episode 54, we chat with women's soccer super senior Maddy Samilo. She earned her degree in marine biology in June, but stuck around for a bonus season after the 2020 COVID cancellation. Now in grad school at UC San Diego's Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Samilo reflects on some of her favorite Triton soccer memories, her post-grad school plans, and more. Plus, Jeff puts her through the ringer as our popular Quick Picks segment returns!
56 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
53: Lucas Tager '23, Men's Soccer
In episode 53 of Tritoncast, UC San Diego men's soccer midfielder Lucas Tager is featured in the Triton Spotlight. Tager chats about his global upbringing and how soccer has played a role in his ability to speak four languages. He also shares about his work helping others at a medical clinic in Lebanon. Plus, Tager sits down in the hot seat for our Quick Picks segment! Later, in her final appearance on the show, host Jenny Stephens shares some of her favorite memories from three years with UC San Diego Athletics as well as her take on carbs in the morning.
52 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
52: Shandiin Armao '19, Women's Basketball
On episode 52 of Tritoncast, Jeff chats with UC San Diego women’s basketball alumna Shandiin Armao. The 2019 grad made her way to La Jolla from the small town of Winslow, Arizona. She tells us about her upbringing as a member of the Navajo tribe and the phenomenon known as “res ball.” Armao also reflects on her time as a Triton and tell us about the work she’s doing to improve tribal access to health care. New episodes of Tritoncast premiere each Wednesday.
50 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
51: Everett Lau '21, Baseball
We're talkin' baseball on episode 51 of Tritoncast! In this week's Triton Spotlight, our conversation is with senior Everett Lau from the UC San Diego baseball team. He recently had a very memorable ending to his Triton career. Lau chats about that and recaps his winding journey from his native Hawai‘i to the Bay Area to Alabama and – finally – here to La Jolla. Plus, Everett takes part in our popular Quick Picks segment and we’ll find out his go-to spot when tourists visit the island of Oahu! New episodes of Tritoncast premiere each Wednesday.
35 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
50: Earl Edwards, Athletics Director
It's episode 50 of Tritoncast, and to celebrate the milestone, Jeff and Jenny are once again joined by UC San Diego Athletics Director Earl Edwards! Earl was our very first guest on the show about a year ago with episode one, but a lot has transpired since then! We’ll check in with Earl about leading during the pandemic, the very successful first Division I season, and so much more. Plus, we decided to make him squirm a little bit as Earl takes part in our Quick Picks segment! New episodes of Tritoncast premiere each Wednesday.
60 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
49: Fred Hanover, Golf Coach
On an all-new Tritoncast, golf coach Fred Hanover is in this week’s Triton Spotlight. With the team recently concluding its first Division I season, he reflects on the program’s progress over the spring – including what it was like to win a tournament for the first time at the Division I level. Fred also shares some of his favorite memories from his time as a professional touring all over the US and Canada and describes to Jeff and Jenny what it was like to start a collegiate program from scratch.
35 minutes | May 26, 2021
48: Matt Schade '22, Rowing
On episode 48 of Tritoncast, junior rower Matt Schade is in the Triton Spotlight. Matt shares with Jenny and Jeff how he got into rowing in high school, and how his team was able to achieve national success. Now, Matt is enjoying continued success at UC San Diego, as the team is coming off of a first-place finish at the Western Sprints. Plus, don’t miss why he decided to major in real estate and development, and the exciting internship he’ll be starting this summer. Of course, Jenny puts Matt to the test for our popular Quick Picks segment! New episodes of Tritoncast premiere each Wednesday.
43 minutes | May 19, 2021
47: Layla Ybarra-Harvey '21, Basketball
Join us for an all-new Tritoncast, when we chat with women's basketball senior Layla Ybarra-Harvey. Layla shares what it was like redshirting her freshman season due to an A-C-L injury and how it felt to make her collegiate debut after overcoming her injury. Plus, Layla she looks back at other memorable moments from her Triton basketball career, including the transition to Division I, and takes us behind-the-scenes on a road trip. Find out what’s next for Layla after she graduates this spring, and Jenny puts her in the hot seat in our popular Quick Picks segment! New episodes of Tritoncast premiere each Wednesday.
40 minutes | May 12, 2021
46: Marc Isaia '21, Tennis
On episode 46 of Tritoncast, we chat with Marc Isaia, senior on the Tritons’ tennis team. Marc shares about his five years with the tennis team and why he decided to return for his fifth and final season this year. Marc also discusses how he has embraced leadership roles as an upperclassman. Plus, when he’s not busy on the court and in the classroom, Marc spends his time writing a science fiction novel! New episodes of Tritoncast premiere each Wednesday.
69 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
03: Steve Quis, ESPN
ESPN broadcaster Steve Quis joins Jeff and Jenny for episode three of Tritoncast. A long time member of the San Diego sportscasting community, Quis takes us on his career journey and how he arrived in San Diego, began working for ESPN on national telecasts, and how he became the voice of the Tritons' men's and women's basketball programs. Quis also tells listeners about his time as a Minor League Baseball mascot and how he parlayed that into free dinners all over town.
52 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
02: Jasmine Chu, Sports Dietetics Coordinator
Episode two of Tritoncast features a conversation with UC San Diego Sports Dietetics Coordinator Jasmine Chu who shares how she teaches Triton scholar-athletes the key components of nutrition so they can fuel themselves for competition. She also chats about using social media to continue educating scholar-athletes about nutrition during the summer. In our Campus Spotlight, Dr. Shaun Travers, Director of UC San Diego’s LGBT Resource Center, tells us how the Center serves the campus’ LGBTQI+ community and how San Diego will celebrate Pride virtually this year.
66 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
01: Earl Edwards, Director of Athletics
It's a big day in UC San Diego Athletics, as a new era is here! In addition to the debut of our new podcast, we are also on the move to NCAA Division I! To help us kick-off the new show, long-time UC San Diego Director of Athletics Earl Edwards joins us for the premiere of Tritoncast, the podcast for UC San Diego Athletics. We chat with Earl about racial inequality, how he got to UC San Diego, leading during the coronavirus pandemic, our transition to Division I and the Big West Conference and more! In addition, we look at what else is going on in Tritons Athletics as the program makes the D-1 move.
2 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Tritoncast tells the story of UC San Diego Athletics, its teams, and its scholar-athletes – both on and off the field. Produced by UC San Diego Athletic Communications, the free weekly podcast features in-depth interviews with UC San Diego coaches, scholar-athletes, alumni and more. The show also dives in to the Tritons' transition to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference.
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