Sports in Brief: Soccer Starts Head To Pro Ranks



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Chris Roner and Leo Krupnik of the Cal men's soccer team were taken in the 2002 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Sunday.

Both seniors helped lead the Bears to the NCAA tournament last year for the first time since 1996.

Roner, a member of the 2001 All-Pac-10 first team, was a third-round pick (33rd overall) by the MLS Cup Champion San Jose Earthquakes.

Krupnik, a two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention, was a sixth-round pick (68th overall) by the New York-New Jersey MetroStars.

"Having both Chris Roner and Leo Krupnik drafted into the MLS yesterday culminates a storybook season for both them and Cal soccer," said Cal coach Kevin Grimes. "We hope to continue this tradition of sending our top players from the Cal program to Major League Soccer."

Moore Goes National

Cody Moore of the No. 10 Cal men's gymnastics team was named to the United State National Gymnastics team after finishing fourth in the all-around competition at the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas

In addition to his strong performance in all-around, Moore finished first on the pommel horse and high bar and third on the parallel bars.

"I'm just really really happy," Moore said. "I've missed (making the national team) by a few tenths in a lot of competitions, so I'm glad it finally happened to me."

Prior to the competition, two slots on the team were open, with 100 of the best competitors vying for the spots. Because the top two finishers in the meet were already on the team, Moore and Oklahoma's Daniel Furney claimed the spots.

"I think he opened a lot of eyes with the higher-ups of national gymnastics," Cal coach Barry Weiner said.

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