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Brady named PUMA All-American Michael Brady, a...

January 14, 2005

Brady named PUMA All-American

Michael Brady, a Laguna Beach resident and senior at Santa

Margarita High, has recently been named as a 2005 PUMA Preseason High

School All-American.

He will travel to Tempe, Arizona and Tempe Diablo Stadium -- the

spring training home of the Anaheim Angels -- to participate in the

PUMA Preseason All-American Tournament.

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The tournament runs today through Sunday.

Brady, a senior shortstop and right-handed pitcher, will enter his

third year as a varsity starter for the Eagles in the spring.

In 2004, he batted .358, had an ERA of 2.71, was named First Team

All-Serra League and helped guide Santa Margarita to its first league

baseball title.

He played last summer for the Dodger Elite Team and the OC Braves

Scout Team and was named the "Best Gloveman" during the Team One

Baseball National Tournament in Las Vegas.

He recently was chose as the nation's 20th top high school middle

infielder by Team One Baseball.

Brady also is ranked fifth on Team One's list of purest shortstops

for the 2005 baseball draft and is listed as one of Baseball

America's 2005 High School Top Prospects.

Team One Baseball and Baseball Factory are two companies PUMA uses

to locate the top baseball players in the country to select their

preseason All-American team.

Professional scouts from Baseball Factory and Team One Baseball

selected players based on 2004 performances and from working with

more than 3,000 players nationwide last year.

Brady committed to Cal Berkeley in October.

Junior Tennis League registration open

Local youth interested in playing tennis can register for the

upcoming season with the Laguna beach Junior Tennis League.

The league will hold competition for divisions 10-, 12- and

14-and-under.

For information on the league, e-mail Julie Heussenstamm at

allcourttennis@hotmail.com, call Tijana Hamilton at (949) 497-8127,

or send a fax to Hamilton at (949) 376-8957, and include your name,

home address, phone number, e-mail address and age group.

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