Juli Inkster, the most prolific American in Solheim Cup history, has been selected captain of a team that has lost the last two times to Europe.
Inkster, a San Jose State product and Los Altos resident, is to be introduced Tuesday night at the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix, the first domestic event of the LPGA Tour season. She holds the U.S. record for most Solheim Cup appearances (nine), most points won (18½) and most matches won (15).
The Solheim Cup will be in September 2015 at St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
"It's not do or die. You're still going to be the same person when you get on that plane and fly home, but it will be a lot more enjoyable flight if we have that cup with us," Inkster said Monday during a conference call.
Europe won in Ireland in 2011, and then steamrollered the Americans in Colorado last summer for its first win in the United States.
John Raynor has resigned as San Ramon Valley High boys basketball coach after a successful 28-year run. He will remain as the school's athletic director. Raynor guided the Wolves to nine East Bay Athletic League and five North Coast Section championships and two Northern California titles, in 1991 and 1992.
Raynor, who coached for 33 years at the varsity level, started his career as an assistant at Riordan in San Francisco in 1973. He next coached at his alma mater, Lincoln High-San Francisco, Menlo College, Boise State, Mitty-San Jose, San Jose State, Boulder High in Colorado, Lick-Wilmerding-San Francisco, and finally, beginning at San Ramon Valley in 1986.
Saint Mary's freshman Cameron Neff was named West Coast Conference pitcher of the week. The Salinas native pitched a four-hitter against ninth-ranked Cal State Fullerton.
Staff writer Matt Schwab and wire services contributed to this report.