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Calendar & Results

  • Thursday, August 13

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at UCSB
        Exhibition, 7 pm

  • Friday, August 14

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at CSU Bakersfield
        Scrimmage, 7 pm

  • Monday, August 17

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Cal Poly SLO
        Scrimmage, 1 pm

  • Thursday, August 20

    • Volleyball
      • Biola Summer Slam
          WC vs. Hastings, 12 pm
          WC vs. Col. of Idaho, 8 pm

  • Friday, August 21

    • Volleyball
      • Biola Summer Slam
          WC vs. Rocky Mountain, 10 am
          WC vs. Bellevue, 6 pm

  • Saturday, August 22

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Viterbo, 12 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at UC Santa Barbara
        Exhibition, 7 pm

  • Monday, August 24

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Northwestern, 4 pm

  • Wed, August 26

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Azusa Pacific
        Scrimmage, 4 pm

  • Friday, August 28

    • Volleyball
      • At Biola
          WC vs. Oklahoma City, 1 pm
          WC vs. Life Pacific, 4 pm

  • Saturday, August 29

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Roosevelt, 1 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Marymount, 3:30 pm

Five Recruits Added to Volleyball Roster

Submitted by: Ron Smith - July 25th, 2015
(left to right, top to bottom) Courtney Crosby, Emma Harrah, Libby Dahlberg, Sam Neely, Amy Buffham

Westmont Volleyball head coach Patti Cook has announced the signing of five recruits for the upcoming 2015 season – four incoming freshmen and one transfer from the University of Connecticut.

Courtney Crosby, who hails from Manhattan Beach, saw action in 22 matches for the Huskies during her freshman year (2013) of college before red shirting her sophomore season. She was twice named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

“I feel like we struck gold with Courtney transferring in,” said Cook. “We wanted her to come to Westmont her freshman year, so we were pretty familiar with her game and were thrilled when she decided to come back to the west coast. She will add depth of skill and a vocal presence to our back court.

As a high school student-athlete, Crosby played for Los Alamitos which won the CIF-Southern Section Division 1-AA championship in her junior year. A Griffin Character Award winner, Crosby was honored as a four-year scholar-athlete.

At the club level, Crosby’s Tstreet Volleyball team finished third at junior nationals in the open division in both her junior and senior seasons.

Joining the Warriors from Saugus High School and Legacy Volleyball Club is 5-8 setter Amy Buffham.

Smith Named GSAC SID of the Year

Submitted by: Ron Smith - July 14th, 2015
Ron Smith

By Neil Morgan, Biola University Sports Information Director

Ron Smith from Westmont College has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Sports Information Director of the Year. This is Smith’s first Sports Information of the Year award in the second year the GSAC has had such an award.

The SID of the Year award is based on a vote of the sports information directors working at each GSAC School. The winner is decided at the annual conference SID meeting held after the conclusion of the spring seasons.

Smith began his work at Westmont in July of 2004, becoming just the second full-time Sports Information Director in the college’s history. His responsibilities include media relations, website maintenance, video broadcast production, game management, statistical services, athletic publications, social media management and serving as the athletics historian.

“Ron is also a leader amongst the SIDs in the conference,” said GSAC Commissioner Mike Daniels. “He is a professional in every sense of the word and has the best interests of the conference’s student-athletes always in mind. He has been very giving of his time for conference events and has played an integral role in the conference website for many years.”

Warriors to Host Sixth Annual Westmonster 5K

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 29th, 2015
Westmonster 5K

An evening run through the beautiful campus of Westmont College and dinner awaits participants in the Sixth Annual Westmonster 5K on Friday, July 17.

The 5K race, which is open to everyone, begins at 6:15 next to the Westmont Track. Race day registration begins at 5:00 p.m. but participants are encouraged to register online by July 14 at

The race, which is open to everyone, is part of the 2015 Santa Barbara Athletic Association Grand Prix and Junior Grand Prix series. Proceeds benefit Westmont Athletics.

An early registration fee of $35 is available through June 30, after which the registration fee increases to $40. Children up to 14 years of age can participate in the 5K race for $20. The cost for Westmont College students and high school students is $25. In addition to dinner, participants will receive a t-shirt.

Barring Signed by Mets

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 23rd, 2015
Will Barring

Westmont outfielder Will Barring of Tustin has signed a free agent contract with the New York Mets and has seen his first action as a minor league ball player. Barring has been assigned to the Gulf Coast League Mets, a rookie league team that plays in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

“I am thrilled to see Will get this opportunity with the Mets organization,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “They chose someone that will add value every minute he is able to be a part of their organization. He is a leader with relentless work ethic. I couldn’t be happier for him. I know he will represent Westmont College and Westmont Baseball very well in his professional career.”

Barring debuted today in a game against the Gulf Coast League Marlins. In the top of the eighth, with two away, Barring pinch ran for Victor Moscote, taking over at first base. Unfortunately, the next batter grounded out to first, ending Barring’s first day as a member of the Met’s organization.

In four years at Westmont, Barring recorded a career batting average of .335, tallied 192 hits including 12 home runs and collected 113 RBIs. The centerfielder was a two-time All-Golden State Athletic Conference selection (2013, 2015) and was tabbed for NAIA All-American honorable mention honors this past season.

Collins Receives Academic All-America Honors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 22nd, 2015
Kelly Collins

In her first year of eligibility, Kelly Collins of Pleasant Hill has been named a member of the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team.

Collins, an English major and philosophy minor who will begin her junior year in the fall, holds a 4.0 GPA. As a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (for interdisciplinary studies), Collins is the recipient of the Sophomore Scholarship Award for having the highest GPA among Westmont sophomores. She is also a member of Phi Sigma Tau (National Philosophy Honor Society) and Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society).

As an athlete, Collins earned All-American honors last November with a 21st place finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. Collins finished the 5,000 meter course in a time of 18:28. Collins also qualified for the 5,000 meters race at the NAIA Indoor National Championships in Geneva, Ohio where she finished 16th and the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama where she finished 13th.

Women’s Tennis Signee

Submitted by: Christy Cain - June 15th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont women’s tennis team has officially signed San Diego native Isabel Lee to their 2015-16 roster. The senior is finishing up a very impressive career at Scripps Ranch High School. Her accomplishments include being a finalist for the Western League tournament three of her four years, earning the 2014 Margaret Weckerly Sportsmanship Award and being named to the 2013 All CIF Women’s Team.

“I first heard of Isabel from a family friend who was adamant that I had to get her and they were right,” explained head coach Kendyll McManigal. “She is exactly what we want on and off the court. She is very athletic, plays a solid game, works hard and loves the game of tennis. She has played in many tournaments and knows how to compete at a high level.”

Three Warriors Drafted by MLB Teams

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015
Top Row: Russell Harmening, Andrew Vasquez. Bottom Row: Hector Lujan

Three Warrior pitchers – Russell Harmening, Andrew Vasquez and Hector Lujan -were selected in the 2015 First-Year Player’s Draft which concluded today. In all, 40 players from the NAIA were drafted this year, led by Westmont, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Missouri Baptist and Oklahoma Baptist which had three each.

“I am very excited for each of the three players in our program that were selected in this year’s draft,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “Each of these individuals possess a unique skillset that should serve them well in their pursuit of a professional career. I am thankful that the organizations who selected them saw their potential and am confident that they will represent our program and college well in their professional careers.”

In addition, Westmont incoming freshman Taylor Bush – brother of Alex Bush – was selected in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals. Bush has committed to Westmont and is not expected to sign with the major league club.

Harmening, who has one more year of eligibility with the Warriors, was taken in the 26th round by the Nationals. The Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year posted an ERA of 1.59 last season while producing a record of 10-3. In 16 appearances, Harmening struck out 95 and walked just 17 batters. Harmening is the Westmont record holder in career wins with 28.

Westmont Takes 11th in Directors’ Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015

For the sixth year in a row, Westmont Athletics has finished in the top 20 in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup which is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The 11th place finish in the final 2015 standings is the fourth highest in program history. In both 1999 and 2002, the Warriors finished in seventh place. In 1996, the inaugural year of the Directors’ Cup Award, Westmont placed 10th.

The Directors’ Cup seeks to recognize athletic programs which perform well over a variety of sports. Points are awarded based on the best finishes at the national championships by an institution’s teams. A limit of six men’s teams and six women’s teams may add to the point total.

Westmont tallied 601, just 1.5 points behind Cal State San Marcos in 10th place and 23.5 points ahead of Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in 12th place.

A national championship runner-up finish by men’s basketball earned 90 points for the Warriors while the women’s basketball program brought in 83 points as a national championship semifinalist.

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