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Westmont Names McKnight to Head Women’s Basketball

June 29th, 2005
Coach McKnight

Westmont College has announced that Kirsten McKnight has been hired for the position of Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Administration.

“Kirsten is a very dynamic young woman,” described Westmont Athletic Director Dave Wolf. “That kind of charisma works well at Westmont and especially within athletics. I anticipate that she will bring a newness and freshness to our department. Kirsten is following two very good coaches in Greg Afman and Chris Schultz and is stepping into a challenging coaching position. She has had all the right kind of preparation to meet those challenges, having coached under great people and in growing programs.”

McKnight makes the move to Westmont from the University of California, Berkeley where she has served as an assistant women’s basketball coach since 2001. While at Cal, McKnight designed and implemented a new recruiting system which produced the number six ranked recruiting class in 2005, including two McDonald All-Americans. Her on court responsibilities for the Golden Bears have included match-up zone defense, transition offense and defense, motion offense, triangle offense and guard and forward development.

Five Recruits Added to Westmont Men’s Soccer

June 29th, 2005

Head Coach Dave Wolf has announced the addition of five new recruits to the Westmont men’s soccer program.

Two transfers are expected to have an immediate impact on the Warrior program. Joe Villanueva, a junior transfer from the University of Virginia, is a left-side player who, “is very strong and very athletic,” according to Wolf. “We expect him to play either left-back or left-midfield.” The 6′ 0″, 170 pound defender hails from San Marino, California and played for Pasadena Poly.

Westmont Men’s Soccer to Tour Europe

June 29th, 2005

As in every year since 1965, the Westmont Men’s Soccer team will gather for preseason workouts beginning in early August. Unlike any year before, the Warriors’ camp will be on the fertile soccer soil of Europe.

“I have always wanted to take the team to Europe,” said Head Coach Dave Wolf, “but the timing just hasn’t been right. I made seven European trips as an athlete and know the benefit of putting my team in a soccer rich environment.”