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Archive for May, 2006

Women’s Soccer Team Will Minister In Africa

May 30th, 2006

By Kevin Kihlstrom
Sports Information Intern

Despite the fears of many of their parents, the Westmont Women’s Soccer team will be traveling to three countries over the summer. They will be the first women’s team to make a missionary trip to Africa through the Sports Outreach Institute. The team will also play in some games including one against the Rwanda Women’s national team.

“Our main concern is safety and that’s what we are going to be watching out for all the time,” Head Coach Rebecca Mouw said. Much of the concern comes from the parents of the team. Mouw however, has much faith in the trip’s organizer Russ Carr. Carr used to coach for Westmont from 1966-1982. He is the leader of the Sports Outreach Institute. Mouw said, “He has been to Africa many times and the people we are going to be with are workers for the organization from Africa. They know what is safe and what is not safe.”

Roberts and Moore to Play for Men’s Tennis Team

May 30th, 2006

By Kevin Kihlstrom
Sports Information Intern

Davis Moore and Chris Roberts have committed to joining the Westmont Tennis team next year. Both of them are outstanding tennis players and will be warmly welcomed to play for the Warriors.

Davis Moore of West Chicago, Illinois has had a great high school career in tennis. In his freshman year, he was the conference champion in singles and the team MVP. During his sophomore year he was the runner up in the conference for singles. His junior year, he was the conference and sectional champion for doubles, a state qualifier for doubles and named MVP of the team.

Goulder Wins National Championship in the Marathon

May 27th, 2006

In the first marathon of her career, Westmont senior Jessica Goulder tied the existing NAIA record and claimed the NAIA national championship. Finishing more than nine minutes ahead of the second place runner, Goulder finished the race in 2:49:14, tying the record set by Amber Anderson of Midland Lutheran (Neb.) at the 1992 championships.

“It’s surreal, I am totally excited,” said Goulder about earning the championship title.

Goulder held a lead of approximately three minutes at the seven mile point which she increased to an advantage of 5:38 by the seventeen mile mark.

[men’s results] [women’s results]

Megazzi Takes Eighth in 5000 Meters

May 27th, 2006

Despite not feeling quite up to par, Aaron Megazzi finished in scoring position in the finals of the 5,000 meters at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The top eight finishers earn team points while the first six are awarded All-American status. Megazzi finished in eighth place with a time of 15:04.78.

“Most every race you get six or seven guys run out there [into the lead],” said Megazzi. “If you don’t run with those guys, it doesn’t matter how fast you are, you’re toast. I tried my hardest to make a move with them, but I couldn’t quite get them. In the race my legs didn’t have it. I was unable to put in a good sprint when the leaders started breaking away.”

Megazzi Qualifies for Finals in 5K, Drake Fifth in 400

May 26th, 2006

Three-time All-American Aaron Megazzi qualified for the finals in the men’s 5000 meters at the NAIA Outdoor National with a 15:00.57 eighth place finish in the second heat of the semifinals. Megazzi placed third in the same event in last year’s championship.

Megazzi went out strong and stayed with the front of the pack, but began to struggle after about three laps.

“I’ve never felt like that in a race before,” said the sophomore. “Normally I feel comfortable and can run fast. But with nine laps to go, I had to push it like I normally would with three or four laps left. And with five laps to go, I felt like I normally do with just a lap remaining.”

NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Photos

May 26th, 2006
Jessica Goulder, winner of the marathon.

Fleming Repeats as All-American, Drake Advances to Semis

May 25th, 2006

Senior Nate Fleming set a personal record in the final javelin competition of his collegiate career, throwing 62.51m (205′ 1″) to claim fifth place at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and his second All-American title.

“The whole day was a chance to say ‘thank you’ for the opportunity I have had for four years to be with Coach Smelley and to compete,” said Fleming. “Most athletes don’t get to finish with their best effort. It was a blessing to do so well in my last meet.”

[men’s results] [women’s results]

Case to Join Westmont Women’s Basketball

May 24th, 2006

Jessica Case, a four-year varsity starter from El Dorado High School, will join the Westmont women’s basketball program this fall according to the Warriors’ head coach Kirsten McKnight. The 5′ 9″ shooting guard averaged 14.7 points and seven rebounds per game and led her team to the CIF Southern Section Division II-AA semifinals in both her junior and senior seasons.

“Jessica has a knack to put the ball in the basket,” said McKnight, “whether it is perimeter scoring, or her ability to penetrate and finish off the drive, or scoring from around the basket.”