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Ten More Recruits for Volleyball

June 25th, 2010

Westmont Volleyball Head Coach Jim Smoot and Assistant Coach Patti Cook have announced the signing of ten additional recruits for the fall 2010 season. Combined with the signing of Tessa Martin and Marie Trudelle announced last month, today’s announcement makes a total of 12 new faces on the Warrior squad.

After graduating six players this past season, only four veterans from the 2009 team return this fall. Senior outside hitter Alison Sharp will serve as team captain. Sophomores Kristin Schroeder (opposite) and Candace Adema (setter) will mark their second season on the Warrior roster. Junior libero Stacey Braceros’ will also return to the team but her availability is questionable due to a torn ACL.

Sophomore outside hitter Stephany Newland joins the Warriors after playing for Notre Dame de Namur last season. As a freshman, the 5-10 Newland saw action in 18 matches.

Newland, a resident of Escondido, is an alumna of Orange Glen High School where she was twice named team MVP and team captain. As a senior she earned second team all-league honors. She was also a member of the San Diego Volleyball Club.

Westmont to Host Area Code Tryouts

June 23rd, 2010

Many of the best high school baseball prospects will be making their way to Russ Carr Field on the campus of Westmont College next month to participate in the Area Code Tryouts.

“The Area Code Tryouts are run as a typical pro-style workout and evaluation that attracts a large number of college coaches and major league scouts,” said Westmont Baseball Head Coach Robert Ruiz. “It’s a consolidated workout with some of the best talent in the state. Since California is such a great baseball state, it’s a pretty exciting event.”

First established in 1987 as a showcase for California high school students, the Area Code Tryouts have become a premier national event for the evaluation of high school baseball players. Over the course of the summer, major league teams conduct regional tryouts across the country with the aim of putting together a team to compete in the Area Code Games in August. This year’s games will be held August 5-10 at Blair Field in Long Beach.

Men’s Basketball Adds Nine Recruits for 2010-11 Season

June 22nd, 2010

After graduating five seniors from the 2009-10 men’s basketball team, Westmont Head Coach John Moore has announced the signing of nine new recruits for the 2010-11 season.

“This is potentially one of the strongest recruiting classes we have had in a long time,” said Moore of the incoming class of five freshmen and four transfers. “They fill a lot of different holes – from post players to guards to wings. Most of these recruits played for a team that was at the height of its success as a program. They are a group of winners who know how to compete at a high level.”

Among the transfer students is Landon Boucher (pronounced boo-SHAY) from Chemeketa Community College.

“Landon wanted to come last year but for a number of reasons it didn’t work for us,” reported Moore. “He moved to Santa Barbara from Oregon and has been in town all year working odd jobs and living here in town. Landon is a six-foot shooting guard who has the potential to be the best shooter in our program next year.”

Westmont to Host Baseball Prospect Camp

June 5th, 2010

Head Coach Robert Ruiz has announced the first Westmont College Baseball Prospect Camp to be held July 8-10 at Russ Carr Field. The camp is designed to integrate instruction, evaluation and live game competition while exposing prospective students-athletes to the Westmont College community. Participants can choose to stay on campus overnight or attend as a day camper.

The Westmont coaching staff and local college coaches will handle instruction and evaluation. The camp includes intense training and conditioning with written performance evaluation and video analysis. Strength training will also be provided.

For additional information, please download the camp information and registration form or contact the Westmont Baseball office by phone (805-565-6779) or email (

Wong Honored with Gold Glove Award

June 4th, 2010

Westmont center fielder Terrell Wong has been named to the 2010 Rawlings® – NAIA Gold Glove Team. The award recognizes nine individuals, one at each defensive position, based on their fielding success. The recipients are selected by the NAIA-American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-America Selection Committee.

“We are really excited for TK and proud of him,” said Westmont Head Coach Robert Ruiz. “It is nice to see him receive recognition on a national scale for the great job he did all year.”

Wong, who hails from Burbank, produced an error-free season while recording 143 putouts and six assists. Due to a strong and accurate throwing arm, Wong threw out several runners attempting to score from third and kept many more from making the attempt. Wong started all 47 games for the Warriors this season.

“It is really important to have a guy in center field, especially at our field, that can cover ground in both gaps and be a vocal leader in the outfield,” said Ruiz. “He made some real outstanding plays but probably more importantly he made the routine plays, got the ball into cuts quickly and kept runners from advancing. Those things don’t necessarily show up in the statistics or the highlights, but he did them consistently well all year.”

Henderson to Become a Warrior

June 3rd, 2010

Westmont Women’s Soccer Head Coach Kristi Kiely has announced that Leeza Henderson of Phoenix, Arizona will be making her way from Arizona State to the campus of Westmont this fall.

Henderson saw limited action at ASU due to a torn ACL, which occurred five games into her freshman year. Still recovering from her injury, the red-shirt sophomore played in just three games last season.

Kiely is hoping that the now healthy 5-7 forward will add to the Warriors’ fire power this season.

“Coach Kevin Boyd at Arizona State noted that she is very good in the air with a rocket of a shot,” said Kiely. “He said he never wanted to be in goal in training when she was shooting. As long as we can place her around the goal area and get her the ball, I think she will have a lot of success.