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Basketball Game, Fundraiser Honors Moore

December 10th, 2012

Westmont hosts the Alex Moore Classic, a basketball game and fundraiser that honors the life of Alex Moore, on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Murchison Gym. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kirsten Moore and their baby, Alexis, who was born seven weeks after Alex’s death, as well as research for Crohn’s disease. Alex’s widow, Kirsten, is the Westmont head women’s basketball coach. Tickets begin at $25 for general admission; $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit or call (805) 565-6224.

Alex Moore, a kinesiology professor at Westmont, died in May from complications following surgery for Crohn’s disease. He was 31.

President Gayle D. Beebe says he has been touched and encouraged to see the Westmont community rally in support for those hurting or dealing with loss. “We seek to assist Kirsten and Alexis in every tangible way possible, including financial,” he says. “I’m delighted to witness the love and concern for Kirsten that has inspired the Alex Moore Classic and the many people who have stepped forward to make this event a success and a blessing for Alex’s wife and daughter.”

Rueff, Correa Named NAIA All-Americans

December 7th, 2012

Seniors Aolani Rueff and Ashley Correa have been named NAIA Women’s Soccer All-Americans. Rueff, a midfielder, was selected to the NAIA first team while Correa, a forward, was named to the second team. Sophomore defender Sophie Judd of Edmond, Washington, received honorable mention consideration.

Rueff, who hails from Santa Ynez, tallied nine points and nine assists while serving as team captain. Her 0.47 goals per game ranked sixth in the GSAC as did her 1.42 points per game (two points for a goal, one for an assist).

Correa, a native of Lynnwood, Washington, recorded 13 goals and 10 assists. She ranked second in the GSAC in points per game (2.00), goals per game (0.72) and assists per game (0.56).

Rueff, Correa and Judd were joined by junior goalkeeper Lindsey Smith as members of the All-Golden State Athletic Conference team.

Smith, from Pleasanton, California, ranked fourth in the GSAC in goals-against-average with 1.12.

Three Warriors Honored for Academic Success

December 7th, 2012

For the second year in a row, Westmont’s Alison Hensley has been named to the Capital One Academic All-American Women’s Soccer Team. In 2011, Hensley was named to the third team while this year she has been honored as a member of the first team.

Hensley, a junior mathematics and Spanish major from Huntinigton Beach, California, has a 4.0 grade point average. A team captain for the Warriors, Hensley helps to anchor the Warriors’ defense. She also contributed three goals and one assist this season.

Hensley was joined by junior midfielder Jenny Ann Martinez as a member of the Academic All-District Eight team. Martinez, who hails from Santa Barbara, holds a 3.89 GPA as a kinesiology and communication studies major. Martinez, recorded six goals and four assists in 2012.

Hensley, Martinez and junior defender Denae Crump of Elk Grove, California, were all recognized as both Golden State Athletic Conference and NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The award requires recipients must hold a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and be juniors or seniors.

Volleyball Players Earn Honors

December 7th, 2012

Westmont Volleyball, which recently returned from Sioux City, Iowa where the Warriors competed in the NAIA National Tournament, received several postseason honors.

Candice Adema, Kelli Ching and Kristin Schroeder, all seniors, were named both Golden State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes and NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Recipients of the honors must have grade point averages of 3.0 or better and be juniors or seniors.

Adema, who hales from Ripon, Calif., and Schroeder of Santa Barbara, are business and economics major. Ching, from Honolulu, Hawaii, is a liberal studies major.

Adema, and junior Ciara Turner, also received NAIA All-American honorable mention recognition. As a setter, Adema tallied 1,348 assists in her senior season, the most in the GSAC. Her 10.87 assists per game ranked second.

Turner, a middle blocker from Rancho Cucamonga, ranked fourth in the GSAC with a hitting percentage of .357. She was ninth in the GSAC in kill average with 2.93 per game

Adema, and Turner, along with sophomore Madison Serrano of Chandler, Arizona, were earlier named to the All-GSAC team.

Akyen, Cohen, McNab Receive Honors

December 7th, 2012

Westmont junior Nana Akyen has been named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference Team. The junior midfielder tallied eight goals and four assists for the Warriors and posted a shots-on-goal percentage of .643.

Akyen, who attended Dunn School in Los Olivos, is originally from Accra, Ghana. Akyen ranks fourth in the GSAC for goals per game (0.62) and seventh in assists per game (0.31).

Defender Cody Cohen of La Verne, was honored for his accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom. Cohen, a junior biology major, with a GPA of 3.85 was named a CoSIDA Academic College Division All-District Eight Team. District eight includes schools from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and all of Canada.

Cohen, and senior goalkeeper Matthew McNab were named as GSAC Scholar-Athletes and NAIA Scholar Atheltes. Recipients must have a grade point average of at least 3.5 and be juniors or seniors.

Sachs, Miller Score 20 Each in Warrior Win

December 1st, 2012

Westmont Men’s Basketball improved their record to 7-1 on Friday night with an 82-67 win over UC Merced (0-8). The Warriors rallied from a 12-point deficient in the second half to take a 44-36 halftime lead.

“We did a better job in the second half both offensively and defensively,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “Our seniors played well. Jordan Sachs had a very nice all-around game. He and C.J. (Miller) had 20 points. Those two guys were the players of the game.

“Jordan played most of the second half and kept us very poised,” praised Moore. “Jordan’s execution has been tremendous. In games of late he has been very important in keeping us calm. C.J. only had two points at halftime because he was in foul trouble. So, he had a really important second half with 18 points.”

Senior guard Preston Branson added 14 points for the Warriors.

“Jason Ritchey played great,” added Moore. “It was kind of a homecoming for him. He had nine points, seven in the first half. He did a really nice job for us with offensive rebounds and put backs.”

Regals Edge Out Warriors

December 1st, 2012

Westmont Women’s Basketball suffered its first loss of the 2012-13 season on Friday night as the Warriors fell 49-48 to the Regals of California Lutheran (4-1). The Warriors (7-1) got points from just four players in the defensive battle.

Sophomore guard Esther Lee led the Warriors in scoring with 15 points – all in the first half. For the third game in a row, Lee connected on five three-pointers, going 15 for 26 over that span (.577).

“We struggled to score and get anything going offensively,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “Esther’s five threes were the only reason we were able to be in it offensively in the first half. They deserve a lot of credit for defending us and taking us out of our offense. We will look at some of the things they did and find ways to be better.”

Sophomore guard Celina Gougis went five for ten from the field, tallying 12 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors. Larissa Hensley added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists, making four of six from the field including three of four from beyond the arc. Senior forward Tugce Canitez also scored in double figures posting 10 points and six rebounds.

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