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Archive for May, 2016

Stratman and Costamagna honored as All-Americans

May 30th, 2016
Stratman (left) and Costamagna (Photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
May 30, 2016

Senior Lauren Stratman and junior Ines Costamagna of the Westmont Women’s Tennis team (10-8, 8-1) were each named as All-Americans (first team) at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Stratman and Costamagna led the Warriors to both a GSAC regular season championship as well as a GSAC Tournament Championship. Each of their solid performances all season contributed to the Warriors making it to the second round of the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Tournament.

Overall, Costamagna went 8-5 playing mostly at number two singles and went 11-5 playing mostly at number two doubles with Haley Stratman.

Overall, Stratman went 13-3 playing at number one singles and went 15-2 at number one doubles with partner Isabel Lee. In conference Stratman proved to be unstoppable with a 9-0 singles record.

Lindqvist Named as All-American

May 30th, 2016
Carl Lindqvist ( Photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
May 28, 2016

Senior Carl Lindqvist of the Westmont Men’s Tennis team (10-9, 7-2) was named as an All-American (first team) at the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Lindqvist led the Warriors to a GSAC regular season championship and to the championship game of the GSAC Tournament in which the Warriors were the runner up. His performances all season contributed to the Warriors making it to the second round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Tournament.

Overall, Lindqvist went 11-4 playing at number one singles and went 8-8 playing at number one doubles with partner Travis Kimsey.

Lindqvist has already received two awards this season – he was named to the All-GSAC first team and chosen by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as an NAIA Regional Award winner for Senior Player to Watch.

Collier Earns All-American Honors, Darnbrough Completes Marathon

May 28th, 2016
Kayla Darnbrough (Photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
May 28, 2016

On the final day of the of the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Kayla Darnbrough finished 13th in the marathon and Becky Collier earned her second All-American honors of the meet when she placed third in high jump.

After two long days competing in the heptathlon, Collier found success in the high jump and placed third with a jump of 1.74m. Collier, who recently finished her junior year, now has earned a total of ten All-American honors in her three-year career on the Westmont Track and Field team.

At 6:00 a.m. this morning, junior Kayla Darnbrough embarked upon her first ever marathon. After 26.2 miles of running, Darnbrough finished 13th in a time of 3:34:50.

“My main goal was to just finish,” said Darnbrough. “I have never done a marathon before so I just wanted to go out there and have fun. I was obviously nervous but a lot of the nerves were also excitement because this was my first time being at nationals and first time running the marathon so I didn’t know what to expect.

Collier Earns National Championship; Holding, Collier, and Asselin Earn All-American Honors

May 27th, 2016
Becky Collier: National Champion in the heptathlon (Photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
May 27, 2016

On day two of the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, Becky Collier became the fourteenth all-time Westmont Track and Field athlete to win an individual championship when she placed first in the heptathlon; senior Kristan Holding finished her track career on a high note with a sixth place finish in the heptathlon; and senior James Asselin clinched an eighth place finish in the decathlon to end his final season with a bang. Collier, Holding, and Asselin each earned All-American honors for their performances.

Today, Becky Collier not only became a three-time All-American in the outdoor heptathlon, she became a national champion when she finished in first place with 4,908 points.

Yesterday after the first four events of the heptathlon, Collier was in first place with 3,006 points. Today, after competing in long jump, javelin, and the 800 meter race, she maintained her first place standing. In long jump, Collier finished fifth with a mark of 5.15m (16-10.75); in javelin, she finished seventh with a mark of 32.79m (107-7.25); and in the 800 meter race, she finished sixth with a time of 2:23.91.

Day One: Five Personal Records and an All-American

May 26th, 2016
Becky Collier ( left) and Kristan Holding (Photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
May 26, 2016

Day one of the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships consisted of five personal records and an All-American honor for the Westmont Men’s and Women’s Track and Field team.

In the heptathlon and decathlon, Becky Collier and James Asselin each earned a personal record – Becky in the 100 meter hurdles, and James in the high jump; and Kristan Holding earned two personal records – one in the 100 meter hurdles and one in shot put. Additionally, Madison Herrera received All-American honors when she placed third in the long jump.

The meet began with the first five events of the decathlon and the first four events of the heptathalon.

Track and Field Athletes Ready for National Championships

May 25th, 2016
Track Outdoor CMYK

Thursday morning the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships will begin at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama with 14 Westmont student-athletes competing in 10 events. Three of those athletes will compete in mutli-event competitions – James Asselin in the decathlon and Beck Collier and Kristan Holding in the Heptathlon. The multi-event competitions begin on Thursday morning.

Asselin qualified for the decathlon by posting a score of 6,143 at the Harry Marra Multi-Events held at Westmont May 13 and 14. He holds the 15th best mark in the NAIA this season. The senior last competed in a multi-event at the NAIA Indoor National Championships where an injury kept him from competing on the final day of the heptathlon. Asselin won All-American honors in the decathlon last year with a fourth place finish.

Collier, a junior, claims the best qualifying mark in the NAIA this year, scoring a total of 4,862 points at the Sam Adams Invitational held at Westmont April 1 and 2. Collier is a two-time All-American in the outdoor heptathlon and holds nine All-American titles overall.

Collier will also compete in the women’s high jump on Saturday. In the high jump, Collier is tied with Siena Heights’ (Mich.) Marissa Johnson for the second best qualifying height at 1.75 meters (5-8.75). Collier achieved the mark at both the Westmont Collegiate Classic and The Golden State Athletic Conference Championships. Phoenix Duncan, also of Siena Heights, holds the top qualifying mark at 1.79 meters (5-10.5)

Moore Named as USA Basketball U18 Court Coach

May 24th, 2016
Kirsten Moore

USA Basketball has announced that Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore has been appointed as one of two court coaches for the USA Women’s Basketball U18 National Team Trials. Moore will serve alongside Temple University coach Tonya Cardoza.

The trials features 30 athletes and will take place from May 28-30 at the United State Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Participants will compete for 12 roster spots on the USA U18 National Team, which will play in the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women from July 13-17 in Valdivia, Chile.

“It is an absolute honor to be named a court coach for USA Basketball. To wear the letters U-S-A across my chest while representing our country is honestly something I dreamed of growing up,” Moore said. “I am grateful and excited that I can play this small role in helping the growth and development of the young basketball talent in this great country prepare to represent us on a national stage.”

The court coaches were selected by the USA Women’s Junior National Team Committee consisting of Jim Foster (Tennessee-Chattanooga), Melanie Balcomb (Vanderbilt), Lindsay Gottlieb (California), Joi Williams (formerly of Central Florida) and athlete representative Kara Lawson Barling, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist.

Men’s Soccer Welcomes Nine Recruits

May 24th, 2016
Incoming Men's Soccer recruits for 2016.

Westmont Men’s Soccer head coach Dave Wolf has announced the signing of nine recruits who will join the Warriors for the 2016 season. The incoming group, which consists of one transfer and eight freshmen, includes players from Oregon, Minnesota, Ohio and California.

“This is a large, exciting, attacking oriented class that will complement the pieces that we already have on our roster,” said Head Coach Dave Wolf. “This class will be very dangerous in the attacking third. Stylistically, each player is technical, hardworking on both sides of the ball, and plays the game with passion.

“We feel that all nine of these incoming players have the capacity to step onto the field for us next fall, and this will give us a deep bench and roster. It will be exciting to see their careers unfold during the upcoming stretch. I anticipate that this class will experience four years of success on the field.”

Mason Garnell of Newport Coast comes to Westmont after playing his freshman year at Wheaton (Ill.) where he saw action in 11 games.

“Mason brings experience, professionalism, and a terrific soccer IQ to our set up,” said Wolf. “He will challenge to get on the field in multiple positions and immediately make us a more formidable presence in games. He has impressed us with is character and his clear vision concerning who he is as a person, a student and an athlete.”