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Warriors Hungry to Create Memorable Season

July 29th, 2016

By Kaci Mexico
July 28, 2016

Before the 2015 season began, the Westmont Women’s soccer team had undergone significant changes that included losing eight seniors, and a head coaching change.

However, by the end of the 2015 season the Warriors were no longer characterized by their perceived obstacles, but were known by their unwavering success on and off the field. On the field, the #7 Warriors (16-4-2) were both the Golden State Athletic Conference Regular season and Tournament Champions, and they made it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament.

Additionally, two Warriors were honored as NAIA All-Americans and five were named to the All-GSAC Team. Off the field, four Warriors were named as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, and most recently the team went on a Missions trip to Uganda with the Sports Outreach Institute.

With a year under her belt, head coach Chantel Cappuccilli reflected on the 2015 season and shared her thoughts about the upcoming 2016 season.

Warriors Form Professional Battery

July 18th, 2016
Jarrett Costa (left) and Sam Sheehan, playing for the Arizona League Athletics.(Photo courtesy Kim Contreras)

For the first time in history, two former Warrior baseball players have become batterymates in a professional game. Last month, Sam Sheehan and Jarrett Costa were both drafted by the Oakland A’s in the 2016 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Both were assigned to the Athletics’ Arizona Rookie League team.

Last Friday, the two were on the field at the same time. Costa started the game behind the plate. With the A’s up 7-5 over the visiting Arizona League Rangers, Sheehan was called on to take the mound in the top of the eighth.

With Costa providing the target, Sheehan struck out the side in order in the eighth inning. Unfortunately, Sheehan did not fare as well in the ninth, giving up three runs before being removed from the game. The A’s would go on to win 9-8 and Sheehan was credited with a hold.

Costa has appeared in nine games and has posted a .333 batting average. His six hits in 18 at bats includes two doubles for a slugging percentage of .444. With five walks, Costa has an on base percentage of .520.

Sheehan has appeared in seven games for the A’s and has compiled an ERA of 2.70 in 10 innings of work. Opposing pitchers are batting .152 against him and have struck out 14 times against seven walks. Sheehan has an 0-0 record with one save.

Women’s Soccer Signs Stellar Eight

July 1st, 2016
Sarah Newton (top left), Brooke Porter (top right), Isabelle Esber (second row), Madeleine Berthoud (second row), Haley Johnson (third row), Kira Nemeth (third row), Avalon Albright (fourth row), and Katelyn Merrell (fourth row).

By Kaci Mexico
July 1, 2016

After graduating six seniors this past season, head coach Chantel Cappuccilli is proud to fill the Westmont Women’s Soccer roster with eight well-rounded and impressive incoming freshmen – Sarah Newton from Anchorage, Alaska, Kira Nemeth from San Clemente, Calif., Brooke Porter from San Bernardino, Calif., Avalon Albright from Edmonds, Wash., Katelyn Merrell from Tustin, Calif., Madeleine Berthoud from Rowley, Mass., Haley Johnson from Fullerton, Calif., and Isabelle Esber from Columbus, Ohio.

Cappuccilli reflected on the addition of this incoming class and said, “Our 2016 class adds a diverse flavor to our program – four Southern California players, four from out-of-state (Wash., Mass., Ohio, Alaska), two Valedictorian’s, two worship leaders, a number having experienced international missions trips, a Division Player of the Year, multiple 1st Team All-Conference selections, a multi-sport champion, and highly held GPAs and extracurriculars. In my time at Westmont I’ve come to see the quality of person Westmont attracts in its athletic and academic arenas. I believe the 2016 class falls perfectly under Westmont’s astute reputation and character qualities; it’s safe to say this group is something unique and will enhance the overall mission of the college and our women’s soccer program.”

Sarah Newton, a 5’6 midfielder/forward played club soccer for the Alaska Rush. Her team finished second in the Alaska State Cup, was President Cup Quarterfinalists, and was Champions of the Far North Invitational. Newton also played for the Alaska ODP team for three years.

Off the field, Newton was a member of the highest honor roll for four years, a member of the National Honors Society for three years, and Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 for Grace Christian School.

“Sarah possesses a sweet sense of determination and desire,” reflected Cappuccilli. “She is determined to enhance whatever setting she is a part of and desires to be fully fervent in that environment as well. Sarah’s character, drive and passion for the game will greatly impact our program and I wholly look forward to having her within our women’s team and the Westmont community.”

Kira Nemeth, a 5’3 midfielder/forward was a three year varsity starter for San Clemente high school. Her sophomore year she earned the scholar athlete award; her junior year she was named to the second-team All-South Coast League, was named a scholar athlete, and earned Most-Improved; and her senior year she was named to the first-team All-South Coast League, named a scholar athlete, was her team’s leading goal scorer with nine goals, and was a team captain.