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  • Wednesday, Oct. 29

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC 3 W. Jessup 1

  • Friday, Oct. 31

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts W. Jessup, 7 pm

  • Sunday, Nov. 2

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at UCLA
        Exhibition, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Biola, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Nov. 5

    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. First Round
        Opponent and Location TBA
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts News Release
        Exhibition, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 7

    • Women's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Semifinals
        WC hosts TBA, 2:00 p.m.
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Corban, 3:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Nov. 8

    • Cross Country
      • GSAC Championships
        Santa Clarita,. 9 am
    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Semifinals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/5
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Warner Pacific, 5:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts The Master's, 7 pm

  • Sunday, Nov. 9

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Oregon
        Exhibition, 2 pm

  • Monday, Nov. 10

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Northwest Chr., 5:30 pm

  • Tuesday, Nov. 11

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Concordia, 7 pm

  • Friday, Nov. 14

    • Women's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Finals
        WC hosts TBA, 2:00 p.m.
        If victorious 11/7
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Lewis-Clark State, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Cal Poly Pomona, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Nov. 15

    • Men's Soccer
      • GSAC Tourn. Finals
        Opponent and Location TBA
        If victorious 11/8
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC vs. San Bernardino
        At Cal Poly Pomona, 5 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Hope Intern'l, 7 pm

Coach John Moore’s Basketball Journey Started Early, In A Foreign Land

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 18th, 2014
USA U18 court coach John Moore shares a laugh with USA U18 National Team hopeful Tyus Jones. Photo courtesy USA Basketball.

By Craig Ellenport

Reprinted by Permission

For some people, being involved with USA Basketball creates an opportunity to travel the world and broaden horizons. For John Moore, the order was reversed.

In Moore’s case, spending his childhood years in another part of the world created an opportunity to become involved with USA Basketball and cement a love of the game that would shape his life forever.

Moore, the longtime and very successful head men’s basketball coach at Westmont College in Santa Barbara California, was in Colorado Springs, Colorado, earlier this week to serve as a court coach for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp. This was Moore’s second stint as a USA Basketball court coach (he worked previously with the 2002 USA Men’s U18 National Team). He’s been a college coach for more than 30 years, following his playing days at Westmont. And it all started when he was a kid growing up in Japan – and his family played host to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

Westmont Retains All-Sports Award, Places 19th in Learfield Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 13th, 2014

In a very close result, Westmont Athletics will hold on to the Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award presented by Duke’s Restaurant in Huntington Beach. The Warriors averaged 6.83 points, edging out Concordia by 0.02 points in the final standings.

“The GSAC all-sports award is especially pleasing because it is our second in a row and for me establishes that we are a well-rounded and consistently solid athletic program,” said Westmont athletic director Dave Odell. “Our aim is to field competitive teams in every sport we’ve chosen to compete and this award demonstrates that we are doing this.

“I am especially pleased that with success on the field, we were also able to achieve strong results in the classroom,” noted Odell. “The fall semester GPA average for student-athletes was higher than any previous semester. Achieving within the academic rigors of Westmont, while being a full-time athlete, is quite a growing experience. I am quite proud of the way our student-athletes approach their business on and off the field.”

Moore to Coach with USA Basketball

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 22nd, 2014
John Moore

USA Basketball has announced that Westmont Basketball head coach John Moore has been named one of three court coaches for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 Team training camp. The other two court coaches are Danny Manning of Wake Forest (N.C.) and Steve Schmidt of Mott Community College (Mich.).

The training camp will take place June 10-19 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“As a coach, there are few greater honors than those in which you get to work with other coaches as you represent your country,” Moore said. “What a privilege it is to work with USA Basketball ensuring the ongoing teaching of this great game of basketball to our athletes.

“I hope during this time to stir in these young men an added passion and appreciation for this beautiful game,” Moore continued. “In a practical sense, I hope to put each player in the best possible position for him to be successful.

Basketball Coaches to be Honored

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 6th, 2014
Basketball on the Hardwood

Westmont Men’s Basketball head coach John Moore and Women’s Basketball head coach Kirsten Moore have been selected as members of the inaugural class of the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions.

According to a release by organizer Curt Pickering, the hall of fame organization has been established to “recognize and honor individual from our Santa Barbara Community who have succeeded in and/or made significant contributions to the Game of Basketball.” (sic)

Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Eagle Award

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 21st, 2014
Westmont President Gayle Beebe; Golden Eagle recipients David Donner, Taylor Frantom,  Jack Rogan, Breean Collier; Track and field head coach Russell Smelley, Award sponsor Pete Jordano

Westmont Athletics honored 13 student-athletes at the 20th Annual Golden Eagles Award Banquet. The awards have been sponsored by Pete and Gerd Jordano and the Pacific Beverage Company since their inception in 1995.

An athlete from each intercollegiate team is presented with the Golden Eagle Award. The honor is given to an athlete for their accomplishments athletically, academically, spiritually and socially. Each recipient must be at least a sophomore in academic standing, possess a minimum 3.25 GPA and have the nomination and support of their coach.

Wynne and Vanguard Play Spoiler Again

Submitted by: jwyatt - March 9th, 2014
John Moore draws up a play during a timeout against Vanguard

By Jordan Wyatt:

Riding the momentum of Thursday’s upset win over the fourth-seeded Eagles of Biola, fifth-seeded Westmont Men’s Basketball (18-12) ventured south to Costa Mesa for a semifinal battle in “The Pit” with ninth-ranked Vanguard (26-6) – the league’s top seed.

At stake for the two sides was a Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Game berth, which is to be played this upcoming Tuesday against third-seeded #23 Hope International (22-9) at a site to be determined. The Royals defeated seventh-seeded The Masters 61-56 in Fullerton to win their eighth straight game.

Coming into this season, Westmont has traditionally dominated the matchup. Dating back to 2009, the Warriors have boasted 10 consecutive victories over the Lions, holding a 56-21 record overall. This year, however, Vanguard has had the upper hand, defeating Westmont twice in regular-season competition.

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Déjà Vu, Warriors Through to Round Two

Submitted by: jwyatt - March 7th, 2014
Westmont team captain Marcus Farrand positions himself for a rebound

By Jordan Wyatt:

“I believe that we will win” was the home-side cry inside Chase Gymnasium in La Mirada, with “Whiteout Westmont” as the Biola prerogative Thursday evening, as Westmont Men’s Basketball (18-11) met the Eagles (16-15) on the hardwood for the second time in six days.

The Warriors took the first matchup 65-60 to wrap up regular-season play, earning John Moore’s squad the fifth-seed in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament. With the loss, Biola garnered the fourth-seed and the first round encore was set in stone.

Tonight, in the 106th meeting between the two teams, Westmont prevailed again to notch their seventh win against their longtime rivals in the past eight match ups. In reminiscent form of last Saturday’s showdown, the Warriors won by a score of 70-66, and now leads the all-time series 56-49.

C.J. Miller Double Dips in GSAC Honors

Submitted by: jwyatt - March 4th, 2014

By Jordan Wyatt:

This afternoon, the Golden State Athletic Conference announced that Westmont’s C.J. Miller has been named to the 2013-14 GSAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour. This is his second career appearance on the list – 2011-12.

Miller, a 6-7 senior forward, currently ranks third in the conference in scoring, averaging 18.2 points per GSAC contest. Behind his prolific scoring numbers resides a 52.6 percent field goal percentage, along with a 39.6 percent mark from beyond the three-point arc. Within the conference, these averages place fourth and eighth respectively.

The native of La Verne is also a force on the glass, ranking third in the GSAC in rebounding with 8.9 boards per game. A large portion of these have come on the offensive end, where Miller is averaging 3.1 per contest – second overall.

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