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      • Biola 3 WC 1
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    • Women's Soccer
      • WC 2 Biola 2 (2OT)

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      • WC hosts The Master's, 3 pm

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    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Lindsey Wilson, 3 pm

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    • Volleyball
      • WC at Wm. Jessup, 3 pm

  • Saturday, October 17

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 12 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Menlo, 1 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 2:30 pm

Westmont Takes 11th in Directors’ Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015

For the sixth year in a row, Westmont Athletics has finished in the top 20 in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup which is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The 11th place finish in the final 2015 standings is the fourth highest in program history. In both 1999 and 2002, the Warriors finished in seventh place. In 1996, the inaugural year of the Directors’ Cup Award, Westmont placed 10th.

The Directors’ Cup seeks to recognize athletic programs which perform well over a variety of sports. Points are awarded based on the best finishes at the national championships by an institution’s teams. A limit of six men’s teams and six women’s teams may add to the point total.

Westmont tallied 601, just 1.5 points behind Cal State San Marcos in 10th place and 23.5 points ahead of Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in 12th place.

A national championship runner-up finish by men’s basketball earned 90 points for the Warriors while the women’s basketball program brought in 83 points as a national championship semifinalist.

Seven Warriors Honored by SBART

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 27th, 2015
John Moore was named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table College Coach of the Year.

It was a night of celebration at “An Evening with the Athletes” awards show presented by The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table (SBART). Six Westmont athletes were awarded the Athlete of the Year Award for their respective sports and John Moore was honored as the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table College Coach of the Year. The event was held at Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theater.

The recipients of the college division awards are selected by the media from the student-athletes and coaches of the local institutions of higher education – UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Community College and Westmont.

Westmont’s Tiffany Dimaculangan of Glendora was named the SBART College Women’s Soccer Player of the Year. A two-time NAIA All-American, the senior midfielder recorded six goals and four assists during the fall 2014 campaign. Dimaculangan led her team to both the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Regular Season and Tournament Championships this season and was named to the All-GSAC team. The Warriors advanced to the NAIA National Championship in all four of her years on the team, finishing as national runner-up in 2013.

NAIA All-American Kelly Collins of Pleasant Hill was named the SBART College Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year. The sophomore finished 21st in the NAIA National Championship race in Lawrence, Kansas, leading her team to an eighth place finish. Collins also earned All-GSAC honors as the runner-up at the conference championship meet. Collins was competing in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama and was unable to attend the ceremonies.

Four Warriors Added to Court of Champions

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 8th, 2015
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The Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions has announced former Westmont coaches and student-athletes will be among 17 inductees comprising the class of 2015. Former coaches Chet Kammerer and Randy Pfund will be inducted alongside former student-athletes Ron Shelton and Tugce Canitez.

This year’s inductees join John Moore and Kirsten Moore, current head coaches for Westmont Men’s and Women’s Basketball respectively, who were inducted into the Court of Champions last year in its inaugural class.

Kammerer coached Westmont Men’s Basketball for 17 years from 1975 to 1992, accumulating a record of 357-158 (.693). During that span he led the Warriors to five NAIA National Championship appearances. During the 1984 campaign, the Warriors reached the semifinals for the first time in school history.

Kammerer left Westmont in 1992 to join Pfund on the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff. In 1996, he began scouting for the Miami Heat where he currently serves as the vice president of player personnel. After the remodel of Murchison Gymnasium in 2008, the floor was named “Kammerer Court” in his honor.

Carlin and Blau Earn Post Season Honors

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 27th, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Upon the conclusion of the NAIA National Championship, the 2014-15 Division I Men’s Basketball All-American teams were officially released. The selections are made by the All-America Committee and comprise a first, second, third team, as well as honorable mention candidates. There are 10 members on each of the first three All-America teams.

Westmont senior captain Daniel Carlin caps off his collegiate career with the official title of a Second Team All-American. While Carlin was sidelined on Tuesday’s championship game due to severe sickness, the senior has so much to be proud of. The circumstances of Tuesday night do not overpower the success that Carlin has had this year. Not even close.

In his final season as a Warrior, the Aussie started every single one of their 36 games. He averaged 25 minutes per game and 13.6 points per matchup. Offensively, he led the squad with a team high 61.4 percent field goal percentage. Overall this season, Daniel made 197 of his 321 shots from the field totaling 489 points on the year. Defensively, the 6-9 Center was the top rebounder for the Warriors. Carlin pulled down a total of 252 boards this year (63 offensive, 189 defensive), averaging seven per game. He also added 78 assists, 40 blocks and 13 steals to his career stats.

In his three years as a Warrior, Carlin has made 353 of 600 total field goals, leaving him with a 58.8 field goal percentage, which ranks as the third best shooting percentage in Warrior men’s basketball history.

Warriors’ Storybook Run Ends in Finals

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 24th, 2015

By Christy Cain

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Adversity is not a new concept to the Westmont men’s basketball team. It has been said time and time again that this group of men has surprised just about everyone this season. They were not “supposed” to be good. They were not supposed to fight their way up the Golden State Athletic Conference rankings. They were not supposed to make the NAIA National Tournament and they were certainly not supposed to be final contenders for the 2014-15 National crown. And yet tonight, they played on the biggest stage of all. While the bite of a of a 53-71 loss to Dalton State (Ga.) in the championship will hurt for a while, these 15 Warrior men have so much to be proud of.

Tonight, the unseeded Warriors took the court in the final game of the National Tournament against #6 seed Dalton State. While Dalton had a healthy and complete roster, the Warriors were missing a key element on the court. Senior Daniel Carlin came down with flu-like symptoms after Monday night’s victory and was unable to participate in tonight’s game. As any true athlete would do, Carlin warmed up and attempted to play, but about three minutes into the game it became evident that the senior captain would not be fighting for a ring, nor playing in the final game of his career.

“We needed to get off to a good start tonight, especially with Daniel Carlin being ill,” opened John Moore. “With him being on the bench, I knew we really needed to make opportunities for Cory to take lots of shots. But then we started missing shots. When you miss shots in a game like this, it is hard to come back. We didn’t get to keep them on their heels like we had hoped to.”
Dalton State’s Ladaris Green scored the first basket of the game on Daltons first possession. Westmont responded with a 10-2 run, kicked off by a fast break layup by Sean Harman. Over the next three-plus minutes, Cory Blau sank four field goals to account for the rest of the run.


A Little Bit of March Magic

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 23rd, 2015

By Christy Cain

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) The Westmont men’s basketball team certainly had their dancing shoes on this evening as they took the court against top-seeded, fellow Golden State Athletic Conference team Hope International in the semifinal round of the NAIA Men’s National Championship. Thankfully, when the clock struck 0:00, this Cinderella team did not turn into pumpkins. Instead, for the first time in Westmont College history, your men’s basketball team is taking the biggest stage of all to play for a chance at a NAIA National Championship Title.

“First of all, I have to start with Hope International,” opened teary eyed head coach John Moore. “They are an incredible team and we are very fortunate. Every time we took a lead, they came back and made big shot after big shot. They hit a basket at the very end and it looked like it might have won the game for them. But we put the ball in our best mans’ hand and Cory Blau had no hesitation. He buried that shot.”

Coming into this game, the odds were once again stacked against the Westmont men. Hope International has not only owned the GSAC all season, but held the top spot in the NAIA national rankings. They are a squad of great talent with a deep bench. The Royals defeated Westmont both times in regular season conference play and were looking to strike them out for good.

But you know what people always say? It is hard to beat a team three times. And tonight, that proved to be true.

Hope took a quick 2-0 lead eight seconds into the game by sinking a pair of free throws after a foul by Daniel Carlin. To have a notch in the big man’s belt that early on was not ideal, but four minutes later the Warriors were able to tie the game up at 8-8 and never looked back. From there, the Warriors ran a very well balanced and evenly distributed offense all night long. Not only did they move the ball quickly and efficiently all night long, defensively they went after Hope International’s players like their season depended on it.

Because it did.


Cinderella Made it to The Dance

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 21st, 2015
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By Christy Cain

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) “The beginning of this season was like the start of a book being written,” opened head Coach John Moore. “I am not sure how many people really believed back then that this team would be playing in the semi-finals of the NAIA National Tournament. But I told our men tonight that we have more chapters to write. We are not done. Our epilogue is yet to come.”

This evening, the Westmont men’s basketball team added yet another chapter to the 2014-15 story that is beginning to look a lot like a fairy tale. The men defeated 13 seeded Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 78-66 in the quarter finals of the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Tournament.

“It’s really, really difficult to get to the semi-finals of this tournament” explained Moore. “I have been there once before and I thought that that was extremely difficult to get to as well. In 1999, the round of eight was particularly challenging for us, just like tonight’s game was for our men.”

After playing two games that have started later than 11 p.m., everyone thought that the timing of tonight’s game would play in the Warrior’s favor. But when the men took the court for tip off, nothing seemed to quite go their way. The Evangels came out of the gate hot and went 15 for 28 from the field and shot 50 percent from the three point line.

Mid America Christian started the game with an 8-0 run and the Warriors struggled to work their way out of the point deficit for the entire first half. They seemed one step behind for most of the first twenty minutes. They were getting good looks, but their shots were not dropping and the Evangles capitalized on their opportunities. By halftime, the Warrior men put themselves back within eight points, with a score of 36-28.

Warriors Defense Shines in Second Round

Submitted by: Christy Cain - March 21st, 2015
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By Christy Cain
March 20, 2015

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Let’s take a walk down Westmont men’s basketball memory lane for a second. At the beginning of 2014-15 season was a team that was split down the middle with eight returners and eight newcomers. This was a team that was rated seventh out of nine teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference Pre-Season Coaches Poll. This was a team that held a record of 7-6 come January 1 (a month and a half into season). This was a team that took twelve weeks to receive votes in the NAIA National Rankings and thirteen weeks to officially jump into the Top 25. The odds have been stacked against this group of men from day one.

But the best thing about this team, is that they have never cared. And you know what? Tonight, with a 65-61 win over Campbellsville (Ky.), this is a team that has worked their way into the top eight in the country.

“Who would have thought,” marveled head coach John Moore. “Who would have thought after our pitiful performance at Pomona at the beginning of the year that this team, who held a record of 7-6, would be here in the final eight of the NAIA National Tournament. Those fifteen guys in the locker room and our five coaches may be the few people who believed back then. They never had any doubt.”

To say that tonight’s game was exciting would be an understatement. It quite literally had a “David and Goliath” feel to it as the young Warriors took the court against a team stacked full of height (six players over 6-5′) and talent. They fought their way point for point through the first half. With opponents who controlled the key, it was up to our shooters to make some magic tonight. And they did not disappoint.


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