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  • Wednesday, Aug. 10

    • W. Soccer at Cal Poly SLO
      7 pm, Scrimmage

  • Saturday, Aug. 13

    • M. Soccer at Loyola Marymount
      7 pm, Scrimmage
    • W. Soccer at UC Santa Barbara
      7 pm, Exhibition

  • Thursday, Aug. 18

    • Volleyball at Biola Summer Slam
        WC vs. Eastern Oregon, 10 am
        WC vs. Great Falls, 4 pm

  • Friday, Aug. 19

    • Volleyball at Biola Summer Slam
        WC vs. Montana Tech, 8 am
        WC vs. Col. of Idaho, 12 pm

  • Saturday, Aug. 20

    • W. Soccer at Marymount, 6 pm
    • M. Soccer at UC Santa Barbara
      7 pm, Exhibition

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24

    • Volleyball vs. So. Oregon
      5 pm at Hope Int'l

  • Friday, Aug. 26

    • Volleyball at Master's Classic
        WC vs. Oregon Tech, 10 am
        WC vs. Life Pacific, 12:30 pm

  • Saturday, Aug. 27

    • M. Soccer hosts Antelope Vly., 3:30 pm
    • W. Soccer at Benedictine
        8 pm CDT/6 pm PDT

  • Sunday, Aug. 28

    • W. Soccer at Baker
        7 pm CDT/5 pm PDT

Champions of Character

 

Westmont Athletics is a proud participant in the NAIA Champions of Character program. Champions of Character provides training for student-athletes and professional development for coaches and staff. The values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership are put into play and accounted for at NAIA schools.

A Different Perspective

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - June 23rd, 2016
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By Kaci Mexico
June 23, 2016

Right after the end of their highly successful season, the Westmont Women’s soccer team spent most of the spring not only gearing up for the 2016 season, but in preparation for their triennial team missions trip to Uganda, Africa.

This is the fourth mission’s trip that the Westmont Women’s Soccer Program has taken and each trip has been through a sports ministry organization called the Sports Outreach Institute.

The Warriors departed the United States on May 9th, and left Uganda to return home on May 22nd.

Upon arriving back in Santa Barbara, head coach Chantel Cappuccilli reflected on the team’s experiences in Uganda.

“What we were told before the trip was to expect God to move, but I don’t think any of us were really anticipating the amount that would occur while we were there,” explained Cappuccilli. “I think that seeing Christianity on a global scale is crucial within the development of faith because it just gives one a different perspective and I think a new perspective is what we came away with.

Kramer, Storkson Receive Hamlow Award

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 7th, 2016
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Westmont’s Evan Kramer and Karlie Storkson were honored at a banquet in Costa Mesa on Sunday as recipients of the Golden State Athletic Conference Champions of Character Award. The Award, named for the former GSAC Commissioner, is given to one male and one female student-athlete from each member institution.

Recipients must be at least juniors with a 3.0 minimum grade point average. They must be outstanding in “campus leadership, community service, embracing the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character Initiative, athletic achievement and future ambition.”

Kramer is a senior economics and business major from Santa Ana with a 3.44 GPA. A Westmont Golden Eagle Award winner, Kramer is president of Westmont’s chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economics.

In the summer of 2015, Kramer attended a seminar in Washington D.C. in the Morality of Democratic Capitalism hosted by the American Enterprise Institute.

Kramer earned All-GSAC honors in cross country at the GSAC Championships and led the Warriors to an 18th place finish at the NAIA National Championships. In September, Kramer was named the GSAC Cross Country Runner of the Month.

Storkson Named to WBCA Good Works Team

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - February 11th, 2016
Karlie Storkson ( Photo by Brad Elliott).

By Kaci Mexico
February 11, 2016

Senior Karlie Storkson of Lynnwood, Washington was named to the 2016 Allstate WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association) Good Works Team.

Out of 103 nominations ten student-athletes were chosen for the team; five from NCAA Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. Storkson was the sole NAIA student-athlete to receive this honor.

This distinguished award honors college basketball athletes for their off-the-court accomplishments as they spend their limited free time giving back to their communities and bettering the lives of others all over the world.

“I think honestly that this award is the best award that the WBCA gives,” explained head coach Kirsten Moore, “because it really honors something so much bigger than the game – teaching our student athletes how to be good citizens and how to have a positive impact on their communities. As a Christian college our mission is to serve and shine the love of God to other people so I am really grateful that Karly has led in that way for us for four years.”

“All of her off the court time has been spent giving back to others,” continued Moore, “between two mission trips to Africa in two of her past three summers and her service in the campus community as a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past three years.”

Headed Home

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 17th, 2015
Westmont Women's Basketball cruising the Nile

By Karlie Storkson

Day eight and nine and the beginning of 10 have been an absolute whirlwind.

Day eight was our last day of service with the Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) Gulu team. It was bittersweet as we were exhausted and ready for a break but extremely sad to say goodbye to our dear Ugandan friends.

Day nine was a travel day to the Murchison Falls Game Park. We had a boat ride down the Nile planned followed by a hike to the top of the falls. We were delayed for a bit when a thunder and lightning storm hit after we had gotten on the boat but before we had set sail. We prayed and sang and waited the storm out. And then got to go on the boat ride and see the falls. Unfortunately it was too wet and dangerous to hike to the top of the falls. At the end of the day we were able to hear Sam’s (our guide’s) testimony and have some more debriefing time.

On Day ten we went on a sunrise safari and saw elephants, giraffes and lions. Wow. We all can’t wait to share our pictures.

Immersed in Gulu

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 15th, 2015
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Westmont Women’s Basketball is in the midst of a mission trip to Uganda. The team is currently in the city of Gulu in northern Uganda, an area which was ravaged by civil war until 2007. Gulu has a population of just over 150,000.

What follows is a travel log by senior Karlie Storkeson, outlining their activities on August 14 (day six) and August 15 (day seven).

Wow, wow, wow. I’m going to attempt to go over what has taken place the last two days. But as a disclaimer, my words are going to barely even scratch the surface of all that we were able to pack into the last two days.

Arriving in Uganda

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 13th, 2015
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Editors Note: The following report from Uganda was received several days after it was written.

By Karlie Storkson

Hey everyone! We are alive and in Uganda! It has been a crazy whirlwind of travel and beginning to experience Africa! We spent too many hours to count in airplanes and airports. We flew from LAX to New York. New York to Amsterdam. Amsterdam to Rwanda. And then finally to Uganda. We left at 5:00 a.m. from Santa Barbara on Thursday the 6th and arrived in Kampala, Uganda at our hotel at 11pm on the 7th. Needless to say, we were exhausted. But in Warrior Basketball fashion, we were up at 7:15 am the next morning for conditioning. We wanted to run off the jet lag and ensure we were in shape to play the Ugandan National Team..

After our conditioning on day one, we visited a slum called Bwaise where we were able to put on a basketball clinic. This was our first interaction with a large amount of Ugandans and it was memorable. We taught kids on a large dirt field how to dribble and pass, from the age of five up through high school. After, Morgan Haskin, Aimee Brakken and I shared our testimonies with different age groups of the kids we were with. Sixteen kids came to Christ in Aimee’s group. Praise God! After sharing smiles and photos and hugs we had to leave in order to get to our second slum visit of the day.

Our second stop was the Katwe slum in Kampala. Here we visited the Sport Outreach International’s (SOI) chess academy started by Robert Katende. It was inspiring to hear from the chess students about how chess had made an impact on them to be able to have the confidence in their day to day lives and challenges. We responded by sharing what basketball has done in our lives.

Reporting from Uganda – Part Two

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 13th, 2015
Westmont Women's Basketball on the banks of the Nile

By Karlie Storkson

Day five was exciting because we were off to a new place! Our seven hour bus ride started off with the seniors grilling our Ugandan guide and all-around helper from Sports Outreach Institute (SOI), Sam (or ‘Swag-ticious Sam’ as his colleagues call him because he gets to hang out with the Americans on these types of trips). We learned some about the tribe system and that dating culture is different in Uganda. The ride progressed with some singing, bracelet making and deep conversations.

We also stopped and saw the Nile River on our long drive! It was breathtaking and we took millions of pictures.

When we were about 30 minutes away from our first stop in Gulu, our radiator broke down. We were stuck chilling on the side of the road. But we made the most of that time playing with some kids and sharing our reflections on the trip so far. Another bus came to the rescue and we then went to SOI’s farm.

Reporting from Uganda

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 13th, 2015
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By Karlie Storkson

Day three and four in Uganda have been as much of a whirlwind as the first two. We began day three doing morning devotions with all of the Sports Outreach Institute (SOI) staff before they headed off to their different projects. We really enjoyed the engaging time of fellowship and were able to hear about God from people with different cultural lenses.

After, we were able to head to Nateete to visit with children in the school there that is run by SOI. Lauren McCoy shared her testimony with the older kids and I (Karlie) shared the story of Jonah and the whale with some excellent actors helping me out. The kids then performed a traditional Ugandan dance for us. We then headed back to the hotel for lunch and to rest before our basketball game against the Ugandan National Team.

Our game was supposed to start at 4:00 p.m., but we got in a traffic jam (typical for Uganda) and we didn’t arrive at Lugogo Arena until 10 minutes after tip-off was supposed to be. But since this is Africa and we are on Africa time (which means everything is chill and or late) it was fine and we played the match. We ended up losing but it was a hard fought match. We went out to pizza dinner with the national team after and enjoyed hanging out and talking with them. We went to bed as soon as we got back to the hotel to rest up because we were going to play the same team again the next day.

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