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November 29th, 2016

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Warriors Seeded #1 for Nationals

November 14th, 2016

As announced today by the NAIA National Office, Westmont Volleyball (31-0, 16-0 GSAC) has been named the number one seed in the upcoming NAIA National Tournament. The Warriors, who are also ranked number one in the Final NAIA Coaches Poll released today, have received an opening round bye.

Westmont will travel to Sioux City, Iowa to begin Pool Play on November 29. As the number one seed, Westmont will compete in Pool A. In addition to Westmont, Pool A is expected to include #16 Indiana Wesleyan (34-2) and #17 Columbia (26-11). The fourth team in the pool will be the lowest-seeded team who wins an Opening Round game.

Indiana Wesleyan won the Crossroads League Regular Season Championship with a record of 18-0 before claiming the Crossroads League Tournament Championship and gaining an automatic berth into Nationals. The Wildcats and Warriors did not share any common opponents.

Indiana Wesleyan’s only losses this season came to #4 Lindsey Wilson by a score of 3-0 (25-14, 25-15, 25-13) on August 27 and to #2 Viterbo by a score of 3-2 (25-23, 27-29, 25-16, 25-27, 15-12) on October 15. The Wildcats have won their last 10 matches.

Warriors Finish Second – Twice

October 16th, 2016
Michael Oldach

In its final meet before the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships, Westmont Men’s and Women’s Cross Country both claimed a second place finish at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational. The meet featured mostly NCAA Division II and Division III teams.

The 14th ranked women’s team scored 80 points to finish second among 13 teams. The Broncos of Cal Poly Pomona scored 56 to finish first. Senior Emily Williams was Westmont’s top finisher, claiming seventh place with a time of 22:35 in the 6,000 meter race.

Senior Olivia Wood completed the race in a time of 22:45 to finish 10th while freshman Maia Halvorson took 17th in a time of 23:02. Senior Terri Baker notched 22nd place with a time of 23:24 and senior Kayla Darnbrough ran a time of 23:27 to close out the Warriors’ scoring in 24th place.

The top-five Westmont women finished within 52 seconds of each other.

Westmont’s men took their NAIA number nine ranking into the race and scored 64 points to claim second place among 12 teams. Host Pomona-Pitzer won the competition with 19 points.

Baseball to Host Alumni Weekend

October 12th, 2016
Russ Carr Field

Westmont Baseball will host an Alumni Weekend on November 11 and 12 that will involve a golf tournament and an alumni baseball game.

“After coming off of a banner year where we saw the program break the single season wins record for the third straight season, capture a regular season GSAC Championship and host the Opening Round of the NAIA National Tournament, we are excited to welcome a new group of Warriors looking to build on that success,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz.

“As we continue to build upon the foundation of success both on and off the field that many alumni have played a role in, we are eager to find ways to bring these generations of past and present players together.”

Repeat Sweep of GSAC Awards, Troesh Honored Nationally

October 11th, 2016

Senior Kami Troesh has been named the NAIA and GSAC Volleyball Defender of the Week and for the second time this season, Westmont has swept the Golden State Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week awards. Senior outside hitter Jessica McCann of Lemoore was named GSAC Attacker of the Week and senior Alexa Nestlerode of Saugus picked up the GSAC Setter of the Week honors to complete the hat trick.

The Warriors, who are second ranked in the NAIA and possess a record of 23-0, played five matches last week. On Tuesday, Westmont swept The Master’s to complete the first round of GSAC play with a conference mark of 8-0. A four-match road trip to Iowa accounted for the rest of last week’s schedule. While in the Hawkeye State, the Warriors picked up wins against the College of Saint Mary (Neb.), #11 Dordt (Iowa), Concordia (Neb.) and Northwestern (Iowa).

McCann recorded 49 kills over the five matches and posted an attack percentage of .248. Against Saint Mary, McCann tallied a 13 kills and made just one attack error in 22 attempts, producing an attack percentage of .545.

Troesh Receives More Honors

September 27th, 2016
Kami Troesh

For the second time this year, Westmont libero Kami Troesh has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week.

In two three-set matches last week, Troesh tallied 22 serve receptions and 28 digs to help the Warriors extend their overall record to 17-0, including a 6-0 conference mark.

At Vanguard (5-12, 2-2) last Tuesday, Troesh produced eight serve receptions and 14 digs. Then against #13 Biola (13-7, 4-2) on Saturday night, the senior from Newport Beach added 14 serve reception and another 14 digs.

On the season, Troesh has tallied 298 digs and leads the GSAC in digs per game at 5.23. She has a serve reception percentage of .961 with a total of 223 receptions.

Troesh’s defensive prowess has helped Westmont to its best start in program history. With 55 percent of the regular season in the books, the #3 Warriors have yet to lose.

Men’s Soccer Rolls to GSAC Win

September 24th, 2016
Gabriel McEwen

Westmont Men’s Soccer (4-3, 1-1 GSAC) remained undefeated at home by producing a 5-0 victory over San Diego Christian (5-5, 0-2) in the Warriors’ Golden State Athletic Conference home opener. Westmont freshman goalkeeper Lalo Delgado – who came to the Warriors from Carpinteria High School – earned his first collegiate shutout, producing six saves in the process.

The game winner came in the 18th minute of play when Austin Lack crossed a ball into the box that Gabe Thurner put away from three yards out. Westmont stretched its advantage to 2-0 just before halftime. In the 43rd minute, a shot by Drew Alltop rebounded off the Hawk’s keeper and found Josh Constant who buried the ball in the back of the net.

In the 62nd minute, freshman Gabriel McEwen collected a ball that popped out after a scramble in front of the net. A Warrior shot ricocheted off the face of a Hawks’ defender resulting in the ensuing scramble. McEwen made the score from four yards out.

The Warriors’ fourth goal came in the 69th minute. Yazi Hernandez was taken down in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Hernandez took the PK and converted the chance to give Westmont a 4-0 advantage.

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Ron Smith Receives Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award

September 16th, 2016
Ron Smith

By Kaci Mexico
September 16, 2016

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that Westmont’s Ron Smith is the recipient of the 2016 Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award. This honor is named for the former statistical crew chief for the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship and is given annually to honor an outstanding NAIA Sports Information Director and their significant contributions to the profession. This lifetime achievement award is the highest honor given by the NAIA-SIDA (a professional association for sports information directors within the NAIA).

“I feel very honored,” said Smith. “This is a very significant award and I know many of the people that have received it and I have a lot of respect for all of them. So, to be included among them is very honoring and humbling.”

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