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  • Thursday, August 13

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at UCSB
        Exhibition, 7 pm

  • Friday, August 14

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at CSU Bakersfield
        Scrimmage, 7 pm

  • Monday, August 17

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Cal Poly SLO
        Scrimmage, 1 pm

  • Thursday, August 20

    • Volleyball
      • Biola Summer Slam
          WC vs. Hastings, 12 pm
          WC vs. Col. of Idaho, 8 pm

  • Friday, August 21

    • Volleyball
      • Biola Summer Slam
          WC vs. Rocky Mountain, 10 am
          WC vs. Bellevue, 6 pm

  • Saturday, August 22

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Viterbo, 12 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at UC Santa Barbara
        Exhibition, 7 pm

  • Monday, August 24

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Northwestern, 4 pm

  • Wed, August 26

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Azusa Pacific
        Scrimmage, 4 pm

  • Friday, August 28

    • Volleyball
      • At Biola
          WC vs. Oklahoma City, 1 pm
          WC vs. Life Pacific, 4 pm

  • Saturday, August 29

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Roosevelt, 1 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Marymount, 3:30 pm

Westmont Takes 11th in Directors’ Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015
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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.

Sato, Gipson Sign with Westmont

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 29th, 2015

Westmont Women’s Basketball head coach Kirsten Moore has announced the signing of two talented student-athletes: Kayla Sato (West Torrance High School, Torrance) and Macy Gipson (Westview High School, San Diego).

Reflecting on the signing of such a dynamic duo, Moore remarks, “Having been to two NAIA Fab Four and winning a National Championship in the last three seasons, our program has continued to catch the eye of talented athletes looking to join a successful team. Yet what I really love is that we have such a great academic program to offer our student-athletes that will equip them for success long after their basketball careers are over.

“Both of these aspects of the student-athlete experience are enhanced by the overall character development that takes place in this uniquely special community here at Westmont College. It is because of the combination of all these factors that we have signed two remarkable student-athletes, Macy and Kayla, to join our Warrior family.”

Season Ends in Semifinals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 23rd, 2015
Lauren McCoy

Westmont Women’s Basketball (27-7) saw their season come to an end in the semifinals of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship. The Warriors fell 77-57 to the Stars of second-ranked Oklahoma City (29-2), the defending national champions.

Despite the loss, Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore was pleased with her team’s performance on the national stage.

“We weren’t looking at tonight as the end,” said Moore, “we wanted to fight tonight and keep it going. But the fact that we are playing in the semifinals says so much about how well we played together. That is what we had even tonight. We played with unity and fight and this team has nothing to hang its head about.

“Oklahoma City is the most talented team in the NAIA,” continued Moore. “We knew that we had a big challenge tonight. I couldn’t be more proud of how my team competed. Every time OK City made a run, we answered, cutting a huge lead to four.”

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Warriors Advance in Triple-Overtime Thriller

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 21st, 2015
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It took an extra 15 minutes of play, but Westmont (27-6) has advance to the semifinals of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championships by defeating the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist (27-6) in triple overtime by a score of 83-81.

Across town, Westmont men’s team was competing in the quarterfinals NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championships and just two minutes before the end of the women’s game, the men also advanced by defeated Mid-American Christian by a score of 78-66.

As a result, Westmont has two teams that will play in their respective national tournament semifinals on Monday. Prior to this season, the Warriors had never had both basketball teams win in the first round in the same year.

The women’s quarterfinal was a battle of defensive minded teams from start to finish. Westmont fell behind 7-1 in the first four minutes but a bucket in the paint by Aysia Shellmire sparked a 12-0 run to put Westmont in front 13-7.

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Warriors Upset Top Seed

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 21st, 2015
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“We are so hyped right now,” declared sophomore guard Cora Chan after fourth-seeded Westmont (26-6) upset top-seeded Westminster of Utah in the second round of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship.

The Warriors advance to tomorrow’s quarterfinal match-up where they will take on second-seeded Oklahoma Baptist (27-5).

“We came with the mind set of fighting, no matter what,” said Chan. “Even though we were the underdog – they were supposed to beat us by 20 – we didn’t let that affect us. We focused on ourselves and our motto of ‘She before me,’ and played with each other – all together.”

“We knew that we were going to have to fight really hard to beat at team as good as Westminster,” said freshman forward Lauren McCoy who tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds. “They are the number one defensive team and the number one three-point percentage team in the nation. We knew we had to lockdown on their shooters and had to execute our offensive game plan. Even as good as they are, we knew that if we trusted in what we did and what our coaches have set up for us, we were going to get the looks we need.”

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Warriors Show Their Mettle in First Round Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 19th, 2015
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Westmont Women’s Basketball (25-6) has moved on to the second round of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship with a 74-63 first round win over The Scots of Arkansas’ Lyon College (27-7). Junior guard Krissy Karr scored 18 points while posting six assists and four steals. Senior guard Esther Lee added 17 points to help lead the Warriors to the win.

Sophomore post Aysia Shellmire tallied 12 points and six rebounds while freshman post Lauren McCoy notched a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds to go with three blocks. Sophomore guard Cora Chan collected seven points, eight rebounds and four assists.

The Warriors struggled in the first half, shooting just 30.3 percent (10 off 33) from the field. Lyon, on the other hand, made 14 of 29 from the floor (48.3 percent). The Scots led by as much as 10 points in the first half (29-19) and claimed a six-point advantage 36-30 at intermission.

“The first half was a bit of a struggle because they were hedging our guards hard,” noted Lee. “We couldn’t seem to get good looks.”

“We played a very good Lyon team and we had our backs against the wall for a majority of the game,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “I’m so proud of how we stuck with it, kept fighting and kept believing.

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