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  • Wednesday, April 16

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        WC 5 Concordia 0
        Live Stats
    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Concordia 5 WC 4
        Live Stats

  • Thursday, April 17

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Finals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Vangaurd 5 WC 3
        Live Stats

  • Wednesday, April 23

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Thursday, April 24

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Friday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC, 3 pm

  • Saturday, April 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

  • Sunday, April 27

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

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 Beveridge 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.

Sampson, Lee Named All-Americans

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 26th, 2014
Esther Lee and Kelsie Sampson

Westmont’s Kelsie Sampson and Esther Lee have been honored as NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball All-American’s. Sampson was one of 10 individuals named to the first team while Lee was named to the second team. Westmont is one of only four institutions to have two athletes selected for the NAIA All-America teams.

“It is a big honor for both of them to be selected as NAIA All-Americans,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “Not only does it show that they have produced and competed at a high level, but it shows that our program has established itself in the top echelon of the NAIA. People are seeing what our players are capable of doing. Individuals get honored when teams have success.

“Kelsie and Esther led us in what we were able to do on the court. They gave us and inside-out threat that gave us balance. Kelsie established herself as a post player that couldn’t be guarded one-on-one. That opened up perimeter opportunities for her teammates.”

Xavier Upsets Warriors in First Round

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 20th, 2014
Kelsie Sampson

A 21-point halftime deficit proved to be too much to overcome for the NAIA defending national champions as #13 Westmont Women’s Basketball (20-10) fell 66-53 to #20 Xavier of Louisiana (24-9) in the first round of the 2014 NAIA National Championship.

The Golden Nuggets made 46.2 percent of their shots from the field in the first half and Westmont struggled with Xavier’s full court press and its control of the boards. The Nuggets outrebounded the Warriors 25-13 including 10-2 on the offensive glass. Westmont also committed eight turnovers in the opening frame while Xavier had just two. The result was a 42-21 halftime score.

The opening minutes of the second half evoked hope as the Warriors started off with an 11-0 run. A free throw by Lauren Sende was followed by a three-pointer by Esther Lee. Sampson then scored a field goal and Lee struck again from downtown. Sampson completed the run with another field goal to make the score 42-32.

“I am very proud of the character that this team showed and the way we fought in the second half,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “I thought the things we could control – our effort, our attitude and our mental preparation – were all there.

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Sampson Named WBCA All-American

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 18th, 2014
Kelsie Sampson

On the eve of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship, Westmont senior Kelsie Sampson has been named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NAIA All-American. The announcement came at the pre-tournament Banquet of Champions.

“To be a WBCA All-American is a real honor,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore, who announced the All-Americans on behalf of the WBCA. “Ten people in the whole country in both divisions of the NAIA are chosen for this award. She is very deserving; she has had an incredible senior year. Twenty-five points in the championship game last year spring-boarded her into an excellent senior season.”

Sampson has averaged 19.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this season. Her scoring average ranks 11th in the NAIA.

“Her teammates are a huge part of that,” noted the coach. “They got her the ball where she needed to get the ball. She was able to deliver and lead us back to the national tournament. We are excited to try and make a run here at the national championship.”

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Warriors to Meet Nuggets in First Round

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 12th, 2014
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For the fourth year in a row and seventh out of the last eight, #13 Westmont (20-9) has earned a berth in the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship. This year, the fourth-seeded Warriors will match up with the #20 Xavier of Louisiana (23-9), a number five seed, in the first round of play. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:45 p.m. EDT/6:45 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 19.

“They are a very athletic, talented team that likes to pressure,” reported Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore after learning who her team would face in the first round. “What we need to rely on going into the national tournament is our experience and our understanding of what it takes to win.

“Any team you play at nationals can beat you and you can beat any team,” noted Moore. “We are going to take it one game at a time. It is a one-game season now with a strong opponent in the first round. We look forward to being challenged by a very good team.”

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Warriors Fall in Semifinals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 8th, 2014
Karlie Storkson

Seventh-ranked The Master’s (24-7) proved to be too much for Westmont Women’s Basketball (20-9) in the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament. The Mustangs posted a 73-52 win over the Warriors to advance to Tuesday night’s championship game.

The Mustangs will take on #17 Hope International (22-9) in the finals after the Royals upset previously undefeated and number one ranked Vanguard (26-1) by a score of 80-76.

“I thought our team played hard tonight,” said Westmont had coach Kirsten Moore. “Master’s was just very good and they deserved that win.”

With the score tied at 14 with 9:32 remaining in the first half, the Mustangs produced a 13-4 run and the Warriors never recovered. At the intermission, The Master’s held a 36-23 lead. After the break, the Mustangs outscored the Warriors 12-3 in the first four minutes to establish a 48-26 advantage. The Warriors got no closer than 18 points the rest of the way.

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Women’s Basketball Fights for First Round Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 6th, 2014
Cora Chan

Freshman guard Cora Chan led the Warriors in scoring with 16 points off the bench as #11 Westmont Women’s Basketball (20-8) advanced to the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament with a 70-56 win over Concordia (12-15, 5-10). The Warriors will take on #7 The Master’s at 7:00 p.m. in Santa Clarita on Friday.

“It was an incredibly physical basketball game,” noted Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “We had times were the style of play took us out of what we were used to doing. But I was proud of the fact that we were able to regroup and stay composed when there were a lot of fouls in this game. We were able to get to the free throw line and get points on the board that way.”

Though the fans cried for more throughout the game, a total of 50 fouls were called – 30 on the visitors and 20 on the home team. The Warriors got to the free throw line 43 times and made 32 of their attempts accounting for 45.7 percent of their total score. Concordia made six of 13 attempts from the charity stripe.

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Lee and Sampson Named to All-GSAC Team

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 3rd, 2014
Kelsie Sampson and Esther Lee

Westmont’s Esther Lee and Kelsie Sampson have been named to the 2013-14 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour, as announced today by the Golden State Athletic Conference office.

“It is great to have both of these ladies recognized and it is certainly well deserved that they are both all-conference,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore.

Lee, a 5-4 junior guard, ranks eighth in the GSAC in scoring, averaging 15.1 points in conference games. A sharpshooter from beyond the arc, Lee leads the GSAC in both three-point field goals made at 3.3 per game and ranks sixth in three-point field goal percentage at 40.4 percent (46 of 114).

In the Warrior record books, Lee’s 12.6 career points per game ranks second all time.

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