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Calendar & Results

  • Thursday, August 14

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Cal Poly SLO
        7 pm, Scrimmage

  • Saturday, August 16

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at UC Santa Barbara
        7 pm, Scrimmage

  • Monday, August 18

    • Volleyball
      • WC vs. Viterbo (Wis.)
        at Biola, 3 pm

  • Tuesday, August 19

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Trinity Western (B.C.), 4 pm

  • Thursday, August 21

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Biola Tournament
          Rocky Mountain, 10 am
          So. Oregon, 6 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • Nothwest (Wash.) vs. Biola, 4pm

  • Friday, August 22

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Biola Tournament
          Montana Tech, 10 am
          Concordia (Ore.), 6 pm

  • Saturday, August 23

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Nothwest (Wash.), 10:30 am
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at UC Santa Barbara
        7 pm, Exhibition

  • Tuesday, August 26

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Pt. Loma Naz.
        10 am, Exhibition

  • Friday, August 29

    • Volleyball
      • WC at Concordia Tournament
          Menlo, 8 am
          Eastern Oregon, 8 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Pomona-Pitzer, 4 pm

  • Saturday, August 30

    • Cross Country
      • WC at UCSB, 10:30 am
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Baker (Kan.), 3 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Concordia Tournament
          Mayville State (N.D.), 4 pm
          Westminster (Utah), 8 pm

Chilin’ for Charity

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 24th, 2014
Cryo

Coach Kirsten Moore was called out to “chill for charity” in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. She rose to the challenge by chillin’ at -220 degrees Fahrenheit for two minutes at The Lab’s cryo-sauna. She has challenged four other NAIA coaches to pay it forward and chill for charity.

Watch the video on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152220300241094

Westmont Retains All-Sports Award, Places 19th in Learfield Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 13th, 2014
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In a very close result, Westmont Athletics will hold on to the Golden State Athletic Conference All-Sports Award presented by Duke’s Restaurant in Huntington Beach. The Warriors averaged 6.83 points, edging out Concordia by 0.02 points in the final standings.

“The GSAC all-sports award is especially pleasing because it is our second in a row and for me establishes that we are a well-rounded and consistently solid athletic program,” said Westmont athletic director Dave Odell. “Our aim is to field competitive teams in every sport we’ve chosen to compete and this award demonstrates that we are doing this.

“I am especially pleased that with success on the field, we were also able to achieve strong results in the classroom,” noted Odell. “The fall semester GPA average for student-athletes was higher than any previous semester. Achieving within the academic rigors of Westmont, while being a full-time athlete, is quite a growing experience. I am quite proud of the way our student-athletes approach their business on and off the field.”

Basketball Coaches to be Honored

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 6th, 2014
Basketball on the Hardwood

Westmont Men’s Basketball head coach John Moore and Women’s Basketball head coach Kirsten Moore have been selected as members of the inaugural class of the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions.

According to a release by organizer Curt Pickering, the hall of fame organization has been established to “recognize and honor individual from our Santa Barbara Community who have succeeded in and/or made significant contributions to the Game of Basketball.” (sic)

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 Beverage 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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