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  • Saturday, August 29

    • Men's Soccer
    • Women's Soccer

  • Friday, Sept. 4

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Rio Grande (Ohio)
          7 pm EDT/4 pm PDT
    • Volleyball
      • At The Master's
          WC vs. CSU San Marocs
            4 pm
          WC vs. Carroll (Mont.), 7 pm

  • Saturday, Sept. 5

    • Cross Country
      • WC hosts the
        Nationalball Classic vs.
        Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
        Chase Palm Park
        8:30 am
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Rio Grande (Ohio)
          4 pm EDT/1 pm PDT

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Capilano (B.C.)
            7 pm

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Marymount, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Sept. 11

    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Wm. Jessup, 7 pm

  • Saturday, Sept. 12

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Claremont
            12:30 pm
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Sierra Nev., 3 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Menlo, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Sept. 16

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Soka, 5 pm

  • Friday, Sept. 18

    • Volleyball
      • WC at San Diego Chr.
            7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Sept. 19

    • Cross Country
      • WC at the Mustang Inv., 8 am
    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at Fresno Pacific, 7 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at Azusa Pacific, 7 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Arizona Chr., 7 pm

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 12 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC at Biola, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC at San Diego Chr., 2 pm

  • Saturday, Sept. 26

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Hope Int'l, 12 pm
    • Women's Soccer
      • WC hosts Hope Int'l, 2:30 pm
    • Volleyball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 7 pm

Collins Receives Academic All-America Honors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 22nd, 2015
Kelly Collins

In her first year of eligibility, Kelly Collins of Pleasant Hill has been named a member of the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America┬« College Division Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team.

Collins, an English major and philosophy minor who will begin her junior year in the fall, holds a 4.0 GPA. As a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (for interdisciplinary studies), Collins is the recipient of the Sophomore Scholarship Award for having the highest GPA among Westmont sophomores. She is also a member of Phi Sigma Tau (National Philosophy Honor Society) and Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society).

As an athlete, Collins earned All-American honors last November with a 21st place finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in Lawrence, Kansas. Collins finished the 5,000 meter course in a time of 18:28. Collins also qualified for the 5,000 meters race at the NAIA Indoor National Championships in Geneva, Ohio where she finished 16th and the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama where she finished 13th.

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.

Smelley Honored as Coach of Character

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 12th, 2015
Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach Russell Smelley received the 2014 NAIA Coach of Character Award.

Westmont’s Russell Smelley was honored today as the 2015 NAIA Coach of Character award winner at the NAIA National Convention.

The NAIA Coach of Character award is given annually to an NAIA head coach who has embraced the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program, demonstrated through sport and instilled a culture of community leadership through volunteering or service.

Since 1979, Smelley has served as the head coach of Westmont’s Track and Field and Cross Country teams.

As the Coach of Character recipient, Smelley was honored as “the epitome of the Coach of Character award; he believes that coaches have the unique opportunity to help develop the character and resilience of their athletes.”

Cross Country Takes Eighth, Collins Earns All-American

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 23rd, 2014
Kelly Collins 200 meters from the finish.

Westmont Women’s Cross Country finished eighth out of 38 teams at the NAIA National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas. The Warriors scored 316 points and moved up three places from their number 11 ranking.

“It was a nice day with good weather for Kansas,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “The race temperature was 47 degrees.”

Sophomore Kelly Collins finished 21st in the field of 336 to earn All-American honors. Collins completed the 5,000 meter race in a time of 18:28.

“Kelly was in a pack but just kept moving and never panicked,” reported Smelley. “About 800 meters from the mile to about 600 meters after the mile, she moved from about 45th into the top 25.”

Jessica Meyers finished in 57th place with a time of 19:03 while Corinne Cherne placed 92nd in a time of 19:20.

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Women’s Cross Country Wins GSAC Championships

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 8th, 2014
GSAC Cross Country Champions

For the first time since 1999, #9 Westmont Women’s Cross Country has claimed the Golden State Athletic Conference championships. The Warriors tallied 41 points at the 5,000 meter race; beating #16 The Master’s who claimed second place with 54 points. Biola, ranked #13, notched third place with 78 points.

“They were never really in danger of falling behind,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley who was named the GSAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. “They were in good position the whole way and improved their position over the last mile. They were challenged, but they did what they needed to do.”

Four Warriors were named to the All-GSAC team as a result of finishing in the top 14. Kelly Collins placed second in a time of 18:12 while Jessica Meyers was fourth in a time of 18:22. Corrine Cherne claimed seventh place with an 18:36 finish while Heidi Nichols was 12th crossing the finish line in a time of 19:02. It is the first time since 1998 that four Warriors have earned all-conference honors.

“Heidi and Corrine, as senior leads, really were the spark plugs of this success,” credited Smelley. “For the first three years, they had good days and mediocre days and average days. This whole season they have had good races because they focused in, decided they could do it and decided that they wanted to do it. They made it happen and the team followed their leadership.”

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Cross Country Shines at Biola Jamboree

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 26th, 2014
Biola NAIA Far West Jamboree

Westmont Men’s and Women’s Cross Country performed well at the Biola NAIA West Coach Jamboree held at Irvine Park on Saturday. The seventh ranked women’s team took third place out of 14 teams despite the absence of top runner Kelly Collins who was held out due to a sore hamstring.

“The women did not blink at the challenge,” said Smelley. “Corinne Cherne, Jessica Meyers, Emily Williams and Heidi Nicholls came in 35 seconds apart to hold off their conference rivals Biola and The Master’s.”

Biola is ranked nationally at #13 while The Master’s is ranked at #10. The women’s team finished behind #5 Cal State San Marcos that finished first and #9 Carroll (Mont.) that took second.

“The Warriors will have to wait for NAIA Nationals to have their next opportunity to face off with Carroll at full strength,” said Smelley.

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Collins Named NAIA Runner of the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 15th, 2014
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Westmont’s Kelly Collins of Pleasant Hill has been named the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week after finishing first at the Vanguard Invitational on Saturday. The sophomore completed the 5,000 meter course in a time of 17:40 – more than seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

“Kelly has worked hard for the last year to become a college level runner and not be so anxious,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “As she has become less anxious she has run faster, gained more confidence and not put so much pressure on herself.”

The Warriors, ranked at number 17 at the time of the race, finished first of 18 teams at the event with 42 points. Then second-ranked Biola finished in second place with 63 points. Westmont’s first two runners – Collins and Corinne Cherne (fifth place, 18:07) – helped secure the Warrior victory by finishing ahead of Biola’s first two runners who came in sixth and eighth.

“We were more purposeful in planning individual and team goals,” said Smelley about the reasons for his team’s success. “I think the athletes took more ownership of it. When they got out there and felt that part where it is hard to keep going, they had a purpose different than just wanting to finish.

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