Thank you to our sponsors!

American Riviera Bank

Calendar & Results

  • Monday, Nov. 30

    • Women's Soccer

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Cal Lutheran, 7 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 4

    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 5

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Claremont, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 12

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 18

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Pacific Union, 2:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 19

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts NW Indian, 7:30 pm

Warriors to Roll into Alabama after 6-0 Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 21st, 2015
Brooke Lillywhite kicks the ball past the keeper of the Warriors' third goal

Westmont Women’s Soccer (15-3-2) had little trouble advancing to the second round of the NAIA National Championship on Saturday afternoon at Thorrington Field. The eighth-ranked Warriors defeated Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) by a score of 6-0 to punch their ticket to the final site in Orange Beach, Ala.

“It was a strong performance in the opening round of the national tournament,” said Westmont head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “I was very pleased with our consistency over the 90 minutes. No matter who stepped on the field today, I felt like the effort and the mentality were the same. That is a positive thing headed into the round of 16.

The scoring started early for the Warriors when Alanna Richards headed in a corner kick from Angela Brown with just 15 minutes expired from the clock. Kaitlynn Durham earned the corner kick by forcing a ball off of an Eagle’s defender. Brown earned her 10th assist of the season by delivering the ball from the right corner across the face of the goal. Richards scored her fifth goal of the year by heading the ball sharply to the ground where it bounced over the keeper on its way to the opposite side of the net.

Less than three minutes later, Sophie Fuller, who was playing in her first game after sitting out with an injury, dribbled from the back to midfield. Fuller advanced the ball to Brooke Lillywhite on the left side who then redirected it to Kelsey Steck in front of the goal. Steck, left undefended, settled the ball and fired from just inside the top of the box.

[box score]

Women’s Soccer to Host Embry-Riddle

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 16th, 2015

By Kaci Mexico
November 16 2015

The official Opening Round pairings for the 2015 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship have been announced: The #8 Warriors (14-3-2, 7-1-2) will host the Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) Eagles (13-3-3, 7-1-2) this coming Saturday.

Though not ranked in the most recent (Nov. 15) Coaches’ Top 25-Poll, the Eagles earned an automatic bid into the National Tournament when they tied UC Merced and then advanced in penalty kicks (5-4) in the California Pacific Conference Championship game.

Their head coach is Todd Poitras and it is his eighth season coaching the women. The team’s top goal scorer is freshman forward Krista Lee with 11 goals on the season. The team is also led by senior forward Kalyn Goodenough who is second on the team in goals (9), assists (5), and points (23). Last season, Goodenough was named CalPac Player of the Year.

The Warriors and Eagles have only played each other once prior to this upcoming game. They met in October of 2006 and the Warriors prevailed with a score of 4-0.

Warriors Named GSAC Champions

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 14th, 2015
Photo by Matthew Cappuccilli

By Kaci Mexico
November 14, 2015

The #8 Westmont Women’s Soccer Team (14-3-2, 7-1-2) claimed the title of Golden State Athletic Conference Champions for the second year in a row when they defeated #13 Biola (14-3-3, 7-1-2) in a decisive win of 3-0.

“This is an overwhelming feeling just because of how hard they have worked all season,” reflected head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “To see the fruit of their hard work tonight was beautiful and I think it was a testament to what kind of team this is and their ability to do something very difficult. Biola is not an easy team to play against so for us to be able to capitalize on our set pieces and finish our chances on their turf was incredible. I am very elated for the women and they should welcome the feeling of the victory tonight.”

The game was scoreless for the first 35 minutes, until sophomore Jackie Lopez scored back-to-back goals a minute and one half apart. Both goals came off of two masterful set pieces taken by senior Angela Brown.

“On both services, she (Brown) was more than precise,” explained Cappuccilli. “She dropped the ball exactly where it needed to be. She hit the first ball perfectly and it soared towards the top, back corner of the six yard box. Jackie timed her run, and shot near the upper left corner of the goal – a very difficult angle to score from. After the first goal our momentum defiantly shifted in a positive way.

“The second goal came off of a free kick from about 55 yards out. The ball was a perfect distribution in that she hit it so that it curved towards the back post. Again, Jackie was there with perfect timing to capitalize and make a beautiful finish.”

Warriors Advance by Taming Lions

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 12th, 2015
Destinee Adams, game winning goal scorer. ( Photo by Ron Smith)

Kaci Mexico
November 12, 2015

The #8 Westmont Warriors (13-3-2, 7-1-2) earned their ticket to the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament Championship game when they restrained the #10 Vanguard Lions (14-5-1, 7-2-1) with a first period overtime goal in today’s semifinal contest. The final score was 2-1.

The Warriors were quick to go to goal when they took three of their four first half shots within the first ten minutes of the game. This shooting streak came to an end and Vanguard responded with four shots in the subsequent 11 minutes.

“I think our presence in the first half wasn’t there,” reflected head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “Stylistically Vanguard does a good job of making a mess of how we try to play and that is not easy to adapt to. I think that is a bit of what happened in the first half and today there was a challenge in adjusting to the game. We knew it was going to be like that but that still doesn’t mean that it was easy to adjust.”

In the first half, the Lions held the Warriors to a total of four shots – a low amount compared to their 9.7 first half shooting average.

With three minutes remaining in the first half, the Lions pounced on an opportunity to end the half on top. The first goal of the game began when Nicole Dunn found the foot of Maddison Farell with a pass towards the right side of the goal box. Farell received the ball in stride, took an advancing touch, and slipped it into the lower left corner of the goal.

In the second half, it took the Warriors 14 1/2 minutes to achieve the

GSAC Honors Five Warriors, Steck Named Offensive MVP

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 3rd, 2015
(Top row) GSAC Player of the Year Kelsey Steck. Jackie Lopez. (Middle row) Brooke Lillywhite, Alanna Richards. (Bottom row) Sophie Fuller.

By Kaci Mexico

November 3, 2015

Five players from the #8 Westmont Women’s Soccer team (12-3-2, 7-1-2 GSAC) have been named to the 2015 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer team and senior Kelsey Steck has been named the GSAC Offensive Player of the Year.

The five Warriors named to the all-conference team are:

    ·  Sophomore midfielder Alanna Richards of Oceanside
    ·  Sophomore forward Jackie Lopez of Santa Barbara
    ·  Junior midfielder Brooke Lillywhite of Huntington Beach
    ·  Junior center back Sophie Fuller of Orinda
    ·  Senior forward Kelsey Steck of Valencia

Fuller, who was named an All-American in the 2014 season, has continued to be an anchor for the Warriors’ defense. She has helped hold Westmont’s opponents to only 16 goals on the season.

Dominant in the midfield are Lillywhite and Richards. Lillywhite, who is tied with Lopez for the second highest number of goals, tallied seven goals and five assists, while Richards recorded four goals and two assists on the season box score.

Warriors Finish Strong

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 1st, 2015
Kelsey Steck scoring one of her five goals. (Photo by Nathan Ngo)

By Kaci Mexico

October 31, 2015

In the final regular season women’s soccer game of the Golden State Athletic Conference, #8 Westmont defeated San Diego Christian by an astounding score of 9-0. With this win, the Warriors secured the title of co-champions of the GSAC conference, along with Biola.

There has only been one other time in Westmont Women’s Soccer history that the Warriors have scored more than eight goals. The only other time was when they faced Dominican University in 2003 and scored 13 goals.

It took 15 minutes for the Warriors to score the first goal of the game – a goal that opened the floodgates to a goal scoring deluge. In the next nine minutes they scored three more goals.

To begin the scoring, senior Kaitlin Swift beat a defender down the right sideline and made a decisive cross to the head of sophomore Jackie Lopez. Lopez carefully placed the header into bottom right corner of the goal.

One minute later the Warriors scored off of another cross, this time, from the left sideline. The goal began when junior Brooke Lillywhite played a perfectly placed and weighted through ball to Lopez. Lopez crossed the ball on the ground to Steck near the middle of the goal box. Steck finished the cross and scored her first of five goals.

Warriors Seize Greatness

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - October 28th, 2015
Jackie Lopez

By Kaci Mexico

October 28, 2015

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) “One game doesn’t define a season – you have an opportunity this week to do something great and it starts on Wednesday.” This is what head coach Chantel Cappuccilli repeatedly voiced to the #8 Westmont Women’s Soccer team (11-3-2, 6-1-2) in the practice sessions leading up to today’s game.

The Warriors embraced the opportunity to be great in today’s Golden State Athletic Conference women’s soccer game when they defeated Hope International 2-0.

Cappuccilli attributes today’s success to the previous days’ practice sessions.

“Our response in training on Monday and Tuesday was crucial to our success today,” explained Cappuccilli. “We had two very good training sessions. They passed the ball around with speed and precision and their movement on and off the ball was sharp as well – both of which translated into the game today.”

Both of the Warriors’ goals were scored by none other than the team’s leading goal scorer, a two time recipient of this season’s GSAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors, senior Kelsey Steck.

Warriors Stumble in Rocklin

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - October 24th, 2015
Destinee Adams

By Kaci Mexico

October 24, 2015

The #5 Warriors of Westmont (10-3-2, 5-1-2) and the Warriors of William Jessup (10-6, 3-5) were neck and neck in today’s Golden State Athletic Conference women’s soccer game, until the William Jessup Warriors prevailed with a game-ending goal in the first overtime period. The final score was 1-0.

“It didn’t feel good, but it’s a game you learn from,” said head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “We created a significant amount of opportunities – a fair amount to be able to put the game away, but we didn’t finish.”

The Warriors had a total of nine shots and nine corner kicks, while William Jessup had a total of seven shots and two corner kicks.

“I would say that William Jessup put a good amount of pressure on us and ultimately finished the opportunities they had,” explained Cappuccilli.

Next Page »

View All News Archives