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Calendar & Results

  • 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.
        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

Steck Strikes Twice

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - August 29th, 2015
Kelsey Steck scores twice against Marymount.

By Kaci Mexico

On a sweltering Thorrington Field, the Women Warriors added another milestone to their season with a 3-1 win over Marymount University.

The Warrior’s struck first and early when, in the 10th minute, Brooke Lilywhite drilled a free kick into the box that ricochet off of a Marymount player to find the back of the net.

“Well done for Brooke to step up and hit it,” said head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “Her confidence and ability to even want to take the shot is great for us to have.”

With a goal under their belt, the Warriors continued to pressure the Mariners back line.

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Lopez Scores Twice but Warriors Fall

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - August 24th, 2015
Jackie Lopez scored two goals vs Northwestern Ohio.

By Kaci Mexico

In the battle between two top ten ranked teams, the number #2 Northwestern Ohio Racers defeated the #7 Westmont Warriors 3-2 in a seesaw battle.

The first goal came in the 22st minute and began with Steck receiving and holding the ball near the top of the 18 yard line. Steck played a square ball through to Lilywhite who slipped Jackie Lopez in stride down the right sideline. Lopez took a one time shot from a sharp angle 10 yards out which hit the inside of the far goal post and shot back into the goal putting the Warriors up 1-0.

The Racers answered back in the 39th minute with a goal off of a free kick on the 18 yard line by Laura Blanchard.

Just before the second half the Racers pulled ahead in the 45th minute when Vanessa Barcelleiro slipped a ball in behind the Warrior defense to Blanchard who shot low and into the corner for her second goal of the game.

Late Goals Give Warriors Win in Opener

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 22nd, 2015
Renee Gonsalvez

After falling behind 1-0 in the first half, two late goals by sophomores gave #7 Westmont (1-0) an overtime win in its season opener at Thorrington Field on Saturday. The Warriors defeated Viterbo of Wisconsin (0-2) by a score of 2-1.

“I’m proud of the team for winning the second half and coming from behind,” said head coach Chantel Cappuccilli, who earned her first victory as a collegiate head coach. “It was a bit slow in the first half. We needed to a better job of switching the point of attack faster and catching them in transition. But, we showed resilience in the second half. I was proud of the players for working themselves out of that situation.”

Viterbo went up 1-0 on a goal be Cait Michichich. The senior midfielder from Westmont, Illinois, received a pass just beyond midfield and beat her defender on the dribble to the goal. Her shot found the back of the net and put the V-Hawks in the driver’s seat.

The Warriors controlled possession most of the game – outshooting the V-Hawks 25 to 10 and placing 10 shots on goal compared to just two by Viterbo. However, the most important stat remained 1-0 until late into the second half. With the clock running down and the crowd growing restless, the Warriors on the field stepped up their intensity.

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Warriors Fusing Old Traditions with New

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 20th, 2015

By Kaci Mexico

Coming off of a 2014 GSAC championship and a second round NAIA National Tournament appearance, #7 Westmont Women’s Soccer will embark upon this season under the new leadership of first year head coach, Chantel Cappuccilli.

The team’s previous head coach, Kristi Kiely, who posted a record of 65-26-10 (.693) at Westmont and took the program to the NAIA National Championship the last four years, announced her resignation last spring. Cappuccilli, though new to the head coaching position is not new to the program. She was the team’s assistant coach for the past two seasons, and as such has already significantly contributed to the program’s success.

On the brink of her first season, Cappuccilli is driven to uphold, yet passionate to enhance the long standing and highly regarded Westmont Women’s Soccer tradition; a tradition that is characterized by a commitment to pursue excellence in the athletic, academic, and spiritual realms.

“In all, this program is very traditional and I think coming into it I understand what is innately important to the program,” said Cappuccilli. “So, I want to keep those traditions alive within Westmont Women’s Soccer. I think that is important to do. It is important to the players, it is important to the community, and it is important to the people who have been supporting this program for a number of years.”

Exhibition Match Prepares Warriors for the Road Ahead

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - August 14th, 2015
Sophie Fuller in last year's game against Biola

By Kaci Mexico

With only 17 healthy players, the Westmont Women’s Soccer team stepped onto Harder field to play in an exhibition match against the 34-player strong UCSB Gauchos. Ample personnel, a home game, and a pair of gaucho goals in the first half secured the 2-0 UCSB win over the Westmont Warriors.

The Warrior defense was immediately tested with two quick UCSB shots fired in the first two minutes of the game. Lead by junior captain Sophie Fuller, the Warrior defense thwarted all but two of the Gauchos offensive schemes by cutting off passes, by winning the ball in the air, and by staying organized as a defensive unit.

“I am very happy with how she lead the defense tonight,” said Westmont head coach, Chantel Cappuccilli while reflecting on an outstanding performance by Fuller. “She was all over the place tonight and also had a calm and collected poise about her. I am really proud of how she handled herself.”

After a solid initial defensive effort by the Warriors, the Gauchos scored the first goal of the game in the 19th minute off of a corner kick. Westmont goalkeeper Lauren Dorr made a fantastic initial save by punching out a corner kick taken by UCSB defender, Malanna Wheat. Unfortunately Dorr’s save bounced off of a Westmont defender and crossed the Warrior goal line for a Gaucho goal.

Westmont Takes 11th in Directors’ Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015

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.

Cappuccilli Named as Women’s Soccer Coach

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 30th, 2015
Chantel Cappucilli has been named the 11th head coach for Westmont Women's Soccer

Westmont athletic director Dave Odell has announced that Chantel Cappuccilli will take over as the head coach of Westmont women’s soccer. Cappuccilli, who has served as an assistant coach under Kristi Kiely for the past two seasons, becomes the program’s 11th coach in what will be it is 34th season. Kiely announced her resignation last month in order to take an assistant coach position at the University of Arkansas.

“We had a very large applicant pool as our program is considered a top tier opportunity for many,” said Odell. “In the process of considering other applicants, I became more and more certain that the right choice for Westmont was right under our noses.”

“Truly, I am speechless,” said Cappuccilli. “I abound in thankfulness and could not be more excited to lead the women’s program. Thank you to our athletic director, Dave Odell, and Westmont faculty and staff who were a part of the selection process. Also, thank you to Kristi Kiely for showing me what it means to be a woman of faith, integrity and grace while leading a group of women on and off the soccer field.”

Cappuccilli attended Saint Mary’s (Calif.) where she played NCAA Division I soccer for two seasons. After her sophomore year, Cappuccilli transferred to California Baptist. Sidelined with an injury for the 2010 season, Cappuccilli finished out her career at California Baptist in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Cappuccilli holds a master’s degree in kinesiology and sports management from California Baptist.

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