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Calendar & Results

  • Saturday, Aug. 27

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Antelope Vly., 3:30 pm
            Live Stats

  • Friday, Sep. 2

    • Volleyball at San Marcos Tourm.
        WC vs. Sonoma State, 2 pm
        WC vs. Ft. Lewis, 4 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 3

    • Cross Country hosts Nationaball Classic, 8:30 a.m.
    • Volleyball at San Marcos Tourm.
        WC vs. CSU San Marcos, 12 pm
        WC vs. Johnson & Wales, 4 pm
    • W. Soccer hosts Soka, 4 pm
    • M. Soccer at UC San Diego, 5 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 7

    • W. Soccer at Redlands, 3 pm

  • Friday, Sep. 9

    • Volleyball at Wm. Jessup, 7 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 10

    • Cross Country at Biola Inv., 8:30 a.m.
    • W. Soccer hosts Embry-Riddle, 12 pm
    • Volleyball at Menlo, 2 pm
    • M. Soccer hosts UC Merced, 3 pm

  • Monday, Sep. 12

    • M. Soccer hosts Marymount, 3 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 14

    • W. Soccer hosts Bethesda, 3 pm

  • Friday, Sep. 16

    • Volleyball hosts Arizona Chri., 7 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 17

    • M. Soccer at Pt. Loma, 11:30 am
    • Volleyball hosts San Diego Chr., 2 pm
    • W. Soccer at Azusa Pacific, 7 pm

  • Tuesday, Sep. 20

    • M. Soccer at Hope Int'l, 1 pm
    • Volleyball at Vanguard, 7 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 21

    • W. Soccer at Hope Int'l, 12 pm

  • Saturday, Sep. 24

    • M. Soccer hosts San Diego Chr., 12 pm
    • Volleyball hosts Biola, 2 pm
    • W. Soccer hosts San Diego Chr., 2:30 pm

  • Tuesday, Sep. 27

    • W. Soccer at Vanguard, 4 pm

  • Wednesday, Sep. 28

    • M. Soccer at Vanguard, 4 pm

Warriors Sink Mariners

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 20th, 2016
Haley Parzonko(Photo by Kaci Mexico)

Westmont Women’s Soccer, the seventh ranked team in the NAIA, opened the 2016 season with a 3-0 win over Marymount (0-1) on Saturday. The Warriors tallied 16 shots and 14 corner kicks in the game.

“It is good for us to walk away from our first countable game with a win and a shutout,” said Westmont head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “It was an encouraging game that gave us some good things to work on moving forward.”

The first goal came in the 37th minute after a corner kick by Grace Lemley resulted in the ball at the top of the box. Destinee Adams won the ball and deposited it in the net.

A foul in the waning seconds of the first half resulted in a free kick for Haylee Lopes from the top of the 18. While Marymount was still setting up their wall, Lopes took aim and deposited the ball in the side netting, giving Westmont a 2-0 halftime lead.

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Warriors defeated by Late Gaucho Goal

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - August 14th, 2016
Kira Nemeth  (Photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
August 14, 2016

In the annual exhibition match between the Westmont Women’s soccer team and the Division I UCSB Gauchos, the game was scoreless for the first eighty minutes, until the Gauchos capitalized off of a free kick in the 81st minute – ultimately defeating the Warriors 1-0.

In the first half, the Warrior defense, led by seniors Grace Lemley and Sophie Fuller, effectively handled immense pressure– with USCB outshooting the Warriors 5-0.

Head coach Chantel Cappuccilli reflected on the defensive side of the game and said, “This is probably the best I have seen us defend as a unit in my time at Westmont, which is really encouraging.”

After a largely defensive first half, the Warriors began to create critical offensive opportunities in the second half. The Warriors’ best opportunity to score came in the 65th minute when junior Haley Parzonko won a tackle in the middle of the field and then quickly played the ball to freshman Maddi Berthoud at the top of the 18 yard box. Berthoud took a touch into the box, and ripped the ball just over the crossbar.

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Warriors Hungry to Create Memorable Season

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - July 29th, 2016

By Kaci Mexico
July 28, 2016

Before the 2015 season began, the Westmont Women’s soccer team had undergone significant changes that included losing eight seniors, and a head coaching change.

However, by the end of the 2015 season the Warriors were no longer characterized by their perceived obstacles, but were known by their unwavering success on and off the field. On the field, the #7 Warriors (16-4-2) were both the Golden State Athletic Conference Regular season and Tournament Champions, and they made it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament.

Additionally, two Warriors were honored as NAIA All-Americans and five were named to the All-GSAC Team. Off the field, four Warriors were named as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, and most recently the team went on a Missions trip to Uganda with the Sports Outreach Institute.

With a year under her belt, head coach Chantel Cappuccilli reflected on the 2015 season and shared her thoughts about the upcoming 2016 season.

Women’s Soccer Signs Stellar Eight

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - July 1st, 2016
Sarah Newton (top left), Brooke Porter (top right), Isabelle Esber (second row), Madeleine Berthoud (second row), Haley Johnson (third row), Kira Nemeth (third row), Avalon Albright (fourth row), and Katelyn Merrell (fourth row).

By Kaci Mexico
July 1, 2016

After graduating six seniors this past season, head coach Chantel Cappuccilli is proud to fill the Westmont Women’s Soccer roster with eight well-rounded and impressive incoming freshmen – Sarah Newton from Anchorage, Alaska, Kira Nemeth from San Clemente, Calif., Brooke Porter from San Bernardino, Calif., Avalon Albright from Edmonds, Wash., Katelyn Merrell from Tustin, Calif., Madeleine Berthoud from Rowley, Mass., Haley Johnson from Fullerton, Calif., and Isabelle Esber from Columbus, Ohio.

Cappuccilli reflected on the addition of this incoming class and said, “Our 2016 class adds a diverse flavor to our program – four Southern California players, four from out-of-state (Wash., Mass., Ohio, Alaska), two Valedictorian’s, two worship leaders, a number having experienced international missions trips, a Division Player of the Year, multiple 1st Team All-Conference selections, a multi-sport champion, and highly held GPAs and extracurriculars. In my time at Westmont I’ve come to see the quality of person Westmont attracts in its athletic and academic arenas. I believe the 2016 class falls perfectly under Westmont’s astute reputation and character qualities; it’s safe to say this group is something unique and will enhance the overall mission of the college and our women’s soccer program.”

Sarah Newton, a 5’6 midfielder/forward played club soccer for the Alaska Rush. Her team finished second in the Alaska State Cup, was President Cup Quarterfinalists, and was Champions of the Far North Invitational. Newton also played for the Alaska ODP team for three years.

Off the field, Newton was a member of the highest honor roll for four years, a member of the National Honors Society for three years, and Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 for Grace Christian School.

“Sarah possesses a sweet sense of determination and desire,” reflected Cappuccilli. “She is determined to enhance whatever setting she is a part of and desires to be fully fervent in that environment as well. Sarah’s character, drive and passion for the game will greatly impact our program and I wholly look forward to having her within our women’s team and the Westmont community.”

Kira Nemeth, a 5’3 midfielder/forward was a three year varsity starter for San Clemente high school. Her sophomore year she earned the scholar athlete award; her junior year she was named to the second-team All-South Coast League, was named a scholar athlete, and earned Most-Improved; and her senior year she was named to the first-team All-South Coast League, named a scholar athlete, was her team’s leading goal scorer with nine goals, and was a team captain.

A Different Perspective

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - June 23rd, 2016

By Kaci Mexico
June 23, 2016

Right after the end of their highly successful season, the Westmont Women’s soccer team spent most of the spring not only gearing up for the 2016 season, but in preparation for their triennial team missions trip to Uganda, Africa.

This is the fourth mission’s trip that the Westmont Women’s Soccer Program has taken and each trip has been through a sports ministry organization called the Sports Outreach Institute.

The Warriors departed the United States on May 9th, and left Uganda to return home on May 22nd.

Upon arriving back in Santa Barbara, head coach Chantel Cappuccilli reflected on the team’s experiences in Uganda.

“What we were told before the trip was to expect God to move, but I don’t think any of us were really anticipating the amount that would occur while we were there,” explained Cappuccilli. “I think that seeing Christianity on a global scale is crucial within the development of faith because it just gives one a different perspective and I think a new perspective is what we came away with.

All-American and Scholar-Athletes Honors for Warriors

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - December 14th, 2015
Kelsey Steck and Brooke Lillywhite

By Kaci Mexico
December 9 2015

Junior midfielder Brooke Lillywhite of Huntington Beach and senior forward Kelsey Steck of Valencia have been named to the 2015 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America Team. Additionally, junior defender Sophie Fuller of Orinda was listed for honorable mention recognition.

Steck was both the Warrior’s and the Golden State Athletic Conference’s leading goal scorer with 23 goals. She is currently tied for second, with Karin Sullivan (2003), for goals scored in a season. Additionally, Steck tied Lillywhite’s 2014 record for most goals scored in a game after she scored five goals for the Warriors in their 9-0 win against Arizona Christian. She was honored twice as GSAC Offensive Player of the Week – in the first and third weeks of October. Steck also received the high honor of being named the GSAC Player of the Year.

Warriors Fall in Quarterfinals

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - December 2nd, 2015
Brooke Lillywhite

By Kaci Mexico
December 02 2015

After a largely successful season, #8 Westmont (16-4-2) fell to #1 Lindsey Wilson in one of today’s quarterfinal games in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament. The final score was 4-2.

After 15 minutes of equal possession, Lindsey Wilson’s Lyana Perez scored the first goal of the game from the right corner of the 18 yard box with a rocket shot into the upper right side netting of the goal.

Characteristically, with only 12 seconds left in the half, Westmont responded to the deficit with a goal of their own. After a handball in the box, Westmont was awarded a free kick from the top of the 18 yard box and sophomore Brooke Lillywhite lofted the ball just beneath the crossbar beyond the reach of the Lindsey Wilson goalkeeper.

“I don’t think there was much of a change in the way we approached the game, even after we initially got scored on,” explained head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “I felt like we came out after that and actually had the better percentage of possession on the ball, which shows we were willing to fight for it. Again, we were not content with being down 1-0 so I am very proud of them to get a goal in the last few seconds of the first half. I felt like Brooke stepped up and hit that confidently, which sent us into halftime in a good place.”

The two teams remained tied for the first four minutes of the second half until Lindsey Wilson took back the lead in the 49th minute when they scored off of a counter attack. It began when Isobel Dalton quickly advanced with the ball into the Warriors’ defensive half and slipped the ball in behind the defense to Amanda Kander. Kander finished with a slotted shot into the bottom right corner of the goal.

Warriors Advance to Quarterfinals

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 30th, 2015
Jackie Lopez  ( Photo by Kaci Mexico)

By Kaci Mexico
November 30, 2015

It took a pair of back-to-back goals scored in under a minute for #8 Westmont (16-3-2) to prevail over #9 Grace (Ind.) (15-3-3) in a Round of 16 game of the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Tournament. The final score was 2-0.

“My main word for them before the game was, ‘you have to come out with urgency and intensity in the first half and you have to set the tone of the game’,” explained head coach Chantel Cappuccilli. “I felt they did that in the first half. It was well done to get two early goals and dictate the momentum in the first half. In this tournament, you have to start each game that way.”

The first goal began in the 21st minute when senior Kaitlyn Swift, on the dribble, muscled her way past a Grace defender and bolted down the right sideline towards the end line. She then served a beautiful cross towards the back corner of the six-yard box. Sophomore Jackie Lopez arrived right when the ball did and volleyed it into the right-upper side of the goal for a one-time finish.

Forty seconds later, senior Kelsey Steck scored her 23rd goal of the season in an impressive individual showing. It began when Steck stripped the ball off of the foot of a Lancer defender at 25 yards out. She immediately accelerated towards the goal, with several Lancer defenders on her back. She beat two more lancer defenders while dribbling across the top of the 18-yard box until the Lancer goalkeeper rushed off of the goal line to confront her. She dove, and Steck touched the ball past her hands, calmly slipping the ball into the back of the net.

With this goal, Steck is tied for second, with Karin Sullivan (2003), for number of goals scored in a season.

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