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  • Tuesday, August 19

    • Women's Soccer

  • 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

Second Ranked Warriors Prevail over Spartans

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 19th, 2014
Sophie Judd

The 2014 Westmont Women’s Soccer season kicked off today at Thorrington Field with a 4-0 victory over the Spartans (1-3) of Trinity Western (B.C.). The Warriors learned earlier in the day that they were ranked at number two in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

“I thought Sophie Judd was fantastic in the back and at moments kept us in the game. Tiffany (Dimaculangan) was great in the middle and I thought Kaci (Mexico) was great up top, holding the ball for us.”

Sofia Smati struck first with what Kiely referred to as a ‘fantastic goal’ in the ninth minute of play. The senior forward corralled a loose ball and fired away from 23 yards out to record the first goal of the Warriors’ season.

Westmont went up 2-0 in the 29th minute after sophomore Grace Lemley crossed the ball from the right side in an attempt to connect with senior forward Carly Holly. A Spartan defender attempted to intercept the ball, but her header redirected the ball into the net for an own goal.

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Warriors Eyeing a Sandy Finish

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 18th, 2014
2014 Westmont Women's Soccer

“It was more about the metaphor than about the fitness,” reflected Westmont Women’s Soccer head coach Kristi Kiely. She was referring to an early morning run along Santa Barbara’s East Beach during the Warriors’ pre-season training camp.

“We started them off 10 seconds apart,” continued Kiely. “The only instruction they got was to, ‘catch the person in front of you and don’t be caught be the person behind you’ – and that they would know when they were finished. They didn’t know how far they were going or that (assistant coach) Dan (Ribbens) was a mile down the beach.”

“When they reached Dan, I asked them a handful of questions about their experience on the run,” reported Kiely. “They responded about feeling great when they saw Dan, focusing on not being caught and looking behind.

“Then we sent them back up the beach with the same instructions. I again asked them the same questions and loved Christine Adams’ response. ‘The second time around it is better because you know the destination and are more likely to encourage the people around. You aren’t looking behind you but you are looking straight ahead at the goal.’

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

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 13th, 2014

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.”

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.

Four Warriors Named All-Americans

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 16th, 2013
2013 NAIA All-Americans: Lindsey Smith, Alison Hensley, Amanda Diesen, Tiffany Dimaculangan

Four Warriors have been named to the 2013 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America teams. Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Smith of Pleasanton and senior midfielder Alison Hensley of Huntington Beach were named to the first team. Senior defender Amanda Diesen of Irvine was a second team selection. Junior midfielder Tiffany Dimaculangan of Glendora was honored as a member of the third team.

Smith allowed just 13 goals in 24 games resulting in a 0.56 goals against average – second best in the NAIA this year. She also came up big in both of Westmont’s NAIA Championship games which were decided by a shootout. In the first round against Westminster (Utah), she blocked two of three attempts by the Griffins to advance the Warriors to the second round.

In the semifinals, Smith blocked two of eight penalty kick attempts by #3 Northwood (Fla.) as the Warriors won the shootout 7-6 to give Westmont a berth in the championship game.

“Lindsey has grown into an incredible goalkeeper and I believe one of the best in the nation,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “This award represents all of the hard work she’s put in over the past four years. She will certainly go down in Westmont Women’s Soccer as one of the best to come through the program.”

Warriors Fall in Championship Game

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 7th, 2013
Sophie Fuller was named the Select Sport America-NAIA Championship Outstanding Defensive Player

Westmont Women’s Soccer (17-2-5) couldn’t find the offense needed to win the 2013 NAIA National Championship. The Warriors, seeded at number two, fell to #4 Concordia (21-1-1) by a score of 1-0 in the championship game.

“I am really proud of the players to even be in this game,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “We walked into the tournament one game at a time and all of a sudden we were in the championship game. It was exciting to be here and a good experience for our players.”

The winning goal came in the 65th minute off the foot of Hannah Scott. Her strike from the top of the box was deflected across the face of the goal and into the top corner of the net.

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PK Shootout Sends Warriors to Championship Game

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 6th, 2013
Amanda Diesen

Despite falling behind by two goals for the first time all season, #2 Westmont Women’s Soccer (17-1-5) has advanced to the 2013 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship game. The Warriors tied #3 Northwood of Florida (17-1-2) by a score of 2-2, then won the penalty kick shootout 7-6 to earn a return to the championship game for the first time since 2003.

“Ever since (our trip to) Africa, I thought, ‘This is a special group and they are poised to do something special,’” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “I never knew what that would look like, but here we are still going. Being in the national championship game is exciting. I’m not surprised that this group was able to do it. They have put in hard work for 10 months now. I have very proud of them. I am just thankful to get to spend another day with them and to get to play for a national championship on that day.”

Neither team scored until the 40th minute of play. Courtney Stonesifer was called for a foul and Northwood’s Helen Lynskey scored on the resulting free kick. Lynskey, a senior from Rotherham, England, has scored more than 100 goals in her four year career.

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Honors Bestowed on Women’s Soccer Players

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 6th, 2013
Top Row (l-r): Carly Richardson, Alison Hensley, Christina Adams. Bottom Row (l-r) Jenny Ann Martinez, Denae Crump, Courtney Stonesifer.

Sophomore Carly Richardson of Belmont has been named as a recipient of the Select Sport America Champion of Character Scholarship for women’s soccer. Each team in the NAIA National Championship names a Champion of Character who is recognized before each of the post-season games. Richardson was chosen from among the team award winners to receive the $1,000 scholarship which is given to Westmont in her name.

Acknowledged for both their athletic and academic accomplishments were senior Alison Hensley of Huntington Beach and junior Christine Adams of Castle Rock, Colo. Both were named Capital One Academic All-Americans®. Hensley, who received the award for the third time, was named to the first team while Adams was named to the second team. Hensley, a mathematics and Spanish major holds a GPA of 3.96 while Adams is a kinesiology major in a pre-med track with a GPA of 3.9.

Only 22 women’s soccer players from across the nation are chosen to receive Academic All-American recognition in the college division. The award recipients are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Hensley and Adams were also named NAIA Scholar-Athletes along with Jenny Ann Martinez of Santa Barbara, Denae Crump of Elk Grove and Courtney Stonesifer of Pleasanton. Martinez is a senior kinesiology and communication studies major with a 3.89 GPA. Crump is a senior liberal studies major with a 3.66 GPA and Stonesifer has a GPA of 3.5 as a junior kinesiology major. NAIA Scholar-Athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and must be at least a junior in academic standing.

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