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  • Wednesday, April 16

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        WC 5 Concordia 0
        Live Stats
    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Concordia 5 WC 4
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  • Thursday, April 17

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Finals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Vangaurd 5 WC 3
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  • Wednesday, April 23

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Thursday, April 24

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Friday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC, 3 pm

  • Saturday, April 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

  • Sunday, April 27

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

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.

Shutout Propels Warriors into Semifinals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 4th, 2013
Tiffany Dimaculangan

For the first time since 2005, Westmont (17-1-4) has advanced to the semifinals of the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship. The Warriors defeated the #7 Panthers of Davenport of Mich. (19-3-1) by a score of 1-0 in overtime. Westmont, the number two seed, will take on #3 Northwood of Florida in the semifinals on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CST, 1:30 p.m. PST.

“It was a good match,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “Davenport was fantastic today and made it very hard. I thought our players battled and did everything we asked.”

The golden goal came just two and one-half minutes into overtime. The Warriors earned a corner kick from the right side which was taken by Mallory Mitchell. The ball went off a defender and Sophie Fuller shielded the ball as it was going out of bounds to provide Westmont another corner kick opportunity, this time from the left side.

Mitchell’s second kick headed toward the front of the goal and found the head of a Panther defender who inadvertently put the ball in the net for an own goal.

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Women’s Soccer Wins to Advance to Quarterfinals

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 2nd, 2013
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Goals by Brooke Lillywhite and K.J. Hornibrook gave Westmont the offensive firepower to defeat Martin Methodist 2-0 in the second round of the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship. It was the ninth shutout of the season for goalkeeper Lindsey Smith and the 15th for the Warriors overall.

The Warriors advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinals to play the winner of tomorrow’s second round game between #7 Davenport (Mich.) and #10 Cumberlands (Tenn.).

“We weren’t great in the first half, but the players adjusted,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “They recognized the pace of the game and what we were capable of. They came out in the second half much sharper and much more confident. They recognized the time and space they had on the ball and that they could get it wide. ”

With less than seven minutes remaining in the first half, Westmont scored the first goal after a corner kick by Courtney Stonesifer. Hensley’s retrieved the ball from the corner kick and served it back in to Kelsey Steck at the far post.

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Women’s Soccer Honored as Champions of Character

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 1st, 2013
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On the eve of second round games at the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, Westmont Women’s Soccer was honored with as the NAIA Champions of Character Team Award.

The award, which was presented at the NAIA Women’s Soccer Championship Final Site Banquet in Orange Beach, Alabama, is given annually to one team from each championship sport that exemplifies the NAIA Champions of Character five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

“Our team has represented the five core values in many different ways this season,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “We made a commitment in August that win or lose we would run clinics after most of our home conference games. Integrity and Responsibility to that commitment helped us see it through and Servant Leadership was talked about with the youth following the clinics as a reason why we play – it gives us the opportunity to serve.”

Warriors Advance with Perfect PKs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 24th, 2013
Lindsey Smith

Westmont (15-1-4) goalkeeper Lindsey Smith answered the call when the season was on the line in the Warriors’ NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round game at Thorrington Field on Saturday.

After regulation and two periods of overtime, the game with Westminster of Utah (11-7-3) was officially declared a 2-2 tie. However, a tie doesn’t determine who advances to the second round – nor does it determine whose season comes to an end. That determination came in the form of a shootout in which Smith produced back-to-back saves as Westmont players went four-for-four on their own penalty kick attempts to secure a 4-1 win in the shootout.

“Lindsey was a world class keeper today,” said Westmont head coach Kristi Kiely. “Her saves in the penalty kicks were quite excellent.

“We didn’t find ourselves in a good position, coming from behind twice in one day,” said Kiely. “I didn’t think that we were very sharp defensively today. But, I was so proud of the players for their ability to come from behind. I really appreciate our fans because they helped our success on the day and we definitely felt all the support.”

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