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Calendar & Results

  • Tuesday, August 19

    • Women's Soccer

  • Saturday, August 23

    • Women's Soccer
      • WC 4 Nothwest 1
    • Men's Soccer
      • UC Santa Barbara 2 WC 0

  • Tuesday, August 26

    • Men's Soccer
      • WC hosts Pt. Loma Naz.
        10 am, Scrimmage

  • 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

Tournament Trouble

Submitted by: Christy Cain - August 22nd, 2014

By Christy Cain
August 22, 2014

It was another rough day for the lady Warriors at the Biola Volleyball/ Red Lion-Anaheim Summer Slam tournament. After going 0-2 yesterday, Westmont dropped their first match of the day against Montana Tech (25-16, 25-20, 27-25).

While the Orediggers came out firing on all cylinders, tallying 15 kills in the first set, the Warriors struggled to find a rhythm. Once Montana Tech had the lead, they never let up. Throughout the entire match, there were only a couple of streaks where Westmont was able to pull ahead with the lead. They came out with some energy in the third set of the match, but ultimately fell to Montana Tech 27-25.

Warriors Go Five Sets Twice

Submitted by: Christy Cain - August 21st, 2014
Kami Troesh

By Christy Cain

This morning, the Westmont women’s volleyball team kicked off the first of their four matches in the Biola Volleyball/Red Lion-Anaheim Summer Slam Tournament.

First on the agenda for the Warriors was #17 Rocky Mountain (Mont). Westmont came out swinging. Unfortunately, with seven players over six feet tall, Rocky Mountain’s block was impenetrable. The Bears finished with 17 team blocks as it continually frustrated the Warriors’ offensive efforts. As a result, Westmont recorded an attack percentage of .087 over the five sets.

In the first set, the Warriors stayed neck and neck with the Bears until Rocky Mountain gained some momentum and went on a 13-4 run to close out the set. From that point on, it was a battle. While The Warriors won games two and four, the Bears were the ultimate victors in the five game match (25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-7).

The Warrior’s offense was led by senior Madison Serrano who finished with a team high of 20 kills while freshman Taylor Beckman was next in line with 12 kills. Their defense was headed up by Kami Troesh who capped the game off with 20 digs and three aces.

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Warriors Drop Season Opener

Submitted by: Christy Cain - August 18th, 2014
Heidi Thompson

By Christy Cain

The Westmont Women’s volleyball team made their 2014 season debut today against Viterbo University (Wisc.). While the Warriors fell to the V-Hawks (6-0) in a five game match, head coach Patti Cook see’s nothing but positive potential in her team.

“We played really well against a very strong team. I was very pleased with our overall effort and I am excited about the bright future that we have ahead of us,” said Cook. “It was a battle back and forth that came down to a couple of tight plays and tight calls.”

Westmont came out strong in the first two sets, capitalizing on their pin hitters and slowing down their opponents by putting up a solid block.

“We were basically just exchanging blows back and forth. We had more arms overall but they had one arm that was bigger than all of ours. Thankfully we were able to put the brakes on her and kept her at bay pretty well,” explained Cook. Viterbo’s senior outside hitter Alicia Olson led their offensive charge with a .239 hitting percentage on the match.

Chemistry is the Key

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 17th, 2014
Senior Madison Serrano will power the Warriors

By Christy Cain

“The exciting thing about this season is that the possibilities are endless,” said Westmont Volleyball head coach Patti Cook about her 2014 team. “We are a young, athletic team that has the talent and the ability to have a great season.”

After graduating seven seniors in 2013, Cook is ready to start reshaping the program and building off the talent on this year’s squad. With six upperclassmen returners (two of which are captains), the experience and the leadership is there. “We had such a big, impactful group of seniors leave that we are now encouraging people to step in and fill that void. My captains are doing a great job of rising to the challenge this preseason. They aren’t trying to take over what last year’s seniors did, but instead are trying to walk in their own shoes.”

“We could struggle with trying to find the system that works best for us” Cook said. “We have a lot of athletic people who can play multiple positions. So the challenge will be finding the six that work best together.”

The key comes in the chemistry.

Volleyball to Add Three to Roster

Submitted by: Ron Smith - July 11th, 2014
Taylor Beckman (left), Mila Maricic (right), Lindsay Paulo (below)

Westmont Volleyball Coach Patti Cook has announced the addition of three incoming freshman to her roster for the 2014 season – Taylor Beckman of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Lindsay Paulo of Riverside and Mila Maricic of Harbor City.

“I am thrilled to have this strong group of freshmen joining us,” said Cook. “They are an athletic class who has succeeded on the court and in the classroom and bring a high level of volleyball to an already solid group of returners.

“I know each of them have high expectations for what they want to accomplish during their time here at Westmont,” continued Cook. “They are both highly competitive and personable so I anticipate that they will hit the ground running when they join us in the fall.”

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.

Texas-Brownsville Flexes Muscles in Warrior Loss

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 4th, 2013

Fourteenth ranked Westmont Volleyball (22-10) found it tough going against the top-ranked team in the NAIA, falling to Texas-Brownsville (33-0) in straight sets (25-14, 25-21, 25-11). The match took place on the second day of Pool Play in the NAIA National Championship in Sioux City, Iowa.

“Texas-Brownsville is a very good team with a lot of heavy arms and a lot of height,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “They definitely showed why they are the number one team in the nation. They have a lot of offensive power and we couldn’t stop them.

“We were hoping to get a little more offense going from our side, but (UTB) had a nice big block and some very powerful servers.”

Ciena Colburn, Madison Serrano and Marie Trudelle led the Warriors’ offense with seven kills apiece.

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