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  • 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

Add Two to the Win Column

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 28th, 2015

Westmont Volleyball found a return trip to La Mirada to its liking, despite the August heat in southern Los Angeles County. After going 2-2 last weekend at the Biola/Red Lion-Anaheim Summer Slam, the Warriors improved two 4-2 today with a 3-1 (20-25, 25-19, 26-24, 25-17) victory over the Stars of Oklahoma City (0-1) and a three game sweep of Life Pacific (0-3) by scores of 25-9, 25-12 and 25-12.

Junior Jessica McCann and senior Sydney Striff led the way for the Warriors against the Stars. McCann tallied 15 kills while committing just two errors on her way to a .464 attack percentage. Striff notched 12 kills and hit .258. As a team, the Warriors tallied nine assists in the four set match.

Tied at 16 in the first set, the Stars produced a 6-1 run to take a 22-17 advantage. The Stars closed out the first set with two kills by Jami-Ran Renwick (14 kills, .385 attack percentage) and one by Tori Leisure (15 kills, .353 attack percentage)

In the second set, Westmont jumped out to a 3-0 lead on kills by senior captain Marissa Fuerst (5 kills, .357 attack percentage) and Stiff and a set error by the Stars. The Warriors did not relinquish the advantage the rest of the way.

[WC-OKC box score] [WC-LPC box score]

Volleyball Opens Season

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 21st, 2015
Sydney Striff

Westmont Volleyball started the season at the prestigious Biola/Red Lion-Anaheim Summer Slam that features 14 teams from the NAIA, including six teams ranked in the NAIA Preseason Top-25 Coaches’ Poll.

The Warriors seemed determined to garner plenty of court time in the early season tournament. Westmont went five sets in each of three matches against ranked opponents before sweeping unranked Bellevue (Neb.) in straight sets (25-21, 25-19, 25-14). The Warriors were 2-2 over the two-day event.

“I am really please with a 2-2 start to our season, especially with the caliber of teams that were down here,” said Westmont head coach Patti Cook. “What I am especially pleased with is that we got better and learned something with every match.”

Thursday afternoon, Westmont began the tournament with a 3-2 (25-22, 27-25, 26-28, 23-25, 15-11) loss to #22 Hastings (Neb.). Late Thursday night, the Warriors rebounded with a 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25, 15-11) victory over #14 College of Idaho.

[game one box] [game two box] [game three box] [game four box]

Volleyball Shifts Focus to the Front Row

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 20th, 2015
Westmont Volleyball ready to leap into 2015 season

Westmont Volleyball ready to leap into 2015 season[/caption]The adage, “the best defense is a strong offense,” seems to be the theme song for the 2015 Westmont Women’s Volleyball team. Head coach Patti Cook has embraced the notion and has been in the process of building a team to represent that philosophy.

“We have been a more defensive team in the past in that we have relied on being able to keep balls in play,” explained Cook. “With the recruiting classes that have come in the last few years, we have focused on building our offense. What we are looking to rely on is being able to put the first ball down, so that we don’t have to keep balls in play on our side.”

That doesn’t mean Cook isn’t concerned about defense.

“Good offense goes hand-in-hand with good defense. With strong offensive players comes defense as well because they are tall and provide a good block, which is a lot easier to defend around.”

That philosophical adjustment should make for exciting volleyball for anyone who appreciates the sound of a volleyball pounded by an attacker and the resulting slap against the hardwood.

In order to achieve a more attack minded team, Cook has emphasized height and power in her front row players. With this year’s returning players and incoming freshman, the coach has assembled a team she believes is ready to compete at a higher level.

Five Recruits Added to Volleyball Roster

Submitted by: Ron Smith - July 25th, 2015
(left to right, top to bottom) Courtney Crosby, Emma Harrah, Libby Dahlberg, Sam Neely, Amy Buffham

Westmont Volleyball head coach Patti Cook has announced the signing of five recruits for the upcoming 2015 season – four incoming freshmen and one transfer from the University of Connecticut.

Courtney Crosby, who hails from Manhattan Beach, saw action in 22 matches for the Huskies during her freshman year (2013) of college before red shirting her sophomore season. She was twice named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

“I feel like we struck gold with Courtney transferring in,” said Cook. “We wanted her to come to Westmont her freshman year, so we were pretty familiar with her game and were thrilled when she decided to come back to the west coast. She will add depth of skill and a vocal presence to our back court.

As a high school student-athlete, Crosby played for Los Alamitos which won the CIF-Southern Section Division 1-AA championship in her junior year. A Griffin Character Award winner, Crosby was honored as a four-year scholar-athlete.

At the club level, Crosby’s Tstreet Volleyball team finished third at junior nationals in the open division in both her junior and senior seasons.

Joining the Warriors from Saugus High School and Legacy Volleyball Club is 5-8 setter Amy Buffham.

Harmening, Serrano Honored with Hamlow Award

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 9th, 2015
Madison Serrano and Russell Harmening

Madison Serrano and Russell Harmening have been named as Westmont’s recipients of the inaugural Cliff Hamlow Champions of Character Awards presented by the Golden State Athletic Conference.

The award is given to one male and one female student-athlete on each GSAC campus who demonstrates outstanding athletic achievement, campus and community leadership and future ambition and who embraces the five core character values of the NAIA Champions of Character program (Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Servant Leadership). Student-athletes must be at least a junior academically and carry a 3.0 GPA.

The award is named after former Commissioner Cliff Hamlow who served the conference from its inception in 1986 to 2012. Dr. Hamlow was also a key leader in the creation of the NAIA’s Champions of Character program.

Serrano is a four-year volleyball player who twice earned all-conference honors during her career. A political science major, Serrano was a member of the 2015 Mock United Nations Conference and helped Westmont earn honorable mention honors. She was also a 2014 recipient of the Westmont Athletics Golden Eagle Award.

Two Warriors Named to All-GSAC Team  

Submitted by: Christy Cain - November 20th, 2014

Included on the 2014 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball team are Westmont seniors Madison Serrano and Heidi Thompson.

Senior captain Madison Serrano, who played in all 33 matches (118 games) this season, led the team with 331 total kills this year, which calculates out to an impressive 2.81 kills per game. She has earned a career total of 1,379 total kills and will rank amongst some of the top attackers to ever come through the Westmont volleyball program. As an outside hitter who plays all the way around, Serrano also earned 343 digs this season, along with 37 service aces.

Warriors Finish with a Win

Submitted by: Christy Cain - November 15th, 2014
vb team

By Christy Cain

(FULLERTON, Calif.) The Westmont women’s volleyball team closed out their 2014 season with a quick win tonight against Hope International University (25-11, 25-7, 25-20).

“It was a real pleasure getting to coach such a talented group of girls. In my opinion, we were the best unranked team out there. We improved as the season progressed and practices stayed competitive through the very end,” said head coach Patti Cook.

While they had a bit of a rough start to their season, the women will finish with an 18-14 record, 9-7 in GSAC. There have been ups and downs, but this team has battled it out the entire way. Tonight’s dominant win was a complete showcase of their ability.

Their passers were getting the ball up, the setters were dishing out great sets and the hitters were putting it away time and time again. Offensively the women were led by Sydney Striff who had 10 kills, one error on 15 attempts. Right behind her was Jessica McCann with an errorless nine kills on eleven swings. Both of them posted season high hitting percentages this evening (.600 and .818 respectively).


Conquered by Concordia

Submitted by: Christy Cain - November 11th, 2014

By Christy Cain

(IRVINE, Calif.) In a high energy match, the Westmont women’s volleyball team took a game off of #3 Concordia tonight in Irvine. Despite the eventual loss (25-17, 12-25, 23-25, 23-25), the Warriors put up a fight against a nationally ranked team who has a history of beating down teams in three quick games.

When you are taking the court against a team like Concordia, everything comes down to one thing: defense. It is crucial that the front row puts up a strong, solid block and touches more ball than not. Tonight, the Warriors did just that. With a high block count, they were able to slow down the heavy hitting offense that was continually coming at them. In the second to last match of her collegiate career, senior Ciena Colburn lead the team with six block touches and was closely followed by pin hitter Sydney Striff who earned five.

Unfortunately for the Warriors, the Eagles have stand-out outside hitter Hannah Andrews who was a powerhouse on the pin tonight. With a grand total of 21 kills, Andrews could not be stopped. While the Warriors were getting a block up, they were unable to consistently dig the heavy hitter.


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