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SBART: Great timing leads to great day for Vaqueros

Coach Craig Moropoulos had his timing just right for SBCC’s football road trip down the crowded 405 Freeway to Los Angeles Southwest on Saturday…. Westmont is 16-1 even though star outside hitter Taylor Beckman missed 10 matches. “We still won all 10 of those matches with two freshman outsides,” coach Patti Cook said. “Taylor is fully back and played this past weekend, and played rather well. more

Athletic Round Table: SBCC’s Big Football Win Made Long Ride Home a Breeze

The perils of taking a team on the road was a hot topic at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table media luncheon. The Santa Barbara City College football team dealt with the annoying gridlock traffic on the 405 Freeway as it headed to Los Angeles Southwest College southwest of Inglewood on Saturday…. Westmont Coach Patti Cook’s squad is cooking with a 16-1 record, 3-0 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. “We have a good team, we have a really good team,” she said of her Warriors. “We have a ton of depth and a lot of lineup options. more

Jason Peterson, Caylin Zimmerman Honored as Athletes of the Week

A scorching run by Jason Peterson of the San Marcos cross country team and a stellar volleyball performance by Laguna Blanca’s Caylin Zimmerman in a tournament earned them Athlete of the Week honors on Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe…. The female athletes who were named honorable mention include Gabby Minier (Dos Pueblos golf), the team of Danya Belkin and Lucy Golden (Dos Pueblos tennis) and Taylor Beckman (Westmont volleyball). more

This Week in Local Sports

The fun of the crosstown Channel League girls volleyball matches begins this week as Dos Pueblos visits the Thunderhut to play San Marcos on Tuesday. The action will be intense. This is the first league match for the Royals, while the Chargers started last week with a loss against Buena. Other highlights of the week include Santa Barbara High taking on San Marcos in girls tennis; Westmont soccer hosting a pair of GSAC doubleheaders against William Jessup and Menlo and UCSB women’s volleyball opening Big West play with home matches against UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton. more

CAROLINE CORAZZA JOINS PROVIDENCE AS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Providence is pleased to announce that Caroline Corazza has joined the school’s advancement team as the director of development. Caroline comes to Providence after serving six years as a development officer for Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch…. Emilee built the alumni program at Heritage Christian Schools in Bakersfield in her four years there and worked in the alumni and parent relations office at Westmont College for nine years. more

WESTMONT AMONG TOP LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES

Westmont remains in the top 100 best liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report for the ninth straight year. “America’s Best Colleges, 2018 Edition” lists Westmont as tied for No. 96 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. more

Women executives offer tips from their own lives

“Are there any men in the audience who were called bossy in the playground when they were children?” The question was asked by Cheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO and first billionaire in the social media field, at her lecture at the University of the Pacific in Stockton earlier this month…. Ms. Lamkin told how one of her early work experiences after getting a political science degree from Westmont College in Montecito was working as the “cornbread girl” at the Old Yellow House restaurant in Stockton. more

Providence School Names Director of Development

Caroline Corazza has joined Providence School ‘s advancement team as the director of development. Corazza comes to Providence after serving six years as a development officer for Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch, where she hosted thousands of supporters from across the country at President Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo and managed events at the Reagan Ranch Center and Rancho del Cielo…. Hurlbert built the alumni program at Heritage Christian Schools in Bakersfield in her four years there and worked in the alumni and parent relations office at Westmont College for nine years. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Rams run wild in home win

The Cate School football team had a simple gameplan when it faced Flintridge Prep on Saturday afternoon — get the ball to Drew Anastasio, and he’d find his way to the end zone…. Libby Dahlberg led the Warriors with 10 kills on 11 attempts in a 25-7, 25-13, 25-19 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Firestorm at Murchison Gym. Cassidy Rea added eight kills in the win for Westmont (16-1, 3-0), while Taylor Beckman had seven kills. more

Jeanne Graffy led rich life as mother and community leader

Known for her intelligence and quick wit, Jeanne Graffy led a rich and fulfilling double life — as a mother and as a community leader ? that ended Sept. 13 after a period of declining health… She had a deep impact on my life, and she leaves an even deeper legacy of service to the south coast,” said Mr. Bradford, director of Career Development and Calling at Westmont College. more

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