Monthly Archives: September 2017

Gauchos are speaking the language of top recruits

Basketball is a Small, Small World After All — even when the player you’re pursuing has a national ranking that’s even bigger than his 6-foot-9 and 225-pound frame. Amadou Sow, a four-star recruit from the West African nation of Mali, and Sekou Touré, a 6-4 guard who hails from neighboring Guinea, both verbally committed to UCSB this week…. McKnight has a good idea about where he’s sending his two star seniors. He’s the brother of Westmont College women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore. And one of his assistant coaches at Prolific Prep, Nathan Marsing, played for the Warriors’ NAIA finalist team of 2016. more

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

Westmont Volleyball Wins Sixteenth Straight Match

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont Volleyball (17-1) won its 16th game in a row on Tuesday afternoon in Murchison Gymnasium. All fifteen rostered players contributed to the fifth-ranked Warriors’ sweep of non-conference opponent La Sierra (7-4), winning by scores of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-19. 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

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