Nick DePuy is a feat of clay for UCSB soccer:
The Gauchos first molded the nimble, 6-foot-4 junior into an outside back, then a midfielder, then a center back, and finally into a forward in just his first two seasons. …
It was all forward thinking, too: DePuy, UCSB’s top scorer last year with 10 goals, will remain a striker for Saturday’s 7 p.m. exhibition opener against Westmont College. More
UCSB has been favored to do a three-peat in Big West Conference men’s soccer, with three juniors expected to lead the way.
The Gauchos were the pick of seven of the eight league coaches to win their third straight Big West North Division title. Nick DePuy, Drew Murphy, and Ismaila Jome were also voted onto the 11-man Preseason All-Big West team. more
Former Westmont College president David K. Winter passed away Saturday at the age of 84.
Dr. Winter served as Westmont president from 1976 to 2001, making him the longest-serving president to date. He briefly returned to Westmont from 2006-07 as interim president and chancellor. more
The Westmont Academy for Young Artists, a new 10-day program, will present a faculty concert at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and a performance by music students at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Both concerts will take place in the Deane Chapel at Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. more
David K. Winter, Westmont College’s longest-serving president to date, died Aug. 15. He was 84.
Born Sept. 15, 1930, he served as president of the college from 1976-2001, returning as interim president and chancellor in 2006-07. His tenure saw Westmont become a nationally ranked liberal arts college. more
Dozens gathered around UCSB’s Storke Tower Sunday to hear the harmonized bell chimes of UC Berkeley Associate Carillonist Wesley Arai. …Dennis and Candace Fazzio, Santa Barbara residents, have been to numerous music recitals, including some at Westmont College, but it was their first experience hearing a carillon performed live. more
The latest group show by the Abstract Art Collective at the Jewish Community Center, “Visual Monologues,” is curated by Westmont Art Museum director Judy Larson. more
The UCSB women’s soccer team scored two first half goals and made them stand up in a 2-0 exhibition victory over visiting Westmont at Harder Stadium on Thursday evening. Makenna Kummer scored a goal, while the Gauchos scored another off of a corner kick by Malanna Wheat. “We knew that going into tonight, there was not a better practice that we could put together between us anymore,” UCSB coach Paul Stumpf said. “So we (got onto) the field and played against a team with a different set of letters across their chest and a different color uniform. “Tonight, we had a very mixed bag of performances. Some of our players played pretty well, and some players that we had higher expectations of came out a little casual, a little slow, a little lackadaisical. more
UCSB, which was picked to finish sixth in the Big West Conference women’s soccer coaches’ poll, will see its first action tonight at 7 o’clock when it plays host to Westmont College in an exhibition match. Coach Paul Stumpf’s Gauchos return their top three scorers — senior Angelisa Cortez, junior Sara Feder, and junior Dakota Griggs — as well as starting goalkeeper Beth Ritter from last year’s 8-9-2 team. UCSB, which will also play Loyola in a 7 p.m. exhibition at Harder Stadium on Saturday, tied Hawaii for sixth place in the nine-team survey. Cal Poly was chosen as the preseason favorite, followed by Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, and Cal State Northridge. more
“Visual Monologues,” hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, is a group art exhibition featuring works by Abstract Art Collective members. The free exhibit was juried and curated by Judy Larson, director of the Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum of Art. The show runs through Aug. 25 at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala St. more