Presidio Sports

Providence revamps girls volleyball coaching staff

Steve Stokes, Providence athletic director, is pleased to announce the hiring of three new girls volleyball coaches. …Luke Sunukjian, the new head coach of the Junior Varsity team, was raised in Santa Barbara and grew to love playing volleyball while at San Marcos High School. He played on an elite-level club team while studying business and economics at Westmont. more

Santa Barbara does its part for Special Olympics World Games

Culture, parties and great food. The 100 Special Olympics athletes visiting Santa Barbara this month for the World Games are in for a treat thanks to the efforts of the Special Olympics Santa Barbara Host Town Committee. …Dr. Gayle Beebe, President of Westmont College, offered to provide free lodging, meals and training facilities to athletes without hesitation, “the unbridled willingness of the Westmont College staff to support Host Town Santa Barbara is truly commendable,” says Duke. more

Westmont’s Barring signs with New York Mets, makes pro debut

Westmont outfielder Will Barring of Tustin has signed a free agent contract with the New York Mets and has seen his first action as a minor league ball player. Barring has been assigned to the Gulf Coast League Mets, a rookie league team that plays in Port St. Lucie, Florida. more

Three Westmont pitchers taken in MLB Draft

Westmont pitchers Russell Harmening, Andrew Vasquez and Hector Lujan were selected in the 2015 First-Year Player’s Draft which concluded today.

“I am very excited for each of the three players in our program that were selected in this year’s draft,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “Each of these individuals possess a unique skillset that should serve them well in their pursuit of a professional career. I am thankful that the organizations who selected them saw their potential and am confident that they will represent our program and college well in their professional careers.” more

TRK: Westmont begins nationals with multi-events

Multi-event athletes highlighted the show for Westmont on the opening day of the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Sophomore Becky Collier and junior Kristan Holding finished the first day of the women’s heptathlon in fourth and eighth place respectively. Junior James Asselin and senior Ben McCollum will enter day two of the men’s decathlon in 12th and 15th place. more

WTen: Westmont falls to No. 1 Georgia Gwinnett in NAIA Championship

“Before the match began this afternoon, we talked about a quote from the movie Miracle that says ‘All great moments are born from great opportunity,’” opened head women’s tennis coach Kendyll McManigal. “We had the opportunity to play a talented team today. It was our goal to stay focused and inspired towards greatness the entire match.” more

CBB: Westmont avoids elimination by beating Spring Arbor

Westmont Baseball (40-16) stayed alive in the Lawrenceville Bracket of the NAIA Championship Opening Round by defeating Spring Arbor 13-10. The four hour and two minute roller coaster ride saw four lead changes, 26 men left on base and nine pitchers take the mound. more

MTen: Westmont falls to Reinhardt in NAIA first round

This morning, the Westmont men’s tennis 2015 season came to an abrupt end after being defeated by Reinhardt University in the First Round of the NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship. #13 Westmont seemingly had the odds stacked in their favor as they went up against #20 Reinhardt. While the injury plagued Warriors battled the entire time, Reinhardt eventually walked away with a 5-4 heartbreaking win over Westmont. more

CBB: Westmont headed to Georgia for NAIA Tournament

Westmont Baseball (39-15) will make a return trip to Lawrenceville, Georgia to participate in the NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round Tournament. The 15th-ranked Warriors will enter the five-team double-elimination tournament as the number two seed. Georgia Gwinnett (47-12), the tournament host, is the number one seed. The Grizzlies are the fourth-ranked team in the NAIA. more

CBB: Concordia denies Westmont GSAC tourney title

Westmont entered championship day of the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament needing to win one of two possible games against Concordia to repeat as GSAC champions. However, the Eagles (44-15) swept the Warriors to snatch the championship trophy and deny them the repeat. more