Presidio Sports

Kiely leaving Westmont for soccer position at Arkansas

Westmont women’s soccer coach Kristi Kiely has stepped down after five seasons to accept a position as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas, Westmont announced on Thursday.

Kiely maintained Westmont’s tradition of success in women’s soccer. She posted a record of 65-25-10 (.693) and took the Warriors to the NAIA National Tournament the last four years. They were national runners-up in 2014. more

MBK: Missing a key ingredient, Westmont falls in NAIA final

Westmont was missing a huge part of its game in its first NAIA National Tournament final.

Standout center Daniel Carlin was suffering from the flu, and the 6-9 senior’s absence loomed large for the Warriors in their match-up with first-time finalist Dalton State, Ga., on Tuesday night at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium. more

MBK: Blau’s shot puts Westmont into championship game

Cory Blau hit a 12-foot jumper with seven seconds left in regulation, lifting Westmont to a 70-69 victory over GSAC rival and top-seeded Hope International in the semifinals at the NAIA National Basketball Tournament on Monday night in Kansas City.

The Warriors advance to their first national championship game on Tuesday night against sixth-seeded Dalton State, Ga. at 5 p.m. PDT. more

WBK: Westmont falls to defending champs in NAIA semis

Defending national champion Oklahoma City continued its quest for a second-straight national title Monday night with a 77-57 win against No. 4 Westmont in the Fab Four of the 2015 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship.

“It’s unbelievable, especially when you have six new players and only five returners,” said Oklahoma City head coach Latricia Trammell. “The toughness that they’ve shown through adversity – I’m really proud of this team.” more

MBK: Westmont reaches NAIA quarterfinals

Westmont advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Men’s National Basketball Tournament on Friday with a 65-61 win over Campbellsville, Ky.

Cory Blau hit two free throws with four seconds to go for a two-point lead, and the Warriors forced a turnover. With 1.8 seconds left, Campbellsville fouled Hayden Anderson and he made both of his free throws for the final margin. more

MBK: Westmont beats LC State to advance

For the first time in twelve years, Westmont men’s basketball team will be progressing to the second round of the NAIA Men’s National Tournament. After six days of preparation and practices in Kansas City, the men finally tipped off around 11 p.m. this evening against Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)—an hour and a half later than their scheduled tip-off. Tonight the men took the term “Midnight Madness” to a whole new level, defeating the LC State Warriors 77-60. more

Surfer Bethany Hamilton to speak at Westmont

Bethany Hamilton, whose autobiography, “Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board,” inspired the 2011 film “Soul Surfer,” speaks Friday, April 10, at 5:45 p.m. in Westmont’s Murchison Gym. Westmont hosts Night of Champions, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Fellowship of Christian Athletes (SBFCA), which includes special guest Britt Merrick. Tickets to the event are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and can be purchased at

Westmont survives a blowout on trip to NAIA Tournament

The Westmont men’s basketball team experienced a scary situation while traveling to the NAIA National Championship in Kansas City on Saturday

On the team’s connecting flight from Denver to Kansas City, there was a loud noise just after take-off.

“It got everyone’s attention but the plane kept going so we thought everything was going to be fine,” Westmont coach John Moore told Sports Information Director Ron Smith. more

MBK: Westmont draws Lewis-Clark State in NAIA Tournament

The Westmont men’s basketball teamed earned their official golden ticket to the 2015 Buffalo Funds – NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Wednesday.

As coaches, players and Westmont employees gathered around to watch the selection show online, the moment of truth revealed that the men will take on #12 seed Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) on Thursday March 19 at 7:45 p.m. more


DP’s York, Heiduk, SB’s Cervantes take Channel League honors

Dos Pueblos head coach Matt York has been selected as the Channel League’s Coach of the Year for leading the Chargers to the league championship, and Tim Heiduk was named Offensive MVP while Santa Barbara High goalie Angel Cervantes took home Defensive MVP honors. …Heiduk, who will be playing at Westmont College next year, was a First Team selection as a junior and a Second Team member as a sophomore. more