Santa Barbara News Press

Finding a family an ocean away

“They flew me there to check stuff out, but during my visit, I knew in my heart that I couldn’t do it,” he said. “I came back to Westmont, and I have loved it here ever since.

“It was the best decision I could’ve made. On the scoreboard, it might not show that I’ve won a lot here, but for me, what is most important is that I learned that soccer is only a tiny fraction of my life. The losses have taught me how to appreciate every single win that I do get.” more

IRVING, Roy Gene

In 1956, after a rewarding stint as a youth pastor at two Presbyterian churches in Washington, D. C. and Silver Spring Maryland, Roy and Lenora moved to New Orleans, LA. There, in 1958, he earned a master’s degree in religious education. After graduation from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, he was extended an invitation to join the faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA and served as Christian Education Director at Grace Church on San Andres. more

The Polo Set: Husbands and wives playing polo together

Claudia and Mike Uretz played on the World Gym team together with their sons. Three of their four sons have played on the Westmont Polo Team. Wiley, the oldest, was the Untied States Polo Association Collegiate Most Valuable Player. As the current captain of the team, their son Patrick led the Westmont team to the national championship. more

Henry Kissinger to speak in Santa Barbara

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be the featured speaker at a Wednesday luncheon sponsored by Westmont College.

During a time of upheaval in the Middle East, Mr. Kissinger will discuss world events and diplomacy. more

Westmont’s Coach Moore speaks at annual prayer breakfast

Westmont women’s head basketball coach Kirsten Moore described the team’s 2012-13 championship season in four words: unique, remarkable, hope-filled and victorious. more

Local juniors get some Bryan Brotherly love

WESTMONT HO: Westmont College turned the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s NAIA West Regional into their own little tournament last week at Biola University in La Mirada, winning three of the four championships.

Rodrigo Schaefer beat his Warriors’ teammate, Tim Goranson, in the men’s singles final, 6-4, 6-3, earning a spot in its National Small College Championships in Fort Meyers, Fla. on Oct. 10-13. more

Westmont whacks No. 1 Vanguard

Vanguard received the No. 1 ranking in NAIA women’s soccer on Tuesday and then got crowned by Westmont College, 3-0, later in the day in a Golden State Athletic Conference opener in Costa Mesa.

“I’m proud of the girls, and the soccer they’re playing,” coach Kristi Kiely said. “They’re rising to the challenges and finishing games. The way they’ve closed out these top teams is what I’m most proud of.” more

Warriors fall short in home defeat

“We can hang our hats on our effort and our attitude. I thought we played with a lot of chemistry,” Westmont coach Patti Cook said. “We should hold our heads up high, even though we lost. There was going to be someone with their heart broken after that, just because it was an epic battle.” more

Womble on hand to award namesake honor

The luncheon was also an opportunity for UCSB’s and Westmont’s soccer programs to stand in the limelight for a moment. Their respective programs are staring at the upcoming schedule of conference games, and hoping that the work done in the preseason will translate to success in conference play and potential berths in the national tournaments. more

OUT & ABOUT : Frohling joins Rescue Mission board

A graduate of Westmont College with a degree in economics and business, she and husband, Chris, have been married for nearly 20 years; they have three sons. more