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Game of the Week: The Master’s at Westmont Women’s Volleyball Battle Between Top Two Teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference

The top two teams in the Golden State Athletic Conference go at it. The Master’s (21-3, 10-0 in the conference) took over first place last month when they swept the Warriors, ending their 34-match winning streak against GSAC teams going back to 2016. Westmont (16-4, 7-3) slumped in the absence of injured All-American Libby Dahlberg but has since rebounded with five wins in a row heading into this week. more

Bear Insider Video: Cal Frosh Wing Kenzie Forbes

An early commitment to Cal, Cal freshman wing Kenzie Forbes has been building her relationship with the program for a while now, so the transition to Berkeley has been an easy one for the McDonald’s All-American from Folsom High School in the Sacramento area. … The Bears take to the court in their exhibition opener at Haas Pavilion on November 1st against Santa Barbara’s Westmont College. more


A Dinner on the Green fundraiser honoring David and Anna Grotenhuis with the Leni Fe Bland Award for the important role they have played in their partnership with the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission to ensure there will be a place in our community where people confronting homelessness and addiction can turn for decades to come. The Grotenhuis have been actively involved in the non-profit community, including Westmont College, the Westmont Foundation, The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, Cottage Hospital and the Grotenhuis Pediatric Clinic. David Grotenhuis co-founded Santa Barbara Capital, a real estate investment firm, in 1972. more

Westmont Volleyball Cruises Past Life Pacific

Samantha Neely tallied 13 kills and Brooklynn Cheney added 11 more as #17 Westmont Volleyball (17-4, 8-3 GSAC) swept Life Pacific (6-14, 1-9) in the first Golden State Athletic Conference match between the two teams. Life Pacific is one of two new members of the GSAC this year. … more

Salvage Vanguard Theater Presents HOUSE PLAY By Diana Lynn Small

Marie Ponceis an actor, teacher and strength coach residing in Southern California. She holds a B.A. in Theatre and English from Westmont College and splits her theatre making between L.A. and Santa Barbara. … more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 10 Westmont suffers first GSAC defeat

The Westmont women’s soccer team, ranked No. 10 in NAIA, fell to fifth-ranked Vanguard 1-0 in Costa Mesa Saturday in the team’s first defeat in Golden State Athletic Conference play. … more

Warriors find way to sweep

In a season of challenges, the Westmont women’s volleyball team is finding its stride in rising to meet them. … more 

Outside Hitters Shine in Westmont’s 3-0 Sweep

Westmont College’s outside hitters combined for 26 kills and a .460 attack percentage on Friday night as the #17 Warriors (15-4, 6-3 GSAC) defeated Ottawa of Arizona (9-8, 4-6) in straight sets (25-12, 25-13, 25-22). … more

Fonda, Bodine Lead Warriors at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational

“Two solid team performances on consecutive weekends indicates the Warriors’ fitness as the full team has improved in its focus of staying engaged with the race pace,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. … more

No. 5 Vanguard Hands No. 10 Westmont 1st GSAC Loss

In a match-up of NAIA top-10 teams, No. 5 Vanguard (9-1, 3-0 GSAC) posted a 1-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win over 10th-ranked Westmont (9-1-1, 2-1) on Saturday afternoon in Costa Mesa.  … more