Former Sagehens diamond standout honored

Former Pomona-Pitzer baseball standout Drew Hedman has been named Carolina League Player of the Week.

Hedman hit .364 (8-for-22) with three doubles, two triples, a home run, six RBI and three walks. Hedman, who plays for the Boston Red Sox affiliate in Salem took his league’s honor mostly because of his three-hit, two-triple line on Saturday against Potomac.

This after he had a total of three triples in his first three seasons as a pro.

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CCAA men’s soccer coaches pick Cal State LA

Defending conference champion Cal State
Los Angeles. and Chico State have been selected to win their respective
divisions in California Collegiate Athletic
Association (CCAA) men’s soccer play this season.

 Cal State
Dominguez Hills, as well as the 2011 CCAA and West Region Champion
Cal State L.A., have both been selected to make an appearance in
the final match-up without a clear winner. 

Sonoma State received three
votes, while UCSD garnered a vote.

Chico State was picked to repeat as the North Division champion
with 55 points and six of the coaches’ first-place
votes.  Sonoma State edged Cal State Stanislaus for second
with 51 points and four first-place votes.  Cal State
Stanislaus was picked to wrap up the 2012 season in third with 45
points, followed by Cal State Monterey Bay in fourth with 32
points.  Humboldt State was selected fifth (20) and Cal State
East Bay (13) was sixth.

Cal State L.A., the defending CCAA tournament champion and NCAA West region champion, was picked to take first in the South
Division after receiving 56 points and seven first-place
votes. 

Cal State Dominguez Hills followed with 53 points and five first-place votes. UC San Diego was third with 41 points, followed by Cal State
San Bernardino with 33 points.

This season, the 2012 CCAA Championship Tournament will be
hosted by Cal State Dominguez Hills Nov. 2-4.

Two CCAA teams are ranked in the National Soccer Coaches
Association of America (NSCAA) Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll –
Cal State L.A. is ranked No. 8 while Chico State is No. 23.

 

2012 CCAA Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches
Poll

North

Rank School (First-Place
Votes)
Total
Points
2011
Records
1. Chico State (6) 55 13-4-4, 11-3-2
2. Sonoma State (4) 51 9-6-3, 8-5-3
3. Cal State Stanislaus (2) 45 11-6-2, 9-5-2
4. Cal State Monterey Bay 32 7-9-1, 7-8-1
5. Humboldt State 20 5-13-0, 4-12-0
6. Cal State East Bay 13 2-16-0, 1-15-0

South

Rank School (First-Place
Votes)
Total
Points
2011
Records
1. Cal State L.A. (7) 56 15-2-6, 10-1-5
2. Cal State Dominguez Hills (5) 53 12-6-2, 10-4-2
3. UC San Diego 41 10-8-0, 9-7-0
4. Cal State San Bernardino 33 7-9-2, 5-9-2
5. San Francisco State 20 5-11-2, 4-11-1
6. Cal Poly Pomona 13 9-7-2, 8-6-2

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Coaches poll out in CCAA women’s soccer

UC San Diego and Cal State Stanislaus have
been selected to win their respective divisions in the California
Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) women’s soccer season in a poll
of the coaches.

The Tritons are also tabbed to claim the CCAA
title after receiving four of the coaches’ votes. Four other
institutions received votes for the title including Cal State L.A with
th

ree votes, followed by Sonoma State and defending CCAA conference champion Cal State Stanislaus with two votes apiece.

Cal State Stanislaus, with 53 points and five first-place votes, is
picked to capture the division title in the North. Sonoma State, which
received three first-place votes, garnered 51 points to finish second in
the voting.

UC San Diego battled Cal State L.A. in the poll,
but the Tritons held as the favorite for the South Division title with
55 points and seven first-place votes. The Golden Eagles came in at
second with 51 points while receiving four first-place votes.

Cal State
San Bernardino, which tallied 36 points and earned a first-place vote,
finished third, followed by Cal State Dominguez Hills (35), Cal Poly
Pomona (24) and San Francisco State (15).

The 2012 CCAA Championship Tournament will be hosted by Cal State Dominguez Hills Nov. 2-4.

Four CCAA teams are ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association
of America (NSCAA) Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll. Chico State opens
the season ranked No. 4, Cal State L.A. is ranked No. 13, UC San Diego
is ranked No. 18 and Cal State Stanislaus is No. 25.

  North

Rank-School (First-Place Votes) -Total Points -2011 Record

1. Cal State Stanislaus (5) 53 11-4-6, 8-4-4

2. Sonoma State (3) 51 8-7-3, 8-5-3

3. Chico State (4) 49 13-6-6, 10-4-2

4. Humboldt State 22 3-13-2, 1-13-2

5. Cal State East Bay 21 6-11-1, 5-10-1

6. Cal State Monterey Bay 20 3-14-0, 2-14-0

South
Rank -School (First-Place Votes- Total Points-2011 Records

1. UC San Diego (7) 55 13-3-4, 12-1-3

2. Cal State Los Angeles (4) 51 13-4-4, 10-3-3

3. Cal State San Bernardino (1) 36 9-6-3, 7-6-3

4. Cal State Dominguez Hills 35 9-8-1, 7-8-1

5. Cal Poly Pomona 24 8-6-4, 6-6-4

6. San Francisco State 15 8-8-2, 6-8-2

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