The Cal Poly Pomona men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Division II Final Four. They’re also reaping some of the rewards that come with that success.
Senior Christian Gonzalez Diaz has been named West Region Player of the Year, leading four Broncos who earned All-West honors. Gonzalez Diaz, also earlier named CCAA Offensive Player of the Year, has 13 goals and five assists for 31 total points.
Senior midfielder Alexander Turkson and senior defender Justyn Peeples also earned spots on the first team while Matthew Perez was named to the second team.
Turkson is second on the squad with eight goals and five assists as well. Peeples is one of Cal Poly Pomona’s anchors on a defense that has allowed just 18 goals in 21 games while owning the 18th best goals against average in the country at 0.83.
CPP will play against Rockhurst on Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., at the site of the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s National Championship Tournament. The game time is set for 6 p.m. Pacific (8 p.m. Central).
Here is the link to the entire All-Region team.
Men’s BasketballSAN BERNARDINO VALLEY 63, SADDLEBACK 60 >> Brandon Jolley scored 20 points and had nine rebounds for the Wolverines (8-0) in the Palomar Tournament semifinal victory over the Gauchos (7-1). Robert Lewis contributed to the Wolverines with 14 points while Perris Hicks added 10 points and eight assists. SBVC will play in the tournament championship game at 5 p.m. today.
REDLANDS 73, PACIFIC 58 >> Wyatt Pannabecker and Reed Hopkins scored 13 points apiece for the Bulldogs (2-1) in the non-conference victory against the Boxers. Joey Sponheim added 11 points with five rebounds and four assists against the Boxers. Redlands will play at 2 p.m. today against Linfield College.
AUSTIN 62, REDLANDS 61 >> Jade Cheledlin scored 15 points and had three rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-3) in the UC Santa Cruz Thanksgiving Classic loss to the Kangaroos. Redlands will play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Biola.
CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO 70, DOMINICAN 68 >> Chelsea Austin had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Coyotes (3-1) in the UC San Diego Tritons Invitational victory over the Penguins. Adriana Brodie and Brianna Harden each contributed with 11 points for the Coyotes. CS San Bernardino will play at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against Cal State East Bay in CCAA play.
PUGET SOUND 76, CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS 67 >> Alyson Young scored 19 points and had eight rebounds for the Athenas (4-1) in the David Wells Classic loss to the Loggers. Jai Dungca contributed with 16 points in the loss. CMS will play at 2 p.m. Saturday against Westmont.
Cal State San Bernardino (26-5) volleyball program will make its 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament but it will be the first time in their history that they will play in Alaska.
The Coyotes received the No. 4 seed and will play No. 5 Central Washington on Dec. 3.