Chaffey’s Tyler Warren headed to San Diego State

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Chaffey College basketball standout Tyler Warren is headed to San Diego State.

Panthers coach Jeff Klein says the 6-foot-7 post player out of Silverado High School saw limited time last year and he grey-shirted the previous year so he will have three years of eligibility remaining.

“He’s got a lot of raw talent,” Klein said. “He can really jump, he works hard and is a very coachable kid so he has a lot of upside.”

Klein said the player had a lot of offers from smaller schools where he likely could have played right away but he wanted to go to a bigger school and got a good combined academic-athletic financial aid package.

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CMS names Bill Walkenbach baseball coach

Bill Walkenbach has been named head coach of the baseball program at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. He comes back to Southern California after heading NCAA Division I Cornell.

Walkenbach, who will be the seventh coach in the 58-year history of the program, is a Claremont native.

Walkenbach joins CMS after having served seven years at Cornell. He guided the team to its first ever Ivy League Championship in 2012 and set single season school records with 31 wins overall and going 14-6 in conference play. The team won the Lou Gehrig Division of the Ivy League in 2009 and 2012.

Before his tenure at Cornell, Walkenbach was the head coach of the Division III Franklin & Marshall program in Lancaster, Penn. Under his tutelage, the Diplomats won regular season Centennial Conference championships in 2006 and 2007 and achieved a 69-42 overall record, the highest percentage during any three-year period in program history.

Walkenbach completed his Master of Sports Administration at Georgia State while on staff as an assistant coach at Emory for the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

Walkenbach earned his bachelor’s degree at Cornell and was a four-year All-Ivy shortstop selection. He appears 17 times in the school’s career record book. He was inducted into Cornell’s Hall of Fame in 2010.

 

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Pomona-Pitzer’s Alyssa Woodward named best in nation

 

Senior Alyssa Woodward of Pomona-Pitzer has been named the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches Division III Women’s Water Polo Player of the Year.

Fellow senior Sarah Westcott joined her in earning first-team All-America honors. A total of five Sagehens were honored in all, as sophomore goalie Ahsha Earwood was named to the second team, while freshman Morgan McCracken and senior Mahalia Prater-Fahey earned honorable mention.

Woodward, a graduate of Arlington High School in Riverside, earned All-America honors for the third year, finishing with 318 goals.

Woodward was also named the SCIAC Athlete of the Year after leading the Sagehens in scoring for the fourth year in a row (65 goals) and helping the team to an undefeated regular season (8-0) in conference play. She was an ACWPC first-team All-America selection for the fourth straight season.

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