Cal Poly Pomona goalkeeper honored

Fernando Pablo Quevedo

Cal Poly Pomona junior goalkeeper Fernando Pablo Queveda has been named CCAA Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for games Sept. 15-21.

He turned in two shutouts, helping the Broncos to a 1-0 win over Azusa Pacific and a 2-0 win over Cal Baptist. They were hits fourth and fifth shutouts of the young season.

Queveda has been spectacular all season, with a record of 4-0-1 in his five starts. He hasn’t allowed a goal in 472 minutes, registering 23 saves.

Cal Poly Pomona also climbed into the NSCAA NCAA Division II national rankings this week at No. 22.

The Broncos (4-0-1) play Point Loma in a nonconference game today.

They open CCAA play at Kellogg Field on Friday with a 7 p.m. game against local rival Cal State San Bernardino (4-0).

CMS linebacker eans D3 honor

Max Winsberg (Photo by Milan Reed)

Senior linebacker Max Winsberg of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps has been selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week for games between Sept. 11-13.

Winsberg had a career-high two interceptions to go along with eight tackles in CMS’ 36-14 win over Lewis & Clark on Sept. 13.

Both of Winsberg’s interceptions led to CMS touchdowns. In the first quarter, Winsberg came up with his first interception and returned it 28 yards to the Lewis & Clark 26-yard line. Two plays later CMS scored. Then in the fourth quarter, Winsberg picked off a pass and returned the ball 14 yards to the Lewis & Clark 40-yard line. CMS then scored three plays later to take a commanding 28-14 lead.

Through two games, Winsberg leads the team with 24 tackles (18 solo and six assisted).

 

Corey Christ of Cal State San Bernardino earns weekly honor

Corey Christ

Junior forward Corey Christ of Cal State San Bernardino has been named CCAA Player of the Week for men’s soccer.

The Glendale, Ariz., tallied three goals in a 5-1 win over Dixie State.

Christ became the first Coyote in four seasons to score three goals in a game since All-American Obi Agwu last accomplished the feat on Oct. 3, 2010 against Cal State East Bay, a 3-1 victory.

Christ leads the Coyotes in scoring with five goals and the Coyotes are 4-0 on the season, their best start in five seasons. They resume play Friday, Sept. 26 in the CCAA opener at Cal Poly Pomona.

Christ is the first Coyote to earn the conference honor since All-American GK Tanner Olinger was named on Sept. 10, 2012.

Dan Calichman resigns CMS job

Dan Calichman (Photo by Milan Reed)

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s soccer coach Dan Calichman has stepped down to take a job with the Toronto entry of the MLS.

Calichman had directed the program since 2002, running up an impressive record of 139-82-19 in that tenure including a 112-47-13 in SCIAC play. Both marks are second in school history in that sport.

His team won the regular season SCIAC title in 2013, ending a streak of domination by the University of Redlands. It won the SCIAC postseason tournament four other times to earn an automatic playoff berth.

Calichman was offered an assistant position by Greg Vanney who was named head coach was the previous coach was fired. The two played together with the Los Angeles Galaxy for three years.

Calichman joined the CMS program after a 12-year professional playing career. He was captain and central defender for the Galaxy from 1996 to 1998 and was voted best Major League Soccer defender by USA Today in 1996. He also played for two other MLS teams—the San Jose Earthquakes and the New England Revolution.

He played for the United States National Team in 1997-1998 and was the first and only American player to play in the J-League, Japan’s professional soccer league.

Sam Ullman, who played at CMS from 2008 to 2011 will take over on an interim basis. He was an assistant last year under Calichman.

The Stags defeated Cal Lutheran 2-1 in double overtime Saturday in Calichman’s final game.

It’s going to be a busy offseason for CMS athletic director Mike Sutton. The school also has interim coaches in baseball and track.

Cal State volleyball team stays No. 8 in national poll

CSUSB 2014 group

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team remained No. 8 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II national poll.

The Coyotes opened the 2014 season this past weekend, going 3-1 at the Hampton Inn Wildcat Invitational hosted by Central Washington University.

They defeated three West Region team with victories against Hawaii Pacific, Saint Martin’s and No. 9 Western Washington. The Coyotes lost 3-1 to host and this week’s No. 13 Central Washington.

The Coyotes are at Cal State East Bay (3-2) on Friday night and Cal State Monterey Bay (0-4) on Saturday.

Six West Region schools are in this week’s poll, led by No. 4 BYU-Hawaii, No. 8 Coyotes, No. 9 Western Washington, No. 13 Central Washington, No. 14 UC San Diego, and No. 22 Sonoma State.

The top five are unchanged from the preseason poll – Concordia-St. Paul, Tampa, Minnesota-Duluth, BYUH and Central Missouri.

Cal State’s Brenna McIntosh wins weekly CCAA honor

All-American Brenna McIntosh is really good

Cal State San Bernardino junior middle blocker Brenna McIntosh is the first CCAA Volleyball Player of the week for the new season.

McIntosh led the No. 8 Coyotes to a 3-1 record at a season-opening tournament at Central Washington.

The Yorba Linda native led the entire tournament with a .415 attack percentage (44 kills/5 errors/94 attacks) and 1.31 blocks per set.
Among her tourney highlights were a .550 attack percentage in the 3-0 victory over Saint Martin’s and three solo blocks in the victories over Hawaii Pacific and No. 12 Western Washington, respectively.

The Coyotes open CCAA play on Friday at Cal State East Bay.

Cal State San Bernardino lands local soccer player

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Midfielder Steffany De La Torre (Desert Hot Springs HS) of San Bernardino Valley College has signed a letter of intent to play for Cal State San Bernardino next season.

De La Torre was named to the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Junior College Scholar All-America team, one of 11 community college athletes across the nation honored with the award.

De La Torre was named second team All-Foothill Conference this past fall. She tied for first in the conference with 11 assists, four coming on game winning goals. De La Torre was also named to the 2012 honorable mention All-Foothill Conference.

 

Cal State volleyball team earns preseason No. 8 ranking

CSUSB_Arielle McCullough

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball program has established itself as an elite program under the leadership of Kim Cheniss. So it is no surprise that the Coyotes start the new season ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division II by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

The Coyotes, 27-6 last year, open the new season against Hawaii Pacific on Sept. 5 at Central Washington’s Hampton Inn Wildcat Invitational in Ellensburg, Wash.

The No. 8 spot is CSUSB’s best since opening the 2012 season in the No. 3 position.

Cherniss begins her 24th season at the helm and welcomes back two All-Americans (senior middle blocker Tori May and junior middle blocker Brenna McIntosh) and four All-CCAA members (May, McIntosh, senior libero Arielle McCullough and junior outside hitter Alexandra Torline) from a 2013 team that won its eighth straight conference title and reached the West Regional for an unprecedented 14th straight year.

Three CCAA schools appear in the top 25 with No. 11 UC San Diego and No. 16 Sonoma State joining the Coyotes. The West Region also is represented by two-time defending regional champion BYU-Hawaii at No. 4 and No. 12 Western Washington.

Seven-time defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul is at the top spot.

 
Rank    School (First-place votes)     Total Points 2013 Record 2013 Final Ranking
1 Concordia-St. Paul (39) 1186 35-3 1
2 Tampa (8) 1151 31-2 2
3 Minnesota-Duluth 1086 33-3 4
4 BYU-Hawaii 981 29-2 3
5 Central Missouri 928 33-2 6
6 West Texas A&M 897 34-4 5
7 Southwest Minnesota State 861 24-8 7
8 COYOTES 861 27-6 9
9 Nebraska-Kearney 842 27-7 8
10 Washburn 718 31-6 10
11 UC San Diego 650 26-6 11
12 Western Washington 604 23-4 15
13 Ferris State 581 25-9 13
14 Grand Valley State 557 31-4 14
15 Wingate 515 32-3 12
16 Sonoma State 491 26-6 16
17 Wheeling Jesuit 401 39-6 17
18 Colorado School of Mines 389 25-7 19
19 Angelo State 330 25-10 18
20 Wayne State (Neb.) 296 22-10 21
21 Northern State 231 22-8 23
22 Armstrong State 198 32-2 20
23 West Florida 164 26-10 22
24 Indianapolis 122 25-10 NR
25 Palm Beach Atlantic 100 29-4 24

CMS coach departs for position at San Francisco State

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is looking for an interim track coach as Kendra Reimer has accepted the women’s track & field head coaching position at NCAA Division II San Francisco State.

The search for an interim head coach will begin immediately. An interim head coach will guide the CMS track & field program during the 2014-15 season. A long-term replacement for Coach Reimer is expected to be hired in the spring of 2015.

During four seasons in Claremont, Reimer led the Stags and Athenas to four SCIAC team championships (2 men’s and 2 women’s) and recorded a combined 50-8 dual meet record. She coached 36 individual SCIAC champions and nine All-Americans. In 2011 and 2013 she was named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) West Region Coach of the Year.

“This is bittersweet for me as it has been an honor to be a part of such a historic program like CMS Track & Field,” said Reimer. “I would like to thank you for your support and help throughout my tenure. I am grateful for my time here at CMS and am proud of our record and what our teams and student-athletes accomplished during the last four years. This is a winning program through and through and I’m privileged to have served a small part in its success.”