Cal Poly Pomona’s Michael Koval earns All-American honors

Michael Koval

Junior righthander Michael Koval of Cal Poly Pomona has been named All-American, marking the third straight year that a CPP player has earned the accolade. It also makes six honorees in the six years of head coach Randy Betten‘s tenure.

Koval is the 29th All-American in the history of the Broncos’ baseball program.

He leads the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in earned run average (1.91) and ranks second in wins with nine. He has allowed just five extra base hits, all of which were doubles. Through 2016, Koval owns a 9-3 record in 89.1 innings pitched. He has struck out 65 hitters.

In early May, Koval was selected as the CCAA Pitcher of the Year. Last week in the opening game of the West Regional, Koval tossed 7.1 shutout innings as the Broncos went on to defeat Chico State 11-1 in that game.

Koval’s honor comes from the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (CCA) and the entire All-America team is featured hereGet Acrobat Reader. The CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education.

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Chaffey baseball standout Kevin Riley signs with CS Northridge

Chaffey College third baseman Kevin Riley (#15), a Los Osos High School alumnus was recently named Foothill Conference MVP and has committed to play baseball at Cal State Northridge, Thursday, May 19, 2016. (Photo by John Valenzuela/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

Sophomore third baseman Kevin Riley of Los Osos has signed with Cal State Northridge.

Riley, a graduate of Los Osos High School, was the Foothill Conference Most Valuable Player, leading the Panthers to the conference championship and the Southern Sectional final.

Riley hit .392 with 20 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs, 56 RBI and 48 runs scored in 43 games. He boasted an on-base percentage of .467 and a slugging percentage of .676.

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Redlands golfer takes home national title, then weekly honor

Sophomore Caroline Ordian of the University of Redlands women’s golf team has been named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for her performance at the NCAA Division III Championships.  This is her fourth such honor during the 2015-16 academic year.

With consistency and patience throughout the weather-shortened tournament, Ordian captured the NCAA Individual Championship after posting a three-round total of 218 (73-70-75), which was one stroke ahead of the runner-up.  She increased  her lead to four strokes through the front nine of the fourth round when thunderstorms and hail forced the competition to be called, thus nullifying the final day’s scores.

Ordian ranked among the top five in the field for all statistical categories, including par threes (even), par fours (+5), par fives (-3), birdies (9), and pars (35).

Earlier in the week, she was honored as the 2016 Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) NCAA Division III Player of the Year and became a two-time All-American.

 

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