Cal State volleyball team moves up 1 in national poll

Alexandra Torline

The Cal State volleyball team moved up one place to No. 8 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II poll released today.

The Coyotes (8-2) are coming off straight set wins over Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus last weekend.

Next up for the Coyotes is a home match against local rival Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday at Coussoulis Arena.

The Coyotes were the lone CCAA team making the cut this week. UC San Diego, which had been ranked all season, was the top vote-getter among teams not making the top 25. Sonoma State and Cal State Los Angeles also received votes.

Tampa (Fla.) is ranked No. 1, having received 47 of 48 first-place votes.


Memorial game to benefit two local college baseball programs

The second annual Jake Pilkerton Memorial Baseball Game is slated for 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at Fiscalini Field.

Pilkerton was a baseball standout at Rim of the World High School, then went on to play two years at San Bernardino Valley College and two at Cal State San Bernardino.

Pilkerton, who played second base and earned multiple honors in his prep and collegiate career, was killed in an automobile accident on Aug. 3, 2013.

There will be a raffle, memorabilia and food and beverages available with the proceeds going toward a trust fund that will be distributed to help the baseball programs at all three schools for which Pilkerton played.

Athletes who played with him at one of the three schools are invited to play in the nine-inning contest.

Donation items are still needed, as are players or volunteers to help run the event.

For more information or to help out call Matthew Winn at (951) 807-9867 or Catherine Figone at (760) 899-947

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 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.