Upland baseball standout Drew Cowley has committed to Cal Poly Pomona.
The school has a good baseball program and it’s close to home which were both big factors in that decision. He also plans to major in engineering, another factor that led him to make the decision.
“I’m close to my family and they’ll be able to come to my games,” Cowley said. “It just was the right fit. All the pieces of the puzzle came together.”
Cowley, a first-team All-Baseline League selection last spring, also visited Cal and was considering a handful of other schools including UC Santa Barbara.
He was invited to a summer showcase at Cal Poly Pomona and the Broncos heavily pursued him after that.
“I am going to go there and work hard and maybe I can get some playing time as a freshman,” he said.
The local area will be well represented at the CCAA soccer tournament which starts Tuesday as Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino advanced both their men’s and women’s teams.
Six teams advanced with the top two seeds getting first round byes.
On the men’s side Tuesday Cal Poly Pomona (12-4-2) is the third seed and will be at home to face No. 6 Cal State Los Angeles (9-5-3) at 7 while No. 5 San Bernardino (9-5-1) will be at No. 4 Chico State (8-5-3).
On the women’s side Tuesday’s games will feature No. 6 Cal State Los Angeles (6-8-3) at No. 3 San Bernardino (8-6-2) at 3 and No. 5 Cal State Stanislaus (12-6) at No. 4 Cal Poly Pomona (7-6-3) at 4:30 p.m.
The semifinals are Friday with championship games on Sunday at Cal State Stanislaus,
Defending champions are the Cal Poly Pomona men and UC San Diego women.
Sophomore setter Jayann DeHoog of Cal State San Bernardino has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.
She averaged 10.81 assists/set (nearly a half assist above her season average) and tallied a career-high 22 digs in a win over Cal State Los Angeles with 53 assists (one shy of a season high).
That was part of a 3-0 week for the Coyotes, who also chalked up wins over Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly Pomona.
The Bakersfield native was the CCAA Freshman of the Year last season.
The Coyotes (15-4, 9-2), ranked No. 18 nationally, are on the road this weekend with matches at Cal State San Marcos and UC San Diego.