Cal State San Bernardino’s Warren Fishback is best of the week

Warren Fishback

Cal State San Bernardino senior Warren Fishback has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week for Apr. 6-12.

The Rancho Cucamonga High School graduate helped the Coyotes take three of four games against San Francisco State the past weekend.

Fishback hit .692 and recorded a 1.231 slugging percentage after going nine-for-13 with six runs scored, four doubles, one homerun, and seven RBI in four contests.

He was outstanding in Friday’s 9-5 series-opening win, connecting for four hits, three of which were for extra bases. The following afternoon he totaled two more extra-base hits, a double and a home run, to help CSUSB to a 12-5 blowout in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.

Defensively, the infielder was perfect with 46 putouts and three assists.

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Vanessa Valentine to take reigns of Cal Poly Pomona women’s soccer program


Vanessa Valentine

After helping the Cal Poly Pomona women’s soccer program reach new heights during the 2014 season, Vanessa Valentine has been selected to continue as Acting Head Coach entering the 2015 campaign.

With Valentine serving as the top assistant to head coach Mike Dibbini, the 2014 Broncos posted a record of 15-6-1 as CPP advanced to the West Region title game in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. It marked the furthest in the playoffs for any Broncos’ women’s soccer team since 1999.

“I am extremely thankful to Director of Athletics Brian Swanson, Associate Athletic Director Stephanie Duke and Vice President Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton for supporting me and the women’s soccer program,” Valentine said. “As a team, we are aiming to build on the success of 2014 and continue moving in the direction that Coach Dibbini helped develop through the past two years.”

CPP closed the 2014 season with a No. 16 national ranking. It marked the second-highest ranking in program history, trailing only the 1999 squad that closed the year at No. 2.

Dibbini resigned after the season to take the head job at Division I University of Kansas which is starting a program.

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Alta Loma graduate Bryan Conant honored by CCAA

Bryan Conant

Junior Bryan Conant of Cal State Los Angeles has been selected the California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Player of the Week for March 23-29.

The Alta Loma High School graduate had two outstanding starts to lead the Golden Eagles to wins over Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay.

Conant allowed just 11 hits and one earned run over 17 and 2/3 innings pitched for an ERA of 0.51.

To start the week, the right-hander gave up seven hits and one run, while striking out seven in a 5-1 victory over the Otters. Conant then tossed a four-hit, complete-game shutout, while allowing just one walk and striking out two batters in Sunday’s 3-0 win against the Pioneers.


CCAA Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Trevor Scott (UC San Diego)
Feb. 2-8 J.J. Franklin (Cal Poly Pomona)
Feb. 9-15 Winston Lavendier (Cal State Dominguez Hills)
Feb. 16-22 Luke Barker (Chico State)
Feb. 23-Mar. 1 Justin Donatella (UC San Diego)
Mar. 2-8 Chris Powell (Cal Poly Pomona)
Mar. 9-15 Angel Lara (Cal State East Bay)
Mar. 16-22 Ryan Luna (Sonoma State)
Mar. 23-29 Bryan Conant (Cal State L.A.)

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