All-CCAA Women’s Basketball Team Announced

FIRST TEAM

Name School Pos. Ht. Yr.
Katie Batlin, San Francisco St., G, 5-11, Sr.
Jada Blackwell, Cal Poly Pomona, C, 6-1, Jr.
Courtney Hamilton, Chico State, PG, 5-8, Sr.
Monay Lee, CS Dominguez Hills, G, 5-7, So.
Ariel Marsh, Cal Poly Pomona, G, 5-8, R-Jr.
Paige Melville, CS Los Angeles, G, 5-8, Jr.
Jazmine Miller, Chico State, G, 5-7, Sr.
Miranda Seto, UC San Diego, G, 5-5, Jr.
Brianna Terrance, CS East Bay, F, 5-9, Sr.
Kersey Wilcox, Humboldt State, G, 5-6, Jr.

SECOND TEAM

Name School Pos. Ht. Yr.
Tayler Champion, CS Dominguez Hills, F, 5-11, Jr.
McKenzie Dalthorp, Chico State, F, 6-0, Sr.
Erin Dautremont, UC San Diego, F, 5-10, Sr.
Lauren Godde, CS Stanislaus, F, 6-1, Sr.
Destinee La Foutain, CS Los Angeles, C, 6-2, Sr
Stephanie Lopez, CS East Bay, G, 5-7, Jr.
Ashley Lovett, Cal Poly Pomona, F, 6-0, Jr.
Alexcia Mack, CS San Bernardino, G, 5-5, So.
Danielle Peacon, CS East Bay, C, 6-2, Jr.
Megan Shields, Humboldt State, C, 6-1, Jr.

Player of the Year: Jada Blackwell, Cal Poly Pomona
Newcomer of the Year: Kersey Wilcox, Humboldt State
Freshman of the Year: Ana Burch, CS Stanislaus
Coach of the Year: Danelle Bishop, Cal Poly Pomona

Two locals still in NCAA Division II national rankings

Josh Gouch vs. SFSU

Two local teams still boast national basketball rankings.

Cal State San Bernardino is now No. 14, up one place from last week, while Cal Poly Pomona is up four spots to No. 17.

Both teams are on the road this week to wrap up the regular season.

The CCAA tournament will get underway March 6 with first-round action. The Coyotes have guaranteed themselves a opening-round bye and play Friday, March 7.

Metro State remains the nation’s top-ranked team with 15 first-place votes.

1. Metro State, Colo. (15 first place votes) 23-1
2. Tarleton State, Texas (1 first place vote) 23-1
3. East Stroudsburg, Pa.24-1
4. West Liberty, W.Va. 23-2
5. Drury, Mo. 23-2
6. Southern Connecticut St. 23-2
7. California Baptist 23-1
8. South Carolina Aiken 24-3
9. Indianapolis, Ind. 22-3
10. Colorado School of Mines 22-3
11. Indiana, Pa. 22-3
12. Florida Southern 23-3
13. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.22-2
14. Cal State San Bernardino 21-3
15. Minnesota State 25-4
16. Lake Superior State, Mich. 26-3
17. Cal Poly Pomona 20-3
18. Lewis, Ill. 21-4
19. Central Missouri 22-4
20. Seattle Pacific, Wash. 22-5
21. Montevallo, Ala. 21-4
22. Delta State, Miss. 22-4
23. Findlay, Ohio 21-4
24. Wisconsin-Parkside 21-5
25. Southern Indiana 20-5
Dropped out: Walsh (22).

Others receiving votes: Chico State (Calif.) 13, Midwestern State (Texas) 10, Walsh (Ohio) 9, Michigan Tech 7, Missouri Southern 6, Bellarmine (Ky.) 4, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 3, Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 3, Saint Leo (Fla.) 1, Western Washington 2, Gannon (Pa.) 1, Northwest Missouri State 1, Texas A&M International 1, Winona State (Minn.) 1.

Broncos’ Scott saluted

DeRonn Scott

Cal Poly Pomona senior DeRonn Scott has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 13-20.

Scott, an Etiwanda High school graduate, guided Cal Poly Pomona to two road victories at Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills as the Broncos extended its win streak to nine games.

During Friday’s 64-53 win at Cal State L.A., Scott totaled 17 points after making four shots from the floor and nine-of-12 attempts from the free throw line.  The following night, in a 60-52 victory against the Toros, the guard notched a weekend-high 18 points on 53.8 percent shooting (7-for-13) from the floor and perfect shooting (4-for-4) from the free throw line.

Through the two games, Scott averaged 34.5 minutes of play, 17.5 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

CCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 8-10: Gabe Kindred (Cal State East Bay)
Nov. 11-17: Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
Nov. 18-24: Drew Dyer (UC San Diego)
Nov. 25-Dec. 1: Giordano Estrada (Chico State)
Dec. 2-8: James Tillman (Cal State L.A.)
Dec. 9-15: Rashad Parker (Chico State)
Dec. 16-22:  Andrew Young (Cal State San Bernardino)
Dec. 30-Jan. 5:  Lacy Haddock (Cal State San Bernardino)
Jan. 6-12:  Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
Jan. 13-20: DeRonn Scott (Cal Poly Pomona)

 

Blackwell earns top player honor for a second time

Jada BLackwell

Cal Poly Pomona’s Jada Blackwell has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 13-19.

The junior post player earned her second athlete of the week nod after lifting the nationally-ranked Broncos to two road wins, at Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

The Etiwanda High graduate recorded weekend-high totals of 17 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks in Friday’s 86-70 victory against the Golden Eagles.  The following night Blackwell scored 13 points on 54.5 percent (6-for-11) from the floor, while making one-of-two attempts from the free throw line.  In addition she snagged 12 rebounds and had two blocked shots in the Broncos 64-53 win over the Toros.

 

 

 

Broncos break into national rankings

Danelle Bishop

With eight wins in its first 10 games, the Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team has moved into the NCAA Division II Top 25 poll for the first time since February 2012.

The Broncos are featured at No. 24 in the latest USA Today national rankings released today. The only other West Region squad included in the top 25 is No. 18 Northwest Nazarene (10-2 overall) of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).

This week, CPP will play at Kellogg Gym for the first time in nearly a month. The Broncos host San Francisco State Thursday before taking on Sonoma State Saturday. Both games are set for 5:30 p.m. tipoff times.

Three teams are tied atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) standings as the Broncos are even with Cal State Stanislaus and Cal State East Bay at 5-1 in conference play.

Thursday’s opponent, SFSU, is just one win behind CPP in the standings. The Gators are the best three-point shooting team in the league so far, knocking down 35.2 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. Reserve player Leticia Galarza has been efficient at that range, posting a 12-for-17 effort through the first 12 games.

Former Cal Poly Pomona hoopster an All-Star overseas

Larry Gordon

Former Montclair High School and Cal Poly Pomona basketball standout Lary Gordon has been selected to the German BBL all-Star team.

The All-Star game will be held on Jan. 18 in Bonn, Germany. Gordon will be busy at the event as he’ll be a participant in the Slam Dunk and Three-Point Competitions before competing in the actual game.

Gordon has been playing professionally for five years. He is in his second season with Phoenix Hagen, the highest level team in Germany. He leads the league in rebounding (7.6 pg) and ranks sixth in scoring.

Gordon was one of the most decorated student-athletes, having played for the Broncos from 2005 through 2009. During that time, he tallied more than 1,500 points, 900 rebounds, 125 steals and 45 blocks. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and was a four-time All-CCAA performer.

To top things off, Gordon was named a 2009 All-American after leading the Broncos to the NCAA Division II National Championship game. A West Covina native, Gordon trains at CPP’s Kellogg Gym during the summer months.

 

Blackwell named CCAA Player of the Week

Cal Poly Pomoma junior center Jada Blackwell has been selected the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 9-15.

Blackwell, a graduate of Etiwanda High School, led the Broncos to a 70-65 comeback win Saturday over Humboldt State 70-65 after CPP trailed by 18 points at the half.

Blackwell tallied an efficient 24 points, 17 of which were scored in the second half, on 43.8 percent shooting (7-for-16) from the paint and 61.5 percent shooting (8-for-13) from the free throw line, while also making both attempts from the arc.

In 31 minutes of action, the Rancho Cucamonga native also collected nine rebounds and a season-high four steals.

CCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 8-10: Kersey Wilcox (Humboldt State)
Nov. 11-17: Sarah Finlay (Cal State East Bay)
Nov. 18-24: Miranda Seto (UC San Diego)
Nov. 25-Dec. 1: Ariel Marsh (Cal Poly Pomona)
Dec. 2-8: Angela Van Sickel (San Francisco State)
Dec. 9-15: Jada Blackwell (Cal Poly Pomona)

Cal Poly Pomona’s Marsh named tops of the week

Ariel Marsh

Cal Poly Pomona junior Ariel Marsh has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

The Chino Hills native led the Broncos to home victories over Cal State San Bernardino and Merrimack last week.

On Tuesday in the Broncos’ CCAA opener against the Coyotes, Marsh scored 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field. CPP outscored San Bernardino 37-18 in the second half and went on to secure a 69-41 victory.

Saturday’s non-conference matchup with Merrimack proved to be a bit tougher for the Broncos, who outlasted the Warriors in an 88-81 shootout. Marsh was one of four CPP players in double figures as she tallied 19 points to go along with a career-high eight assists. At the free throw line, Marsh went a perfect 8-for-8.

So far this year, Marsh has knocked down 13 of her 15 free throw attempts for a percentage of 86.7 that ranks fifth among CCAA players. As a team, the Broncos are second in the league for free throw percentage.

Monday’s conference announcement marks the second time that Marsh, an Ayala High School graduate, has received the CCAA weekly honor. She earned the same accolade on Dec. 19, 2011, after a 31-point performance against Azusa Pacific.

CCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Nov. 8-10: Kersey Wilcox (Humboldt State)
Nov. 11-17: Sarah Finlay (Cal State East Bay)
Nov. 18-24: Miranda Seto (UC San Diego)
Nov. 25-Dec. 1: Ariel Marsh (Cal Poly Pomona)

 

CS San Bernardino leads All-CCAA Volleyball Selections

Tori May

Cal State San Bernardino won it’s eighth straight CCAA title in volleyball. Not surprisingly the Coyotes are well-represented on the All-Conference team announced today.

Here is the complete rundown:

FIRST TEAM
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Julia Ashen, CS Monterey Bay, OH, Jr., Salinas
Caitlin Brenton, UC San Diego, OPP, Jr. San Jose
Danielle Dahle UC San Diego, OH, So., La Mesa
Madelyn Densberger, Sonoma State, OH, So., St. Helena
Kelsey Hull, Sonoma State, OH, Jr., Valley Springs
Iona Lofrano, CS L.A. OH, So., Meadow View
Tori May, CS San Bernardino, MB, Jr., Redlands
Brenna McIntosh, CS San Bernardino, MB, So., Yorba Linda

Lindsay Quigley, Chico State, MB, Jr., Paradise
Caylie Seitz, Sonoma State, OH So., Santa Rosa
Heidi Sierks, UC San Diego, S, So., Lake Bluff
Torey Thompson Chico State, S, Fr., Newport Beach

SECOND TEAM
Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown
Jessica Doerner, Cal Poly Pomona, OH, Sr., Redondo Beach
Jessica Malcolm, CS Monterey Bay, OH, So., Lodi
Arielle McCullough, CS San Bernardino, L, Jr., Fontana
Sara McCutchan, UC San Diego, MB, Jr., Irvine
Whitney Lee, CS Dominguez Hills, MB, R-Sr., Live Oak
Hayley Ross, Sonoma State, S, Sr., Petaluma
Veronica Sanchez, CS East Bay, L, Jr., Selah, Wash.
Alex Shurtz, Chico State, OH, Sr., Moraga
Kymberly Silveyra, CS L.A., OH, Jr., Temecula
Aly Torline, CS San Bernardino, OH, So., Huntington Beach
Meagan Wright, San Francisco State, MB, So., Bonita
Suzy Ni Xu, CS East Bay, OPP, Sr., Dan Lian Liao, China

Most Valuable Player: Caylie Seitz (Sonoma State)
Freshman of the Year: Torey Thompson (Chico State)
Newcomer of the Year: Bethanee Boggs (Cal State L.A.)
Co-Coach of the Year: Bear Grassl (Sonoma State) & Kim Cherniss (Cal State San Bernardino)

Local soccer players honored

All-American Chelsey Jones

Three local players were among those named to the NCAA Division II All-West Region Women’s soccer team.

That trio consists of senior goalkeeper Chelsey Jones of Cal State San Bernardino and senior defender Kristin Mihara of Cal Poly Pomona who made the first team. Freshman Kianna Quarles of Cal State made the second team.

Jones, the 2013 CCAA Defensive Player of the Year, established four school records this fall with most shutouts in a season (13), career shutouts (21), victories in a season (12) and career victories (23).
Mihara played in each and every match through her Bronco career, totaling 73 games played. Through the middle portion of her time at CPP, she built an streak of playing every minute in 25-straight matches.

This past season, Mihara joined with fellow defenders Hannah Leu and Megan Kisslan in helping CPP allow just 17 goals through the team’s 18 matches.

Quarles led the Coyotes in scoring with seven goals and one assist. Earlier this month she was named the CCAA Freshman of the Year.