Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team in familiar position

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The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team is taking aim at yet another CCAA title. For those keeping track, it has won seven in a row and nine of the last 11. That’s a pretty formidable streak in any sport, let alone in a conference as tough as the CCAA.

The Coyotes return the balance of a roster of a team that advanced to the NCAA Division II West Regional a year ago. That’s the good news.

The bad news is one of the few the Coyotes lost was their setter – two-time All-American Camille Smith.  Her absence is huge. Not only was she a top-notch setter, she was perhaps the team’s top defensive player as well as a key blocker, something not usually the norm for a setter.

Coach Kim Cherniss has two athletes she is using there right now, senior Stephanie Sinohui and freshman Hannah Liserra. Sinohui played behind Smith so she didn’t see a lot of action. Both show potential but Liserra is the future.

Cherniss is one of the best in the business. By the ed of the season the Coyotes will likely be where they need to be to challenge for another spot in the Elite Eight.

The Coyotes are 11-4, but an impressive 7-0 in conference play. What’s worth noting is that of those seven wins, six have come on the road and they have already secured wins at Sonoma State and San Francisco State, among others. That means the schedule will be loaded with home games the second half of conference play.

So it doesn’t look like the balance of power is shifting any time soon.

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Cal State women get nationally televised game

Nicole Chapple

The Cal State San Bernardino women’s basketball team will be getting national airtime.

The Coyotes, led by first-year coach Renee Jimenez, will be CBS Sports Network at 11 a.m. on Feb. 15 when they take on Cal State Monterey Bay at the Kelp Bed.

The game also marks the return of Jimenez to CSUMB, where she directed the program to prominence in her five years.  During her tenure, the Otters reached the last three NCAA Tournaments (2011-13), won a CCAA regular-season title (2011) and captured a CCAA Tournament title (2012).

“That our game at CSUMB is one of three Division II women’s basketball games that will be telecast on CBS Sports Network this season is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not only for both teams, but for the universities and the CCAA,” said Jimenez, who went 97-46 at CSUMB. “I’m always going to have a soft spot in my heart for my wonderful five years there – great teams with a supportive staff, and of course, our student-athletes who worked very hard and accomplished great feats.

“It’s going to make for a great day of college basketball and a welcome homecoming. Our team is looking forward to the game and all that goes along with the event.”

The game is touted as the inaugural Division II Social Media Game. Numerous social media promotions will be built around the game, including special social media team apparel, giveaways and behind-the-scenes access.

“It will be a memorable day for Renee and our team,” Director of Athletics Dr. Kevin Hatcher said. “We are honored to be chosen as one of six teams to play on CBS Sports Network this season. I know coach will have her team well prepared for a game that promises to be memorable in many ways.”

The Coyotes open the season Nov. 7 in an exhibition game at Loyola Marymount. The Jimenez-led Coyotes make their home debut against UC San Diego on Nov. 17.

This week’s local colleges schedule

 

Here is this week’s local colleges event schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 1

 VOLLEYBALL

 Cal Lutheran at Redlands, 7:30 p.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 7:30 p.m.

 MEN’S SOCCER

 Oxnard at Chaffey, 4 p.m.

 WOMEN’S SOCCER

 Taft at Chaffey, 2 p.m.; San Bernadino Valley at Golden West, 4 p.m.

 Wednesday, Oct. 2

 MEN’S SOCCER

 Occidental at La Verne, 7 p.m.; Redlands at Caltech, 4 p.m.; Chapman at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 p.m.

 WOMEN’S SOCCER

 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Redlands, 7 p.m.; La Verne at Cal Lutheran, 7 p.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at Whittier, 7 p.m.

 Thursday, Oct. 3

 VOLLEYBALL

CS San Bernardino at Humboldt State, 7 p.m.; UC San Diego at Cal Poly Pomona, 7 p.m.

 Friday, Oct. 4

 VOLLEYBALL

 Redlands at Pomona-Pitzer, 7:30 p.m.; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Occidental, 7:30 p.m.; Colorado College Tournament – La Verne vs. Hamline, 1 p.m., San Bernardino Valley at Santa Monica, 5 p.m.

 MEN’S SOCCER

 Cal Poly Pomona at CS East Bay, 4:30 p.m.; CS San Bernardino at Chico State, 7 p.m.; Chaffey at Desert, 4 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Victor Valley, 4 p.m.

 WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cal Poly Pomona at CS East Bay, 7 p.m.; CS San Bernardino at Chico State, 4:30 p.m.; Chaffey at Desert, 2 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Victor Valley, 2 p.m.

 MEN’S WATER POLO

 Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament (at Pomona-Pitzer)

 CROSS COUNTRY

 Foothill Conference Preview (at Guasti Park)

 Saturday, Oct. 5

 FOOTBALL

 Cal Lutheran at Pomona-Pitzer, 1 p.m.; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at La Verne, 1 p.m.; Redlands at Occidental, 7 p.m.; Chaffey at Compton, 1 p.m.;  Victor Valley at San Bernardino Valley, 6 p.m.; Mt. SAC at Desert, 6 p.m.; Long Beach at Riverside, 1 p.m.

 VOLLEYBALL

 CS San Bernardino at Cal Poly Pomona, 7 p.m.; Occidental at Redlands, 6 p.m.; Colorado College Tournament – La Verne vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 10 a.m., La Verne vs. TBA, 4 p.m.

 MEN’S SOCCER

 La Verne at Whittier, 7 p.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at Cal Lutheran, 7 p.m.; Caltech at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 1 p.m.

 WOMEN’S SOCCER

 Pomona-Pitzer at Redlands, Time TBA; Whittier at La Verne, 7 p.m.; Occifdental at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2 p.m.

 CROSS COUNTRY

  CS Stanislaus Invitational (includes CS San Bernardino women); Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (also includes Redlands); CMS at Pre-Nationals at Hanover, Ind.

 MEN’S WATER POLO

 Gary Troyer Memorial Tournament (at Pomona-Pitzer)

 Sunday, Oct. 6

 MEN’S SOCCER

 CS San Bernardino at CS Monterey Bay, 11:30 a.m. ; Cal Poly Pomona at CS Stanislaus, 11:30 a.m.

 WOMEN’S SOCCER

 Cal Poly Pomona at CS Stanislaus, 2 p.m.; CS San Bernardino at CS Monterey Bay, 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Coyotes’ Jones earns weekly honor

Chelsey Jones

Cal State San Bernardino’s Chelsey Jones has been selected the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 23-29.

The senior goalkeeper recorded two shutout victories to help the Coyotes to the top spot in the CCAA South Division standings.  

On the weekend, Jones totaled 11 saves in 184:14 minutes of play.  She recorded four saves during Friday’s 1-0 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills, followed by a 1-0 overtime win against Cal State L.A., which entailed seven saves in just over 94 minutes of action.

The Hesperia native is now the current CCAA leader with six overall shutouts on the year.

Coyotes’ McIntosh nets honor

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Sophomore middle blocker Brenna McIntosh of No. 16 Cal State San Bernardino is this week’s CCAA Volleyball Player of the Week.

She led the Coyotes to a 3-0 week, highlighted by a 301 win over then No. 10 UC San Diego.

McIntosh tallied 36 kills and 17 total blocks. In Wednesday’s home opener against UC San Diego, McIntosh threw down seven total blocks, four of which were solo blocks.  She followed that performance with two double-digit kill efforts in the Coyotes’ four-set victories at Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus.  

 Friday, against the Wildcats, she connected for 16 kills with just three errors in 31 attempts for a weekend-best hitting percentage of .419.  She also added two blocks and five digs on the night.

On Saturday the Yorba Linda native was outstanding, both offensively and defensively, as she smashed 12 kills for a .333 hitting percentage and totaled a weekend high of eight blocks, two solo blocks and six assisted blocks to defeat the Warriors 3-1.

 

 

 

 

 

Cal State volleyball team moves up 4 spots

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team moved up four places to No. 16 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II poll released today.

The Coyotes (9-4, 5-0) sit alone in first in the CCAA after a big week that included noteworthy wins over No. 12 UC San Diego (11-2) and Chico State as well as Cal State Stanislaus.

The CCAA is also represented by No. 13 Sonoma State (10-2), another team the Coyotes have already beaten.

Defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul (13-1) moved into the top spot after a win over its rival Minnesota-Duluth (13-1), which had been No. 1.

The Coyotes are on the road at Humboldt State Thursday and Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday.

This week’s college sports schedule

 

Today, Sept. 23

MEN’S SOCCER

La Verne at Cal Lutheran, 7 p.m.; Whittier at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

VOLLEYBALL

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at La Verne, 7:30 p.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at Cal Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

Chaffey at San Diego City, 4 p.m.; Fullerton at San Bernardino Valley, 4 p.m.; West Hills Lemoore at Victor Valley, 4 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cuyamaca at Chaffey, 3 p.m.; San Diego Mesa at San Bernardino Valley, 2 p.m.; Antelope Valley at Victor Valley, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

VOLLEYBALL

UC San Diego at CS San Bernardino, 7 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley Quad meet (also includes Victor Valley)

MEN’S SOCCER

Pomona-Pitzer at Redlands, 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Redlands at La Verne, 7 p.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 7 p.m.

MEN’S WATER POLO

El Camino at Chaffey, 4:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27

VOLLEYBALL

CS San Bernardino at Chico State, 7 p.m.; Cal Poly Pomona at CS East Bay, 7 p.m.; La Verne at Redlands, 7:30 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

Sonoma State at Cal Poly Pomona, 4:30 p.m.; CS San Bernardino at CS Dominguez Hills, 7:30 p.m.; Mira Costa at Chaffey, 4 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Pasadena, 5 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Sonoma State at Cal Poly Pomona, 7 p.m.; CS San Bernardino at CS Dominguez Hills, 4:30 p.m.; Mira Costa at Chaffey, 2 p.m.

MEN’S WATER POLO

Pomona-Pitzer at Air Force Mini-Tournament; South of the Border (at San Diego Mesa), includes Chaffey

CROSS COUNTRY

Golden West Invitational (Includes SBVC men)

Saturday, Sept. 28

FOOTBALL

Menlo at La Verne, 1 p.m.; * Victor Valley at Chaffey, 6 p.m.; Southwestern at San Bernardino Valley, 6 p.m.; Citrus at Mt. SAC, 6 p.m.; Riverside at LA Harbor, 6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

CS San Bernardino at CS Stanislaus, 7 p.m.; Cal Poly Pomona at CS Monterey Bay, 7 p.m.; Chapman at La Verne, 6 p.m.; Caltech at Pomona-Pitzer, 1 p.m.; Claremont-Mudd-0Scripps at Cal Lutheran, 6 p.m.; Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer, 6 p.m.; Chaffey at Victor Valley Quad meet, 10 a.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at La Verne, 7 p.m.; Redlands at Chapman, 1 p.m.; Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer, 11 a.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

La Verne at Occidental, 7 p.m.; Redlands at Whittier, 7 p.m.; Chapman at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 p.m.; Cal Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 11 a.m.

MEN’S WATER POLO

Pomona-Pitzer at Air Force Mini-Tournament; Princeton at La Verne, 3 p.m.; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Riverside CC; South of the Border (at San Diego Mesa), includes Chaffey

MEN’S WATER POLO

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Stanford Invitational, 10 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29

MEN’S SOCCER

Humboldt State at Cal Poly Pomona, 11:30 a.m.; CS San Bernardino at CS Los Angeles, 11:30 a.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Humboldt State at Cal Poly Pomona, 2 p.m.; CS San Bernardino at CS Los Angeles, 2 p.m.

MEN’S WATER POLO

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps vs. Princeton,10 a.m.; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Whittier, 4 p.m.

Coyotes move up two spots in AVCA national poll

Danielle Newcombe

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team moved up two places in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll top No. 20.

The Coyotes (6-4) picked up a pair of impressive wins in starting CCAA play, defeating No. 16 Sonoma State 3-0 and San Francisco State 3-2.

Pollsters thought more of Sonoma’s win over UC San Diego than its loss to Cal State because the Seawolves (8-2) moved up from 18th to 16th.

San Diego (9-1) dropped from eighth to 10th.

The Coyotes host San Diego at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Coussoulis Arena.

Minnesota-Duluth (11-0) is ranked first and received 44 of 48 first-place votes.
Concordia-St. Paul, the reigning champion and winner of six straight titles, is second. Those teams go head-to-head this week.

This week’s local colleges sports schedule

Dylan Faggioni

Here’s what’s going on with local college teams this week.

 Tuesday, Sept. 17

VOLLEYBALL

Pomona-Pitzer at La Verne, 7:30 p.m.; Whittier vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 7:30 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

Chaffey at Pasadena, 3 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Southwestern, 4 p.m.; East Los Angeles at Victor Valley, 4 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Chaffey at Mt. SAC, 5 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Citrus, 6 p.m.; Long Beach at Victor Valley, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

VOLLEYBALL

Chaffey at Southwestern, 5 p.m.

MEN’S SOCCER

Redlands at Cal Lutheran, 7 p.m.; Caltech at La Verne, 7 p.m.; Pomona-Pitzer at Whittier, 7 p.m. Chapman at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

La Verne at Pomona-Pitzer, 4 p.m.; Cal Lutheran at Redlands, 7 p.m.; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Chapman, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 19

VOLLEYBALL

CS Dominguez Hills at Cal Poly Pomona, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20

VOLLEYBALL

CS San Bernardino at Sonoma State, 7 p.m.; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Chapman, 7:30 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley, Victor Valley at San Diego Mesa Invite

MEN’S SOCCER

Cal Poly Pomoma at CS San Bernardino, 12:30 p.m.; Chaffey at Palomar, 4 p.m.; San Beranrdino Valley at Compton, 4 p.m.; San Diego Mesa at Victor Valley, 4 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Cal Poly Pomona at CS San Bernardino, 3 p.m. ; Southwestern at Chaffey, 3 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Santa Monica, 3 p.m.; Grossmont at Victor Valley, 3 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21

FOOTBALL

La Verne at Whitworth (Wash.), 1 p.m.; Rhodes at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 7 p.m.; Redlands at Pacific Lutheran, 12:30 p.m.; Antelope Valley at Chaffey, 6 p.m.; LA Southwest at Victor Valley, 1 p.m.; San Bernardino Valley at Santa Monica, 1 p.m.; Grossmont at Citrus, 1 p.m.; Cerritos at Mt. SAC, 1 p.m.; Saddleback at Riverside, 6 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

CS San Bernardino at San Francisco State, 7 p.m.; CS Los Angeles at Cal Poly Pomona, 7 p.m.; La Verne at Caltech, 1 p.m.; La Verne at Occidental, 6 p.m.; Redlands at Chapman, 6 p.m.; Caltech at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6 p.m.l; Chaffey at San Diego City Tournament; San Bernardino Valley, Victor Valley at San Diego Mesa Invite.

MEN’S SOCCER

Chapman at La Verne, 7 p.m.; Redlands at Whittier, 7 p.m.; Occidental at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 1 p.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at La Verne, 7 p.m.; Chapman at Redlands, 7 p.m.; Occidental at Pomona-Pitzer, 11 a.m.

MEN’S WATER POLO

Cal Baptist Mini-Tournament (includes Pomona-Pitzer, La Verne, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps); Mt SAC Invitational (includes Chaffey)

CROSS COUNTRY

Coast Classic (Includes SBVC men)

Sunday, Sept. 22

MEN’S SOCCER

UC San Diego at CS San Bernardino, 11:30 a.m.; Cal Poly Pomona at Chico State, 11:30 a.m.; Texas-Dallas at Pomona-Pitzer, 11 a.m.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

UC San Diego at CS San Bernardino, 2 p.m.

MEN’S WATER POLO

Cal Baptist Mini-Tournament (includes Pomona-Pitzer, La Verne)

 

Former Cal State baseball standout honored by Royals

Former Cajon High School and Cal State San Bernardino baseball standout Aaron Brooks (2009-11) has bee honored as Kansas City Royals’ Double-A Pitcher of the Year.

Brooks split time this season between High-A Wilmington of the Carolina League and Double-A Northwest Arkansas of the Texas League.

Brooks, 23, will be invited to Futures Night at Kauffmann Stadium in Kansas City on Sept. 20, a night the Royals will play the Texas Rangers.

The Royals also will announce the organizational-wide Pitcher and Player of the Year awards after the World Series.

Brooks was promoted to the Naturals on June 4 and won three of his first four starts.

In 16 games in the Texas League Brooks went 7-7 record with a 4.17 ERA in 103 ⅔ innings. Brooks, a 9th-round draft selection by the Royals in 2011, also posted nine quality starts and tossed a complete-game shutout on July 24 for which he earned the league’s Pitcher of the week honor.

This marks the second straight year that a Coyote has been recognized by the Royals with an affiliate player of the year honor. Last season outfielder Ethan Chapman was the Royals’ Pioneer League (Idaho Falls) recipient.