Cal State San Bernardino’s Andrew Young has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 16-22.
The senior center led the Coyotes to a 3-0 week with wins over UC San Diego, No. 5 Western Washington and No. 19 Midwestern State.
The Monterey native scored a season-best 25 points after shooting six-for-10 from the field and 13-for-16 from the free throw line, while pulling down eight rebounds in the 78-69 win at UC San Diego.
To tip-off weekend play Young made 10-of-15 field goal attempts and four-of-five attempts from the line in a huge 99-91 defeat of two-time defending NCAA West Region Champion Vikings.
He wrapped up 2013 play with his third double digit performance, shooting 50 percent from both the field (6-for-12) and the free throw line (4-for-8).
For the week, Young averaged 21.7 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, while totaling three steals, three assists, and two blocks.
Young and the Coyotes host Chico State on Jan. 3.
|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)
Cal State San Bernardino senior goalkeeper Chelsey Jones earned a second All-American honor, this one from the National Soccer Coaches Association of American.
Jones, who earlier this fall was named a Capital One Academic All-American, was named to the NSCAA’s third team.
Jones, who was this season’s CCAA Defensive Player of the Year, set four school records and helped the Coyotes reach the NCAA West Region finals this year for the first time in school history. She set records in shutouts (season-13 and career-21) and victories (season-12 and career-23). She allowed just 17 goals in 23 games with a 0.70 GAA.
She is just the third Coyote in school history to earn both athletic and academic All-American honors in the same season, joining softball’s Anne Cordardo (1990) and volleyball’s Amy Pope (2001).
For the seventh time in the last eight years and the ninth time since 2001, the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes will play host to the NCAA West Regional volleyball tournament.
The event gets underway today. The Coyotes play in the last of four quarterfinals against Central Washington, a team to whom they lost earlier in the season.
CSUSB completed its regular season 25-5 overall and is the champion of the California Collegiate Athletic Association at 21-1; its eighth consecutive title. The Coyotes enter the NCAAs having won 22 of their last 23 matches.
The Coyotes are joined by fellow CCAA members Sonoma State and UC San Diego. The Great Northwest Athletic Conference is represented by Western Washington, Alaska-Anchorage and Central Washington. The final two teams are from the Pacific West Conference – reigning West Region champion BYU-Hawaii and Dixie State.
The entire regional will be played in the Physical Education Building, also known as “The Den,” due to Fall commencement ceremonies taking place in Coussoulis Arena on Dec. 7.
The NCAA West Region champion advances to the Elite Eight, held Dec. 12-14 at U.S. Cellular Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and hosted by Upper Iowa University.
Here is the schedule:
NCAA West Region
The Den – Cal State San Bernardino
Thursday, Dec. 5
12:00 p.m. – No. 3 seed UC San Diego (25-5) vs. No. 6 Dixie State (17-9)
2:30 p.m. – No. 2 seed BYU-Hawaii (24-1) vs. No. 7 seed Alaska-Anchorage (21-9)
5:00 p.m. – No. 4 seed Sonoma State (25-5) vs. No. 5 seed Western Washington (23-3)
7:30 p.m. – No. 1 seed Coyotes (25-5) vs. No. 8 seed Central Washington (15-11)
Friday, Dec. 6
5:00 p.m. – UCSD/Dixie State winner vs. BYU-H/UAA winner
7:30 p.m. – SSU/WWU winner vs. CSUSB/CWU winner
Saturday, Dec. 7