Cal State’s Young named CCAA Player of Week

Andrew Young

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’s Jones earns second All-American honor

All-American Chelsey Jones

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).

Region volleyball starts today at Cal State San Bernardino

2013 CCAA Champions

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

First Round
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)
Second Round
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
7 p.m.

Cal State volleyball lands two volleyballers on All-West Region

Brenna McIntosh serving

The strength of this year’s CCAA champion Cal State San Bernardino is the one-two middle blocker punch of sophomore Brenna McIntosh and junior Tori May and both were recognized as Daktronics All-West Region selections.

 McIntosh was named to the first team and May to the second team.

  McIntosh, who last season was a second-team honoree, proved there would be no such thing as a sophomore jinx as she set two match records this season on consecutive matches – attack percentage (.933 14 kills, no errors, 15 attacks) and block assists (15) on the weekend of Nov. 1-2. The first-team All-CCAA selection ranks first in solo blocks (43), first in total blocks (149), first in blocks/set (1.30), second in block assists (106) and third in hitting percentage (.351) in the CCAA.

  May, a graduate of Redlands East Valley, transferred from Division I Colorado State. She also was a first-team All-CCAA choice and ranks second in hitting percentage at .365, 11th in both block assists (75) and total blocks (90) in the CCAA. She also was a two-time CCAA Player of the Week honoree.

  The No. 14 Coyotes (25-5 overall) play host to this week’s NCAA West Regional tournament. They take on Central Washington at 7:30 p.m. in Thursday’s opening round.



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)


Nishanian earns All-West Region soccer honor

Lee Nishanian

Senior defender Lee Nishanian of Cal State San Bernardino has been named to the Daktronics All-West Region men’s soccer team.

Nishanian, a Los Osos High School graduate, completed his career with three All-CCAA honors and two Capital One Academic All-District honors at his defender position.

He is a repeat West Region second-team honoree.

Nishanian played in 73 games in his career with 71 starts and was a four-year starter for the Coyotes.

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:

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

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.


Cal State volleyball player named best of the week

Tori May

Cal State San Bernardino’s Tori May has been named Molten/California Collegiate Athletic Association Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 18-24.

The Coyotes wrapped up regular-season play with wins over No. 12 UC San Diego, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and Cal State L.A. for their eighth-straight CCAA title.

On Wednesday, May led the Coyotes in their come from behind 3-2 win against West Region leader UC San Diego. The junior middle blocker smashed 15 kills with just two errors in 29 attempts for a week-high .448 attack percentage.

May hit double figures once again in a five-set victory over the Toros. She hit 11-for-27 with just one error for a hitting percentage of .370. She added eight more kills on Saturday’s 3-1 win over Cal State L.A. to close out the season.

On the week, the Redlands native threw down a .372 attack percentage while totaling 10 blocks, nine assisted blocks and one solo.

2013 Molten/CCAA Volleyball Player of the Week
Sept. 5-8: Julia Ashen (Cal State Monterey Bay)
Sept. 9-15: Madelyn Densberger (Sonoma State)
Sept. 16-22: Iona Lofrano (Cal State L.A.)
Sept. 23-29: Brenna McIntosh (Cal State San Bernardino)
Sept. 30-Oct. 6: Julia Ashen (Cal State Monterey Bay)
Oct. 7-13: Tori May (Cal State San Bernardino)
Oct. 14-20: Kymberly Silveyra (Cal State L.A.)
Oct. 21-27: Blair Ehrlich (Cal State Stanislaus)
Oct. 28-Nov. 3: Brenna McIntosh (Cal State San Bernardino)
Nov. 4-10: Sara McCutchan (UC San Diego)
Nov. 11-17: Whitney Lee (Cal State Dominguez Hills)
Nov. 18-24: Tori May (Cal State San Bernardino)

All-CCAA women’s soccer team named

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2013 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team

Pos. Name Institution Yr.
GK Chelsey Jones, Cal State San Bernardino
F Amalia Arvidsson, Cal State L.A.
F Cara Curtin, Sonoma State
MF Karenee Demery Cal State Stanislaus
MF Cassie Callahan, UC San Diego
MF Lauren Curtin, Sonoma State
MF Katelyn Nebesnick, Cal State Stanislaus
MF Heather Williams, Cal State L.A.
D Lauren Fryer, Sonoma State
D Kristin Mihara, Cal Poly Pomona
D Emily Relles, Cal State Stanislaus

Pos. Name Institution
GK Chelsea Lewandowski, Cal State Stanislaus
F Kiana Quarles, Cal State San Bernardino
F Scotie Walker, Chico State
F Jasmine Williams, Cal State San Bernardino
MF Elizet Ceja, San Francisco State
MF Carissa Kutkowski, Cal State San Bernardino
MF Norie Pablo, Cal State L.A.
MF Alison Sauve, Cal Poly Pomona
MF Lauren Thornton, Cal State Stanislaus
D Karli Nestler, Cal State Stanislaus
D Shoshana Wangerin, Cal State Monterey Bay
D Janelle Hanna Cal State L.A.

Most Valuable Offensive Player: Karenee Demery (Cal State Stanislaus)
Most Valuable Defensive Player: Chelsey Jones (Cal State San Bernardino)
Freshman of the Year: Kiana Quarles (Cal State San Bernardino)

Newcomer of the Year: Lauren Curtin (Sonoma State)
Coach of the Year: Gabriel Bolton (Cal State Stanislaus)

Honorable Mention: GK – Kelcie Brodsky (UC San Diego) F: Sabrina Williamson (Cal State Stanislaus), Tina Benson (Cal State Stanislaus); MF – Jami Murray (Cal State Monterey Bay), Danielle Leiva (Chico State), Susan Ibarra (Cal State San Bernardino), Paige Kang (Cal State San Bernardino), Lizzie Mitchell (Humboldt State); D – Stephanie Vanni (San Francisco State), Janeth Arroyo (Cal State L.A.), Jasmine Bell (Cal State San Bernardino), Kristal Luna (Sonoma State).