Redlands coach reaches milestone

For veteran coaches, the wins probably all run together. But University of Redlands men’s soccer coach Ralph Perez hit a milestone when the Bulldogs upended Chapman 3-1 earlier this week.

It marked the 300th win for Perez, who is rounding out his 39th year of coaching and eighth year directing the Bulldogs. He has headed a college squad for 26 of those seasons. He is 111-30-13 at Redlands.

In his eight years at Redlands Perez has led the Bulldogs to five SCIAC regular-season championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2007, the Bulldogs advanced all the way to the Elite 8, while in 2011, he guided the U of R to a perfect 14-0-0 record in conference play en route to a trip to the Sweet 16 in the NCAAs Championships.

This year’s Bulldogs are 11-4-0, 11-4-0 SCIAC. They return to the pitch on Saturday for its final regular-season contest against Pomona-Pitzer (8-10-1, 7-7-1 SCIAC). Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Pomona-Pitzer volleyball player lands national recognition

Junior outside hitter Allie Frappier of Pomona-Pitzer has been named the Division III National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

Frappier broke school record for kills in a match with 40 in a four-set win over CMS on Saturday, after tallying 25 in a 3-1 win at Occidental on Friday. The 40 kills eclipsed the previous school record of 35, which was set by Joanne Nielson in 1990.

In addition, the 40 kills tied for the sixth-highest total in NCAA Division III history for a four-set match, as well as tying the record during the 25-point era (set length was dropped from 30 to 25 in 2008). She also pushed her average this season to 6.19 kills per set, leading all of college volleyball (all divisions) and leads Division III by a huge margin (nobody else averages 5.0 or more).

Frappier is in her first season with the Sagehens after transferring from Yale, where she was an All-Ivy League selection as a freshman in 2011 before missing last season with an injury. She has 427 kills this season, which already ranks as the second-highest single-season total in school history.

She has helped the Sagehens to a 17-7 record, 9-4 in the SCIAC.

CMS kicker honored and more on his 62-yard field goal

Freshman kicker Matthew Aven has been named SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week and also has been selected to the Team of the Week for his efforts in the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps football team’s game at Cal Lutheran on Saturday.

The Texas native made a NCAA Division III-record tying 62-yard field goal in the game in addition to a 50-yarder, both in the first half. Aven is now 5-of-8 on field goals this season and has made kicks from 50, 53 and 62 yards.

The 62-yard field goal is a CMS and SCIAC record and it tied the Division III mark set by Dom Antonini of Rowan in a game vs. Salisbury on Sept. 18, 1976. Some notes from the NCAA record books about the longest field goals made in NCAA history.

  • 67 yards is the all-NCAA record for longest field goal made. That feat has been accomplished four times at the NCAA level, most recently in 1988.
  • 65 yards is the all-NCAA record for longest field goal made without a kicking tee. That was accomplished by Martin Gramatica of Kansas State in 1998.
  • NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III do not track records for the longest field goal made by a freshman, but the NCAA Division I (FBS) record is 61 yards by Kyle Bryant of Texas A & M in 1994 while the NCAA Division I (FCS) record is 60 yards.
  • Ove Johansson, Abilene Christian (not an NCAA-member college at the time), kicked a 69-yard field goal against East Texas St. (now Tex. A&M-Commerce), Oct. 16, 1976, the longest collegiate field goal.

LONGEST FIELD GOALS (From NCAA Individual and Team Collegiate Records)

Yds.     Div.     Player,              Team (Opponent)                               Year
67         II       Tom Odle,            Fort Hays St. (Washburn)                   1988
67        FBS    Joe Williams,        Wichita St. (Southern Ill.)                  1978
67        FBS    Russell Erxleben,  Texas (Rice)                                     1977
67        FBS    Steve Little,         Arkansas (Texas)                                1977
65        FBS    Martin Gramatica, Kansas St. (Northern Ill.)                   1998
65        FBS    Tony Franklin,         Texas A&M (Baylor)                         1976
64        II       Garrett Lindholm,     Tarleton St. (Tex. A&M-Kingsville)    2009
64        FBS     Jose Martinez,         UTEP (UCF)                                   2008
64        FBS     Russell Erxleben,     Texas (Oklahoma)                         1977
64        FBS     Tony Franklin,         Texas A&M (Baylor)                        1976
63        FCS     Bill Gramatica,     South Fla. (Austin Peay)                    2000
63        FCS     Tim Foley, Ga.         Southern (James Madison)            1987
63        FCS     Scott Roper,         Arkansas St. (North Texas)               1987
63        FBS     Morten Andersen,    Michigan St. (Ohio St.)                   1981
63        FBS     Clark Kemble,         Colorado St. (Arizona)                    1975
63        II        Joe Duren,         Arkansas St. (McNeese St.)                  1974
62        III      Matt Aven        Clar-Mudd-Scripps (Cal Lutheran)        2013
62        II        Eddy Carmona,         Harding (East Central)                     2011
62        FCS     Billy Cundiff,         Drake (San Diego)                             2000
62        FBS     Terance Kitchens,     Texas A&M (Southern Miss.)        1999
62        II        Doc Proctor,         Ferris St. (Michigan Tech)                   1999
62        FBS     Jason Hanson,         Washington St. (UNLV)                1991
62        FBS     John Diettrich,     Ball St. (Ohio)                                   1986
62        FCS     Paul Hickert,         Murray St. (Eastern Ky.)                   1986
62#     FBS     Chip Lohmiller,     Minnesota (Iowa)                                1986
62        FBS     Tom Whelihan,         Missouri (Colorado)                       1986
62        FBS     Dan Christopulos,    Wyoming (Colorado St.)                1977
62        FBS     Iseed Khoury,         North Texas (Richmond)                  1977
62         III     Dom Antonini,        Rowan (Salisbury)                               1976
62        FBS     Dave Lawson,         Air Force (Iowa St.)                          1975
62        II     Mike Flater,         Colorado Mines (Western St.)                   1973

#Longest field goal made indoors.

Redlands running back saluted

Curtis Tanquary led the Bulldogs to the vital 10-7 win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday night en route to garnering SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors.

Sophomore running back Curtis Tanquary  of the University of Redlands football team was named the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week for Oct. 7-13.

Tanquary led the Bulldogs to a 10-7 victory over Cal Lutheran in the annual Smudge Pot game on Saturday night, carrying the ball 29 times for a career-high 161 yards.  While helping the team halt CLU’s 28-game SCIAC win-streak, he scored Redlands’ only touchdown of the defensive battle against the Kingsmen.

Tanquary registered big runs of 34 and 22 yards during each of the Bulldogs’ scoring drives en route to leading the Maroon and Gray to its first win over CLU since 2007.

Junior women’s soccer player Taylor Will of Cal Lutheran garnered the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week honor.


CMS runner earns SCIAC honor

Allison Barnwell

For the third time in as many weeks, a Claremont-Mudd-Scripps student-athlete has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Week.

This time it’s senior Allison Barnwell, a member of the CMS cross country team, earning accolades for the week of Sept. 30 – Oct. 6.

Barnwell, a native of Seward, Alas., finished second out of 228 runners at the Pre-National Invitational in Indiana over the weekend with a time of 22:11. There were three nationally ranked teams in the race plus another six that were regionally ranked.

The only runner to beat Barnwell on Saturday was Chelsea Johnson of St. Scholastica who has won four of five races this fall including the Griak Invitational which is one of the biggest races in the Midwest.

CMS volleyball falls to 25th in D3 poll

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps volleyball team dropped four spots and is ranked No. 25 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division III poll released today.

The Athenas (12-3) wee dealt a pair of losses, one of those to No. 4 Cal Lutheran (17-1). The more unexpected loss was a 3-0 setback at the hands of local rival Pomona-Pitzer.

Calvin (18-0) is ranked No. 1, followed by Hope, St. Thomas (Minn.), Cal Lutheran and Emory (Ga.).

CMS hosts University of Redlands at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Ayala grad honored at Whittier

Senior outside hitter Alayna Rigo  of Whittier College has been selected as SCAIC Female Athlete of the Week.

Rigo, a resident of Chino Hills and graduate of Ayala High School, helped the Poets to the Worthington Classic Title this past weekend back in Washington D.C.  The Poets went 4-0, not dropping a set en route to their first Tournament Championship in the program’s history.

Rigo was named the Tournament MVP after totaling 49 kills on 133 attempts for a .368 hitting percentage with 25 digs and five blocks.

This week’s college sports schedule


Today, Sept. 23


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

Tuesday, Sept. 24


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


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.


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


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


Pomona-Pitzer at Redlands, 7 p.m.


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


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

Friday, Sept. 27


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.


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.


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.


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


Golden West Invitational (Includes SBVC men)

Saturday, Sept. 28


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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

Sunday, Sept. 29


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


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


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

CMS golfers win tournament

A few months removed from a fifth place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships, the No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s golf team took first place at the Firestone Grill Cal Poly Invitational at Monarch Dunes Golf Course over the weekend.

CMS erased a six-stroke, first-round deficit and overtook Division I host Cal Poly in the final round to finish with the team title with a 5-over 573 total on the 6,766-yard, par-71 course. Cal Poly finished four shots behind CMS, followed by SCIAC foe Cal Lutheran (580) and Cal State Bakersfield (600).

Individual honors for the tournament went to CMS sophomore Kethan Reddy with rounds of 66 and 67 for a 9-under 133 total. Reddy finished four strokes ahead of Cal Lutheran’s Mikey McGinn (69-68 – 137). Sophomore Justin Beck was third with back-to-back 70s to finish at 2-under par. Reddy excelled on par three holes over the weekend, shooting 5-under on par three holes while Beck was 4-under on par five holes.

Senior Brad Shigezawa (78-69 – 147) also finished in the top-10 for CMS. Max Urman (75-78 – 153) finished in 18th and senior Aron Larson (82-80 – 162) finished in 21st to round out the field for CMS.

The Stags close out their fall season at the Embry-Riddle Invitational Sept. 29-30 in Prescott, Ariz. The spring season of competition begins for CMS on Feb. 10 in the SCIAC Preview at Glendora Country Club.

Redlands player earns weekly honor

Charles Izydorek

Junior forward Charles Izydorek of the University of Redlands men’s soccer team was tabbed the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week for Sept. 9-15.

He led the Bulldogs to two SCIAC victories, scoring three goals in the undefeated week.  Against Occidental on Wednesday, he helped his team erase a one-goal halftime deficit by registering the game-winning score in the 76th minute as the Bulldogs finished the game with a 3-1 triumph over the Tigers.

Izydorek,. a graduate of Arrowhead Christian Academy, bettered his performance on Saturday against La Verne, scoring the game’s opening goal before finding the back of the net for the dramatic game-winner in the 85th minute to secure the 2-1 victory over the Leopards.  In the two contests, he racked up 12 shots, with seven going on frame.

Senior volleyball player Hayley Tamagni of Cal Lutheran University garnered the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week honor.