The Cal Poly Pomona men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA Division II Final Four. They’re also reaping some of the rewards that come with that success.
Senior Christian Gonzalez Diaz has been named West Region Player of the Year, leading four Broncos who earned All-West honors. Gonzalez Diaz, also earlier named CCAA Offensive Player of the Year, has 13 goals and five assists for 31 total points.
Senior midfielder Alexander Turkson and senior defender Justyn Peeples also earned spots on the first team while Matthew Perez was named to the second team.
Turkson is second on the squad with eight goals and five assists as well. Peeples is one of Cal Poly Pomona’s anchors on a defense that has allowed just 18 goals in 21 games while owning the 18th best goals against average in the country at 0.83.
CPP will play against Rockhurst on Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., at the site of the NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s National Championship Tournament. The game time is set for 6 p.m. Pacific (8 p.m. Central).
Here is the link to the entire All-Region team.
Here is a complete list of the community college football games coming up on Saturday:
American Division Championship Bowl
Victor Valley (9-1) at Santa Monica (10-0)
Orange Coast College (7-3) at Ventura (7-3), 6 p.m.
Golden State Bowl
San Bernardino Valley (9-1) at Los Angeles Valley (8-2), 6 p.m.
Riverside (8-2) at Saddlebak (8-2), 6 p.m.
Mt. San Antonio (7-3) at Golden West (8-2), 6 p.m.
Southern California Bowl
Long Beach (9-1) at Cerritos (8-2), 7 p.m.
Western State Bowl
Chaffey (6-4) at Fullerton
The march toward the 2015 NCAA volleyball postseason begins with the NCAA regional polls and the Coyotes are in the No. 4 position in the West Region, the organization announced Wednesday on www.ncaasports.com.
Western Washington holds down the top spot in the West Region, followed by Alaska-Anchorage, Central Washington, the Coyotes, then Sonoma State, UC San Diego, Cal Baptist, Northwest Nazarene, Chaminade and Point Loma.
CSUSB (21-3 overall and 14-2 CCAA) is vying for its 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, the best among all West Region institutions.
The NCAA announces three regular-season regional polls (Nov. 4, 11 and 18), culminating with the eight-region, 64-team national bracket announced Monday, Nov. 23.
The top eight teams from each region in the Nov. 23 announcement move on to the national tournament. The top seed in each region plays host to one of eight regionals Dec. 3-5 and the champions from each regional advance to the national championship Dec. 10-12 in Tampa, Fla.