Redlands’ Brittany Oster posts top performance

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University of Redlands  senior forward Brittany Oster is this week’s SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week for February 3-9.

She helped Redlands avenge an earlier loss to La Verne with 25 points, 16 rebounds in the 68-48 victory. She also dished out four assists, made one block, and nabbed one steal.

In Saturday‘s match-up with Occidental, Oster notched her 12th double-double of the season, this time scoring 24 points and puling in 13 boards. She also offered one assist and one steal in the 14-point triumph over the Tigers.

For Oster, the award marks the second time this season she has received SCIAC Athlete of the Week laurels.

Freshman swimmer Matt Williams of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges garnered the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week honor.



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Redlands baseball player gets preseason honor

Jordan Dresner landed on the Preseason All-America Honorable-Mention Team.

University of Redlands junior shortstop Jordan Dresner has earned 2014 Preseason All-America Honorable-Mention recognition from

Dresner, a Los Osos High School graduate, scored a team-best 42 runs during last year’s run to the inaugural SCIAC Postseason Tournament.

He hit .389, racking up 58 hits to rank second on the team in the category, while raking eight doubles and four triples in the process. Additionally, Dresner notched 21 RBI on the year to go along with an on-base percentage of .457 and a slugging percentage of .497.

For his efforts, honored Dresner with a Third-Team All-Region plaudit. He also garnered American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Second-Team All-Region honors and First-Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) laurels.

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Redlands player goes in MLS draft

With the 44th overall pick in the 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union selected University of Redlands soccer standout Richie Marquez.

He was the only NCAA Division III student-athlete among this year’s class of draftees.  Marquez, a graduate of Bloomington High School, becomes the third Bulldog men’s soccer player to pursue a career in the MLS, following Ross Schunk ’09, who was drafted 47th overall by the Colorado Rapids in 2009, and Adam Acosta ’05, who signed with Real Salt Lake as a free agent in 2006.

“This is a tremendous honor for all of us here at the University of Redlands.  We felt all along that once Richie got invited to the combine that he could show the MLS coaches his skills and talents, and today really exemplifies that he belongs in the MLS.  We wish him all the best in succeeding in Philadelphia,” Head Men’s Soccer Coach Ralph Perez stated.

After shining at the 2014 MLS Player Combine last week, MLS coaches took notice of the Bulldog defender.  Not only did he turn heads on the field during each of his team’s three games at the combine, but he impressed in the off-field physical testing by ranking second overall in the Opta Jump (20.5″) and fifth in the 30-meter sprint (3.96 seconds).

Marquez racked up the accolades while playing for the Bulldogs, including a Third-Team All-America nod, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Player of the Year award, and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) First-Team All-West Region accolade.

After finding out that he had been selected by the Philadelphia Union, Marquez sat down with the Sports Information Office to talk about his draft-day experience.

Watch the interview with Marquez.

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