Cal Poly Pomona’s Jose Ortega named All-American

Jose Ortega

After a tremendous season, full of broken records and program firsts,Jose Ortega adds his name to the ever-growing list of All-Americans from Cal Poly Pomona. His second team selection makes him just the fourth men’s soccer player to earn All-American honors.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the teams on Friday.
Leading the defense to a 17-1-2 record on the season, Ortega provided the Broncos with the stopping power they needed to earn a program best 11 shutouts, while allowing only 10 goals against, another program record.
Ortega showed how dependable he was as he was the only Bronco to start all 20 games, and led CPP with 1851 minutes played.

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Jada Blackwell scored 29 points in Cal Poly Pomona victory

Forward Jada Blackwell lead the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos (5-2, 3-0) to victory over the UC San Diego Tritons, 82-71, in CCAA play.

Blackwell scored a game-high 29 points for the Broncos and collected 11 rebounds for a double-double in the victory.

Broncos center Mary Williams also put together a double-double performance, scoring 12 points and collecting 10 rebounds of her own against the Tritons (3-5, 1-2).

The Broncos (5-2, 3-0) will not play again until Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. on the road against the Tritons in La Jolla at the RIMAC Arena.

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SBVC’s Kendrick Dorn commits to Georgia State

San Bernardino Valley College sophomore running back Kendrick Dorn has made a verbal commitment to Georgia State.

The 6-foot-1, 210-pound standout visited the school Thanksgiving week. He also had offers from Division I schools Idaho, Hawaii, New Mexico and Sacramento State. but didn’t seed the need to visit those.

“I loved the people and the coaching staff,” he said. “It felt just like a family.”

Dorn, a graduate of Los Osos High School, rushed for 1,088 yards and 15 touchdowns. He ranked second in the American Division Mountain Conference in yards per game (108.8) and was first in touchdowns (15). He had eight games of 100 or more yards with a high of 163 against. Mt. San Jacinto.

Dorn said the chance to play right away was also inviting.

“They’re going into the spring with just one other running back and it’s a guy they had to move from corner,” he said. “I definitely think I’ll get a chance to play. I felt I’d have more of a chance right away there than I did at some of the other places.”

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