Cal Poly Pomona has been named host of the next CCAA soccer tournament. Games at Kellogg Field will be Nov. 6-8 with first round games will be at various campus sites on Nov. 3.
Cal State Stanislaus had served as host in five of the last six seasons.
“Certainly our teams have been successful and are in a pretty good place right now,” Athletic Director Brian Swanson said. “It’s great to be able to host and have our friends and family and those that support us there. We had a lot of trips North last year for championships so that gets expensive.”
The Cal Poly Pomona men and Cal State Los Angeles women are the defending champions.
Trisha (McCormick) Senyo has been named softball coach at Chaffey College.
She takes over a softball program that struggled last season, both in the win column and in having enough players to field a team. The Panthers were just 11-26 overall and 4-11 in Foothill Conference play.
She spent last season as an assistant at Riverside Community College, working primarily with infielders.
She has also coached locally in travel ball so she has a good grasp of the talent in the area.
“The biggest thing will be getting to know the ins and outs here at Chaffey but everyone has been supportive and helpful,” she said. “There is a lot of talent in this area and there is no reason we can’t turn it around pretty quickly.”
Senyo, 29, worked at Division II Sonoma State from 2010 to 2014, serving as an assistant softball coach and as strength and conditioning coach for all of the school’s athletic teams.
She was a standout athlete locally, excelling on the softball team in her four years at the University of La Verne where she was an All-SCIAC selection.
Senyo and husband Mike, a strength and conditioning coach at Whittier College, reside in La Verne.
Chaffey College has named a pair of new coaches as Rob Lander has been selected cross country coach while Trisha (McCormick) Senyo will direct the softball team.
Lander has been a fixture in the local cross country scene, having served as head coach at Claremont High School since 2004, a position he had to give up to take the post at Chaffey.
He also had coaching stints at Sonoma State and Cal State Fullerton. He started out as an assistant at Claremont in the 1990’s before moving around a bit.
Chaffey will be reviving its program after a long absence, having last fielded a team in 1993. It will be looking to battle local power San Bernardino Valley which has been the dominant team in the Foothill Conference.
“Certainly there is a lot of high school talent in this area, some of the best teams in the state,” he said. “We’re looking to tap into that and we think we can be competitive right away.”
Lander spent two years at Mt. SAC, then got his undergraduate degree from Sonoma State. He later earned a Master’s from Cal State Fullerton.