Cal State San Bernardino’s Jayann DeHoog earns weekly CCAA honor

Sophomore setter Jayann DeHoog of Cal State San Bernardino has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week.

Jayann DeHoogShe averaged 10.81 assists/set (nearly a half assist above her season average) and tallied a career-high 22 digs in a win over Cal State Los Angeles with 53 assists (one shy of a season high).

That was part of a 3-0 week for the Coyotes, who also chalked up wins over Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly Pomona.

The Bakersfield native was the CCAA Freshman of the Year last season.

The Coyotes (15-4,  9-2), ranked No. 18 nationally, are on the road this weekend with matches at Cal State San Marcos and UC San Diego.


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Cal State’s Laura Aceves wins CCAA cross country title

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All season long, Laura Aceves has been the story for the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes cross country team. And on Saturday morning, she showed once again why she is a record-setting runner.

The senior from El Monte tore through the Guasti Regional Park course in record-setting time at the CCAA Championship. She ran the course in 21 minutes, 3.3 seconds, nearly 14 seconds better than runner-up Karlie Garcia of Chico State.

The 13.7-second difference is nearly the equivalent of a 100-yard difference — the distance of a football field.

Not only did Aceves win the event, she shattered the school record time in the 6,000 by 39.9 seconds and broke her personal-best 6K time by 71 seconds.

For her efforts, she was named the CCAA Runner of the Year — a first in school history.

The Coyotes finished sixth in the event with 145 points. Michelle Pineda Palacios was 32nd (22:52.1), followed by Delaney Ellsworth (41st, 23:03.9), Rachel Gee (50th, 23:26.5), Cynthia Rivera (55th, 23:36.3), Jessica Steinhoff (63rd, 23:49.5), Laura Romero (64th, 23:50.0), Phillie Bacon (70th, 24:07.4), Alyssa Casillas (89th, 24:58.4) and Karina Budovec (96th, 25:30.4).

Chico State won the event with 20 points, followed by Cal Poly Pomona (76), Stanislaus State (116), UC San Diego (124) and Humboldt State (145).

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Cal State San Bernardino baseball program lands Glendora pitcher

Glendora High School baseball standout Hayden Pearce has committed to NCAA Division II Cal State San Bernardino.

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Pearce, a pitcher, liked the direction the Coyotes program is headed under David Martinez, who is entering his second year.

“He’s a pitching guy so he can connect with us on a whole different level,” Pearce said. “I feel like I can go there and have an impact right away.”

Pearce was also considering some Division I schools – Nevada-Reno, Utah Valley and Lone Beach State as well Division II schools Azusa Pacific and Cal Poly Pomona.

He plans to major in kinesiolgy and business administration.

“They’re building a new campus on stadium that should be ready by the time I get there and it will be fun to be part of the first team to play there.” he said.

The Coyotes were 22-29 overall and 17-20 in CCAA play a year ago. But that was a huge improvement over the 10-39 (8-32) of the previous year.

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