Cal State’s Malika O’Brien named CCAA Player of Week

Cal State San Bernardino All-American senior middle blocker Malika O’Brien has been named California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week for  Sept. 5-11.
Malika O'Brien

O’Brien, a graduate of Alta Loma High School, led the Coyotes to a 3-1 record in the top pod of the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase at Sonoma State last weekend.

The Rancho Cucamonga product helped CSUSB to 3-0 sweeps over two top-25 nationally-ranked teams, including No. 25 Cal Baptist and No. 14 and reigning NCAA West Region Champion Western Washington, as well as a narrow five-set loss to No. 12 Alaska Anchorage.

O’Brien was the top hitter in the six-team tournament, hitting .462 (50-7-93), while also totaling 14 blocks and 12 digs. Her weekend was highlighted in the Coyotes three-set victory against the Lancers on Friday afternoon, as she smashed 10 kills on 13 swings without a single error for a .769 hitting percentage.

On the weekend, O’Brien averaged 14.8 points, 12.5 kills, 3.5 blocks, and 3 digs per set.

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Community college football scores for first week


Bakersfield 22, Allan Hancock 19
College off the Canyons 32, Antelope Valley 19
Citrus 48, Chaffey 41
El Camino 41, Los Angeles Southwest 21
Fullerton 56, Santa Ana 17
Golden West 33, Glendale 0
Grossmont 49, San Diego Mesa 21
Long Beach 41, Pasadena 14
Los Angeles Harbor 38, Compton 6
Los Angeles Valley 23, Cerritos 7
Moorpark 25, Los Angeles Pierce 6
Mt. San Antonio 40, San Bernardino Valley 0
Orange Coast 27, East Los Angeles 3
Riverside 46, Victor Valley 26
Saddleback 31, Colllege of the Desert 17
Southwestern 34, Palomar 28
Ventura 47, Santa Barbara 40
West Los Angeles 47, Santa Monica 34

Bye: Mt. San Jacinto

American River 23, Diablo Valley 20
De Anza 25, Feather River 16
Fresno 45, Sierra 19
Laney 18, San Francisco 13
Modesto 37, San Mateo 27
Sacramento 28, San Joaquin Delta 25
Santa Rosa 17, Butte 7
College of the Seqoias 55, Contra Costa 47
Siskiyous 21, Chabot 7
Gavilan 27, San Jose 22
Hartnell 30, Foothill 16
Los Medanos 21, Reedley 14
Mendocino 40, Cabrillo 20
Merced 50, Redwoods 17
Monterey Peninsula 25, Yuba 0
Shasta 38, West Hills 7

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U of Redlands favored to win SCIAC men’s soccer title

Redlands Men's Soccer Tabbed First in SCIAC Preseason Poll

The University of Redlands men’s soccer team has been tabbed the favorite in a balloting of conference coaches. The Bulldogs received eight of nine first-place votes for a total of 10 points.

The second place nod went to Chapman (25 points) with Occidental third (29). Rounding out the order were University of La Verne (34), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (35), Pomona-Pitzer (42), Whittier (56), Cal Lutheran (59) and Caltech (71).

The Bulldogs won both the regular season and SCIAC postseason tournaments last year. Redlands finished 17-4-2 overall and 12-3-1 in conference competition.  It advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a first-round victory over Whitworth  (Wash.).

The Bulldogs return four first-team All-SCIAC honorees – junior defender Keoni Yates, junior forward Chase Boone, junior midfielder Casey ChubbFertal and sophomore Kayvon Parsa, who was also named the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year.

Redlands will play an exhibition game against NCAA Division II opponent Cal State Dominguez Hills on Thursday.

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