Victor Valley’s Max Barkeley headed to Simon Fraser after all

Shooting guard Max Barkeley of Victor Valley College has decided to stick to NCAA Division II Simon Fraser University after all.

Barkeley, also a graduate of Rim of the World High School, originally signed with the school in November but decided to look around a bit when the coach resigned at the end of the season.

After reconsidering other options and talking with new coach Virgil Hill Barkeley decided that was the best place for him after all. It helped that Barkeley knew a few players from the school, most notably former Chaffey College alumn Sango Niang, and all spoke highly of the school and their experience there.

“The new coach is an alum of the school so I know his heart is in it and he’s very passionate about coaching there,” Barkeley said.

“You never know what can happen with a coaching change I just wanted to be sure.”

The school is also not an unfamiliar one for Barkeley who was born in Vancouver and still has many relatives in the area.

Barkeley averaged 14.3 points, 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists and had a season high of 31 points twice. He score more than 20 points in four other games.

 

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Randy Betten named CCAA Baseball Coach of the Year, advance to second round

Randy Betten of the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos was named the CCAA Baseball Coach of the Year during the pre-tournament banquet held in Stockton.

Randy Betten of Cal Poly Pomona Baseball (Photo Courtesy of Broncos Athletics )

Randy Betten of Cal Poly Pomona Baseball (Photo Courtesy of Broncos Athletics )

The Broncos also had eight players named to All-CCAA teams including Christian Kelley, Kyle Garlick and Ryan Olson, who were named to the first team.
Olson was also named as the CCAA newcomer of the year.
Cody Ponce, Chris Powell, JJ Franklin, Nick Cooksey  and Ryan Webberley were named to second team.
The team was also recognized for its first regular season title since 1991.
ON THE FIELD:
Matt Munoz went 2 for 4 with three runs batted in and one run scored for the Broncos (37-14) in the CCAA Tournament first round victory over the Toros.
Nick Cooksey went 2 for 4 with a run batted in for the Broncos.
The Broncos improve to 37-14 overall this season, which is the most wins during the Betten coaching era.

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Pomona-Pitzer’s Alyssa Woodward named SCAIC Player of Year

Alyssa Woodward

Senior Alyssa Woodward of Pomona-Pitzer has been mamed the SCIAC Women’s Water Polo Athlete of the Year and freshman Morgan McCracken was named the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year.

Woodward, a three-time Division III All-American, led the Sagehens in scoring for the fourth year in a row with 65 goals, finishing her four-year career with 318. She reached the 300-goal plateau in a 14-10 win over Azusa Pacific on April 8, when she scored five times.

Woodward, a native of Riverside, was named the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week for all sports for that week, after also adding a career-high six goals in a Senior Day win over La Verne on April 11. She also had a hat trick against No. 3 USC and scored twice in an overtime win over No. 19 UC San Diego.
Morgan McCracken
McCracken finished second on the team in goals (41), finishing behind only Woodward’s 65. She had a season-high five goals in a 16-5 win over Redlands, a total which she matched in a 14-10 win over Azusa Pacific, and also had a trick against No. 9 Cal State Northridge.  McCracken capped off her rookie season with five goals in the SCIAC Championship Tournament, including two in the finals against Whittier.

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