A year in review: Sports

nx1kt2-coyotesda2g3350By Taylor Glaze |Staff Writer|

The Coyote sports teams wrapped up another year.

Women’s and men’s soccer started off the academic year for sports on September 3, 2015.

The men’s soccer team ended their season, winning four games, losing nine and tying four and went 2-7-3 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).

A few players stood out, earning honors at the end of the season.

Midfielder Tony Lo led the Coyotes this past season in four categories. He led in points (11), goals (five), shots (33) and shots on goal (13).

Along with Lo, midfielder Luca Falcone and defender Daniel Looker also earned honorable mentions.

The men’s soccer team also said goodbye to eight seniors this year.

Women’s soccer won five games, lost ten and tied three. They went 4-7-1 in the CCAA.

Midfielder Melanie Aguayo and defender Denae Verdine led the offensive attacks this season both being names to the All-CCAA second-team honors squad.

Midfielder Paige Kang also earned honorable mention and the team said goodbye to five seniors.

Volleyball also started in September and finished their season 28-6.

The team made their 16th consecutive NCAA appearance and played in their 15th regional final. Overall, the Coyotes were the number four seed in the NCAA West Regional.

Coyote volleyball secured another school record of having a 20+ win season for 19 consecutive years.

Multiple players earned accolades.

Malika O’Brien, Alexandra Torline, Jayann DeHoog, Brenna Mclntosh and Ashley Solis all received individual honors for different outstanding rankings.

The team said goodbye to five seniors.

Women’s cross country started September 5, 2015 and ended with their best season to date earning third place in the CCAA championship and ninth in the NCAA West Regional.

Soleil Hall, Patricia Cortez, Laura Aceves, Jessica Steinhoff, Cynthia Rivera, Taylore Cantu and Alice Zayer all picked up individual awards for cross country.

Men’s basketball had a 9-15 and 6-14 CCAA season.

The guys said goodbye to three seniors, including Zeke Deblase, Desi Barmore and Juan Martinez.

The women’s basketball team finished with a record of 14-13 overall and 10-10 in the CCAA.

Chelsea Austin, Chelsea Barnes, Sophie Bhasin, Adriana Brodie, Brianna Harden, Alexcia Mack and Bisera Peshkova were the seven seniors who completed their careers this season.

Men’s golf finished with success thanks to Taylor Hood, who completed his collegiate career by finishing the NCAA South Central/West Regional tied for 48th place at 10-over-par 223.

Hood was also named PING West Region.

Women’s track and field also had some star athletes.

Laura Aceves became the first Coyote in the two-year history of the program to qualify for the national championship and was named U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-West Region squad.

Sinclair Watson, Patricia Cortez and Simone Everett were all a part of the success Track and Field has this season

Coyote softball had a successful season, winning 32 games overall and 23-17 in the CCAA. This was the first 30 win season in the last 18 years for the softball program.

Kaylee Gemmell, Morgan Ratliff, Cassandra Williams, Amanda Herrera and Jessica Angulo all made the honor squad and earned different awards.

Baseball was the number 5 seed in the CCAA tournament this season with a 22-29 record, their first postseason in four years, and said goodbye to nine seniors.

Overall, the Coyotes achieved success from each sports team and will continue that into the next seasons.


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