Two Cal State Stanislaus athletes were named Player of the Week in their respective sports for the week of Aug. 27 to Sept. 2.
Cal State Stanislaus tennis star Verena Preikschas has been named one of the NCAA's Women of the Year. Thirty women, selected from a group of nearly 430 nominees, were chosen as the top 30 honorees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Preikschas is among the top 30.
Last year the California State University, Stanislaus women's soccer team brought home the CCAA championship, finishing the season with an overall record of 11-4-6 and a conference record of 8-4-4. Although the Warriors enter this season without three of their most productive players from last year's team, an experienced field and a highly athletic freshmen class have head coach Gabriel Bolton thinking repeat.
Four years ago the men's soccer team at California State University, Stanislaus was less than stellar. In the program's 13 years of existence the Warriors had only won a total of 52 games, it was clear a change had to be made.
Last season's overall record of 10-16 was less than ideal for California State University, Stanislaus' volleyball team and their conference record of 6-16 was even more disappointing. Luckily for the Warriors, head coach Christina Lore, in her 8th season at Stanislaus, has the remedy: improved team chemistry.
Ethan Tait had a rough senior year at Turlock High. After playing competitive soccer for nine years Tait was forced to sit on the sideline in his last high school season as he dealt with a torn shoulder.
For the past three months Mike Matoso's life has been one of adjustments.
After helping lead Pitman High to its first Central California Conference softball championship, Allison Kuchan is on her way to Missouri Valley College where she plans to continue her success on the field. Kuchan inked her letter of intent with the Vikings on Tuesday, becoming one of the many Pride athletes to commit to collegiate programs this year.
The California State University, Stanislaus men's soccer team recently added 10 players to this year's recruiting class, including local talents from nationally recognized colleges and club programs.
For the second time in three seasons, Al Brenda Track at Warrior Stadium will be home to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Track & Field Championships.
The past year was a stellar one for Turlock High's Erick Parsons who finished his senior season with success on both the football field and wrestling mat. Parsons led the Bulldogs to a playoff berth, was named the team's MVP, and participated in the High School Senior All-Star Football Game in Tampa, Fla. As a wrestler, he was a big part of Turlock's undefeated CCC Championship season, placed third at the Masters Tournament and was one of four Bulldogs to qualify for the State Tournament.
The 24 honorees for the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, and Cal State Stanislaus' Trevor Blair is one of them.
Both Cal State Stanislaus soccer teams will be on the road to start the 2012 season before beginning the California Collegiate Athletic Association schedule at home in September.
Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer coach Gabriel Bolton announced the addition of two NCAA Division I transfers to the Warriors for the upcoming season.
The second, third and honorable mention Division II PING All-America Teams were announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America and two Warriors were added to these teams on Tuesday.