The Cal State Stanislaus volleyball players and coaches can all go to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Web site and discover that not a lot is expected from them.
Imagine allowing 21 shots - with six of them on target - and walking away in a good mood.
Both Cal State Stanislaus men's and women's teams have been chosen to finish somewhere in the middle of the North Division races in the upcoming 2009 California Collegiate Athletic Association seasons, according to polls of league coaches released earlier this week.
When Hamid Shirvani became the Cal State Stanislaus president four years ago, he looked at the university as sort of a project. He wanted to make things better. He had an agenda. He wanted to have the school earn recognition within the state while creating a college-town atmosphere.
It looks like it's going to be another long season for the Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team.
Teddy Schrier's first 18 holes on Monday morning at the USGA Amateur Qualifying Sectional event at Brookside Country Club in Stockton was "kind of average, nothing special," he said. He remembers feeling bittersweet after making a couple good shots along with a few mistakes.
Suppose you've been doubted all your life and people keep saying you've been doing the wrong thing, implying that your destiny lies somewhere else.
"It's nothing you haven't seen before." Those words were spoken from the opposing team's dugout to the batter. Nathan Gonzalez probably didn't hear one of the coaches say that, or even had the time to realize what the words really meant: Hanford, the opposing team, wanted to delay the inevitable.
Warrior Stadium will be abuzz with activity come November as the 2009 California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's and Women's Soccer Championships will be played at California State University, Stanislaus' home field.
Two Cal State Stanislaus track and field student-athletes were named to the USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Track and Field team last week.
Aug. 9 is a very important date for Dana Taylor, the new Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer coach. That's the day when his players, who will likely have high expectations, report for the first day of training for the upcoming season.
The first thing to know about Sam Smith's performance at the 98th California State Amateur Championship at Lake Merced Golf Course in Daly City last week is that it wasn't heartbreaking or dissatisfying despite the ending.
Warriors' all-time career homerun and doubles leader Kyle Loretelli is one of three California State University, Stanislaus baseball players who were drafted in the 2009 MLB First Year Player Draft. Loretelli joins CSUS teammates Dakota Watts, who was taken in the 16th round (492nd pick overall) on June 10 by the Minnesota Twins, and Eric Federico, taken in the 39th round (1,171st pick overall) June 11 by the Colorado Rockies.
During his early days on the Turlock High water polo team, Zac Young had the mentality not a lot of others around him carried, one coach said. He was all about defense. Not about shooting and attacking all the time, taking attention away from his teammates.
Dana Taylor, who took the Oregon State men's soccer team to national prominence with two NCAA Division I Championship appearances while producing 50 all-conference players and a number of All-Americans, will try his luck in Turlock.
Wes Bartole notched another double-double and Tyler Barber scored 16 points on Thursday as they led the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team to another run-away win. This time it was over Notre Dame de Namur, 72-56.
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