With young players, one of the many challenges is to get them to close-out games and play to win to gain confidence. After an epic third-set, the Cal State Stanislaus volleyball team took a big step forward in upsetting Hawaii Pacific in straight sets.
It may not be an in-division rivalry, but the intensity is still there every time the Warriors and the Wildcats meet. On Sunday, the 10th rank Cal State Stanislaus side handed Chico State its first loss in a 2-0 victory at Warrior Stadium.
Chase Gonzalez thought his football playing days were over. The quarterback was a standout for Turlock Christian - amassing 4,612 passing yards and 38 touchdowns in two and half seasons - but the small school and team that only boasted 22 players total, didn't catch the attention of any college recruiters.
After multiple winning seasons, including three consecutive postseason appearances, finishing the 2012 season with a 15-4 record and being ranked as high as number six in the nation, the CSU Stanislaus women's soccer team feels confident that this is the year that they overcome their first round elimination slump.
Cal State Stanislaus and UC San Diego, for the third consecutive year, have been selected to win their respective divisions in the upcoming 2013 California Collegiate Athletic Association women's soccer season following a poll of conference head coaches.
Win the California Collegiate Athletic Association men's soccer championship. Check. Win the first National Collegiate Athletic Association playoff game in school history. Check. The 2012 season was a flourishing year for the CSU Stanislaus Warriors men's soccer team, including a step forward into what head coach Dana Taylor says to be the toughest and most competitive conference in the U.S.
Despite a rugged 2012 season that resulted in a 9-21 overall record, the CSU Stanislaus volleyball team looks at 2013 as a possible turnaround year with plenty of talent across the board - relying on only two upperclassmen, a handful of sophomore stars, and 10 incoming freshman.
After concluding their season last year at 4-6, the Modesto Junior College football program looks to the return of All-League quarterback Teejay Gordon of East Union High in Manteca as a path to success for 2013.