The Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team was rewarded for being one of the best teams all year long - and ranked as high as No. 3 for two weeks - on Monday as the Warriors received an invitation to participate in the NCAA Division II Championship tournament.
It had the making of a Hollywood ending: A sub-.500 team winning a championship with three penalty kick shootout wins without even scoring a goal during the run.
The Warriors finally got back to their scoring ways and snapped a four-match winless streak as Cal State Stanislaus picked up the much-needed win over Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2-0, on a breezy Sunday at Warrior Stadium.
A dramatic turn of events late in Sunday's match propelled the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer team to a 2-1 double overtime victory over a visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills - and the Warriors' postseason fate is now in their own hands (as well as feet and heads, of course).
According to a poll of league coaches, Cal State Stanislaus has been picked to claim the 2014 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) women's soccer title, it was announced Tuesday.
The 7th annual Running of the Warriors event saw nearly 250 runners - including members of Turlock and Pitman highs cross country teams - come out to launch the start of the California State University, Stanislaus cross country season.
Last year's defensive coordinator for Turlock High, Eddie Abassi, has found a new home with Modesto Junior College's football team as the new inside linebacker coach.
There aren't many local football players who get the opportunity to play Division I college ball, but count Patrick Green in as one of the lucky few. A 2014 Turlock High graduate, Green entered his senior year as the 45th ranked tight end in the nation according to ESPN and earned All-Conference and All-State honors by season's end.
In 2013, the California State University, Stanislaus women's cross country team finished second in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and took sixth place in the West Region finals.
The Lady Warriors of the California State University, Stanislaus volleyball team have gone through some rough patches over the years, but head coach Christina Lore is determined to change that.
She's a three-time CCAA Offensive Player of the Year, three-time Daktronics West Region Player of the Year, four-time All-American, and the 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Player of the Year. She's led the women's soccer team of California State University, Stanislaus to two CCAA Championships and is currently considered to be the program's best player-ever.
Recent Turlock High graduate Brett Cumberland will be attending University of California, Berkeley in the fall on an athletic scholarship for baseball, but before the Bulldog star steps foot on the Pac-12 campus he is preparing himself to compete at the next level.
Cal State Stanislaus' Karenee Demery was named the 2013-14 California Collegiate Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year.
Setting the pace for the entire race, Courtney Anderson and Marina Vorderbruegge teamed up to run away with the 1500-meter run as Anderson captured the NCAA Division II national championship in the event Saturday late afternoon at Grand Valley State.
Today will be a busy day for the Warriors as six Stanislaus athletes are competing in seven NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships finals events with Courtney Anderson doubling in the 1500- and 5000-meter runs. Anderson has the top seed time in the 1500-meter run as the Warriors' best chance at an individual championship. Both Josh Uikilifi and Deon Pinder will also be back for their second performance of the weekend.
It was a little bit of a different road that the Warriors took this year, but the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team has qualified for the CCAA conference tournament with Saturday night's 68-62 win over Sonoma State.
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