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.
The University of California, Los Angeles had a baseball season worth remembering in 2013. After a season of hard fought wins-many of which were comeback victories-and a 21-9 conference record, the Bruins rolled through the NCAA Regionals and the NCAA Super Regionals on their way into the College World Series tournament for the second consecutive year.
The California State University, Stanislaus Warriors Athletics program finished a successful postseason campaign in the 2012-13 academic year placing in the top 25 percent of all NCAA Division II athletics programs in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings.
Turlock High graduate Scott Gray started his tennis career a little later than most, but that didn't stop him from excelling at the high school level and then going on to help Fresno City College earn a state title.
After the greatest Warrior campaign thus far in 2012, men's soccer head coach Dana Taylor has announced the signing of seven outstanding players - four incoming freshmen and three transfers - for the 2013 season.
Warriors Paul Smith and Rob Damschen are among a total of 109 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West - who earned Division II PING All-Region honors for 2013 by the GCAA.
Turlock has been David Gianesin's home for the past 10 years. It's where he made the transition from boy to adolescence to young man and it's where he honed his skills as a football player. But the Valley isn't the only place in Gianesin's heart, there's still occupied space for his first home-Pennsylvania.