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Four Named NCCAA All-West Region

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Mon., Nov. 29, 2010
Newhall, Calif. -- The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) released their All-West Region 1st and 2nd Team selections on Monday. San Diego Christian tabbed two first team selections and two second team selections for the 2010 season.

2010 NCCAA All-West Region Teams [Men's Soccer]

Athlete Position Year Team 
Jordan Abad Defender So. 1st Team
Cesar Cruz Forward Fr. 1st Team
Frank Zimmerman Defender Jr. 2nd Team
Brent Oglesby Defender So. 2nd Team

For a complete listing of the NCCAA Men's Soccer All-West Region teams, click here.

Post Game Notes

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Sat., Nov. 27, 2010
San Diego, Calif. -- After the big game on Friday, the Hawks made waves in the San Diego athletic community, triggering intrigue amongst other national's sports columnists. A few of their articles are listed below.

SignOn San Diego - Aztecs Dispatch SD Christian 

ESPN.com - San Diego St. tops NAIA school in home opener 

Hawks Show Well At Viejas Arena

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Fri., Nov. 26, 2010 [Box Score]
San Diego, Calif. -- Division I NCAA San Diego State University Aztecs hosted the San Diego Christian College Hawks in their 2010-11 season home opener in front of 5,674 fans, defeating the Hawks by 19, 88-69. SDSU, out to a strong 6-0 start, unveiled their 2010 Mountain West Conference Championship banner prior to tip-off, complimenting their recent No. 18 rank in a recent Associate Press polling. While this was a regular season contest for the Aztecs, San Diego Christian listed the high profile game as an exhibition, keeping their 3-4 overall record intact.

Senior Aaron Felix (pictured below), who has averaged 14.0 points per game, led the Hawks with 21 points, going 5-5 from the line as the main contributer to the Hawks 100% (9-9) free throw percentage. Felix held the games highest point total, also tacking on 5 assists in his 33 minutes on the court. Junior Tim Sanders (pictured above) played solid defense, recording a block and 5 defensive rebounds, 7 overall. Sanders contributed on the offensive end as well hitting both free throws, 2 shots from the field, and 4 assists with only one turnover. Senior Tyler Mutton was the games' first half point leader (12) finishing with 19 points (12.1 pts/g), two assists and a steal. Mutton shot 7-13 from the field, 3-6 from downtown and hit both of his free throws by games end.


SDC's starting five, Viktoras Asaciovas, Keenan Patterson, Felix, Sanders and Mutton faced a starting five whose leading scorer averaged 18.8ppg over five games. The Hawks shrugged off the apparent mismatch, running both their offense and defense with high energy, mixing things up on both sides of the court. State did maintain the point advantage throughout the game, with the Hawks drawing within one on a layup from junior Seth Koenig at 23-22 with 7:19 remaning. The Aztecs pushed away from the tight score, taking a 44-34 lead into the half.

At 48-37, State began to build a 24 point lead (78-54) that SDC would narrow to 19 by games end. SDSU moved the ball well in the second, getting inside on many occasions, scoring 28 of their 44 points in the paint. The Aztecs shot 60.3% from the field to SDC's 42.4%, but only 44.4% from the line, sinking 4-9.

SDC resumes GSAC play on December 4th against Hope International University. The tip-off is scheduled for 7:30pm in Fullerton, California.

TMC Takes 1st GSAC Game

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Tues., Nov. 23, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The first GSAC match up for the Hawks went to The Master's College on Tuesday night by a 83-75 score. The Hawks drop to a 3-4 overall and start 0-1 in the GSAC, while The Master's keeps a winning 3-1 record, taking a 1-0 conference record into the upcoming games.

The notables for the night came from Senior Aaron Felix who pocketed 20 points going 3-6 from beyond the arch and 6-12 from the field. Junior Tim Sanders pulled down a season high 11 defensive rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, also tacking on 7 points.

The Mustangs busted out of the gate, blanking SDC on a 12-0 run. Amidst their double-digit push, they managed to rack up 8 fouls within the first 5 minutes of play. The 1-1 began to pay off for SDC when Xavier Mylleville went to the line, sinking all four of his first half free throw opportunities. TMC maintained their high pressure play, forcing SDC to take rushed shots, resulting in a mere 29% shooting percentage in the first. The Master's finished the first with a 37-26 lead, only to widen it on the otherside of the half.

The Mustangs hit a 20 point gap at 10:24 on a three-pointer from TMC's point leader Joey Fuca. Fuca posted 26 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and 4 rebounds, going 14-14 from the line, 2-2 on three's and 5-6 from the field.

SDC pulled within single digits as regulation wound down but couldn't get the key shots to drop in the final minutes, stalling their comeback at 83-75 as time expired.

The men's next big game takes place at Viejas Arena on November 26 (Friday) against the San Diego State University Aztecs who were recently ranked No. 18 in the NCAA Division I polling. The tip-off of the exhibition starts at 7:00pm. For online coverage, click here.

Record High in 103-100 Loss

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Tues., Nov. 23, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- A contest of historical proportions ended in favor of The Master's College (3-0, 1-0 GSAC) on Tuesday night, as San Diego Christian (3-2, 0-1 GSAC) was edged out in the final minute 103-100. For the Lady Hawks, Tuesday's 100 points marked the first triple-digit score in the programs history.

Senior Melissa Villalobos hit 8 of 13 finishing with 20 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists. Behind her was Junior Jasmin Thomas with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Sabrina Jiminez had a perfect game, shooting 5-5 from the field, 2-2 from downtown and 2-2 from the line for 14 points. Junior Brittany Robinson pulled down a night high 9 rebounds for the Hawks.

After being down, Thomas drew a foul on her drive to the basket helping the Hawks take a 18-15 lead on the three point play. Twenty-nine fouls accumulated between both teams by the end of the half, with a total of 41 free throws being taken. TMC was 21-23 (91.3%) at the line in the first, while the Hawks made a mere 10-18 (55.6%). The missed opportunities at the line showed in the 53-45 halftime score, a point total more typical of an complete game as opposed to a halftime result.

SDC shot 50% in the first, with Thomas owning 14 of the Hawks 45 points. TMC's point leader Erica Inge was 4-6 from the field and 11-11 from the line for 19 points and 4 assists.

The Hawks woke up in the second half, overtaking the Mustang lead for a short time as the game neared the triple-digit point total. SDC had a 90-85 lead with 7:38 remaining, only to have the Mustangs put down a 7-0 run to take a 2 point lead with 6:06 to go. Ashley Mason had final Hawk basket of the game bringing SDC within two, but the necessary foul in the final seconds put TMC at the line once again sealing the 103-100 win.

The second half was an improvement all around for SDC, who shot 58.3% (21-36) and 100% (8-8) at the line. TMC's Inge finished with 31 points, 9 assists, 3 steals and a 13-13 free throw report.

SDC takes a small break until December 4th when the GSAC contests resume in Fullerton against Hope International University. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30pm as a part of a double-header with the men (7:30pm).

SDC Defeats Rocky Mountain 88-78

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Sat., Nov. 20, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Helena, Mont. -- Now 3-3 overall, the San Diego Christian men's basketball team defeated the 2009 NAIA Champion Rocky Mountain College (4-3) Battlin' Bears, 88-78 to close out the Carroll College Tournament in Montana. This win was their second win against RMC this season.

San Diego Christian, a team that has excelled from beyond the arch in past games, buckled down at the line tonight, shooting 91.4%, making 32 of 35 and clinching their third win of the season. They also shot a season high 52% from the field, with 4 players finishing with double-digit point totals.

Senior Tyler Mutton's (pictured left) twenty points led the Hawks with junior Jason Starr (pictured right) close behind with 19 points. Both Mutton and Starr shot 100% from the line with Mutton sinking 10-10 and Starr 8-8. Mutton also had 8 rebounds and three steals. Junior Xavier Mylleville was also 5-5 from the line and 5-10 from the field for 15 points, 7 rebounds and a block. Senior Aaron Felix finished with 13 points and a team high 4 assists.

SDC lead by as many as twenty points in the second half after closing out the first with a 45-33 lead. The twenty point lead dwindled as sloppy play in the deep part of the second allowed Rocky Mountain to come within 10 on a made RMC three with 4:37 to go. The Hawks managed to capitalize on the Bears fouls in the final minutes to keep the lead and win.

The Hawks next game takes place home on November 23 (Tuesday) against The Master's College to open the 2010-2011 Golden State Athletic Conference contests. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm at the Ryan Athletic Center.

First Season Loss to CSULA

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Sat., Nov. 20, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Los Angeles, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College (3-1, 0-0 GSAC) women's basketball team ended their three game win streak on Saturday with a 70-65 loss to Division II Cal State Los Angeles (2-0, 0-0 CCAA). The Hawks are now 1-1 all time against the Golden Eagles, having come out on top last year 53-36.

Freshman Heather Serven had 19 points, shooting 6-11 from the field, 3-9 from downtown, 4-4 from the line and 5 rebounds. Freshman Ashley Mason went 5-9 and 2-4 from the line for 12 points and 5 rebounds. Senior Melissa Villalobos and junior Brittany Robinson both pulled down team high 6 rebounds and freshman Alexa Davison was 4-5 from the field, 1-1 in three point attempts, 1-2 from the line and had 4 rebounds.

CSULA jumped out to an early lead, holding the Hawks at bay throughout the first, opening their largest margin of 9 near the five minute mark. Serven hit a three at 15:07 that brought the Hawks within 1 and then a jumper with a minute remaining off a Robinson defensive rebound to tie the game for the first time. By games end, CSULA would out rebound the Hawks 52 (21-31) to 37 (17-20). SDC went into the locker room down by four, 34-30.

Out of the halftime break, SDC made their first five shots from the field, pulling ahead by 7 to a 47-40 lead. Despite the 17-6 run against them, CSULA would tie the game at 47 with 14 minutes to go. The teams would stay neck and neck until CSULA's point leader Lacy Ramon laid up the momentum changer with 7:47 remaning. From there CSULA hit their free throws (61.5%) and timely shots to pull out the 70-65 win.

CSULA's Ramon finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds, shooting 80% from the field and 60% at the line.

The GSAC conference games begin on November 23 (Tuesday) for the Hawks against The Master's College at 5:30pm at the Ryan Athletic Center.

Carroll Edges Out SDC 73-63

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Fri., Nov. 19, 2010  [Box Score][Season Box]
Helena, Mont.-- San Diego Christian (2-3, 0-0 GSAC) dropped their first match up of the Carroll College Tournament on Friday, 73-63 to host team Carroll College (4-2, 0-0 FC).

The Hawks faced a definite challenge as Carroll's head coach Brandon Veltri, also in his second season, led the Fighting Saints to a Frontier Conference playoff appearance in 2010. CC fell by 1 (65-64) to Rocky Mountain College, the Hawks opponent in their last tournament game on Saturday.

Seniors Tyler Mutton and Jason Starr both shot 5-12 from the field, ending with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Mutton was 4-9 from behind the arch and was credited with 2 assists. Junior Tim Sanders pulled down the team high 6 rebounds, scoring 5 points as well.

Statistically, the Hawks led in most overall catergories, shooting 51.7% in the second, but it was the Fightin Saint's chances at the line that gave them margin for the win. SDC was down 44-23 at half, pulling within 10 towards the end of the game. CC was 10-14 in the second on free throws giving them 20 points from the line by games end.

SDC rounds out the Carroll College Tournament with Rocky Mountain College, who fell to the Hawks in early november 68-59. To view the game online, click here.

Graham and Lettau, NAIA Scholar-Athletes

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Fri., Nov. 19, 2010
Vancouver, Wash. -- Junior Communications major Adrienne Graham and senior Biblical Studies major Hannah Lettau were commended for their 3.5 or above grade point average on Friday, being named to the 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes list.

Graham and Lettau are two of 306 NAIA student-athletes honored across the nation. For a full listing of the honorees for Women's Cross Country, click here.

Seven Fall GSAC Scholar-Athletes

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Tues., Nov. 16, 2010
Azusa, Calif. -- On Tuesday, the Golden State Scholar-Athlete award listing was released. A total of 85 GSAC student-athletes were named from the 11 conference schools for the 2010 fall sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and volleyball. The athletes listed must have been a junior or senior in standing and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above. The athletes from San Diego Christian College are listed below.

2010 Fall GSAC Scholar-Athletes

Athlete Sport Year Major
Adrienne Graham Cross Country Jr. Communications
Hannah Lettau Cross Country Sr. Biblical Studies
Jackilyn Lowry Cross Country Jr. Kinesiology
Clarissa Wohlfeil Women's Soccer Sr. Liberal Studies
Katelyn Ogle Women's Soccer Jr. Biology
Kaitlen Laine Volleyball Jr. Biology
Valaree Bergman Volleyball Sr. Liberal Studies

For a complete listing of 2010 Fall GSAC Scholar-Athletes, please visit the GSAC website by clicking this link.

Third Win, 77-61 Over LSU

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Sat., Nov. 13, 2010 [Box Score][Seaon Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The Lady Hawks (3-0, 0-0 GSAC) basketball team recorded shot 11-19 (57.9%) from downtown on Saturday against the La Sierra University (0-6) Golden Eagles, taking a 77-61 win.

Junior Brittany Robinson was 7-14 from the field for 21 points, earning a double-double with 12 rebounds. She nailed 5 of 7 from downtown and posted 3 assists and 3 steals in the win. Freshman Heather Serven, in her first game after an ankle injury against Westminster College, put up 15 points (6-12), hitting 3 of 6 from behind the arch. Freshman Alexa Davison followed closely behind Serven with 14 points, 8 rebounds and a block.

It was slow going in the first half for the Hawks who turned the ball over 13 times, shooting 13-36 from the field (36.1%). LSU managed to find their way to the hoop, drawing 10 fouls from the Hawks and shooting 44.8% in the first. The Hawks first half stat highlight came from freshman Jermani Daniels who had 5 offensive boards for the Hawks finishing the game with 9 total rebounds.

SDC settled into their game, posting 44 points to LSU's 25 in the second. Freshman Sabrina Jimenez came off the bench drawing fouls and contributing 6 points (4-5 from the line) and a block to the cause in her 9 solid minutes.

The Hawks take to the road once again on Saturday, November 20, to play NCAA Division II Cal State Los Angeles starting at 2:00pm at CSULA.

Senior Night Loss to Vanguard

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FinalgameSat., Nov. 13, 2010 [Box Score][Final Stats]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College (9-20, 2-18 GSAC) Lady Hawks wrapped up the 2010 season with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-14 loss to Vanguard University (14-15, 6-14 GSAC) on Saturday night. 

Three seniors, Rachel Blair, Valaree Bergman, and Jessi Higgins were honored prior to the game with Blair closing out her career leading the Hawks in the games kill category with 9. She also posted 6 digs.

At the net, freshman Sigourney Rockmore hit .429 for 6 kills and sophomore Stephanie Rice (9) and junior Jessica Brazynetz (8) dug a total of 17 balls in the back court.

Vanguard took off in the first set on Jamie Heenan's serve to an 11-1 lead. SDC couldn't find a rhythm, peppering another 10 points amidst the VU 15 kills and 4 errors (.393). VU would decisively win the set 25-11.

Blair opened set two with a kill, her first of five in the highlight set for SDC. VU separated themselves from the Hawks by 8, leading 12-4. SDC began a steady climb from 15-8 on serve series from Lauren Howard who served two aces and setter Cassidy Mertens, who had 13 assists by games end. They tied the game at 20 on a Lion attack error, but the last points slipped through the Hawks grasp (25-21).

The Hawks hung with Vanguard through 8-8, then the Lions went on a kill streak, posting 9 kills without an error. They hit .652 as a team, holding SDC to .160 in the final set of their season.

Team high's for the Hawks included Howard's 268 kills, Merten's 505 assists, McCalmont's 8 solo blocks, 44 block assists, 33 aces and Rice finished with 260 digs (2.8/s).


Senior Highlights are listed below:

| Blair Quick Facts |

Four years at SDC. In 2009, 235 kills, 199 digs, 23 aces. In 2008, 7 solo blocks, 26 block assists, 23 aces (.23 SA/S) and .849 serve%.

Notable Career Stats: 369 sets, 685 kills, 618 digs (1.67/s), 80 assists, 52 aces, 19 solo blocks and 86 block assists.

| Bergman Quick Facts |

Four years at SDC. In 2007, had a career high 115 kills, 22 solo blocks and 59 block assists.

Notable Career Stats:
243 sets, 281 kills, 38 solo blocks. 178 block assists. 7 blocks in 2008 and 2010 vs Hope International.

| Higgins Quick Facts |

Two years at SDC. 60 kills in 2009, Game high 6 kills against Black Hills State University and Holy Names University in 2010.

Notable Career Stats: 145 sets, 96 kills, 30 assists, 62 digs, 3 solo blocks, and 22 block assists.

Asaciovas, Double-Double in 76-48 Win

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VAsaciovasSat., Nov. 13, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian (2-2, 0-0 GSAC) College Hawks rounded out a successful home Classic on Saturday afternoon with a game against Southwestern College (AZ) (0-2), winning 76-48. Senior Viktor Asaciovas (pictured left) highlighted the game for SDC with a double-double, going 3-6 from the field for 11 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

Senior Jason Starr had 14 points and three rebounds and junior Keenan Patterson was 3-5 from downtown for 12 points, tacking on 3 assists and 1 steal. Junior Xavier Mylleville shot 4-6 from the field, 2-2 from the line and 7 rebounds. Junior Aaron Felix had the team high 6 assists, also scoring 6 points, going 2-2 from the line.

The first half was slow all around, litered with fouls, 19 total and turnovers, 18 totaled between both teams. With 6:43 to go, Patterson sunk a three, putting the Hawks up, 19-18. Patterson had 11 points for the Hawks in the first, helping them carry a 29-21 lead into the half.

SDC came out of the locker room rejuvinated, blanking the Eagles 9-0 to take a 17 point lead.
Asaciovas dominated the boards for the Hawks tallying 8 of his ten rebounds and all 11 points in the second half.

SDC boosted their shooting percentage in the second half by over ten percent, 34.6% to 48.3%. They also hit 13-19 from the line in the second, improving from the 5-11 from the first half.

Southwestern's A.J. Koch was 5-9 from behind the arch and 5-6 from the line for 20 points, almost half of the Eagles scoring for the night. By games end, SWC had shot 32.0% from the field.

San Diego Christian travels to Montana next weekend for two games in the Carroll College Tournament. Their first game lands on Friday, November 19, starting at 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time against host team Carroll College.

Hawks Drop Home Opener to HNU

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Thurs., Nov. 11, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
El Cajon, Calif. --
San Diego Christian (1-2, 0-0 GSAC) men's basketball hosted the Holy Names University (1-3, 0-0 CALPAC) Hawks in their first home game and opening game of the 2010 Hawks Classic on Thursday. SDC, who tallied their first win last Saturday against Rocky Mountain College, fell 77-69 the final minutes. 

Junior Aaron Felix was 6-19 from the field, finishing with 21 points to lead SDC. He also had 2 assists, making 6 of 9 free throws. Junior Keenan Patterson led the Hawks in the first half with 7 points, collecting 6 assists and 2 steals by games end. Junior Benji Arvizu pulled down 6 boards for SDC as a part of the Hawks 32 total rebounds.

Five minutes in, the lead had changed three times, with San Diego Christian establishing a five point lead starting with a Patterson three-pointer. HNU recaptured the lead at 21-19 sustaining it though the end of the first, taking a 30-28 lead to the locker room.

SDC shot 45.8% from the field in the first to HNU's 39.4%.

Tables turned in the second half in favor of Holy Names as they sunk 15-25 shots scoring 47 points in the second. Obie Woods hit a timely three with 7 minutes left putting HNU up by 1. Senior Jason Starr responded with a three of his own, but Woods hit his second three of the night propelling the Hawks into a momentum that SDC tried to slow with fouls. Those 7 fouls in the last three minutes ended up getting the best of SDC, giving HNU 8 free points from the line and the 77-69 win.

HNU's David Scott posted 19 points in the second half, finishing with 27 points and 9 rebounds, shooting 13-18 from the field.

The Hawks next match up is their last contest in the Hawks Classic. They'll take on Southwestern College out of Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, starting at 3:30pm.

For a schedule of other games being played in the Classic, click here.


USD Victorious in Exhibition

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Tues., Nov. 9, 2010 [Box Score]
San Diego, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College women's basketball played the NCAA Division I University of San Diego Toreros in an exhibition contest on Tuesday night, falling 94-49.

The Toreros, picked sixth overall in the preseason's coaches poll for the West Coast Conference (WCC), presented a high level of competition for the Hawks, preparing them for the tough GSAC conference ahead.

Junior Brittany Robinson had 17 points and five rebounds with junior Jasmin Thomas and senior Melissa Villalobos adding 8 points each.

The chances were there in the first, but SDC couldn't put the ball in the hoop, shooting 18%, making 5 of 27 shots. USD shot 63.6% from the field, leading at one point by as much as 25. Emily Hatch owned 12 of the 26 USD rebounds, finishing the game with 21. Robinson had 14 of the Hawks 27 first half points, hitting 6 of her 8 free throws and freshman Jermani Daniels held 4 of the teams 15 rebounds.

USD's 49-27 halftime lead doubled by games end as the Toreros held SDC to 22 points in the second half. The Hawks improved on the floor in the second, shooting 9-for-30 (24.6%).

SDC resumes regular season play on Saturday, November 13 at La Sierra University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30pm in Riverside.

No. 7 BU Sweeps SDC 3-0

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Tues., Nov. 9, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
La Mirada, Calif. -- In their second to last game of the 2010 season, San Diego Christian (9-19, 2-17 GSAC) volleyball traveled to Biola University (25-7, 16-3 GSAC) where the No. 7 Eagles swept the Hawks in 55 minutes, 25-11, 25-14, 25-10.

Junior Lauren Howard again led in kills for the Hawks with 7, hitting a .294 clip with 2 errors in 17 attempts. She also recorded 2 aces, 2 digs and a solo block. At the net, senior Valaree Bergman had three block assists and junior Jessica Brazynetz added 6 digs in the back court.

BU had all the momentum in the first set, jumping out to a 8-1 lead that they would carry into a win in 15 minutes. BU hit .250 to the Hawks .-129 with Kim Russell leading the Eagles with 5 kills.

They brought it again in the second, with the Hawks breaking into double digits in the sets final points. At match point, SDC pushed for five points with two straight aces from Howard, but a kill from Christine Douglas closed the set at 25-14. BU hit an impressive .682, recording only 2 errors in 22 attempts.

Eagles Abbie Wright served the first 7 points, giving the Eagles their 8th ace of the night. Howard broke the streak with her 8th kill, only to have the Eagles surge to a 14-4 lead. Higgins and Valaree Bergman twice blocked the Hawks within 8 points at 14-6 and 15-7, but a Biola 10-3 run finished out the Eagle senior night with a win.

BU's leading hitters, Tavea Hampton hit .529 totaling 11 kills with 2 errors and Kim Russell had 10 kills with one error, hitting a .643 clip. Libero Lindsay Dietzen had 14 digs for the Eagles.

SDC's last game falls on Saturday, November 13 against Vanguard University. The Hawks will also honor their seniors Valaree Bergman, Rachel Blair and Jessi Higgins along with the parent's of the players. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm with senior appreciation taking place prior to the first serve.

Second GSAC Win, 3-1 Over HIU

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LH_news12Sat., Nov. 6, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Fullerton, Calif. -- Seventeen kills (.324), 5 digs, 2 assists and a block assist from junior Lauren Howard (pictured left), propelled the Hawks (9-18, 2-16 GSAC) to the second GSAC win over the Royals of Hope International University (6-17, 3-15 GSAC) on Saturday, 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20.

Freshman Sigourney Rockmore and senior Rachel Blair both posted 13 kills in the win. Rockmore hit a .346 clip with 1 solo block, three block assists and an assist. Blair added three block assists and three digs. Junior Jessica Brazynetz had 18 digs in the back court for the Hawks, and freshman Shelby Broberg collected 6 digs, 2 solo blocks and 5 block assists.

It was a night of blocks for both teams with San Diego Christian putting up 12 and Hope with 12.5. Hitting percentages suffered as SDC posted the highest team hitting percentage of the night at .235 through the first three sets. SDC hit .361 in the 4th, boosting the overall to .207.

HIU had a 5-1 lead that the Hawks climbed back to tie at 15 on a collection of Hawk kills. SDC hit .235 in the set. From 15-18, SDC went on a 5 point run off Brazynetz's serve, going up 20-18. HIU snuck in 2 points in the Hawks streak to 24-20, funded evenly by Royal attack errors and SDC kills. HIU's come back in the final points came up short as SDC's Rachel Blair countered with the final kill point to take the set.

The second had SDC up for the majority of the set, hitting a mere .176, but finding themselves out in front with the help of HIU errors.

HIU came out swinging in the third set, finding their first 5 points on 4 kills and an ace. It was tight through the teens, with SDC pulling within one at 22-21 on back-to-back blocks involving Broberg accompanied by Howard and Jessi Higgins. Unfortuantely, the Royals would put away two kills to take the game into the 4th set.

Attack errors slightly shifted set four to SDC's favor in the early points eventually distancing themselves at 13-10 on a Howard kill. The Hawks would not look back as they pulled out their second GSAC win in the fourth with a 25-20 score.

SDC takes to the road again on Tuesday, November 9 for the last away game of the year at Biola University. First serve is scheduled for 7:00pm in La Mirada, California.

First 2010 Win

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Sat., Nov. 6, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Salt Lake City, Utah -- The 2009 NAIA National Champion Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears in their second game of the Tipoff Classic on Saturday, defeating them 68-59. SDC is now 1-1, while the Bears are 4-1, earning their first loss of the season.

Tyler Mutton did the most damage for the Hawks, posting 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. He was 5-10 from the field, 3-6 from outside the arc and 6-7 from the line. Senior Jason Starr finished with 13 points and junior Xavier Mylleville was 4-6 from the field for 9 points, pullimg down 7 rebounds and had three blocks, five on the weekend.

Rocky Mountain led early on, pulling out to a 16-6 lead with 12:35 to go in the first. But SDC would turn the tables on the Bears by halftime. A Mutton layup jumpstarted a 17-2 run that put the Hawks ahead by 8 with 2:20 remaining. SDC would take a 33-24 lead into the locker room.

SDC was 14-36 (38.9%) from the field to the Bears 28.1%. Thirteen of Mutton's ninteen points came in the first, as he was shooting 100% from the field (5-5, 3-3 3-pt), and 0-1 from the line.

The Hawks led through the entire second half, taking their largest lead of the game (11 pts) on a three-point shot by Tim Sanders with 7:26 to go. It was the Hawks first half efforts that sealed the win for them, as Rocky Mountain and SDC both posted 35 points in the second half. RMC out rebounded the Hawks 49-39, but SDC came out on top in every other catergory.

San Diego Christian returns to El Cajon to host the Hawks Classic, with their first game on November 11 (Thurs.) at 7:30pm versus Holy Names University.

Second Win, 77-63 Over Bethany

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Sat., Nov. 6, 2010 [Box Score][Season Box]
Scotts Valley, Calif. -- In the second win of the season, the Lady Hawks (2-0) defeated the Bethany University Bruins (0-3) 77-63 to round out their Northern California roadtrip.

Senior Melissa Villalobos had a great night on the court with 21 points, 7 steals, 6 assists and 3 rebounds. She was 7-15 from the field, hit 3-8 three-pointers and was 4-4 from the line. Junior Brittany Robinson came in behind Villalobos with 20 points, 6 rebounds and an assist. Robinson was 6-10 from the field and shot 5-7 from downtown (71.4%). Freshman Jermani Daniels brought down 11 rebounds for the Hawks.

Alyssa Wright finished with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 assists to lead the Bruins.

SDC travels down the 8 freeway to play the Universiy of San Diego on Tuesday, Nov. 9 in an exhibition game starting at 7:00pm.

School Records Set in GSAC Finals

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10_xc_teamSat., Nov. 6, 2010 [M Results][W Results]
Fresno, Calif. -- Hawks Cross Country team closed out their 2010 season at Fresno Pacific University's course for the GSAC Championships on Saturday, finishing tenth as a team. The women finished the fastest they have in the school's history of scoring women's teams with a time of 1:49:38, averaging a pace of 21:13.

In 47th place, first for the Hawks was freshman Jackilyn Lowry running a time of 20:11, the third fastest time at GSAC Championships in SDC history. This was her second fastest time of the year, with her 19:25 minute PR coming at the Cal State San Marcos Cougar Classic in mid-October. Senior Hannah Lettau came in 48th with a 20:22, 32 seconds faster than her time on the 5k Fresno course in 2009.

Bringing up the final points for the Hawks was freshman Katarina Medici (53rd) at 21:06, junior Adrienne Graham (57th) at 21:30 and senior Asia Graham (65th) with a time of 22:55. Senior Will Graham finished 28:10. With that time, Graham registers his time amongst the fastest 8k times in San Diego Christian College Cross Country history behind Matt Muser's 27:59. He improved 1 minute and 23 seconds since the first time he ran the course in 2007.

No. 2 Biola University took the women's race with a total time of 1:30:51, placing three in the top ten and all seven runners in the top twenty. Azusa Pacific University's Poppy Lawman, a sophomore, crossed first with time of 17:31.

The 13th ranked The Master's College captured the first place team finish for the men, finishing three runners in the top ten. Azusa Pacific's Abednego Magut rank the 8k course in 24:11, 21 seconds quicker than second place finisher John Gilbertson (TMC).

For a listing of the school records achieved in the 2010 season, click here.



Overtime Loss to No.12 Westminster

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Fri., Nov. 5, 2010 [Box Score]
Salt Lake City, Utah -- San Diego Christian College Men's Basketball opened the 2010-11 season with a 79-71 loss in the first overtime against the No. 12 (preseason ranking) ranked Westminster Griffins out of Utah at the Westminster Tipoff Classic on Friday night.

Westminster is the three-time defending Frontier Conference champions and returned 9 players from the team that went 27-6 last season. San Diego Christian is now 0-4 against the Griffins, last playing one another in 2008.

Newcomer Aaron Felix (pictured left), a transfer out of CSU Dominguez Hills, put up twenty points, 4 rebounds and an assist in the debut. Felix hit 4 of 9 three's, going 7-15 from the field. Tim Sanders was 3-for-5 from the field, 3-3 on three point shots and 2-for-3 for 11 points. Sanders recorded 4 assists and 5 rebounds as well.

SDC jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a made three from Tyler Mutton fifteen seconds in. It was a tight game until Jason Starr hit a three 12:54 in to go up 16-13. The Hawks would lead by twelve points with 3:44 remaining, taking a 32-24 lead into the half. SDC shot 48% from the field in the first recording 9 assists. Mutton had 8 points and 5 rebounds in the first, finishing out the game with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Griffins came out of the locker room strong, tying the game at 34. It was another close battle after SDC regained a one point lead on a three from Keenan Patterson. Patterson had one rebound and four assists on the night. Westminster hit a three to retake the lead at 51-49, a lead they would maintain until the final seconds of the half. The 7-1 run started with a made free-throw from Seth Koenig, who was 3-3 from the line. Sanders stepped up to hit the tying three-point shot at the buzzer to take the 64-64 game into overtime.

Westminster took a 70-65 lead with 3:28 remaining in the first five minute overtime. Felix drained a jumper with 55 seconds to bring the Hawks within three, but unfortunately, a three and three free-throws iced the win for the Griffins.

SDC shot 62% from three-point land, hitting 13 of 21, but shot only 60% from the line. Five Griffins finished with double digit point totals and out rebounded the Hawks 43-31.

The Hawks take on Rocky Mountain College at the Tipoff Classic on Saturday, November 6, starting at 3:30pm.


82-33 Win in Opener Over PUC

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Fri., Nov. 5, 2010 [Box Score]
Angwin, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College Women's Basketball team grabbed a decisive victory against the Pacific Union College Pioneers on Friday, 82-33.

Five Hawks ended the game with double-digit point totals. Senior Melissa Villalobos and Freshman Sabrina Jimenez led the charge with 12 points a piece. Junior Britanny Robinson added 11 points, 9 steals, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Freshman Alexa Davison shot 7-8 from the line for 11 points, pulling down 8 rebounds and Junior Michelle Gonzalez went 5-6 from the field for 10 points, had 6 rebounds and 2 assists as well.

SDC scored 43 points in the first, shooting 48.5%, 16-33. They made an improvement at the line in the second half, sinking 14-18 (77.8%) from the 8-14 (57.1%) in the first.

No. 11 CUI Takes It In Three

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Tues., Nov. 2, 2010 [Box Score][Cume Stat]
El Cajon, Calif. -
- The No. 11 Concordia University Eagles (20-7, 11-6 GSAC) came to El Cajon on Tuesday night, taking the match in three sets from the Hawks (8-18, 1-16 GSAC) 26-24, 25-17, 25-15. 

Sophomore Kim McCalmont had 11 kills, leading SDC in the kill catergory. She also tacked on 8 digs, 4 block assists and an ace. Junior Lauren Howard was one kill short of a double-double with 9 kills and 11 digs. Howard had three aces at the line for the Hawks. Senior Rachel Blair had 7 kills with one error in 14 attempts for a .429 clip. Freshman setter Cassidy Mertens had 17 assists.

SDC's best look at a set win came in the first when they took the Eagles to a 24-24 tie, coming back from a 21-14 defecit. A big block on the last point by Brianna Hughes and Brooke Marino put CUI up 1-0.

The following two sets saw similar outcomes where SDC held a lead in the opening points, but a solid stretch of serves from an Eagle built CUI a margin they would carry through to the win.

Hope International hosts San Diego Christian on Saturday, November 6, starting at 7:00pm.


Cruz and Waggoner, All-GSAC Team

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CC_GSACMon., Nov. 1, 2010
El Cajon, Calif. -- Two Hawks, Cesar Cruz (pictured left) and Hannah Waggoner (pictured below) were named to the the All-GSAC soccer teams that were released on Monday. Each team, men's soccer and women's soccer, consist of thirty selections from the eleven Golden State Athletic Conference competitors.

Cruz, a freshman out of Carlsbad, California finished out the season with 2 goals in 15 games owning the lone game winning goal for the Hawks. Waggoner, a junior from San Diego, California led the women's team with 7 goals, totaling 14 points.
For the men, Vanguard University (10-7, 9-1 GSAC) was the GSAC champion with sophomore Kevin Cornwall (Dublin, Ireland) receiving the GSAC Player of the Year award. Randy Dodge, Vanguard's head coach was awarded GSAC Coach of the Year.

The Master's College's swept the GSAC Awards with Curtis Lewis as Coach of the Year and Emily Bruton as Player of the Year. Azusa Pacific University (13-1-2, 8-1-1 GSAC) was the GSAC regular season champion for the women.

For a full listing of the awards, go to GSAC Men's Soccer and GSAC Women's Soccer.

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