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Mylleville Signs Professional Contract

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CC_GSACFri., May 25th, 2012 
El Cajon, Calif. -- Former San Diego Christian College men’s basketball standout Xavier Mylleville has signed to play basketball professionally in his native Belgium. Mylleville has signed with KBBC Oostkamp in the Belgium Division 3 League.

“It is a symbolic day for our school and athletic program and shows that no matter what level you play at, there is a dream that can come true with character, hard work, and perseverance," said SDCC Head Coach Tim Cook. "We are so proud of Xavier in what he has accomplished on and off the court. He is obtaining his degree this summer from San Diego Christian and that is what it is all about. Xavier is a skilled 6'7 inside/outside post with a pro IQ."

"He will flourish in Belgium and he has worked his whole life for this opportunity.”

HW_news12 Mylleville averaged 6.9 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game in his two seasons for the Hawks. Despite struggling with injuries his senior season, Mylleville helped lead SDCC to the most wins in conference in five seasons.

Mylleville praised SDCC for helping him grow academically and spiritually. “Even though I attended SDCC for just two years, it helped me take a big step in my spiritual life and professional life,” said Mylleville. “I'm also going to be able to finish school up while I'm playing basketball overseas.”

"Coach Cook, Coach Mendez and Coach Cosby basically gave us a professional preparation before every game,” added Mylleville. “From practices, to watching game tape, to the scouting reports we got before the game; everything was the same as you would get in playing for a professional team.”

Mylleville continued, “With the GSAC being so competitive, we played a very good team every game which made all of us better players.”

Mylleville is the third Hawk in the past two seasons (in addition to Paul Wolf and Victor Asaciovas) to sign a professional contract.

"With the signing of Xavier to a professional basketball contract, it continues the long line of student-athletes from San Diego Christian who have gone on to success at the pro level," said Cook. "We have had a rich tradition at SDCC of Final Four Appearances and developing our student-athletes to move on to the next stage in their life whether that be in business, teaching, ministry, or basketball."

"This adds continued credibility to the Hawks' Basketball Program."

For more information on KBBC Oostkamp, click here.

Bando Named to NCCAA All-West Region Team

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CC_GSACMay 15, 2012 
Greenville, S.C. -- San Diego Christian College catcher Nick Bando has been named to the NCCAA All-West Region team.

HW_news12Bando, a junior from Gilbert, Arizona, finished the season batting .314 with one homerun and 20 RBIs, while leading the team with 21 walks and posting a .407 on base percentage. More impressive was Bando’s defensive work, where the Hawks’ catcher cut down 11 of 26 attempted base stealers. In addition, Bando saw time in centerfield, rightfield, pitcher, first base, and as a designated hitter.

Bando helped lead the Hawks to an 11 game improvement in the win column in 2012. SDCC finished 19-32 and only two games back from making the GSAC playoffs.

Bando is the second SDCC player in history to be named to the NCCAA All-West Region team.

To read more about the NCCAA, click here.

Ogle to Play and Serve Overseas

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CC_GSACWed., May 2nd, 2011 
El Cajon, Calif. -- Former San Diego Christian College Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Ogle has agreed to join Surge International in order to serve the Lord overseas through soccer. Ogle will be in Austria to serve in a variety of ways, with the possibility of signing a professional soccer contract.

“SDCC soccer has taught me dedication, determination, hard work, and has given me the will to never give up and an unending passion for the game of soccer,” said Ogle. “I know that there are many challenges that lie ahead of me, but I also know that with God on my side, all things are possible.”

Ogle, a recent SDCC graduate from Chino Hills, was second in the GSAC in saves with 92, and led the conference in saves per game with 6.4 per game her senior season. Ogle also ranked 39th in the NAIA in saves per game. In addition, Ogle was a two-time GSAC Scholar-Athlete and an NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

HW_news12 Ogle added, “Surge International offers many opportunities to serve including: large scale evangelistic festivals in poor and war torn countries, homeless outreach, prison ministry, student ministry, refugee outreach, outreach to drug addicts, soccer relief work, church planting, youth soccer tournaments and clinics, school assemblies, and leading small group Bible studies.”

“I would love serving in all these ministries, but I feel I have a calling to work with the children, whether that is serving at youth soccer camps or school assemblies.”

SDCC Head Coach Carlos Calderson praised Ogle, stating, “Kaitlyn is exceptional, both on and off the field. She was a leader with her hard work, service to others, and overall attitude. She will be missed at SDCC, but I know the Lord will use her for His glory through Surge International.”

For information on Surge International, click here.

Whitmore Awarded GSAC Gold Glove for Defensive Excellence

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CC_GSACMon., Apr. 1, 2011 
El Cajon, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College pitcher Lucas Whitmore has been awarded the GSAC Gold Glove for stellar defensive play from the pitcher position. The Golden State Athletic Conference awards one Gold Glove for each position to the best defensive player at that position.

HW_news12Whitmore, a senior from Lakeside, finished the season with 4-5 with a 4.93 ERA, while striking out 61 in 91.1 innings of work. Whitmore also threw five complete games and collected one save. Defensively, Whitmore did not commit an error in 17 chances.

Whitmore is the first Hawk ever to be awarded a Gold Glove.

For a full listing of the GSAC awards, click here

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