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2011 GSAC Fall Sport Scholar-Athletes

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Mon., Nov. 16, 2010
Azusa, Calif. -- On Monday, the Golden State Athletic Conerence Scholar-Athlete award listing was released. A total of 80 GSAC student-athletes were named from the 10 conference schools for the 2011 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.

2011 Fall GSAC Scholar-Athletes

Athlete  Sport  Year   Major  
Adrienne Graham Cross Country Sr. Communication
Katelyn Neverkovek Cross Country Sr. Kinesiology
Jackilyn Lowry Cross Country Sr.. Kinesiology
Emmanuel Onywera Men's Soccer Jr.. Kinesiology
Katelyn Ogle Women's Soccer Jr. Biology

For a complete listing of 2011 Fall GSAC Scholar-Athletes, please visit the GSAC website by clicking this link.

Two Hawks Named All-Conference

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CC_GSACSat., Nov. 12, 2011 
El Cajon, Calif. -- Two Hawks, Justin Picou (pictured left) and Hannah Waggoner (pictured below) were named to the All-GSAC soccer teams that were released on Saturday. Each team, men's soccer and women's soccer, consists of 28 selections from the 10 Golden State Athletic Conference competitors.

Picou, a junior from San Diego, finished out the season with two goals and four assists in 16 games while playing both forward and defender for the Hawks. Waggoner, a senior from San Diego, led the GSAC in both goals (13) and points (28) while finishing second all-time on SDCC’s career points and goals scored list. This was the third All-GSAC selection for Waggoner in four seasons.
For the men, Biola University was the GSAC tournament champion while Fresno Pacific won the regular season title. Junior Paul Islas (Fresno, CA) from FPU received the GSAC Player of the Year award. Jamie Rodriguez, FPU’s head coach, was awarded GSAC Coach of the Year.

Point Loma Nazarene swept the GSAC Awards for the women with Tim Hall as Coach of the Year and Erica Wessels as Player of the Year. PLNU was the regular season champion and Azusa Pacific University was the GSAC tournament champion for the women.

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


Photos courtesy of Kyle Cabezas-Jones 

Hawks Conclude Season with Win

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Tue., Oct 25th, 2011 

El Cajon, Calif. --In a season of highs and lows, the San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team finished their season on a high after knocking off Bethesda University of California in overtime 3-2 on Tuesday afternoon. The win helped the Hawks end with confidence after taking the final two games of the season.

“This was a great win for us,” said Assistant Coach Donald Laing. “We lost a lot of close games, so it was nice for the guys to see the hard work pay off with a victory.

BUC struck first in the 33rd minute to jump up 1-0 on a shot just outside of the box.

SDCC responded when when a shot by Victor Flores was batted down by a BUC defender's hand in the box, setting up a penalty kick for Leandro Vianna. Vianna promptly placed the ball in the back of the net to knot the game at 1-1.

SDCC’s second goal came when Jordan Abad hit Justin Picou down the left side of the box. Picou dribbled and passed to Emmanuel Onywera who snuck the ball past the goalkeeper to put the Hawks up 2-1.

The Flames scratched a goal in the final minute of regulation to send the game to overtime.

In the overtime period, SDCC took the game when goalkeeper Alex Cozzi saved a BUC shot and fired the ball down the left to Salvador Velesquez. Velesquez dribbled past midfield and delivered a pass down the middle to a streaking Onywera who knocked it past the keeper for the game winner.

The Hawks conclude their season at 5-11-1.

“It is good to end the season with a pair of wins,” said Head Coach Carlos Calderson. “We showed that we can do it, we just need to start playing this well earlier in the year. This is a nice confidence boost moving forward.”





Hawks Knock off Westmont for First GSAC Win

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lhSat., Oct 1st, 2011 [Box Score]
Santa Barbara, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team knew the game plan they needed to execute in order win on Saturday. With ball control and patience, the Hawks collected their first conference win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Westmont College.

“The boys were very, very disciplined today,” said head coach Carlos Calderson. “They stayed with the game plan.”

The first half saw the Hawks (3-8-1, 1-4 GSAC) lose the ball control battle and Westmont (2-8-1, 1-3-1 GSAC) was able to fire off seven shots. SDCC goalkeeper Cameron Riley (pictured left), who kept the Warriors at bay all afternoon, collected two saves in the first half to keep the game scoreless at intermission.

The second half seemed to be headed the same way as the first half, when Westmont had four shots in the first 10 minutes. Three of the first four were stopped by Riley, but Westmont was able to get on the board when Riley deflected a shot that bounced to Zach George. George was able to take advantage of a displaced Riley to score his first goal of the season.

The Westmont momentum did not last long, however. Less than two minutes after falling behind, SDCC’s Leandro Vienna delivered a ball off a free kick into the box, where Frank Zimmerman headed the ball toward the goal. The ball fell directly to SDCC’s Brent Oglesby who drilled the ball into the back of the net to knot the game at 1-1.

The momentum had started to shift. Calderson credits the players sticking to the plan, adding “In the second half, we started possessing the ball and not letting them be comfortable with the ball.”

The game would remain tied for much of the second half. However, momentum would move more into the Hawks favor when Westmont forward Marcos Lopez received a red card in the 71st minute. SDCC went on the attack, outshooting Westmont 5-1 after the caution was issued.

After shots from Vienna and Justin Picou were unable to find the net, SDCC finally took the lead in the 83rd minute. Victor Flores dribbled past the last defender and drilled the ball with his left foot that found the opposite side of the net to give the Hawks the 2-1 advantage.

Westmont’s final chance came in the 88th minute. Riley promptly collected the save to give the game to the Hawks.

“We were tired of playing well and not coming out on top,” said Oglesby. “We played together for 90 minutes and never gave up.”

“It means so much (to get a GSAC win). It shows what we have been working so hard for. It gives us a ton of momentum moving forward; the first win is always the hardest and now we have it”

Calderson added, “I am extremely proud of them. We have been a part of some great games this season with a negative result. Being able to get our first GSAC win at Westmont versus a very good team was not an easy task.”

“I pray this win will develop into something more for the team as well as SDCC.”

The Hawks welcome Hope International to campus on Tuesday, October 18th at 3:00pm.

SDCC Closes Out Non-Conference Play at LSU

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Thu., Sep 29th, 2011
Riverside, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team was looking to finish off non-GSAC play on a strong note Thursday night, but was thwarted in a 2-1 loss on the road versus La Sierra University.

The Tigers got on the board first when Shane Shelton scored on a pass from David Nolan in the 22nd minute. The rest of the physical first half continued and the Hawks (2-5-1) were unable to get on the board in the first frame, finding La Sierra up 1-0 at the break.

The game continued to be physical, but remained within striking distance until Shelton scored his second goal of the game on a header off of a corner kick from David Nolan. SDCC had six shots on goal for the game, but were unable to score until the final seconds. Sophomore Leandro Vienna converted a penalty kick to get the Hawks on the board. Shortly thereafter, however, the final whistle blew and it was too late to mount a comeback.

Alex Cozzi played all 90 minutes at goalkeeper for SDCC, tallying four saves.

La Sierra outshot SDCC by one (13-12). In addition, the game saw a total of eight cautions being handed out between the two teams and a combined 42 fouls (29 from LSU).

The Hawks continue GSAC play and travel down the 8 freeway to battle Point Loma Nazarene University on Wednesday, October 8th at 1:30pm.

Cougars Get the Best of the Hawks

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Tue., Sep 27th, 2011
San Marcos, Calif. --Goals came early and often for both teams on Tuesday, but Cal State San Marcos was able to get the best of San Diego Christian College 4-2 in an afternoon battle in San Marcos.

The Cougars (6-4-1) got on the board first, just over one minute into the game. Off of a corner kick, Alex Brunsell put the ball in front of the net and was headed in by Jake Kaiser to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. CSUSM would strike again four minutes later, when Brunsell delivered a through ball to Eric Lopez who was able to get the ball past keeper Cameron Riley to take a quick 2-0 lead.

SDCC (2-4-1) came right back in the 11th minute. Justin Picou drilled a long pass to Jordan Abad in the box, who placed the ball past the keeper to cut the lead in half. The rest of the physical first half would lead to the score remaining 2-0 at intermission.

CSUSM would strike once in the 51st minute and again late in the game in the 87th minute. SDCC’s Leandro Vienna would take advantage of a late penalty kick to cut the Cougar’s lead to 4-2, but the Hawks were unable to get any closer.

SDCC was outshot 23-8 for the game. Cameron Riley played all 90 minutes and recorded 5 saves for the Hawks.

SDCC continues their season, traveling to play La Sierra on Thursday, September 29th.

SDCC Shutout by Fresno Pacific

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Sat., Sep 24th, 2011
Fresno, Calif. -- The San Diego Christian College men’s soccer team had difficulty getting going on the road Saturday, losing to Fresno Pacific University 6-0 in the GSAC opener.

The game remained scoreless for much of the first half, until the Sunbirds (4-3, 1-0) struck three times in the final 10 minutes of the half.

The Hawks (2-3-1, 0-1-0) were outshot 26-9 for the game and the Sunbirds put 15 shots on goal.

The men continue their season with a road contest at Cal State San Marcos on Tuesday, September 27th.
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