Sokhela Races to College’s First PacWest Honor

By Scott Craig   |   September 19, 2023
Zola Sokhela

Zola Sokhela, Westmont’s 14-time NAIA All-American, ran to a second-place finish in the men’s cross country 8K at the Biola Invitational September 8. The performance earned him the title of PacWest Runner of the Week, the first NCAA Division II honor given to a Westmont athlete. Sokhela and the Warriors return to action September 23 at the Mustang Challenge at Central Park in Santa Clarita.

Volleyball Set to Play First Home Match

Westmont volleyball plays its first NCAA DII match on its home court following a challenging non-conference preseason schedule. The Warriors (3-4) host Fresno Pacific on Thursday, September 14, at 7 pm in Murchison Gym.

“Part of the pre-conference schedule is about learning, learning how to compete, and we did,” says head coach Ruth McGolpin. “It’s tough, but we continue to belong with our DII competition, and we’re excited to take what we’ve learned as we open the PacWest.”

Senior Phoebe Minch of Fountain Valley leads the team with 69 kills and junior Taylor Distelberg of Yucaipa leads the team with 40 blocks.


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