Tag archives: soccer

Athletes Advance to National Championships
By Scott Craig   |   November 22, 2022

Four Westmont athletics teams hit the road with hopes of bringing home national championships. No. 15 Westmont women’s soccer (14-0-3) battle No. 22 Lindsey Wilson College (KY) (7-4-4) on Thursday, November 17, at 9:30 am PST at Southeastern University in Florida for the first round of the NAIA National Championship. The winner advances to play […]

Top Seeded Warriors Host Soccer Tourney
By Scott Craig   |   November 15, 2022

Westmont women’s soccer (12-0-3 overall, 7-0-1 GSAC), ranked No. 16 in the NAIA, host the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament Nov. 10-12 at Thorrington Field. The top-seeded Warriors, GSAC Regular Season Champions and undefeated in the regular season, will battle No. 5 seed The Master’s on Nov. 10 at 2 pm. The championship game is […]

Soccer in the Sky: Santa Barbara Sky Football Club is Here
By Zach Rosen   |   July 19, 2022

It was a scene of blue skies surrounded by the fire-red roof tiles and off-white walls that color our area’s distinctive architecture while on the rooftop of the MOXI. A crowd was gathering around appetizers and drinks to wait for the official announcement – professional soccer is coming to town. Welcome to the Santa Barbara […]

Local Soccer Players Win Big
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 22, 2022

This past weekend, the Santa Barbara Thunderbolts, the AYSO U12 girls’ soccer team, won the Western States Championship. The team includes fourth and fifth graders from Cold Spring School, Montecito Union, and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.   Seven months ago, 1,800 U12 girls’ soccer teams began their season in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and […]

Alive and Kicking into the National Tourney
By Scott Craig   |   November 23, 2021

For the third straight year, the Westmont women’s soccer team (10-1-5) will host an opening round of the NAIA National Championship Tournament on November 18 and 20 on Thorrington Field. The second-seeded Warriors will battle third-seeded Embry-Riddle (Arizona) on Thursday, November 18, at 1:30 pm. The top-seeded Southeastern (Florida) will play Marymount (California) on November […]

Women’s Soccer Hosts Tournament
By Scott Craig   |   November 16, 2021

The No. 17 Westmont women’s soccer team hosts the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament beginning Thursday, November 11, with two semifinal games on Thorrington Field. Ottawa (Arizona) will play Hope International at 11 am and the Warriors, co-champions of the GSAC regular season, will battle The Master’s at 1:30 pm. The winners will face off […]

Weekend of Conference Championships
By Scott Craig   |   April 21, 2021

It will be a weekend of stellar athletic competition this weekend in Montecito as Westmont hosts the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championship and the opening round of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championships. No. 15 Westmont men’s soccer, fresh off a GSAC Tournament Championship in Arizona, will play No. 18 Corban (Ore.) […]

Women’s Soccer to Host Opening Round
By Scott Craig   |   November 21, 2019

Westmont women’s soccer (14-3-1) earned an at-large berth and the seventh seed in the NAIA National Tournament. As a result, the Warriors will host the Santa Barbara Bracket November 22-23 at Thorrington Field. No. 24 Oregon Tech (13-3-3) and Marymount (10-9-1) will play on Friday at 11 am. The winner will face the Warriors on […]

Top-10 Soccer Teams Host Senior Days
By Scott Craig   |   October 31, 2019

No. 4 Westmont men’s soccer, which has been unbeaten in its last six games, celebrates its seniors, including co-captains Edward “Lalo” Delgado and Tim Heiduk, prior to the match against Arizona Christian on Saturday, November 2, at noon on Thorrington Field. Other seniors include Christian Webb, Francisco “Panchito” Castro, Lucky Puengrod, Gabriel McEwen, and Sean […]

Goal Oriented
By Richard Mineards   |   October 24, 2019

It must have been one of the quickest ticket sales in UCSB Arts & Lectures history when 2,000 tickets were snapped up in just 90 minutes when the two co-captains of the U.S. Women’s World Cup winning team, Megan Rapinoe, 34, and Alex Morgan, 30, spoke at the Arlington. The Evening of Achievement, moderated by […]

Alumni Return for Homecoming Weekend
By Scott Craig   |   October 17, 2019

Westmont celebrates Homecoming 2019 with a full slate of on-campus events October 11-12, including the annual All-Alumni Brunch which honored Erik Olson ’90, a partner and trial lawyer at Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Leeba Lessin ’79, former president of CareMore Health System, as Alumnus and Alumna of the Year, respectively. Jim ’70 and Sue […]

Try the Chowdah
By Richard Mineards   |   July 18, 2019

To the Bluewater Grill, with my trusty shutterbug Priscilla, when the popular eatery launched its new Maine tasting menu, which runs through the end of August. Having been a frequent visitor to Dark Harbor on the island of Isleboro in Penobscot Bay over the years, I was transported back to my sailing days with Marshall […]

Balls
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   April 25, 2019

Isn’t it remarkable that the vast majority of all the games we play involving physical activity are focused upon an object, usually round, which we call a “ball.” It can be small as a marble, or large as a bowling ball, light as a ping-pong ball, or heavy as a “medicine ball,” a sphere, as […]

Oldach Runs for 2nd GSAC Title
By Scott Craig   |   November 8, 2018

Westmont junior Michael Oldach defended his title and senior Blake Fonda finished second at the Golden State Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on November 3 in Santa Clarita.   Oldach of Colorado Springs completed the 8,000-meter race in a time of 25:26, and Fonda of Lodi finished in 25:39. They earned All-GSAC honors for their […]