Sokhela Races to College’s First PacWest Honor
By Scott Craig   |   September 19, 2023

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 […]

Women’s Soccer Season Kicking Off
By Scott Craig   |   August 15, 2023

Westmont women’s soccer added seven recruits to its roster ahead of its first season in the NCAA Division II PacWest Conference. The newcomers include Angelina Garcia of Chicago; Kennah Shaffer of Buellton; Ellie Ludwig of Temecula; Katie Lannon of San Pedro; Sydney Reese of Campbell; Lauren Schwarz of Murrieta; and Mia Stuart from Newport Beach.  […]


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Hansen Named Sports Performance Coach
By Scott Craig   |   August 1, 2023

Erik Hansen, a former student-athlete at UC Santa Barbara where he was a member of the men’s swim program, has been tabbed as Westmont’s new sports performance coach. He will also serve as the assistant women’s swimming coach and will teach kinesiology and physical activity courses. “As we look to the future of Westmont athletics, […]

Swimming Team Earns Academic Accolades 
By Scott Craig   |   August 1, 2023

The Westmont women’s swimming team has capped off an historic season by being named Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America. The teams were selected on the basis of their spring 2023 team grade point averages. The Warriors posted a team GPA of 3.38.  The CSCAA also selected Ella Chaisson […]

Warriors to Compete in NCAA DII PacWest Conference 
By Scott Craig   |   July 25, 2023

It’s official: Westmont launches into a new era of athletic competition to play in the NCAA Division II this fall. The NCAA formally notified the college that it is approved to move on to the second year of provisional status, which allows them to compete in the PacWest Conference beginning this coming year.  “The move […]

High Schoolers’ Field of Dreams
By Scott Craig   |   July 11, 2023

The top Southern California high school baseball players in the class of 2024 and 2025 will be showcased at the Area Code Tryouts hosted by the Milwaukee Brewers July 6-7 from 9 am to 4 pm at Westmont’s Russell Carr Field. Scouts from many top NCAA colleges and the MLB will be in attendance.  Afterward, […]

Warriors Finish on Top
By Scott Craig   |   June 13, 2023

Westmont Athletics ended its final season in the NAIA with the baseball team diving onto a celebratory dogpile. The Warriors secured a nail-biting 7-6 World Series victory over the hosts, Lewis-Clark State, claiming the college’s 10th national championship. Westmont will compete in NCAA Division II this fall after more than seven decades with the NAIA. […]

  • Baseball Heads to World Series
    By Scott Craig   |   May 30, 2023

    Westmont baseball (43-8), the sixth ranked team in the NAIA, returns this week to the Avista NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho. The Warriors earned a berth in the 10-team, double-elimination tournament by defeating No. 13 Benedictine Mesa of Arizona (44-14) 10-1 in the final game of the Santa Barbara Opening Round Tournament on May […]

    Swimmer Leave Their Mark
    By Scott Craig   |   February 21, 2023

    Westmont women’s swimming finished ahead of all other NAIA teams in the Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships Feb. 8-11 at East Los Angeles College. In their fourth year, the Warriors were able to beat Fresno Pacific and Alaska-Fairbanks, which have been their biggest rivals. The meet also provided an opportunity to honor Westmont’s graduating seniors, […]


    Warriors Come Out Swinging
    By Scott Craig   |   February 14, 2023

    In their first seven games of the young baseball season, the No. 13 Westmont Warriors have been hot at the plate, hitting .314 and scoring 74 runs against Saint Katherine and Embry-Riddle (AZ). The Warriors completed a four-game sweep of Embry-Riddle Feb. 4-5 at Russ Carr Field.  Starting pitchers Eric Oseguera (.82 ERA), Chase Goddard […]

    Honoring Past Hoops Champions
    By Scott Craig   |   February 7, 2023

    Westmont celebrates one of its all-time great teams at halftime of the men’s basketball game Saturday, February 4. The 1971-72 men’s basketball team beat NCAA DI No. 14 Hawaii a day after the death of the Warriors’ head coach Tom Byron following a battle with cancer. The club would go on to win the NAIA […]

    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 […]

    Talk Examines Mental Side of Sports
    By Scott Craig   |   October 18, 2022

    Tim Van Haitsma, Westmont associate professor and chair of the kinesiology department, is a lifelong runner who will speak about mental strength training on Thursday, October 13, at 5:30 pm in the Santa Barbara Community Arts Workshop (CAW), 631 Garden Street, in downtown Santa Barbara. The Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Mental Training: Magic or Physiologic Reality,” […]