July 4, 2008

The Cal State Northridge Athletics 2007-08 Report

July 4, 2008

The 2007-08 Cal State Northridge Athletics Year in Review
By Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director (Media Relations)

Northridge, Calif. - Cal State Northridge men's volleyball head coach Jeff Campbell has a knack for producing outstanding teams. Year-after-year, Campbell-coached teams have been ranked in the nation's Top 10.

The 2008 season proved to be something special. Even though the Matadors were ranked eighth in the pre-season national polls, Campbell sensed this was a special group of players that could be molded into a championship team ... a team that could possibly be ranked #1 in the nation and compete for a national title.

Campbell was right.

On March 17, 2008, it was announced the Cal State Northridge men's volleyball team was ranked #1 in the nation, the first time in school history that ANY CSUN team reached a #1 national ranking since becoming a Division I member in 1991.

"We knew we were close," said Campbell, who coached Cal State Northridge to a 23-7 record, and a 17-5 conference record in 2008. The winning ledger included impressive victories over several of the nation's elite teams including USC (three times), UCLA (twice), #2 Long Beach State and #5 Pepperdine.

"There were other teams in school history that got close, but never got the recognition of being #1," said Campbell, who has been head coach of the Matadors since 1998 and has coached the Matadors to six straight winning campaigns. "That was something special to me and the program to be the first team in school history to be #1. It was a nice feather in our cap. It has helped us in the lot of areas including recruiting and fund raising. Plus it increased an excitement about Northridge Volleyball in the community."

Ironically, it was after two losses on the road at then #1 ranked Brigham Young University that helped turn the season in the right direction. After those losses, the Matadors put together an impressive school record 14-match winning streak that included wins over several nationally-ranked teams (Stanford, UCLA, Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, USC, Pepperdine, Hawaii and 2007 NCAA champion UC Irvine).

"We learned a lot from both matches at BYU," remembers Campbell. "We regrouped well and got it going after that."

Championship teams combine talent, team chemistry and a camaraderie that is often hard to describe ... A winning, positive attitude, and a strong work ethic is difficult to beat.

"Being #8 in the pre-season was good, but our goal is always to be #1," said Campbell. "We got there through hard work and good senior leadership. I didn't know how good we thought we could be. We felt that we were capable of beating anybody. We got hot during the season when we won 14 matches in a row. That propelled us to #1. There is a difference between #1 and #8, but not that much difference."

Isaac Kneubuhl and Travis Bluemling provided the cornerstone of success for the Matadors on the court. Kneubuhl and Bleumling were fifth-year seniors. Kneubuhl was a starter since arriving on the Matador campus four years ago. Kneubuhl finished his illustrious career in 2008 by being named a second team All-American. Bleumling was the quarterback of the team at the setter position. Campbell, without reservation, heaped praise on both seniors.

"Both players were stellar role models on-and-off the court," said Campbell. "Both were outstanding players and students. Both had 3.0 gpa's. They both had a great work ethic on the court and in the weight room. They put in the extra time and everybody noticed that. Their work ethic spread to the entire team."

In addition, junior Eric Vance became CSUN's first AVCA first team All-American since 2003 when he was named to the ten-player first team as an outside hitter. Cody Loe, a 6-foot-8 redshirt freshman, was awarded the prestigious AVCA Newcomer of the Year in addition to AVCA second team All-American accolades.

The success on the court and the entertaining style of play spread throughout the campus and the Northridge community. As the season progressed, near-capacity crowds filed into The Matadome to watch a team that reached #1 in the nation, and entertained thoughts of being the first Division I CSUN team in school history to possibly win a national title.

"When we are playing at a high level, and playing and beating big time schools (USC three times, UCLA two times), it gets the community excited," said Campbell. "The program also goes after the student body to support the team. We do a lot of publicity with people on campus and in the dorms by passing out flyers. We go out of our way to get the students to come out to the matches to support the team. We had some great crowds this year."

Although the Matadors fell short in its quest for a national title (finished fifth nationally), this Matador team of 2008 will always be remembered for exciting, winning men's volleyball.

"We have a good, solid program," beams Campbell. "Academically, we are bringing in bright students and volleyball-wise, we are also bringing in great athletes. We have a lot of young talent in our program. Unfortunately we are going to lose two great players in Isaac (Kneubuhl) and Travis (Bluemling), but this will give our younger players a chance to step up and see how they can compete at this level."

Members of the CSUN men's volleyball team were (in addition to Kneubuhl, Bluemling, Vance, and Loe) were Ryan Adams, Jeff Baxter, Theo Edwards, Mike Gaudino, Ali'i Keohohou, Kevin McKniff, Tanner Nua, Sean Pederson, Andy Pompei, Jaek Ratajczak, and Dan Tice. Hoops Hoopla, Track Time

Matador men's volleyball was one of several CSUN teams that achieved outstanding success not only on the local level but also gained national attention as well. Of special mention are the CSUN men's basketball team that was seen on television a school record eight times and drew record crowds to The Matadome, and the women's track & field team that continues to produce championship teams and top individual competitors. The men's basketball team captured a share of the Big West regular season title in 2008, a first in school history, while the women's track & field team captured the league title for a third straight season.

Cal State Northridge completed its 50th season of intercollegiate basketball in 2007-08, and ended the year with a share of the Big West regular title along with Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara.

The Matadors chalked up a 20-10 overall record, and an impressive mark of 12-4 in conference play.

Picked to finish sixth in the Big West, the predicted low finish served as motivation for the Matadors. The 20 wins included a six-game winning streak, and the 13-3 record to start the season was the team's best start since the 1981-82 campaign. The 12 wins in conference play tied the school record (12-6 in 2004-05).

Winning basketball along with an exciting style of play resulted in a dramatic increase in attendance during the 2007-08 campaign. Eight of the largest crowds since the 1999-00 season attended a Cal State Northridge men's basketball game in 2007-08.

Winning basketball also resulted in increased television exposure. Cal State Northridge was on television a school record eight times. That included games on ESPNU and Fox Sports Prime Ticket.

Following the 2007-08 season, head coach Bobby Braswell was named 2007-08 Big West Coach of the Year.

Several players were also accorded several post-season honors. Jonathan Heard gained first team All-Big West honors while Tremaine Townsend and Deon Tresvant earned second team all-league honors. Josh Jenkins was an Honorable Mention all-league choice.

With three key starters returning along with a total of nine returning lettermen, many pre-season magazines will rank Cal State Northridge as the team to beat in the Big West in 2008-09.

Members of the 2007-08 conference champions were Calvin Chitwood, Rai Colston, Rob Haynes, Jonathan Heard, Josh Jenkins, Michael Lizarraga, Rodrigue Mels, Jayme Miller, Tony Osunsanmi, Evan Scott, Therin Taylor, Tremaine Townsend and Paul Wayne.

Success has certainly become the norm for the Cal State Northridge women's track & field team. For the third consecutive season, the Matador women captured the Big West title that was held for the third straight year at the Matador Track & Field Complex.

The Northridge women scored 189 points and finished well ahead of second place UC Riverside (143).

Despite the intense heat during the two days of competition, the Cal State Northridge women's team performed like champions. The Matador women captured five individual titles and both relay events. Sherrina Lofton, who was voted the Big West Track Athlete of the Year, captured the 100 meters (career best 11.60) and 200 meters (career best 23.50), Krystal Quinn stood atop the victory stand in the pole vault; Shelese Ruffin captured the 400 meters (life time best 53.80), and Raquel Sola won the league hammer title.

The victory in the 100 meters marked the fifth straight season that a Matador student-athlete captured the league title.

The 400 meter relay team of Shaleisha Mitchell, Sherrina Lofton, Tara Prier and Shelese Ruffin finished first, while the 1600 meter relay team of Prier, Ruffin, Desirae Gonder and Lofton were first place winners.

Head coach Don Strametz was named Big West Women's Track & Field Coach of the Year.

Cal State Northridge Track & Field hosted the NCAA West Regional, a highly successful meet that attracted more than 4,000 spectators to the Matadors Track Complex during second day action.

Matador Memo ...
* Two Matador teams (men's basketball, women's track & field) captured Big West titles.

* Eight CSUN teams (men's basketball, men's golf, women's golf, softball, tennis, men's track & field, women's track & field, men's volleyball) finished first, second, or in third place in their respective leagues (Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation).

* One student-athlete, Reindell Cole, won an NCAA championship (indoor long jump).

* Nine CSUN student-athletes in five sports (baseball, men's track & field, women's track & field, men's volleyball, water polo, gained All-American honors).

* Ten student-athletes captured Big West and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation individual championships.

* Thirty-four Matador student-athletes in ten sports were named All-Big West.

* Six CSUN student-athletes in two sports were named All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

* Four Matador student-athletes were named Academic All-Americans.

* Forty-four CSUN student-athletes gained Academic honors by the Big West and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

A look at the 20 varsity teams for 2007-08 at Cal State Northridge

Baseball
Season Record: 24-32
Big West Record: 8-16 (7th Place)

* Richard Cates (second team), Phil Hann (Honorable Mention), Ryan Pineda (Freshman of the Year), John Parham (Honorable Mention), Edwin Quirarte (Second Team), and TS Reed (Honorable Mention) gained All-Big West honors.
* William Ott and William Swanson were named to the All-Big West Academic team.
* Ryan Pineda, who hit .325, was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.
* At the end of the season, pitcher Edwin Quriarte signed a professional contract with the San Francisco Giants, and pitcher Phil Hann signed with the Seattle Mariners.

Men's Basketball
Season Record: 20-10
Big West Record: 12-4 (First Place)

* The 20 wins included a six-game winning streak, and the 13-3 record to start the season was the team's best start since the 1981-82 campaign.
* The 12 wins in conference play tied the school record (12-6 in 2004-05).
* Victories included a 82-74 verdict over NCAA participant Cal State Fullerton, and a 88-84 decision over NIT participant UC Santa Barbara.
* Cal State Northridge finished the 2007-08 regular season in the Top 25 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll.
* Cal State Northridge appeared on television (including ESPNU and Fox Sports Prime Ticket) a school record eight times.
* Head coach Bobby Braswell was named Big West Coach of the Year.
* Winning basketball resulted in a dramatic increase in attendance. Eight of the largest crowds since the 1999-00 season attended a Cal State Northridge men's basketball game in 2007-08.
* Jonathan Heard, who finished his four-year Matador career as the school's third all-time leading scorer (1,362 points) and ninth in career rebounds (534), was named first team All-Big West.
* Tremaine Townsend and Deon Tresvant were named second team All-Big West. Townsend captured the Big West rebound (9.8 rpg) and blocked shots title (1.2 bpg).
* Calvin Chitwood and Josh Jenkins were named honorable mention All-Big West. Jenkins led the league in assists (6.4 apg).

Women's Basketball
Season Record: 1-26
Big West Record: 0-16 (9th Place)

* Katie Holloway, who posted career best in points per game (14.5 ppg) and rebounds per game (7.2 rpg) was named to the second team All-Big West.
* Crystal Hahs finished ninth in the NCAA Division I in blocks per game at 2.8. Hahs had 76 blocks in the 2007-08 season, the second most in school history for a single season, and now is the school's career leader with 136 blocked shots entering her senior season in 2008-09.
* Katie Holloway and Crystal Hahs were named to the All-Academic Big West team. It was the third straight season that Holloway has gained All-Academic honors. It was the second straight season that Hahs gained All-Academic status.
* Junior Whitney Ligon tied a school record by scoring 40 points against Pacific (1/12/08).

Men's Cross Country
Big West Record: Eighth Place

Women's Cross Country
Big West Record: Ninth Place

* Marissa Crook, Nanci Velarde and Sandra Velarde were named to the All-Academic Big West team.

Men's Golf
Big West Record: Third Place

* Cal State Northridge won its first tournament title in eight years by winning the OGIO-Pacific Coast Intercollegiate in Santa Barbara.
* Freshman Nick Delio, a freshman, captured the 97th California Amateur Championship. Delio became the third CSUN golfer since 1995 to win the state title.
* Nick Delio was named Big West Freshman of the Year while Chris Satterlee was named to the second team. Delio set a single season school record with a 71.94 stroke average.
* Clint Oleson was named to the All-Academic Big West team.

Women's Golf
Big West Record: Third Place

* Senior Eva Yoe and freshman Ashlee Nagamine finished in the single season Top 10 in scoring average with 76.9 and 78.9 stroke averages.
* Monique Huijsman was named to the All-Academic Big West team.

Men's Soccer
Season Record: 7-7-6
Big West Record: 3-5-4 (Fourth Place)

* The highlights of the 2007 season included a first ever victory over tenth-ranked UCLA, 3-0.
* One of the team's top players in 2008, Sean Franklin, now plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
* Sean Franklin was the fourth overall pick in the MLS Superdraft.
* Sean Franklin was a three-time first team All-Big West selection including first team honors in 2007.
* Junior goalkeeper Kevin Guppy was selected a 2008 Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete.
* Kevin Guppy was named to the all-league team for a third straight season, in addition to being named captain and team MVP in 2007. Guppy also was named to the All-Big West Academic team for a second time.
* Sean Franklin, Matt Tracy, Rafael Garcia, Kevin Guppy and Sunghyun Kim each claimed All-Big West Conference honors. Franklin and Tracy were named first team while Garcia and Guppy were named second team. Kim was accorded honorable mention status.

Women's Soccer
Season Record: 5-10-3
Big West Record: 2-4-2 (Seventh Place)
* Susie Mischenko was selected as a 2008 Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete.
Mischenko, a senior, gained All-Big West first team honors during her junior and senior seasons, only the second player in school history to be named first team all-league twice. Mischenko also gained All-Big West Academic team honors twice.
* Senior Kristy Krohn was named second team All-Big West. Krohn set new school records in career points (45) and shots (134). Krohn also finished second all-time in school history with 18 career goals.
* Rachel Gillis, a senior who played in all 18 matches in 2007, set a school record for career games (75).
* Kellie Drenner, Susie Mischenko and Kelley Ross were named to the All-Big West Academic team.

Softball
Season Record: 23-24
Big West Record: 12-9 (Third Place)

* Included in their 23 wins was a decision over league champion and NCAA participant Long Beach State.
* Cal State Northridge was one of three Big West teams not to be swept in league play.
* Alexandria Alvarado (Honorable Mention), Mercedes Lovato (Second Team), Amanda Peek (Second Team) and Jaclyn Rymer (First Team) were all honored for the outstanding play on the field by the Big West Conference.
* Amanda Peek, a junior with a career .385 batting average, hit .415 during the 2008 season, second-best in the Big West, and sixth-best in school history. Peek's .553 on-base percentage was tops in the Big West and ninth-best in the nation. Peek set a school record with 37 walks.
* Mercedes Lovato was the team's top pitcher (19-14) and threw two no-hitters. Lovato's 19 wins was the most by a CSUN pitcher since 2001.
* Alexandria Alvarado, Sarah Kahn-Shamout, and Mercedes Lovato were honored for their excellence in the classroom with inclusion on the All-Big West Academic team.

Men's Swimming
Big West Record: Sixth Place

* Jeff Hart was given the Captain's Award. Hart had a record-setting senior season in 2008. Hart posted all-time top ten times in the 50, 100 and 200 free events.
* Matt Olaya was voted Most Valuable Swimmer.
* Emre Celik, a Matador record holder and 2008 alumnus, competed in the FINA World Swimming Championships in Manchester, Great Britain.

Women's Swimming
Big West Record: Sixth Place
* Kathryn Kerr and Simone Luker were named to the All-Big West Academic team.
* Simone Luker was given the Captain's Award while Olesya Senicheva was voted Most Valuable Swimmer.

Tennis
Season Record: 14-8
Big West Record: 7-3 (Third Place)
* The Matadors advanced to the semifinals of the Big West Tournament.
* Victories included decisions over Ivy League champion Yale, GSAC champion Fresno Pacific, and New Mexico State during non-league play.
* Kanykey Koichumanova, Canna Furuta, Victoria Brymer and Brooke Doane were all named to the 2008 Big West Second Team. Koichumanova ended her four-year career with a 56-26 singles record (tied for third in school history) and earned All-Big West honors in three of her four seasons. Koichumanova concluded her career with the most career doubles victories (64). Furuta finished third in career doubles wins with 47. Furuta finished with a 46-35 career singles record (tied for tenth in school history) and earned All-Big West honors all four years of her career.
* Kankey Koichumanova freshman Brooke Doane went 18-2 in doubles play in 2008. That is the second-best mark in school history for a doubles team.

Men's Track & Field
Big West Record: Second Place

* Freshman Reindell Cole enjoyed one of the best track & field seasons in school history. Cole, who was named Big West Freshman of the Year, captured the 2008 NCAA indoor long jump championship, won top honors in the outdoor long jump at the Big West Championship, gained All-American honors in the outdoor long jump and finished 12th in the outdoor long jump at the U.S. Olympic Trials Cole. also set school records in the indoor and outdoor long jump.
* Thomas Ross also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
* Six student-athletes competed at the 2008 NCAA Track & Field Championships. The list included DaShalle Andrews (triple jump), Justin Johnson (decathlon), Thomas Ross (110 meter hurdles), Bradley Ike (100 meters), Derek Cooper (discus) and Reindell Cole (long jump).
* The Matadors finished second at the Big West Championship held at Cal State Northridge. Conference winners from CSUN were Alex Butler (shot put), Reindell Cole (long jump), Derek Cooper (discus) and Thomas Ross (110 meter hurdles).
* All-Region honors were accorded to DaShalle Anrews, Reindell Cole, Derek Cooper, Bradley Ike and Thomas Ross.
* Cody Pearce and Nick Saylor were named an Academic All-American by the USTFCCCA.
* Four Matador student-athletes (Kevin Nious, Joey Parisi, Cody Pearce, Nick Saylor) were named to the All-Big West Academic team.

Women's Track & Field
Big West Record: First Place

* Five Matador women captured individual titles and both relay teams captured top honors in leading the team to victory at the Big West Championship. Sherrina Lofton, who was voted the Big West Track Athlete of the Year, captured the 100 meters (career best 11.60) and 200 meters (career best 23.50). Krystal Quinn stood atop the victory stand in the pole vault. Shelese Ruffin captured the 400 meters (life time best 53.80) and Raquel Sola won the league hammer title. The 400 meter relay team of Shaleisha Mitchell, Sherrina Lofton, Tara Prier and Shelese Ruffin finished first, while the 1600 meter relay team of Prier, Ruffin, Desirae Gonder and Lofton were first place winners.
* Desirae Gonder enjoyed an outstanding season in 2008. Gonder was an All-American in the high jump (fourth place), and finished 17th at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.
* Four student-athletes competed at the 2008 NCAA Track & Field Championships. The list included Desirae Gonder (high jump), Sherrina Lofton (200 meters), Stephanie Ralls (javelin) and Shelese Ruffin (400 meters).
* All-Region honors were accorded to Desirae Gonder, Sherrina Lofton, Shaleisha Mitchell, Tara Prier, Stephanie Ralls (javelin) and Shelese Ruffin (400 meters).
* Krystal Quinn and Brittany Ricketts were named Academic All-Americans by the USTFCCCA.
* Jessica Beach, Marissa Crook, Jocelyn Do, Sherrina Lofton, Lauren Michaels, Krystal Quinn, Nanci Velarde and Sandra Velarde were named to All-Big West Academic team.
* Head coach Don Strametz was named Big West Coach of the Year.

Men's Volleyball
Season Record: 23-7
MPSF Record: 17-5 (Third Place)
National Finish: Fifth
* One of the top teams in school history. Attained a #1 national ranking on March 17, 2008, the first time in school history that a Matador team in any sport attained that ranking since CSUN went Division I in 1991.
* The Matadors won a school record 14 straight matches.
* Cal State Northridge defeated ten teams that were ranked in the national Top 14.
* Junior Eric Vance was named a first team AVCA All-American, while Isaac Kneubuhl and Cody Loe were named second team All-Americans. Loe was also named AVCA Newcomer of the Year.
* Eric Vance became the first Matador player since Doug English in 2003 to garner first team All-MPSF league honors. Vance led Northridge during the regular season in kills (428), kills per game (4.46) and aces (49). Also named to the 2008 all-conference team were senior Isaac Kneubuhl (second team), freshman Cody Loe (second team), Travis Bluemling (second team) and sophomore Kevin McKniff (Honorable Mention).
* Five players (Jeff Baxter, Travis Bluemling, Isaac Kneubuhl, Eric Vance, Kevin McKniff) were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team.

Women's Volleyball
Season Record: 13-18
Big West Record: 7-9 (Fifth Place)

* Val Kepler and Angela Hupp were both named Honorable Mention while Brittany Williams was named to the All-Freshman Big West team.
* Kelley Hanson, Amy Hultner, Val Kepler, Kayla Wright were all honored by the Big West Conference by being named to the All-Academic team.

Water Polo
Season Record: 14-18
MPSF Record: 2-10 (11th Place)
National Ranking: 13th
* Cal State Northridge faced 17 of the nation's Top 20 teams at least once during the 2008 season.
* Allison Brookes, Chelsea Curran and Jillian Stapf earned Honorable Mention All-American honors. It was the third straight season that Brookes gained All-American status.
* Allison Brookes finished her four-year career as the team's all-time leading scorer (222 goals).
* Renee Gargiulo, Kirra Kylander, Kristin McLaughin and Jillian Stapf earned Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) All-Academic honors.

Matador Honors

NCAA Champions
Reindell Cole - Men's Track & Field (Long Jump, Indoors)

Big West Champions
Men's Basketball Team
Women's Track & Field Team
Alex Butler - Men's Track & Field (Shot Put)
Reindell Cole - Men's Track & Field (Long Jump)
Derek Cooper - Men's Track & Field (Discus)
Sherrina Lofton - Women's Track & Field (100 Meters, 200 Meters)
Krystal Quinn - Women's Track & Field (Pole Vault)
Thomas Ross - Men's Track & Field (110 Meter Hurdles)
Stephanie Ralls - Women's Track & Field (Javelin)
Shelese Ruffin - Women's Track & Field (400 Meters)
Raquel Sola - Women's Track & Field (Hammer)
400 Meter Relay - Women's Track & Field (Shaleisha Mitchell, Sherrina Lofton, Tara Prier, Shelese Ruffin)
1600 Meter Relay - Women's Track & Field (Tara Prier, Shelese Ruffin, Desirae Gonder, Sherrina Lofton)

U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
Reindell Cole (long jump), Desirae Gonder (high jump), Thomas Ross (110 meter hurdles)

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Champions
Thomas Ross - Men's Track & Field (60 Meter Hurdles, Indoors)

All-American Selections
Allison Brookes - Water Polo (Honorable Mention)
Reindell Cole - Men's Track & Field (Indoors/Outdoors)
Chelsea Curran - Water Polo (Honorable Mention)
Desirae Gonder - Women's Track & Field (High Jump)
Isaac Kneubuhl - Men's Volleyball (Second Team)
Cody Loe - Men's Volleyball (AVCA Newcomer of the Year, Second Team)
Ryan Pineda - Baseball (Freshman All-American)
Jillian Stapf - Water Polo (Honorable Mention)
Eric Vance - Men's Volleyball (First Team)

All-Region Selections
DaShalle Andrews - Men's Track & Field
Reindell Cole - Men's Track & Field
Derek Cooper - Men's Track & Field
Desirae Gonder - Women's Track & Field
Bradley Ike - Men's Track & Field
Sherrina Lofton - Women's Track & Field
Shaleisha Mitchell - Women's Track & Field
Tara Prier - Women's Track & Field
Stephanie Ralls - Women's Track & Field
Thomas Ross - Men's Track & Field
Shelese Ruffin - Women's Track & Field

Big West Selections
Alexandria Alvarado - Softball (Honorable Mention)
Bobby Braswell - Basketball (Coach of the Year)
Victoria Brymer - Women's Tennis (Second Team - Doubles and Singles)
Richard Cates - Baseball (Second Team)
Calvin Chitwood - Men's Basketball (Honorable Mention)
Reindell Cole - Men's Track & Field (Freshman of the Year)
Nick Delio - Men's Golf (Freshman of the Year, First Team)
Brooke Doane - Women's Tennis (Second Team - Doubles)
Sean Franklin - Men's Soccer (First Team)
Canna Furuta - Women's Tennis (Second Team - Doubles)
Rafael Garcia - Men's Soccer (Second Team)
Kevin Guppy - Men's Soccer (Second Team)
Phil Hann - Baseball (Honorable Mention)
Jonathan Heard - Men's Basketball (First Team)
Katie Holloway - Women's Basketball (Second Team)
Angela Hupp - Women's Volleyball (Honorable Mention)
Josh Jenkins - Men's Basketball (Honorable Mention)
Val Kepler - Women's Volleyball (Honorable Mention)
Kanykey Koichumanova - Women's Tennis (Second Team - Singles)
Sherrina Lofton - Women's Track & Field (Women's Track Athlete of the Year)
Sunghyun Kim - Men's Soccer (Second Team)
Kristy Krohn - Women's Soccer (Second Team)
Mercedes Lovato - Softball (Second Team)
Susie Mischenko - Women's Soccer (First Team)
Amanda Peek - Softball (Second Team)
Ryan Pineda - Baseball (Freshman of the Year)
John Parham - Baseball (Honorable Mention)
Edwin Quirarte - Baseball (Second Team)
TS Reed - Baseball (Honorable Mention)
Jaclyn Rymer - Softball (First Team)
Chris Satterlee - Men's Golf (Second Team)
Don Strametz - Track & Field (Coach of the Year)
Tremaine Townsend - Men's Basketball (Second Team)
Matt Tracy - Men's Soccer (Second Team)
Deon Tresvant - Men's Basketball (Best Sixth Man, Second Team)
Brittany Williams - Women's Volleyball (Freshman Team)

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Selections
Travis Bluemling - Men's Volleyball (Second Team)
Allison Brookes - Women's Water Polo (Honorable Mention)
Isaac Kneubuhl - Men's Volleyball (Second Team)
Cody Loe - Women's Volleyball (Second Team)
Kevin McNiff - Men's Volleyball (Honorable Mention)
Eric Vance - Men's Volleyball (First Team)

Academic All-American Selections
Cody Pearce - Men's Track & Field (USTFCCCA)
Krystal Quinn - Women's Track & Field (USTFCCCA)
Brittany Ricketts - Women's Track & Field (USTFCCCA)
Nick Saylor - Men's Track & Field (UATFCCCA)

Academic Honors (Big West, MPSF, Cal State Northridge)
Alexandria Alvarado - Softball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Jeff Baxter - Men's Volleyball
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Jessica Beach - Women's Track & Field
Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Travis Bluemling - Men's Volleyball
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Allison Brookes - Women's Water Polo
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Ashley Cambaliza - Women's Track & Field
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Nicolas Christou - Men's Soccer
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Marissa Crook - Women's Track & Field, Women's Cross Country
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Lucy Davies - Women's Golf
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Jocelyn Do - Women's Track & Field
Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Kellie Drenner - Women's Soccer
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Theo Edwards - Men's Volleyball
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Katie Fox - Women's Soccer
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Renee Gargiulo - Women's Water Polo
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Rachel Gillis - Women's Soccer
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Mallory Gonzalez - Women's Golf
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Siara Grayson - Women's Volleyball
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kevin Guppy - Men's Soccer
Big West, Big West Scholar-Athlete, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Crystal Hahs - Women's Basketball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kelley Hanson - Women's Volleyball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Katie Holloway - Women's Basketball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Monique Huijsman - Women's Golf
Big West

Amy Hultner - Women's Volleyball
Big West

Bradley Ike - Women's Track & Field
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Terrell Jones - Men's Basketball
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Sarah Kahn-Shamout - Softball
Big West, Varsity `N Academics Athletics Honor Roll

Val Kepler - Women's Volleyball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kathryn Kerr- Women's Swimming
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

LaJoyce King - Women's Track & Field
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Isaac Kneubuhl - Men's Volleyball
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kankey Koichumanova - Women's Tennis
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kristy Krohn - Women's Soccer
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Sonya Kumar - Women's Tennis
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kirra Kylander - Women's Water Polo
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Sherrina Lofton - Women's Track & Field
Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Mercedes Lovato - Softball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Simone Luker - Women's Swimming
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Ashleigh McGrew - Women's Track & Field
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Kristin McLaughlin - Women's Water Polo
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Athletics Honor Roll

Kevin McKniff - Men's Volleyball
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Lauren Michaels - Women's Track & Field
Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Susie Mischenko - Women's Soccer
Big West, Big West Scholar-West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kevin Nious - Men's Track & Field
Big West, Mountain Pacific Spots Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Laura Nunes - Women's Soccer
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Clint Oleson - Men's Golf
Big West

William Ott - Baseball
Big West

Joey Parisi - Men's Track & Field
Big West

Bobby Patton - Men's Track & Field
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Cody Pearce - Men's Track & Field
Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Jeremy Quant - Men's Track & Field
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Krystal Quinn - Women's Track & Field
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Emily Rogers - Women's Swimming
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kelley Ross - Women's Soccer
Big West

Jaclyn Rymer - Softball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Jonathan Sakurai - Baseball
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Nick Saylor - Men's Track & Field
Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Bethany Scamara - Women's Water Polo
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Olesya Senicheva - Women's Swimming
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Jillian Stapf - Women's Water Polo
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Mike Stotland - Men's Track & Field
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

William Swanson - Baseball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Katrina Thompson - Women's Basketball
Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Eric Vance - Men's Volleyball
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Nanci Velarde - Women's Track & Field, Women's Cross Country
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Sandra Velarde - Women's Track & Field, Women's Cross Country
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Kayla Wright - Women's Volleyball
Big West, Varsity `N Academic Athletics Honor Roll

Statistics and notes compiled by the Cal State Northridge Media Relations Office
Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director (Media Relations)
Matt Monroe, Associate Media Relations Director
Geoff Herberg, Assistant Media Relations Director
David Miles, Media Relations Assistant

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Braden Villanueva, Art Director