Group of ADs to serve as advisory committee for NAIA administrators

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- NAIA Athletic Directors Association (ADA) President, Kevin Steele announced today the formation of the associations first-ever Board of Directors.  The ADA Board of Directors includes one representative from each NAIA conference including the Association of Independent Institutions (AII).  The representative from the GSAC is Vanguard Athletic Director Bob Wilson.

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LAKESIDE, Calif. – Already playing their second game against Cal State San Marcos this season, the Hawks had much more success this time around than the first as SDC defeated the No. 23 ranked Cougars in five sets (12-25, 25-23, 12-25, 25-19, 15-10) Tuesday night.


The Hawks played Cal State San Marcos back on August 29 and lost in straight sets, 3-0.


With the win, SDC improves to 4-4 and have won four of the last five games. The Cougars fall to 12-6.


The Hawks didn't start off on the right foot as the Cougars controlled set one hitting a .480 percentage to SDC's .200. Cal State San Marcos started off on a 8-4 run which caused for a timeout from SDC coach Barb Wnek. The Cougars proved too powerful in the first set as they finished on a 7-4 run.


Set two saw the Hawks battle back from an early hole and even the match at one apiece. Falling behind early 9-5, SDC later evened the score at 11-11 and tied it as late as 19-19 before going on a 6-3 run to close out the set. Lauren Phillips finished the set with a kill, stopping a 3-0 run by the Cougars.


In set three, it was all Cougars again as the tide shifted back in favor of CSUSM. The Hawks only held a brief 1-0 lead before falling to the 23rd ranked team in the nation.


Set four was a closely contested battle as the Hawks again came from behind facing an early hole. After trailing 4-1, SDC tied it a 5-5. In the set, there were seven ties and four lead changes. After the Cougars converted on a point to tie the set at 16 all, the Hawks went on a 9-3 run to cap off the set with a win to force a deciding fifth set. Four of the last five points were emphatic kills that erupted the crowd. Phillips again drilled the ball for a kill to clinch the set.


Set five was a seesaw battle early on. The score was tied seven times, last one being 9-9. Trailing 8-7 as the two teams switched sides, so did the momentum as the Hawks went on an 8-2 run to clinch the victory and the deciding set.


Ashley Simpson led the team with 13 kills as Phillips and Natalie Williamson were also in double digits with 11 and 10 respectively. Aleka Estrada tallied 23 assists in the match and Morgan Sorce was next with 16.


Bevan Haskell was a force at the net notching three solo blocks and two block assists.


The Hawks' road wont get any easier this week as the team travels to Westmont college on Friday and to The Master's College on Saturday. Both teams are receiving votes in the latest version of the NAIA Top 25 Poll. 

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SANTEE, Calif. – In the first four games, the Men's Soccer team tallied just five goals total.


In Tuesday's match against University of Antelope Valley, the Hawks matched that mark plus a goal as SDC rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Pioneers.


With the win, the Hawks improve to 1-4 while UAV falls to 0-5.


SDC notched the first goal of the afternoon in the 17th minute. Pedro Enrique settled the ball just outside of the 18-yard box on the left flank and crossed it to Alex Saliba. Saliba was able to beat the Pioneer goalkeeper for the 1-0 lead.


 In the 32nd minute, Freddy Irigoyen pressured the UAV goalie and intercepted his clearance as he redirected the ball into the goal for a 2-0 lead.


SDC outshot the Pioneers 8-2 in the first half.


The Hawks erupted in the second half with two goals within the first five minutes of period number two. Raphael Silveira scored goals in the 49th and 50th minute as SDC blew the game open with a 4-0 advantage.


Seventeen minutes later, Moises Parada scored one of his two goals in the 66th minute from a pass by Justin Salas. Two minutes later, Parada tallied another goal to cap all scoring as Salas assisted him again for his second goal.


SDC finished with 14 shots, eight on goal. The Hawks held UAV to six shots total and five on goal. Froyaln Onofre tallied five saves in the 58 minutes between the posts. Josh Epstein came in relief for 25 minutes as he saw no shots on goal. And Chandler Corzine finished the goalkeeper substitutions as he played six minutes in his first action of the year.


The Hawks will welcome Bethesda University on Friday at Cuyamaca College. Kick off is scheduled for 2:30. 

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photo by Brad Elliott

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --Westmont Men's Soccer (3-2) earned its first win at home this season, posting a 3-2 win over Marymount California (2-3-2) on Tuesday afternoon at Thorrington Field.

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Group of ADs to serve as advisory committee for NAIA administrators
photo by Brad Elliott
Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Stephen Tanquary
Biola University
Stephen Tanquary scored one goal in each game last week as Biola won both of its non-conference match-ups. The junior forward scored game-winning goal against Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) in the 87th minute. He has recorded four goals in the last four games for the Eagles.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Michael Kute
Biola University
Michael Kute is excelling at center-back for Biola, keeping opponents from finding ways to attack in Biola's box. The senior defender helped hold Antelope Valley to just four shots the entire game, and his defense kept Our Lady of the Lake from posting many quality chances, keeping just about half their shots from being shots on goal.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Madison Cody
Vanguard University
Madison Cody recorded a hat-trick against Bethesda, while also dishing out two assists to her teammates. The junior forward tallied eight points in the game to bring her season total to 14.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Hayleigh Lamping
William Jessup University
Haleigh Lamping recorded two shutouts and had 13 saves in 191 minutes for William Jessup last week. The freshman goalkeeper kept a very tough NCAA Division II San Francisco State scoreless for 101 minutes while recording 10 saves in the Warrior's 1-0 double overtime victory. Lamping also had three saves against Simpson. William Jessup is currently on a four-game winning streak.
Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Amy Weststeyn
Biola University
Amy Weststeyn hit above .400 in both of her performances as No. 6 Biola started the conference season with two wins against No. 17 Vanguard and Hope International. For the week, she averaged 3.7 kills with a .442 hitting percentage. The senior middle blocker was the only Eagle to notch double-digit kills in both contests, and she added 11 blocks (2 solo) to her tally for the week. Weststeyn was involved in all but five of the Eagles' blocks. She added three aces and was flawless on the serve.
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Show standings for 2014-15
Show rankings for 2014-15
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2Southern Oregon
3Olivet Nazarene (IL)
4Aquinas (MI)
5St. Francis (IL)
6British Columbia
7Shawnee State (OH)
8Concordia (OR)
9Cal State San Marcos
10Tennessee Wesleyan
13The Master's College
20Arizona Christian University
RVVanguard University
1Biola University
2Lewis-Clark State (ID)
3Dordt (IA)
4Olivet Nazarene (IL)
5Northwest Christian (OR)
6Carroll (MT)
7Taylor (IN)
8Shawnee State (OH)
9St. Francis (IL)
10The Master's College
15Westmont College
1Martin Methodist (TN)
2Auburn Montgomery (AL)
3Lindsey Wilson (KY)
4Ashford (IA)
5Oklahoma Wesleyan
6Hastings (NE)
7Rio Grande (OH)
8Baker (KS)
9Embry-Riddle (FL)
10Concordia University
24Biola University
1Concordia (OR)
2Westmont College
3Lindsey Wilson (KY)
4Northwood (FL)
5Concordia University
6Embry-Riddle (FL)
7Davenport (MI)
8Cumberland (TN)
9William Carey (MS)
10Robert Morris (IL)
12Vanguard University
18The Master's College
1Rocky Mountain (MT)
2Texas at Brownsville
3Concordia University
4Park (MO)
5Columbia (MO)
6Biola University
7Northwestern (IA)
8Viterbo (WI)
9Madonna (MI)
10Midland (NE)
17Vanguard University
RVWestmont College
RVThe Master's College