ROCKLIN, Calif. – Kicking off the yearly NorCal swing, the Lions (6-12, 3-2) stopped in for a tilt against William Jessup (8-9, 1-5). Vanguard started off strong winning by the first set 25-18 before being caught off guard in the next two frames by 25-23 and 27-25 counts. The Pride came back with authority in the fourth set winning 25-21 before handling business in quick fashion in the decisive fifth set (15-6).

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ATHERTON, Calif. – For the first time since the 2012 season Menlo College Volleyball came out on the good end of a match with the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, earning a 3-1 victory (15-25,25-14,25-20,25-18) on Friday evening. After falling behind 1-0 in a lopsided first set, the Oaks locked in and rambled off three straight victories to earn the non-conference win. The win was Menlo's fourth in a row dating back to Sept. 23 and pulls the Oaks to within one game of .500 at 9-10. UC Santa Cruz falls to 6-10.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Menlo College Men's Soccer stuck to its winning ways on Thursday afternoon in Arizona as they earned their fourth consecutive win, third within the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC), with a 3-0 shutout win over the Arizona Christian Firestorm. With the win Menlo improves to 3-0 lifetime against ACU having never conceded a goal. On the season, Menlo is now 9-2 and 3-0 in conference play while the Firestorm fall to 4-6 and 0-3 within the conference. Earlier this week, Menlo received votes in the NAIA Coaches' poll marking the first time in program history they have earned this recognition.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. – Menlo College Women's Soccer made the trip to Arizona and came back home with its first Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) victory of the 2016 campaign in the form of a 1-0 shutout win. Menlo got the game winner just seconds into the second half when transfer Rachel McCloskey found the back of the net off a Danielle McCarthy assist for her first goal since joining the Oaks this season. The win marked the Oaks' third shutout victory of the season and improves its record to 6-2-2 overall and 1-1-1 in GSAC play while Arizona Christian fell to 2-4-1 and 0-3 within the conference.

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Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Women's Volleyball
Attacker of the Week
Allison Child
The Master's University
Allison's hitting percentage and hitting efficiency should be noted. Allison had 11 kills and a .529 attack percentage in Tuesday's win over No. 13 Biola, and 12 kills and a .440 hitting percentage in Saturday's win at Vanguard.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Benjamin Tembo
The Master's University
Benjamin Tembo scored the game-winning, sudden-victory goal in 1-0 thriller over No. 8 Vanguard. The Mustangs are 6-2-1 on the season.
Player of the Week
Women's Volleyball
Defender of the Week
Kami Troesh
Westmont College
The Senior Libero had 22 serve receptions and 28 digs on the week to help No. 3 Westmont remained undefeated. On the season, Troesh has 223 serve receptions and just nine errors. She is averaging 5.23 digs per game.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week
Brooke Lillywhite
Westmont College
Had the game winning PK against Hope International and added on two more goals against San Diego Christian. She leads the GSAC in goals scored and has 14 in ten games ( 1.4 goals a game). She is currently fourth in the NAIA in total goals scored.
Player of the Week
Men's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Ryan Brown
Hope International University
Ryan Brown made 12 saves during the week to help his team start the GSAC portion of the 2016 season with a 2-0 record. Brown made six saves in a shutout win against Westmont before making another six in a 3-1 win at Arizona Christian on Saturday. The Royals are the last undefeated team in the conference and Brown's strong play in goal is a large part of their success - with Brown in goal the Royals have recorded seven shutouts and allowed only two goals all season.
Player of the Week
Women's Volleyball
Setter of the Week
Kayla Sims
The Master's University
Sims had 90 assists on the week. The Mustangs won both conference matches in five-set thrillers. They took down No. 13 Biola and Vanguard. The sophomore setter averaged nine assists per game.
Player of the Week
Women's Soccer
Defensive Player of the Week
Haley Magana
Vanguard University
Magana had a big week to help the #10 Lions stay true in conference play. Her command of the field - and six critical saves - is the reason Vanguard has won seven consecutive games and started the year off 2-0 in GSAC matches. During the seven game win streak, Magana has not conceded a goal.
Allison ChildBenjamin TemboKami TroeshBrooke LillywhiteRyan BrownKayla SimsHaley Magana
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Rankings
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Rankings as of Sep. 28, 2016
1British Columbia
2St. Francis (IL)
3Southern Oregon
4The Master's University
5Marian University
6St. Mary (KS)
6SCAD Savannah (GA)
8Albertson (ID)
8College of Idaho
9Biola University
10Oklahoma City (OK)
17Westmont College
Rankings as of Sep. 28, 2016
1Northwest Christian (OR)
2Biola University
3Aquinas (MI)
4The Master's University
5British Columbia
6Oregon Tech
7Taylor (IN)
8Oklahoma City (OK)
9Westmont College
10Milligan College
RVWilliam Jessup University
Rankings as of Sep. 28, 2016
1Oklahoma Wesleyan
2Rio Grande (OH)
3MidAmerica Nazarene (KS)
4Hastings (NE)
5Davenport (MI)
6Thomas University
7Northwestern Ohio
8Campbellsville (KY)
9Vanguard University
10Baker (KS)
15Biola University
RVThe Master's University
RVMenlo College
Rankings as of Sep. 28, 2016
1Spring Arbor (MI)
2Keiser University
3Westmont College
4William Carey (MS)
5Northwestern Ohio
6Lindsey Wilson (KY)
7Mobile (AL)
8Martin Methodist (TN)
9Benedictine (KS)
10Vanguard University
12Biola University
Rankings as of Sep. 21, 2016
1Midland (NE)
2Lindsey Wilson (KY)
3Westmont College
4Hastings (NE)
5Viterbo (WI)
6Eastern Oregon
7Park (MO)
8MidAmerica Nazarene (KS)
9Dordt (IA)
10Georgetown (KY)
13Biola University
Rankings as of Aug. 31, 2016
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2William Woods (MO)
3Texas Wesleyan
4Johnson & Wales (FL)
5Wayland Baptist (TX)
6British Columbia
7Coastal Georgia
8Keiser University
9Grand View (IA)
10Cumberlands (KY)
19The Master's University
23Arizona Christian University
RVWilliam Jessup University
Rankings as of Aug. 31, 2016
1Keiser University
2William Woods (MO)
3SCAD Savannah (GA)
4Oklahoma City (OK)
5Cumberlands (KY)
6University of South Carolina - Beaufort
7Dalton State GA
8Texas Wesleyan
9SCAD Atlanta (GA)
10Bellevue (NE)
24Arizona Christian University