The up and coming Women’s Volleyball team finished 11-12 overall and 9-11 in the PacWest. Mid-way through the season, the team put together a 7-3 run and were contenders in the conference race. Marley Strand-Nicoliason led the charge, averaging double-digit kills in each match, including a season-high 26 against Dominican University. Entering his seventh season, Head Coach Tino Reyes has four-year starters in outside hitter Strand-Nicoliason, middle blocker Kyndra Trevino-Scott and setter Sienna Davis setting the pace for the Vulcans.
Men’s soccer finished its season at 5-9-3 overall and 4-9 in the PacWest, but ended on a tenacious note with back-to-back-to-back wins at home, outscoring opponents 7-3. Scott Hill’s double-overtime goal beat BYU-Hawaii 1-0. The Vulcans then opened up for three goals on Dominican University. And finally, Hill again tallied the double-overtime game-winner to beat Holy Names University. Losing 15 players to exhausted eligibility, first-year Head Coach Gene Okamura will be looking at incoming goalie Andrew Tamburro and mid-fielders Jonathan Garcia and Rodrigo Castellanos for impact.
Women’s soccer finished 5-9-3 overall and 4-9 in the PacWest. The ladies started out strong with a 3-1-3 record, including five overtime games. A season-opening stalemate with nationally-recognized Simon Fraser University, Tiera Arakawa’s overtime goal against Chaminade and a double-overtime tie with BYU-Hawaii were followed by Abcde Zoller’s game-winner over Notre Dame de Namur as the Vulcans entered game five undefeated. Set back by Fresno Pacific, the Vulcans bounced back with a 2-0 win over Academy of Art University and a tie with regional power Cal State Los Angeles. Having just four players departed, Okamura’s women’s team will look at four-year starting goalie Jenna Hufford to direct the team with senior Annabelle Gonzalez and sophomore Tiera Arakawa running the middle.