July 19, 2016 | Men's Soccer Incoming Freshman Enriquez Invited to U.S. U-19 National Team Camp The Cal Poly men’s soccer program enjoyed its second international call-up of the summer on Monday with the announcement by the United States Soccer Federation that incoming freshman midfielder Christian Enriquez (Spring Valley, Calif.) is one of 22 invitees to the U-19 men’s national team’s training camp in Valencia, Spain.
July 19, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Selected to Finish Ninth in Big Sky Coaches, Media Polls Cal Poly has been selected to finish ninth by both the head football coaches and the media in the 2016 Big Sky Conference football standings.
July 18, 2016 | Football Protheroe Lands on 2016 All-Big Sky Conference Preseason Team Cal Poly junior fullback Joe Protheroe has been named to the 2016 All-Big Sky Conference Preseason Team.
July 18, 2016 | Football Follow Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff on Social Media Cal Poly senior linebacker Joseph Gigantino III will represent Cal Poly at the 2016 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff on Monday and Tuesday in Park City, Utah.
July 16, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Offensive Coordinator Saga Tuitele Leaves for New Mexico Saga Tuitele, an assistant football coach at Cal Poly for eight seasons, the last three as the Mustangs’ offensive coordinator, has resigned in order to accept a position as offensive line coach and running game coordinator at New Mexico.
July 16, 2016 | Football Football Notes: Fisher Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Football Notes: Cal Poly senior offensive lineman Matt Fisher has been nominated for the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in the Football Championship Subdivision. Also, Cameron Ontko will play for the BC Lions on Saturday night and linebacker Joseph Gigantino III will represent Cal Poly at the Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff.
July 16, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Torres Briefly in Triple-A; Bloomquist Earns 7th Win Former Cal Poly outfielder Nick Torres played three games in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League and belted a three-run home run in the middle game of the set at Salt Lake City.
July 16, 2016 | Baseball Trio of Mustangs Selected for West Coast League All-Star Game Austin Dondanville, Bobby Ay and Ben Polshuk all have been selected to compete in the West Coast League All-Star Game next week.
July 16, 2016 | Wrestling Former Cal Poly Wrestler Tom Hall, 83, Passes Away in Arizona Tom Hall, who wrestled at Cal Poly in the 1950s and was a Pacific Coast Intercollegiate champion, passed away on April 15, 2016, at the age of 83 in Cottonwood, Arizona.
July 8, 2016 | Softball Sandoval Closes 2016 Season with NCAA Statistical Champion Honor The Cal Poly Athletics Department’s first NCAA statistical champion in three years, Mustang softball center fielder Amanda Sandoval closed her 2016 sophomore season by leading the nation with 0.44 sacrifice hits per game.
July 8, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Barbier and Schuknecht on Hot Professional Starts In their first professional baseball seasons, former Cal Poly players Brett Barbier and John Schuknecht are hitting well over the .300 mark.
July 5, 2016 | Football Sippel, Walker Accepted Into Hampshire Honor Society Cal Poly offensive linemen Stephen Sippel and Weston Walker have been accepted as members of the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society.
July 4, 2016 | Baseball Summer Leagues: Ben Polshuk Earns West Coast League Honor For the second straight week, a Cal Poly baseball player has been honored by the West Coast League. Following pitcher Bobby Ay, outfielder Ben Polshuk of the Victoria HarbourCats was named WCL player of the week for the week of June 27-July 3.
June 30, 2016 | General News Fifty-Four Cal Poly Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big West Praise Fifty-Four Cal Poly student-athletes across 11 programs earned Academic All-Big West praise Thursday following the announcement of the conference’s winter and spring honors.
July 1, 2016 | Wrestling Lou Montano Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum Former Cal Poly wrestler Lou Montano has been honored with a Lifetime Service to Wrestling award by the California Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum.
July 1, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Imhof Suffers Eye Injury; Norris Now a Dodger Former Cal Poly pitcher Matt Imhof’s right eye has been removed following a freak accident during a postgame workout last week. Also, Bud Norris has been obtained by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
July 1, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Golfer Jamie Binns Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur Jamie Binns, who will be a junior this fall at Cal Poly, has qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Golf Championship.
June 30, 2016 | Men's Soccer Hamilton Makes Portland Timbers Debut in U.S. Open Cup Goalkeeper Wade Hamilton became the second member of the Cal Poly men’s soccer program’s 2015 senior class to debut for a Major League Soccer club Wednesday evening with the two-time Big West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year selection starting and playing all 90 minutes in Portland Timbers’ 1-0 U.S. Open Cup loss to LA Galaxy in front of 18,164 supporters at Providence Park.
June 28, 2016 | Men's Golf Former Cal Poly Golfer Geoff Gonzalez Qualifies for First PGA Tour Event Former Cal Poly golf standout Geoff Gonzalez has qualified for his first PGA Tour event, sharing medalist honors with two other golfers in the Monday qualifier for this week's Barracuda Championship.
June 27, 2016 | Baseball Former Cal Poly Infielder Mike Miller Called Up by Boston Red Sox The number of Cal Poly players currently on Major League Baseball rosters increased to three Monday afternoon as infielder Mike Miller was added to the Boston Rex Sox lineup.
June 21, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Mathias on a Streak; Trio of 2016 Draftees Sign Former Cal Poly second baseman Mark Mathias has lifted his batting average 23 points over his last eight games with the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Hi-A Carolina League. Also, the three Mustangs drafted earlier this month all have signed minor league contracts.
June 17, 2016 | Men's Basketball Coach Callero’s Perspective: June 2016 Beginning in June 2016, eighth-year Cal Poly head coach Joe Callero will write a monthly piece for GoPoly.com to keep fans updated on the latest team news and provide an inside perspective on the program.
June 15, 2016 | Softball Sandoval Named to Mexico Women’s National Softball Team A third member of the Cal Poly softball program will participate in the July 5-10 World Cup of Softball (Oklahoma City) and July 15-24 Women's Softball World Championship (Surrey, British Columbia) as Mustang center fielder Amanda Sandoval was selected for the Mexico Women's National Team.
June 13, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Haniger Climbs to AAA; Mundell, Torres Honored Former Cal Poly outfielder Mitch Haniger was elevated to the Triple-A Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League and sprinted to a .500 batting average in his first three games with the Arizona Diamondbacks farm club.
June 13, 2016 | Softball Vecchione and Carda Open USA Softball Training Camps Two members of the Cal Poly softball program's coaching staff resumed their positions with USA Softball on Monday as pitching coach Ally Carda opened training camp with the 18-player United States Women's National Team while associate head coach Gina Vecchione began assistant coaching preparations with the United States Women's Elite Team.
June 12, 2016 | Men's Soccer Colvey Helps New Zealand Book 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Spot Former Cal Poly men's soccer defender Kip Colvey started and played all 120 minutes as his native New Zealand Men's National Team booked a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup by drawing Papua New Guinea 0-0 and edging the hosts on penalties 4-2 Saturday to capture the 2016 Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup championship.
June 13, 2016 | Wrestling Annual Cal Poly Wrestling Reunion Golf Tournament Set for Sept. 30 Fourteenth annual Cal Poly Wrestling Reunion Golf Tournament will be played Friday, Sept. 30, at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande.
June 11, 2016 | Baseball Barbier, Schuknecht Selected on Final Day of 2016 MLB Draft Cal Poly senior outfielder John Schuknecht and redshirt junior utility player Brett Barbier were chosen on the final day of the three-day 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday inside the studios of MLB Network in Secaucus, N.J.
June 11, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Football Preferred Walk-On Jake Javier Injured in Pool Accident Jake Javier, who was to walk on with the Cal Poly football team in the fall, was injured in a pool accident Thursday night, one day prior to his graduation from San Ramon Valley High School in Danville.
June 9, 2016 | General News Cal Poly to Receive Eight Life-Saving Devices for Student-Athletes Cal Poly Athletics will be receiving eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs), thanks to the efforts of Dignity Health of the Central Coast and French Hospital Medical Center.
June 10, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly’s Justin Calomeni Drafted in Ninth Round by Colorado Rockies Cal Poly junior right-hander Justin Calomeni was drafted Friday by the Colorado Rockies in the ninth round.
June 8, 2016 | Baseball Meyer, Marinconz Land on Louisville Slugger Frosh All-American Team Cal Poly true freshmen Nick Meyer and Kyle Marinconz have been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Baseball Team by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
June 8, 2016 | Baseball Papa John's/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month: Nick Meyer Freshman catcher Nick Meyer has been selected as the Papa John’s/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month for May.
June 7, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Football Adds Three to 2016 Recruiting Class Cal Poly head football coach Tim Walsh has announced the addition of two community college transfers and a high school senior to the Mustangs’ 2016 recruiting class.
June 6, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Names Pawel Mrozik Associate Head Coach Eighth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Cal Poly Athletics Department completed the Mustang men’s basketball team’s coaching staff Monday afternoon with the announcement that Pawel Mrozik has joined the program as associate head coach.
June 9, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Former Volleyball Standout Hardin Runner-Up in 2016 Miss USA Pageant Nearly seven months after being named Miss Hawaii to earn a spot in the 2016 Miss USA pageant, former Cal Poly volleyball standout Chelsea Hardin finished second in the competition on Sunday evening among 52 contestants.
June 7, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Anderson Pitches Two-Hitter; Torres on Hot Streak Kyle Anderson pitched a two-hitter and Nick Torres is hitting .548 over his last eight games, highlighting the performances of former Cal Poly baseball players in the professional ranks during the first week of June.
June 3, 2016 | Football General Owens, Survivor of 1960 Plane Crash, Passes at Age 76 General Owens Jr., a survivor of the 1960 Cal Poly plane crash which claimed the lives of 22 people, including 16 of his football teammates, passed away April 10, 2016, in Los Banos, Calif.
June 3, 2016 | Baseball Brett Barbier, Jarred Zill Earn Top Cal Poly Baseball Team Awards Cal Poly redshirt junior utility player Brett Barbier earned the Cal Poly baseball team's Ozzie Smith Most Valuable Player Award for 2016 while sophomore right-hander Jarred Zill captured the Mike Krukow Outstanding Pitcher Award.
June 2, 2016 | General News Chase Minter, Taylor Nelson Named Cal Poly's Athletes of the Year Cal Poly men’s soccer senior midfielder Chase Minter, a two-time Big West Conference most valuable player, and women’s volleyball sophomore setter Taylor Nelson, a first-team All-Big West Conference selection both indoors and on the beach, have been selected as Cal Poly’s male and female athletes of the year for the 2015-16 academic year.
June 1, 2016 | Baseball Despite Having Young Team, Cal Poly Ends Up 7 Games Above .500 Mark Mustangs (32-25) finish tied for fourth place with Hawai’i and UC Riverside in Big West, the program's 12th upper-half conference finish in Larry Lee’s 14 seasons at the helm.
June 1, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly's Brett Barbier, Nick Meyer Earn Top Big West Honors Cal Poly redshirt junior Brett Barbier landed on the All-Big West Conference first team while catcher Nick Meyer was selected by the league’s nine head baseball coaches as Freshman Field Player of the Year.
June 1, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Ranked No. 62 by ITA in Final Poll Following a season where the Cal Poly men's tennis program challenged for its third Big West Conference Tournament title in the past five years, the Mustangs ended the 2015-16 season ranked No. 62 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Cal Poly juniors Ben Donovan and Corey Pang also ended the season ranked No. 85 in doubles, the first national ranking earned by the pair while with the Mustangs.
May 31, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Cal Poly Volleyball Releases 2016 Schedule After its most successful conference finish since the 2010 season and best single-season turnaround since 2009-10, the Cal Poly volleyball program announced its 2016 schedule on Tuesday afternoon. Nine home matches and dates against five nationally ranked opponents (to end the 2015 season) highlight Cal Poly's schedule.
May 31, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Announces Another Addition to 2016 Baseball Recruiting Class Shortstop Jack Kuzma, soon to graduate from Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will continue his baseball career at Cal Poly, starting in the fall of 2016.
June 1, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Peyton Bilo After a top-20 finish at the West Preliminary Round of the NCAA Track & Field Championships, Mustang freshman Peyton Bilo has been named the Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
May 31, 2016 | Men's Soccer Colvey Earns First Full International Caps with New Zealand Sacramento Republic FC defender Kip Colvey made his full international debut and became just the second former Cal Poly men's soccer player to earn a senior international cap after starting the first two matches of the New Zealand Men's National Team's Oceania Nations Cup run.
June 1, 2016 | Men's Soccer Sampson to Provide Spanish-Language Commentary for Copa América Beginning with the United States Men’s National Team’s Friday Copa América Centenario opening match versus Columbia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, second-year Cal Poly men’s soccer head coach Steve Sampson will provide Spanish-language color commentary alongside famed play-by-play announcer Andres Cantor for four tournament matches on Fútbol de Primera.
May 31, 2016 | Baseball Casey Fien Called Up by Dodgers; Pitches Two Scoreless Innings Former Cal Poly pitcher Casey Fien was called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday and has tossed a pair of scoreless one-inning appearances.
May 28, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Rallies to Beat UC Davis 10-5 in Final Game of 2016 Season Right fielder John Schuknecht smashed a three-run double in the first inning and catcher Nick Meyer produced his first four-hit game as a Mustang as Cal Poly came from behind in the final four innings to beat UC Davis 10-5 on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon in Baggett Stadium.
May 27, 2016 | Baseball UC Davis Takes Advantage of Five Cal Poly Errors for 11-5 Big West Victory UC Davis senior southpaw Spencer Henderson scattered five hits over 8 1/3 innings and the Aggies took advantage of five Cal Poly errors en route to an 11-5 victory in the middle game of a Big West Conference baseball series Friday night in Baggett Stadium.
May 26, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Opens UC Davis Series With 2-1 Victory; Mustangs 22-7 at Home Kyle Smith and Justin Calomeni combined on a three-hitter as Cal Poly defeated UC Davis 2-1 in the opener of a Big West Conference baseball series Thursday night in Baggett Stadium.
May 26, 2016 | Men's Soccer Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Announces “Ambitious” 2016 Schedule Highlighted by season-opening matches at nationally-ranked Wake Forest and North Carolina, further games versus 2015 NCAA Tournament qualifiers UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Fullerton and an exhibition against defending national champion Stanford, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program unveiled the squad’s 17-match regular season schedule on Thursday morning.
May 23, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Adds Recruit for 2016-17 Season The Cal Poly men's tennis team and head coach Nick Carless announced on Friday that Antoine Noel has signed an NLI and will continue his playing career with the Mustangs. Noel (Ris-Orangis, France) is scheduled to join Cal Poly for the 2016-17 season.
May 25, 2016 | Wrestling Schavrien, Hatcher Named Assistant Wrestling Coaches at Cal Poly New Cal Poly wrestling head coach Jon Sioredas has completed his coaching staff by announcing the additions of Todd Schavrien and Mike Hatcher.
May 24, 2016 Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Michael Sanderson Cal Poly junior third baseman Michael Sanderson, who collected nine hits in four games last week, has been selected as the Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
May 24, 2016 | Men's Golf Quartet of Mustang Golfers Competing in National Tournaments A quartet of former, current and future Cal Poly golfers have qualified to play in major golf events in the next few weeks.
May 20, 2016 | Women's Soccer 10 Home Games Highlight 2016 Cal Poly Women's Soccer Schedule Tournaments at Pac-12, Big East Venues Also Featured in Non-Conference Slate; Big West Conference Play to Begin on Sept. 30
May 19, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Adds Polish U-20 International to Signing Class The Cal Poly men’s basketball team bolstered its frontcourt depth for the 2016-17 season Wednesday afternoon with the announcement from eighth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-7 forward Kuba Niziol (Wrocław, Poland/Howard College) has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the program.
May 19, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Adds Three Recruits for Upcoming Season The Cal Poly women's tennis program and head coach Kathrin Winterhalter announced Wednesday afternoon that three recruits will join the team ahead of the upcoming 2016-17 season. Susanne Boyden (Raleigh, N.C.), Claire Bouquet (Santa Maria, Calif.), and Seriana Saltzen (Gold River, Calif.) have each signed NLI's to continue their playing careers with the Mustangs.
May 19, 2016 | Softball Hyland Makes History with Third NFCA All-West Region Honor Cal Poly softball junior righthander Sierra Hyland became the first three-time NFCA All-Region selection in program history Thursday morning following the announcement that the Big West Conference’s strikeout and ERA leader earned West Region first team praise.
May 22, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Salvages One Win in UC Riverside Series With 6-4 Victory Junior left fielder Kevin Morgan celebrated a homecoming of sorts with three hits while junior right-hander Justin Calomeni pitched 5 1/3 innings in relief for the win as Cal Poly recorded a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over UC Riverside on Sunday afternoon at the Riverside Sports Complex.
May 21, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Falls 11-5, Loses Big West Series Against UC Riverside UC Riverside shattered a scoreless pitching duel by scoring seven runs in the fourth inning and breezed to a 11-5 victory over Cal Poly in a Big West Conference baseball game Saturday night at the Riverside Sports Complex.
May 20, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Drops 6-4 Decision to UC Riverside in Series Opener Two home runs by Aaron Cisneros and another by Colby Schultz powered UC Riverside to a 6-4 victory over Cal Poly in the opener of a three-game Big West Conference baseball series Friday night at the Riverside Sports Complex.
May 18, 2016 | Softball Hyland, Heyward, West, Chalmers Earn All-Big West Conference Praise Highlighted by the selections of junior righthander Sierra Hyland and sophomore third baseman Stephanie Heyward to the All-Big West Conference first team, four Cal Poly softball players earned all-conference praise on Wednesday afternoon.
May 18, 2016 | Football Ex-Cal Poly Linebacker Burton De Koning Signs With Ottawa Redblacks Former Cal Poly linebacker Burton De Koning has signed a free-agent contract with the Ottawa Redboacks of the Canadian Football League.
May 13, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly, Dignity Health Announce Clubhouse Project Partnership Cal Poly and Dignity Health Central Coast are proud to announce their partnership on the Baggett Stadium Enhancement Project. The project includes a new two-story baseball clubhouse and permanent seating which will raise the capacity of Baggett Stadium to between 3,250 and 3,500.
May 17, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Rallies to Defeat CSU Bakersfield, 6-4 Nick Meyer and Michael Sanderson produced RBI singles in the seventh inning as Cal Poly turned a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead and went on to post a 6-4 triumph over CSU Bakersfield in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday night at Hardt Field.
May 17, 2016 | Men's Soccer Mustang Men’s Soccer Team Signs Five More to National Letters of Intent Following February’s initial six-player National Letter of Intent signing class, second-year head coach Steve Sampson and the Cal Poly Athletics Department announced Tuesday the addition of five future Mustangs set to join the program ahead of the 2016 season.
May 16, 2016 | Softball Hyland Breaks Cal Poly Record for Big West Player of the Week Honors Following a pair of victories in which she compiled a 0.41 ERA and .203 batting average in 17.0 innings, Cal Poly softball junior righthander Sierra Hyland earned her 11th career and fourth Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week honor of the season on Monday afternoon.
May 16, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Nick Woolf After winning two conference titles at the Big West Track & Field Championships, Mustang senior distance runner Nick Woolf has been named the Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
May 16, 2016 | Baseball Schuknecht Earns Third Big West Field Player of the Week Award Cal Poly senior right fielder John Schuknecht has been named Big West Conference Field Player of the Week for the third time this season, thanks in part to his second career grand slam.
May 16, 2016 | Baseball Papa John's/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month: Brett Barbier Brett Barbier had a scorching April where he produced a 16-game hitting streak and reached base safely in 40 straight games, earning the Papa John's/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month award.
May 16, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Cal Poly Volleyball Adds Setter For Upcoming 2016 Season The Cal Poly volleyball program has announced that Grace Rickard (San Diego, Calif.) recently signed a national letter of intent and will join Cal Poly for the 2016 season.
May 15, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Clinches Big West Series Against UC Irvine With 17-5 Triumph Senior right fielder John Schuknecht belted his second career grand slam and knocked in a career-high six runs while junior right-hander Justin Calomeni struck out a career-high 11 as Cal Poly clinched its Big West Conference baseball series against UC Irvine with a 17-5 triumph Sunday afternoon before 1,387 in Baggett Stadium.
May 14, 2016 | Track & Field Nielsen, Izzo, Woolf Finish Big West Championships With Conference Titles Mustangs Combine for 10 PRs and 5 More Season-Bests on Day 2
May 14, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Edges UC Riverside 1-0 in Dramatic 10-Inning Season Finale In her final at-bat as a Mustang, senior first baseman Breana West's single down the right field line with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning led to the decisive run as the Cal Poly softball program closed the 2016 season with 1-0 triumph at Bob Janssen Field.
May 13, 2016 | Track & Field Woolf, Mooney, Bilo Win Big West Conference Championships for Cal Poly Galvez, Boyal, Giguere Also Earn All-Conference Honors; Nine Mustangs Advance to Saturday's Finals on FOX Sports
May 16, 2016 | Baseball Condon to Join Larry Lee Radio Show Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280 The Larry Lee Radio Show returns to the airwaves on Monday from Charlie's Place in San Luis Obispo. The Cal Poly baseball head coach will preview the upcoming week's four games, including the three game conference series at UC Riverside. Cal Poly softball head coach Jenny Condon is also scheduled to joing Monday's show.
May 13, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Opens Final Series of 2016 with Friday Doubleheader Sweep Junior righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game, five-hitter as the Cal Poly softball program opened its final series of the year and a Friday afternoon doubleheader by bettering UC Riverside at Bob Janssen Field, 3-1. Cal Poly completed the Friday sweep with a 2-1 win in game No. 2 as sophomore righthander Lindsey Chalmers (above) struck out three Highlanders in a complete-game, five-hitter.
May 13, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Opens Big West Series Against UC Irvine With 9-1 Victory Freshman left fielder Alex McKenna hit his sixth home run of the season, drove in five runs, and redshirt freshman right-hander Spencer Howard earned his third victory of the season in his first collegiate start, lifting Cal Poly to a 9-1 triumph over UC Irvine in the opener of a three-game Big West Conference baseball series Friday night before 1,121 inside Baggett Stadium.
May 11, 2016 | Men's Golf Trio of Mustang Golfers Earn All-Big West Conference Honors Cal Poly juniors Justin De Los Santos and Cole Nygren have landed on the 2016 All-Big West Conference Men’s Golf First Team. Sophomore Jesse Yap earned a spot on the second team.
May 8, 2016 | Wrestling Novachkov Qualifies for 2016 Summer Olympic Games Cal Poly's three-time NCAA All-American Boris Novachkov has earned a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in freestyle wrestling.
May 9, 2016 Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Sierra Hyland After posting a 0.43 ERA in 16.1 innings and three appearances and striking out 20 Hawai’i hitters during the Cal Poly softball program’s May 6-7 road series, junior righthander Sierra Hyland has been named Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week for a third time this year.
May 11, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Fien Waived by Twins, Signs With Dodgers After allowing three runs in two innings against Houston on May 4, former Cal Poly pitcher Casey Fien was waived by the Minnesota Twins.
May 10, 2016 | Baseball Three-Run Home Run by Fresno State Sends Cal Poly to 9-5 Defeat Freshman pinch hitter Jeremiah Burks belted a three-run home run to snap a 4-4 tie in the fifth inning and Fresno State went on to beat Cal Poly 9-5 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday night inside Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium.
May 7, 2016 | Track & Field Bennett Earns All-Conference Honor in Decathlon at Big West Championships Cal Poly Decathletes Combine to Win 6 of the 10 Events; Rasmussen Also Adds Team Points as All 3 Mustang Heptathletes Score Career Highs
May 7, 2016 | Men's Soccer Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Wraps Unbeaten Spring with Scoreless Draw Goalkeepers Eric Kam and Simon Boehme combined to chalk up the Cal Poly men's soccer program's fifth shutout in six spring matches Friday evening as the Mustangs completed an unbeaten spring run with a scoreless draw versus Cal State Monterey Bay inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
May 9, 2016 | Women's Basketball Cal Poly Adds Stanback as Transfer From Pepperdine
May 6, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Adds Cypress College Outfielder to Recruiting Class Designated hitter/outfielder Elijah Skipps, who played baseball at Arizona during the 2015 season, has signed a grant-in-aid and will continue his baseball career at Cal Poly next spring.
May 8, 2016 | Baseball Conover to Join Larry Lee Radio Show Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280 The Larry Lee Radio Show returns to the airwaves on Monday from Charlie's Place in San Luis Obispo. The Cal Poly baseball head coach will preview the upcoming week's four games, including the three game conference series versus UC Irvine. Cal Poly's Director of Track and Cross Country Mark Conover is also scheduled to join Monday's show.
May 7, 2016 | Softball Hyland Makes Big West History, but Cal Poly Splits Doubleheader Junior left fielder Courtney Tyler's run-scoring hit in the top of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 deadlock as the Cal Poly softball program opened a Saturday doubleheader versus Hawai'i with a 4-3 triumph at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. Despite a complete-game, two-hitter from junior Sierra Hyland during which she moved in to 10th place on the Big West Conference career strikeout list, Cal Poly dropped game No. 2 after Hawai'i third baseman Nicole Lopez homered in the bottom of the eighth inning in a 1-0 decision.
May 6, 2016 | Softball Hyland Strikes Out 13, but Cal Poly Softball Falls Late at Hawai’i, 3-2 Junior righthander Sierra Hyland recorded her ninth double-digit strikeout game of 2016 with 13 Friday evening versus Hawai'i, but two Cal Poly errors during the bottom of the seventh inning led to three Rainbow Wahine runs as the Mustangs fell 3-2.
May 4, 2016 | Men's Golf UC Riverside Edges Cal Poly for Big West Men’s Golf Championship Cal Poly overcame a six-stroke deficit on the front nine and led by three strokes, but UC Riverside played the back nine at even par with two birdies and an eagle on the final hole, capturing its first Big West Conference Men’s Golf Championship in 11 years Wednesday at the Wood Ranch Golf Club.
May 4, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly Lands Three Singles, Two Doubles on All-Conference Teams After a 14-win season that included a runner-up finish in the Big West Conference Tournament last weekend, the Cal Poly men's tennis team had three individuals and two doubles pairs earn All-Conference distinction on Wednesday morning.
May 4, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly’s Joubert and Oedekerk Earn Big West All-Conference Honors Cal Poly women's tennis senior Danè Joubert and junior Zoe Oedekerk earned Big West All-Conference Second Team Doubles distinction after collecting four victories from the first position this season.
May 4, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Raises $3,419 for Hearst Cancer Resource Center With donations and proceeds flowing from auctioned game-worn pink jerseys, sales of commemorative t-shirts and raffled gifts, the Cal Poly softball program raised $3,419 for the San Luis Obispo-based Hearst Cancer Resource Center during the program's annual NFCA StrikeOut Cancer doubleheader versus CSUN on Saturday, April 23.
May 3, 2016 Two Cal Poly Pairs Earn Big West Beach Volleyball All-Conference Honors Following the Cal Poly beach volleyball team's most successful season in its three-year history, sophomore Taylor Nelson and freshman Adlee Van Winden earned Big West Conference Beach Volleyball All-Conference First Team honors, while the sophomore duo of Savannah Niemen and Raeann Greisen earned second team distinction.
May 3, 2016 Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Arnie Sambel After tying for the fifth-best shot put mark in school history on Saturday, Mustang track & field junior Arnie Sambel has been named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
May 4, 2016 | Men's Soccer Cal Poly Looks to Complete Unbeaten Spring Run Friday Evening The Cal Poly men's soccer program has the opportunity to complete an unbeaten six-match spring season when closing spring action on Friday, May 6 versus Division II Cal State Monterey. Match time inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium is 7 p.m.
May 3, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Snaps Four-Game Losing Streak With 6-2 Win Over Santa Clara Freshman right-hander Bobby Ay earned his first collegiate victory while Michael Sanderson and Dylan Doherty both drove in a pair of runs as Cal Poly snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2 non-conference victory over Santa Clara on Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
April 30, 2016 | Track & Field Cal Poly Wins 17 Events at Home Dual Meet vs. UC Santa Barbara Mustangs Wrap Up Regular Season With 26 PRs Plus 14 Additional Season-Best Performances, Including Two Top 10 Marks In School History
April 30, 2016 | Football Defense Rallies for 59-30 Victory Over Offense in 2016 Spring Game The gold-clad offense scored on the first drive, but the defense with the white jerseys came back to dominate the second half and won the 2016 Cal Poly Spring Football Game 59-30 on a sunny and breezy Saturday afternoon in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
May 2, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Third After First Round of Big West Men's Golf Championship A round of 70 by sophomore Jimmy Castles lifted Cal Poly to third place after the opening round of play in the 2016 Big West Conference Men’s Golf Championship on Monday at the Wood Ranch Golf Club.
May 1, 2016 | Football Former Mustang Quarterback Chris Brown Signs With Dallas Cowboys Former Cal Poly quarterback Chris Brown has signed a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys, following in the footsteps of his older brother, ex-Stanford cornerback Terrence Brown Jr.
April 30, 2016 Cal Poly Falls to Long Beach State in Big West Tournament Semifinals The fifth-seeded Cal Poly beach volleyball team eliminated third-seeded CSUN before falling to second-seeded Long Beach State in the semifinal round of the Big West Conference Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Beach Blvd. Courts on Saturday afternoon. Top-seeded Hawai'i completed an undefeated run through the tournament, knocking off Long Beach State in the finals to collect the conference's first-ever championship.
April 28, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Set to Compete in 2016 Big West Conference Championship Armed with a pair of first-place finishes in the spring, Cal Poly heads into the 2016 Big West Conference Men’s Golf Championship as one of the favorites.
April 30, 2016 | Softball Hyland, Chalmers Pitch Cal Poly Softball to Doubleheader Sweep Junior righthander Sierra Hyland produced a seven-strikeout effort as the Cal Poly softball program opened a three-game series versus UC Davis with a 5-1 victory Saturday afternoon at Bob Janssen Field. Behind a complete-game, two-hitter with a career high eight strikeouts from sophomore righthander Lindsey Chalmers during game No. 2, Cal Poly completed the doubleheader sweep with a 6-0 triumph.
April 30, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 68 Cal Poly Falls to UC Santa Barbara in Big West Championship Aiming for its third Big West Tournament Championship in the last five years, the second-seeded Cal Poly men's tennis team was defeated by top-seeded UC Santa Barbara, 4-1 on Saturday morning during the championship match at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. UC Santa Barbara collected its second consecutive championship after beating UC Irvine in the title match a year ago.
May 2, 2016 | Baseball Walsh to Join Larry Lee Radio Show Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280 The Larry Lee Radio Show returns to the airwaves on Monday from Charlie's Place in San Luis Obispo. The Cal Poly baseball head coach will preview the upcoming week's four games, including the three game conference series at CSUN. For the second time this season, Cal Poly football head coach Tim Walsh is also scheduled to join the broadcast.
April 27, 2016 | Baseball First-Place Cal Poly Resumes Big West Play at Long Beach State This Weekend Cal Poly (25-14, 7-2 Big West), which won 10 of its first 12 games for the second time in three years and moved into a tie for first place with Cal State Fullerton in the Big West Conference by sweeping Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara last weekend, continues Big West play this weekend with a three-game series at Long Beach State (23-16, 6-6 Big West).
April 29, 2016 Cal Poly Wins Twice to Advance in Big West Beach Volleyball Tournament The fifth-seeded Cal Poly beach volleyball team opened the first-ever Big West Conference Beach Volleyball Tournament with a 3-2 victory over fourth-seeded CSU Bakersfield on Friday morning at the Beach Blvd. Courts. After Cal Poly fell to top-seeded Hawai'i, 5-0 in the winner's bracket, the Mustangs eliminated sixth-seeded Sacramento State, 4-1 to remain alive in the double-elimination tournament.
April 28, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 68 Cal Poly Advances to Big West Championship Match on Saturday For the second time in less than two weeks, the 63rd-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team was able to fight off UC Davis – this time in the Big West Conference Tournament semifinals – capturing a 4-2 win on Thursday to advance to Saturday's tournament championship. The second-seeded Mustangs will battle top-seeded and central coast rival UC Santa Barbara for the tournament title.
April 29, 2016 | Men's Basketball Fortier Accepts Assistant Coaching Position at Drexel Following a three-year stretch as the Mustang men’s basketball program’s associate head coach, it was announced on Friday morning by the Cal Poly Athletics Department that Paul Fortier has departed the team to accept an assistant coaching role with Drexel.
April 29, 2016 | Men's Soccer Mustangs Look to Continue Unbeaten Spring Run Sunday Afternoon The Cal Poly men's soccer program places its unbeaten spring record on the line Sunday, May 1 at 5 p.m. when hosting Taft JC at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
April 25, 2016 Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Heads to Inaugural Big West Tournament The Cal Poly beach volleyball program travels south this week to take part in the first-ever Big West Conference Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament in Huntington Beach. Cal Poly enters the tournament as a No. 5 seed.
April 28, 2016 | Baseball Mustangs in the Pros: Quintet of Ex-Cal Poly Players Seeing the Ball Well Former Cal Poly standout and current Colorado Rockies prospect Brian Mundell went 4-for-4 with his first two homers of the season, a double, a career-high five RBIs and three runs scored in the Asheville Tourists' 11-7 thumping of visiting Hagerstown on Wednesday night.
April 27, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Defeats UC Riverside in Big West Tournament Opener The eighth-seeded Cal Poly women's tennis team successfully opened the 2016 Big West Conference Tournament with a 4-0 victory over ninth-seeded UC Riverside on Wednesday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Cal Poly advances to face top-seeded Long Beach State at 8 a.m. PDT Thursday in the quarterfinals.
April 27, 2016 | Football Cal Poly’s 2016 Season Opener at Nevada Moved to Friday, Sept. 2 Cal Poly’s 2016 football season opener at Nevada has been moved back a day to Friday, Sept. 2, at Mackay Stadium in Reno.
April 27, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Kyle Smith Sophomore southpaw Kyle Smith, who combined with Justin Bruihl on a two-hit shutout against UC Santa Barbara on Friday night, has been selected as the Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
April 25, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly Tennis Heads to Big West Tournament This Week The Cal Poly men's and women's tennis programs head to Indian Wells this week to take part in the Big West Conference Tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
April 25, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Ranked No. 19 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, No. 29 by NCBWA For the first time since the 2015 preseason polls, the Cal Poly baseball program has earned a national ranking -- No. 19 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and No. 29 by the NCBWA.
April 25, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly’s Schuknecht, Smith Sweep Big West Weekly Baseball Awards After a sweep of a key Big West Conference baseball series against Nos. 9/11/13 UC Santa Barbara over the weekend at Baggett Stadium, Cal Poly swept the conference’s field player and pitcher of the week awards.
April 24, 2016 | Softball Sixth-Inning Run Carries Cal Poly to 1-0 Victory versus CSUN Junior righthander Sierra Hyland pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout and junior left fielder Courtney Tyler's run-scoring infield single in the bottom half of the sixth inning provided the decisive margin as the Cal Poly softball team closed a three-game series against CSUN Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 victory at Bob Janssen Field.
April 24, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Completes Sweep of UC Santa Barbara Series With 4-3 Victory Sophomore right-hander Jarred Zill earned his fourth victory as Cal Poly extended its winning streak to a season-long six games by completing a three-game Big West Conference series sweep against Blue-Green rival and Nos. 9/11/13-ranked UC Santa Barbara with a 4-3 triumph Sunday afternoon before 1,505 in Baggett Stadium.
April 25, 2016 | Baseball Carless to Join Larry Lee Show Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280 The Larry Lee Radio Show returns to the airwaves on Monday from Charlie's Place in San Luis Obispo. The Cal Poly baseball head coach will discuss the previous series sweep of UC Santa Barbara and preview the four upcoming games this week. Cal Poly men's tennis head coach Nick Carless is also scheduled to join the broadcast.
April 23, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Clinches UC Santa Barbara Series With 10-5 Victory Erich Uelmen overcame a rough start and earned his fifth win of the year while third baseman Michel Sanderson produced three hits and a pair of RBI as Cal Poly clinched its Big West Conference baseball series against No. 9/11/13 UC Santa Barbara with a 10-5 victory Saturday night before 2,269 inside Baggett Stadium.
April 24, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 63 Cal Poly Defeated by UC Santa Barbara in Title Match Despite taking the early lead after winning the doubles point, the 63rd-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team was unable to maintain the momentum during a 5-2 loss to 47th-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Saturday afternoon at Mustang Courts. Both the Mustangs and Gauchos entered action on Saturday with identical 4-0 records in Big West action, as UC Santa Barbara won the regular season conference title with the victory.
April 23, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Drops Saturday Pair to CSUN Junior reliever Sierra Hyland struck out five CSUN hitters against just one unearned run during the opening game of a Saturday doubleheader, but the Matadors scored during each of the first three innings and made an early lead stand during a 6-3 decision at Bob Janssen Field. Despite junior left fielder Courtney Tyler's first home run of the season during game No. 2, Cal Poly also fell in the nightcap, 4-1.
April 23, 2016 | Football Offense Held to One Touchdown in Spring Camp Scrimmage on Saturday The offense waited until the final play of Saturday’s scrimmage to score a touchdown as Cal Poly’s revamped defense slowed down the high-powered Triple Option on Cal Poly’s track.
April 23, 2016 | Women's Tennis Reed Wins Fourth Straight, Cal Poly Defeated by San Jose State Contesting its final home match of the regular season, the Cal Poly women's tennis team was defeated by San Jose State on Saturday morning at Mustang Courts, 6-1. Despite the loss, Cal Poly sophomore Molly Reed won her fourth consecutive singles matchup overall with a two-set victory over Justine Deleval, 6-1 and 6-1.
April 22, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Blanks UC Santa Barbara 7-0 in Big West Series Opener Kyle Smith and Justin Bruihl combined on a two-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and John Schuknecht drove in three runs as Cal Poly opened a three-game Big West Conference baseball series against first-place UC Santa Barbara with a 7-0 victory Friday night before 1,302 in Baggett Stadium.
April 20, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Resumes Big West Play With Home Series Against UCSB Cal Poly (22-13, 4-2 Big West), which won 10 of its first 12 games for the second time in three years and opened Big West Conference play with series wins over Cal State Fullerton and Hawai’i, resumes Big West play this weekend with a three-game series against Blue-Green rival and nationally ranked UC Santa Barbara (25-7-1, 5-1 Big West).
April 23, 2016 Cal Poly Edged by CSU Bakersfield on Friday, 3-2 Despite wins from two pair teams on Friday, the Cal Poly beach volleyball dropped its first home match of the season to CSU Bakersfield, 3-2 at the Pismo Beach Volleyball Courts.
April 20, 2016 | General News Thirteen Cal Poly Athletics Teams Achieve Perfect APR Rate Scores Thirteen Cal Poly intercollegiate athletics teams achieved perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate scores, according to figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
April 22, 2016 | Men's Soccer Mustangs Host Cal Poly Pomona in Saturday Afternoon Spring Matchup Cal Poly men's soccer senior forward Justin Dhillon seeks a fourth goal in as many spring games as the Mustangs host Division II Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday, April 23 at 5 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
April 19, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Battles to Second-Place Finish in Big West Conference Finals The Cal Poly women's golf team earned its highest finish ever in 16 years of competition in the Big West Conference Championship, placing second at Kapalua Bay Golf Course.
April 20, 2016 | Men's Tennis Pang Sets Record, Earns Second Consecutive Big West Athlete of Week For the first time in Cal Poly men's tennis single season program history, junior Corey Pang earned his second straight Big West Conference Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week distinction after securing his 11th and 12th consecutive singles victories during a pair of Cal Poly victories last week.
April 20, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Lindsey Chalmers After posting a pair of 1-0 shutout victories to help spur the Cal Poly softball team’s three-game sweep at Long Beach State last weekend, Mustang sophomore right-hander Lindsey Chalmers was named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
April 19, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Earns 7-1 Victory Over Central California Rival Fresno State Nick Meyer and Michael Sanderson each drove in two runs and Thomas Triantos pitched four scoreless innings for his second win as Cal Poly stretched its winning streak to three games with a 7-1 victory over Fresno State on Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
April 18, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Maintains 3-Stroke Lead After Second Round of Big West Finals The Cal Poly women’s golf team is just 18 holes away from its first-ever Big West Conference championship after maintaining its three-stroke lead Monday.
April 18, 2016 | Softball Chalmers Earns First Career Big West Pitcher of the Week Honor After posting a pair of 1-0 shutout victories to help spur the Cal Poly softball team’s three-game, April 16-17 sweep at Long Beach State, Mustang sophomore righthander Lindsey Chalmers earned her first career Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week award.
April 17, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Clinches Hawaii Series on Sunday With 5-2 Victory Jarred Zill earned his third win and five different Mustangs drove in runs as Cal Poly defeated Hawaii 5-2 in the rubber game of their Big West Conference baseball series Sunday afternoon in Les Murakami Stadium.
April 17, 2016 | Softball Mustangs Finalize Three-Game Sweep of Long Beach State with 1-0 Win Sophomore righthander Lindsey Chalmers tossed a complete-game, five-hitter to post her second 1-0 shutout victory in as many days and freshman catcher Makenna Young's run-scoring single in the sixth inning was the decisive blow as the Cal Poly softball program completed a three-game sweep of Long Beach State with a Sunday triumph.
April 16, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 65 Cal Poly Remains Perfect in Conference, Defeats UC Davis 4-3 In front of nearly 300 fans and behind the strength of four singles victories on Saturday afternoon, the 65th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team battled back to defeat 69th-ranked UC Davis, 4-3 at Mustang Courts. Cal Poly freshman Josh Ortlip (pictured) clinched the match with a three-set decision over UCD's Bryce McKelvie, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-4.
April 16, 2016 Cal Poly Defeats Sacramento State and Boise State on Saturday The Cal Poly beach volleyball team won a pair of matches on Saturday, defeating both Sacramento State and Boise State by identical 3-2 scores at Livermore Community Park. The Mustangs won two matches in succession for the third time this season, and improved to 6-9 overall.
April 17, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Leads After First Round of Big West Championship Led by Desiree Gillaspy, the Cal Poly women's golf team leads the Big West Conference Championship by three strokes after the first round of play Sunday at the Kapalua Bay Golf Course on the island of Maui.
April 16, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Evens Big West Series at Hawaii With 5-4 Victory Freshman shortstop Kyle Marinconz produced his first four-hit game as a Mustang, driving in a pair of runs, as Cal Poly evened its Big West Conference baseball series at a game apiece with a 5-4 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night before 3,881 in Les Murakami Stadium.
April 16, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Earns First Big West Wins of 2016 with Doubleheader Sweep Sophomore righthander Lindsey Chalmers tossed a complete-game, four-hit shutout Saturday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program opened a doubleheader at Long Beach State by earning its first Big West Conference win of 2016 with a 1-0 decision. Cal Poly completed the sweep in game No. 2 as sophomore righthander Stephanie Heyward earned her first collegiate victory after pitching a complete-game, three-hitter with four strikeouts in a 4-1 Mustang triumph.
April 15, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly to Compete in Big West Conference Finals at Hawai'i Seven women's golf teams will try to snap UC Davis' six-year domination of the Big West Conference as the 2016 championship gets under way Sunday at the Kapalua Bay Course on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
April 16, 2016 | Women's Tennis Reed Shines Again as Cal Poly Falls to UC Santa Barbara Cal Poly sophomore Molly Reed won for the fifth time this season, but the women's tennis team was unable to find any sort of rhythm on Saturday during a 6-1 loss to Blue-Green Rival and 75th-ranked UC Santa Barbara at Mustang Courts. Reed is now 5-2 during dual match play from the sixth singles position this season and has captured three consecutive wins overall.
April 13, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Resumes Big West Play This Weekend at First-Place Hawai’i Cal Poly (19-12, 2-1 Big West), which won 10 of its first 12 games for the second time in three years and opened Big West Conference play with a series win over defending conference champion and 2015 College World Series participant Cal State Fullerton, continues Big West play this weekend with a three-game series at first-place Hawai’i (16-15, 5-1 Big West) inside Les Murakami Stadium.
April 12, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Visits Long Beach State for April 16-17 Series The Cal Poly softball team seeks its first Big West Conference victory of 2016 when visiting second-place Long Beach State for a three-game series that opens with a Saturday, April 16 doubleheader and closes with a Sunday, April 17 single matchup at 49ers Softball Complex.
April 15, 2016 | Men's Soccer Mustangs Face Santa Clara, San Jose State in Saturday Spring Matches The Cal Poly men's soccer program squares off against Santa Clara (10 a.m.) and San Jose State (6 p.m.) on Saturday as part of a four-game spring set at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
April 14, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Adds Pair of Guards for 2016-17 Season The Cal Poly men’s basketball program added depth to its backcourt for the 2016-17 season Thursday afternoon with the announcement from seventh-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-0 guard Victor Joseph (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Chaffey College) and 6-5 guard Josh Mishler (Fountain Valley, Calif./Saddleback College) have each signed National Letters of Intent.
April 12, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Claims Second Men's Golf Tournament Title in a Month Jimmy Castles led a quartet of Mustang top-10 finishers as Cal Poly captured its second team championship in a month, claiming the OGIO UC Santa Barbara Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the Sandpiper Golf Club.
April 13, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly’s Pang Earns Big West Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Just two days after collecting his 10th consecutive singles victory, Cal Poly junior Corey Pang earned Big West Conference Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week honors. Pang helped 65th-ranked Cal Poly remain undefeated in conference play with a pair of road wins over UC Riverside and UC Irvine last weekend.
April 13, 2016 | General News Cal Poly Men’s, Women’s Golf Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards Two Cal Poly intercollegiate athletics teams -- men's and women's golf -- have been recognized by the NCAA for outstanding performance in the classroom.
April 13, 2016 | Football 2016 Cal Poly Football Coaches Clinic Slated for April 22-23 The 2016 Cal Poly Football Coaches Clinic will be held Friday and Saturday, April 22-23, on the Cal Poly campus.
April 11, 2016 Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Adds Three Home Matches to Schedule For the second consecutive season, the Cal Poly beach volleyball program will host an opponent at the Pismo Beach Volleyball Courts. Last season, Cal Poly hosted its inaugural beach volleyball home match in the same location versus Arizona.
April 12, 2016 | Baseball Cal Scores Six in Fourth Inning En Route to 7-1 Victory Over Cal Poly Cal scored six runs in the fourth inning, five of them unearned after a two-out error, and went on to beat Cal Poly 7-1 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday afternoon in Baggett Stadium.
April 11, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Leads Grand Canyon By Seven in OGIO UCSB Intercollegiate With rounds of 287 and 284 on Monday, the Cal Poly men’s golf team has a seven-stroke lead entering Tuesday’s final round of the OGIO UC Santa Barbara Intercollegiate.
April 11, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 73 Cal Poly Extends Win Streak, Defeats UNLV 5-2 Contesting its third match in as many days, the 73rd-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team won its fourth straight matchup overall with a 5-2 win over UNLV on Monday morning at Mustang Courts. After the Rebels evened the match once and cut the lead to one on another occasion, Cal Poly pulled away with singles victories from sophomore Axel Damiens and freshman Sreyas Kolachalam.
April 10, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Clinches Cal State Fullerton Series With 6-3 Victory Kevin Morgan produced three hits and an RBI, Kyle Marinconz and Dylan Doherty both drove in a pair of runs and Jarred Zill earned his third win with 7 1/3 solid innings on the mound as Cal Poly clinched its Big West Conference baseball series against defending conference champion Cal State Fullerton with a 6-3 victory Sunday afternoon before 1,591 in Baggett Stadium.
April 10, 2016 | Softball Mustang Softball Team Edged in Series Finale by Cal State Fullerton, 2-1 Cal Poly sophomore righthanders Stephanie Heyward and Lindsey Chalmers combined to hold Big West Conference-leading Cal State Fullerton to one earned run Sunday afternoon, but a first-inning wild pitch and throwing error undid the Mustang softball program as the Titans hung on for a 2-1 win at Bob Janssen Field.
April 10, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 73 Cal Poly Remains Unbeaten in Conference, Defeats UC Irvine 4-1 For the second time in as many days, the 73rd-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team remained unbeaten in conference play after a 4-1 win on Sunday over UC Irvine at the Mesa Verde Country Club. Cal Poly junior Corey Pang won his tenth singles matchup in a row and his win over UCI's Tyler Pham in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) clinched the match for the Mustangs.
April 10, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Defeated by UC Irvine in Conference Action Despite wins from Abigail Bacharach and Molly Reed, the Cal Poly women's tennis team was beaten by UC Irvine, 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Anteater Tennis Stadium. Reed (pictured) defeated Cassidy Branstine in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) from the sixth position and Bacharach outlasted UCI's Mazy Watrous from the fourth spot in three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-3).
April 9, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Evens Big West Series Against Cal State Fullerton With 1-0 Win Sophomore left fielder Josh George’s one-out bases-loaded sacrifice fly to center field tallied the only run of the contest as Cal Poly evened its Big West Conference baseball series against Cal State Fullerton at a game apiece with a 10-inning 1-0 triumph Saturday afternoon inside Baggett Stadium.
April 9, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Team Drops Saturday Pair to Cal State Fullerton Senior right fielder Betsy Colburn provided the Cal Poly softball team an early lead against Cal State Fullerton during Saturday's doubleheader and series opener, but the Titans responded with an eight-run third inning to outdistance the Mustangs, 8-3. Cal Poly also fell in game No. 2 at Bob Janssen Field, 5-1.
April 9, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 73 Cal Poly Stays Unbeaten in Conference, Overwhelms UC Riverside The 73rd-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team collected its second consecutive victory on Saturday morning after a 4-0 win over UC Riverside at the UCR Tennis Complex. Cal Poly junior Ben Donovan clinched the match for the Mustangs behind a 6-2, 6-4 decision over UCR's Julian Ruffin from the first singles position.
April 9, 2016 | Women's Golf Hirsch Posts Top-20 Finish, Cal Poly 12th in Red Raider Invitational Senior Madison Hirsch earned her fifth top-20 finish of the season and led the Cal Poly women’s golf team to a 12th-place finish in the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational on Saturday at The Rawls Course.
April 9, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Drops Conference Matchup to Cal State Fullerton The Cal Poly women's tennis team dropped its matchup against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday afternoon, 4-0 at Titan Tennis Courts. Cal Poly freshman Ilana Olyenik nearly pulled off the upset from the third position before falling in straight sets to Karla Portalatin, 7-5 and 6-2.
April 8, 2016 | Men's Soccer Cal Poly’s Spring Opener Moved to Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. Due to expected inclement weather, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program’s opening spring match has been moved to Sunday, April 10 at 4 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The game was originally set for Saturday at 7 p.m.
April 6, 2016 | Track & Field Papa John’s Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month: Kendal Nielsen The Papa John’s Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month is Mustang track & field senior Kendal Nielsen. During the month of March, Nielsen put together stellar performances in the long and triple jumps.
April 6, 2016 | Football ROOT SPORTS to Televise Cal Poly Home Game vs. Montana on Sept. 24 The 2016 ROOT SPORTS broadcast schedule of Big Sky Conference football games kicks off Sept. 24 with Cal Poly’s Big Sky opener against Montana inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
April 5, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Names Jon Sioredas as Head Wrestling Coach Jon Sioredas, head wrestling coach at Grand Canyon the last two seasons, has been named to the same position at Cal Poly.
April 7, 2016 | General News Cal Poly Student Startup Applied Silver Scores Big for Mustang Athletics SilvaClean®, a product of Applied Silver, Inc., co-founded by Cal Poly graduates Sean Morham and Bill Morris, has been utilized by Cal Poly Athletics as a way to reduce bacterial contamination through its laundry equipment.
April 6, 2016 | Football 89 Players Endure Winds and Goats on Opening Day of 2016 Spring Camp On a warm and windy morning, with a herd of about 50 goats grazing in the background, Cal Poly’s 2016 football team opened Spring Camp on Wednesday on the upper fields of the Cal Poly Sports Complex.
April 6, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly to Open Big West Schedule by Hosting Cal State Fullerton Cal Poly (17-10, 0-0 Big West), which won 10 of its first 12 games for the second time in three years and has won four of seven series this season, opens Big West Conference play this weekend by hosting defending conference champion and 2015 College World Series participant Cal State Fullerton (39-25, 3-0 BWC) for a three-game series inside Baggett Stadium.
April 7, 2016 | Men's Soccer Mustangs Open Seven-Match Spring Schedule Saturday Evening With seven regular starters returning from a 2015 squad that reached the NCAA Tournament, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program, opens its seven-match spring schedule Saturday evening versus Division II Fresno Pacific. Kickoff at Alex G. Spanos Stadium is set for 7 p.m. with the match format consisting of three 30-minute periods.
April 5, 2016 | Baseball Former Cal Poly Third Baseman Dick Morrow Passes Away at Age 87 Dick Morrow, a 1955 Cal Poly graduate and a former Mustang third baseman in the early 1950s, passed away Monday night in an area hospital.
April 4, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Corey Pang After collecting his eighth consecutive singles victory against Hawai’i during Cal Poly men’s tennis’ sweep on Sunday, junior Corey Pang was named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday.
April 4, 2016 | Football Spring Camp Opens Wednesday; 2016 Spring Game Set for April 30 Cal Poly opens its eighth Spring Camp under head football coach Tim Walsh on Wednesday at 6:20 a.m. on the upper artificial turf fields of the Cal Poly Sports Complex.
April 3, 2016 | Men's Tennis Kolachalam Clinches Match, No. 73 Cal Poly Sweeps Hawai’i Cal Poly freshman Sreyas Kolachalam picked the perfect time to collect his first collegiate singles victory, as his win over Fabian Woehrl clinched the match for the 73rd-ranked Mustangs over Hawai'i on Sunday afternoon at Mustang Courts. Cal Poly swept the Rainbow Warriors, 7-0, behind the doubles points and capturing all six singles matchups.
April 3, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Falls in Series Finale at UC Santa Barbara, 3-0 Sophomore righthander Lindsey Chalmers struck out five UC Santa Barbara hitters without a walk, but the Cal Poly softball team stranded four baserunners Sunday afternoon – three in scoring position and two at third base – and dropped a 3-0 decision to close a three-game series versus the Gauchos at Campus Diamond.
April 3, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Finishes Ninth in ASU Thunderbird Invitational The Cal Poly men's golf team, in ninth place after the first and second rounds of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, finished ninth following the final round Sunday at the Karsten Golf Course.
April 4, 2016 | Baseball Larry Lee Show Postponed Until Next Monday at 6 p.m. The regularly scheduled Larry Lee Radio Show has been postponed for one week due to the NCAA National Championship airing Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280. The show, held at Charlie's Place on Foothill Blvd., resumes next Monday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
April 2, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Snaps Losing Streak, Defeats UC Riverside on Saturday Contesting its second home match in as many days, the Cal Poly women's tennis team snapped a seven-match losing skid with a 6-1 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday afternoon at Mustang Courts. Cal Poly took the doubles point early and never looked back against the Highlanders, producing five wins out of a possible six singles matchups.
April 2, 2016 Cal Poly Drops Trio of Matches in Santa Cruz on Saturday The Cal Poly beach volleyball team dropped a trio of matches on Saturday at Santa Cruz Main Beach, including a 3-2 defeat to No. 13 San Francisco. Against the Dons, Cal Poly nearly pulled off the upset before falling, as sophomore Taylor Nelson and freshman Adlee Van Winden provided a three-set win over USF's Oluoma Okaro and Sara Staengle from the first position (21-16, 19-21, 15-8).
March 29, 2016 | Men's Basketball Lead Gift Secured for Renovation of Men’s Basketball Locker Room A $175,000 project to renovate the men’s basketball locker room inside Mott Athletics Center at Cal Poly is scheduled to be completed by the end of the 2015-16 academic year.
April 1, 2016 | Men's Soccer Sampson Nominated for U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame Ballot One of the most accomplished coaches in the history of American soccer, second-year Cal Poly head coach and former U.S. Men’s National Team manager Steve Sampson was recently nominated for inclusion on the 2016 National Soccer Hall of Fame ballot.
March 30, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 73 Cal Poly Hosts Hawai’i as Big West Play Begins Having won five out of its past seven matches entering the week, the 73rd-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team opens Big West Conference play when hosting Hawai'i at 12 p.m. Sunday at Mustang Courts. Sunday's match with the Warriors concludes Cal Poly's eight-match home stand that began on Feb. 27.
March 29, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Rallies From Early Deficit to Beat CSU Bakersfield, 8-4 Senior right fielder John Schuknecht continued his hot hitting with two singles and a triple while redshirt freshman right-hander Spencer Howard tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings for the win as Cal Poly rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat CSU Bakersfield 8-4 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
March 28, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Cal Poly’s Nelson Selected as Invitee to USA College National Team Cal Poly sophomore setter Taylor Nelson has been selected as an invitee to the 2016 USA College National Team that will be traveling to Indianapolis from June 21-30. After her first tryout for the USA Women's National Team programs, which ran from Feb. 19-21 in Colorado Springs, Nelson was contacted by USA Volleyball and Head Coach Karch Kiraly.
March 28, 2016 | Football Mustang Quartet Display Skills, Talent to NFL Scouts on Cal Poly Pro Day Four former Cal Poly football players displayed their skills and talent to National Football League scouts at Cal Poly’s Pro Day held Monday on campus.
March 26, 2016 Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Defeats Concordia, Irvine Valley on Saturday For the second time in three weeks, the Cal Poly beach volleyball team collected a pair of road victories on the same day after defeating Concordia, 3-2 and Irvine Valley, 5-0 on Saturday. With the wins, Cal Poly improves to 4-6 this season.
March 26, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Clinches Wichita State Series With 7-6 Victory Sophomore right-hander Erich Uelmen earned his fourth victory, junior righty Justin Calomeni picked up his second save and Cal Poly, which at one time led by four, held on to beat Wichita State 7-6 in the final game of a three-game non-conference series Saturday afternoon in Eck Stadium.
March 26, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 67 Cal Poly Falls to Boise State For the second consecutive day, the 67th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team dropped a home match after falling to Boise State on Saturday afternoon, 4-3 at Mustang Courts. Despite taking the early advantage by winning the doubles point, Cal Poly lost four of the six singles matchups against the Broncos.
March 24, 2016 | Women's Tennis Reed Shines for Cal Poly in Defeat to Loyola Marymount Sophomore Molly Reed captured both of her singles and doubles matchups on Thursday during Cal Poly women’s tennis’ 6-1 loss to Loyola Marymount at the LMU Tennis Center. Reed (pictured) won her singles matchup at No. 6 against Ellie Grossman in three sets, 6-3, 5-7 and 10-7 and her doubles battle alongside sophomore Abigail Bacharach, 7-5, over LMU’s Andrea Crespo and Julia Norlin.
March 22, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Swept in Tuesday Doubleheader at Loyola Marymount The Cal Poly softball program stranded five baserunners – all in scoring position – during the opening game of a Tuesday doubleheader versus Loyola Marymount and fell to the Lions at Smith Field, 4-0. Despite a homer from starting righthander Stephanie Heyward, Cal Poly also dropped the second half of the doubleheader, 9-1.
March 23, 2016 | Track & Field Cal Poly to Host Annual Track & Field Invitational on Saturday #ShareSLO Meet Scheduled From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 21, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 67 Cal Poly Welcomes Denver, Boise State Currently entrenched in its longest winning streak in nearly a year, the 67th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team hosts 46th-ranked Denver at 12 p.m. Friday and Boise State at 12 p.m. Saturday at Mustang Courts. Cal Poly has won five consecutive matches heading into this week after knocking off 52nd-ranked Iowa last Saturday, 5-2.
March 22, 2016 | Track & Field Cal Poly Wins Six Events at Fresno State CenCal Twilight Meet Mustangs Also Add Nine Second-Place Finishes Before Home Invitational
March 22, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Settles for Seventh Place in Oregon State Beaver Classic The Cal Poly men's golf team dropped into seventh place when the second round was completed Tuesday morning and finished in the same spot following the final round of play in the Airstream Adventures Northwest Classic hosted by Oregon State on Tuesday.
March 22, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Claims Sixth Place in Sacramento State Invitational The Cal Poly women's golf team claimed sixth place among 15 teams competing in the Sacramento State Invitational, which concluded a two-day, 54-hole run Tuesday at the Sierra View Country Club.
March 22, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Upended by San Diego State Senior Danè Joubert won her third singles matchup in a row and junior Zoe Oedekerk completed a comeback for victory, but it wasn't enough as Cal Poly women's tennis was tripped up by San Diego State on Tuesday, 5-2, at the Aztec Tennis Center.
March 21, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly's Erich Uelmen Earns Big West Pitcher of the Week Award Cal Poly sophomore right-hander Erich Uelmen, who tossed a five-hit shutout Saturday against Sacramento State, has been selected as the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week.
March 21, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Devin Bennett After compiling the fifth-best decathlon score in school history, Mustang track & field senior Devin Bennett has been named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
March 21, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Falls to CSUN on Sunday Despite a singles victory by senior Dane Joubert, the Cal Poly women's tennis team was unable to solve CSUN on Sunday, falling 6-1. Cal Poly slips to 2-8 overall and has dropped its past four matchups this season.
March 20, 2016 | Baseball Sacramento State Salvages Win in Cal Poly Series With 3-2 Triumph Sacramento State tallied a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and held on to beat Cal Poly 3-2 in the finale of a three-game non-conference baseball series Sunday afternoon at John Smith Field.
March 20, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Falls to Ohio State, San Diego to Close San Diego Classic II Sophomore second baseman Ashley Tornio and freshman catcher Makenna Young each produced an RBI Sunday morning, but Ohio State scored six times without reply as the Cal Poly softball team opened a Sunday doubleheader at the San Diego Classic II with a 7-2 loss.
March 19, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 73 Cal Poly Wins Fifth Straight, Outduels No. 52 Iowa The 73rd-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team collected its fifth consecutive victory on Saturday afternoon after a 5-2 decision over 52nd-ranked Iowa at Mustang Courts. With the win, Cal Poly improved to 8-6 overall, while the Hawkeyes fell to 7-7.
March 19, 2016 | Baseball Four Homers Lift Cal Poly to Sweep Against Sacramento State Southpaw Kyle Smith and right-hander Erich Uelmen both earned their third wins of the season and Cal Poly hit four home runs, two by freshman center fielder Alex McKenna, to sweep a non-conference baseball doubleheader against Sacramento State on Saturday at John Smith Field.
March 19, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Tops Seattle, Falls to SDSU in San Diego Classic Openers Junior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 10 Seattle hitters and freshman catcher Makenna Young swatted her first collegiate home run as the Cal Poly softball program opened the San Diego Classic II and a Saturday doubleheader with a 6-1 victory. Despite a complete-game, five-hitter from sophomore righthander Lindsey Chalmers during game No. 2, however, the Mustangs dropped a 5-1 decision to host San Diego State.
March 17, 2016 | Men's Soccer Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Announces Seven-Match Spring Schedule Returning seven regular starters from its 2015 squad that reached the NCAA Tournament, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program announced its seven-match 2016 spring schedule on Thursday afternoon.
March 17, 2016 | Men's Soccer Minter becomes Third Mustang to Sign with Sacramento Republic FC Two-time Big West Conference Midfielder of the Year selection Chase Minter recently became the third former Cal Poly men’s soccer player to join third-tier United Soccer League side Sacramento Republic FC ahead of the club’s March 25 regular season opening match.
March 15, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Dynn Leaupepe After averaging 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds at the Big West Conference Tournament, Mustang sophomore guard Dynn Leaupepe has been named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
March 12, 2016 | Track & Field Cal Poly Wins 13 Events at Season-Opening Big West Double Dual The Mustang men's team swept on the afternoon, topping UCSB 88-82 and UCR 85-78, while the women's squad defeated the Highlanders 101-68.
March 13, 2016 | Baseball Larry Lee Radio Show Begins on Monday at 6 p.m. on ESPN 1280 The Larry Lee Radio Show returns to the airwaves on Monday from Charlie's Place in San Luis Obispo. The Cal Poly baseball head coach will discuss the first month of the 2016 season during Monday's show, in addition to looking ahead to a pair of upcoming road series against Sacramento State and Wichita State.
March 7, 2016 | Softball Papa John's Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month: Sierra Hyland After beginning her junior season as the nation’s strikeout leader, Cal Poly softball righthander Sierra Hyland was named Papa John's Cal Poly Athlete of the Month for February.
March 12, 2016 | Baseball Pair of Six-Run Innings Lift Grand Canyon to 16-3 Win Over Cal Poly Grand Canyon scored six times in both the second and fifth innings and coasted to a 16-3 victory over Cal Poly in the middle game of a three-game non-conference baseball series Saturday night in Brazell Stadium.
March 12, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Run-Rules Stanford, Falls to No. 11 Florida State Junior righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and the Cal Poly softball program scored seven times with two outs in the second inning to top host Stanford in five innings during Saturday's doubleheader opener at the Louisville Slugger Classic, 10-2. Cal Poly, however, fell in game No. 2 to 11th-ranked Florida State, 3-1.
March 11, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Shuts Out Grand Canyon 7-0 in Series Opener Sophomore left-hander Kyle Smith earned his second complete-game victory and freshman center fielder Alex McKenna singled three times as Cal Poly defeated Grand Canyon 7-0 in the opener of a three-game baseball series Friday night in Brazell Stadium.
March 11, 2016 Cal Poly Records Two Victories in Bakersfield on Friday The Cal Poly beach volleyball team collected its first two victories of the season after a 3-2 win over San Jose State and 4-1 triumph over CSU Bakersfield on Friday afternoon at the Student Recreation Center's Barnes Beach. Friday's pair of victories also marks the first time in program history that the Mustangs have strung together successive wins after winning twice all of last season.
March 10, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Hits 13 Threes, but Falls to UC Irvine in Big West Tournament Sophomore forward Luke Meikle finished with a career 19 points and the Cal Poly men's basketball program sank 13 three-pointers and shot a season best 56.5 percent from three-point range, but the seventh-seeded Mustangs were eliminated from the 2016 Big West Conference Tournament in Thursday's quarterfinal round at the Honda Center by No. 2 UC Irvine, 84-64.
March 10, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Announces Resignation of Wrestling Coach Brendan Buckley Brendan Buckley has resigned his position as head wrestling coach at Cal Poly in order to accept a position as executive director of Beat the Streets Wrestling, New York City.
March 9, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Continues 10-Game Road Trip With Weekend Set at Grand Canyon Cal Poly (10-3, 0-0 Big West), which won 10 of its first 12 games for the second time in three years and built a five-game winning streak before falling at Pepperdine on Tuesday, continues its 10-game road trip this weekend, visiting Western Athletic Conference member Grand Canyon (8-4, 0-0 WAC) for a three-game series at Brazell Stadium.
March 10, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly’s Pierce Competes at NCAA Zone E Diving Championships Cal Poly sophomore Lauren Pierce took part in the three-day NCAA Zone E Diving Championships hosted by Northern Arizona, producing a 52nd-place finish during Monday's preliminary round in the women's 1-meter Championship with an aggregate score of 214.35.
March 2, 2016 | Track & Field Cal Poly Track & Field Ready to Open 2016 Season
March 7, 2016 | Softball Hyland Earns 10th Career Big West Pitcher of the Week Honor After tossing her third career no-hitter and matching a collegiate best with 15 strikeouts during a 1-0 victory against Saint Peter’s on March 3, Cal Poly softball junior righthander Sierra Hyland earned her 10th career and third straight Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week honor on Monday.
March 8, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Big West Tournament Thursday versus UC Irvine at 6 p.m. Two years removed from its first and only Big West Conference Tournament championship, the Cal Poly men's basketball program – seeded seventh for the third successive season – opens the 41st edition of the Big West Tournament against No. 2 UC Irvine on Thursday, March 10. Tip time inside the Honda Center in Anaheim is 6 p.m. with action televised on Fox Prime Ticket.
March 8, 2016 | Baseball Pepperdine Scores 11 in Second En Route to 12-4 Win Over Cal Poly Pepperdine parlayed six hits, three hit batters and a pair of walks into an 11-run second-inning uprising and beat Cal Poly 12-4 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
March 5, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly’s Pierce Prepares for Zone E Diving Championships Cal Poly sophomore Lauren Pierce joins 98 divers on both the men's and women's side in preparing for the three-day NCAA Zone E Diving Championships that begin on Monday, March 7. The championship, represented by 25 universities from across the nation, will be hosted by Northern Arizona and its new, state-of-the-art Aquatic and Tennis Complex.
March 6, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Completes Sweep of San Francisco Series With 7-6 Victory Senior right fielder John Schuknecht capped a strong week at the plate with a double and two-run home run Sunday, lifting Cal Poly to a 7-6 victory over San Francisco and a sweep of their three-game noon-conference series at Baggett Stadium.
March 5, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Falls in Season Finale; No. 7 Seed for Big West Tournament Senior guard David Nwaba scored a game high 15 points, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program couldn't bridge an early second-half run by Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara in Saturday afternoon's regular season finale and fell inside the Thunderdome, 69-50.
March 6, 2016 | Men's Soccer Colvey Makes MLS Debut, Lassiter Signs with Los Angeles Galaxy Two former Cal Poly men's soccer players made news during the opening weekend of the Major League Soccer season as defender Kip Colvey (2012-15) debuted in San Jose's 1-0 Sunday victory against Colorado Rapids while winger Ari Lassiter (2013) signed with Los Angeles Galaxy.
March 4, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 75 Cal Poly Edges San Francisco, Wins Fourth Straight The Cal Poly men's tennis team won four consecutive singles matches to collect a 4-3, comeback win over San Francisco on Friday afternoon at Mustang Courts. After the Dons won the doubles point, Cal Poly fought back and won its fourth straight match overall to improve to 7-6.
March 4, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Rolls Past Toledo, Falls to Weber State at Mustang Classic Junior Sierra Hyland's grand slam helped fuel the Cal Poly softball program's 9-0, six-inning Friday afternoon victory against Weber State at the Mustang Classic as the team split its doubleheader at Bob Janssen Field. During Friday's opener, Cal Poly saw an eight-game winning streak snapped with a 2-1 loss versus Weber State.
March 5, 2016 | Baseball Prospect to Priesthood: Desme Discusses Decision (MLB.com) Former Cal Poly outfielder Grant Desme discusses with MLB.com his decsion to step away from professional baseball in order to become a Catholic priest.
March 5, 2016 | Softball Remainder of Cal Poly Softball’s Mustang Classic Cancelled With inclement weather having already forced a stoppage of Saturday action at the Cal Poly softball program's ShareSLO Mustang Classic, all of Sunday's action was cancelled as well with impending showers.
March 5, 2016 Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Drops Saturday Match to Cal Contesting its fourth match in three days, the Cal Poly beach volleyball team dropped its final match at the Arizona Invitational on Saturday, 5-0 to the Cal Golden Bears.
March 4, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Sweeps Friday Doubleheader Against San Francisco, 2-1 and 10-5 Junior third baseman Michael Sanderson knocked in three runs with a double, triple and two singles to spark Cal Poly to a 10-5 victory over San Francisco and a sweep of Friday’s non-conference doubleheader in Baggett Stadium.
March 5, 2016 | Women's Tennis Pair of Cal Poly Road Matches Cancelled Due to Weather For the first time this season, the Cal Poly women's tennis team was forced to cancel two matches due to rain and inclement weather. Each of Cal Poly's road matches this weekend – Saturday at Saint Mary's and Sunday at San Jose State – have been cancelled with no makeup date having been announced.
March 5, 2016 | Men's Soccer Colvey Finalizes Contract with San Jose Earthquakes Former Cal Poly men's soccer defender Kip Colvey became the second Mustang this week to sign with a Major League Soccer club as the 2015 All-Big West Conference first team selection finalized a contract with San Jose Earthquakes.
March 5, 2016 Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Defeated in Pair of Road Matches The Cal Poly beach volleyball team was beaten in a pair of matches on Friday afternoon, suffering a 5-0 loss to TCU and 4-1 defeat to No. 14 Loyola Marymount at the three-day University of Arizona Invitational. In Friday's second match, junior Anna Gorman and freshman Jacqui Martin won the Mustangs' first point of the season with a victory from the fourth pair position against LMU.
March 3, 2016 | Softball Hyland No-Hitter Highlights Thursday Doubleheader Sweep Cal Poly softball junior righthander Sierra Hyland matched a career high with 15 strikeouts in tossing her second career no-hitter Thursday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program opened its annual Mustang Classic tournament at Bob Janssen Field with a 1-0 victory against Saint Peter's. Cal Poly completed the Thursday sweep versus the Peacocks with a 9-1, five-inning triumph as Mustang head coach Jenny Condon became just the 10th coach in Big West Conference history to reach 300 career victories.
March 4, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Rallies to Defeat San Francisco 2-1 in Opener of Series Four singles and an intentional walk in the bottom of the ninth inning produced two runs and Cal Poly's third walk-off victory in 10 games, a 2-1 decision over San Francisco in the opener of a doubleheader and three-game non-conference series Friday afternoon in Baggett Stadium.
March 2, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly to Conclude 12-Game Home Stand by Hosting San Francisco Cal Poly (7-2, 0-0 Big West), which opened its 2016 season with its first four-game series sweep since 2012, split four games last weekend against nationally ranked teams and earned a walk-off win against Pepperdine on Tuesday, concludes its 12-game home stand by hosting San Francisco (2-8, 0-0 West Coast) this weekend in Baggett Stadium.
March 3, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 75 Cal Poly Wins Third Straight, Sweeps Sacramento State The 75th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team overwhelmed visiting Sacramento State and won its third straight match on Thursday afternoon, 7-0 behind the strength of the doubles point and six singles victories at Mustang Courts. With the win, Cal Poly improves to 6-6 in dual matches this season, while the Hornets fall to 3-8.
March 3, 2016 | Men's Basketball Nwaba Nets Historic Night, but Cal Poly Falls at UC Irvine, 72-62 Senior guard David Nwaba produced his third collegiate double-double with a career high 25 points and game best 10 rebounds and became the 23rd player in Cal Poly men's basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points, but the Mustangs – after holding an early second-half lead – fell to UC Irvine Thursday evening inside the Bren Events Center, 72-62.
March 4, 2016 Cal Poly Falls to No. 15 Grand Canyon in Season Opener The Cal Poly beach volleyball team opened the 2016 season with a 5-0 defeat to No. 15 Grand Canyon on Thursday afternoon in front of over 1,400 fans at the GCU beach volleyball courts. The Lopes failed to lose a single set to the Mustangs on Thursday.
March 1, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Captures Del Walker Classic for First Team Title in Three Years The men's team of Cal Poly's Swanson Golf Program captured its first team championship in three years Tuesday, edging host Long Beach State by one stroke in the Del Walker Classic at the Virginia Country Club.
March 1, 2016 | Softball Hyland Named USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week Following a four-game stretch at the Pacific-hosted Libby Matson Tournament in which she posted a 0.60 ERA with 37 strikeouts, Cal Poly softball junior righthander Sierra Hyland was named USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
March 2, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly’s Auproux Named Big West Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week After winning three times this past week (twice individually and once in doubles) and helping the Cal Poly men's tennis team to a pair of victories, junior Garrett Auproux earned Big West Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week accolades.
March 1, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Closes Regular season at UC Irvine on ESPN3, UC Santa Barbara The Cal Poly men's basketball program closes the regular season with a two-game road trip at UC Irvine on Thursday, March 3 at 8:30 p.m. and Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, March 5 at 4 p.m.
March 1, 2016 | Baseball Morgan's Ninth-Inning Single Lifts Cal Poly Over Pepperdine, 6-5 Designated hitter Kevin Morgan singled through the right side of the infield, scoring shortstop Kyle Marinconz from second base and giving Cal Poly its second walk-off win of the young baseball season, 6-5 over Pepperdine on Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
March 1, 2016 | Men's Soccer Former Mustang Goalkeeper Hamilton Signs Contract with Portland Timbers A third-round Major League Soccer SuperDraft selection by Portland Timbers in January, former Cal Poly men’s soccer goalkeeper Wade Hamilton made his roster spot with the club official Tuesday by signing a professional contract.
February 29, 2016 | Baseball Tom Lee Lobby Receives Funding from His Three Sons, Baggett, Ronca A committee of five — brothers Larry, Michael and Terry Lee along with Robin Baggett and John Ronca — has pitched $750,000 to the Tom Lee Lobby inside the Baggett Stadium Enhancement Project.
March 1, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Claims 11th Place in Bruin-Wave Invitational Cal Poly shot its best score of the Bruin-Wave Invitational co-hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine on Tuesday at the San Luis Obispo Country, but slipped one spot to 11th place in the 16-team field.
March 1, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Erich Uelmen Sophomore right-hander Erich Uelmen, who went the distance for the win Sunday against No. 14 UCLA, has been selected as the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
February 29, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Men’s Golf Breaks School Record in Del Walker Classic The Swanson Golf Program’s Cal Poly men’s golf team snapped a school record on its way to first place after two rounds of play in the Del Walker Classic on Monday at the Virginia Country Club.
February 29, 2016 | Women's Golf Trio of Mustangs in Top 40 at Bruin-Wave Invitational Three golfers from Cal Poly’s Swanson Golf Program are in the top 40 after two rounds of play in the Bruin Wave Invitational co-hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.
February 29, 2016 Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Opens Third Season at Grand Canyon The Cal Poly beach volleyball program begins its third season of competition when visiting 15th-ranked Grand Canyon for a 5 p.m. Thursday battle in Tucson, Ariz. This season, the Mustangs feature seven returners and new head coach, Olympian and gold medalist, Todd Rogers.
February 29, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly Welcomes San Francisco, Sacramento State to Mustang Courts The Cal Poly men's tennis program continues its season-long, nine-match home stand this week when welcoming San Francisco at 10 a.m. Friday and Sacramento State at 12 p.m. Saturday at Mustang Courts.
February 28, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Salvages One Win in Series Against No. 14 UCLA With 6-2 Victory Sophomore right-hander Erich Uelmen scattered six hits and struck out six in a complete-game performance as Cal Poly defeated No. 14 UCLA 6-2 in the finale of a three-game non-conference baseball series Sunday before 2,007 in Baggett Stadium.
February 28, 2016 | Softball Tornio, Hyland Help Send Cal Poly Past Pacific for Sixth Straight Win Junior second baseman Ashley Tornio broke a 1-1 deadlock with her one-out, two-run double in the top of the seventh inning and junior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 10 as the Cal Poly softball team closed the Pacific-hosted Libby Matson Tournament Sunday with a 3-1 victory against the Tigers at Bill Simoni Field.
February 28, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly Topples No. 70 Pacific, 4-3 The Cal Poly men's tennis team delivered four of the initial five points against the 70th-ranked Pacific Tigers on Sunday afternoon and won 4-3 at Mustang Courts. It's the first win for the Mustangs against a ranked opponent this season and with the victory, Cal Poly improves to 5-6 during dual match play while the Tigers fall to 6-5.
February 29, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Nearly Pulls Off Road Win, Defeated by Nevada Contesting its second road match in as many days, the Cal Poly women's tennis team battled Sunday afternoon against Nevada before falling, 5-2 at the Degheri Tennis Center. A pair of Mustangs – Dane Joubert and Molly Reed – captured singles victories, while Cal Poly had a chance to win the doubles point and was unable to hold the lead.
February 27, 2016 | Women's Basketball Cal Poly Tops Blue-Green Rival UCSB on Senior Day, 66-60
February 27, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly Cruises Past Fresno State, 7-0 Behind the strength of five singles victories, the Cal Poly men's tennis team overwhelmed visiting Fresno State on Saturday afternoon, 7-0 at Mustang Courts. With the victory, Cal Poly improved to 4-6 during dual match play, while the Bulldogs slipped to 3-5 this season.
February 27, 2016 | Wrestling Four Mustangs Place Fourth in Pac-12 Wrestling Championships Colton Schilling, Jason DelaCruz, Travis Berridge and J.T. Goodwin earned fourth-place finishes, highlighting Cal Poly's performance in the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Wrestling Championships inside Wells Fargo Arena on the Arizona State campus Saturday night.
February 28, 2016 | Women's Tennis Santa Clara Too Much for Cal Poly The Cal Poly women's tennis team could not withstand five solo victories by Santa Clara on Saturday afternoon and fell to the Broncos, 6-1 at the Degheri Tennis Center. Despite Cal Poly sophomore Molly Reed (pictured) defeating SCU's Giannina Ong at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-3, it was the only point the Mustangs would collect in the defeat.
February 27, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Upsets No. 19 Michigan 5-1, Falls to No. 14 UCLA 19-0 Despite being held to just five hits, Cal Poly took advantage of 13 walks issued by a trio of Michigan pitchers and the Mustangs went on to beat the No. 19 Wolverines 5-1 in a non-conference baseball game Saturrday afternoon before 1,355 in Baggett Stadium.
February 26, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Team Announces 2015-16 Season Awards The Cal Poly men's basketball team announced its list of award winners and honorees Friday evening during the program's annual season banquet inside the university's Performing Arts Center.
February 25, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Falls to Cal State Fullerton 78-77 on Senior Night Guard Reese Morgan led a quartet of Cal Poly seniors scoring at least nine points, tallying 22 in his final home game, but the Mustangs fell 78-77 to Cal State Fullerton in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
February 25, 2016 | Men's Basketball Highlights: Cal State Fullerton 78, Cal Poly 77 (Feb. 25, 2016) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 78-77 home loss to Cal State Fullerton (Feb. 25, 2016).
February 26, 2016 | Women's Basketball Play 4 Kay
February 26, 2016 | Baseball No. 14 UCLA Holds On for 7-6 Victory Over Cal Poly in Series Opener Right fielder John Schuknecht’s three-run home run in the fifth inning helped Cal Poly erase a 5-0 deficit, but No. 14 UCLA scored twice in the seventh and held on to beat the Mustangs 7-6 in the opener of a three-game non-conference baseball series Friday night before 2,471 in Baggett Stadium.
February 24, 2016 | Women's Basketball Long Beach State Rallies to Edge Cal Poly 61-56
February 23, 2016 | Men's Tennis Cal Poly to Host Fresno State on Saturday, Pacific on Sunday The Cal Poly men's tennis team welcomes two familiar foes this week with a 12 p.m. Saturday matchup against Fresno State and 12 p.m. Sunday battle versus 68th-ranked Pacific at Mustang Courts. Cal Poly fell in both of its road matches last weekend to No. 3 TCU and No. 36 SMU.
February 24, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Announces Another Large Gift for Golf Scholarships Frederick and Valerie Strain have endowed one full scholarship in perpetuity. The gift will fund the Sadie Strain Women's Golf Scholarship and the Derick Strain Men's Golf Scholarship.
February 25, 2016 | Women's Golf Bruin-Wave Invitational to be Held at San Luis Obispo Country Club Several of the top women’s golf programs from the West Region as well as Oklahoma State will compete in the Bruin-Wave Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at the San Luis Obispo Country Club.
February 23, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly to Host No. 14 UCLA, No. 19 Michigan This Weekend Cal Poly (4-0, 0-0 Big West), which opened its 2016 season with its first four-game series sweep since 2012, continues its 12-game home stand by hosting a pair of nationally ranked teams -- No. 14 UCLA and No. 19 Michigan -- this weekend in Baggett Stadium.
February 24, 2016 | Men's Soccer Mustang Men’s Soccer Program Signs Six to National Letters of Intent The Mustang men's soccer team strengthened all areas of its future positional play recently with the announcement by second-year head coach Steve Sampson and the Cal Poly Athletics Department that the program has signed six players to National Letters of Intent.
February 23, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Wraps Home Schedule Thursday versus Cal State Fullerton The Cal Poly men's basketball program closes a three-game home stand and its 12-game regular season schedule inside Mott Athletics Center when hosting Cal State Fullerton on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
February 23, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Places Eighth in 15-Team Gold Rush The women’s team of Cal Poly’s Swanson Golf Program slipped one spot to eighth place on the final day of competition in The Gold Rush hosted by Long Beach State on Tuesday at the Old Ranch Country Club.
February 23, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Sierra Hyland After tossing a complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts against No. 9 Arizona and recording a 1.64 ERA in five appearances at the Feb. 19-21 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, Cal Poly junior righthander Sierra Hyland was named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week for a second successive week.
February 22, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Freshman Alex McKenna Earns Big West Field Player of the Week Honor Freshman center fielder Alex McKenna made the most of his first weekend in a Cal Poly baseball uniform, going 6-for-12 with five RBI and nine runs scored en route to Big West Field Player of the Week honors.
February 22, 2016 | Women's Golf Hirsch Leads Cal Poly to Seventh-Place Tie in The Gold Rush Madison Hirsch is in the top 20 and the women’s team of Cal Poly’s Swanson Golf Program is tied for seventh place after two rounds of competition in The Gold Rush hosted by Long Beach State on Monday at the Old Ranch Country Club.
February 21, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Completes Four-Game Sweep Against Pacific With 19-2 Victory Utilizing 14 players — nine freshmen, two redshirt freshmen and three community college transfers — in a Cal Poly uniform for the first time this weekend, the Mustangs completed a four-game sweep of Pacific with a 19-2 victory Sunday before 1,162 inside Baggett Stadium.
February 21, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Deals No. 9 Arizona 2-0 Defeat Junior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out nine and drove home the eventual winning run and senior first baseman Breana West homered as the Cal Poly softball program closed the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 triumph versus No. 9 Arizona.
February 21, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Claims Fifth Place in Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Sophomore Jesse Yap carded a final-round 70 to lead the men?s team of Cal Poly?s Swanson Golf Program to a fifth-place finish among 20 schools competing in the final round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Sunday at The Classic Club.
February 20, 2016 | Men's Basketball Mustangs Rally from Second Half Deficit, but Fall in Overtime to CSUN Senior guard Reese Morgan tied a career high with seven three-pointers en route to a season best 23 points, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team – after overcoming a 14-point deficit with 11 minutes remaining in regulation –dropped a 75-71 overtime decision to CSUN inside Mott Athletics Center on Saturday evening.
February 21, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly Concludes MPSF Championships With Top-5 Program Records The Cal Poly swim program put the finishing touches on multiple Top-5 school records at the four-day Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, including shattering the 400-yard free relay mark on Saturday at East Los Angeles College which had stood since 2011.
February 21, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Defeated by Pacific, 4-0 The Cal Poly women’s tennis team saw its one-match win streak halted on Sunday afternoon after falling to the visiting Pacific Tigers, 4-0 at Mustang Courts. With the loss, Cal Poly drops to 2-5 during the spring dual match season, while Pacific improves to 4-4 overall.
February 21, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 61 Cal Poly Upended by No. 53 SMU Contesting its second road match in the state of Texas in as many days, the 61st-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team couldn't find an answer against 53rd-ranked SMU on Sunday and fell 7-0 at Turpin Stadium. Cal Poly falls to 3-6 in spring dual matches this season, while SMU improves to 5-3.
February 20, 2016 | Women's Basketball Cal Poly Picks Up 77-66 Road Win Over CSUN on ESPN3
February 20, 2016 | Men's Basketball Highlights: CSUN 75, Cal Poly 71 (Jan. 20, 2016) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 75-71 overtime home loss to CSUN (Feb. 20, 2016).
February 20, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Sweeps Saturday Doubleheader with 7-6 and 6-3 Victories Junior right-hander Slater Lee struck out eight over 7 1/3 innings and sophomore left fielder Josh George capped a five-RBI day with a run-scoring double and triple as Cal Poly completed a doubleheader baseball sweep of Pacific on Saturday with a 6-3 victory in the nightcap at Baggett Stadium.
February 21, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Collects Second Spring Dual Victory, Sweeps UC Santa Cruz The Cal Poly women's tennis team delivered its second victory of the spring dual-match season on Saturday afternoon after a 7-0 sweep of UC Santa Cruz at Mustang Courts. During the match, Cal Poly failed to lose more than two points in any set in all nine matches, including earning a clean sweep of the three doubles matchups.
February 21, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 61 Cal Poly Unable to Solve No. 3 TCU The 61st-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team was unable to gain any momentum against the 3rd-ranked TCU Horned Frogs, falling 7-0 at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, TCU improves to 6-3 overall, while Cal Poly slips to 3-5.
February 20, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Falls to Notre Dame, UCLA at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic First-inning singles from freshman catcher Makenna Young and junior second baseman Ashley Tornio provided the Cal Poly softball program the early lead versus Notre Dame, but the Mustangs scored just once more during their Saturday doubleheader opener at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic and fell, 6-3. Cal Poly also dropped Saturday's second game to No. 8 UCLA, 9-1, in five innings.
February 20, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Holds Onto Fifth Place in Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate The men's golf team of Cal Poly's Swanson Golf Program remains in the top five after the second round of play Saturday in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate held at The Classic Club.
February 19, 2016 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Joel Awich Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Senior forward Joel Awich is the featured Mustang for the program's Saturday, Feb. 20 game versus CSUN. Tip time inside Mott Athletics Center is 7 p.m.
February 19, 2016 | Cross Country Cal Poly Cross Country Earns Fifth Consecutive National All-Academic Honor Cal Poly has now had 12 teams and 23 individuals honored with USTFCCCA All-Academic status since 2006-07.
February 20, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cootes, Newland, Speak Shine for Cal Poly at MPSF Championships Several program Top-5 records were broken by the Cal Poly swim team during the third day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, including sophomores Sage Speak (in the 100-yard breaststroke), Nolan Newland (200 free) and Zach Cootes (400 IM) on Friday at East Los Angeles College.
February 19, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Fifth After First Round of Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Led by Jesse Yap and Justin De Los Santos, the men’s team of Cal Poly’s Swanson Golf Program sits in fifth place among 20 schools competing in the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Friday at The Classic Club.
February 20, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Rallies for 10-Inning 7-6 Victory Over Pacific Freshman catcher Nick Meyer's first collegiate hit, a single through the right side, scored Michael Sanderson from second base in the 10th inning and lifted Cal Poly to a 7-6 victory over Pacific in the first game of a non-conference baseball doubleheader Saturday in Baggett Stadium.
February 19, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Opens 2016 Baseball Season With 6-2 Victory Over Pacific Sophomore southpaw Kyle Smith struck out six Pacific batters in the first two innings and went the distance on the mound while Cal Poly tied a school Division I record with six sacrifice bunts en route to a 6-2 victory in a season-opening college baseball game Friday night in Baggett Stadium.
February 16, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly to Open 2016 Baseball Season Against Former Big West Rival Pacific Cal Poly, coming off a break-even 27-27 campaign and fourth-place Big West Conference finish, opens the 2016 season facing a familiar foe, former Big West rival Pacific for a four-game non-conference series inside Baggett Stadium.
February 18, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Holds Off UC Davis for 58-53 Big West Victory Senior guard Reese Morgan made six consecutive free throws and blocked a UC Davis shot, all in the final 25 seconds, as Cal Poly snapped a three-game home losing streak with a 58-53 victory over UC Davis in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
February 18, 2016 | Men's Basketball Highlights: Cal Poly 58, UC Davis 53 (Jan. 18, 2016) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 58-53 home victory versus UC Davis (Feb. 18, 2016).
February 19, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly Men’s 5th, Women’s 7th After Day Two of MPSF Championships Cal Poly freshman Dominic Dalpiaz broke the school record in the men's 50-yard freestyle (with a mark of 19.80 during the second leg of the 200-yard free relay final) and sophomore Nolan Newland won the men's 500 free (4:25.58) during the preliminary round of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Thursday at East Los Angeles College.
February 17, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Football Team to Play Oregon State in 2019 Cal Poly, which played one Pac-12 Conference school in 2015 and is scheduled to play another in 2020, has added Oregon State to the 2019 football schedule.
February 18, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Announces Addition of Jeffrey, Boehm to Football Recruiting Class Quarterback Jake Jeffrey of Folsom High School and outside linebacker Ryan Boehm of Great Oak High School have been added to Cal Poly's 2016 football recruiting class.
February 17, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly Breaks Program Record on First Day of MPSF Championships The Cal Poly swimming program began the four-day Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Wednesday evening with a program record in the men's 800-yard freestyle relay, as the quartet of junior Jack Jenner, sophomores Nolan Newland and Pearu Pold and freshman Dominic Dalpiaz combined on a mark of 6:30.44 (over six seconds faster than the record established in 2014) at East Los Angeles College.
February 18, 2016 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Brian Bennett Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Senior forward Brian Bennett is the featured Mustang for the program's Thursday, Feb. 18 game versus UC Davis. Tip time inside Mott Athletics Center is 7 p.m.
February 17, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Continues Home Stand, Hosts UC Santa Cruz, Pacific Continuing its lengthiest home stand during the spring season, the Cal Poly women's tennis program welcomes UC Santa Cruz at noon Saturday and Pacific at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mustang Courts. The Mustangs have opened the dual season with four consecutive defeats and recently fell to UC Davis on Monday, 4-0.
February 16, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly Swimming Prepares for MPSF Championships Highlighted by sophomore Bonnie Diamond (who owns a trio of Top-3 finishes in three individual MPSF events this season) and a quartet of 'B' Standard qualification marks, the Cal Poly swimming program heads south to compete in the four-day Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships hosted by East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park) and UCLA (Spieker Aquatics Center).
February 13, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Nelson, Van Winden Head to U.S. National Team Open Tryouts The Cal Poly volleyball program will be well-represented at the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryouts taking place from Feb. 19-21 in Colorado Springs with the announcement that both Taylor Nelson and Adlee Van Winden will be joining 231 athletes from 88 colleges and universities competing for spots on the prestigious teams.
February 16, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Sierra Hyland After striking out 37 batters in three appearances and leading the Cal Poly softball team with a .571 batting average at the Feb. 12-14 season-opening Kajikawa Classic, junior right-hander Sierra Hyland has been named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
February 15, 2016 | Men's Golf John Ronca Has a Weekend to Remember at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Cal Poly graduate John Ronca had quite a weekend at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
February 14, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 58 Cal Poly Defeats Loyola Marymount, 6-1 For the third time during its last four matches, 58th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis collected a victory after a 6-1 defeat of Loyola Marymount on Sunday afternoon at the LMU Tennis Center. Cal Poly secured the initial six points against the Lions after falling in the first doubles matchup of the day.
February 16, 2016 | Women's Soccer Cal Poly Women's Soccer Announces Spring Schedule
February 15, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Falls to UC Davis, 4-0 During a windy day on the central coast, Cal Poly women's tennis was unable to overcome a slow start on Monday during a 4-0 loss to UC Davis at Mustang Courts. The Aggies grabbed the doubles point for the early lead, then outlasted the Mustangs in three singles matchups for the triumph.
February 16, 2016 | Men's Basketball Lee, Shipley to Join Joe Callero Radio Show Tonight at 6 p.m. The Joe Callero Radio show returns to the airwaves on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN Radio 1280 from Charlie's Place. Among the featured guests on Tuesday evening include 14th-year Mustang baseball head coach Larry Lee and junior guard Ridge Shipley.
February 14, 2016 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Tops Oregon State 7-3 to Close Kajikawa Classic Junior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 13 Oregon State hitters Sunday morning as the Cal Poly softball program closed the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic with a 7-3 victory against Oregon State.
February 14, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wraps Up Dual Meet Season With 23-15 Win Over Boise State A pin by Colton Schilling and a technical fall by Mitch Woods sparked the Cal Poly wrestling team to s 23-15 victory over Boise State in a Pac-12 Conference dual wrestling meet Sunday afternoon outdoors in the University Union plaza.
February 13, 2016 | Men's Basketball Five in Double Figures as Cal Poly Knocks Off UC Riverside, 86-78 Senior guard David Nwaba led five Cal Poly men's basketball players in double-digit scoring figures with 21 points as the Mustangs outdistanced UC Riverside Saturday evening inside the SRC Arena, 86-78.
February 13, 2016 | Track & Field Nielsen Finishes Second in Triple Jump to Lead Cal Poly at Husky Classic The Mustangs will now train for the start of the outdoor season, beginning at UC Riverside on March 12.
February 13, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Defeats Alumni 14-10 in Annual Baseball Alumni Game Moments after Nick Torres tied the game with a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning, Austin Kron belted a two-run double to cap a four-run Cal Poly uprising in the bottom of the frame as the 2016 Mustangs defeated the Alumni 14-10 in baseball's annual Alumni Game on Saturday in Baggett Stadium.
February 13, 2016 | Softball Chalmers Helps Cal Poly to Saturday Split at Kajikawa Classic Junior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out nine Stanford hitters, but four errors from the Cal Poly softball team undid the Mustangs during their Saturday doubleheader opener at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic as the Cardinal scored five times in the sixth inning for a 6-4 victory.
February 13, 2016 | Wrestling Arizona State Defeats Cal Poly 24-12 in Pac-12 Dual Meet Colt Shorts and Travis Berridge scored wins by decisions, but Arizona State won the first four bouts on its way to a 24-12 victory over Cal Poly in a Pac-12 Conference dual meet Saturday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
February 13, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Blanked by No. 28 Fresno State on Saturday Competing in its third road match in a week, the Cal Poly women’s tennis team was swept by the 28th-ranked Fresno State Bulldogs, 7-0 on Saturday morning at the Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.
February 12, 2016 | Softball Late Victory Helps Cal Poly Split Friday Season Openers Junior designated player Sierra Hyland homered and swatted a two-run double Friday morning, but a pair of four-run innings from No. 6 Oregon sent the Cal Poly softball team to a 12-3 opening-day defeat at the Arizona State-hosted Kajikawa Classic.
February 11, 2016 | Men's Basketball Joe Callero Postgame – Feb. 11, 2016 (Long Beach State 73, Cal Poly 70) Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero talks to ESPN 1280’s Tom Barket following the program’s 73-70 loss at Long Beach State (Feb. 11, 2016).
February 11, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Nearly Overturns 17-Point Deficit, Falls at Long Beach State Senior guard David Nwaba recorded his second career double-double with a career high 24 points and 13 rebounds Thursday evening, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – after nearly overturning a 17-point second-half deficit – fell versus Long Beach State inside Walter Pyramid, 73-70.
February 9, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Claims Sixth Place in Matador Golf Invitational Completing a windy second round followed by the final round Tuesday, the women’s team of Cal Poly’s Swanson Golf Program settled for a sixth-place finish in the Matador Golf Invitational at the Wood Ranch Golf Club.
February 8, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Dynn Leaupepe After a second consecutive week of averaging more than 20 points, Mustang guard Dynn Leaupepe has been named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
January 28, 2016 | Baseball 2016 Cal Poly Baseball Season Preview Video Cal Poly baseball opens its 2016 season with a 12-game home stand starting Friday, Feb. 19, versus Pacific.
February 8, 2016 | Women's Golf Cal Poly Fourth After First Round of Matador Golf Invitational Paced by Madison Hirsch and Sophie Bergland, the women's team of Cal Poly's Swanson Golf Program is fourth among 10 teams following the opening round of play in the Matador Golf Invitational hosted by CSUN on Monday.
February 2, 2016 | Softball 2016 Cal Poly Softball Season Preview Video
February 7, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 58 Cal Poly Takes Lead, Can't Hold on Against San Diego State The 58th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team saw its two-match winning streak snapped on Sunday afternoon by 38th-ranked San Diego State, 4-2 at Mustang Courts. Cal Poly secured the doubles point early, but was unable to maintain the momentum before falling to the Aztecs who collected four of the six singles points.
February 8, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Unable to Solve Hawai’i Pacific on Road HONOLULU, HI – For the second consecutive day, Cal Poly women's tennis was unable to solve the riddle that accompanies its road opponent – this time, Hawai'i Pacific – falling to the Sharks, 4-0 at the UH Tennis Complex.
February 6, 2016 | Men's Basketball Hawai’i Pulls Away in Second Half for 75-60 Win Over Cal Poly Hawai'i scored the first nine points of the second half to snap a 28-28 tie and pulled away for a 75-60 victory over Cal Poly in a Big West Conference men's basketball game Saturday night before the third sellout of the season in Mott Athletics Center and a national television audience (ESPNU).
February 3, 2016 | Men's Basketball #BigWestNation Tour Diaries: Hustle and Heart with David Nwaba The Big West Conference sat down with Cal Poly men's basketball senior David Nwaba and "Young Sav" shared how community service continues to strengthen the Mustangs on and off the floor.
February 6, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Falls to No. 67 Hawai’i, 4-0 Fresh off its first dual match victory of the spring season, Cal Poly women's tennis was defeated by No. 67 Hawai'i, 4-0 at the UH Tennis Complex on Saturday afternoon. After a lengthy rain delay, the 'Bows proved to be too much for the Mustangs in the first Big West Conference matchup of the season for either side.
February 5, 2016 | Wrestling Oregon State Defeats Cal Poly 31-12 in Pac-12 Dual Wrestling Meet Oregon State raced to a 21-0 lead in the first five bouts and held on to defeat Cal Poly 31-12 in a Pac-12 Conference dual meet Friday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
February 5, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 58 Cal Poly Cruises Past Saint Mary’s, 6-1 For the second time in less than a week, No. 58 Cal Poly men's tennis won a dual match to extend its winning streak to two after defeating Saint Mary's, 6-1 on Friday afternoon at Mustang Courts.
February 4, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Announces Return of Defensive Line Coach Payam Saadat Payam Saadat returns for his third stint as an assistant football coach at Cal Poly.
February 3, 2016 | Football Eighteen Recruits Sign on Wednesday to Play Football at Cal Poly Cal Poly has signed a total of 17 high school football players and one community college transfer to either the National Letter of Intent or Grant-in-Aid offer. The announcement was made Wednesday by eighth-year Mustang football coach Tim Walsh and Cal Poly director of athletics Don Oberhelman in the President’s Suite at Alex G. Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo.
February 4, 2016 | Wrestling Papa John's Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month: Colt Shorts Following five consecutive match victories, Colt Shorts is the recipient of the Papa John's Cal Poly Athlete of the Month Award for January.
February 4, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Pold, Bender Earn Splash Café Swimmers of the Month Awards Senior Alisha Bender and sophomore Pearu Pold have been named Splash Café Cal Poly Swimmers of the Month for January.
February 2, 2016 Cal Poly Hires Olympian Todd Rogers as Beach Volleyball Head Coach The Cal Poly Athletic Department and beach volleyball program will welcome a recognizable face prior to the start of the 2016 beach volleyball season with the announcement that Olympian and FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship gold medalist Todd Rogers has been hired as head coach of the Mustang beach volleyball team.
February 3, 2016 | Women's Soccer Cal Poly Goalkeeper Giannetti Signs With Norwegian Club Arna-Bjørnar Alyssa Giannetti ended her Mustang career ranked as the No. 3 senior goalkeeper in the nation by Everybody Soccer.
February 3, 2016 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Ridge Shipley Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior guard Ridge Shipley is the featured Mustang for the program's Wednesday, Feb. 3 game versus UC Irvine. Tip time inside Mott Athletics Center is 7 p.m.
February 3, 2016 | Softball Mustang Softball Team Selected for Sixth-Place Finish in Big West Returning nine of 10 starters from last season’s squad, the Cal Poly softball program was selected for a sixth-place finish in the Big West standings following the Wednesday release of the conference preseason coaches poll.
February 2, 2016 | Men's Golf De Los Santos Finishes Third, Cal Poly Fourth in Father Higgins Classic Cal Poly claimed fourth place in a strong field of 14 teams competing in the Father Higgins Classic hosted by Loyola Marymount at the Reflection Bay Golf Club.
February 1, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Blake Kastl Junior middleweight wrestler Blake Kastl, who earned his second fall of the season and sparked Cal Poly to its second dual win of the year, has been named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
January 30, 2016 | Track & Field Taylor Wins High Jump for Cal Poly at UW Indoor Track & Field Invitational Two Mustang teammates also had top-10 performances.
January 30, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Rallies for 25-12 Dual Wrestling Meet Victory Over Grand Canyon A fall by Blake Kastl and technical falls by Jacob Leon and Colt Shorts helped Cal Poly wipe out an early 12-6 deficit as the Mustangs earned a 25-12 victory over Grand Canyon in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Saturday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 30, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 57 Cal Poly Outlasts Portland in Seattle, 4-3 Playing its fourth match in the last seven days, the 57th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team outlasted Portland on Saturday morning, 4-3, at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Mustang junior Ben Donovan (pictured) cemented the triumph – Cal Poly's first this spring – after securing a comeback, three-set win over UP's Mathieu Garcia at No. 2, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4.
January 30, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Sweeps Away Westmont, 7-0 The Cal Poly women's tennis program opened its spring season with a sweep of Westmont on Saturday, 7-0, behind six singles victories at Mustangs Courts. Saturday's match was postponed for three hours due to rain in the area and Sunday's match with UC Santa Cruz was cancelled. No makeup date has been announced for the Cal Poly/UCSC match.
January 31, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly Swept by UC Santa Barbara in Blue-Green Rivalry Despite a quartet of Top-5 program records and winning eight of the 14 individual events on Saturday morning, the Cal Poly women's swimming and diving team was defeated by UC Santa Barbara, 163-117 at Campus Pool. The Cal Poly men's side was unable to keep the Gauchos from sweeping the Blue-Green Rivalry, falling 164-97.
January 26, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Begins Four-Match Home Stand with Saturday Night Dual Meet Cal Poly is down to its final four dual meets of the 2015-16 wrestling season and all four will be inside the Mott Athletics Center.
January 27, 2016 | Football Two Cal Poly Offensive Linemen Land on All-Big Sky Fall Academic Team A trio of Cal Poly football players, both senior offensive linemen, have been honored on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team for fall quarter 2015.
January 28, 2016 | Men's Basketball Highlights: UC Riverside 72, Cal Poly 68 (Jan. 28, 2016) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 72-68 home loss to UC Riverside (Jan. 28, 2016).
January 28, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Picked to Finish Sixth in Big West by Baseball Coaches Cal Poly, Big West Conference champion in 2014 and fourth-place finisher a year ago, has been selected by the league’s nine head baseball coaches to finish sixth this spring.
January 28, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Lets 13-Point Lead Slip Away, Falls to UC Riverside, 72-68 Cal Poly let a 13-point first-half lead slip away as UC Riverside, behind Taylor Johns’ 21 points, rallied for a 72-68 victory in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Thursday night before 2,134 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 28, 2016 | Baseball Barbier Lands on 2016 Big West Preseason All-Conference Second Team Junior catcher/first baseman Brett Barbier has been selected by College Sports Madness to its 2016 Big West Preseason All-Conference second team.
January 26, 2016 | Baseball Cal Poly Opens Practice for 2016 Baseball Season Friday Afternoon Cal Poly opens practice for the 2016 baseball season Friday afternoon with a young squad and lots of question marks.
January 28, 2016 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Zach Gordon Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior forward Zach Gordon is the featured Mustang for the program's Thursday, Jan. 28 game versus UC Riverside.
January 25, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 54 Cal Poly Edged by Auburn in ITA Kick-Off Weekend Finale During the consolation match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend's Wake Forest bracket on Monday morning, the 54th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis team was outlasted 4-3 by the 59th-ranked Auburn Tigers at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. During Monday's match, Cal Poly had a lead of 1-0 and managed 2-2 and 3-3 ties before falling in the final singles matchup.
January 26, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Brian Bennett Following a two-game stretch in which he became the 22nd player in Cal Poly men’s basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points, senior forward Brian Bennett was named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week for a second successive week.
January 26, 2016 | Men's Golf Cal Poly Climbs One Notch to Fourth-Place Finish in Winter Intercollegiate Despite strong winds leading to higher scores, the men’s team from Cal Poly’s Swanson Golf Program climbed one spot to a fourth-place finish during the final round of play in the Winter Intercollegiate hosted by UC Riverside on Tuesday.
January 26, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Season Banquet Set for Friday, Feb. 26 Coinciding with the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s final regular season home game inside Mott Athletics Center, the Mustang program will hold its annual season banquet on Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. inside the university’s Performing Arts Center.
January 23, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Edges Past Cal State Fullerton, 83-75 Senior guard Reese Morgan scored a team high 17 points and senior forward Brian Bennett became the 22nd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team produced an 83-75 victory versus Cal State Fullerton inside Titan Gym Saturday afternoon.
January 23, 2016 | Women's Basketball UC Davis Snaps Six-Game Cal Poly Home Winning Streak, 75-57
January 24, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 43 Tennessee Outlasts No. 54 Cal Poly in ITA Kick-Off Opener For the third time under the direction of fifth-year head coach Nick Carless, 54th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis opened its spring season at the prestigious ITA Kick-Off Weekend and was defeated by 43rd-ranked Tennessee, 4-2, on Sunday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
January 23, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Wrestling Team Falls to Wyoming, 35-2 Wyoming parlayed a fall, a pair of technical falls and two major decisions into a 35-2 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Saturday night in the UniWyo Sports Complex.
January 20, 2016 | Men's Tennis No. 54 Cal Poly Opens Spring Season at ITA Kick-Off Weekend Less than one year after securing its first 15-win season since 2011-12, the 54th-ranked Cal Poly men's tennis program travels to Winston-Salem, N.C., to take part in the annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Mustangs open the 60-team, 15-site tournament as the No. 3 seed in the Wake Forest bracket.
January 22, 2016 | Wrestling Despite Pair of Pins, Cal Poly Falls to Northern Colorado, 22-19 Falls by Colton Schilling and Colt Shorts were not enough as Cal Poly fell to Northern Colorado 22-19 in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Friday night in Bank of Colorado Arena.
January 22, 2016 | Men's Basketball Big West Conference/ESPN3: A Sit Down with Reese Morgan The Big West Conference and ESPN profile Cal Poly men's basketball senior guard Reese Morgan, who has overcome numerous medical hardships to continue his family's athletic legacy.
January 21, 2016 | Women's Basketball Cal Poly Earns Sixth Straight Home Win, 66-62 in OT Over CSUN The Mustangs will close their three-game home stand by hosting UC Davis at 4 p.m. Saturday.
January 21, 2016 | Men's Basketball Joe Callero Postgame - CSUN 76, Cal Poly 74 (Jan. 21, 2016) Head coach Joe Callero talks to ESPN 1280's Tom Barket following the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 76-74 loss at CSUN (Jan. 21, 2016).
January 20, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Brian Bennett After averaging 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per two games and shooting 68.2 percent from the floor during the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s home Big West Conference-opening games, senior forward Brian Bennett was named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
January 21, 2016 | Women's Basketball Beth Balbierz Sends It to OT The Cal Poly women's basketball team won its sixth straight home game Thursday night, edging CSUN for a 66-62 overtime Big West Conference victory in Mott Athletics Center after senior guard Beth Balbierz sank a game-tying 3-pointer with only 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation.
January 19, 2016 | Men's Soccer Colvey Taken by San Jose, Hamilton by Portland in MLS Draft Finale A program record three Cal Poly men’s soccer players were selected during the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft following Tuesday morning’s final two rounds as Mustang defender Kip Colvey was picked by San Jose Earthquakes with the 49th overall selection while two-time Big West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year honoree Wade Hamilton was taken by defending MLS Cup champion Portland with pick No. 61.
January 19, 2016 | Men's Soccer Former Mustang Goalkeeper Patrick McLain Signs with Chicago Fire While the Cal Poly men’s soccer team enjoyed a program-record three Major League Soccer SuperDraft selections this past week, former Mustang goalkeeper and two-time All-Big West Conference honoree Patrick McLain (2007-11) finalized a contract late Monday with Chicago Fire.
January 17, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Falls to Duke 28-18 in Non-Conference Dual Meet A pin, a technical fall and two major decisions lifted Duke to a 28-28 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Sunday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 16, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Rallies for Double-Overtime Win Over Long Beach State Senior forward Brian Bennett scored 21 points off the bench and made the go-ahead free throw with 1:34 to go in the second overtime period as Cal Poly rallied for a 96-92 victory over Long Beach State in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before another sellout crowd of 3,032 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 16, 2016 | Men's Basketball Highlights: Cal Poly 96, Long Beach State 92 - 2OT (Jan. 16, 2016) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 96-92 double-overtime victory versus Long Beach State (Jan. 16, 2016).
January 16, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Pierce Breaks Diving Record, Cal Poly Sweeps UC Santa Cruz The Cal Poly men's and women's swimming and diving program used 30 event victories (in a possible 30 that Cal Poly competed in) to sweep UC Santa Cruz on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at Anderson Aquatic Center. The men's side captured a 159-104 victory, while the women's team ousted the Banana Slugs, 172-90.
January 16, 2016 | Women's Basketball Highlights: Cal Poly 51, Cal State Fullerton 46 Jan. 16, 2016
January 17, 2016 | Women's Tennis Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Competes at Cal Winter Invitational For the second time this season, the Cal Poly women's tennis program took part in a tournament hosted by Cal only to see the final two days of the Cal Winter Invitational rained out due to weather. The Mustangs were able to get one round of action in on Friday, only to be shut out by a combination of singles and doubles players from both Saint Mary's and Fresno State.
January 16, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly’s Feb. 6 Home Matchup versus Hawai’i added to ESPNU Lineup For the first time in two seasons Mott Athletics Center will host a nationally-televised matchup as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program will square off versus Hawai’i on ESPNU on Saturday, Feb. 6. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.
January 16, 2016 | Women's Basketball Cal Poly Wins Fifth Straight Home Game, 51-46 Over Cal State Fullerton The Mustangs' three-game home stand will resume at 7 p.m. Thursday against CSUN.
January 12, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly to Host Duke for Non-Conference Dual Meet Sunday Night Duke will bring a quartet of nationally ranked wrestlers into its first-ever dual meet against Cal Poly on Sunday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 15, 2016 | Men's Basketball Program Profile: Luke Meikle Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Sophomore forward Luke Meikle is the featured Mustang for the program's Saturday, Jan. 16 game versus Long Beach State. Tip time inside Mott Athletics Center is 7 p.m.
January 14, 2016 | Men's Soccer Minter Selected No. 21 by Columbus in Major League Soccer SuperDraft Former Mustang men's soccer midfielder Chase Minter made history Thursday afternoon as the two-time Big West Conference Midfielder of the Year selection became the program's highest Major League Soccer SuperDraft selection with Cal Poly's all-time assists leader taken No. 21 overall by Columbus Crew SC.
January 14, 2016 | Men's Basketball UC Santa Barbara Holds off Late Cal Poly Rally for 76-73 Big West Victory Sophomore guard Gabe Vincent scored 27 points, including two on a layup with 11 seconds to play, halting a furious late Cal Poly rally and lifting UC Santa Barbara to a 76-73 Big West Conference men’s basketball victory Thursday night before a sellout crowd of 3,032 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 14, 2016 | Men's Basketball Highlights: UC Santa Barbara 76, Cal Poly 73 (Jan. 14, 2016) Highlights from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 76-73 home loss versus UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 14, 2016).
January 13, 2016 | Softball Vecchione and Carda to Represent USA Softball in 2016 Two members of the Cal Poly softball program’s coaching staff will suit up for USA Softball this summer with the recent announcement that Mustang pitching coach Ally Carda has been named to the 18-player United States Women’s National Team while associate head coach Gina Vecchione will join the United States Women’s Elite Team as an assistant coach.
January 12, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Hosts UCSB, Long Beach State in Big West Home Openers Playing its first home games in 40 days, the Cal Poly men's basketball program opens its eight-game Big West Conference home schedule inside Mott Athletics Center when facing Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, Jan. 14 and Long Beach State on Saturday, Jan. 16. Both games tip at 7 p.m.
January 13, 2016 | Baseball Krukow Named California Sportscaster of the Year for 2015 Former Cal Poly and Major League Baseball standout pitcher Mike Krukow was named California’s 2015 Sportscaster of the Year, as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association on Monday.
January 11, 2016 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Alisha Bender After earning two individual event victories and helping to combine on another during a 169-93 triumph over Pacific last Saturday, senior Alisha Bender was named the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
January 11, 2016 | Wrestling Root, Founder of State High School Championship, Dies at Age 76 James (Jim) Francis Root, a wrestler at Cal Poly in the late 1950s and early 1960s who with two other former Cal Poly wrestlers founded the California State High School Wrestling Championship and coached wrestling at West Valley College in Saratoga for 30 years, passed away Dec. 20, 2015, in Chandler, Ariz.
December 11, 2015 | Men's Soccer Hamilton, Minter Selected for 2016 adidas Major League Soccer Combine Having distinguished themselves with two of the most accomplished careers in Cal Poly men’s soccer program history, senior goalkeeper Wade Hamilton and senior midfielder Chase Minter were each invited Friday morning to the 2016 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine.
December 31, 2015 | Women's Soccer Cal Poly's Giannetti Ranked Among Nation's Top Senior Goalkeepers Maryland’s Rachelle Beanlands was slotted No. 1, followed by Utah’s Lindsey Luke at No. 2 and then Giannetti in third.
January 9, 2016 | Women's Basketball Grupalo, Gilbert Lead Cal Poly to 72-54 Road Win Over UC Irvine The Mustangs will return home to face Cal State Fullerton at 4 p.m. Saturday.
January 10, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly Sweeps Pacific, Seven Individual Mustangs Secure Two Victories The Cal Poly swimming program used 19 individual event victories (10 from the women's side and nine from the men) to fuel a pair of victories over Pacific on Saturday afternoon at the University of the Pacific's Chris Kjeldsen Pool. The Mustang men collected a 156-103 victory, while the women's side used a 169-93 win to cement the dual-meet sweep of the Tigers.
January 8, 2016 | Football Cal Poly Center Stephen Sippel Named FCS ADA Academic All-Star Cal Poly senior center Stephen Sippel is one of 52 players selected to the 18th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team announced Friday.
January 8, 2016 | Wrestling Cal Poly Falls to CSU Bakersfield, 26-9, in Pac-12 Dual Wrestling Meet CSU Bakersfield won the first four bouts en route to a 26-9 victory over Cal Poly in a Pac-12 Conference dual wrestling meet Friday night at the Icardo Center.
January 7, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Papa John's Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Month: Sage Speak Sophomore swimmer Sage Speak has been selected as the Papa John’s Cal Poly Athlete of the Month Award for the month of December.
January 7, 2016 | Women's Basketball PODS Where Are They Now? Catching Up With Molly Schlemer Former Cal Poly women's basketball standout Molly Schlemer is in her second season of playing basketball at the professional level.
January 6, 2016 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Big West Conference Play with 86-73 Loss at Hawai’i Senior guard Reese Morgan scored a team high 17 points, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – after nearly overturning a 10-point deficit in the second half – was outscored by 11 points by Hawai'i to close Wednesday's Big West Conference opener as the Mustangs dropped an 86-73 decision inside the Stan Sheriff Center.
January 4, 2016 Gilbert Earns Big West, Coca-Cola Cal Poly Athlete of the Week Honors After establishing a pair of career highs during a 97-72 win over Sacramento State, Mustang junior forward Hannah Gilbert was named the Big West Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week and the Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday.
January 4, 2016 | Swimming & Diving Mitchell, Speak Earn Splash Café Swimmers of the Month Awards Fueled by their performances against the nation’s finest talent during the AT&T Winter National Championships, freshman Archie Mitchell and sophomore Sage Speak were named the Splash Café Cal Poly Swimmers of the Month for December.
January 1, 2016 | Wrestling Five Mustang Wrestlers Remain Alive in Southern Scuffle Five Cal Poly wrestlers remain alive Friday after the first of two days of competition in the 2016 Defense Soap and Flips Wrestling Southern Scuffle, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
December 29, 2015 | Women's Basketball Cal Poly Routs Sacramento State 97-72 to Conclude Non-Conference Play The Mustangs, who had three players produce double-figure efforts on the boards, secured a combined 74 rebounds on the evening, surpassing the previous program mark of 67.
December 29, 2015 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly’s Second-Half Charge Falls Short at No. 19/20 Texas A&M Senior guard Reese Morgan knocked down five three-pointers to finish with a game high 16 points Tuesday evening, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – after trailing No. 19/20 Texas A&M by 19 points in the first half and cutting its deficit to single digits in the second – fell inside Reed Arena, 82-63.
December 29, 2015 Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Reese Morgan After co-leading the Cal Poly men’s basketball program with 12 points and six rebounds during an 88-73 victory at UTSA on Dec. 22, Mustang senior guard Reese Morgan has been named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
December 21, 2015 | Football Where Are They Now: Catching Up with Linebacker Nick Dzubnar In the first installment of Cal Poly Alumni Spotlight sponsored by PODS, former Cal Poly standout Nick Dzubnar nears the end of his first season in the National Football League.
December 9, 2015 | General News Cal Poly Athletics and Block P Raise Money for Angel Tree Program The Cal Poly Athletics Department and Block P joined forces this year in an effort to raise money to purchase Christmas presents for kids whose families are unable to afford them through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.
December 21, 2015 | Football Cal Poly Sophomore Fullback Joe Protheroe Earns All-American Honor Cal Poly sophomore fullback Joe Protheroe has earned a spot on the STATS FCS All-American third team.
December 18, 2015 | Swimming & Diving Cal Poly Secures Five Event Wins, Falls to San Diego State The Cal Poly women's swimming program collected five event victories during a 161-108 defeat to San Diego State last Friday at Anderson Aquatic Center. Sophomore Lauren Pierce recorded a pair of individual wins on the 1-meter and 3-meter diving board for the Mustangs, who slipped to 1-2 overall in dual meets this season.
December 22, 2015 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Sprints Past UTSA for 88-73 Victory Senior guards Reese Morgan and David Nwaba, sophomore forward Luke Meikle and freshman forward Josh Martin each finished with 12 points to lead seven Mustangs in double-digit scoring figures Tuesday evening as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team defeated UTSA inside the Convocation Center, 88-73.
December 20, 2015 | Wrestling No Place Winners for Cal Poly in Reno Tournament of Champions Blake Kastl, Thomas Lane and Andrew Morgan all won three of five matches while competing in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday at the Reno Convention Center.
December 17, 2015 | Softball Cal Poly Softball Program Releases 2016 Schedule Highlighted by 14 games versus programs that helped comprise the 2015 NCAA Tournament field, the Cal Poly softball program announced its 2016 regular season schedule on Thursday afternoon.
December 10, 2015 | Football Eleven-Game Cal Poly Football Schedule for 2016 Announced Big Sky opponents Montana, UC Davis and Eastern Washington highlight the home portion of the 11-game 2016 Cal Poly football schedule announced Thursday by Mustang director of athletics Don Oberhelman and head football coach Tim Walsh.
December 20, 2015 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Opens Texas Swing with 80-74 Loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Five Mustangs finished in double digit scoring figures led by sophomore guard Taylor Sutlive's team high 12 points, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – after trailing by 10 points with seven minutes remaining and leading by two with three to play – fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi inside the American Bank Center on Sunday afternoon, 80-74.
December 17, 2015 | Men's Basketball Five in Double Figures, but Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Falls at USC Senior guard David Nwaba scored a team-leading 15 points and sophomores Taylor Sutlive and Luke Meikle added 13 apiece, but USC sank 12 three-pointers Thursday evening as the Cal Poly men's basketball program fell inside the Galen Center, 101-82.
December 12, 2015 | Women's Basketball Balbierz, Gilbert Ignite Fourth Straight Win for Cal Poly, 70-58 Over LMU Mustangs Go on 29-3 Second-Half Run in Comeback at Home
December 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Cal Poly Falls as Saint Mary’s Hits Record 19 Three-Pointers Sophomore forward Luke Meikle matched a career high with 18 points, but Saint Mary’s knocked down a program-record 19 three-pointers Monday evening as the Cal Poly men’s basketball team fell inside McKeon Pavilion, 93-63.
December 10, 2015 | Men's Soccer Minter Named to Senior CLASS Award Second Team One of the most accomplished performers in Cal Poly men’s soccer program history, midfielder Chase Minter added a final line to his Mustang resume Thursday morning in being named to the Senior CLASS Award All-America second team.
December 19, 2015 | Women's Basketball Cal Poly Edged on Road by CSU Bakersfield, 57-52
December 10, 2015 | Swimming & Diving Cootes, Diamond Named Splash Café Swimmers of the Month Following a series of personal bests, Top-5 finishes and program records, Cal Poly sophomores Bonnie Diamond and Zach Cootes were named the Splash Café Swimmers of the Month for November.