November 6, 2017 | Baseball
Challenging 57-Game Baseball Schedule for 2018 Season Released
A total of 16 games against 2017 NCAA Regional participants, a pair of homestands of at least seven games, 30 home games in all and four contests against Pac-12 schools (perhaps one more) highlight the 2018 Cal Poly baseball schedule announced Monday by Mustang director of athletics Don Oberhelman and 16th-year head coach Larry Lee.
December 9, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Falls to Fresno State, 83-63
Guard Deshon Taylor scored 21 points and led a quintet of double-digit scorers as Fresno State made 51 percent of its floor shots en route to an 83-63 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference men’s basketball game Saturday night inside Mott Athletics Center.
December 4, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Fields Continues to Lead Nation in Free Throw Percentage
When it comes to free throw perfection, no player among more than 4,000 in Division I this season outpaces Cal Poly junior guard Donovan Fields, who ranks first nationally with a perfect 1.000 (25-for-25) percent free throw mark.
December 5, 2017 | Women's Golf
Cal Poly Adds Two High School Recruits to Women’s Golf Program
Vanessa Wang, who led La Serna to a fifth-place state finish in 2016, and Maya Pugatch, who guided St. Francis of Mountain View to four West Catholic Athletic League titles, have signed the National Letter of Intent to continue their golf and academic careers at Cal Poly.
December 8, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: Hank Hollingsworth
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 Hank Hollingsworth is the featured Mustang for the program?s Saturday, Dec. 9 matchup versus Fresno State. Game time is 7 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
December 4, 2017
Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Donovan Fields
After scoring 17 points and producing a career-high 11 assists during the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s 91-81 home victory versus Pepperdine (Dec. 2), junior guard Donovan Fields has been named Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
December 2, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Uses Balanced Scoring Attack for 91-81 Victory Over Pepperdine
Junior point guard Donovan Fields tallied 17 points and a career-high 11 assists, the most in the Joe Callero Era, as Cal Poly withstood a Pepperdine rally midway through the second half for a 91-81 victory in a non-conference men’s basketball game Saturday night inside Mott Athletics Center.
December 2, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Postgame: Dec. 2 (Cal Poly 91, Pepperdine 81)
Head coach Joe Callero, junior guard Donovan Fields and sophomore forward Hank Hollingsworth react to the Cal Poly men's basketball team's 91-81 home victory versus Pepperdine (Dec. 2, 2017).
November 29, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Plays First of Four December Home Games Saturday at 7 p.m.
Playing just one game during a 13-day span and opening a stretch with four December home games for the first time in nine years, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program welcomes Pepperdine to Mott Athletics Center on Saturday, Dec. 2. Tip time is 7 p.m.
December 1, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: Mark Crowe
Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they’re featured on the cover. Freshman wing Mark Crowe is the featured Mustang for the program’s Saturday, Dec. 2 matchup versus Pepperdine. Game time is 7 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
November 27, 2017 | General News
CSU Bakersfield and UC San Diego to Join Big West Conference
The Big West Conference Board of Directors today announced the addition of California State University, Bakersfield and the University of California, San Diego as the 10th and 11th members of the Conference.
November 25, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Postgame: Nov. 25 (Idaho 75, Cal Poly 66)
Head coach Joe Callero addresses the media following the Cal Poly men's basketball program's 75-66 loss to Idaho to close the 40th annual and final Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 25, 2017).
November 24, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Falls in Great Alaska Shootout Semifinal on Late Three-Pointer
Junior guard Donovan Fields (above) scored a game high 20 points and senior guard Victor Joseph added 19 for the Cal Poly men's basketball program, but a three-pointer from Central Michigan guard Shawn Roundtree with 3.8 seconds to play Friday evening sent the Mustangs to a 56-53 loss in the Great Alaska Shootout semifinal round inside the Alaska Airlines Center.
November 21, 2017 | Men's Golf
Cal Poly's Scott Cartwright Recipient of Labron Harris Sr. Award
Scott Cartwright, hed men’s golf coach at Cal Poly for 17 years and a member of the Southern California PGA Section, has been named winner of the Labron Harris Sr. Award presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America in cooperation with The PGA of America.
November 24, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Postgame: Nov. 24 (Central Michigan 56, Cal Poly 53)
Head coach Joe Callero addresses the Alaska media following the Cal Poly men's basketball program's 56-53 loss to Central Michigan in the semifinals of the 40th annual Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 24, 2017).
November 23, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Faces Central Michigan in Great Alaska Shootout Semifinal Friday
With a spot in the final Great Alaska Shootout championship game on the line, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program faces first-time opponent Central Michigan in a winner’s bracket semifinal matchup on Friday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. AKST) inside Alaska Airlines Center.
November 22, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Tops College of Charleston 73-68 to Open Great Alaska Shootout
Senior guard Victor Joseph scored a team high 18 points and junior forward Kuba Niziol matched a career best with 15 after sinking all five of his three-point attempts as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opened the 40th annual and final edition of the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday afternoon with a 73-68 victory versus the College of Charleston inside the Alaska Airlines Center.
November 22, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Postgame: Nov. 22 (Cal Poly 73, College of Charleston 68)
Head coach Joe Callero and junior forward Kuba Niziol address the media following the Cal Poly men's basketball program's 73-68 victory versus the College of Charleston to open the 40th annual Great Alaska Shootout (Nov. 22, 2017). Video courtesy of Alaska-Anchorage Athletics Department.
November 22, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly Finishes ‘Disappointing’ Season With 10 Losses in 11 Games
The 2017 Cal Poly football team opened practice in July with high hopes, having qualified for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs a year ago. A total of 53 lettermen were back for another season of football, including five starters on offense and eight on defense from a squad that finished 7-5 overall with national rankings of No. 21 by the coaches and No. 24 by the media. By October, it was clear that the successes of the past few years, including four straight seasons with the No. 1 rushing offense in the FCS, were not going to be duplicated.
November 21, 2017 | Football
Jared Mohamed, Augustino Elisaia Earn All-Big Sky Conference Honors
Senior fullback Jared Mohamed is the lone Cal Poly football player to earn All-Big Sky Conference first-team honors for the 2017 season. Senior defensive tackle Augustino Elisaia landed on the second unit while four other Mustangs earned honorable mention praise.
November 18, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Fields Matches Career High with 23 as Cal Poly Tops Santa Clara, 63-59
Junior guard Donovan Fields matched a career high with 23 points – including eight of the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s final 10 on Saturday evening – as the Mustangs earned their first road victory of the season with a 63-59 triumph at Santa Clara.
November 15, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Colvey, New Zealand Fall Short in World Cup Qualifying Bid
With Kip Colvey seeking to become the first former Cal Poly men’s soccer player to appear in a FIFA World Cup, his native New Zealand Men’s National Team fell at Peru 2-0 Wednesday evening in the second leg of the OFC-CONMEBOL Inter-confederation playoff.
November 15, 2017 | Football
Kyle Lewis: ‘I Like the Pressure When My Name Is Called’
Kyle Lewis is the most athletic person on Cal Poly’s football team this year. His explosiveness is put on display every time he steps onto the field, burning defenses and scoring touchdowns. As a senior slot back, Lewis has a lot of opportunities to score and has been a big weapon for Cal Poly’s struggling offense.
November 15, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: Karlis Garoza
Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they’re featured on the cover. Freshman forward Karlis Garoza is the featured Mustang for the program’s Wednesday, Nov. 15 home opener versus Holy Names. Game time is 7 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
November 13, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly Wraps Up 2017 Football Season Saturday at Northern Colorado
Cal Poly (1-9, 1-6 Big Sky), which closed out the home portion of its 2017 football schedule with a 1-4 mark following a 49-14 loss to in-state rival Sacramento State, wraps up the campaign Saturday morning with a Big Sky Conference contest at Northern Colorado (2-7, 1-6 Big Sky) in a matchup of 11th-place teams at Nottingham Field (8,533). The winner could move up to ninth place while the loser finishes 12th.
November 13, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men's Basketball Food Drive Game - Wednesday, Nov. 15
Cal Poly men's basketball players Victor Joseph, Luke Meikle and Paulo Cruz promote the program's annual food drive game, scheduled this season for Wednesday, Nov. 15 versus Holy Names. Tip time inside Mott Athletics Center is 7 p.m.
November 12, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Second-Half Rally Comes Up Short for Mustangs at California
Junior guard Marcellus Garrick finished with a team leading 19 points on 5-for-5 three-point shooting Sunday afternoon, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – after trailing by as much 19 points early in the second half – dropped an 85-82 decision to California inside Haas Pavilion.
November 8, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Program Signs Two to National Letters of Intent
The Cal Poly men’s basketball program added future depth in both the frontcourt and backcourt Wednesday afternoon with the announcement from ninth-year head coach Joe Callero that 6-7 forward Daxton Carr (Pocatello, Idaho / Highland HS) and 6-3 guard Junior Ballard (Stockton, Calif. / Modesto Christian School) have each signed National Letters of Intent with anticipation of joining the Mustang program for the 2018-19 season.
November 10, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Second-Half Rally Falls Short as Cal Poly Drops Opener at Stanford
Junior guard Donovan Fields scored a team high 21 points during Friday’s 2017-18 season opener at Stanford, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program – after trailing by as much as 21 in the second half and trimming the deficit to as little as nine – ultimately dropped a 78-62 decision inside Maples Pavilion.
November 11, 2017 | Football
Sacramento State Rolls to 49-14 Big Sky Football Victory Over Cal Poly
Kevin Thomson, who missed the last three weeks due to injury, returned to the lineup and passed for 247 yards and three touchdowns to lead Sacramento State to a 49-14 Big Sky Conference football win over Cal Poly on Saturday night inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
November 6, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly to Host Sacramento State for Final Home Game of 2017 Season
Coming off its first victory of the 2017 season, Cal Poly (1-8, 1-5 Big Sky) continues Big Sky Conference play Saturday night with its final home game and Hats Off to Heroes contest against in-state rival Sacramento State (5-4, 4-2 Big Sky) inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075).
November 8, 2017 | Football
Mustang Defensive Tackle Jack Ferguson: 'The Mindset is Necessary'
Jack Ferguson has been a Cal Poly Football fan his whole life. As a San Luis Obispo native, Ferguson watched games since he was a little kid. He started playing football at the age of 8, and followed his dream and landed himself a spot on Cal Poly’s roster.
November 4, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly Celebrates Homecoming With 35-28 Win Over Portland State
Senior fullback Jared Mohamed rushed for 194 yards and two touchdowns while Mark Reza intercepted a pass in the final minute as Cal Poly celebrated Homecoming with its first victory of the 2017 season, defeating Portland State 35-28 on Saturday night inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
November 2, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Holds Off Cal State East Bay for 72-66 Exhibition Victory
Junior guard Marcellus Garrick, making his unofficial Mustang debut, came off the bench to score 18 points as Cal Poly defeated Cal State East Bay 72-66 in an exhibition men’s basketball game Thursday night inside Mott Athletics Center.
October 11, 2017 | Wrestling
Cal Poly Launches Wrestling Scholarship Fund
The Cal Poly wrestling program has officially launched its scholarship fund campaign. The Wrestling Scholarship Fund provides Cal Poly wrestling with additional scholarship support to reach the goal of becoming a fully-funded program per NCAA regulations. Scholarship gifts require a 5-year commitment to the specified amount, and can be used by the coaching staff immediately for recruitment and retention needs.
October 30, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly to Celebrate Homecoming Saturday Night Against Portland State
Cal Poly (0-8, 0-5 Big Sky), which despite its winless record has held a lead in four of the losses and either were leading in the fourth quarter or were within seven points in the final eight minutes of play on five occasions, continues conference play Saturday night with its Homecoming game against Portland State (0-8, 0-5 Big Sky) inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075).
October 28, 2017 | Men's Soccer
In Front of Nation’s Largest Crowd, Cal Poly Rolls Past UCSB, 4-1
Seniors Adam Olsen and Kaba Alkebulan both found the back of the UC Santa Barbara net in their final matches at Alex G. Spanos Stadium as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program, in front of a sellout crowd of 11,075 fans – the 14th largest regular season crowd figure in NCAA history and the largest crowd to see a collegiate match in 2017 – scored four unanswered goals to rout the Gauchos, 4-1.
October 2, 2017 | Football
2018 Cal Poly Football Schedule Features Six Home Games
The 2018 Cal Poly football schedule, released Monday by Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman and head football coach Tim Walsh, features six home games and a season-opening trip to five-time Football Championship Subdivision champion North Dakota State.
October 29, 2017 | Women's Golf
Cal Poly Finishes Second in Cal Poly Invitational
Santa Clara added three strokes to its first-round lead and captured the Cal Poly Invitational by nine strokes over Cal Poly on Sunday at Cypress Ridge Golf Course.
October 28, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Postmatch Highlights: Cal Poly 4, UC Santa Barbara 1
Postmatch highlights from the Cal Poly men's soccer program's 4-1 Blue-Green rivalry win versus UC Santa Barbara in front of a soldout crowd inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (Oct. 28, 2017).
October 26, 2017 | Football
Augustino Elisaia: Defensive Lineman is Big Man on Campus
Weighing in at 315 pounds, Augustino Elisaia is the biggest man on the Cal Poly football roster, and is probably the biggest man on Cal Poly’s campus. You can spot Elisaia on campus easily with his long hair, tribal tattoos, and most likely a smile on his face.
October 23, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly Heads to UC Davis Saturday for Battle of the Golden Horseshoe
Cal Poly (0-7, 0-4 Big Sky), which has dropped Big Sky games to Northern Arizona, Idaho State, Southern Utah and Weber State and has the school’s longest losing streak in over 50 years, continues conference play Saturday afternoon with the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe game against arch rival UC Davis (3-4, 1-3 Big Sky) inside Aggie Stadium (10,849) at Davis.
October 25, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Olsen Scores Team-Leading Fifth, but Cal Poly Falls Late to UC Davis
Senior defender Adam Olsen scored his team-leading fifth goal of 2017 Wednesday evening for the Cal Poly men’s soccer program, but a Mustang own goal with six minutes remaining in regulation allowed UC Davis to turn a one-goal deficit into a 2-1 victory inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 19, 2017 | Football
Joey Kuperman: A Strong Passion for Football
Joey Kuperman has more touches than any other Cal Poly football player in the past two years. The 6-1, 300-pound senior center is a leader on Cal Poly’s offensive line and is expected to start at center for the full 2017 season.
October 5, 2017 | Softball
Hyland Agrees to One-Year Deal with Chicago for 2018 Season
The Big West Conference’s all-time strikeout leader and a 2017 NFCA All-America second team selection, former Cal Poly softball righthander Sierra Hyland agreed to a one-year deal on Thursday to remain with National Pro Fastpitch franchise Chicago Bandits for the 2018 season.
October 21, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly Falls to No. 23 Weber State, 17-3
Quarterback Stefan Cantwell passed for two touchdowns and No. 23 Weber State forced four turnovers en route to a 17-3 victory over Cal Poly in a Big Sky Conference football game Saturday night before 9,324 inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 21, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Four Second-Half Sacramento State Goals Send Cal Poly to 5-1 Defeat
Senior defender Adam Olsen’s 43rd-minute penalty conversion leveled Saturday’s scoreline heading into halftime for the Cal Poly men’s soccer program, but Sacramento State scored four times without reply in the second half as the Mustangs fell at Hornet Field, 5-1.
October 18, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Topples Big West North Division Leader UC Davis in 92nd Minute
Five goals were scored during the final 18 minutes of action between the Cal Poly men’s soccer program and UC Davis on Wednesday afternoon, but it was junior forward Sean Goode’s team-leading fourth goal of 2017 that was the decisive blow as the Mustangs prevailed for a 3-2, overtime victory at Aggie Soccer Field.
October 16, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly to Host No. 23 Weber State for Big Sky Game Saturday Night
Cal Poly (0-6, 0-3 Big Sky), which has dropped Big Sky games to Northern Arizona, Idaho State and Southern Utah and has the school’s longest losing streak in over 50 years, continues conference play Saturday night with its Mustang Family Weekend game against No. 23 Weber State (4-2, 2-1 Big Sky) inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075).
October 14, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara Play Out Scoreless Draw in Front of 10,293
Junior goalkeeper Simon Boehme produced three saves Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program furthered its unbeaten run at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium to a fourth straight year with a scoreless draw in front of 10,293 fans – the 21st largest crowd figure in NCAA regular season history.
October 13, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: Jared Rice
Cal Poly men’s basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they’re featured on the cover. Freshman guard Jared Rice is the featured Mustang for the program’s annual Green versus Gold intrasquad game on Saturday, Oct. 14. Game time is 4:30 p.m. inside Mott Athletics Center.
October 11, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Falls in Overtime to Sacramento State, 3-2
First-half goals from senior defender Adam Olsen and junior forward Sean Goode provided the Cal Poly men’s soccer program a brief lead Wednesday evening versus Sacramento State, but the Hornets found the equalizer in the 69th minute and the match winner in the 105th as the Mustangs dropped a 3-2 decision inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 5, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Early Deficit Sends Cal Poly to 3-1 Defeat at UC Irvine
Junior forward Jared Pressley became the eighth different Mustang to find the back of the opposition net in 2017, but the Cal Poly men’s soccer program couldn’t bridge an early two-goal deficit and dropped a 3-1 decision to UC Irvine inside Anteater Stadium on Thursday afternoon.
October 2, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly Continues Big Sky Schedule Saturday Night at Southern Utah
Cal Poly (0-5, 0-2 Big Sky), which has dropped Big Sky games to Northern Arizona and Idaho State and has the school’s longest losing streak since the beginning of the 21st century, continues conference play Saturday night against Southern Utah (2-2, 0-1 Big Sky) at Eccles Coliseum (8,500) at Cedar City, Utah.
September 30, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Winning Streak Halted by Early Cal State Fullerton Penalty
A 25th-minute penalty from Cal State Fullerton midfielder Diego Sanchez stood as the difference Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program – despite producing 11 second-half shots and placing four attempts on target in the final 16 minutes – couldn’t produce an equalizer and saw a five-match winning streak snapped inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 28, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Begins Big West Play with Fifth Straight Victory
Senior forward Kaba Alkebulan opened the scoring Thursday evening, junior forward Jose Rivera found the match-winning goal 10 minutes from full time and senior forward Tyler Savitsky capped the Cal Poly men’s soccer team’s 3-1 Big West Conference-opening victory with an 87th-minute goal as the Mustangs matched a program record with their fifth straight win.
September 25, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Runs Win Streak to Four Straight with 3-1 Victory versus Portland
Senior forward Kaba Alkebulan and junior forward Sean Goode notched first-half goals and senior forward Adam Olsen added a second-half penalty Monday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program furthered its winning streak to four-straight matches for the first time in three seasons with a 3-1 triumph versus Portland inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 23, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Ibarra’s 84th-Minute Header Lifts Cal Poly to Third Straight Win
An 84th-minute headed goal by freshman forward Bryan Ibarra accounted for the difference Saturday afternoon as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program secured its third successive 1-0 victory by edging Cal State Bakersfield at Paso Robles Horse Park.
September 20, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Opens Home Stand versus Cal State Bakersfield, Portland
Seeking its first three-match winning streak in two years, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program opens a four-game home stand and completes Big West Conference preparations when hosting Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Portland on Monday, Sept. 25. Saturday’s match versus Cal State Bakersfield (2-4-0) will kick off at 11 a.m. at Paso Robles Horse Park (Paso Robles, Calif.) before Cal Poly (2-4-0) returns to Alex G. Spanos Stadium on Monday to face Portland (4-2-0) at 7 p.m.
September 18, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Boehme Earns First Career Big West Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Two days after chalking up three saves during a 1-0 victory at San Diego State to record his second successive clean sheet, Cal Poly men’s soccer junior goalkeeper Simon Boehme earned his first career Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor.
September 18, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly to Open Big Sky Schedule Saturday by Hosting Northern Arizona
Cal Poly (0-3, 0-0 Big Sky), whose fourth-quarter rallies against Colgate and San Jose State fell short and extended No. 21 Northern Iowa into overtime before falling, opens Big Sky Conference play Saturday night with its Hall of Fame Game against Northern Arizona (0-2, 0-0 Big Sky) inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium (11,075).
September 16, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Early Olsen Header Hands Cal Poly 1-0 Triumph at San Diego State
Senior forward Adam Olsen’s 14th minute headed goal stood as the difference Saturday evening as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program produced its first non-conference road victory in nearly two years with a 1-0 triumph versus San Diego State at the SDSU Sports Deck.
September 10, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Carroll Goal Hands Cal Poly Men’s Soccer 1-0 Win in Home Opener
Junior defender Nick Carroll’s first career goal in his 34th collegiate match was the difference Sunday afternoon for the Cal Poly men’s soccer program as the Mustangs produced a 1-0, home-opening victory versus Saint Mary’s inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 9, 2017 | Football
Despite Four TD Passes by Jenkins, Cal Poly Falls to Northern Iowa in OT
Cal Poly rallied from a 14-point deficit with two touchdowns in the final 125 seconds of regulation to force overtime, but two illegal procedure penalties stymied the Mustangs on their drive as Northern Iowa posted a 45-38 victory Saturday afternoon in the UNI-Dome.
September 5, 2017
Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Torrey Van Winden
After being named to the all-tournament team at the Washington/Seattle Tournament, helping the Mustang volleyball team to a 2-1 record at the tournament and six votes in week two of the AVCA National Top 25 poll, Torrey Van Winden has been named the Big West Conference Player of the Week and the Coca-Cola overall Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
September 4, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly to Visit Northern Iowa for Final Non-Conference Game Saturday
Cal Poly (0-2, 0-0 Big Sky Conference), whose fourth-quarter rallies against Colgate and San Jose State fell short and has fallen out of the top 25 in both the media and coaches polls, plays its final non-conference game of the 2017 football season Saturday afternoon with a matchup against No. 21 Northern Iowa (0-1, 0-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference) on the new AstroTurf artificial playing surface inside the UNI-Dome (16,234).
September 4, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Early Penalty Sends Cal Poly to 1-0 Defeat at No. 6 Maryland
Cal Poly men’s soccer junior goalkeeper Simon Boehme chalked up seven saves Monday evening, but Maryland forward Gordon Wild converted a 26th-minute penalty as the Terrapins scratched out a 1-0 win against the Mustangs at Ludwig Field.
September 2, 2017 | Football
San Jose State Takes Advantage of Three Cal Poly Fumbles for 34-13 Win
Montel Aaron relieved starter Josh Love early in the second quarter, threw three touchdown passes, and San Jose State turned two of Cal Poly’s three lost fumbles into touchdowns en route to a 34-13 victory on a hot 107-degree Saturday afternoon in CEFCU Stadium.
September 1, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Goode Hits First Cal Poly Goal, but Mustangs Fall at Georgetown, 3-1
Junior forward Sean Goode’s first Cal Poly goal halved Georgetown’s lead midway through the first period Friday afternoon, but two goals from junior sophomore forward Achara inside the opening 21 minutes placed the Hoyas in front from the start as the Mustang men’s soccer program dropped a 3-1 decision at Shaw Field.
August 28, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Releases 30-Game Regular Season Schedule
Featuring 11 matchups versus NCAA Tournament and NIT qualifiers from a year ago, December home games versus Fresno State, defending Ivy League champion Princeton and Pepperdine and a Nov. 22-25 visit to the final edition of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program released its 30-game regular season schedule on Monday afternoon.
August 9, 2017 | Women's Basketball
Cal Poly Women's Basketball Announces 2017-18 Schedule
Cal Poly is set to return 12 letterwinners, including a duo of all-conference honorees in Dynn and Lynn Leaupepe, twins set to enter their senior years both ranked in the top 25 in school history in career scoring.
August 28, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly to Visit San Jose State on Saturday for First Time Since 2009
Cal Poly (0-1, 0-0 Big Sky), whose rally from a 20-0 deficit fell short in the final minute at the Colgate 22-yard line in a season-opening 20-14 loss and ranked No. 23 in both the STATS media and FCS coaches preseason polls, plays its first road game of the 2017 football season Saturday afternoon with a non-conference matchup against Football Bowl Subdivision member and former California Collegiate Athletic Association rival San Jose State (0-1, 0-0 Mountain West) on the new AstroTurf artificial playing surface at CEFCU Stadium (30,456).
August 28, 2017
Coca-Cola Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Adlee Van Winden
After earning Tournament MVP honors at the Northern Illinois Holiday Inn Invitational, helping the Mustang volleyball team to three consecutive sweeps along with 14 votes in the AVCA National Top 25 poll, Adlee Van Winden has been named both the Big West Conference Player of the Week and the Coca-Cola overall Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week.
August 26, 2017 | Football
Colgate Scores First 20 Points of Game and Holds on to Beat Cal Poly
Colgate built a 20-0 lead in the first 40 minutes and held on to upset No. 23 Cal Poly 20-14 in a season-opening Week Zero college football game Saturday afternoon before 8,428 inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium and a national television audience on ESPNU.
August 17, 2017 | Track & Field
Cal Poly Track and Field Facility Renovations Underway
Construction, which broke ground in July, is part of the comprehensive project to reshape the southeast corner of campus from Longview Lane to Grand Avenue, adjacent to the 435,000 square-foot student housing site set to debut in the summer of 2018 in order to accommodate 1,475 new students.
August 18, 2017 | Cross Country
Bayley Promoted to Head Women's Cross Country Coach at Cal Poly
The 2015 team won the championship with a score of 39 points (20 ahead of UC Santa Barbara for the squad’s largest margin of victory at the event since 2001) before the 2016 team won with 27 points (45 up on UC Davis) for the largest margin of victory throughout the entire conference since 2006.
August 22, 2017 | Wrestling
Cal Poly Releases 2017-18 Wrestling Schedule
The 2017-18 Cal Poly wrestling schedule, released Tuesday by head coach Jon Sioredas and director of athletics Don Oberhelman, includes just three home matches, but four other events in the state of California.
August 21, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly to Open 2017 Season by Hosting Colgate on Saturday (ESPNU)
Cal Poly, armed with 13 returning starters -- five on offense and eight on defense -- and ranked No. 23 in both the STATS media and FCS coaches preseason polls, opens its 2017 football season Saturday afternoon with a nationally televised non-conference Week Zero game against Patriot League member Colgate.
August 17, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Enriquez Named to Big West Preseason Team as Cal Poly Selected Third
Sophomore midfielder Christian Enriquez earned a spot on the Big West Preseason All-Conference Team Thursday afternoon as the Cal Poly men's soccer program was selected for a third-place finish in the Big West North Division standings following the release of the annual coaches poll.
August 8, 2017 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Selected Second in Big West Preseason Coaches Poll
Returning nine letterwinners and three all-conference selections from a 2016 squad that won 18 matches, the Cal Poly volleyball program was selected for a second-place finish in the Big West standings this season following the Wednesday release of the conference preseason coaches poll.
August 4, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Begins Preseason Camp on Wednesday
Sixteen days out from the Cal Poly men's soccer program's Friday, Aug. 25 season-opening matchup versus Indiana, the Mustangs will begin their 2017 preseason training camp on Wednesday morning.
August 7, 2017 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Begins 2017 Preparations on Tuesday
Returning three All-Big West Conference selections from a 2016 squad that produced 18 victories, the Cal Poly volleyball program opens its preseason camp for the 2017 season on Tuesday afternoon.
July 29, 2017 | Football
Cal Poly Wraps Up First Week of 2017 Fall Football Camp
Cal Poly's Fall Camp opened in July for the first time in program history and the 95 players will endure some pain for nearly five weeks instead of four prior to the season opener, but they will not have to endure any two-a-day practice sessions, outlawed by the NCAA a few months ago.
July 27, 2017 | Women's Volleyball
Walters Promoted to Cal Poly Volleyball Associate Head Coach
Caroline Walters will begin her ninth season as a member of the Cal Poly volleyball coaching staff with a new title as sixth-year head coach Sam Crosson announced Friday that Walters has been promoted to associate head coach.
July 25, 2017 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Adds Maggie Eppright as Volunteer Assistant
Sixth-year Cal Poly volleyball head coach Sam Crosson rounded off his coaching staff for the 2017 season on Tuesday with the announcement that former Fresno State standout libero and San Luis Obispo native Maggie Eppright has joined the program as a volunteer assistant.
July 21, 2017 | Baseball
Mustangs in the Pros: Torres Hitting Streak Snapped; Van Gansen to AAA
Nick Torres stretched his hitting streak to 21 games before it was snapped earlier this week, Peter Van Gansen was elevated to Triple-A El Paso this week, Zack Zehner belted two home runs earlier this week and Brian Mundell's batting average in Double-A is back above the .300 mark.
July 20, 2017 | Men's Soccer
International Summer Runs Come to Close for Former Mustangs
A month after former Cal Poly men's soccer defender Kip Colvey (2012-15) became the first Mustang to appear in a FIFA tournament during June's FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, former Mustang midfielder Junior Burgos (2009-10) completed his summer run as a member of the El Salvador Men's National Team on Wednesday evening as his squad was eliminated from CONCACAF Gold Cup play by the United States, 2-0.
July 17, 2017 | Football
Big Sky to Air All Live-Streamed Events for Free on Pluto TV This Season
The Big Sky Conference, a NCAA Division I Conference spread across the western United States, on Monday announced a partnership with Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America. As a part of the deal, Big Sky Conference will air all of its live-streamed sports events on Pluto TV for free, including most football games this fall.
July 14, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Adds Arizona Transfer Paulo Cruz
The Cal Poly men's basketball program finalized its roster for the 2017-18 season Friday morning with the announcement from ninth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-4 junior wing Paulo Cruz has completed his transfer from Arizona.
July 14, 2017 | Baseball
Mustangs in the Pros: Zehner All-Star MVP; Torres' Streak Reaches 17
Former Cal Poly outfielder Zack Zehner was named Most Valuable Player of the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday as his two-run sixth-inning single snapped a 1-1 tie and sparked the East to a 7-1 win over the West at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, New Hampshire.
June 25, 2017 | Track & Field
Cal Poly Grad Day-Monroe Advances to IAAF World Championships
She tallied 6,421 points over the weekend, and will join teammates Kendell Williams and Erica Bougard in England. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will welcome the world from Aug. 4-13, with the heptathlon scheduled for Aug. 5-6.
June 19, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Releases 18-Match 2017 Schedule
With one-third of its 18 regular season matches set against opponents that qualified for last year's NCAA Championship, the Cal Poly men's soccer program released its 2017 schedule on Monday afternoon.
June 17, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Colvey Makes History; New Zealand Drops Confederations Cup Opener
Former Cal Poly men's soccer defender Kip Colvey became the first Mustang to appear in a FIFA tournament on Saturday after starting for his native New Zealand and playing the first 82 minutes of the FIFA Confederations Cup opening match versus host Russia. The All Whites, however, dropped a 2-0 decision inside Krestovsky Stadium.
June 21, 2017 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Adds Davie Carmichael as Volunteer Assistant
Third-year Cal Poly men's soccer head coach Steve Sampson rounded off his managerial staff for the 2017 season on Wednesday with the announcement that former Buffalo head coach Davie Carmichael has joined the Mustang program as a volunteer assistant.
May 1, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Announces Four Summer Camps
With the first of the Cal Poly men’s basketball team’s four summer camps just seven weeks away, the Mustang program recently announced its full slate of camps and clinics for 2017.
June 7, 2017 | Softball
Cal Poly Softball to Break Ground on Enhanced Hitting Area
The Cal Poly softball program will debut a new covered batting cage and enhanced hitting area for the 2018 season as the Mustang Athletics Department will break ground later this summer at Bob Janssen Field on a project that will include five total batting cages, a revised bullpen and increased storage.
June 6, 2017 | Baseball
Alex McKenna, Spencer Howard Earn Top Mustang Team Awards
Cal Poly sophomore center fielder Alex McKenna earned the Cal Poly baseball team's Ozzie Smith Most Valuable Player Award for 2017 while redshirt sophomore right-hander Spencer Howard captured the Mike Krukow Outstanding Pitcher Award.
May 31, 2017 | Softball
Hyland Caps Career with Selection to NFCA All-America Second Team
A week after concluding her final, historic and record-setting season as a member of the Cal Poly softball program, righthander Sierra Hyland became the first Mustang in eight years and just the fourth player in program history to earn NFCA Division I All-America praise.
May 31, 2017 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Adds Guard Jared Rice; Set to Open Season at Pac-12 Foes
The Cal Poly men's basketball program solidified its backcourt play for coming seasons on Wednesday afternoon with the announcement from ninth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that guard Jared Rice (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic HS) has been admitted to the university and will join the team for the 2017-18 season.
May 26, 2017 | Baseball
Cal Poly Clinches Big West Series Against UC Riverside With 5-0 Shutout
Michael Sanderson and Nick Meyer jumpstarted Cal Poly's offense with back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning and Spencer Howard pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings for his eighth win as Cal Poly clinched its Big West Conference baseball series against UC Riverside with a 5-0 victory Friday night before 1,505 inside Baggett Stadium.
May 11, 2017 | General News
Cal Poly Earns Top Marks Once Again in Academic Progress Rate Scores
Six Cal Poly intercollegiate athletics teams posted perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate scores during the 2015-16 academic year and 14 squads registered improvements in their four-year rate scores. Three others maintained their four-year rate scores of a year ago.
May 27, 2017 | Baseball
Cal Poly Suffers 1st Senior Day Loss in 8 Years, Falling to UC Riverside 4-0
Held scoreless for the first 24 innings this weekend, UC Riverside finally broke through for a run in the seventh inning on a solo home run by AJ Sawyer and went on to beat Cal Poly 4-0 in the final game of the 2017 baseball season for both teams Saturday afternoon before 1,580 inside Baggett Stadium.
May 25, 2017 | Baseball
Uelmen Tosses Six-Hit Shutout as Cal Poly Defeats UC Riverside 1-0
Junior right-hander Erich Uelmen shattered his career high with 12 strikeouts and tossed a six-hit shutout as Cal Poly defeated UC Riverside 1-0 in a Big West Conference baseball series opener Thursday night before 1,364 inside Baggett Stadium.
May 22, 2017 | Softball
Hyland Throws Perfect Game, but Cal Poly Eliminated from NISC
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 10 Weber State hitters to complete her third career perfect game Monday evening as the Cal Poly softball program opened NISC Championship Round loser’s bracket action with a 9-0, six-inning, elimination-game victory versus Weber State. Playing consecutive games against elimination, however, Cal Poly saw its postseason run come to a close with a 3-0 loss in the loser’s bracket semifinal to host program Liberty.
May 21, 2017 | Baseball
Cal Poly Completes Blue-Green Rivalry Series Sweep Against UCSB, 9-2
Designated hitter Elijah Skipps belted a pair of three-run home runs, shortstop Kyle Marinconz added a two-run shot and southpaw Trent Shelton pitched six solid innings for his first Mustang victory as Cal Poly completed a sweep of its three-game Big West Conference and Blue-Green Rivalry series against UC Santa Barbara with a 9-2 triumph Sunday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
May 18, 2017 | Softball
Hyland Tosses One-Hitter as Cal Poly Claims NISC Region 1 Title
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland pitched a complete-game, one-hitter with six strikeouts Thursday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program advanced to the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship postseason tournament final round by topping Nevada 3-0 in the Pacific-hosted Region 1 title game.
May 20, 2017 | Baseball
Cal Poly Clinches Blue-Green Rivalry Series Against UCSB With 7-4 Victory
Scott Ogrin and Kevin Morgan combined for five runs and seven RBI while Spencer Howard pitched eight innings for his seventh win as Cal Poly clinched its Blue-Green Rivalry baseball series at UC Santa Barbara with a come-from-behind 7-4 victory Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
May 19, 2017 | Baseball
Cal Poly Breezes to 11-2 Victory Over UCSB in Big West Series Opener
Junior right-hander Erich Uelmen scattered five hits over eight-plus innings for his third victory of the season as Cal Poly opened its Blue-Green Rivalry and Big West Conference baseball series at UC Santa Barbara with an 11-2 victory Friday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
May 18, 2017 | Softball
Hyland, Chalmers Make History with NFCA All-West Region Praise
One day after earning six individual All-Big West Conference honors, the Cal Poly softball program saw senior righthander Sierra Hyland named to the NFCA All-West Region first team on Thursday while junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers earned second team recognition.
May 16, 2017 | Men's Tennis
Carless and Pang Earn ITA Honors
Men’s tennis head coach Nick Carless was named the Wilson ITA Coach of the Year, while senior Corey Pang was named the ITA Most Improved Player, announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association on Monday.
May 19, 2017 | Softball
Cal Poly Opens NISC Championship Round Sunday versus Lamar at 1 p.m.
The Cal Poly softball program failed to concede a run and allowed just seven hits in wrapping up the National Invitational Softball Championship Region 1 title in three victories and the Mustangs continue their postseason run at the May 21-24, double-elimination NISC Championship Round in Lynchburg, Va.
May 17, 2017 | Softball
Hyland Named Big West Pitcher of the Year; Six Named All-Big West
Highlighted by senior righthander Sierra Hyland's second career Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year honor, six Cal Poly softball players earned All-Big West praise following the Wednesday morning distribution of year-end conference awards.
May 17, 2017 | Softball
Cal Poly Edges Nevada 1-0 to Advance to NISC Region 1 Championship
Junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers struck out seven Nevada hitters Wednesday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball program advanced to the Region 1 title game of the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship postseason tournament with a 1-0 victory against Nevada at Pacific's Bill Simoni Field.
May 16, 2017 | Softball
Cal Poly Opens NISC with 7-0 Victory versus Pacific
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game, four-hitter to record her 36th career shutout and became just the third player in program history to reach 200 career hits as the Cal Poly softball program earned its first postseason victory in eight years Tuesday evening with the Mustangs opening the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championships postseason tournament and Region 1 play with a 7-0 victory versus host Pacific.
May 15, 2017 | Softball
Cal Poly Opens Inaugural NISC Tuesday versus Pacific at 7 p.m.
An at-large selection for the inaugural 28-team National Invitational Softball Championships, the Cal Poly softball program makes its return to postseason play after an eight-year hiatus at the double-elimination, May 16-18, Region 1 tournament, hosted by Pacific at Bill Simoni Field. Cal Poly (34-19), having posted the program's highest win total in eight seasons, opens Region 1 action versus West Coast Conference runner-up Pacific (27-24) on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
May 14, 2017 | Softball
Cal Poly Accepts Bid to National Invitational Softball Championships
The Cal Poly softball program will make its return to the postseason after an eight-year hiatus with the Sunday evening announcement that Mustangs have accepted an invitation to compete in the inaugural National Invitational Softball Championship. Cal Poly will open Region 1 play on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. versus Pacific, which is hosting one of six postseason regionals.
May 13, 2017 | Softball
Hyland Throws One-Hitter, Chalmers Tosses Two-Hitter as Cal Poly Splits
Senior righthander Sierra Hyland kept UC Riverside hitless for seven and one-third innings Saturday afternoon and the Cal Poly softball program pushed across two runs in the top of the eighth inning to close its 53-game regular season schedule with a 2-0 victory versus UC Riverside. The Mustangs, however, settled for a split as – despite a two-hitter from junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers – the Mustangs dropped a 2-0 decision during game No. 1.
May 12, 2017 | Baseball
Single by Meyer Lifts Cal Poly to 6-5 Walk-Off Win Over CSUN
Nick Meyer's third career walk-off hit, a single down the left-field line, scored Alex McKenna from second base as Cal Poly defeated CSUN 6-5 in the opener of a three-game Big West Conference baseball series Friday night before 1,383 inside Baggett Stadium.
May 10, 2017 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Host CSUN for Big West Baseball Series This Weekend
Cal Poly (21-26, 9-6 Big West), which suffered its first Big West series loss of the year last weekend but still has won 13 of its last 23 games after an 8-16 start to the 2017 season, plays six of its last nine games, all Big West contests, at home, beginning with CSUN (24-25, 10-8 Big West) inside Baggett Stadium (cap.: 2,800) in a matchup of the third-place and fourth-place teams in the conference.
May 9, 2017 | Women's Soccer
Cal Poly Women's Soccer Wraps Up Spring With Awards At Banquet
After an initial spring exhibition date at Westmont was rained out on April 8, Cal Poly scrimmaged at Santa Clara, vs. the Cal Poly Club Team, at Fresno State and hosted Fresno City College from April 23-May 6, going a combined 2-1-1.
May 6, 2017 | Baseball
Dropped Third Strike Helps Cal Poly Defeat No. 8 Long Beach State, 6-3
A dropped third strike with two outs and one runner on base in the seventh inning allowed Cal Poly to extend the inning and the Mustangs scored three times to shatter a 2-2 tie en route to a 6-3 victory over No. 8 Long Beach State in a Big West Conference baseball game Saturday afternoon at Blair Field.
May 6, 2017 | Softball
Chalmers Tosses Four-Hitter as Cal Poly Splits Regular Season Home Finales
Junior righthander Lindsay Chalmers tossed a complete-game, four-hitter with five strikeouts Saturday evening as the Cal Poly softball program closed its 2017 regular season home schedule at Bob Janssen Field with a 2-1, come-from-behind victory versus Hawai'i. The Mustangs, however, dropped Saturday's doubleheader opener 9-2 despite freshman righthander Steffi Best tossing five and one-third innings of relief without allowing an earned run.
May 5, 2017 | Softball
Convissar Home Run Helps Hand Cal Poly 3-2 Series-Opening Win
Junior center fielder Chelsea Convissar's team-leading third home run of 2017 provided the Cal Poly softball program the go-ahead runs Friday evening and senior righthander Sierra Hyland struck out four Hawai'i hitters as the Mustangs opened a three-game series with a 4-2 victory at Bob Janssen Field.
May 1, 2017 | Softball
Mustang Minute: Softball Senior Courtney Tyler
Mustang Minute, which features interviews with Cal Poly student-athletes and runs each Monday, puts the spotlight on softball senior left fielder Courtney Tyler.