March 25, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Swept by No. 67 Portland in Oregon
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team was defeated by 67th-ranked Portland on Wednesday afternoon, 7-0 at the Louisiana Pacific Tennis Center in Portland, Oregon. Sophomore Emily Gibbens (pictured) forced a tiebreaker against Portland’s Maja Mladenovic in the opening set at No. 2 singles, but was eventually outlasted (7-6 (5), 6-2).
March 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Mustangs Battle Portland and Seattle in Pair of Midweek Matches
Cal Poly (3-9) seeks its first win away from San Luis Obispo this week after ousting Idaho, 4-3 on March 17. Portland will host Cal Poly on Wednesday, while Thursday’s affair with Seattle is a scheduled neutral site matchup.
March 23, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 65 Mustangs Grab Indoor Victory Over Boise State, 5-2
Highlighted by three consecutive singles victories from the third through fifth positions, the Cal Poly men’s tennis team defeated Boise State, 5-2 at the Boas Tennis Centeron Monday afternoon in Boise, Idaho. The Mustangs picked up their third win over the last five matches and improved to 10-7 overall.
March 23, 2015 | Baseball
Dartmouth Goes 1-8 on California Trip With 7-1 Win Over Cal Poly
Right-hander Duncan Robinson allowed just one run over eight innings and Dartmouth broke up a scoreless pitchers’ duel with seven runs in the sixth and seventh frames for a 7-1 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference baseball game Monday night in Baggett Stadium.
March 23, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Lassiter Named to United States Men’s National Team U-23 Training Camp
Former Cal Poly men's soccer winger and 2013 Big West Conference All-Freshman team honoree Ari Lassiter was recently one of 18 players called up to the United States Men's National Team U-23 squad's training camp ahead of friendlies against Bosnia-Herzegovina (Friday, March 27) and Denmark (Tuesday, March 31).
March 22, 2015 | Baseball
The Larry Lee Radio Show on ESPN 1280 to Return March 30
With the Cal Poly baseball team hosting Dartmouth at 6 p.m. Monday, the Larry Lee Radio Show on ESPN 1280 will take a week-long hiatus and return at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30. As always, the broadcast will air from Charlie’s Place in San Luis Obispo and will feature the Cal Poly baseball head coach.
March 20, 2015 | Softball
Mustang Softball Team Sweeps Friday Doubleheader from Buffalo
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game, two-hitter with five strikeouts and compiled three RBI – including her first home run of 2015 – as the Cal Poly softball program opened a Friday doubleheader versus Buffalo at Bob Janssen Field with an 8-0, six-inning triumph. Cal Poly then completed the sweep in game No. 2 as freshman righthander Lindsey Chalmers and Hyland combined to hold Buffalo to six hits in a 4-2 victory.
March 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball
Cal Poly Produces Seventh Straight Top 3 Finish in Big West Conference
It brought head coach Faith Mimnaugh's conference winning percentage since 2008-09 to .702. Of the 33 Division I head coaches on the West Coast, only Stanford's Tara VanDerveer has accumulated a higher percentage with the same program during that time period.
March 18, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Host No. 8 USC for Three-Game Weekend Series
Defending Big West baseball champion Cal Poly (6-11), which has split its last 10 games after a 1-6 start, continues an eight-game home stand with a three-game weekend series against 12-time NCAA national champion and No. 8-ranked Southern California (17-4) in Baggett Stadium.
March 19, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Team Announces 2015 Spring Schedule
Highlighted by a Saturday, April 11 home matchup versus defending Pac-12 Conference champion Stanford and a Saturday, April 18 visit to 2014 West Coast Conference runner-up San Francisco, the Cal Poly men's soccer program announced its five-match spring schedule on Thursday morning.
March 19, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Mustangs Host No. 71 Hawai'i as Big West Play Resumes
Freshman Molly Reed has also been impressive in singles lately, with two consecutive victories at the third position. Reed remains undefeated at No. 3 singles this season (2-0) and downed Idaho’s Rita Bermudez (7-5, 6-2) in her most recent outing.
March 17, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 65 Cal Poly Travels to Idaho for Sunday and Monday Clashes
Winners in six of their past nine matches, the 65th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team travels to Boise, Idaho for matches at noon Sunday against Arizona and 3 p.m. Monday, March 23 at Boise State at the Appleton Tennis Center. Two of Cal Poly’s last three losses have witnessed a seventh set, including a 4-3 defeat to No. 47 SMU last Saturday.
March 15, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Earns Split of Four-Game Sacramento State Series With 6-4 Win
Junior first baseman Brian Mundell, in his first start in three weeks, produced his second career two-homer game while sophomore right-hander Justin Calomeni pitched six scoreless innings as Cal Poly defeated Sacramento State 6-4 on a warm Sunday afternoon at Baggett Stadium.
March 16, 2015
Sand Volleyball Wraps Program’s First Home Series Against No. 10 Arizona
The Cal Poly sand volleyball team concluded the program’s initial home stand against the No. 10 Arizona Wildcats during a pairs tournament on Sunday in Pismo Beach. Arizona’s senior duo of Madi Kingdon and Kaitlyn Leary polished off an unbeaten run against Cal Poly this weekend with three consecutive victories to capture the tournament championship.
March 15, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Edged by No. 16 Minnesota, Host Bulldogs at Fresno State Classic
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland struck out six in a complete-game, five-hit effort versus No. 16 Minnesota, but the Golden Gophers scratched out the decisive run in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs fell, 1-0. Cal Poly then closed play at the Fresno State Classic with a 4-1 loss to the host Bulldogs at Margie Wright Diamond.
March 14, 2015
Cal Poly Falls to No. 10 Arizona in Program’s Home Debut
Hosting the program’s inaugural home event, the Cal Poly sand volleyball team fell to No. 10 Arizona on Saturday afternoon in Pismo Beach, 5-0. The opening segment of the two-day event featured a team dual competition against the Wildcats, who improved to 4-0 overall this season.
March 14, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Outlasts Idaho, 4-3 on Scorching Afternoon at Mustang Courts
Amidst 90-degree temperatures and blazing sunshine, the Cal Poly women’s tennis team defeated Idaho, 4-3 at Mustang Courts on Saturday afternoon. With several familiar faces back in the Mustang lineup, Cal Poly improved to 2-9 overall this season with its first victory since Jan. 25.
March 13, 2015 | Baseball
Sacramento State Hands Cal Poly Third Shutout of Season, 2-0
Sacramento State scored a pair of unearned runs in the fourth inning and Brennan Leitao and Chad Perry made them stand up, combining on a three-hit shutout for a 2-0 victory over Cal Poly on Friday night in Baggett Stadium.
March 13, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 54 Cal Poly Edged by No. 47 SMU, 4-3
Friday afternoon’s match featured everything a nationally ranked clash should possess – three ties and four lead changes – as the 54th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team was outlasted by 47th-ranked SMU at Mustang Courts, 4-3. Cal Poly held two leads during the marathon battle, but SMU clinched the match with a win at No. 6 singles – which ultimately was decided on a tiebreak.
March 13, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Softball Team Outlasts South Dakota State for 11-8 Win
Having equaled South Dakota State's run total in the first, second and third innings on Friday afternoon, the Cal Poly softball team eventually utilized a three-run triple from sophomore second baseman Ashley Tornio in the sixth inning to open the Fresno State Classic with an 11-8 victory at Margie Wright Diamond.
March 10, 2015
Sand Volleyball Hosts Arizona in Program’s Inaugural Home Match
In only its second season of action, the Cal Poly sand volleyball team hosts Arizona at 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday in Pismo Beach. On Saturday, the Mustangs and Wildcats will compete in a team dual competition, while Sunday’s clash features a pair’s tournament.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Edged in Big West Tournament Quarterfinals, 54-50
Junior Brian Bennett scored a game-leading 20 points, but the seventh-seeded Cal Poly men’s basketball program – looking to make a fourth successive Big West Conference Tournament semifinal appearance – was edged late by Blue-Green rival and No. 2 UC Santa Barbara on Thursday evening inside the Honda Center, 54-50.
March 12, 2015 | Baseball
Bernstein, Zehner Lead Cal Poly to 6-2 Win Over Sacramento State
Freshman right-hander Andrew Bernstein scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings for his third win and Zack Zehner belted a two-run home run, his third of the season, as Cal Poly opened a four-game non-conference series against Sacramento State with a 6-2 victory Thursday night in Baggett Stadium.
March 11, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Host Sacramento State for Four-Game Weekend Series
Defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal Poly (4-9), which claimed its first series win of the season by taking two of three games at Pacific last weekend, opens an eight-game home stand with a four-game series against 2014 San Luis Obispo regional participant Sacramento State (8-6) in Baggett Stadium.
March 9, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Travels to San Jose State on Tuesday to Cap Road Trip
Defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal Poly (4-8), which claimed its first series win of the season by taking two of three games at Pacific last weekend, visits San Jose State (5-10) for a non-conference game Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Bennett Earns All-Big West Conference Second Team Praise
After finishing the regular season ranked 80th among NCAA Division I players with a 49.6 percent field goal mark and seventh among Big West players with 6.4 rebounds per game, junior forward Brian Bennett was named to the All-Big West Conference second team on Monday morning.
March 8, 2015 | Softball
Mustang Softball Team Tops Bryant to Close ShareSLO Mustang Classic
Freshman righthander Lindsey Chalmers struck out four Bryant hitters in six and one-third innings of action as the Cal Poly softball program closed the 2015 ShareSLO Mustang Classic at Bob Janssen Field with a 2-1, come-from-behind victory against the Bulldogs.
March 8, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 61 Mustangs Complete Comeback in 4-3 Win Over No. 71 Utah State
After falling behind twice, the 61st-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis rallied to beat No. 71 Utah State, 4-3 on Sunday at Mustang Courts. With the match tied at three-apiece – freshman Axel Damiens again provided the heroics – something he has been making a habit of lately. Head coach Nick Carless admitted that different players continue to step up for Cal Poly during its victories.
March 7, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Mustangs Fall at UC Santa Barbara; No. 7 Seed for Big West Tournament
Junior forward Brian Bennett scored a team-leading 14 points, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – after overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit on Saturday afternoon at Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara – closed the 2014-15 regular season with a 64-56 loss to the Gauchos inside The Thunderdome
March 7, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Earns First Series Win of Year, Defeats Pacific 12-4
Alec Smith’s three-run double in the first inning and Peter Van Gansen’s continued torrid hitting led Cal Poly to a 12-4 victory over Pacific in the middle game of a three-game non-conference baseball series Saturday afternoon at Klein Family Field.
March 7, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Softball Team Walks Off with 1-0 Win versus Sacramento State
A Sacramento State fielding error with the bases loaded on a ground ball from Cal Poly softball freshman shortstop Chelsea Convissar contributed to the decisive run Saturday afternoon as the Mustangs prevailed in walk-off fashion for the second successive day by topping the Hornets, 1-0.
March 6, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Explodes Late to Win First Game of Pacific Series, 11-3
Held to two runs and six hits in the first six innings, Cal Poly exploded for nine runs and eight hits in the seventh and eighth frames, turning a 3-2 deficit into an 11-3 victory over Pacific in the opening game of a three-game non-conference baseball series Friday night at Klein Family Field.
March 5, 2015 | General News
Windsor, Minter Honored as Big West Conference Scholar-Athletes of Year
Cal Poly juniors Ashley Windsor (a distance runner) and Chase Minter (a midfielder in soccer) were announced as the Mustangs' female and male Big West Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Year. As such, both will be honored at a banquet on March 12 at Wyndham Hotel in Anaheim.
March 6, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Edges San Diego in Seventh to Split Friday Doubleheader
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland struck out 10 – her fifth double-digit strikeout performance of the year – and senior left fielder Emily Ceccacci's run-scoring single in the bottom of the seventh was the decisive run as the Cal Poly softball program closed a Friday doubleheader at the ShareSLO Mustang Classic by edging San Diego, 1-0. Cal Poly, however, dropped its opener to Southern Utah, 3-2.
March 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Seeded No. 7, Cal Poly Opens Big West Tournament Title Defense March 12
Seeded seventh for the Big West Conference Tournament regardless of the outcome of Saturday's regular season finale at UC Santa Barbara, the Cal Poly men's basketball program will open defense of last season's tournament championship with an evening quarterfinal matchup on Thursday, March 12.
March 4, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Visit Former Big West Rival Pacific for Weekend Series
Defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal Poly (2-7), which a year ago did not suffer its seventh loss of the season until April 27, will visit Pacific (0-11) for a non-conference three-game series this weekend at Klein Family Field in Stockton.
March 6, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer adds Central Defender Bjorn Sandberg to Roster
The Cal Poly men's soccer team recently strengthened its back line for the 2015 season with the announcement from first-year head coach Steve Sampson and the Mustang Athletics Department that central defender Bjorn Sandberg has transferred into the program from Oregon State.
March 4, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Donovan Earns Big West Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Honor
After sweeping all three of his No. 2 doubles matches alongside fellow sophomore Corey Pang and capturing two of his three No. 1 singles matchups last week, sophomore Ben Donovan was named the Big West Conference Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
March 3, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 61 Cal Poly Outlasts Florida Gulf Coast, Auproux With Clincher
After collecting the doubles point and taking a 3-0 advantage, the 61st-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team outslugged Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday afternoon at Mustang Courts, 4-3. The victory was Cal Poly’s second consecutive and its fifth in the last six matches overall.
March 3, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Held to Three Hits, Falls to Santa Clara, 3-0
Cal Poly was held to one single in the first eight innings and was shut out for the second time this season as Santa Clara earned a 3-0 non-conference baseball victory Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
March 3, 2015
Sand Volleyball Embarks on Second Season, at Bakersfield Saturday
The Cal Poly sand volleyball team begins its second season of action with a doubleheader at noon Saturday versus CSUN and 2 p.m. at Bakersfield. Cal Poly opened its inaugural sand volleyball season last year with a 4-3 victory over Sacramento State.
March 2, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Returns Home to Host Santa Clara on Tuesday Night
Defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal Poly (2-6), a perfect 2-0 in Tuesday games after being swept by Baylor and Grand Canyon, will host Santa Clara (6-5) for a single non-conference game Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
March 1, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Softball Team’s Sunday Matchup versus San Diego Cancelled
Due to inclement weather and unplayable field conditions at San Diego State and San Diego, the Cal Poly softball team’s Sunday, March 1 matchup versus the host Toreros – scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. – has been cancelled, as has the remainder of the 2015 San Diego Classic schedule. Cal Poly’s game will not be rescheduled.
February 28, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Drops Home Finale to UC Davis, 66-56
Sophomore guard Ridge Shipley scored a team-leading 16 points and senior guard Maliik Love – in his final appearance inside Mott Athletics Center – added 11, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball team closed its 2014-15 home schedule Saturday evening with a 66-56 loss to UC Davis.
February 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: Maliik Love
Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Fifth-year senior guard Maliik Love, second in program history with 122 career appearances entering Saturday's home finale against UC Davis, is the featured Mustang for the 7 p.m. matchup.
February 25, 2015 | Baseball
Second Game of Baseball Series at TCU Postponed Due to Snow, Cold
For the second straight day, the baseball game between Cal Poly and TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, has been postponed due to snow and cold temperatures. After a three-inch snowfall Friday, freezing rain and morning temperatures in the upper 20s hit the Fort Worth area Saturday. The two teams will attempt to play a doubleheader Sunday.
February 27, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 71 Cal Poly Beats Grand Canyon, Falls to New Mexico in Stockton
During the opening day of the Pacific Mountain Invitational, the 71st-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team split two dual matches on Friday afternoon, dispatching Grand Canyon, 4-0 and losing to No. 45 New Mexico, 4-0 at Hal Nelson Courts.
February 25, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Softball Team Heads to San Diego Classic for Five-Game Set
Highlighted by a Friday afternoon matchup versus top-ranked Florida, the Cal Poly softball program continues its six-tournament, pre-Big West Conference slate with a five-game set at the Feb. 27-March 1 San Diego Classic, jointly hosted by San Diego State and San Diego.
February 25, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly’s April 25-26 Series at Cal State Fullerton Set for ESPN3
One month after confirming the program’s first televised home game from Bob Janssen Field, the Mustang softball team added three more games to its 2015 broadcast schedule with the Wednesday afternoon announcement from the Big West Conference that the April 25-26 three-game series at Cal State Fullerton will be broadcasted on ESPN3.
February 24, 2015 | Baseball
Bernstein Earns Second Win as Cal Poly Defeats CSU Bakersfield 13-2
Junior Mark Mathias, the reigning Big West Conference Field Player of the Year, collected two hits in his 2015 debut while freshman right-hander Andrew Bernstein earned his second win in as many starts as Cal Poly defeated CSU Bakersfield 13-2 Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
February 23, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Concludes Home Stand by Hosting CSU Bakersfield on Tuesday
Defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal Poly (1-6), swept by Baylor and Grand Canyon in the opening two weekends of the 2015 season, sandwiching a 7-6 triumph at Fresno State, concludes a four-game home stand Tuesday night by hosting CSU Bakersfield (3-4) at Baggett Stadium.
February 22, 2015 | Softball
Mustangs Fall Twice to Close Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland struck out eight Utah hitters during the Cal Poly softball program's opening game Sunday at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, but the Utes tied the matchup late before producing two runs in the ninth to send the Mustangs to a 3-1 defeat. Cal Poly also fell in game No. 2 to UNLV, 3-0, after the Runnin' Rebels scored all of their runs in the first two innings.
February 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Falls Short in Second Half at UC Riverside
Sophomore guard Ridge Shipley scored a game-high 15 points Saturday evening, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program was held without a field goal for the final 11 minutes and dropped a 48-44 decision to UC Riverside inside SRC Arena.
February 21, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Loses Game, 4-2, and Series to Grand Canyon
A dropped fly ball on a sacrifice fly by Chad De La Guerra allowed the go-ahead run to score as Grand Canyon snapped a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning and held on to beat Cal Poly 4-2 in the second game of a non-conference baseball series Saturday night before 1,579 in Baggett Stadium.
February 21, 2015 | Softball
Mustang Softball Team Powers Past LIU Brooklyn, 7-2
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland struck out nine LIU Brooklyn hitters and sophomore second baseman Ashley Tornio's three-run homer – her first collegiate home run – provided the winning margin as the Cal Poly softball team topped LIU Brooklyn at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic on Saturday evening, 7-2.
February 20, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Falls in Home Opener to Unbeaten Grand Canyon, 10-4
Grand Canyon overcame 2-0 and 3-1 deficits with a four-run fifth-inning rally and pulled away for a 10-4 baseball victory over Cal Poly in the home opener for the Mustangs on Friday night before 2,108 in Baggett Stadium.
February 18, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Opens Home Schedule This Weekend, Hosting 4-0 Grand Canyon
Defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal Poly (1-3), swept by Baylor in the opening series of the 2015 season at Waco, Texas, followed by a 7-6 triumph at Fresno State on Tuesday night, opens the home portion of its 2015 schedule this weekend with a three-game non-conference series against Grand Canyon (4-0) at Baggett Stadium.
February 20, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Splits Opening Day at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland tossed a complete-game three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and sophomore left fielder Courtney Tyler produced three RBI on Friday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball team opened play at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 4-0 triumph versus Indiana. Cal Poly, however, fell in game No. 2 of Friday's doubleheader to Oregon State, 6-5.
February 18, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Softball Team Visits Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic for Five Games
The Cal Poly softball program heads to Cathedral City, Calif., for stop No. 3 of its six-tournament, pre-Big West Conference slate when contesting five games at the Feb. 19-22 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. Cal Poly (5-5) opens play at Big League Dreams Sports Park on Friday, Feb. 20 when squaring off against Indiana (2-8) at 3 p.m. and Oregon State (8-3) at 8 p.m.
February 18, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Auproux Earns Big West Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week Honor
After winning both of his singles matches during each of Cal Poly’s come-from-behind victories in non-conference action last weekend, sophomore Garrett Auproux was named the Big West Conference Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on Wednesday.
February 16, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Seeks First Victory With Midweek Game at Fresno State
Defending Big West Conference baseball champion Cal Poly (0-3), swept by Baylor in the opening series of the 2015 season at Waco, Texas, tries to get back on the winning track Tuesday night with a single non-conference game against Central California rival Fresno State (3-0) at Beiden Field.
February 15, 2015 | Softball
Mustangs Edge Cardinal 4-3 to Close Stanford Nike Invitational
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland struck out six Stanford hitters and the Cal Poly softball program did all of its damage with a four-run fifth inning Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs closed the Stanford Nike Invitational with a 4-3 victory against the Cardinal.
February 15, 2015 | Wrestling
Cal Poly Rolls to 33-3 Dual Meet Victory Over Grand Canyon
Yoshito Funakoshi won by fall while Colt Shorts, Nick Fiegener and J.T. Goodwin recorded major decisions as Cal Poly earned its third dual wrestling meet victory of the 2014-15 season Sunday night, defeating Grand Canyon 33-3.
February 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Four in Double Figures as Cal Poly Topples Long Beach State, 71-59
Junior forward Joel Awich hit a career-high four three-pointers to finish with a collegiate-best 19 points and junior guard Reese Morgan added a season-high 18 points as the Cal Poly men's basketball program trumped Long Beach State Saturday evening inside Mott Athletics Center, 71-58.
February 14, 2015 | Women's Basketball
Cal Poly Wins Another Dramatic Overtime Classic at Long Beach State
Ariana Elegado penetrated in from the top of the arc, getting off her shot with four seconds to go before it dropped. After the ensuing Long Beach State inbound, the Mustangs stopped the ball at halfcourt, preventing a good look and giving themselves reason to celebrate in front of the crowd of 924.
February 15, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Sweeps Doubles, Falls to Loyola Marymount, 5-2
The Mustangs grabbed control from the start in doubles, as senior Hannah Stone and sophomore Emily Gibbens – teamed together for the first time this season – dispatched Loyola Marymount’s Jessica Perez and Ellie Grossman 8-4.
February 14, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Edged by No. 3 Alabama, Pacific at Stanford Nike Invitational
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland kept No. 3 Alabama to two hits and scoreless for seven and two-thirds innings Saturday morning, but the Crimson Tide pushed across the decisive run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth as the Mustangs fell in their Saturday doubleheader opener at the Stanford Nike Invitational, 1-0.
February 13, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Falls to Baylor 8-6 in Season Opener at Baylor Ballpark
John Schuknecht’s 4-for-5 night at the plate sparked a 12-hit Cal Poly offensive attack, but the Mustangs committed three errors, threw four wild pitches and left 10 runners stranded on the basepaths in an 8-6 season-opening baseball loss to Baylor on Friday at Baylor Ballpark.
February 13, 2015 | Softball
Cal Poly Softball Team Splits Friday Slate at Stanford Nike Invitational
Freshman righthander Lindsey Chalmers chalked up her first collegiate victory Friday morning and sophomore Sierra Hyland closed the Cal Poly softball team's shutout of Pacific with two innings of work as the Mustangs opened the Stanford Nike Invitational by dispatching the Tigers, 6-0. Cal Poly, however, conceded nine early runs to Stanford in game No. 2 of Friday's doubleheader and dropped a 10-2, five-inning decision to the Cardinal.
February 9, 2015 | Women's Basketball
Cal Poly to Take on CSUN on ESPN3, Then Face Long Beach State
The Mustangs, one of four schools tied for second in the Big West standings at 6-3 (all just a game back of first place), will continue conference play this week on the road, visiting CSUN at 7 p.m. Thursday before heading to Long Beach State for a 4 p.m. tip-off Saturday.
February 9, 2015 | Softball
Hyland Starts 2015 with Big West Pitcher of the Week Honor
After tossing two one-hit shutouts and winning all three of the Cal Poly softball team's games during the opening week of action, sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland was named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
February 8, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Sacramento State Wins Indoor Home Match Against Cal Poly, 4-1
Cal Poly will return home to take on the ITA's 58th-ranked squad, New Mexico, at 1 p.m. Friday, and then San Francisco at 10 a.m. Sunday. Both will bring in top-50 players, as Lobo senior Samir Iftikhar, a former Davis Cup representative for Pakistan, is ranked No. 41 in singles, while the Dons' Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa are No. 48 in the country in doubles.
February 7, 2015 | Wrestling
Cal Poly Wrestlers Fall to Unbeaten Oregon State, 26-10
Decisions by Travis Berridge and Dominic Kastl closed the gap to 15-10, but Oregon State won the final three matches for a 26-10 victory over Cal Poly in a Pac-12 dual wrestling meet Saturday night in Gill Coliseum.
February 8, 2015 | Men's Basketball
After the Madness: A Season with Cal Poly Men's Basketball Debuts
After the Madness: A Season with the Cal Poly Men's Basketball Team debuted with episode 1 on Feb. 5, 2015. The Mustang News production chronicles the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s 2014-15 season (camera by Jacob Lauing and Trent Merfeld, editing by Jacob Lauing and Trent Merfeld).
February 4, 2015 | Football
Nineteen Sign to Further Their Football Careers at Cal Poly
Cal Poly has signed a total of 13 high school football players, three community college transfers and a trio of transfers from four-year schools to either the National Letter of Intent or Grant-in-Aid offer.
February 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Back in Mott Athletics Center to Host Hawai’i Thursday
With eight games remaining during the regular season, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program begins the second half of Big West Conference play when hosting Hawai’i on Thursday, Feb. 5. Tip time inside Mott Athletics Center is 7 p.m.
February 4, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: Reese Morgan
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 Reese Morgan is the featured Mustang for the team's Thursday, Feb. 5 matchup versus Hawai'i.
February 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Mustangs Host No. 44 Saint Mary’s Wednesday, Visit Santa Clara Sunday
The Cal Poly women's tennis program faces the first of its four ranked opponents on Wednesday, Feb. 4 when welcoming No. 44 Saint Mary's to Mustang Courts for a 1 p.m. match. Cal Poly then finishes the week with a 2 p.m. contest at Santa Clara on Sunday, Feb. 8.
January 31, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Team Falls Short in Overtime at UC Davis
Junior forward Brian Bennett scored a career-high 27 points and senior guard Maliik Love added a season-best 15, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program saw a three-point attempt hit the back of the rim as time expired in overtime Saturday evening as the Mustangs fell to Big West Conference co-leader UC Davis inside The Pavilion, 81-78.
January 31, 2015 | Track & Field
Bryan, Nielsen Are Top Collegiate Jumpers at UW Indoor Invitational
Cal Poly juniors Danielle Bryan and Kendal Nielsen posted the top marks by collegians in their respective events on Saturday, leading the Mustang women's team on the second day of the UW Indoor Track and Field Invitational in Dempsey Arena.
January 31, 2015 | Swimming & Diving
Cal Poly Wins Blue-Green Rivalry Meet Over UCSB, 152-135
Mustang freshman Bonnie Diamond's swim at the regular-season finale moved to No. 3 in school history, behind only former six-time conference champion Lacey Buck (in 2011) and All-American distance specialist Tania Ziegert (1990).
January 30, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Squares Off at UC Davis Saturday Night in ESPNU Matchup
The Cal Poly men's basketball team closes a two-game road trip – the program's 11th road matchup in the previous 14 outings – when visiting Big West Conference co-leader UC Davis in a nationally-televised ESPNU matchup on Saturday, Jan. 31. Tip time inside The Pavilion is 7 p.m.
January 31, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Team Drops 5-2 Decision at Fresno State
Freshman Molly Reed was a two-time winner on Saturday afternoon but, after dropping the doubles point, the Cal Poly women's tennis team fell in four of six singles matches in a 5-2 loss versus Fresno State on Bulldog Courts.
January 24, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Evens Big West Record With 68-49 Win Over UC Riverside
Junior forward Joel Awich produced his first career double-double — 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds — as Cal Poly defeated UC Riverside 68-49 in a Big West Conference men’s basketball game Saturday night before 2,897 in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Mustang Women’s Tennis Team Falls in Spring Dual Opener at USF
Junior Danè Joubert and freshman Molly Reed prevailed in doubles, but their 6-4 triumph marked the Cal Poly women’s tennis team’s only victory on Saturday afternoon as the Mustangs opened their 20-match spring dual schedule with a 4-0 loss to San Francisco at the Olympic Club.
January 23, 2015 | 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. Junior forward Joe Awich is the featured Mustang for the team's Saturday, Jan. 24 matchup versus UC Riverside.
January 21, 2015 | Baseball
2015 Cal Poly Baseball Team Has a Tough Act to Follow
Practice for the 2015 Cal Poly baseball team opens Friday afternoon, nearly eight months after capturing the program's first Big West championship and hosting the San Luis Obispo Regional for the first time.
January 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: David Nwaba
Cal Poly men's basketball players write an original piece for each game-day program on which they're featured on the cover. Junior wing David Nwaba, Cal Poly's leading scorer with 13.3 points per game, is one of the featured Mustangs for the team's Thursday, Jan. 22 matchup versus Cal State Fullerton.
January 20, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Back in Mott Athletics Center for Two-Game Home Stand
Following a 46-day stretch with just one home contest inside Mott Athletics Center, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program opens its second home stand of the season when welcoming Cal State Fullerton on Thursday, Jan. 22 and UC Riverside on Saturday, Jan. 24. Tip time is 7 p.m. both evenings.
January 21, 2015 | 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. Junior forward Brian Bennett is one of the featured Mustangs for Cal Poly's Thursday, Jan. 22 game versus Cal State Fullerton.
January 18, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Joubert, Stone, Oedekerk Lead Cal Poly Sunday at California Winter Invite
Junior Danè Joubert prevailed in singles and senior Hannah Stone and freshman Zoe Oedekerk triumphed in doubles as the Cal Poly women's tennis team completed action at the spring season-opening California Winter Invitational on Sunday at Hellman Tennis Courts and Channing Tennis Courts.
January 17, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Falls Down the Stretch at CSUN, 55-48
Junior Joel Awich scored a career-high 15 points and fellow forward Brian Bennett grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, but the Cal Poly men’s basketball program was unable to recover a lost second-half lead as the Mustangs fell to CSUN inside the Matadome on Saturday evening, 55-48.
January 18, 2015 | Wrestling
Cal Poly Falls to Stanford 22-13 in Pac-12 Dual Wrestling Meet
A fall by Colton Schilling in less than a minute and a major decision by J.T. Goodwin were not enough as Cal Poly dropped a 22-13 decision to Stanford in a Pac-12 dual wrestling meet Sunday afternoon in Maples Pavilion.
January 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Closes Two-Game Road Trip Saturday Night at CSUN
Finalizing a stretch with just one home game during a 46-day span, the Cal Poly men's basketball program completes a two-game road trip when visiting CSUN on Saturday, Jan. 17. Tip time inside the Matadome is set for 7 p.m.
January 16, 2015 | Wrestling
Air Force Rallies in Final Three Bouts to Edge Cal Poly 20-19
Air Force won the final three bouts, including a major decision by nationally ranked 125-pounder Josh Martinez. to edge Cal Poly 20-19 in a non-conference dual wrestling meet Friday night in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 15, 2015 | Women's Basketball
Cal Poly Rally Comes Up Just Short Against First-Place Long Beach State
Cal Poly will stay home to take on defending conference champion CSUN (12-5, 2-1) at 4 p.m. Saturday for #BreakTheRecord Night. The Mustangs will try to shatter the program's single-game attendance record of 2,552. Eighth-graders and younger will get in for free to the game, and carnival games outside will also be provided for free at 3 p.m.
January 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Mustangs Add Saturday, Jan. 31 Game at UC Davis to ESPNU Lineup
One season after playing a program-record 14 televised games, the Mustang men's basketball team added its ninth guaranteed televised matchup of the 2014-15 season on Monday morning following the announcement from the Big West Conference that Cal Poly's Saturday, Jan. 31 game at UC Davis will be carried live on ESPNU.
January 10, 2015 | Women's Basketball
Blue-Green Rivalry Victory Moves Cal Poly to 2-0 in Big West Conference
The Mustangs will return to Mott Athletics Center to host Long Beach State (15-1, 2-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. After that, Cal Poly will face defending league champion CSUN (11-5, 1-1) at home at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 for #BreakTheRecord Night, when the program will attempt to shatter the single-game attendance record (2,552).
January 10, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Program Completes Coaching Lineup
First-year men's soccer head coach Steve Sampson recently finalized his managerial staff for the 2015 season with the joint announcement by the Cal Poly Athletics Department that Shaun Harris has been appointed as assistant coach. Completing Sampson's staff will be Brian Cronin (volunteer assistant) and Scott Williams (director of operations), both of who return for, respectively, their second and third seasons with the program.
January 9, 2015 | Football
Sippel Lands on FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
Cal Poly junior center Stephen Sippel is one of 50 players named to the 17th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team on Friday.
January 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Faces UC Santa Barbara Saturday in Big West Home Opener
Winners of six of its previous eight contests, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program plays its first home game in 35 days and opens its eight-game Big West Conference stretch inside Mott Athletics Center when hosting Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Jan. 10. Tip time is 7 p.m.
January 9, 2015 | Wrestling
Wyoming Wins Final Two Bouts for 23-15 Dual Meet Victory Over Cal Poly
Jacob Leon and J.T. Goodwin nearly scored first-period falls Friday night, but Wyoming rallied to win both matches and heavyweight Leland Pfeifer clinched the 23-15 Cowboy victory over Cal Poly with a 5-2 decision in the final bout of a non-conference dual meet in the Mott Athletics Center.
January 7, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Outduels Hawai’i in Overtime to Win Big West Opener, 61-57
Junior forward Brian Bennett scored a team-leading 20 points and junior guard Reese Morgan added 17 – including the game-winning three-pointer with three seconds to play in overtime – as the Cal Poly men’s basketball program completed a seven-game road trip and opened its 19th season of Big West Conference action by edging Hawai’i inside the Stan Sheriff Center late Wednesday, 61-57.
January 6, 2015 | 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 one of the featured Mustangs for the program's Saturday, Jan. 10 matchup versus UC Santa Barbara.
December 23, 2014 | Football
Dzubnar, Howe Land on Sports Network All-America Teams
For the fifth time in the last three weeks, Cal Poly senior linebacker Nick Dzubnar has been honored as an All-American. On Tuesday, The Sports Network bestowed first-team NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-American honors on Cal Poly’s new record-holder for tackles in a season as well as senior fullback Brandon Howe.
December 22, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Former Mustang Men’s Soccer Winger Lassiter Signs with LA Galaxy
Less than a year after making the jump from the Cal Poly men's soccer program to the professional game in Sweden, former Mustang winger Ariel Lassiter will be returning to the United States after recently signing with LA Galaxy. Lassiter will begin his tenure with the Galaxy's reserve squad, LA Galaxy II, in the third-tier USL Professional Division.
December 21, 2014 | Wrestling
Fiegener, Trujillo Place in 20th Reno Tournament of Champions
Nick Fiegener placed fourth at 184 pounds while Victor Trujillo finished sixth at 133 pounds, highlighting Cal Poly’s performance in the 20th annual Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday at the Reno Events Center.
December 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Falls Down the Stretch to No. 8 Gonzaga, 63-50
Junior wing David Nwaba led all players with a season-high 21 points, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – despite staying within single digits of No. 8 Gonzaga for a majority of the second half – was unable to overtake the Bulldogs inside KeyArena on Saturday evening and fell in the 2014 Battle in Seattle, 63-50.
December 19, 2014 | Football
Linebacker Nick Dzubnar Captures Fourth All-American Honor
Cal Poly senior linebacker Nick Dzubnar has tackled his fourth NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision All-American honor. The Walter Camp Foundation has named Dzubnar, the Mustangs’ new single-season record holder for tackles, to its All-America Team.
December 19, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Meets No. 8 Gonzaga Saturday in 2014 Battle in Seattle
The Cal Poly men's basketball team continues its five-game, 12-day road trip – the program's lengthiest road trip in 35 seasons – when squaring off against No. 8 Gonzaga in the 2014 Battle in Seattle on Saturday, Dec. 20. Tip time inside Key Arena is 7 p.m. with action televised on Root Sports.
December 18, 2014 | Women's Basketball
New Mexico Rallies to Top Visiting Mustangs 84-68
Now a combined 11-of-17 from long range over her past two games, Ariana Elegado has moved to No. 10 in Big West Conference history in career 3s made, with a school-record total of exactly 200.
December 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Center Hollingsworth to Join Cal Poly Men's Basketball for 2015-16 Season
The Cal Poly men's basketball team strengthened its post presence for seasons to come with the recent announcement by sixth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-10 center Hank Hollingsworth (Chelan, Wash./Chelan HS) has been formally admitted to the university and will join the program beginning with the 2015-16 season.
December 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Hangs on to Top San Francisco, 78-71
Junior wing David Nwaba scored a season-high 19 points and junior guard Reese Morgan added a season-best 17 as the Cal Poly men's basketball team produced the program's first victory at San Francisco with a 78-71 triumph against the Dons inside War Memorial Gym on Monday evening.
December 15, 2014 | Football
Dzubnar Captures All-American Honors from AFCA
Senior linebacker Nick Dzubnar on Monday became Cal Poly’s first selection to the American Football Coaches Association’s Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team since 2008.
December 13, 2014 | Softball
Mustang Softball Program Signs Three to National Letters of Intent
Ready to return eight letterwinners from last year's squad that finished second in the Big West Conference standings, the Cal Poly softball team strengthened its future rosters recently with the announcement by 11th-year head coach Jenny Condon and the Mustang Athletics Department that the program has signed three players to National Letters of Intent.
December 11, 2014 | Swimming & Diving
Cal Poly Signs 11 Swimmers to National Letters of Intent
The incoming class includes six recruits who've already been NISCA/Speedo All-Americans in high school, as well as four USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans -- plus one who has represented Great Britain in various international competitions.
December 10, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Minter and Hamilton Named to NSCAA All-Far West Region Squads
Cal Poly men's soccer midfielder Chase Minter and goalkeeper Wade Hamilton each added another accolade to their respective junior seasons on Wednesday afternoon with both Mustangs earning a place on the NSCAA All-Far West Region teams.
December 7, 2014 | Football
Trio of Linebackers Earn Top Awards at Cal Poly Football Banquet
Nick Dzubnar, Cameron Ontko and Nick Moyer, all senior linebackers, were the top award winners along with junior quarterback Chris Brown at the team banquet honoring the 2014 Cal Poly football team Sunday at Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo.
December 4, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Steve Sampson Named Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Head Coach
Steve Sampson, former manager of the United States Men's National Team, Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy and head coach of Santa Clara's 1989 NCAA Tournament championship team, has been selected as the head coach of the Cal Poly men's soccer program. The announcement was made on Thursday afternoon by Mustang Director of Athletics Don Oberhelman.
December 5, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Program Profile: Alex Lambertson
With the Cal Poly men's basketball team's fifth annual alumni banquet scheduled for Friday, Dec. 5, program director of alumni relations Alex Lambertson took time to write about the program's alumni outreach endeavors and this year's honorees: the 1994-95 Mustang team – Cal Poly's first squad to compete at the Division I level.
December 4, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Mustangs Close 2014 Home Schedule Saturday versus Menlo College
With a seven-game road trip on the horizon, the Cal Poly men’s basketball program plays its final home contest of 2014 when hosting NAIA Menlo College on Saturday, Dec. 6. Tip time inside Mott Athletics Center is set for 7 p.m.
November 28, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Annual Alumni Dinner Set for Friday, Dec. 5
In continued celebration of its 11-decade program history, the Cal Poly men's basketball team will honor its first NCAA Division I team – the 1994-95 Mustang squad – during the program's fifth annual alumni weekend. The event is scheduled for Dec. 5-6, 2014.
December 1, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Greisen Caps Freshman Year with All-Big West Recognition
Following a debut season in which she led the Cal Poly volleyball program with 3.55 kills per set and 359 total kills, outside hitter Raeann Greisen closed her first season on campus by being named to the seven-player Big West Conference All-Freshman Team on Monday morning.
November 26, 2014 | Football
‘Frustrating’ 7-5 Season Includes Three Victories Against Teams in Playoffs
Cal Poly’s football team finished No. 1 in the nation in rushing offense and fewest turnovers. The Mustangs, who rallied from a 1-3 start to win six of their last eight games and averaged nearly 34 points and 483 yards per contest offensively, defeated perennial Big Sky powers and NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff qualifiers Montana and Montana State at home and ended the 2014 campaign with a convincing 34-3 victory against Pioneer League champion San Diego, another team in the FCS playoffs.
November 22, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Ends 2014 Regular Season With 34-3 Win Over San Diego
Backup quarterback Dano Graves threw one touchdown pass and ran for two more scores as Cal Poly wrapped up the 2014 regular season with a 34-3 victory over playoff-bound San Diego in a non-conference football game Saturday afternoon at Torero Stadium.
November 22, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Battles Hawai’i, Falls in Four Sets
Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Gruenewald chalked up a match-leading 16 kills and freshman Raeann Greisen finished with 15, but the Cal Poly volleyball program – after earning an opening-set victory against Hawai’i Saturday evening – dropped the next three games and suffered a 21-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-16 defeat inside Mott Athletics Center.
November 17, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Wraps Up 2014 Season With Non-Conference Game at San Diego
Cal Poly (6-5, 5-3 Big Sky), which still has a chance to post its 11th winning record in the last 14 years despite back-to-back losses to Idaho State and UC Davis, plays its final game of the 2014 football season Saturday afternoon, visiting the University of San Diego (9-1, 7-1 Pioneer) in the last contest of a three-year agreement between the Mustangs and Toreros.
November 21, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Earns First Win Ever Against CAA, Beats Delaware 78-60
Sophomore guard Ridge Shipley scored a career-high 21 points as Cal Poly beat a team from the Colonial Athletic Association for the first time, defeating Delaware 78-60 in a non-conference men’s basketball matchup of 2014 NCAA Tournament participants Friday night before 2,416 in the Mott Athletics Center.
November 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball
NCAA Tournament Programs Clash Friday in Mott Athletics Center
For the first time in Mott Athletics Center history, two defending conference champions and NCAA Division I Tournament qualifiers from a year ago will clash when the Cal Poly men’s basketball program hosts Delaware on Friday, Nov. 21. Tip time is 7 p.m.
November 18, 2014 | Women's Basketball
Cal Poly Signs Three Players to National Letters of Intent
The trio of newcomers includes Breezi Holt, a shooting guard from Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, Nev., Katie Nunnelley, a post from Anderson Union High School, and Dye Stahley, a point guard from Dobson High School in Mesa, Ariz.
November 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Signs Libero Brouker to National Letter of Intent
A year after signing the nation's 23rd-ranked recruiting class, the Cal Poly volleyball program strengthened its future roster on Monday afternoon with the announcement by third-year head coach Sam Crosson and the Mustang Athletics Department that libero Katherine Brouker (Santee, Calif. / West Hills HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent. Brouker will join Cal Poly's lineup for the 2015 season.
November 17, 2014 | Baseball
Cal Poly Announces Signings of 12 Baseball Recruits to NLIs
Five months after concluding its most successful Division I season with 47 victories, a Big West Conference championship , its third berth in the NCAA Regionals in the last six years and a top-20 national ranking, the Cal Poly baseball team has signed 11 high school recruits and one transfer to the National Letter of Intent.
November 15, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Suffers First Home Loss of Season, Falls to UC Davis 48-35
Senior running back Gabe Manzanares rushed for a career-high 230 yards and three touchdowns while sophomore quarterback Ben Scott passed for 298 yards and three more scores as UC Davis upset Cal Poly 48-35 in the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe on Saturday night before 10,121 in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
November 16, 2014 | Wrestling
Trio of Mustangs Place in Roadrunner Open
A trio of Cal Poly wrestlers earned top-six finishes in the Roadrunner Open hosted by Cal State Bakersfield in Fresno’s Selland Arena on Sunday.
November 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Second-Half Nevada Surge Sends Cal Poly to Defeat in Season Opener
Junior guard Reese Morgan scored a team-leading 13 points, but the Cal Poly men's basketball program – after leading by one at halftime versus Nevada – was outscored by 17 points in the second half and dropped a 65-49 season-opening decision to the Wolf Pack inside Lawlor Events Center on Saturday afternoon.
November 15, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Team Falls in Three Sets at CSUN
Freshman outside hitter Raeann Greisen led the Cal Poly volleyball program with 11 kills Saturday evening, but the Mustangs conceded a .393 team hitting percentage to CSUN inside the Matadome and dropped a 25-15, 25-20, 25-17 decision.
November 11, 2014 | Women's Soccer
Former Mustang Kobinski to Play at EAFF Cup
In the latest FIFA rankings, Guam made the sixth-largest jump among all 133 teams ranked, up to No. 85. South Korea is the favorite for this stage, at No. 17.
November 10, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Greisen Earns Second Big West Freshman Player of the Week Honor
Following a two-match stretch that included a career-high 24-kill performance during a four-set victory against Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 8), Cal Poly outside hitter Raeann Greisen was named Big West Conference Freshman Player of the Week on Monday.
November 7, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Hamilton and Minter Lead Cal Poly’s All-Big West Selections
Highlighted by junior goalkeeper Wade Hamilton's selection as Big West Goalkeeper of the Year and junior Chase Minter's selection as conference Midfielder of the Year, the Cal Poly men's soccer program enjoyed seven individual selections to the Big West All-Conference Team on Friday morning.
November 3, 2014 | Football
No. 21 Cal Poly Visits Idaho State for Another Big Sky Showdown Saturday
Cal Poly (6-3, 5-1 Big Sky), which moved into a tie for first place with Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Conference with its win over Montana State last week and is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time this season, travels to Idaho State (6-3, 4-1 Big Sky), tied for third place with three other teams, for its third straight Big Sky showdown Saturday afternoon in Holt Arena.
November 5, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Back in Mott to Host UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton
With four of its final six regular season matches inside Mott Athletics Center, the Cal Poly volleyball program looks to climb the Big West Conference standings when contesting a two-match home stand versus UC Irvine (Friday, Nov. 7) and Cal State Fullerton (Saturday, Nov. 8). First serve both nights is 7 p.m.
November 5, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Season Comes to Close with 2-1 Loss at UC Davis
Junior midfielder Matt LaGrassa scored a 59th-minute equalizer, but the Cal Poly men’s soccer team – which required a victory Wednesday at UC Davis to qualify for the Big West Conference Tournament – suffered a 2-1, double-overtime defeat at Aggie Soccer Field.
November 7, 2014 | Swimming & Diving
Cal Poly Opens Trojan Diving Invitational
Diving among the eight teams in attendance will continue at 11 a.m. Saturday with a reversal from the first day's events, followed by finals beginning at 2:15.
November 1, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Earns Fifth Straight Win With 35-27 Upset of Montana State
Junior quarterback Chris Brown rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as Cal Poly earned its fifth straight victory, upsetting No. 8/9 Montana State 35-27 in a Big Sky Conference football game Saturday night in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 30, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly to Host No. 8 Montana State With First Place in Big Sky at Stake
First-place Montana State (6-2, 4-0 Big Sky) and second-place Cal Poly (5-3, 4-1 Big Sky) clash in a midseason Big Sky Conference showdown Saturday night in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The Mustangs have won four straight games and will celebrate Homecoming while the No. 8 Bobcats are coming off a bye and making their first trip to San Luis Obispo since 2005.
October 25, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Upsets No. 6/7 Montana 41-21 for Fourth Straight Victory
Junior quarterback Chris Brown shattered his own school record for rushing yards by a quarterback, rambling for 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Cal Poly upset No. 6/7 Montana 41-21 in a Big Sky Conference football game Saturday night before 10,775 in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 25, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Dhillon Scores Two in Front of 14,345, but Blue-Green Game Ends in Draw
Sophomore winger Justin Dhillon scored twice to provide the Cal Poly men’s soccer program a 2-0 lead at Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara, but in front of 14,345 spectators – the fifth largest regular season crowd in NCAA history – the Gauchos equalized inside 13 minutes midway through the second half to force a 2-2 draw with the Mustangs Friday evening.
October 23, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Visits UC Santa Barbara Saturday in 2014 Blue-Green Opener
Topping CollegeSoccerNews.com's list of the 14 Greatest Rivalries in College Soccer and the best attended series in the history of the collegiate game, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program opens the 2014 Blue-Green series at UC Santa Barbara’s Harder Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25.
October 24, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Team Falls in Three Sets at Hawai’i
Middle blockers Taylor Gruenewald and Caihla Petiprin co-led the Cal Poly volleyball program with eight kills apiece, but the Mustangs – after dropping the opening two sets and conceding a 22-19 lead in game No. 3 – fell versus Hawai’i inside the Stan Sheriff Center Friday evening, 25-17, 25-18, 25-22.
October 23, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Selected Sixth in Big West Preseason Media Poll
Despite returning 10 letterwinners from last year’s squad that reached the NCAA Tournament second round, the defending Big West champion Cal Poly men’s basketball program was selected for a sixth-place finish this season following the Thursday release of the conference preseason media poll.
October 22, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Visits Hawai’i for Friday Night Matchup
The Cal Poly volleyball program looks to climb back up the Big West Conference standings and snap a three-match slide when opening a three-match road trip versus Hawai’i on Friday, Oct. 24. Match time is set for 10 p.m. PT.
October 22, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Football Team Joins KJUG in DJs for PJs Pajama Drive
The Cal Poly football team is huddling with KJUG for its DJs for PJs Pajama Drive this weekend. Mustang football fans can help as well by bringing pajamas for children to the Cal Poly football game Saturday night against Montana in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 21, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Big West North-Leading Cal Poly Hosts UC Davis, Visits UC Santa Barbara
The Cal Poly men’s soccer program looks to retain its position atop the Big West Conference North Division standings when hosting UC Davis on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. before visiting Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara for a Fox PRIME TICKET-televised matchup on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
October 18, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Rallies to Defeat Sacramento State, Improves to 3-1 in Big Sky
Senior slotback Kenny Mitchell, junior wide receiver Roland Jackson and freshman fullback Joe Protheroe all scored their first career collegiate touchdowns as Cal Poly turned a 10-point second-quarter deficit into a 56-27 Big Sky Conference victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night at Hornet Stadium.
October 18, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Drops Four-Set Decision to Big West Leader Long Beach State
Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Gruenewald recorded a match-leading 12 kills, but the Cal Poly volleyball program – after claiming the opening set from Big West Conference leader Long Beach State on Saturday evening – dropped the remaining three games and a 26-28, 25-22, 25-15, 25-20 decision inside Mott Athletics Center.
October 13, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Remains On the Road, Visiting Sacramento State Saturday Night
Cal Poly (3-3, 2-1 Big Sky), armed with its first two-game winning streak of the 2014 season as well as its initial victory on the road, continues Big Sky play Saturday night with a trip to the state capital to face Sacramento State (4-3, 1-2 Big Sky) in Hornet Stadium.
October 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Team Falls in Four to Second-Place CSUN
Freshman Caihla Petiprin recorded a team-best 10 kills, but the Cal Poly volleyball program – after taking set No. 2 against CSUN – conceded the ensuing two games and dropped a 25-178, 26-28, 25-20, 25-19 decision to the Big West Conference’s second-place side on Friday evening inside Mott Athletics Center.
October 17, 2014 | Women's Soccer
Cal Poly Collects Three Points With 2-1 Victory Over UC Irvine
Junior forward Elise Krieghoff scored her 44th career goal, one shy of the school record, and sophomore midfielder Lydia Anderson also recorded a goal as the Cal Poly women's soccer team jumped to a 2-0 first-half lead and held on to beat UC Irvine 2-1 in a Big West Conference match Friday night at Anteater Stadium.
October 17, 2014 | Swimming & Diving
USC Defeats Cal Poly in Men's Non-Conference Dual Meet
Jimmy Deiparine, Shannon Fong and Mickey Mackle won individual events as the Cal Poly men's swimming and diving team officially opened its 2014-15 season and christened its new scoreboard in a dual meet against USC on Friday night at Anderson Aquatic Center.
October 15, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Set to Face Big West Leaders CSUN, Long Beach State
The Cal Poly volleyball program meets the top four teams in the Big West Conference standings during its next five matches, beginning with a two-match home stand versus second-place CSUN (Friday, Oct. 17) and league-leading Long Beach State (Saturday, Oct. 18).
October 12, 2014 | Women's Tennis
Run by Gibbens and Oedekerk Ends at ITA Northwest Championships
After reaching the round of 16 in the Doubles Open bracket at the Stanford-hosted ITA Northwest Regional Championships, the Cal Poly women’s tennis team’s last remaining competitors – sophomore Emily Gibbens and freshman Zoe Oedekerk – were eliminated from title contention on Sunday.
October 11, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Minter Scores Twice, but Cal Poly Men's Soccer Falls in 90th Minute
Junior winger Chase Minter recorded his second two-goal game of 2014, but the Cal Poly men's soccer program – after overturning a two-goal deficit in the second half – surrendered a Cal State Fullerton goal 52 seconds from full time and fell at Titan Stadium on Saturday evening, 3-2.
October 11, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Team Halted by UC Irvine in Sweep
Freshman outside hitter Raeann Greisen chalked up a match-leading 15 kills, but the Cal Poly volleyball program saw its two-match Big West Conference win streak stopped by UC Irvine in a 25-23, 25-20, 25-18 defeat inside the Bren Center on Saturday evening.
October 11, 2014 | Women's Tennis
Gibbens, Oedekerk Lead Cal Poly Saturday at ITA Championships
Highlighted by sophomore Emily Gibbens and freshman Zoe Oedekerk advancing into the round of 16 in the Open Doubles draw, the Cal Poly women's tennis program completed play Saturday at the Stanford-hosted ITA Northwest Regional Championships with five Mustangs advancing.
October 10, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustangs Win in Four at Fullerton to Even Big West Mark
Freshman outside hitter Raeann Greisen recorded a match-leading 16 kills as the Cal Poly volleyball program picked up its second successive Big West Conference triumph with a 25-22, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21 victory versus Cal State Fullerton inside Titan Gym on Friday evening.
October 10, 2014 | Women's Tennis
Joubert Leads Cal Poly on Opening Day of ITA Northwest Championships
Junior Danè Joubert finished as the Cal Poly women's tennis team's only dual winner on Friday at the Stanford-hosted ITA Northwest Regional Championships and sophomore Emily Gibbens and freshman Zoe Oedekerk won their doubles matchup as the Mustangs wrapped first-day action at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
October 6, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Continues Big Sky Play by Visiting Weber State on Saturday
Cal Poly (2-3, 1-1 Big Sky), which evened its Big Sky Conference record with a 42-39 victory over Southern Utah last week, continues Big Sky play Saturday afternoon with a trip to Ogden, Utah, to face Weber State (0-5, 0-1 Big Sky) in Stewart Stadium.
October 7, 2014 | Baseball
Challenging 2015 Cal Poly Baseball Schedule Released
A pair of trips to Texas and three-game series against USC and Oregon State along with 27 home games highlight the 2015 Cal Poly baseball schedule announced Tuesday by Mustang director of athletics Don Oberhelman and head coach Larry Lee.
October 6, 2014 | Women's Basketball
Mustangs Open Preseason Practice
Cal Poly, which also features nine newcomers joining a tradition that includes six consecutive winning records, will have 40 days to prep for the season opener.
October 5, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Alkebulan Brace Helps Send Cal Poly Past CSUN, 2-1
Freshman forward Kaba Alkebulan notched his first career two-goal game – including scoring the overtime game-winner in the 92nd minute – as the Cal Poly men's soccer program vanquished CSUN on Sunday afternoon inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 2-1.
October 4, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Trumps UC Riverside to Earn First Big West Win
Outside hitter Raeann Greisen recorded a team-leading 18 kills and fellow freshman Savannah Niemen chalked up a career-best 14 kills as the Cal Poly volleyball program earned its first Big West Conference victory of 2014 with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19 triumph against UC Riverside inside Mott Athletics Center on Saturday evening.
October 3, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Defending Big West Champion Cal Poly Opens Practice Saturday
With 11 returning letterwinners joined by five first-year Mustangs, the defending Big West Conference champion Cal Poly men's basketball program opens its 21st Division I season on Saturday, Oct. 4 with the team's first official practice inside Mott Athletics Center at 12 noon.
September 29, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Continues Big Sky Conference Play by Hosting Southern Utah
Cal Poly (1-3, 0-1 Big Sky), which let several leads slip away in a heartbreaking 38-35 loss at Northern Arizona last week, returns home and continues Big Sky Conference play Saturday night by hosting Southern Utah (1-4, 1-0 Big Sky) in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
October 2, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Forces 1-1 Home Draw versus No. 3 UC Irvine
Junior forward Matt LaGrassa scored his team-leading fifth goal to provide the Cal Poly men’s soccer team an early lead against No. 3 UC Irvine, but the Mustangs – facing the highest ranked opponent to ever visit Alex G. Spanos Stadium – conceded a 76th-minute strike and settled for a 1-1 draw on Thursday evening.
October 2, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustangs Open Big West Home Slate versus UC Davis, UC Riverside
Winners of four of the previous six matches, the Cal Poly volleyball program opens the home portion of its eight-match Big West Conference schedule when welcoming UC Davis to Mott Athletics Center on Friday, Oct. 3 and UC Riverside on Saturday, Oct. 4. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.
September 27, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustangs Fall at Blue-Green Rival UC Santa Barbara in Five Sets
Freshman outside Raeann Greisen recorded a career-high 22 kills and hit a team-leading .327, but the Cal Poly volleyball program – after capturing the opening two sets against Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara Saturday night – dropped the remaining three and a 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-11 decision inside The Thunderdome.
September 27, 2014 | Women's Tennis
Tsugai Leads Cal Poly on Day No. 2 at California Fall Invitational
Highlighted by sophomore Sayaka Tsugai, who advanced to the semifinals of the White Bracket singles competition on Saturday afternoon, the Cal Poly women's tennis program enjoyed another successful day at the California Nike Fall Invitational.
September 26, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Mustang Men’s Soccer Settles for Scoreless Draw with Drake
Junior goalkeeper Wade Hamilton chalked up three saves to post his Big West-leading fourth shutout of the season, but the Cal Poly men's soccer program – despite outshooting Drake on Friday evening – settled for a scoreless draw at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 22, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly to Visit Northern Arizona for Big Sky Conference Opener Saturday
Cal Poly (1-2, 0-0 Big Sky), a 42-14 winner in its home opener against Portland State after losing on the road to FBS New Mexico State and No. 9 South Dakota State, opens Big Sky Conference play Saturday afternoon at Northern Arizona (2-2, 0-0 Big Sky) in Walkup Skydome.
September 26, 2014 | Women's Tennis
Reed Leads Cal Poly on Opening Day at Cal Fall Invitational
Highlighted by freshman Molly Reed, who prevailed in her first collegiate singles and doubles matches, the Cal Poly women's tennis program opened its 2014-15 season on Friday at the California Nike Fall Invitational.
September 24, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Makes Final Big West Preparations Friday versus Drake
The Big West Conference’s leading offensive program, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team continues a five-match home stand and wraps the non-conference portion of its regular season schedule when hosting Drake on Friday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 21, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly’s Unbeaten Run Comes to Close versus Pacific
Junior midfielder Matt LaGrassa scored his team-leading fourth goal in the fourth minute Sunday afternoon, but Pacific equalized 10 minutes prior to halftime before notching the game-winning goal in the 79th as the Cal Poly men's soccer program saw its six-match unbeaten run come to a close with a 2-1 loss to the Tigers at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 20, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Defeats Portland State 42-14 in Home Opener
Junior quarterback Chris Brown rushed for two touchdowns, passed for another and senior fullback Brandon Howe added two more scores as Cal Poly opened its five-game 2014 home football schedule with a 42-14 victory over Portland State in a non-conference matchup of Big Sky Conference rivals Saturday night before 8,834 in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 20, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Falls in Five to Santa Clara
Freshman setter Taylor Nelson recorded a team-best 15 kills and finished with 21 assists and 11 digs, but the Cal Poly volleyball program – leading Santa Clara after the third set – surrendered the final two games to the Broncos and dropped a 21-25, 25-12, 23-25, 25-20, 15-8 decision on Saturday evening inside Mott Athletics Center.
September 19, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Mustangs Edge San Francisco 2-1 to Stay Unbeaten in Six Straight
Freshman midfielder Joseph Bolous scored his second career goal in the 12th minute and junior midfielder Matt LaGrassa added his second of 2014 in the 70th as the Cal Poly men’s soccer team survived a late goal from San Francisco to record a 2-1 triumph on Friday evening at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 19, 2014 | Women's Soccer
Krieghoff Ties School Record as Cal Poly Beats Fresno State 6-1
Junior forward Elise Krieghoff tied a school record with five goals as Cal Poly scored three times in each half and breezed to a 6-1 victory over Fresno State in a non-conference women's soccer match Friday night in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 15, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly to host Portland State for 2014 Home Opener Saturday Night
Cal Poly (0-2, 0-0 Big Sky), which opened its 2014 campaign, its 21st in Division I and 96th overall, with losses on the road at New Mexico State and South Dakota State, will play its home opener Saturday night, hosting Big Sky Conference rival Portland State (1-2, 0-0 Big Sky) for a non-conference game in Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Unveils 2014-15 Schedule
Highlighted by nine matchups against programs that qualified for postseason play last year, sixth-year men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department unveiled defending Big West Conference champion Cal Poly’s 2013-14 schedule on Thursday afternoon.
September 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Wraps Home Stand versus Northern Illinois, Santa Clara
Enjoying a three-match winning streak and perfect inside Mott Athletics Center this season, the Cal Poly volleyball program wraps a five-match home stand and closes the non-conference portion of its regular season schedule when welcoming Northern Illinois on Friday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. and Santa Clara on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
September 17, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Unbeaten in Five, Cal Poly Men's Soccer Opens Five-Match Home Stand
Unbeaten in five matches, undefeated at home this season and once again one of the nation’s highest scoring programs, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team opens a five-match stretch inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium when welcoming San Francisco on Friday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. and Pacific on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m.
September 15, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Greisen, Kessler and Nelson Sweep Big West Player of the Week Honors
After helping spearhead the Mustang volleyball team to a 3-0 record at the inaugural Cal Poly ShareSLO Tournament (Sept. 12-13), freshman outside hitter Raeann Greisen, junior libero Nicole Kessler and freshman setter Taylor Nelson were named, respectively on Monday, Big West Conference Player of the Week, Defensive Player of the Week and Freshman Player of the Week.
September 14, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Forces Scoreless Draw at Top-Ranked UCLA
The Cal Poly men's soccer program outshot No. 1 UCLA on Sunday evening and placed more attempts on target and junior goalkeeper Wade Hamilton recorded three saves to chalk up a third successive shutout as the Mustangs produced a scoreless draw against the Bruins in a nationally-televised, Pac-12 Network matchup from Drake Stadium.
September 13, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustangs Produce Two Sweeps to Close Cal Poly ShareSLO Tournament
Freshman outside hitter Raeann Greisen produced a match-leading 12 kills as the Mustang volleyball program opened Saturday's doubleheader and second-day action at the Cal Poly ShareSLO Tournament with a 25-19, 25-12, 25-20 sweep of San Jose State.
September 13, 2014 | Cross Country
Cal Poly Men Place First, Women Third in WCC Preview Meet
Sophomore Clayton Hutchins led a quartet of top-10 Cal Poly finishers, capturing top honors as the Mustangs claimed the team title in the men's division of the West Coast Conference Preview Meet on Saturday at Baylands Park.
September 12, 2014 | Football
Former Cal Poly Football Player Lead Donor for New Mustang Locker Room
Cal Poly has a new locker room for its football team, thanks to a lead donor who is a former Mustang player. The Steve Jones Family Locker Room was completed last week and features 105 Hollman wood lockers along with new ventilation, paint, MRSA-resistant flooring, doors, lighting and sound system.
September 11, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Tops Grand Canyon 2-0 for Fourth Straight Victory
Junior midfielder Matt LaGrassa set a victorious tone with a 24th-minute goal as the Cal Poly men's soccer team pushed its winning streak to four successive matches with a 2-0 triumph against Grand Canyon on Thursday evening inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 7, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Mustangs Top UMass 1-0 for Third Straight Triumph
A 39th-minute penalty from sophomore forward John Chronopoulos stood as the difference on Sunday afternoon as the Cal Poly men's soccer program chalked up its third successive victory with a 1-0 dispatching of Massachusetts at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
September 7, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Drops 3-1 Decision at Saint Mary’s
Freshman setter Taylor Nelson led all players with 13 kills and 23 assists, but the Cal Poly volleyball program – after winning its second set at Saint Mary's – dropped the ensuing two games and a 25-23, 16-25, 25-12, 25-23 decision to the Gaels on Sunday afternoon inside McKeon Pavilion.
September 6, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Football Falls to No. 11/12 South Dakota State, 44-18
Backup quarterback Zach Lujan, making his first collegiate start, threw three touchdown passes and senior running back Zach Zenner recorded his 23rd career 100-yard game as No. 11/12 South Dakota State defeated Cal Poly 44-18 in a non-conference football game Saturday night at Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.
September 6, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Women's Volleyball Falls to Utah in Three Games
Cal Poly had small leads in each game, but Utah rallied to keep its record unblemished as the Utes earned a three-game sweep in a non-conference women’s volleyball match Saturday at McKeon Pavilion on the Saint Mary’s campus.
September 1, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Remains on the Road for Second Game, Visiting South Dakota St.
Cal Poly (0-1, 0-0 Big Sky), which opened its 2014 campaign, its 21st in Division I and 96th overall, last Thursday night with a 28-10 loss at New Mexico State, remains on the road for its second game of the season Saturday night, visiting No. 11/12 South Dakota State (0-1, 0-0 Missouri Valley) in Coughlin-Alumni Stadium at Brookings, S.D.
September 3, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustangs Wrap Five-Match Road Trip versus Utah, at Saint Mary’s
The Cal Poly volleyball program completes a season-opening, five-match road trip when facing Utah on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. and Saint Mary’s on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. Both matches will be hosted by Saint Mary’s.
August 31, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Minter Brace, Palacios Goal Send Cal Poly Past North Carolina State
Junior winger Chase Minter recorded his first career two-goal game and senior midfielder Steve Palacios scored his first collegiate goal as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program earned its first victory of 2014 with a 3-1 triumph versus North Carolina State at Dail Soccer Field on Sunday afternoon.
August 30, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustangs Drop Pair to Washington State, Wyoming at Montana Invitational
Freshman outside hitter Raeann Greisen led the Cal Poly volleyball program in kills (18) for a second successive match, but the Mustangs – after winning the second set against Wyoming on Saturday morning – dropped the next two and a 25-22, 20-25, 25-20, 25-16 decision at the Montana Invitational inside West Auxiliary Gym.
August 29, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Mustangs Concede in Second Half, Drop 4-3 Season Opener at Davidson
Juniors Matt LaGrassa and Chase Minter notched their initial goals of the 2014 season and freshman forward Kaba Alkebulan scored his first collegiate goal, but the Cal Poly men’s soccer program allowed four second-half scores to Davidson in a span of 18 minutes and fell 4-3 in the season-opening match for both programs on Friday afternoon.
August 27, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Conducts Final Practice Prior to 2014 Season Opener
The Cal Poly football team returned to the scene of one of its historic victories – the Sun Bowl on the campus of UTEP – on Wednesday for its final practice prior to Thursday night’s season opener at New Mexico State.
August 25, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Opens 2014 Football Campaign Thursday at New Mexico State
Cal Poly, just a couple key plays short of earning another NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth in 2013, opens its 2014 campaign, its 21st in Division I and 96th overall, on Thursday night, visiting New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M.
August 23, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Draws No. 7 California 1-1 in Exhibition Tuneup
Sophomore winger Justin Dhillon placed the Cal Poly men’s soccer program in front of No. 7 California with a 27th-minute goal, but the Mustangs settled for a 1-1 draw in their lone exhibition tuneup after conceding a 56th-minute strike to the Golden Bears inside Edwards Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
August 20, 2014 | General News
Mott Athletics Center Ready for Enhanced Upgrades in 2014
Mustang fans headed to the Mott Athletics Center this fall will receive an upgraded game-night experience as the Cal Poly Athletics Department recently announced an interactive rebranding initiative that will introduce a new competition floor, video board and scoreboard, LED courtside signage tables and improved courtside seating to the complex for the 2014-15 sports season.
August 18, 2014 | Baseball
Correia Earns Victory in First Start with Los Angeles Dodgers
Former Cal Poly right-hander Kevin Correia earned a victory in his first start with the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing one run and four hits in six innings against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Dodgers won the game 6-2.
August 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part V
In part V of the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer interview series, strength and conditioning coach Chris Holder and sophomore guard Max Betkowski discuss the NCAA Tournament experience, weightlifting records and Max's favorite bands. Plus, outakes.
August 12, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Opens Training Camp on Wednesday
Under the direction of interim head coach Phil Ruskin and highlighted by eight returning starters from a 2013 squad that scored a program-record 43 goals, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program opens its preseason training camp and begins preparations for the upcoming year on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m.
August 12, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly-UC Santa Barbara Men’s Soccer Match Added to Fox Prime Lineup
For the sixth time in seven years, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program’s Blue-Green rivalry showdown versus UC Santa Barbara will be televised live following the Tuesday announcement from the Big West Conference office that the Saturday, Oct. 25 matchup between the two squads at Harder Stadium will be carried on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.
August 11, 2014 | Baseball
Correia Traded to Dodgers; Update on Other Former Mustangs in Pros
Former Cal Poly right-hander Kevin Correia is back home in California, traded by the Minnesota Twins to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night for a player to be named later or cash. He makes his first start on the mound as a Dodger on Monday night against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field
August 8, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Opens 2014 Preseason Camp on Saturday
Highlighted by three returning starters from a 2013 squad that posted an eight-win improvement from the previous season and solidified by PrepVolleyball.com’s 23rd-ranked freshman recruiting class, the Cal Poly volleyball program opens its preseason training camp and kickstarts preparations for the upcoming year on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m.
August 1, 2014 | Football
Cal Poly Football Opens 2014 Fall Camp Earlier Than Usual
Although 58 lettermen dominated Friday's opening practice session of Fall Camp, the focus also was on the 25 newcomers who took the artificial turf field at the Cal Poly Sports Complex for the first time.
July 30, 2014 | Football
Mustangs Open Practice Friday Afternoon; Earliest Start in School History
The 2014 Cal Poly football team opens Fall Camp on Friday afternoon -- the earliest start in school history -- with 95 players, including 58 of the 61 returning lettermen (16 starters), 12 redshirts, six transfers and 19 freshmen taking the field on the artificial turf of the upper field at the Cal Poly Sports Complex.
July 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball
Elegado to Return to Mustangs for 2014-15 Season
Elegado, who redshirted as a freshman in 2010-11, graduated in June with a recreation, parks & tourism admin. degree and will now be a graduate student with a concentration in sport management.
July 18, 2014 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Meet the Team Day Set for Saturday, Aug. 16
Culminating in the program’s annual intrasquad Green versus Gold match, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team will host its second annual Meet the Team Day event and youth skills clinic for fans on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the university’s Upper Sports Complex.
July 17, 2014 | Wrestling
Cal Poly Wrestling Adds Four to 2013-14 Recruiting Class
The Cal Poly wrestling team has announced the addition of four wrestlers to the 2013-14 recruiting class. All four signed a National Letter of Intent during the Regular Signing Period, which ends August 1.
July 16, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part II
In part No. 2 of the Cal Poly men's basketball team's summer interview series, assistant coach Sam Kirby and senior Michael Bolden discuss burritos, career opportunities and three things to bring if stranded on an island.
July 14, 2014 | Baseball
Mathias Goes 0-for-3 With a Walk; Team USA Defeats Chinese Taipei
Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias went hitless for only the fourth time in 18 games this summer, but drew a walk as Team USA shut out Chinese Taipei 4-0 in its third game during Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium in Haarlem, the Netherlands, on Monday.
July 11, 2014 | Baseball
Mathias Reaches Base Three Times in Team USA Loss to Japan
Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias reached base three times Friday, but Team USA was held to just one hit and fell 1-0 to Japan in the opening game of the 27th edition of Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium.
July 9, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men's Basketball Summer Interview Series - Part I
In part No. 1 of the Cal Poly men's basketball program's summer interview series, head coach Joe Callero and senior guard Maliik Love pitch LeBron James on becoming a Mustang and discuss Maliik's law enforcement career.
July 8, 2014 | Baseball
Mathias Drives in Pair of Runs, But Team USA Falls to Japan 7-5
Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias went hitless for just the second time in 14 games for Team USA, but drove in a pair of runs as USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team dropped a 7-5 decision to Japan in the second game of a three-game international friendship series Monday night.
July 7, 2014 | Football
Dzubnar Named to CFPA Watch List for FCS Linebackers
Senior middle linebacker Nick Dzubnar, Cal Poly's leading tackler each of the last two years, has been named to College Football Performance Awards' watch list for Football Championship Subdivision linebackers.
July 4, 2014 | Baseball
Mathias Drives in a Run in Team USA's 2-0 Victory Over Chinese Taipei
For the first time in 10 games for USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team, Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias failed to get a hit. But Mathias, starting at first base and batting second in the lineup, knocked in an insurance run in the ninth inning with a grounder to third base as Team USA blanked Chinese Taipei 2-0 Friday night.
July 3, 2014 | Baseball
One More Hit for Mathias in 6-2 Victory Over Chinese Taipei
Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias produced a single in four at-bats, scored a run and also walked as USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team defeated Chinese Taipei 6-2 in the second game of a five-game Friendship Series on Wednesday night at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C.
July 2, 2014 | Baseball
Two Hits for Mathias in 5-5 Tie with Chinese Taipei
Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias continued his torrid hitting pace with a single and double as USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team battled Chinese Taipei to a 10-inning 5-5 draw in the opening game of a five-game Friendship Series on Tuesday night at Coleman Field at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
June 30, 2014 | Baseball
Cal Poly Finishes in Top Twenty in All Five Major Polls
Cal Poly’s historic 47-win baseball season, which included its first Big West Conference championship and third NCAA regional bid, has resulted in a top-20 finish in all five major NCAA Division I polls.
June 30, 2014 | Baseball
Cal Poly Infielder Mark Mathias Earns Spot on Team USA Roster
For the second straight year, Cal Poly will be represented on Team USA by one of its baseball players. Following in the footsteps of southpaw Matt Imhof, junior-to-be second baseman Mark Mathias was named Monday morning to the 24-man Collegiate National Team by USA Baseball.
June 30, 2014 | Women's Volleyball
Mustang Volleyball Program Announces 2014 Schedule
Highlighted by seven matches versus opponents that qualified for last year’s NCAA Tournament and 13 contests inside the Mott Athletics Center, the Cal Poly volleyball program announced its 26-match 2014 regular season schedule on Monday afternoon.
June 29, 2014 | Baseball
Mathias Finishes Red, White and Blue Tour on Sunday With One Hit
Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias singled in three at-bats and also walked twice and scored two times, but Team USA suffered its first loss in the Red, White and Blue Tour, falling 7-5 to the Peninsula Pilots of the Coastal Plain League on Sunday night at Warm Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va.
June 27, 2014 | Baseball
Another Multi-Hit Game for Cal Poly's Mark Mathias in Team USA Victory
Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias produced his third multi-hit game in the last four nights, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored, as Team USA scored six runs over the final three innings to break a close game open late and defeated the Columbia Blowfish of the Coastal Plain League, 9-1, on Thursday evening at Capital City Stadium.
June 26, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Adds Guard Trevor John for 2014-15 Season
The Cal Poly men’s basketball team moved a player closer to rounding off its 2014-15 roster recently with the announcement by sixth-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department that 6-3, 182-pound guard Trevor John has joined the program for the upcoming season.
June 25, 2014 | Baseball
Another Three-Hit Game for Cal Poly's Mark Mathias in Team USA Victory
Starting at third base and moving to the top of the batting order, Cal Poly junior-to-be Mark Mathias produced his second three-hit game for Team USA as the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team defeated the Wilson Tobs of the Coastal Plain League, 14-2, on Wednesday night at Fleming Stadium.
June 25, 2014 | Men's Basketball
Eversley Inks First Professional Contract with Westports Malaysia Dragons
Following an historic senior season in which he was named Big West Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player after helping lead the Cal Poly men’s basketball program to the 2014 NCAA Tournament second round, former Mustang forward Chris Eversley signed his first professional contact to compete for the Kuala Lumpur-based Westports Malaysia Dragons.