August 25, 2015 | General News
Mustang Athletics Announces Fall 2015 Promotions Schedule
Cal Poly Athletics on Tuesday announced promotions for all Fall 2015 ticketed sports. Highlights include pink games for football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer, as well as giveaways for every home football game.
August 24, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Opens 2015 Season with Friday Home Matchup Versus UNLV
With nine returning starters and all seven All-Big West Conference selections from a year ago highlighting the roster, the Cal Poly men's soccer program – under the direction of first-year head coach Steve Sampson – opens its 2015 regular season and 22nd year of Division I action when hosting UNLV on Friday, Aug. 28.
August 24, 2015 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Opens 2015 Season at San Jose State Invitational
Highlighted by 11 returning letter winners, including seven starters, the Cal Poly volleyball program embarks on the 2015 season when visiting the five-team San Jose State Invitational on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. The Mustangs – who return 98 percent of their kill total from a season ago – battle the host Spartans (4-27 overall, 1-17 Mountain West in 2014) at 2 p.m. Friday and take on Sacramento State (8-23, 3-13 Big Sky) at 3 p.m. Saturday.
August 24, 2015
Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week: Alyssa Giannetti
After anchoring the Mustang women’s soccer team through an unbeaten opening weekend in the Bay Area while producing a 0.41 goals-against average, senior goalkeeper Alyssa Giannetti was named the Coca-Cola/Cal Poly Student-Athlete of the Week on Monday.
August 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Tops Fresno Pacific 4-0 in Exhibition Tuneup
Senior midfielder Chase Minter converted a 10th-minute penalty and midfielders Joseph Bolous and Matt LaGrassa and forward Ron Reznichky all added second-half goals as the Cal Poly men's soccer program bettered Division II Fresno Pacific in a Saturday evening exhibition tuneup at Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 4-0.
August 20, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Hosts Fresno Pacific in Saturday Exhibition
Six days out from its 2015 regular season opening match, the Cal Poly men's soccer program enjoys one final competitive tuneup when hosting Division II Fresno Pacific for Saturday, Aug. 22 exhibition. Match time inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium is 7 p.m.
August 19, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Mustangs in France - The Final Cut
Complete story and video from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's August 2015 three-game preseason tour of France, including interviews with players and coaches, the Mustangs visiting world-renoun sites and game footage.
August 16, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Hamilton Leads Gold Over Green During 1-1 Intrasquad Scrimmage
Senior keeper Wade Hamilton made two crucial saves in the penalty kick shootout and chipped in with an assist to lead the Gold side over the Green during the Cal Poly men’s soccer intra-squad scrimmage contested at Spanos Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
August 15, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Mustangs in Paris - Part II (Sites, Cuisine, Basketball, French)
More updates from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's August 2015 three-game preseason tour of France. In part II, Cal Poly players talk about their favorite destinations, foods, international basketball and speak a little French.
August 12, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Program Opens 2015 Preseason Camp Wednesday
Returning nine starters and all seven All-Big West Conference honorees from a year ago, the Cal Poly men's soccer program opens its 2015 preseason camp Wednesday morning under the direction of first-year head coach Steve Sampson.
August 12, 2015 | Baseball
Calomeni Pitches Bells to WCCBL Playoff Victory Over Kelowna
Cal Poly junior-to-be pitcher Justin Calomeni allowed just one run in seven innings as the Bellingham Bells defeated the Kelowna Falcons 2-1 in the opening game of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League playoffs Tuesday night.
August 11, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Mustangs in France - Part I (Paris)
Updates from the Cal Poly men's basketball team's August 2015 three-game preseason tour of France. In part I, Cal Poly visited the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
August 10, 2015 | Baseball
Chal Fanning Returns to Cal Poly to Coach Pitching Staff
Chal Fanning, an assistant baseball coach at Cal Poly during Larry Lee’s first year at the helm of the Mustang program and a pitcher under Lee at Cuesta College, is returning to his alma mater as the team’s pitching coach.
August 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Opens Three-Game France Tour with 79-60 Triumph
Senior guard David Nwaba scored a team-leading 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Cal Poly men's basketball program began its three-game preseason tour of France with a 79-60 victory against AMW Select inside Halle Georges Carpentier Monday evening.
August 5, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Chase Minter Named to 30-Player Hermann Trophy Watch List
The Big West Conference’s reigning Midfielder of the Year honoree, Cal Poly men’s soccer senior Chase Minter was selected Wednesday morning as one of 30 players to the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List for national collegiate player of the year.
August 3, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Men’s Soccer Adds Ignacio Hernandez as Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach
First-year head coach Steve Sampson and the Cal Poly men’s soccer team rounded off the program’s coaching staff on Monday with the announcement that former United States and Costa Rica Men’s National Team and LA Galaxy goalkeeper coach Ignacio Hernandez has joined the squad as an assistant coach.
August 3, 2015 | Swimming & Diving
Cal Poly Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet Set for October 24
The event begins with warm-ups at 12:30 p.m. and the meet starts at 1:30 inside the Anderson Aquatic Center, which is located beside the parking structure at the end of the Grand Avenue entrance to the Cal Poly campus. The $25 registration fee (per person) includes a Cal Poly Swimming and Diving t-shirt and swim cap.
July 30, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Hamilton added to United States U-23 College Identification Training Camp
The reigning Big West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year selection, Cal Poly men’s soccer senior Wade Hamilton resumed his affiliation with United States National Team recently in being named one of 28 players called to the under-23 squad’s College Identification training camp.
July 28, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly to Compete in Maui Invitational Opening and Regional Matchups
The first two games of the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s 2015-16 schedule and two early non-conference dates were released Tuesday morning with the announcement that the Mustangs will compete in the 2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Opening and Regional matchups.
July 14, 2015 | Wrestling
Cal Poly Adds Eight to Wrestling Recruiting Class
The Cal Poly wrestling coaching staff has finalized its recruiting class for the 2015-16 season with the signatures of six wrestlers to the National Letter of Intent and the admission of two others to the university.
July 13, 2015 | Baseball
Eight Former Mustangs Swinging Hot Bats in the Minor Leagues
Former Cal Poly baseball players Jimmy Allen, Mitch Haniger, Mark Mathias, Mike Miller, Brent Morel, Nick Torres, Peter Van Gansen and Zack Zehner all produced significant bumps in their batting averages in the minor leagues last week.
July 6, 2015 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Adds Two More Recruits, One Transfer For 2015 Season
The Cal Poly volleyball program solidified its future on Monday afternoon with the announcement by fourth-year head coach Sam Crosson that two incoming freshman and one transfer recruit will continue their volleyball careers with the Mustangs. All three players will join Cal Poly’s lineup for the 2015 season.
July 5, 2015 | Men's Golf
Bertoni Finishes Tied for Third Place in Nova Scotia Open
Former Cal Poly men’s golf standout Travis Bertoni earned his third career top-three finish in a Web.com Tour event Sunday, placing in a tie for third place in the Nova Scotia Open at the Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
July 2, 2015 | Women's Golf
Cal Poly Hires Sofie Aagaard to Coach Women’s Golf Team
Sofie Aagaard, an assistant coach for the women’s golf program at Cal the last three seasons, has been named head coach of the Cal Poly women’s golf team, Mustang director of athletics Don Oberhelman announced Thursday.
July 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Basketball Names Don Vanden Berge as Director of Operations
Having enjoyed recent administrative tenures with Creighton and Washington, Don Vanden Berge has accepted the Cal Poly men’s basketball program’s Director of Operations position as announced Friday by seventh-year head coach Joe Callero and the Mustang Athletics Department.
June 30, 2015 | General News
39 Mustangs Earn Academic All-Big West Conference Distinction
A total of 35 student-athletes across seven Cal Poly sports programs were named to the 2015 Big West Conference Spring All-Academic Team and four Mustang student-athletes representing two sports were honored on the Winter All-Academic Team on Tuesday afternoon.
June 26, 2015
Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Helps Form Newest Big West Conference Sport
The Cal Poly sand volleyball program will join five other schools as charter members of the 17th Big West-sponsored sport, it was announced by the conference office on Friday afternoon. Cal Poly – which contested its first sand volleyball season in 2014 – unites with CSUN, Long Beach State and Hawai’i to welcome both CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State to form a six-team league.
June 23, 2015 | Women's Volleyball
Cal Poly Volleyball Program Unveils 2015 Schedule
Featuring five matches versus opponents that qualified for last season’s NCAA Tournament and 11 contests inside the Mott Athletics Center, the Cal Poly volleyball program announced its 29-match regular season schedule on Tuesday morning. Cal Poly opens the 2015 campaign at three tournaments and will contest its first home match of the season against Pepperdine on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
June 22, 2015 | Women's Volleyball
Jason Borchin Joins Cal Poly Volleyball Coaching Staff
Fourth-year head coach Sam Crosson and the Cal Poly Athletic Department announced on Monday that Jason Borchin has been hired as an assistant coach. Borchin – a full-time assistant coach at Sacramento State for the past six seasons – replaces Chris Tamas who was recently hired as an assistant coach by the University of Nebraska.
June 18, 2015 | Men's Soccer
This is Cal Poly Men's Soccer
This is the Cal Poly Men's Soccer Program, with program and university profiles from head coach Steve Sampson, junior defender Bjorn Sandberg, junior midfielder Ruban Duran, senior defender Kip Colvey and senior midfielders Matt LaGrassa and Chase Minter (video by Ethan Cardoza / Cal Poly Athletics Communications).
June 16, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Cal Poly Men’s Tennis Draws Tennessee on ITA Kick-Off Weekend
For the third time in program history, the 52nd-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis program will take part in the coveted ITA Kick-Off Weekend from Jan. 22-24, 2016. After a season in which the Mustangs were ranked nationally throughout the final 11 ITA weekly polls, Cal Poly secured its bid on Kick-Off Weekend as a No. 3 seed in the Wake Forest bracket by finishing in the Top 60.
June 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Team Announces 2014-15 Season Awards
The Cal Poly men’s basketball team officially finalized its 2014-15 season on Friday evening inside the university’s Performing Arts Center with the announcement by sixth-year head coach Joe Callero of the program’s annual list of award winners and honorees.
June 13, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Former Cal Poly All-American Dome Collects Second Pro Championship
For the second time in less than two months, former two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year and 2013 All-American Andre Dome captured a professional title by winning the Mexico F5 Futures Championship that was held at the Gran Festivall Resort in Manzanillo, Mexico from June 1-7.
June 10, 2015 | Baseball
Quartet of Mustangs Selected on Final Day of 2015 Draft
Cal Poly junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen, the 2015 Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year, was the first of four Mustangs selected on the final day of Major League Baseball’s 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.
June 10, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Announces 18-Match 2015 Schedule
Highlighted by four matches against 2014 NCAA Championship qualifiers – including the Cal Poly men's soccer team's third visit to 2014 national runner-up UCLA in as many years – the Mustang program and first-year head coach Steve Sampson unveiled the squad's 18-match regular season schedule on Wednesday morning.
June 9, 2015 | Baseball
Mathias Drafted by Cleveland in Third Round; Mundell Goes in Seventh
Cal Poly junior second baseman Mark Mathias was drafted in the third round of Major League Baseball’s 2015 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday by Cleveland while junior first baseman/designated hitter Brian Mundell was tabbed by Colorado in the seventh round.
June 7, 2015 | General News
Van Gansen, Krieghoff Named Cal Poly Athletes of the Year
Cal Poly baseball junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen and women’s soccer junior forward Elise Krieghoff have been selected as Cal Poly’s male and female athletes of the year for the 2014-15 academic year.
June 1, 2015 | Baseball
Van Gansen and Bloomquist Earn Top Mustang Team Awards
Cal Poly junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen earned the Cal Poly baseball team's Ozzie Smith Most Valuable Player Award for 2015 while junior right-hander Casey Bloomquist captured the Mike Krukow Outstanding Pitcher Award for the second straight year.
May 28, 2015 | General News
Nine Cal Poly Athletics Teams Improve Multi-Year APR Scores
Led by men's basketball, men’s cross country, women’s tennis and women’s golf, nine of Cal Poly's 20 NCAA-affiliated intercollegiate athletics teams improved their multi-year rates during the 2013-14 academic year while men’s golf maintained its perfect score, according to Academic Progress Rate figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
May 28, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Dhillon, Hamilton’s PSA Elite Face LA Galaxy in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round
Cal Poly men’s soccer junior forward Justin Dhillon scored the game-winning goal and senior goalkeeper Wade Hamilton was in net Wednesday evening as the pair helped lift their PSA Elite squad to a 2-1 victory against Mustang senior midfielder Matt LaGrassa’s Ventura County Fusion in third-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action.
May 26, 2015 | Baseball
Van Gansen Earns Big West Defensive Player of the Year Award
Junior shortstop Peter Van Gansen has been selected as the 2015 Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and two of his Cal Poly baseball teammates -- junior second baseman Mark Mathias and senior outfielder Zack Zehner -- joined Van Gansen on the all-conference first team.
May 26, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Cal Poly Men’s Tennis No. 52 in Final ITA Poll, Earn Kick-Off Weekend Nod
After a four-win improvement from a season ago and a 15-10 overall record, the Cal Poly men’s tennis program earned an Oracle/ITA National Collegiate Tennis Ranking of No. 52 in the final poll for the 2014-15 season. With the Top 60 national ranking, Cal Poly has ensured itself of a spot in the 8th annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend in late January 2016.
May 21, 2015 | Baseball
Baggett Stadium Enhancement Project at Cal Poly Unveiled
With $4 million in pledges from private sources in hand, the $6 million Baggett Stadium Enhancement Project has been given the go-ahead to begin architectural design work and secure bids from contractors over the next 12 months.
May 21, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Three Current and Former Mustangs in May 20 U.S. Open Cup Action
Current Cal Poly men’s soccer midfielder Matt LaGrassa scored, former Mustang winger Ari Lassiter also found the back of the net and senior goalkeeper Wade Hamilton helped produce victory for his club as three Mustangs featured in second-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action on Wednesday evening.
May 18, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Wraps Up 2015 Season With Big West Series at UC Davis
Cal Poly, tied for third place with UC Irvine in the Big West Conference, three games behind frontrunner Cal State Fullerton, closes out the 2015 baseball campaign this weekend by visiting UC Davis at Dobbins Baseball Stadium.
May 20, 2015 | Baseball
Mike Krukow to be Inducted into CCAA Hall of Fame
Former Cal Poly pitcher Mike Krukow has been selected for induction into the California Collegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Krukow will be inducted on June 2 at the Castaway Restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif. For story on his selection, please go to: http://www.gopoly.com/sports/bsb/2014-15/releases/201505139h252r
May 14, 2015 | Softball
Hyland Earns NFCA All-Region Praise for Second Successive Year
After leading the Big West Conference and ranking 24th among NCAA Division I pitchers with 233 strikeouts, Cal Poly softball sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland earned NFCA All-West Region second team praise for a second straight season on Thursday morning.
May 15, 2015 | Men's Golf
De Los Santos Climbs Into 19th Place in Second Round of NCAA Regional
Cal Poly sophomore Justin De Los Santos bounced back from a triple-bogey on his first hole with five birdies and climbed 13 spots to a 19th-place tie after the second round of play in the NCAA San Diego Regional hosted by the University of San Diego at The Farms Golf Club on Friday.
May 15, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Opens Final Home Series of Year With 6-2 Win Over UC Riverside
Senior third baseman Tommy Pluschkell belted his first career home run and junior right-hander Casey Bloomquist earned his seventh straight victory as Cal Poly defeated UC Riverside 6-2 in the opener of a three-game Big West Conference baseball series Friday night before 1,271 in Baggett Stadium.
May 11, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Host UC Riverside for Final Three Home Games of Season
Cal Poly, three games behind Big West Conference co-leaders Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine with six games to play, closes out the home portion of its 2015 baseball schedule this weekend by hosting UC Riverside for a three-game Big West Conference series inside Baggett Stadium.
May 13, 2015 | Softball
Ceccacci, Hyland, Heyward and Convissar Earn All-Big West Praise
Highlighted by three second team selections in senior left fielder Emily Ceccacci, sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland and freshman designated player Stephanie Heyward, four Cal Poly softball players earned All-Big West Conference praise following the Wednesday announcement of postseason accolades.
May 11, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Women’s Tennis Recruiting Class Includes Gruaz, Oleynik
The Cal Poly women’s tennis program strengthened its future on Monday with the announcement that Ilana Oleynik (from Pacific Palisades, Calif.) and Celine Gruaz (Chicago, Ill.) will join the team for the upcoming 2015-16 season.
May 9, 2015 | Softball
Mustangs Lead Early, but Close 2015 Season with 3-2 Loss at UC Riverside
Freshman third baseman Stephanie Heyward's first-inning double granted the Cal Poly softball program the opening lead Saturday afternoon, but UC Riverside – aided by two errors – scored three times in the third as the Mustangs closed the 2015 season with a 3-2 loss at Amy S. Harrison Field.
May 8, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Wins Opener of Three-Game Big West Series at UC Irvine, 9-6
Junior right-hander Casey Bloomquist earned his sixth straight victory while Brian Mundell and Brett Barbier each drove in three runs as Cal Poly defeated UC Irvine 9-6 in the opening game of a pivotal Big West Conference baseball series Friday night at Anteater Ballpark.
May 4, 2015 | Men's Golf
De Los Santos Qualifies for NCAA Regional at The Farms
Cal Poly sophomore Justin De Los Santos, the 2015 Big West Conference men’s golf individual champion, has been placed in the NCAA Division I Regional to be hosted by the University of San Diego at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
May 5, 2015 | Baseball
Zill, Mathias and Zehner Lead Cal Poly to 5-1 Win Over San Jose State
Freshman right-hander Jarred Zill pitched six solid innings for his third win while junior second baseman Mark Mathias and senior left fielder Zack Zehner provided the key sparks offensively as Cal Poly defeated San Jose State 5-1 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday night in Baggett Stadium.
May 3, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Former Cal Poly All-American Dome Captures First Pro Championship
Two-time Big West Conference Player of the Year and 2013 All-American Andre Dome recently won his first professional championship, earning the Thailand F2 Futures Championship on the Chang ITF Pro Circuit, which ran from April 27- May 3 at the Rama Garden Sport Complex in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 3, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Falls to CSUN in Final Game of Big West Series, 6-4
Catcher Albee Weiss belted two home runs, driving in four runs, and junior right-hander Rayne Raven earned his sixth win as CSUN salvaged one win in its three-game Big West Conference baseball series at Cal Poly with a 6-4 victory Sunday afternoon.
May 2, 2015 | Track & Field
Cal Poly Finishes Regular Season With Blue-Green Rivalry Meet vs. UCSB
The Big West finals are set to open with the decathlon and heptathlon at UC Riverside on Friday and Saturday, before resuming a week later, when the Highlanders will host everything else from May 15-16. The last day's action will be televised on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.
May 2, 2015 | Football
Offense Edges Defense 27-25 Despite Recording No Touchdowns
The offense compiled 381 total yards and 21 first downs, but the defense kept the offense out of the end zone and forced a fumble on the final play of the 2015 Cal Poly Spring Football Game on Saturday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
May 2, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Clinches CSUN Series With 7-1 Victory Saturday Night
Sophomore catcher Brett Barbier drove in four runs and freshman southpaw Kyle Smith scattered six hits over eight innings for his fifth win as Cal Poly defeated CSUN 7-1 in the second game of a Big West Conference baseball series Saturday night before 1,134 in Baggett Stadium.
May 2, 2015 | Football
Dzubnar, Ontko Go Undrafted, But Afforded Professional Opportunities
Cal Poly linebackers Nick Dzubnar and Cameron Ontko were not selected as the 2015 National Football League Draft drew to a close Saturday in Chicago. But the pair of former Mustangs will get a chance to display their talents in the coming weeks and months.
May 2, 2015 | Softball
Mustangs Open Final Home Series by Falling Twice to Long Beach State
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland (right) struck out four Long Beach State hitters and allowed just four hits in a complete-game effort, but a two-run homer from 49ers second baseman LT Torres stood as the difference as the Mustangs – in a nationally-televised, ESPNU matchup from Bob Janssen Field – dropped game No. 1 of a Saturday doubleheader, 2-1. Despite a two-run homer from Hyland in game No. 2, Cal Poly also dropped the back end of its doubleheader in nine innings, 7-4.
April 29, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Resumes Big West Title Chase at Home This Weekend vs. CSUN
Cal Poly, which climbed into fourth place in the Big West by winning two of three games at home against Long Beach State (the Mustangs’ first series win over the Dirtbags since 2010) last weekend, continues defense of its conference championship this weekend by hosting CSUN at Baggett Stadium.
April 28, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Two Cal Poly Singles, One Doubles Pair Garner First Team Recognition
The 54th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team had three individual players and the sophomore doubles team of Ben Donovan and Corey Pang earn Big West All-Conference Team praise, it was announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon. Ben Donovan and Garrett Auproux were selected to the First Team in singles, while Corey Pang collected a Second Team singles honor and the duo of Donovan and Pang earned First Team doubles distinction.
April 28, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly’s Oxnevad Selected to All-Big West First Team
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team placed one singles players on the All-Big West First Team and another doubles pair earned an Honorable Mention status, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon. Mustang redshirt-sophomore Louise Oxnevad won five solo matchups in the No. 1 singles spot this season, on her way to First Team distinction, while the combination of Oxnevad and junior Dane Joubert collected Honorable Mention doubles team praise.
April 27, 2015 | Football
Dzubnar, Ontko Among Cal Poly Football Players Awaiting NFL Draft
Linebackers Nick Dzubnar and Cameron Ontko, both first-team All-Big Sky Conference selections last fall, are Cal Poly’s top two candidates for the 2015 National Football League Draft, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.
April 26, 2015 | Softball
Mustangs Hit Three Homers, but Drop Doubleheader at Cal State Fullerton
Freshman shortstop Chelsea Convissar belted her first home run of Sunday afternoon in game No. 1 of a doubleheader versus Cal State Fullerton, but the Cal Poly softball program fell in the opener, 4-1. Convissar, along with freshman center fielder Amanda Sandoval, added seventh-inning homers in game No. 2, but Cal Poly also dropped the ESPN3-broadcasted, series-closing matchup, 6-3.
April 24, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Opens Long Beach State Series With 6-1 Victory
Junior right-hander Casey Bloomquist scattered five hits over eight innings and Cal Poly took advantage of three Long Beach State errors and a passed ball, scoring three unearned runs, for a 6-1 victory in the opener of a Big West Conference baseball series Friday night before 1,304 in Baggett Stadium.
April 25, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Fourth-seeded Cal Poly Eliminated in Big West Tournament
The 54th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team was defeated by the Big West Conference Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed UC Irvine on Friday afternoon, 4-0 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. For the first time in four years, the fourth-seeded Mustangs failed to advance to the championship match on Sunday. Cal Poly ends their year with a 15-10 overall record, while the 73rd-ranked Anteaters improved to 20-12 and avenged an earlier season loss to the Mustangs.
April 22, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Resumes Big West Play at Home Versus Long Beach State
Cal Poly (17-20, 5-4 Big West), which fell into fifth place in the Big West Conference by losing two of three games at UC Santa Barbara over the weekend and bounced back with a non-conference win at Santa Clara on Tuesday, plays its next two Big West Conference series at home, starting Friday night with Long Beach State (21-15, 7-5 Big West) in Baggett Stadium.
April 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Eighth-Seeded Cal Poly Eliminated by Long Beach State
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team had its stay in the Big West Conference Tournament ended after a 4-0 loss to top-seeded Long Beach State during the quarterfinal round on Friday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Cal Poly finishes the season 5-16 overall, having won two out of its final three matches, while the 49ers advanced to the semifinal round on Saturday.
April 23, 2015 | Men's Tennis
Fourth-Seeded Cal Poly Blitzes UC Riverside in Tournament Opener
The 54th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team opened defense of its Big West Conference Tournament championship from a season ago with a 4-0 victory over UC Riverside on Thursday morning at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Cal Poly – who entered this season’s tournament as the fourth overall seed – made quick work of the eighth-seeded Highlanders by snatching the early momentum and never letting up.
April 23, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Eighth-Seeded Cal Poly Overwhelms UC Riverside, 4-0
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference Tournament after a 4-0 win over UC Riverside during the opening round on Thursday morning. The Mustangs – who entered the tournament as the eighth seed – advanced to the second round on Friday to take on first-seeded Long Beach State (No. 40 in most recent ITA rankings) after defeating UC Riverside for the second time in less than a week.
April 23, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Mustangs Host CSU Bakersfield Saturday to Close Spring Home Slate
One week after recording a 6-0 triumph at San Francisco, the Cal Poly men’s soccer program continues its five-match spring schedule and completes the home portion of the spring slate when hosting CSU Bakersfield at 12 noon on Saturday, April 25 inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
April 20, 2015 | Football
Fullbacks Shine in Spring Football Camp Scrimmage on Saturday
Fullbacks Jared Mohamed and Joe Protheroe scored a trio of touchdowns and Tony Miro, another fullback candidate, caught a 57-yard scoring pass front Andrew Barna, highlighting Saturday’s 30-minute scrimmage on the upper field of the Cal Poly Sports Complex.
April 21, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 54 Cal Poly Opens Big West Tournament on Thursday
Seeking its third Big West Conference Tournament title in four seasons, the 54th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team embarks on its tournament journey at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden against UC Riverside. The Mustangs open the tournament as the fourth seed, while the Highlanders enter as the fifth seed.
April 20, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Visit Santa Clara for Midweek Rematch on Tuesday Night
Cal Poly (16-20, 5-4 Big West), which fell into fifth place in the Big West Conference by losing two of three games at UC Santa Barbara over the weekend, concludes a four-game road trip Tuesday night with a single non-conference game at Santa Clara (16-22, 4-11 West Coast) in Stephen Schott Stadium.
April 21, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Battles UC Riverside as Big West Tournament Begins
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team looks to build off its first conference victory of the season when it opens Big West Tournament action at 9 a.m. Thursday against UC Riverside at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Mustangs enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed, while the Highlanders open as the No. 9 seed.
April 18, 2015 | Softball
Colburn, West, Convissar Help Lift Cal Poly to Doubleheader Split
Junior designated player Betsy Colburn kept the Cal Poly softball program in the lead with an RBI in the second and fourth innings and junior first baseman Breana West added a two-run double in the sixth to preserve the lead as the Mustangs opened a Saturday afternoon doubleheader versus Hawai'i with an 8-1 triumph. Cal Poly, however, collected just four hits in game No. 2 at Bob Janssen Field and closed the three-game series with a 4-1 loss.
April 19, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Grabs First Conference Win, Breezes Past UC Riverside 4-0
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team collected its first Big West Conference victory of the season by outdueling UC Riverside on the road Sunday afternoon. The match was a makeup due to a rainout on Feb. 22, as the Mustangs used four singles triumphs to earn their first road win of the season.
April 18, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 50 Cal Poly Tripped Up by UC Santa Barbara
The storied Blue-Green Rivalry went the way of the Gauchos on Saturday afternoon, as 70th-ranked UC Santa Barbara handed the 50th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team its second consecutive loss by a final count of 6-1. Cal Poly finishes the Big West Conference regular season at 3-2, while UCSB finished off a perfect home campaign (9-0) and also concluded conference play at 3-2 overall.
April 18, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Falls on Road to UCSB, 4-0
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team had no answer for the 63rd-ranked UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Saturday morning, falling 4-0 during Big West Conference play in Santa Barbara. With the loss, the Mustangs fall to 0-7 in conference play, while UCSB improves to 6-2.
April 18, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Evens UC Santa Barbara Series With 4-3 Victory
Freshman southpaw Kyle Smith scattered six hits over 8 1/3 innings while Mark Mathias, Peter Van Gansen and Brian Mundell, the top three in the batting order, all produced three hits as Cal Poly defeated UC Santa Barbara 4-3 in a Big West Conference baseball game Saturday at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
April 17, 2015 | Baseball
UC Santa Barbara Rallies For 8-7 Big West Victory Over Cal Poly
No. 9 UC Santa Barbara rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to turn a 6-3 deficit into an 8-7 victory over Cal Poly in the opener of a three-game Big West Conference baseball series Friday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
April 15, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Resumes Big West Play This Weekend at No. 9 UCSB
Cal Poly (15-18, 4-2 Big West), which moved into a tie for third place in the Big West Conference by sweeping Hawai’i over the weekend and extended its winning streak to five games with a 10-6 win over Fresno State on Tuesday, returns to Big West play Friday with the opener of a three-game series at Blue-Green and Central Coast rival UC Santa Barbara (26-8, 4-2 Big West) in Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.
April 14, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 50 Cal Poly Closes Big West Play at UC Santa Barbara
The 50th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team completes its five-match Big West Conference schedule at 3 p.m. Saturday at No. 70 UC Santa Barbara. For the eighth consecutive week, the Mustangs earned a national raking by the ITA after falling in its only match of the week last Saturday at No. 68 UC Davis.
April 14, 2015 | Baseball
Five RBI by Barbier Spark Cal Poly to 10-6 Victory Over Fresno State
Sophomore catcher Brett Barbier, two days after knocking in six runs with a single, triple and home run against Hawaii, added four hits and five RBI Tuesday night as Cal Poly turned a pair of four-run deficits into a 10-6 victory over Fresno State in Baggett Stadium.
April 15, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Concludes Big West Play at UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team hits the road this week for a pair of conference matches, including a 10:30 a.m. Saturday bout with central coast rival and 63rd-ranked UC Santa Barbara. The Mustangs will also play at 2 p.m. Sunday at UC Riverside, which is a makeup from a match that was rained out in late February.
April 15, 2015 | Women's Soccer
Magellan Attending U-20 Brazil National Team Training Camp
Stephanie Magellan, who in February signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her soccer career at Cal Poly, is one of 28 players currently attending the U-20 Brazil National Team training camp in Pinheiral.
April 13, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Host Fresno State for Midweek Game on Tuesday Night
Cal Poly (14-18, 4-2 Big West), which moved into a tie for third place in the Big West Conference by sweeping Hawai’i over the weekend, concludes a five-game home stand Tuesday night by hosting Central California rival Fresno State (18-18, 9-6 Mountain West) for a single non-conference game in Baggett Stadium.
April 12, 2015 | Softball
Mustangs Make First-Inning Lead Stand in 2-1 Win at UC Davis
Sophomore righthander Sierra Hyland struck out five UC Davis hitters in a complete-game victory and freshman third baseman Stephanie Heyward’s two-out, two-run triple in the top of the first inning stood as the decisive margin Sunday afternoon as the Cal Poly softball team edged the Aggies at LaRue Field, 2-1.
April 11, 2015
Greisen and Nelson Win Both, Cal Poly Falls Twice During Season Finale
The Cal Poly freshman duo of Raeann Greisen and Taylor Nelson won both of their matchups despite the Mustangs falling to Oregon, 3-2 and Stanford, 4-1 during the Stanford Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Cal Poly wrapped up its second season of sand volleyball this weekend with a trio of three-set defeats and a victory by the sophomore pairing of Taylor Gruenewald and Anna Gorman.
April 10, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Outlasted in Marathon Match by No. 72 CSUN
The Cal Poly women’s tennis team was defeated by CSUN, 4-3 on Friday afternoon at Mustangs Courts during a Big West Conference match that had been postponed earlier this season due to weather. The Matadors snatched the doubles point early, only to see the Mustangs come back and capture three of the first five singles matchups, setting up the marathon finish.
April 8, 2015 | Football
Cal Poly Football Opens 2015 Spring Camp With Ninety Players
Ninety football players donned shorts and jerseys for the start of Cal Poly’s 2015 Spring Camp on Wednesday. With six transfers, 11 walk-ons and 18 returning redshirts joining 55 players (42 lettermen) from last year’s 7-5 squad, introductions needed to be made.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Cal Poly Continues Spring Slate Saturday Evening versus Stanford
The Cal Poly men's soccer program continues its five-match spring schedule and wraps a two-match home stand inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium when squaring off against 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifier Stanford on Saturday, April 11. Match time versus the Cardinal is 7 p.m. with free admission for all supporters.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball
Callero Thanks Mustang Fans for Support during 2014-15 Season
With the men’s basketball season complete with the conclusion of Monday’s national championship game, sixth-year Cal Poly men’s basketball head coach Joe Callero reached out to Mustang fans in thanks for their support during the 2014-15 season.
April 9, 2015
Cal Poly Sand Volleyball Wraps Season at Stanford Invitational
After collecting its first victory of the season last Saturday and narrowly falling in two other matchups, the Cal Poly sand volleyball team takes part in the Stanford Invitational starting with a 3 p.m. Friday battle against Washington at Stadium Courts in Stanford.
April 8, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 49 Cal Poly Travels to UC Davis for Big West Showdown
Coming off three consecutive home victories last week to begin Big West Conference play, the 49th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team has perhaps its toughest test of the conference season at 2 p.m. Friday at 68th-ranked UC Davis.
April 7, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly vs. Pepperdine Baseball Game Moved to Wednesday Night
Cal Poly (10-18, 1-2 Big West), which opened defense of its 2014 Big West Conference championship by dropping two of three games at Cal State Fullerton over the weekend, will host Pepperdine (17-16, 7-5 West Coast) for a single non-conference game Wednesday night in Baggett Stadium.
April 6, 2015 | Football
Defense Will Be Focus of Cal Poly’s 2015 Spring Football Camp
With nine of the 11 starters on Cal Poly's offense returning next fall, the focus of the 2015 Spring Football Camp, which opens Wednesday, will be on the other side of the ball, where replacements must be found for all-conference linebackers Nick Dzubnar and Cameron Ontko along with two safeties and a pair of linemen.
April 4, 2015 | Softball
Big First Inning Carries Cal Poly Softball Team to 9-4 victory
Keyed by a two-run homer from sophomore right fielder Courtney Tyler as part of a five-run first inning, the Cal Poly softball program closed its three-game series versus Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara with a 9-4 Saturday afternoon victory inside Bob Janssen Field.
April 4, 2015 | Baseball
Cal State Fullerton Clinches Big West Series Against Cal Poly With 13-2 Win
Designated hitter David Olmedo-Barrera drove in eight runs with a grand slam, two-run single, sacrifice fly and hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 13-2 victory over Cal Poly in the final game of a three-game Big West Conference series Saturday afternoon at Goodwin Field.
April 5, 2015
Two Cal Poly Pairs Win Third Straight, Mustangs Edged by Hornets
Cal Poly’s No. 4 junior pairing of Hannah Schleis and Katie Conroy swept all three of their matchups in Sacramento, including Sunday’s straight-set (21-9, 21-16) decision over the Hornets’ Lauren Kissell and Lauren Aikels. Schleis and Conroy improved their overall dual match record to 5-3 and have won five out their past six matchups this season.
April 4, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 53 Cal Poly Continues to Roll, Sweeps UC Riverside on Senior Day
The 53rd-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team continued its late-season surge on Saturday afternoon with a 4-0 win over UC Riverside at Mustang Courts. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Mustangs – who improved to 9-2 at home this season – keeping them undefeated (3-0) in Big West Conference play with a showdown at UC Davis looming next week.
April 4, 2015
Cal Poly Collects First Win Over Boise State, Falls to San Francisco
The Cal Poly sand volleyball team split its matches on the opening day of the Sacramento State Tournament on Saturday afternoon, defeating Boise State and falling to San Francisco by identical 3-2 scores. The Mustangs earned their first victory of the season during the opening match of play, led by the freshman duo of Raeann Greisen and Taylor Nelson's victory over Maddy O’Donnell and Hannah Hubbard in straight-sets (22-20, 21-15) at No. 1.
April 3, 2015 | Softball
Tyler Grand Slam Sparks Cal Poly Softball Team in Doubleheader Opener
Sophomore right fielder Courtney Tyler's third-inning grand slam stood as the difference as the Cal Poly softball team opened a Friday doubleheader and a three-game series versus Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara by claiming its first Big West Conference victory of 2015 with a 5-3 triumph at Bob Janssen Field. Despite scoring three times in the bottom of the seventh in game No. 2, Cal Poly fell in the nightcap 4-3 and settled for a Friday split.
April 2, 2015 | Baseball
Mundell Belts Two Home Runs as Cal Poly Shuts Out Cal State Fullerton 5-0
Brian Mundell belted two solo home runs, Ryan Drobny added a two-run shot off the foul pole and Casey Bloomquist scattered six hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings as Cal Poly opened defense of its 2014 Big West Conference championship with a 5-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night at Goodwin Field.
April 3, 2015
Cal Poly Sand Volleyball Falls to Pacific in Stockton
The Cal Poly sand volleyball team began its four-match, three day venture north with a 5-0 loss to Pacific at Raney Courts on Friday afternoon in Stockton. The Mustang freshman duo of Raeann Greisen and Taylor Nelson forced a third set – the sixth time in their seven matches that they have taken a match to three – but were eventually defeated at No. 1 (21-23, 21-15, 9-15
April 3, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Mustang Women’s Tennis Team Drops 4-1 Decision to No. 74 UC Irvine
The Cal Poly women's tennis program opened Friday morning's match versus No. 74 UC Irvine by grabbing the doubles point, but the Anteaters responded in singles with four victories as the hosts dropped a 4-1 decision on Mustang Courts.
April 2, 2015
Cal Poly Sand Volleyball to Play Four Matches Over Three Days
The Cal Poly sand volleyball team will make one stop in Stockton on Friday before traveling north to take part in the Sacramento State Invitational this weekend. The Mustangs battle the Tigers at 4 p.m. Friday and are scheduled to take on Boise State at 1 p.m. and San Francisco at 4 p.m. on Saturday in Sacramento. Cal Poly will wrap up the tournament against the host-Hornets at 10 a.m. Sunday.
April 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Outlasted by Cal State Fullerton in Marathon Affair, 4-3
After all but one matchup was settled, all eyes were on the fourth court Thursday afternoon as the Cal Poly women’s tennis team fell to Cal State Fullerton, 4-3 at Mustang Courts during Big West Conference action. The match came down to the third and final set between Cal Poly’s Hannah Stone and CSUF’s Danielle Pham, as the Titan freshman outlasted the Mustang senior at No. 4 (2-6, 6-2, 7-5) to claim the match.
April 1, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Opens Big West Baseball Title Defense at Cal State Fullerton
Cal Poly (9-16), which has won or split three of its last four series after a 1-6 start, including series wins over Pacific and No. 19 Oregon State, opens defense of its 2014 Big West Conference championship Thursday night with the first of three games against Cal State Fullerton (14-13) at Goodwin Field.
April 1, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Lassiter Caps United States U-23 Tour with Appearance versus Denmark
Four days after making his United States Men's National Team U-23 squad debut versus Bosnia-Herzegovina, former Cal Poly men's soccer winger Ari Lassiter earned his second cap on Tuesday evening with a substitute appearance in a 1-0 loss to Denmark inside Lyngby Stadion.
March 31, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 53 Cal Poly Hosts Mustang Tennis Alumni Weekend
The 53rd-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team hosts two Big West Conference foes during the program’s annual alumni weekend, which includes a meet and greet and social on Friday and a pre-match tailgate and end-of-the-year banquet on Saturday.
March 31, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Falls in 10 Innings to Pepperdine, 9-8
Chase Fornaci’s home run down the left field line leading off the 10th inning lifted Pepperdine to a 9-8 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
March 31, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly Baseball to Visit Pepperdine for Midweek Game Tuesday
Defending Big West baseball champion Cal Poly (9-15), which has won eight of 17 games after a 1-6 start, including series wins over Pacific and No. 19 Oregon State, on Tuesday plays its final non-conference game prior to Big West Conference play, visiting Pepperdine (14-15) at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
March 29, 2015
Three Pairs Collect Wins in Santa Cruz Tournament on Sunday
The Cal Poly sand volleyball team picked up three pair’s victories on Sunday morning at the Santa Cruz Collegiate Challenge at Main Beach. Sunday’s pair tournament wrapped up the two-day event hosted by Santa Clara and the University of San Francisco.
March 29, 2015 | Softball
Mustang Softball Team Falls in Series Finale at CSUN, 7-5
The Cal Poly softball team struck first Sunday afternoon and composed a late rally by scoring twice with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, but a five-run second by CSUN placed the Matadors in front to stay as the Mustangs closed a three-game series with a 7-5 loss.
March 28, 2015 | Baseball
Zehner, Mundell Each Drive In Three As Cal Poly Clinches Oregon St. Series
Junior first baseman Brian Mundell and senior left fielder Zack Zehner both knocked in three runs and senior right-hander Danny Zandona earned his fourth save as Cal Poly clinched its three-game non-conference baseball series at No. 19 Oregon State with a 7-2 victory Saturday afternoon in Goss Stadium.
March 28, 2015 | Men's Soccer
Lassiter Starts in U.S. U-23 Team’s Win versus Bosnia-Herzegovina
Added to the United States Men's National Team U-23 squad's training camp earlier in the week, former Mustang winger Ari Lassiter started and played 60 minutes Friday in a 5-2 friendly victory versus Bosnia-Herzegovina at Stadion Tusanj.
March 27, 2015 | Men's Tennis
No. 64 Cal Poly Wins Comeback Thriller at No. 72 UNLV, 4-3
The 64th-ranked Cal Poly men’s tennis team produced something on Friday afternoon that has only occurred once this season – a win on 72nd-ranked UNLV’s home court. Cal Poly finished off a thrilling, 4-3 comeback victory over the Rebels after freshman Axel Damiens outlasted Alexandr Cozbinov (6-1, 6-7, 6-4) at No. 5 for the clincher.
March 26, 2015 | Baseball
Cal Poly to Visit Oregon State for Final Non-Conference Series
Defending Big West baseball champion Cal Poly (7-14), which won six of 11 games after a 1-6 start, seeks to snap a three-game losing streak this weekend with a three-game non-conference series at No. 19 Oregon State (19-5) on Coleman Field at Goss Stadium.
March 26, 2015 | Women's Tennis
Cal Poly Earns Road Trip Split After 6-1 Victory Over Seattle
Mustang sophomore Sayaka Tsugai (pictured) didn’t concede one point during her straight set (6-0, 6-0) ousting of Audrey Scott at No. 6. The win was Tsugai’s first this season as she improved to 1-3 when occupying the sixth spot.
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.