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Score by Quarter                                               

Phoenix  (3-0)                                     22             23             16            26                87

Chicago (0-3)                                 22            21              20        19              82

CHICAGO – With their season on the line, the Chicago Sky returned to their old stomping grounds, the UIC Pavilion, on Friday night for Game 3 of the 2014 WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile. Despite 23 points from Elena Delle Donne, the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Chicago Sky 87-82 to win their third WNBA Championship.

HSU and Hayden Swat Otters in Straight Sets

SEASIDE, Calif. — For the first time in eight seasons, the Humboldt State volleyball team claimed victory in its California Collegiate Athletic Association opener. Symone Hayden provided opportunistic kills to help the Lumberjacks swat the Otters of Cal State Monterey Bay in straight sets, 3-0, on Fridaynight.

Jacks Net Four Unanswered Second Half Goals to Defeat Clan

The four HSU goals and the four scored in Thursday’s 4-0 shutout over Academy of Art are the most goals the team has scored in back-to-back matches since opening the 2006 season with shutouts of Southern Oregon (4-0) and Oregon Tech (5-0). The Jacks’ 10 goals in four matches are two shy of their 2013 total of 12 goals in 18 matches.

“Our goal this weekend was to come away with two convincing victories, and we were able to do that,” said HSU Head Coach Paul Karver. “Simon Fraser may be one of the hardest working groups we have seen or will see. Their staff and players deserve a great deal of credit.”


HSU Women’s Soccer    Rebata Header Propels Jacks to Overtime Win over Wolves

MONMOUTH, Ore. — In dramatic fashion, Courtney Rebata headed teammate Colette Behen’s corner kick into the net at 5:36 into overtime to propel Humboldt State women’s soccer to a 2-1 victory Saturday over Western Oregon.


Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

WNBA Finals 2014 Practice – Media Availability

Sept. 8, 2014

Q: What is the preparation like after a great game heading into Game 2?

Taurasi: More preparation. Those games are funny; you play them and you don’t remember

much because you’re so in the moment. So when you go back and look at film, we didn’t play

that great. We had a lot of miscues on both ends and we know tomorrow they’re going to be a

lot better because that’s the type

better tomorrow, too.


 Score by Quarter                              

Chicago (15-17)                                19             12             21            20              72

Washington (15-17)                         10             19             16            24              69   


 Bandits, Pride Finish Out Regular Season Series With Doubleheader Split  Doubleheader

Game 1 ROSEMONT, Ill. – July 3, 2014 – It was a day of free softball at the Ballpark at Rosemont with a doubleheader already scheduled for the day while game one saw the ride walk away with an extra inning victory to finish the series in a 2-2 tie.

Andrea Williamson got the call in the circle for the Bandits against the Pride’s Chelsea Thomas.  It was the Pride, who struck first as Kelly Kretschman recorded the game’s first hit, bringing Kristyn Sandberg to the plate. She would reach on an error allowing Kretschman to round home for the 1-0 lead. They Bandits defense would shut them down the rest of the inning, getting Amanda Kamekona to ground out to second base, as the Bandits came up to bat.Bandits, Pride Finish Out Regular Season Series With Doubleheader …

Katelyn Rowland Selected to U.S. Team for U-20 Women’s World Cup    

UCLA senior goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland will lead the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team at the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in August.  The tournament will take place in Edmonton, Montreal, Moncton and Toronto, Canada, from Aug. 5-24.

Rowland earned the Golden Glove at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in January, recording shutouts in each of her four starts and five saves in the tournament. During her junior season at UCLA, she earned All-America honors and was the national leader in goals against average (0.27) and save percentage (.903). She also set a school record for single-season shutouts with 15. In the College Cup, she made saves on two penalty shots in the semifinal shootout win against Virginia and then shut out Florida State in the championship match.



Faulkner, Sky Steal Show in LA

Score by Quarter

Los Angeles (6-9)                   27        17        13        26         83                 

Chicago (8-8)                          22        19        23        26         90

CHICAGO- Rookie guard Jamierra Faulkner had a career night, scoring 27 points as the Sky (8-8) captured the win defeating the Los Angeles Sparks 90-83. For the Sky, it was the franchise’s first victory in Los Angeles since July 1st, 2007.


USSSA Pride Cruises Past Akron Racers, 13-2

Gaye Lynn Wilson
Vice President
National Pro Fastpitch

Mansfield, TX – June 24, 2014 – The Akron Racers didn’t put up much of a fight on Tuesday,

as the USSSA Pride cruised to a blowout 13-2 win in seven innings at Big League Dreams Park

in Mansfield, TX.

Great Pitching Leads Akron Racers Past Chicago

Great Pitching Leads Akron Racers Past Chicago  Akron, OH – May 29, 2014 - A superb effort by Rachele Fico lifted  the Akron Racers to a 4-0 win in seven innings over Chicago Bandits on Friday at Akron, OH.

Rachele pitched lights out for Akron Racers. Chicago Bandits managed just one hit off of the Akron Racers’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out seven during her seven innings of work.

The Akron Racers were led by a flawless day at the dish by Charlotte Morgan, who went 3-3 against Chicago Bandits’ pitching. She singled in the first and third innings and doubled in the fifth inning.



– WNBA Becomes First Professional Sports League to Establish Integrated Marketing, Media, Grassroots and Social Responsibility Program –

 – WNBA Celebrates LGBT Pride on National TV

During Live Game June 22 on ESPN2 –

In exactly one week, I will be on my flight to Amsterdam, my new home for 5 months. During these 5 months, I have the opportunity to continue my softball career playing overseas. As this journey begins, I can only thank the people who always believed in me and the people who pushed me throughout my softball career. You all know who you are. ‪#‎internationalathlete‬ ‪#‎NETHERLANDS‬ ‪#‎Terrasvogels‬ ‪#‎softball‬

Athletics Unveils LGBTQ Awareness Video

CARSON — Spearheaded by its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Cal State Dominguez Hills Athletics Department created a video to help raise awareness for the LGBTQ community.   With Toro coaches and student-athletes from all 10 sports the focus of the public service video, the footage was filmed during the spring semester and supervised by CSUDH’s Interim Athletics Director Jamie Bouyer and Academic Advisor Meghan McGarry.

To see the video in its entirety, log on to http://www.GoToros.com NOW!



Written by Lauren Niemiera

NEWARK – The Chicago Sky defeated the Washington Mystics 76-69 inside the sold out Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware on Tuesday night. From the moment the ball was tipped the crowd was electric and the Sky were in attack mode.

  • Pena and Obbema highlight HSU’s Daktronics, Inc. DII All-West Region Softball Selections

May 12, 2014  HSU Softball Christopher S. Myers SID  

SAN FRANCISCO – Following another outstanding season on the diamond, Humboldt State received four Daktronics, Inc. Division II All-West Region Softball Team selections. The Lumberjacks’ third baseman Julie Pena and pitcher Katie Obbema highlighted the team’s first team members, while second baseman Tiffany Hollingsworth and pitcher Liz Perez earned second team honors.


Jacks Varsity Four race to remarkable victory at Dad Vail Regatta Grand Finals

May 10, 2014  HSU Rowing  Christopher S. Myers SID

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The true heart of a team comes at times of adversity. Humboldt State Varsity Four crew team showed great heart and determination as it went from last to a first place victory by three feet at the Dad Vail Regatta Grand Finals.


Otters Take Long Road To Regional Tournament Win

Thanks to strong offshore winds, the dust never did settle Saturday at the Otter Sports Complex, but when the games ended, host and top-seeded Cal State Monterey Bay survived


HSU rows to Northwest Collegiate Rowing Championship crown

May 3, 2014  HSU Rowing  Christopher S. Myers  

EUGENE, Ore. – As the 2014 season has progressed, Humboldt State rowing has continued to have more success. In a tight race, the Lumberjacks prevailed over the Loggers of the University of Puget Sound, 77-73, to win the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Championships on Saturday.


Jacks’ Varsity Eight race to fastest time and top place at WIRA Championship

April 27, 2014 HSU Rowing  HSU JACK’s SID Christopher S. Myers


LAKE NATOMA, Calif. – After winning its heat in the preliminaries, Humboldt State rowing’s Varsity Eight carried the success into the fastest time and top place at Sunday’s Western Inercollegiate Rowing Association Championship finals.


HSU drops pair to Cal St. Stanislaus in season finale

April 27, 2014   HSU Softball SID Christopher S. Myers

TURLOCK, Calif. – On Sunday, Humboldt State ended the softball regular season by dropping both ends of the doubleheader to the Warriors of Cal State Stanislaus.


Obbema three-hitter highlights Jacks sweep of Warriors

 April 26, 2014  HSU Softball SID Christopher S. Myers

TURLOCK, Calif. – In a series starting a day late, No. 6 Humboldt State’s Katie Obbema was on the mark with her second-straight shutout to highlight a Saturday softball sweep of host Cal State Stanislaus.


Otters Rally For 10-8 Win Over CSUSB in WWPA Opener

4/25/2014 | Women’s Water Polo

 LA JOLLA, Calif. - The Cal State Monterey Bay women’s water polo team opened the Western Water Polo Championship with a come-from-behind 10-8 victory over Cal State San Bernardino on Friday at the Canyonview Aquatic Center in La Jolla.


 4/23/2014 | Women’s Water Polo


 Contact:  Mazzoni, Matthew <mmazzoni@ucsd.edu>

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. – UC San Diego’s Sarah Lizotte was tabbed the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while six other Tritons were honored by the league Wednesday. Melissa Bartow and Courtney Miller joined Lizotte on the WWPA First Team.



4/24/14 WNBA Pre-Season Tournament  Written by Sam Tager

WHAT:   The first-ever WNBA Preseason Tournament 2014, featuring the defending  champion Minnesota Lynx, Chicago Sky, Indiana Fever and Phoenix Mercury, will tip off on Friday, May 9 at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla.


4/23/2014 | Women’s Water Polo

Four Otters Recognized By WWPA

April 23, 2014 HSU Softball  SID Christopher S. Myers.

HSU’s Pena selected Louisville Slugger/NFCA DII National Player of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A day after earning the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s weekly softball award, Humboldt State’s Julie Pena was selected the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Player of the Week for April 23.


SEASIDE, Calif. - The Cal State Monterey Bay women’s water polo team

Four individuals earn All-Western Water Polo Association honors, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon in a vote by the league’s coaches


April 23, 2014   HSU Rowing , Christopher S. Myers

HSU crew readies for WIRAC Regatta

ARCATA, Calif. – With two more weeks of practice on the waterways in the book, Humboldt State rowing is ready for its biggest event to this point of the season at the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship this weekend.



UCLA Gymnast Samantha Peszek to Return in 2015

April 23. UCLA  Liza David UCLA SID

Ten-time All-American and Olympic silver medalist Samantha Peszek will return to the UCLA gymnastics team in 2015 for a fifth season. Peszek sat out the 2013 season with an Achilles injury and has one year of eligibility remaining.


April 22, 2014  HSU Softball Christopher S. Myers SID

Pena earns CCAA Player of Week award, HSU softball’s eighth season honor

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – After a nearly perfect four-game series, Humboldt State’s Julie Pena became the Lumberjacks’ eighth softball pick of the season to be named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for April 14-20.


April 6, 2014 Andrew R. Goetz  HSU Softball SID

Jacks punch sixth Tournament of Champions ticket with shutout  

TURLOCK, Calif. –It took seven years, but Humboldt State softball is the Tournament of Champions winner for the sixth time.