When Aubrey Bekendam left home for college, she had a slight fear she'd feel out of place. She's a small-town kid from rural Northern California who migrated south to play volleyball at The Master's College. "I thought I'd kind of be the odd ball," Bekendam says. It couldn't be further from the truth. Last year, Bekendam stepped in as a freshman starter for TMC and played a hybrid setter/hitter role. She was named NAIA ...
A few weeks into the season for The Master's College, things are starting to take shape.
COSTA MESA - It was a game that ran the emotional gamut for the College of the Canyons football team.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. No one wants to say it, but appears that way. One of the greatest prep football players in Santa Clarita Valley's history, Ted Iacenda had conversations about becoming Alemany head football coach before his friend Dean Herrington got the job. He had full-fledged interviews with Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools and didn't get their head varsity coaching jobs. Yet College of the Canyons decided that Iacenda was ...
The name on the head coach's office door has changed. But the plaques and trophies are still up in the College of the Canyons athletic building. And reputation of the school's football program is very much intact. For the first time since the football team was revived in 1998 following a 17-year absence on campus, Garett Tujague will not be coaching the team in any capacity. Tujague was an assistant at COC from 1998-2006 ...
Most of them are nowhere near their families or where they grew up. But more and more, this unique group of four College of the Canyons defensive linemen is feeling at home. The only thing that binds them is football. As far as how they all got to COC? "It's a long story," sophomore defensive end Nate Mitogo says. For the second year in a row, Loni Fonua, Antonio Guy, A.J. Thompson and Mitogo make ...
Last week, The Master's College women's soccer team posted a 5-2 victory over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on the road in Prescott, Arizona, volleyball went 3-0 at the 2013 ASICS/Wyndham Labor Day Classic, and the men and women's cross country programs learned that they will start the 2013 season ranked amongst the NAIA's top 10 teams.
Two former College of the Canyons players received word of their release from NFL teams on Monday as the first wave of roster cuts began a day early.
Last week, The Master's College got its fall sports season started with women's soccer. This week, two more teams began their seasons with men's soccer and women's volleyball both traveling to compete in tournaments.
College of the Canyons sophomore Tim White couldn't possibly have come any closer to winning an international triple jump title on Sunday.
For the first time in team history, TMC women's volleyball is ranked top 10 in the preseason National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Coaches' Poll.
College of the Canyons wrapped up its 40th Annual Cross Country Summer Series on Thursday with its seventh and final race on the school's Valencia campus.
It's no secret that there are certain limitations when it comes to running athletic programs at a community college.
The Master's College enjoyed one of its most successful overall athletic seasons in school history during the 2012-13 school year.
The 2013-14 athletic calendar commenced last Thursday for The Master's College when the women's soccer team topped the visiting Grace College (IN) Lancers 4-0 at Reese Field.
The Master's College women's basketball head coach Dan Waldeck isn't shy about his team's lofty goals this season.
It's put up or shut up for The Master's College Mustangs men's basketball team this season.
Last week, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team posted an impressive postseason run at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship tournament, while men's and women's basketball raised their season records with road victories.
CARY, N.C. (AP) - Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - UCLA appeared on its way toward another victory before the Bruins' prolific offense dried up.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Jabari Brown scored 22 points and Jordan Clarkson added 21 to help Missouri upset No. 18 UCLA 80-71 on Saturday.
The Master's College women's volleyball team knocked off fourth-ranked and previously undefeated Madonna University of Michigan in the second round of the NAIA National Championship tournament in Sioux City, Iowa on Wednesday.
The Master's College women's volleyball team needed all five sets to get past MidAmerica Nazarene University of Kansas on Tuesday in the opening round of the NAIA National tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.
The 2013 All-National Division, Northern Conference team may as well be renamed the all-Cougars team.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Sarkisian was named the head coach at Southern California on Monday, leaving Washington to return to the Trojans' storied football program for another run at national titles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The UCLA Bruins stormed the cardinal logo at midfield, posing for photos and whipping blue flags through the crisp evening air. They moved the party up the Coliseum tunnel, roaring and stomping and thrusting their helmets aloft.
Despite a stellar regular season and the team's first Western State Conference, South Division championship in 13 years, College of the Canyons women's volleyball still didn't get to play a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
This is becoming a frustrating trend for College of the Canyons women's soccer.
On Saturday, The Master's College men's and women's cross country teams competed in the NAIA Cross Country National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas. But back on The Master's College campus, the Cal State San Marcos Cougars faced off against the Lady Mustangs in women's soccer and volleyball in NAIA Opening Round matches.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - From his shoulder pads to his socks, Taylor Kelly's all-white Arizona State uniform was flecked with verdant stains from the Rose Bowl turf.