The Orion

Wildcat of the Week: Andrew Lopez

With a 4-1 record in 11 appearances, eight as a starter, Lopez has struck out 35 batters and has allowed just nine earned runs on the season.

Noah Andrews
April 15, 2019
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Andrew Lopez has been the definition of consistency in what has been a roller coaster of a season for Wildcats baseball. An anchor for the starting rotation, in 11 appearances for the 'Cats, he owns a 1.60 ERA in 50 2/3 innings pitched. Soft-spoken and humble, Lopez likes to take the trash talk, superstition...

Wildcat of the Week: Brooke Larsen

Larsen also excels in batting and owns a .316 batting average on the season in 64 plate appearances. She slugs .406 and has a .313 on-base percentage. She has 20 hits with 12 RBIs. Photo credit: Christian Solis

Brandon Downs
April 10, 2019
Filed under Softball, Sports, Wildcat of the Week

Brooke Larsen is a transfer student in her sophomore year for Chico State who is putting together a great season on the mound and at the plate. In February, Larsen won California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week, and on April 2 was honored with the Player of the Week award. On the mound, Lar...

Wildcat of the week: Isaiah Roybal

Isaiah Roybal warms up on with the rest of the track team. He is getting ready for their track meet this weekend, Monday, Apr. 1, 2019, in Chico, CA. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Matthew Ferreira
April 4, 2019
Filed under Sports, Track and field

Track star Isaiah Roybal is in the middle of a very impressive season and is working hard with his teammates to get the Wildcats to the 2019 National Championship tournament. Roybel is a transfer student from Santa Rosa Junior College who came to Chico State to study criminal justice in 2017. He originally...

Sustainability and Wildcat of the Week on The Orion Newscast for 4/3/19

Christian Solis
April 3, 2019
Filed under News, Newscasts, Video, Visuals

Chico State hosts the annual 'This Way to Sustainability' conference and Isaiah Roybal is The Orion's Wildcat of the Week. Christian Solis can be reached at [email protected] or @c_alexander20 on Twitter.

Wildcat of the Week- McKena Barker

McKena Barker is a senior, leader, rebounding specialist and this week's Wildcat of the Week. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava
December 12, 2018
Filed under Basketball, Mobile Headlines, Sports

McKena Barker is a Chico native that has been a part of the Chico State women's basketball team since fall of 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in public administration in spring 2018 and is currently working on her masters for public administration. In her previous season with Chico St...

Wildcat of the week- Jack Emanuel

Jack Emanuel running at the NCA West Regional Championships in Billings, Montana. Emanuel finished 18th. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Ricardo Tovar
December 5, 2018
Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Sports, Video, Visuals

Jack Emanuel is a Chico native who redshirted cross-country and track during his true freshman year. The construction management major has been in the scoring mix for four out of Chico State's six races this season; five of those being first place wins for the Wildcats. He finished 34th out of 203 in...

Wildcat of the Week: Gavin Risbry

Gavin Risbry is the Chico State Lacrosse team's goalie, a position many are unwilling to take due to fear of being hit by the ball. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava
November 7, 2018
Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Visuals, Wildcat of the Week

Dual athlete in lacrosse and field hockey, Gavin Risbry, is definitely a strong force, both as a forward for field hockey and as a goalkeeper for lacrosse. He was named defensive player of the year by the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association. He also received an honorable mention as an All-American At...

Wildcat of the Week – Karlie Garcia

Cross-country runner, Karlie Garcia, just earned her first CCAA runner of the week title this season. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young

Connor Mcpherson and Caitlyn Young
October 24, 2018
Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Sports, Wildcat of the Week

Cross-country star Karlie Garcia has had a huge impact on the team and her efforts have earned her an All-American First team honor last season. She has made her mark in the record books as well, as she recently set a course record and finishing almost a minute faster than her closest opponent. This al...

Wildcat of the Week – Damion Lewis

Chico State goalkeeper Damion Lewis has started every game this season for the Wildcats. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Roy Anderson
October 17, 2018
Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports, Video, Visuals

Damion Lewis is the reigning conference player of the year in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and is well on his way to repeating that. Lewis and the Chico State men's soccer team are currently sitting in third place in the conference with Lewis starting every game this season as a go...

Wildcat of the Week- Jason Intravaia

Jason Intravaia placed eighth in the Capital Cross Challenge on Sep. 29 Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Ricardo Tovar
October 8, 2018
Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Sports, Wildcat of the Week

Senior cross-country runner and kinesiology major, Jason Intravaia has battled the injury bug his entire collegiate career. Intravaia made a triumphant return to cross-country at the Capital Cross Challenge Saturday, Sep. 29, placing second for the Chico men's team in the 8k. Overall, he finished eighth ou...

Wildcat of the Week- Bekah Boyle

Bekah Boyle leads the Chico State volleyball team in kills so far this season. Photo credit: Amy Heckeroth

Connor Mcpherson, Amy Heckeroth, and Caitlyn Young
October 2, 2018
Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Volleyball, Wildcat of the Week

2017 All CCAA second team member, Bekah Boyle, is a key member of the Chico State women’s volleyball team, as she leads the team in kills and points. Boyle is in her junior year with the Wildcats and has played all three years. Boyle is a biochemistry major and has won academic honors from sever...

Wildcat of the Week- Erin Woods

Senior Erin Woods has returned to the Chico State women's soccer team for her extra year of eligibility.

Ricardo Tovar
September 26, 2018
Filed under Mobile Headlines, Soccer, Sports, Video, Visuals, Wildcat of the Week

Chico State women's soccer striker Erin Woods has returned for her final season of California College Athletic Association eligibility. Woods graduated in the spring of this year with a bachelor's in nutrition, but due to a broken ankle she suffered her freshman season, she was forced to redshirt and...

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