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Renteria controlling the ball in 2020 for the Wildcats.

Cooper Renteria: A veteran returns for Wildcat soccer

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // April 19, 2021

Cooper Renteria is poised and eager to tackle his new leadership role for the men’s soccer team this season.  Renteria, a midfielder, is a fifth-year returner for the Wildcats after redshirting...

Erin Woods (left) and Susanna Garcia (right) celebrate after scoring a goal

Women’s soccer persevering through COVID-19

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // October 12, 2020

With high aspirations of practicing in the spring, the Wildcats are eager to get back on the field. The women’s soccer team finished with an 8-8-2 record in 2019 and were ready to improve on that...

Chico State taking advantage of their possession of the ball. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Video: Chico State v.s. San Bernardino

Melissa Herrera // October 19, 2019

Reporter Karina Cope interviews midfielder Camille Lidster about the team’s victory over Cal State San Bernardino. Karina Cope can be reached at [email protected] or @KarinaICope on Twitter....

Notable Chico sports figures who attended Chico State: Grant Larson (top), Michael Bethea Jr., (left), Chris Wondolowski (right). 
Illustration by: Ricardo Tovar

Chico’s notable sports figures, past and present

Matthew Ferreira // March 27, 2019

Over the years student-athletes have made the choice to come to Chico State to continue their academic and athletic careers. Some of these students have even moved on to the professional level in their...

Anita Barker is one of nine women ever selected for the Division II West Region Athletic Director of the Year Award. She has worked for Chico State for 17 years alongside her husband, Scott Barker, the head athletic trainer. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Noah Andrews // March 25, 2019

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to...

Jack Emanuel and Teddy Kassa participate in the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Connor Mcpherson // December 11, 2018

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions,...

Wondolowski has not only represented Chico State, but also the USA national team. Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images.

From Chico State student to setting MLS history: Christian Wondolowski

Ricardo Tovar // November 14, 2018

Chico, not just the university, has a history of nurturing some notable sports figures. These figures include the owner of the Oakland Raiders, Mark Davis, an alumnus of Chico State, to Super Bowl winning...

Chico State defender Joshua Belda looks on during a game against UC San Diego in this archived image. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Men’s soccer season ends in the first round of nationals

Connor Mcpherson // November 9, 2018

Despite a furious comeback launched by Chico State, Cal State Los Angeles was able to get their third straight victory against the Wildcats, and ended their postseason hopes for a second time. Garrett...

Chico State defender Garrett Hogbin keeps the ball away from UC San Diego in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Chico loses in final minute of overtime during conference tournament.

Connor Mcpherson // November 4, 2018

In a heartbreaking loss, the Chico men’s soccer season came to an abrupt end, as they were put down by Cal State LA by a score of 1-0 with just 22 seconds left in the second and final overtime....

Chico State forward Susanna Garcia fights for the ball against tough defense from UC San Diego in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

CCAA title hopes dashed in penalty kicks

Wesley Harris // November 3, 2018

Chico State women’s soccer is hoping their second place finish in the regular season is sufficient enough to advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament after an early exit...

Chico State men's soccer huddles up before their playoff game against UC San Diego on Tuesday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Chico State downs UC San Diego in first playoff match

Connor Mcpherson // October 31, 2018

They say a 2-0 lead is the worst kind of lead in soccer, but the Wildcats have proven otherwise. Coming off of a second straight 2-0 shutout against the 20th best team in the country in UC Sand Diego,...

Chico State seniors and their families pose for a picture before the game against UC San Diego on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Men’s soccer successful on senior day

Connor Mcpherson // October 28, 2018

Despite some questionable officiating, the Chico men’s soccer team was able to come away, not only with a 2-0 victory, but also with home-field advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Although...

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