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Boulton blocks shots for the ‘Cats

Boulton blocks shots for the ‘Cats

Julie Ortega

September 15, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Coming back from redshirting is tough, constantly working to reach everyone else's level. Mackenzie Boulton, sophomore transfer student, has taken over for as goalkeeper in the 2015 season.Boulton transferred from the University of San Diego after she redshirted during her first season. She was one of multiple goalkeepers on the team in constant competition with ea...

Young ‘Cats stepping into big roles

Young ‘Cats stepping into big roles

Kenta Mcafee

September 13, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

With the 2015 soccer season underway, the Chico State woman's soccer team is going to need its 19 first-year players to jump right in and compete. The team only has a total of 11 returning players. With a young and untested team, the 'Cats will rely on their seasoned players while also utilizing their new talent.Despite having a young team, he...

Wildcats Fall Behind in Game Two

Wildcats Fall Behind in Game Two

Julie Ortega

September 8, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State Men’s Soccer had a slow start in game two of the season against Saint Martin’s University Men’s Soccer. The Wildcats took a tough loss with the final score, 2-3. This makes it their second loss in a row. First HalfWith 6 minutes and 37 seconds into the game Saint Martin̵...

Wildcats lose 1-0 to Seattle Pacific University

Wildcats lose 1-0 to Seattle Pacific University

Carlos Islas

September 6, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team lost their 2015 season opener by a score of 1-0 against Seattle Pacific University on the road on Saturday Sept. 5. The game was delayed 30 minutes due to lightning in Seattle, but once the game began SPU quickly gained control. The only...

Hurlow aims to set new goal record

Hurlow aims to set new goal record

Carlos Islas

September 5, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

After leading the Chico State men’s soccer team in goals and points scored last season, senior forward Matt Hurlow hopes to pick up where he left off.Heading into his last season with the Wildcats, Hurlow's focus and drive has not withered. He's now even more focused and hungrier for wins than eve...

Chico State women’s soccer falls to Seattle Pacific University 1-0

Carlos Islas

September 5, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women’s soccer team lost their second game of the season on the road against Seattle Pacific University by a score of 1-0 on Saturday, Sept. 5. Both teams headed into the game having won their season openers. Chico defeated Saint Martin’s Uni...

Chico State Women’s Soccer Coming in Strong

Chico State Women’s Soccer Coming in Strong

Julie Ortega

September 3, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

With a lot preparation for the season, the Wildcats came in strong. The starting lineup only consisted of two seniors both defender Jojo Smyth and Cassi Scroggins. But that didn't drag them down. It was the first collegiate game for Freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Boulton, but she did a great job making fou...

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Jason Spies

September 1, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Since graduating from Chico State in 2014, Luis “Louie” Martinez has taken his game around the world.The 25-year-old Wildcat alumnus played five years for Chico State helping the men's soccer team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and win its first-round game against Seattle Pacific. Gett...

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

Kenta Mcafee

August 31, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Mike O'Malley, men's soccer head coach from 1996-2007, has been inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for his dedication as both a player and a coach. As a player, O'Malley succeeded in leading the Wildcats to consecutive West Regional titles in 1971 and 1972. As a couch, he had a record 117 wins at Chico...

No new Wildcat logo for club sports

No new Wildcat logo for club sports

Nick Reddy

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Editor's note: This story, originally published on Aug. 24, has been rewritten to address the following corrections: Willie Wildcat has never cheered for club sports teams and is the official mascot for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Club sports have never had access to the new logo. ...

Men’s soccer kicks off

Men’s soccer kicks off

Kenta Mcafee

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

As soccer season approaches, Chico State fans are buzzing with excitement at the new faces they'll see on the field.The Wildcats welcomed forward Rajaee DeLane, a transfer student from De Anza College, to the team as well as Jesus Ramos, from Juarez, Mexico. While the men's soccer team has gained many new recru...

Wildcat logo locked from club sports

Wildcat logo locked from club sports

Nick Reddy

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The athletic department's artwork will not be shared with club teams.Editor's note: This story, originally published on Aug. 24, has been rewritten to address the following corrections: Willie Wildcat has never cheered for club sports teams and is the official mascot for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Club sports ...

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