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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 ...

DeLane is the new name in men’s soccer

DeLane is the new name in men’s soccer

Julie Ortega

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State is comprised of hundreds of students and staff on a mission. Transfer student, Rajaee DeLane was a soccer standout from De Anza College. DeLane has played soccer for eight years now as both a forward and wing. When he was 13 years old, he started to play soccer at a competitive level. Although he started...

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Dylan Wakefield

May 13, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I remember being the kid in the stands at college soccer games, wishing that someday I would get the chance to play collegiate soccer. Playing soccer is all I have wanted to do since I was little. I got that chance. I have realized playing men’s soccer as a Wildcat means far more than just being an...

Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Soccer program celebrates 50th anniversary

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Although the name has changed from the original Soccercats to Wildcats, one thing has remained the same for Chico State soccer during the last 50 years — a winning tradition. Former coach Don Batie started that tradition when he took over in 1967. He went on to lead the team to a 326-153-45 rec...

Wildcat alumnus kicks into high gear as pro soccer player

Wildcat alumnus kicks into high gear as pro soccer player

Lars Gustafson

April 15, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

From the pitch in the University Soccer Stadium at Chico State to Bonney Field in Sacramento, former midfielder Octavio Guzman has worked his way into the United Soccer League playing for the Sacramento Republic. Guzman played forward for the Wildcats and was part of a squad that reached the N...

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I grew up watching soccer throughout my life. I always thought the rules were simple. I knew that NCAA rules were usually different from the professional league — like in basketball and football — but when I came to Chico, I realized how weird the rules for soccer were. The main NCAA soccer rule that tic...

Wondo sets sights on return to national soccer team

Wondo sets sights on return to national soccer team

Dylan Wakefield

January 19, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Seven months after debuting as a rookie last summer in the 2014 World Cup, former Chico State men's soccer player Chris Wondolowski has returned to the national team once again, this time as a veteran player. Not only is Wondolowski becoming a regular in the national scene, but he is a potential leader to ...

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Nicholas Woodard

December 14, 2014


Filed under Baseball, Soccer, Sports

The inaugural Orion Sports Wildcat of the Year voting has come to a close. And with that, the first Wildcats of the Year have been selected.Nick Baker is your 2014 male Wildcat of the Year, and Brianna Furner has been named as your 2014 female Wildcat of the Year. Baker, a former pitcher on the Chico...

Women’s soccer misses NCAA Championship

Women’s soccer misses NCAA Championship

Jose Olivar

December 9, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

For Chico State’s women’s soccer team, failing to be selected by the NCAA’s Division II Women's Soccer Selection Committee to compete in the championship tournament dampened an otherwise successful season. The Wildcats capped off their year with a second-place fin...

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Brianna Furner

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Brianna Furner

Ryan Grady

November 10, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

If you have watched a Chico State women's soccer game in the last four years, you have probably heard the name Furner.Senior goalkeeper Brianna Furner has been nominated by The Orion sports staff as a candidate for Wildcat of the Year.She is the one who stands between the goal posts in each soccer game and...

Women’s soccer team advances to championship game

Women’s soccer team advances to championship game

Lars Gustafson

November 7, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[box]Chico State 1, Cal Poly Pomona 0 (2OT)Goals: Lindsey Dias (1)Saves: Brianna Furner (8)[/box] After a long defensive battle with the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos, Chico State's women's soccer team won in double overtime 1-0 to advance to the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship game. The ...

Chico State men’s soccer team season recap

Chico State men’s soccer team season recap

Jose Olivar

November 4, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State’s men’s soccer team will miss the playoffs for the first time in five years.The men’s soccer team finished eighth in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings, with a 3-6-2 conference record and an 8-6-3 overall record. It was only the second in head men's s...

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