The Orion

Men’s soccer team learns from the pros

Men’s soccer team learns from the pros

Esther Briggs

April 1, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Not everyone gets the opportunity to play their first offseason game against a professional team. However, for the Chico State men’s soccer team, the opportunity to play the United Soccer League team Sacramento Republic was one it did not want to pass up. Ending its spring break a little early,...

The ‘Front Row Joe’ rules of soccer

The ‘Front Row Joe’ rules of soccer

Esther Briggs

March 7, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Sitting in the front of the classroom is not everyone's favorite place. Teachers might call on you or notice if you skip class more than they would if you sat closer to the back.For the Chico State women's soccer team, head coach Kim Sutton uses the "Front Row Joe" rule when it comes to choosing a s...

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Esther Briggs

February 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport. We only look back and wonder why? Here are seven then and now images, to show just how far we...

Soccer player succeeds on the field and in the classroom

Soccer player succeeds on the field and in the classroom

Esther Briggs

February 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports

It's a special feeling to be able to put on your school's uniform and lace up your cleats before stepping out onto the soccer field. However, there is also something to be said about holding the third highest GPA for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I and Division II Scholar...

Men’s soccer team sends off senior stars

Men’s soccer team sends off senior stars

December 15, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Matt Hurlow and Russell Ellyson have been a part of some great teams.Both have made it to the NCAA Championships and set records that will be hard to beat all the while having the time of their lives playing the sport they love at Chico State. They are part of five departing seniors that include defenders...

Women’s soccer team says goodbye to 4 seniors

Women’s soccer team says goodbye to 4 seniors

December 14, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State women's soccer team had a 12-5-2 season, went 8-3-1 in conference play, led head coach Kim Sutton to her 200th win and will now say goodbye to four of its most seasoned players.Seniors Cassi Scroggins, Ella Fries, Nicole Roberts and Jojo Smyth are leaving the 'Cats after their long and ...

Women’s soccer team CCAA title hopes cut short in first round of playoffs

Women’s soccer team CCAA title hopes cut short in first round of playoffs

Carlos Islas

November 7, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In a thrilling game, the Chico State women’s soccer team lost 0-1 against Stanislaus State University in the CCAA Championship Tournament semifinals on Nov. 6 at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg Field. The loss means Chico State’s season is over while Stanislaus advances to the CCAA Championship Tournament Finals. In ...

Boulton blocks shots, makes huge saves for Wildcats

Boulton blocks shots, makes huge saves for Wildcats

Carlos Islas

October 22, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Playing goalkeeper is not as easy as it seems. It takes skill and a certain type of person to play in a position with so much importance. The Chico State women’s soccer team knows it can rely on first-year goalkeeper Mackenzie Boulton. Boulton has been solid in between the sticks this sea...

Patel, Dias lead women’s soccer team to victory

Jason Spies

October 21, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

When you think of the great duos in sports, most of them come from basketball or football. But the Chico State women's soccer team has found its own dynamic duo: junior midfielder Lindsey Dias and sophomore forward Pooja Patel. The chemistry they have built together shows in the success of the women&...

Nuno on the prowl to score for the ‘Cats

Nuno on the prowl to score for the ‘Cats

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 10, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

From a Bear Cub to Wildcat, Omar Nuno, junior transfer forward, is providing an offensive spark for the men's soccer team early in the 2015 season.Playing just over 450 minutes of soccer so far, he leads the team in goals scored. He's found the back of the net four times out of his 25 attempts, which is good enough to be the team's highest shot percentage."He's a go...

Women’s soccer team beats Cal State Stanislaus 2-1

Women’s soccer team beats Cal State Stanislaus 2-1

Carlos Islas

October 10, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In a thrilling game that required overtime to decide the winner, the Chico State women’s soccer team defeated Cal State Stanislaus 2-1 at home on Oct. 4.The win improves the Wildcats' season record to 7-2-1 and improves their conference record to 3-1-0.First half: The game was tightly contested un...

Men’s soccer team loses 1-0 to Cal State Stanislaus

Men’s soccer team loses 1-0 to Cal State Stanislaus

Carlos Islas

October 6, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team managed to keep the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors' high-powered offense at bay but failed to find the back of the net and lost 1-0 at home on Oct. 4. Chico State’s record dropped to 4-4-1 overall while the conference record stands at 2-2-0.First Half: The first half saw bo...

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