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Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

Former Chico State pitcher Nick Baker has been named the 2014 Orion Sports male Wildcat of the Year. Photo courtesy of Nick Baker.

Nicholas Woodard

December 14, 2014

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

Cassi Scroggins competes against a Cal State Stanislaus opponent in a game earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Jose Olivar

December 9, 2014

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

Chico State goalkeeper Brianna Furner in a match earlier this season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Ryan Grady

November 10, 2014

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...

Ex-women’s soccer star works behind scenes for US Soccer

Molly Downtain (back row, third from right) working the Under-20 Women's Youth United States National team in the Under-20 World Cup which took place during August 2014. Photo courtesy of Molly Downtain.

Emerson Keenan

October 21, 2014

Molly Downtain, a former captain of the 2011 Chico State women's soccer team, is coordinating logistics for the United States Soccer Federation's National under-14 - 21 age teams, after finding a passion for the "behind the scenes" of sports. Chico State coach Kim Sutton saw that Downtain would be succe...

Women’s soccer goalie reaches milestones in shutouts

Chico State goalie Brianna Furner in a game earlier this year. Photo credit: John Domogma

Emerson Keenan

September 27, 2014

To be a goalie, one needs to have a large voice, be a strong leader and have a bigger-than-life personality, according to women's soccer coach Kim Sutton. "It's like a whole different sport, because it's the only person that uses their hands, plus they are stopping shots that are being rocketed at them," Sutton sa...

Lightning stalls womens’ soccer season opener

Katie Woodrum (left) and Katie Brown (right)  match up in practice. The women's soccer team played to a 1-1 tie to Dixie State on Thursday. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Ryan Grady

September 4, 2014

The Chico State women's soccer team opened its season in St. George, Utah on Thursday only to play to a 1-1 tie to Dixie State that was shortened by lightning.Chico State struck first 16 minutes into the game with a goal by junior forward Nicole Roberts. It came with style as she headed the ball to the left post off of a throw-in. While Ch...

Team leaders set sights for postseason

Sophomore midfielder Emily Shleppey playing during practice. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Angelo Boscacci

September 1, 2014

The Chico State women's soccer team's 2013 season ended after missing the playoffs with a record of 8-8-2. The Orion chatted with three key members of the team about their goals for the 2014 season.Goal keeper Brianna Furner"I think the key to our success is we all have to all be on the same page," ...

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