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

Baker, Furner named Wildcats of the Year

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...

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

Women’s soccer misses NCAA Championship

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...

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

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Brianna Furner

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...

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.

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

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...

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

Women’s soccer goalie reaches milestones in shutouts

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...

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

Lightning stalls womens’ soccer season opener

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...

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

Team leaders set sights for postseason

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...

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