The Orion

Concussions have repercussions

First-year goalkeeper Caitlyn Duval waits for the ball during a Chico State home game. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Makayla Hopkins

October 18, 2016

The NFL isn't alone in the battle against concussions. College athletic programs are following in the league's footsteps to create a safer game for their athletes.The NCAA Executive Committee adopted its Concussion Policy and Legislation in April 2010. The policy requires all affiliated schools to ha...

Women’s soccer team strives for win

The women's soccer team charges off the field following a win. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Cydney Nance

October 17, 2016

Only two figures stand out to the Chico State women's soccer team: six and 10. The team suffered six consecutive losses after starting its conference, despite having an undefeated preseason. The lack of success has stumped the team's leaders, including senior midfielder Emily Shleppey. “Honestly,...

NCAA foggy on concussion policies

First-year goalkeeper Caylin Stanley is brought to the ground after attempting to clear the goal. Photo credit: Makayla Hopkins

Cydney Nance

October 13, 2016

Editor’s note: Full Disclosure is a weekly analysis of athletics concerning programs at Chico State. Concussions aren't limited to football, and they don't usually stop at one. Athletes are 41 percent more likely to have another concussion after their first, according to a study done by Cedarv...

Student-athletes ride the bench

Caitlyn Duval looks downfield for the ball while instructing her teammates. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Gabriel Moreno

October 10, 2016

Every student-athlete has the vision of stepping onto the field as a starter but through bad grades, injuries or a lack of experience, their dreams are cast from the bench.Men's SoccerSophomore goalkeeper, Luke Dennison is no stranger to warming the bench. Dennison red-shirted his first year and saw no pla...

Women’s soccer claims first conference win

Junior defender Brooke Coelho dribbles the ball away from a defender. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Jordan Jarrell

October 9, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team pulled out their first conference win Oct. 7 with a goal by senior midfielder Emily Shleppey to put the 'Cats over Cal State L.A. 2-1.The win brings the Wildcats overall record to 5-6-1, and their conference record to 1-6-0.The Golden Eagles took the lead in the firs...

Women’s soccer team searches for a win

First-year goalkeeper Caitlyn Duval watches her team during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Gabriel Moreno

September 25, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team took on the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on Sept. 24, and lost 0-1.The loss brings the 'Cats losing streak to three, and their overall record to 4-3-1. Chico State went undefeated in their preseason, but have yet to pick up a win since the start of their conferenc...

Women’s soccer team struggles in CCAA opener

First-year forward Sarah Yang attempts a slide tackle during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

September 23, 2016

After an undefeated preseason, the women's soccer team has struggled in the CCAA with a 0-2 record.Last season, the team went 8-3-1 during their league play and started out the year with a worse preseason record.Part of the current losing streak is the 'Cats extended road trip, as they have their first...

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

Chico State women's soccer charges onto the field during their first home game of the season. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley

Gabriel Moreno

September 19, 2016

Sept. 16 marks the first day of the California Collegiate Athletic Association series for most of the teams at Chico State. Athletes are able to get their feet wet during the preseason games and through their insight, they can determine if they feel prepared for CCAA contention.Men's Soccer teamThe men...

‘Cats lose first game of CCAA

Chico State sophomore defender Korie Bozart dribbles the ball away from an opponent during the 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

September 17, 2016

The Chico State women's soccer team took on the San Francisco Gators and lost on the Gators' home field on Sept. 16, in the first game of CCAA.The loss breaks the unbeaten streak they earned in the preseason and brings their overall record to 4-1-1.Chico State took an early lead in the game as sophomor...

Defense leads to a tie for women’s soccer

Gabriel Moreno

September 7, 2016

Chico State's women's soccer team was caught in a stalemate Sept. 3. Neither the 'Cats or the Azusa Pacific University Cougars were able to score a goal and the game progressed into double overtime.The game between the 'Cats and Cougars lasted 110 minutes, and resulted in a 0-0 tie. Chico State found suc...

Women’s soccer wins game in double overtime

Chico State women's soccer won their first game in double overtime on Sept. 1. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Kenta Mcafee

September 1, 2016

Chico State's women soccer team won their first game of the season against the Cal Baptist University Lancers on Sept. 1. They won 2-1 after scoring in double overtime. The Lancers took the lead late in the first half. Cal Baptist has less control of the ball throughout the game; they took five shot...

Women’s soccer loses to Sonoma State 4-0

Carlie Reader, first-year forward, has two goals and four assists for the season so far. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Carlos Islas

September 29, 2015

The Chico State women’s soccer team's four-game winning streak was snapped as it lost 4-0 on the road in a lopsided game against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Sept. 27. The loss drops the Wildcats' CCAA conference record to 1-1-0 and its season record to 5-2-1. The first half ...

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