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Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Senior golfers thank teammates, coach

Senior golfers Dani O'Keefe and Bianca Amanini pose together before a practice. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Danielle Pubill

May 17, 2016

As graduation quickly approaches, senior golfers Dani O'Keefe and Bianca Armanini's collegiate golfing careers come to a close. Both O'Keefe and Armanini have learned much about themselves as athletes and as people in general. "I've gotten more patient with myself," Armanini said. Being from...

Like father, like daughter

Senior Dani O'Keefe watches her shot during practice last season. Photo credit: The Orion

Danielle Pubill

April 10, 2016

Senior golfer Dani O'Keefe is wrapping up her golfing career at Chico State and has had some great moments throughout her time golfing for the 'Cats. With a teaching professional as a father and her family owning a golf course in her home town of Santa Maria, California, O'Keefe has had golf in her...

Small women’s golf team, tighter bond among players

Dani O'Keefe and Bianca Armanini, seniors, get ready to play through the Skyway Golf Park course on Saturday. Photo credit: Alicia Brogden

Julie Ortega

September 22, 2015

The Chico State women’s golf team has never been a large team, but not by choice. The team has had to deal with the unexpected departure of players for either personal reasons or not meeting grade requirements. Within the past two seasons, the Wildcats have lost a total of three players on a relative...

Women’s golf falls short of playoffs, prepares for next season

Abbey McGrew, a sophomore kinesiology major, takes a swing in a tournament earlier this year. The Wildcats had a strong spring season despite working with a roster of only five players. Photo courtesy of Abbey McGrew

Matthew Vislosky

May 10, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team was looking to make it to two NCAA Super Regionals in two years, but fell short after losing to Sonoma State. The Wildcats couldn't crack the 36-team bracket that is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals, but the season ushered in many positives, said Nick Green, head coach. "We shot o...

‘Cats take 2nd place as tournament host

Sophomore Abbey McGrew finished the Wildcat hosted tournament tied for 5th place on April 21. Photo Courtesy of Abbey McGrew

Matthew Vislosky

April 23, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team hosted the Interwest Wildcat Invitational and came away with a second place finish in a four-team field. Only three other teams showed up for the tournament, Sonoma State, CSU Monterey Bay and CSU East Bay. Junior Bianca Armanini finished in second place wit...

Women’s golf finishes 17th in tournament

Junior Dani O'Keefe led the 'Cats with a total score of 163, giving her a 44th place finish at the Sonoma State Spring Invitational at the Rohnert Park Foxtail Golf Club on April 6. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Matthew Vislosky

April 10, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team struggled to put up good scores in the Sonoma State Spring Invitational at the Rohnert Park Foxtail Golf Club on April 6 and 7.The team finished 17th out of the 20 teams who competed.Junior Dani O'Keefe led the 'Cats with a total score of 163, 82 in round one and 81 in round t...

‘Cats find success in Mustang Intercollegiate

Sophomore Abbey McGrew ended the Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate tournament tied for seventh place with a total score of 150. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Matthew Vislosky

April 5, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team posted an eighth place finish with two Wildcats breaching the top 20 in The Western New Mexico Mustang Intercollegiate on April 3 and April 4. Sophomore Abbey McGrew ended the tournament tied for seventh place with a total score of 150. She posted a score of 75 on both days. She finished the tour...

Shorthanded Wildcats find success

Junior golfer Dani O'Keefe ended the Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Invitational tied at fourth place. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Matthew Vislosky

March 26, 2015

The Chico State Wildcats took only three golfers to the Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Invitational, with juniors Dani O'Keefe, Bianca Armanini and sophomore Abbey McGrew.The players competed individually unable to post an overall team score. O'Keefe posted a round one score of 77, which put her tied for eleventh aft...

‘Cats post 7th-place finish

Sophomore golfer Abbey McGrew placed fourteenth in the Tim Tierney shoot out. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Matthew Vislosky

March 12, 2015

The Chico State women's golf team was looking to use its recent fifth place finish as a stepping stone to more top five finishes, but unfortunately that wasn't the case in the Cal State East Bay Tim Tierney Shootout. After Monday, the 'Cats were tied for third place thanks to multiple birdies. ...

‘Cats battle through weather to earn 5th place finish

Dani O'Keefe takes a swing during practice for the fall 2014 season at Bidwell Park. Orion file photo

Matthew Vislosky

March 7, 2015

The spring season for the Chico State women's golf team started with no practice rounds on Sunday because of the weather.The Wildcats started the St. Edward's Invitational a day early on Sunday due to the rain forecast on Monday, but they still managed to end the tournament on Tuesday. After the first round, the 'Cats were tied for f...

Wildcats share favorite spots to tee off

Chico State golfer Lee Gearhart takes a swing during a tournament in spring of 2014. Orion file photo.

Matthew Vislosky

March 1, 2015

Whether it's viewing spectacular mountains, watching the waves crash into the rocks at Pebble Beach or playing at historical golf courses in Scotland, one thing is certain — golf is a beautiful game. As opposed to other sports that are played in hot and humid arenas, golf tournaments are held o...

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