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Women’s soccer team succeeds despite struggles

Women’s soccer team succeeds despite struggles

Jordan Jarrell

September 9, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State women’s soccer found success early in their season, with a strong defense and aggressive offense paving the way for their triumph. The team had a promising preseason, with one win and one tie, and have continued stride as they hold a 2-0-1 overall record early in the season. Head ...

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...

Women’s soccer team provides home away from home

Women’s soccer team provides home away from home

Julie Ortega

September 27, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

It’s not easy moving away to college, leaving behind your family and going off on your own. But when a new soccer recruit joins the Chico State women’s soccer team, they find they have a family away from home.For more than eight years, the women’s soccer team has had “families” wit...

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

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

Emerson Keenan

October 21, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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

Women’s soccer goalie reaches milestones in shutouts

Emerson Keenan

September 27, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

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...

Team leaders set sights for postseason

Team leaders set sights for postseason

Angelo Boscacci

September 1, 2014


Filed under Sports

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," ...

Women’s soccer coach reaches milestone

Women’s soccer coach reaches milestone

Nicholas Woodard

September 21, 2013


Filed under Sports

Chico State women’s soccer head coach Kim Sutton doesn’t like to keep track of numbers. Fortunately, others have done that for her. Sutton recently won her 250th game as a head coach in a successful career that spans more than 20 years. She’s spent the last 13 at Chico State. Sutton said ...

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