The Orion

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Jason Spies

September 1, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Since graduating from Chico State in 2014, Luis “Louie” Martinez has taken his game around the world.The 25-year-old Wildcat alumnus played five years for Chico State helping the men's soccer team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and win its first-round game against Seattle Pacific. Gett...

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

‘Cats Corner: Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Malley

Kenta Mcafee

August 31, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Mike O'Malley, men's soccer head coach from 1996-2007, has been inducted into the Chico State Hall of Fame for his dedication as both a player and a coach. As a player, O'Malley succeeded in leading the Wildcats to consecutive West Regional titles in 1971 and 1972. As a couch, he had a record 117 wins at Chico...

Men’s soccer kicks off

Men’s soccer kicks off

Kenta Mcafee

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

As soccer season approaches, Chico State fans are buzzing with excitement at the new faces they'll see on the field.The Wildcats welcomed forward Rajaee DeLane, a transfer student from De Anza College, to the team as well as Jesus Ramos, from Juarez, Mexico. While the men's soccer team has gained many new recru...

DeLane is the new name in men’s soccer

DeLane is the new name in men’s soccer

Julie Ortega

August 24, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Chico State is comprised of hundreds of students and staff on a mission. Transfer student, Rajaee DeLane was a soccer standout from De Anza College. DeLane has played soccer for eight years now as both a forward and wing. When he was 13 years old, he started to play soccer at a competitive level. Although he started...

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Soccer bonds alumni, students at 50th anniversary celebration

Dylan Wakefield

May 13, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I remember being the kid in the stands at college soccer games, wishing that someday I would get the chance to play collegiate soccer. Playing soccer is all I have wanted to do since I was little. I got that chance. I have realized playing men’s soccer as a Wildcat means far more than just being an...

Soccer fans should support domestic teams, not European

Soccer fans should support domestic teams, not European

Dariush Azmoudeh

May 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Today I want to talk about a problem faced among many American soccer fans — the "Eurosnob." Urban Dictionary defines Eurosnobs as fake soccer fans from the United States that only hop on the bandwagon and support European powerhouses rather than their local or domestic soccer clubs. Eurosnob...

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I grew up watching soccer throughout my life. I always thought the rules were simple. I knew that NCAA rules were usually different from the professional league — like in basketball and football — but when I came to Chico, I realized how weird the rules for soccer were. The main NCAA soccer rule that tic...

Sonoma State beats men’s soccer team 3-1

Sonoma State beats men’s soccer team 3-1

Jose Olivar

October 12, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[box] Sonoma State 3, Chico State 1 Goals: 1 - Justin Walmsley (3rd of the season)Yellow Card: 3 – Justin Walmsley, Kenny Rosencrance, Sean GallagherConference Record: 1-5 (12th in CCAA Standings) [/box] The Chico State men’s soccer team capped off its 2-game road trip on Sunday with a 3-1 lost against Sonoma State. ...

Men’s soccer team wins in OT against Humboldt

Men’s soccer team wins in OT against Humboldt

Emerson Keenan

October 10, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

[box]Chico State 2, Humboldt State 1 (OT)Quick Stats:Goals: 2 - Matt Hurlow (3rd and 4th of season)Assist: 1 - Sean Gallagher (1st of season)Saves: 6 - Luke Dennison (41 saves on the season)[/box]The Chico State men's soccer squad snapped a four-game losing streak by earning a hard-fought win in overtime against ...

Womens soccer plays to a tie

Womens soccer plays to a tie

Ryan Grady

October 6, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Halima Abdelshife put the ball in the net with 23 minutes left in regulation to tie the game 1-1 and sent the Chico women's soccer team into overtime against UC San Diego Sunday afternoon. Two overtimes later, the game ended in a tie.Abdelshife's goal came off of a header, set up from Katie Woodrum's...

UC San Diego shuts out mens soccer team

UC San Diego shuts out mens soccer team

Jose Olivar

October 5, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men’s soccer team failed to snap its losing streak Sunday afternoon after falling against UC San Diego with a final score of 1-0. The only goal of the game came in the last 15 minutes of play, when UC San Diego’s senior midfielder Brandon Bauman managed to find the b...

Men’s soccer team loses in overtime

Men’s soccer team loses in overtime

Emerson Keenan

September 28, 2014


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chico State men's soccer team fell on Sunday 1-0 in overtime against Cal State L.A. The Wildcats and the Golden Eagles both fought hard to get to overtime, with the game ending in a scoreless tie. In the whole game there were a total of 20 fouls for Chico and 17 for the Golden Eagles. The Wildcats had two yellow cards on the day, one going to forward Matt...

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