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Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 • Volume #47, Issue #7

Library formally dedicated By Matthew Wilson Online Editor

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Delta to host various seasonal performances By Sean Reilly Staff Writer

The dedication ceremony for the new Irving Goleman library was held Tuesday, Dec. 7. The dedication was to commemorate the completion of the new library building, which opened Aug. 16. The ceremony featured Dr. Daniel Goleman, son of the late Irving Goleman, as a guest speaker. Dr. Susan Cota, interim president of Delta College, as well as the board of trustees and several people involved in the renovation of the library spoke at the event. “A library is like a kitchen,” said Cota, opening the ceremony, “The kitchen is where people gather in a house, and the library is where people gather at a college.” A representative from Sen. Jerry McNerney’s office presented Delta College with a certificate of special Congressional recognition for the new library, stating that “this is a victory for the community.” Representatives from the offices of state Assembly members Cathllen Galgiani, Alyson Huber, and Lois Wolk also presented Delta College with certificates of recognition. Goleman spoke mostly about his father’s work as an educator, focusing on Irving Goleman’s dedication to his students. “The first paper he would assign to his students was an autobiography,” Goleman said. “He would meet with each student afterwards and assign unique assignments to each student.” “It’s appropriate that he’s remembered in a library,” Goleman added.


Daniel Goleman, top, spoke at the Irving Goleman Library dedication. Delta’s jazz band entertains attendants after the event.

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Several holiday-related events are happening on the Delta College campus in coming weeks. The Capitol Ballet Company will perform Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Atherton Auditorium on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. The musical classic - which has been performed all around the world - is one of two performances staged by the Capitol Ballet Company. The second performance will be at Sheldon High School in Sacramento on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $12 for children, students with an identification, seniors 65 and older and military with identification or $18 for adults. The Stockton Symphony and Stockton Chorale will also present its “Holiday Pops” concert on campus Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. The show features tenor Eric Margiore and includes holidays carols for sing along. In addition, the students of Repertory Workshop will present “The Christmas Party Show!” 8 p.m. Dec. 10-12 with a matinee show at 2 p.m. Dec. 12. The show is billed as a family friendly event with Christmas songs and comedy improv featured. All tickets are $5. For information or to purchase tickets for either show, contact Delta Center for the Arts at (209) 954-5110 or visit


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Shima Lounge ‘closed until further notice’ due to students falling off chairs

By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor

In mid-November, students hoping to warm up or host meetings in Shima Lounge were greeted with locked doors and a sign saying the space—a popular social and meeting area— was closed. The sign was placed by Solyn Laney, the Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) advisor. Two instances of students being injured while in the lounge

prompted Laney to place a sign on the door saying: “Lounge closed until further notice.” “I decided to close the lounge in the interest of safety,” Laney said during the Dec. 6 ASBG meeting where the issue was a heated topic. The Shima Lounge is also less commonly called the ASBG Lounge. It is called this amongst faculty due to the fact that the ASBG board has its own key to the Shima Lounge to allow

them access to their offices. As such, it is some of the faculty, and even a few of the ASBG members, belief that the ASBG should monitor the lounge to help deter incidents like the one in September where a student fell off of a bar stool and subsequently filed a complaint with the school, according to discussions at the board meeting. The issue has left the board divided. Some members believe that since no one monitors the Cun-

ningham or Locke Lounges, it is not their job to police students inside of the Shima Lounge. Others, such as Vice President of Flea Market Affairs Mark Smith, said the ASBG should be involved in the maintenance of the lounge. “It is our lounge and our responsibility,” he said. Meanwhile students are left with one less place to study and stay warm. Clubs who hold meetings in the lounge now must hold

meetings in the Shima building courtyard instead. And clubs with meetings in the Shima boardroom have to either be escorted through the lounge by faculty or cut through the Student Activities office. “To close it down suddenly in the middle of winter is a disservice to our students,” ASBG President Patrice Burke said. There was no resolution to the issue at this week’s meeting. To contact this reporter, E-mail at:

‘Let Freedom Ring’:

Season recap:

Delta Symphonic Band performs holiday concert. Page 5

Catch up on what happened during the fall season of sports. Page 8

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Issue 7 • Dec. 10, 2010 •

Christmas tree brings in donations By Charnae Davenport Copy Editor


LIT UP: Choir sings Christmas carols during the

Tree of Lights ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Five dollar donations, 14 volunteers, 22 consecutive years, almost 1,600 lights and more than a mile of decorations made up a ceremony worth remembering. The Hospice of San Joaquin held its annual Tree of Lights ceremony on the corner of Pacific and Yokuts avenues in Stockton on Nov. 23. The event, sponsored by PG&E and San Joaquin Delta College, raised money to benefit the Pacific Avenue Hospice House location. A dedicated crew of volunteers from PG&E decorates the tree each year. This year, PG&E switched to “energy efficient” LED lights. A group of volunteers got together to dress the tree in over 3,000 feet of lights and

another 3,000 feet of garland. Prior to the event, family and friends dedicated a light in honor of a loved one with prices starting at $5 and peaking at $500, depending on light color and placement on the 80foot tree. Former volunteer Jeanette Michaels donated a total of $105 this year. “It’s a great cause, the best,” she said. “It’s worth it if you’ve seen the way they treat their patients.” The popular family oriented ceremony had something for everyone to enjoy. From live music by the Delta Singers to hot cocoa and cider, cookies and packs of Christmas cards. “I love this event so much because it pulls together the community. The entire community is affected by death and the Tree of Lights gives everyone an opportunity to grieve

with others in a beautiful way,” said Mary Willis, vice president of the Hospice Butterfly Auxiliary. The Hospice Butterfly Auxiliary is in charge of community events and fundraising. The group was kind enough to be this year’s cookie sponsors. Throughout the ceremony, guests were welcome to view the names of light recipients. Names of donors and honorees are also placed on the marquee at the base of the tree. The display remains through Dec. 31. “It’s sad because every year it seems like there’s more and more lights,” said onlooker Rebecca Keifer. “I’ve been doing this for 14 years since I moved here and I’ve donated several lights since.” To contact this reporter, E-mail at:


JAZZ FEST: Grammy award-

winning artist Kurt Elling, left, performed at Delta during the 2010 Jazz Festival this past Saturday, Dec. 4th. He was joined by guitarist John McLean, top, and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., above. PHOTOS BY: CAMILA REYES


Issue 7 • DEC. 10, 2010 •


Collegian Production staff Editors-in-Chief Daryl Bunao News Editor Daryl Bunao

Editorial: Delta’s issue with smokers PHOTO BY: CHARNAE DAVENPORT

As if construction wasn’t enough to cloud our vicinity with dust balls and ear wrenching sounds, smokers on campus have unofficially expanded their territory. Have you ever passed behind Shima and found yourself holding your breath? Have you entered the Cunningham drop off circle, near the daycare center, and had the ventilation in your vehicle filled with polluted air? These are two problem areas on campus where people enjoy lighting up. It’s an everyday occurrence to see large crowds of faculty, students and even non-students congregated between the Shima parking lot and the backside of the building. This poses a problem. According to state law, no smoking is allowed within 20 feet of any entrance. At Delta, the rules are more specific with smoking mostly only permitted in parking lots. There are many, though, who have become comfortable smoking wherever they please. What are the consequences to breaking these rules? According to campus police, the area behind Shima was an actual designated smoking area created as a courtesy to smokers in 2001.

This area expanded as the location became a popular hangout. Therefore the consequences have been a mere slap on the wrist. But these well-known smoking areas pose a threat to the safety of students. People with health problems, such as asthma, are especially affected. Not only is this problem a threat to students, it now becomes hazardous to their offspring The Cunningham circle is also a popular area for smokers. This means day care children are exposed to smoke secondhand. Students have had harsh consequences when it comes to rude behavior, but it seems as if the smoking matter has not been taken serious enough. Are we going to wait for students to smoke inside classrooms for this to be addressed? Smokers on campus need harsher consequences. Yes, complaints have been filed. But more action needs to follow. We understand campus police are pursuing a smoke-free campus for 2011. We think this is a solid resolution to help us breathe clean air once again.

Remembering legendary musician John Lennon By Evelyn Palacio Staff Writer John Lennon, along with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, founded the Beatles in 1960, almost 50 years ago. Ringo Starr joined them two years later. Who would have guessed that these four ordinary lads from Liverpool would cause such an extraordinary impact on the world? This October would have marked Lennon’s 70th birthday, the one who imagined it all. That important milestone brought the release of Lennon’s complete re-mastered solo discography. Also “Nowhere Boy,” a biopic focusing on Lennon in his teen years before the Beatles, was shown in select theaters.  Another new documentary —one of many that are sure to air at the end of the year— “LennonNYC” was also shown on PBS.

Even though nothing new was revealed in the documentary, it gives fans a glimpse into Lennon’s final years spent in New York. And if your days weren’t Beatle-filled enough, the 2011 Grammys include a slough of Beatles-related nominations, including a nod for Best Historical Album. Why is all this important? Because John Lennon was part of something big. Something that we’ll never see the likes of ever again. Not only did the Beatles change the world, but they also changed my life. The Beatles are a part of everybody’s subconscious, I think. So all my life I was aware of the band, but I didn’t think about it. Like air, they were just, around. I was just 17, you know what I mean—seriously—and I was thrown head first into the world of rock and roll. I somehow acquired all of

the band’s music—now what I consider some of the most amazing sounds I’ve ever heard—watched the quartets interviews and movies and read all I could about John, Paul, George and Ringo. And I joined those funny, crazy, sometimes scary and weird fan sites. Those last 3 adjectives don’t describe me, of course. I haven’t been the same since, because more than anything, the Beatles make me happy. It hard to understand the impact the Beatles had when they first came to United States in 1964. You just had to be there to know that when the Beatles came, something new and exciting was happening in the world. They gave and still continue to give people a sense of hope and happiness. “I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am

then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, ‘The Beatles did,” author Kurt Vonnegut once said. I couldn’t agree more. It was because of the Beatles that I have learned a lot not only about music, but about myself. Because of them, I’ve gained a new outlook on life and the world around me. Dec. 8 marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. Yet Lennon’s influence and legacy, along the rest of the quartet, including Harrison who died in November 2001, still live on. To quote the Count from the movie Pirate Radio: “For there will always be poverty and pain and war and injustice in this world, but there will, thank the Lord, also always be The Beatles.” To contact this reporter, e-mail at:

Feature Editor Matthew Wilson Opinion Editor Victor Rhodes Entertainment Editor Kirstie haruta club corner editor Jessica Blanke Sports Editor Andrew Huston copy editors charnae davenport Online Editor Matthew Wilson Faculty Adviser Tara Cuslidge-Staiano Staff Writers Cassandra Sellers Parker Steiger Sean Reilly Alexandria Sanchez Evelyn Palacio

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Issue 7 • Dec. 10, 2010 •

Plea for Peace Center celebrates second anniversary By Kirstie Haruta Entertainment Editor


Stockton’s Plea for Peace Center turns two years old this weekend, and the celebration begins today. On December 11, 2008, the center’s directing manager Middagh Goodwin received the permits required to open the venue for business. The first event was held the following day, which was coincidentally Goodwin’s birthday. “We had signed the lease in September,” said Goodwin. “If we didn’t get the permits, we still would have had a private party.” But with all the right paperwork, the center opened its doors to the public for its first show, which included music by Jesse Michaels, Kevin Seconds, Mike Park and more. Today, Plea for Peace will get the party started at 7 p.m. with Aztlan Underground, Dezu, Fitter, Pop Bottle Bombers and MC Cambio. An hour prior to the show, there will be a free video presentation by Peace and Dignity Journeys. On Saturday at 7 p.m. the center will welcome home some of Stockton’s indie favorites, including Craft Spells, Filbert,

PEACE AND MUSIC: Stockton’s Plea for

Peace Center continues into its third year of performances and art. Reggie Ginn, A Movable West, and Andrew Hemans. The big anniversary show and Goodwin’s birthday bash start at 6 p.m. on Sunday and will feature The Atom Age, Monkey, Braata and Hearts Beat Faster. At the end of his second year managing the Plea for Peace Center, Goodwin has a positive outlook for the venue’s future,

though he knows they could always use help. “They say if you make it past three years, you’re good,” he said. “There were hurdles. The economy still sucks, and there’s no real outside funding. It would be great to find some benefactors.” All of the money made from ticket sales goes right back into

the center, so continued support is what keeps the place running. With the closing of venues like Modesto Virtual, the Plea for Peace Center could potentially expect more shows to be booked in the coming year. Goodwin intends to continue to give local musicians a platform for their talent, as well more largely known acts.


Holiday entertainment Mystery of the Christmas Star

SJDC Planetarium, Stockton Dec. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m.

The Christmas Party Show!

SJDC Studio Theater, Stockton Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. $5 for Christmas songs, improv comedy and more!

feat. Bart Valerio, Ben Vogel, Suddenly Seymour, Adam Messinger, A Doll for Ardis, Shredding Serenity Plea for Peace Center, 630 E. Weber Ave., Stockton Dec. 18, 7 p.m., $5

SJDC Warren Atherton Theatre, Stockton Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. Call (209) 954-5110 for tickets

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Acoustic Christmas

Stockton Symphony’s Holiday Pops

While nothing is set in stone for 2011, Goodwin hopes give musicians and music fans more to look forward to in the new year. Admissions for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s shows are $10, $5 and $6, respectively.

Capitol Ballet’s The Nutcracker

SJDC Warren Atherton Theatre, Stockton Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. $18 for adults, $12 for children, students and seniors Call (209) 954-5110 for more info

Celebrate Winter Solstice

Blackwater Cafe, 912 N. Yosemite, Stockton Dec. 19, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrate with gemstone reading, intuitive tarot guidance, venders, food and more



Issue 7 • Dec. 10, 2010 •

Bands come together in remembrance and celebration By Daryl Bunao Editor-in-chief This past Tuesday, Dec. 7, Delta’s music department hosted “Let Freedom Ring,” a symphonic performance playing various patriotic and holiday-related arrangements. The performers were split into two groups. The first half of the performance featured the Delta College Symphonic Band consisting of entirely Delta students. After intermission the Stockton Concert Band, which is made up of members of the local community, took the stage. The grand finale, John Williams’ “Midway March,” combined both bands together on stage for a triumphant and powerful ending, fitting of the night’s event. Other musical works performed included “Kirkpatrick Fanfare,” “Ave Maria,” “Masque,” “Let Freedom Ring!” and “The Bells of Christmas.” To contact this reporter, Email at:


Michelle Madrid (above), David Heredia, Jr.(top right) and Devin Greaney (right) performing on Tuesday night.


What was the best album you heard in 2010?

“To Anyone” by 2NE1

“No Ceilings” by Lil Wayne Anabel Martinez, 21

“Adelphia” by A Skylit Drive

Hosea Gaines, 21

“My World” by Justin Bieber Zia Rehman, 19

Beau Welborn, 19

-Compiled by Sean Reilly



Issue 7• Dec. 10, 2010 •

In search of the perfect (yummy) circle

The famed doughnut store Krispy Kreme reopened in Stockton on Nov. 16 in Stockton. Delta Collegian staff members — Victor Rhodes, Matthew Wilson and Sean Reilly — decided to conduct a taste test to sample offerings and compare the vendor with two other local doughnut stops. Three different flavors were sampled: glazed, sugar, and chocolate-covered. — By Victor Rhodes, Opinion Editor

Krispy Kreme

New York Donut House

Capitol Donuts

2809 W. March Lane, Stockton, $8.99 a dozen assorted

1864 Country Club Blvd., Stockton, $10.99 a dozen assorted

1221 W. March Lane, Stockton, $8.59 a dozen assorted

Our taste testers appreciated the petite size of the doughnuts offered at the March Lane location, but said it was also a dangerous trait - it made us want to eat more and more and more. “Glazed has the most taste to it,” said Reilly. The classic glazed variety proved popular for being tasty. It managed to beat the other two glazed choices, hands down, in our taste test. We thought the chocolate doughnut cheated a little, as it was also covered in glaze, making it too similar to the glazed.

The doughnuts from this bakery were surprisingly pleasant. Each doughnut tasted delicious, with a certain freshness rarely seen in largescale bakeries. But the sheer size was overwhelming with some of the doughnuts. The sugar doughnut, in particular, had a lot of dough. That said, this size doughnut will likely curb any inkling to eat too many. “Good, light, fluffy” said Wilson.

The closest of the three shops to campus, this one is literally a quick jaunt from Delta College. The doughnuts, though, felt a bit flaky and left a taste in at least one tester’s mouth. “There’s a bad after taste from the doughnut,” said Wilson. The texture was gooey for the most part, even on the unglazed varieties. These samples did not have that outof-the-oven quality. The texture was not there either. They were a little bland as well.

THESugar: RATINGS 3.67

Glazed: 4.67 Chocolate: 2.33 Overall:

Sugar: 2.67 Glazed: 3.33 Chocolate: 3.67 Overall:

Sugar: 2 Glazed: 3 Chocolate: 1.3 Overall:



Campus community comes together in volunteer efforts By Parker Steiger Staff Writer The holidays are here and that means it’s time to give back. From food fundraisers to clothing drives to toy drives and volunteering, there are plenty of ways to share holiday cheer. Many Delta College campus clubs, as well as instructors and staff, as participating in these types of events. The California School Employees Association (CSEA) is seeking donations of money to buy gift cards for Delta College employees laid off or in-need this holiday season. “Last year because of the budget cuts we calculated that a total of 67 classified staff were either laid off, demoted, or had their hours cut. Our goal is to collect enough money to feed those who were laid off and their family members,” said Sarah Foster, secretary of CSEA chapter 359.

Professor Sam Hatch is trying to get donations for the Bring Me a Book Foundation through the local United Way with the goal of promoting literacy. But for some of the giving back has already begun. Second year Delta College student Amanda Nunez participated in a charity run on Thanksgiving Day. “I decided to do the run this year to benefit others in need; it was something to be proud of. I felt really accomplished when I crossed the finish line,” said Nunez. The Run & Walk Against Hunger benefited the Emergency Food Bank of Stockton/San Joaquin. Thousands of participants joined together for the run in downtown Stockton to feed families in need of food for the holiday. “It was really great seeing all of those people out there, this is really what the holidays are all about,” Nunez said. To contact this reporter, E-mail at:

Club Corner Issue 7 • Dec. 10, 2010 •

B.I.O. club promotes self-worth By Alexandria Sanchez Staff Writer

The campus can be assured the B.I.O. club is not for the science enthusiast or your friendly fashionista. Abbreviated for Beauty Inside and Out, B.I.O began as what some may call an initiative to praise the individualism and self-defined beauty within all of Delta College students. One of the newest clubs to Delta College, B.I.O. was founded this fall semester by Charnae Davenport, now the club’s president. The club’s first event, a screening of “Killing Us Softly 4”on Dec. 1, was a documentary by Jean Kilbourne, leading lecturer on the topic of media and advertising interpretations of women. The film is the fourth installment of an over 30-year documentary series, revolving primarily around false and demoralizing depiction of women and its effect on the female psyche. The topic not only applies to women, but men as well. “Both men and women are, in general, insecure,” said club member Kirstie Moniz shares. Student Kwa’Wayne Defils related on a personal level to the message of the documentary. Defils, who said he grew up within a domestic abuse household, shared to the student audience that seeing such personal female oppression as a young boy drove him to seek that ideal form of strength and masculinity in order to become the protector.

While women are shown as passive and vulnerable sexual objects, men are in turn shown to be hypermasculine and at peak physical strength. “It’s quick, cumulative, and subconscious,” Kilbourne states within the documentary in reference to advertising. The film’s message is exactly why Beauty Inside and Out was formed. “We want people to see that the people in the magazines aren’t real. To be yourself,”said Moniz. Sharing some peer insight to the crowd, Defils shares, “I do the best thing for me…everybody’s loved by somebody.” Whether it’s weight, style, hair, or gender, the message of B.I.O club calls upon everyone to realize their own selfworth. To resist mass conformity and measure their self esteem far beyond what they see in the mirror, or the picture perfected images they compare themselves to in magazines. “(Beauty) is what you put out there,” said Moniz. The club’s core beliefs hold true to the messages put forth within “Killing Us Softly 4,” making Beauty Inside and Out’s first event of significant relevance. With the end of the fall semester upon us, B.I.O. club has many ideas for the spring, including community outreach, even possibly doing volunteer work at shelters. Meetings for the club are held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in the Shima Lounge. To contact this reporter, e-mail at:

Annual Christmas tree competition canceled By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor



Department is showing holiday spirit with a Christmas tree set up in the lower Danner Hall.


Campus Snapshot



met on Tuesday Dec. 7 for a potluck celebrating the end of the semester.

Active Clubs List information The Inter-Club Council is still missing information to create an Active Clubs List. Please forward items listed below to • • • •

Contact information for club president, vicepresident and ICC representative Contact info for the club advisor Meeting time and place Club mission statement

The Christmas tree competition is a club tradition that will not happen this year. Traditionally clubs from all around campus were assigned a location to build a club-themed Christmas tree. Places such as the Cunningham and Locke lounges would have trees decked in ornaments for the season. The purpose of past competitions was to raise money for local charity organizations. The club with the best tree would get the most money donated to a charitable organization Miscommunication led to the event being cancelled for this year though. The Inter-Club Council members had asked their advisor, Solyn Laney, if a Christmas tree competition would be feasible with the new rules and guidelines about student finances Laney had given a tentative “no,” on the matter but later found out that a competition such as this would be permissible on campus with the new financial policies that were put in place this semester. “We had first been told we could not have it. And by the time we had permission we did not have enough time,” said Katy Isbell, ICC treasurer. The ICC strives to make sure that the Christmas tree competition is fair and well-run and with little time to plan for the event the council decided to go without the event in 2010. “We want the event to be fun but also managed well. The ICC did not have enough time to get facility permits for clubs so we decided to cancel for this year. We wanted the Christmas tree event this year but we will just have to wait until next December,” said Brian Ratto, ICC secretary.

Any student looking to start a club in the Spring 2011 semester should start compiling the necessary materials now. There is only a two week window for anyone to submit new club packets when the spring semester commences. A few of things anyone interested will need are: • Ten interested students, four who can be officers. • An advisor who is available for all meetings. Club activation packets can be picked up in the Student Activities office. No new club activation packets can be filed before the first day of the new semester. Please note that any existing clubs that have made any changes to board positions advisor or club charters must have paperwork re-filed within the first two weeks of spring semester beginning.

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Spring 2011 club information By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor



Issue 7 • DEC. 10 2010 •

Mustangs fall sports wrap up By Andrew Huston Sports Editor Women’s Golf Delta College Women’s Golf Team participated in the 12th and final Big 8 Conference at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Folsom on Oct. 28. Freshman Ysabel Cabreira carded a 78 in the match clinching the school’s lowest individual record. The Oct. 28 match also set a record low team score for Delta at 338. Delta finished third in the conference overall with a league score of 134 behind Modesto Junior College and Sacramento City College. “The team demonstrated just how far the Delta’s Women’s Golf Program has become in just a few short years,” said coach Tony Troncale. Freshmen Ysabel Cabreira, Belinda Mahan and Ashley Kiesel advanced to the Northern California Regionals on November 8-9 at Fig Gardens in Fresno. Men’s Water Polo The Mustangs began the season on the road against, what would become the 2010 Northern California State Champions, West Valley Vikings in the West Valley Tournament. The match ended 8-22 with a Vikings victory. Delta Sophomores Calvin Watt and Kevin Schuh lead the team on both offense and defense respectfully. The Mustangs finished the season with a record of 7-13-0. “They did phenomenal, I think that where we were at the end of the year compared to where we were at the beginning of the year, and I said this at our banquet, is that it was one of the most rewarding aspects I’ve had, not only since I have been here at Delta, but since I have been coaching,” said Maroney.


TEAMWORK: Top of page, the football team takes to the field in the ASBG Bowl Nov. 20. Bottom left, Heather Buzo goes

up for a spike. Above , the women’s golf team gathers for a group shot at Swenson Golf Course. Women’s Water Polo sion of the regular season almost moving up from last year’s regional record of 27th With a small squad, the Delta women’s water place and finishing 14th. The team accumulated an overall record of 11-8-2. With a polo team fought through the season finishing with a record of 9-13. Despite this conference record of 1-6-2. obstacle, the ladies took every win with force often doubling or tripling the competitor’s score. The Mustangs faced Sacramento City College twice this season, winning both matches by 13. The team finished the season seventh place in conference. Women’s Soccer Much like the men’s squad, the women’s soccer program added some new talent Erin Bernier tops the teams leader board in goals this season with 59, while Cara this season including, forward Breana Brockl and mid-fielder Brittany Couillard, Burcell and Lindsey Phelps head the assists and steals with 20 and 42 respectfully. who joined already talented utility player Alexa Glaser. The ladies began the season strong with a 8-0 victory over Contra Costa College, Football which would be the teams highest win this season. The football team started the season strong winning the season opener against The ladies would go on to a four game losing streak in the middle of the season, Merced College 49-0. Ranked second strongest defense in Northern California the Mustangs faced No. which would eventually land them the Big 8 conference seventh place seat. The 1 ranked San Francisco College on the road, only to be defeated by seven points and Mustangs finished the season winning six out of their 21 games and with a record of 6-12-3 the team gains a slight improvement from the previous season of only claiming the team’s second loss of the season. The team went on to win the next four out of five games and ended the regular two wins. season 7-3, finishing sixth in Northern California. The Mustangs also posted a 4-1 conference record sharing the Valley Conference Championship with Fresno City Women’s Volleyball With yet another regional appearance this season, the women’s volleyball team College. After a victory over Modesto Junior College, the Mustangs competed in their first made it all the way to the third round of the regional tournaments, yet fell short of bowl game hosted by the Associate Student Body Government against the Butte Col- going on to another state tournament. The team ended its regular season in third place with a 20-8 record. lege Roadrunners. The Roadrunners beat the Mustangs in overtime 17-14. Delta progressed quickly through regional play defeating Napa Valley College in just three games during the first round. Men’s Soccer The team went on to play their conference rivals Sacramento City College defeatComing off the team’s 2009 record of 3-13-4 the men’s soccer team came in reviing them in the last three matches and advancing to the third round. The Mustangs talized. Assistant Coach David Bond took over this season recruiting a new line-up were finally defeated by No. 1 ranked Cabrillo College after winning only one game of talent including, forward Cesar Garcia and mid-fielder Agustin Gonzales. The Mustangs first win came against Monterey Peninsula with a 5-1 victory. Due in the match’s four. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: to injuries of some of the team’s key players the Mustangs season ended at the

The Collegian -- Dec. 10, 2010  

Issue 7 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.

The Collegian -- Dec. 10, 2010  

Issue 7 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.