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Cal State Dominguez Hills To r o s 2009-10 Year In Review

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Sportsmanship WE know that we are role models We respect our teammates, our opponents, our game and those who support it. we strive to create a family-friendly Environment during our contests. we seek a partnership with our community. as division ii student-athletes at California State university, dominguez hills, we Commit to sportsmanship and ethical conduct by demonstrating fair play, Responsibility and respect.

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Welcome Director of Athletics Patrick Guillen

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Patrick Guillen, Director of Athletics And the CSUDH Athletics Department

The 2009-10 CSUDH Toros Annual Review is a production of the CSUDH Sports Information Office. Designed and edited by Tom Weed and Mel Miranda, CSUDH Sports Information. Cover Design by Tom Weed. Individual, team and action photography courtesy of John Alexovich, Don Murphy, Keadrick Washington, Jonathan Harper, Mel Miranda and Tiffany Edlin. Printing by D’Andrea Graphics (Los Angeles, CA). Special thanks to CSUMB’s Benjamin Mayberry.

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About CSUDH Provide Educational Opportunities to a Diverse Student Population

Quick Facts

California State University, Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive urban university, located in the city of Carson and primarily serving the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.The University is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic teaching and learning community dedicated to excellence and committed to educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the global community of the 21st Century. We invite international perspectives, cultivate programs that serve students from other nations, and encourage our students and faculty to participate in programs in other countries. We are committed to quality and pluralism in higher education to further the goals of a democratic society through wide participation and civic responsibility in community, social, and economic affairs. California State University, Dominguez Hills realizes the principles of educational opportunity and excellence by providing access to a wide range of educational programs and student-centered services. Building on its core of liberal arts and sciences, the university offers programs in a variety of educational and technological modes that enable students to develop intellectually, personally and professionally. These programs are offered at times and locations convenient for the students we serve. California State University, Dominguez Hills pursues productive relationships with educational, public sector, and business communities, by developing programs that address contemporary social concerns while fulfilling the University’s commitment to teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service.

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1000 E Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747 1960 • 14,583 Nickname

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Cardinal & Gold Conference • Affiliation

CCAA • NCAA Division II President

Dr. Mildred García Athletic Department Athletic Director

Patrick Guillen

Compliance Coordinator/SWA

Natalie Lockhart

Marketing Coordinator

Tiffany Edlin

Academic Advisor

Valerie Long

Facilities Coordinator

Max Ward

Office Phone

310.243.3893

Sports Information Asst. AD/Media Relations

Mel Miranda

Asst. Sports Info. Director

Tom Weed

Office Phone

310.243.3764

Office Fax

310.516.4488

Athletic Training HEad Athletic Trainer

Tim McGuire

Certified Athletic Trainer

Jennifer Smoyak

Office Phone

310.243.3876

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Community Service For the CSUDH Toros, Community Service is a “Point of Pride” Whether reading to children at local elementary schools or putting on athletic clinics, the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toro teams are used to rolling up their sleeves to make long-lasting contributions back into their community. In the past year the Toros gave back in a variety of ways, including men’s & women’s soccer participating in “Soccer For Hope,” the baseball team reading the works of Dr. Suess on “Read Across America” day and the men’s basketball & women’s soccer programs spending a funfilled afternoon with the students at Magruder Middle School. In recognition of their continued service, the NCAA acknowledged 54 Toros student-athletes on the 23rd Annual National STUDENT-Athlete Day, highlighting their involvement in the community and their success in the classroom.

Men’s Basketball & Women’s Soccer put on their best show at Magruder middle school

The softball team changed colors for a day to raise breast cancer awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

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Men’s Soccer Head Coach Joe Flanagan

2009 Recap (18-6-1, 11-4-1 CCAA) CCAA Tournament Champions NCAA National Quarterfinalists The Toros came thisclose to earning a chance to repeat as NCAA National Champions as an NCAA quarterfinal match-up at top-ranked and undefeated Fort Lewis College loomed. The Skyhawks, however, survived a handful of shots that were inches away from reaching the back of the net, and a penalty kick attempt that was guessed correctly, in taking a 1-0 decision over the 2008 NCAA Champions to end CSUDH’s run towards back-to-back titles. Finishing at No. 6 in the nation, the Toros weren’t without postseason glory. After claiming both the CCAA Championship and the NCAA Far West Region title, senior defender Kevin Gallaugher earned his second-consecutive NSCAA Player of the Year honor at year’s end after being named an AllAmerican selection for the 5th and 6th times in his career, including four 1st-team honors. Senior midfielder Andrew Marinez also earned multiple All-American awards, claiming NSCAA 1stteam and Daktronics 3rd-team honors, while six other Toros earned postseason honors, including redshirt freshman Markus Dickerson, who was named the CCAA Newcomer of the Year as well as 1st-team NSCAA All-Region and 2nd-team Daktronics All-Region honorees. After starting their defense with a 6-5-1 record after 12 games and facing the possibility of missing both the conference and national playoff picture, the Toros reeled off eight-straight wins to close the regular season, two wins in the CCAA tournament and two wins in the NCAA West Region before falling to the eventual NCAA champion Skyhawks.

2010 Home Schedule September Thu, 2nd Concordia University Sat, 4th Vanguard University Fri, 17th * Cal State Monterey Bay Sun, 19th * San Francisco State

4:30pm 7:30pm 7:00pm 2:00pm

October Fri, 8th * UC San Diego 4:30pm Sun, 10th * Cal State East Bay 11:30am Fri, 15th * Humboldt State 7:00pm Sun, 17th * Sonoma State 2:00pm Sat, 23rd * Cal State L.A. 4:30pm Thu, 28th * Cal Poly Pomona 7:00pm Sat, 30th * Cal State San Bernardino 7:00pm * CCAA Conference Game Dates and Times Subject to Change All Game at Toro Field All Games Feature Live Stats Select Games Feature Live Audio

NSCAA Player of the Year • CCAA Most Valuable Defender CCAA Newcomer of the Year • 4 All-Americans • 11 All-West Region 5 All-CCAA • 2 CCAA Players of the Week

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Women’s Soccer Associate Head Coach Jeff tuttle

2010 Home Schedule September Thu, 2nd Concordia University 7:00pm Sat, 4th Vanguard University 5:00pm Fri, 17th * Cal State Monterey Bay 4:30pm Sun, 19th * San Francisco State 11:30am

October Fri, 8th * UC San Diego 7:00pm Sun, 10th * Cal State East Bay 2:00pm Fri, 15th * Humboldt State 4:30pm Sun, 17th * Sonoma State 11:30am Sat, 23rd * Cal State L.A. 7:00pm Thu, 28th * Cal Poly Pomona 4:30pm Sat, 30th * Cal State San Bernardino 4:30pm * CCAA Conference Game Dates and Times Subject to Change All Game at Toro Field All Games Feature Live Stats Select Games Feature Live Audio

2009 Recap (16-9-3, 11-5 CCAA) CCAA Tournament Finalists NCAA National Finalists CSUDH reached the NCAA National Title game, falling to Grand Valley State in a 1-0 thriller. Finishing runner-up in the CCAA Championship Tournament to cross-town rival Cal State L.A., the Toros exacted revenge on the Golden Eagles in the NCAA West Region final on CSULA’s home field in a semifinal match-up before disposing of perennial power UC San Diego in the region final on penalty kick, also on their home turf, setting the stage for their dramatic run towards the national title. Needing just one win to advance to the NCAA Final Four, sophomore scoring sensation Jessica Murphy lifted CSUDH to a convincing 5-2 quarterfinal win over No. 13 West Texas A&M with two goals, giving the Toros their ticket to Tampa, Florida, site of the NCAA Soccer Championships. There, the Toros upped the ante, taking down topranked and undefeated West Florida via a 4-1 PK advantage, with Melissa Livergood sending CSUDH to the title game, a week and a half after clinching the PK win at UCSD in the West Region final. Murphy and Paige Peel captured All-America honors for the NCAA Finalist and West Region Champions, also netting 6 All-Region, 4 All-CCAA, 1 CCAA Newcomer of the Year, 5 All-Tournament team, and 1 CCAA Player of the Week honors. In addition, head coach Joe Flanagan claimed his 100th win during the season, and earned the NSCAA West Region Coach of the Year award after claiming the NSCAA National Coach of the Year honors after last year’s men’s title run.

West Region Coach of the Year • CCAA Newcomer of the Year 1 All-American • 6 All-West Region 4 All-CCAA • 1 CCAA Player of the Week

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Volleyball 2009 Recap (2-27, 2-20 CCAA) The CSUDH women’s volleyball team endured a tough 2009, but showed its resiliency near the end of the season, bringing a good harbinger to next fall. The Toros began the campaign taking just one set in the first nine matches, but that set was against No. 23 Western Washington in the SoCal Volleyball Classic in late August, co-hosted by CSUDH. Starting league play on the road getting swept at No. 15 Sonoma State and Humboldt State, head coach Scott Davenport’s squad took home its first win of the season in a thrilling 3-2 win over Cal State East Bay on September 18 after dropping the first two sets, with Ashley Clark hammering home a match-high 23 kills with 21 digs, while Samantha Maxwell chipped in 28 digs and 18 kills in the 2:39 match. That would be the highlight for the team until the final weekend of the regular season, when CSUDH enjoyed a 3-0 sweep over CS Stanislaus, with Maxwell posting 20 kills, and libero Hilary Hougardy 21 digs. With the core of the Toro line-up set to return in 2010, as well as a talented group of newcomers, look for the CSUDH program to make big strides next season.

Head Coach Scott Davenport

2010 Home Schedule September Fri, 10th * Cal State Stanislaus Sat, 11th * Chico State Fri, 17th * Cal Poly Pomona Sat, 18th * Cal State San Bernardino

7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

October Fri, 8th * Sonoma State Sat, 9th * Humboldt State Tue, 26th Chapman University Fri, 29th * Cal State Monterey Bay Sat, 30th * San Francisco State

3:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 3:00pm

November Tue, 2nd * Cal State L.A. Fri, 5th * UC San Diego Sat, 6th * Cal State East Bay

7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

* CCAA Conference Match Dates and Times Subject to Change All Matches in the Torodome All Matches Feature Live Video & Stats Select Matches Feature Live Audio

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Cross Country Head Coach Deann Schlobohm

2010 Schedule September 4th Fullerton Season Opener Brea Cal State Fullerton 11th Asics Invitational Irvine UC Irvine 18th Riverside Invitational Riverside UC Riverside

2009 Recap Led by the return of program founder and head coach Deann Schlobohm, the CSUDH cross country squad made great strides in 2009. Led by a strong and balanced contingent of dedicated runners bookended by freshman Erica Biehl and junior Gabriella Rubi, the Toros made a strong showing in each of their meets this season, with Biehl pacing CSUDH in two of the first three races, while Rubi dazzled in the four others, including the NCAA West Regionals that saw her break the 25-minute mark for the second time in her two 6k races. Rubi, in fact, posted the highest individual marks on the year, including a 13th-place finish at the UC Irvine Invite in early September, and a 29th-place finish at the CCAA Championships in late October, ending her season posting the two fastest marks in both the 5k and 6k races.

October 9th Vanguard Invitational Vanguard University 23rd Bronco Invitational Cal Poly Pomona

Costa Mesa El Monte

November 6th CCAA Championships El Monte Cal Poly Pomona 20th NCAA West Region Bellingham, WA Western Washington University

December 4th NCAA Championships Louisville, KY Bellarmine University Dates and Times Subject to Change ALL Meets are Held on Saturday

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Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Recap (16-12, 16-6 CCAA) CCAA Tournament Participant What started out as a disaster nearly transformed into the feel-good story of the year for the CSUDH men’s basketball team. Opening the 2009-10 campaign with seven straight losses to set the program record for futility, the Toros went on a tear after three key players became eligible in the new year, turning the league on its ear and challenging for the top of the CCAA ladder. Returning just four players from a squad that advanced to the 2nd round of the 2008-09 postseason, CSUDH relied heavily on newcomers Michael Cox and Marcquintice Davis to shoulder the load by a trio of award-winning seniors. Cox and Davis did not disappoint, leading the Toros to four wins in their next five games, the only loss coming to a resurgent Cal State L.A. squad on the Toros’ home floor. After sweeping San Francisco State and CS Monterey Bay to close their first homestand of the year, CSUDH raised eyebrows around the league after taking a 58-49 win against last year’s NCAA finalist Cal Poly Pomona, on the Broncos’ home court. That win bolstered another winning streak that saw CSUDH win 11 of its next 14 games, including an 86-84 win over perennial power CS San Bernardino in an epic match-up. Despite that win, and two more victories in its final three games of the regular season, CSUDH couldn’t overcome Chico State in the first round of the CCAA Championships as the Wildcats upset the Toros, ultimately ending CSUDH’s run at a repeat appearance in the NCAA postseason. Cox finished his inaugural campaign in Carson with a 1st-team All-CCAA selection, while Davis and senior Tim McGrath each claimed 2nd-team honors. Next season, CSUDH returns 12 letter-winners, giving ample warning to the rest of the league that the Toros are back.

Head Coach Damaine Powell

2010-11 Home Schedule November Wed, 24th The Master’s College Sat, 27th * Cal State L.A.

TBA 7:00pm

December Fri, 3rd * Cal Poly Pomona Sat, 4th * Cal State San Bernardino Thu, 30th * Cal State Stanislaus Fri, 31st * Chico State

2:30pm 2:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm

January Fri, 21st * Sonoma State Sat, 22nd * Humboldt State

7:30pm 7:30pm

February Fri, 11th * Cal State Monterey Bay Sat, 12th * San Francisco State Fri, 18th * UC San Diego Sat, 19th * Cal State East Bay

7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 7:30pm

* CCAA Conference Game Dates and Times Subject to Change All Games in the Torodome All Games Feature Live Video & Stats Select Games Feature Live Audio

3 All-CCAA

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Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Recap (10-18, 9-13 CCAA) CCAA Tournament Participant

Head Coach Van Girard

2010-11 Home Schedule December Fri, 3rd * Cal Poly Pomona 12:30pm Sat, 4th * Cal State San Bernardino 12:30pm Thu, 30th * Cal State Stanislaus 5:30pm Fri, 31st * Chico State 5:30pm

January Fri, 21st * Sonoma State Sat, 22nd * Humboldt State

5:30pm 5:30pm

February Fri, 11th * Cal State Monterey Bay Sat, 12th * San Francisco State Fri, 18th * UC San Diego Sat, 19th * Cal State East Bay

5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm

* CCAA Conference Game Dates and Times Subject to Change All Games in the Torodome All Games Feature Live Video & Stats Select Games Feature Live Audio

After winning the 2008-09 CCAA Tournament Title, this year’s Toro squad had high hopes. Those hopes, however, took a sharp turn down after an opening-season win over CCAA doormat Cal State L.A. was followed by seven-consecutive losses. A string of consecutive wins to close the 2009 calendar year and open the 2010 year gave the Toros hope, but four more losses in their next five games left CSUDH struggling for answers. One of those answers became a huge question mark after all-everything Neka Mixon went down with an injury in mid-February, leaving the Toros searching for ways to replace her 17.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game heading into the final weekend of the regular season and the first round of the CCAA Championship tournament. Dropping their final homestand to Chico State and CS Stanislaus, CSUDH had just three days to prepare for nemesis UC San Diego as the No. 8 seed in the tourney, and despite a valiant second-half comeback, the top-seeded Tritons ended CSUDH’s season in a convincing victory. Mixon garnered the lone hardware for the Toros after her 2nd-team All-Region and 1st-team AllCCAA selections, and along with star newcomer Brandie McCann, will anchor the 2010-11 squad as it looks to play its way back into the league’s upper echelon.

1 All-West Region • 1 All-CCAA

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Baseball Head Coach Murphy Su’a

2010 Recap (40-18, 27-13 CCAA) NCAA Tournament Participants CCAA Tournament Finalists Enjoying its most prolific season since, well, 2009, the baseball squad earned hosting duties for the second time in the program’s history before making a deep run in this year’s NCAA postseason before falling to West Region Finalist Hawai’i Pacific in the region’s semifinal match-up. Finishing the regular season as a runner-up to topranked UC San Diego, the Tritons again bested the Toros at the CCAA Championship Tournament and in the winner’s bracket of the NCAA West Region Tournament in a 4-3 classic that was playoff baseball at its best. Finishing with a 41-20 mark, CSUDH was two wins away from tying the program’s record for most wins in a season set in 1987, when the Toros made their only NCAA College World Series appearance. CCAA 1st-team selection and Newcomer of the Year Abel Medina led the squad with his .394 batting average, 51 runs scored 13 home runs, 64 RBI, .664 slugging and .462 on-base percentages, with 1stteam All-CCAA selections Kevin Pillar (.379, 91 H, 22 2B, 50 RBI, 12-16 SB) and Kyle Pond (.337, 40 R, 63 H, 16 2B, 7 HR, 50 RBI) giving CSUDH a formidable 1-2-3 punch. Additionally, Pillar was the story within the baseball story this year, setting the NCAA Division II mark for consecutive games with a hit, reaching 54 consecutive games. To close this history season, senior and two-time 2nd-team All-Region selection Bret Montgomery was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 46th round of this year’s MLB draft, marking the sixthstraight year the Toros have had a player selected in the draft, and the fifth player selected under head coach Murphy Su’a.

2011 Home Schedule January We

February Fri, 18th * Sonoma State Sat, 19th * Sonoma State (DH) Sun, 20th * Sonoma State

12:00pm 11:00am 11:00am

April Fri, 1st * Chico State Sat, 2nd * Chico State (DH) Sun, 3rd * Chico State

12:00pm 11:00am 11:00am

May Fri, 6th * CS Monterey Bay 12:00pm Sat, 7th * CS Monterey Bay (DH) 11:00am Sun, 8th * CS Monterey Bay 11:00am * CCAA Conference Game Dates and Times Subject to Change (DH) Denotes Double Header All Games at Toro Field All Games Feature Live Stats Select Games Feature Live Audio

4 All-Americans • 2 National Rawlings Gold Gloves • 17 All-West Region 4 Regional Rawlings Gold Gloves • 1 CoSIDA Academic All-District CCAA Newcomer of the Year • 8 All-CCAA • 1 CCAA Player of the Week 3 CCAA Pitchers of the Week

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Softball Head Coach Jim Maier

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2010 Recap (33-21, 23-13 CCAA) CCAA Tournament Finalists Led by six seniors, a sensational sophomore and two freshmen pitchers, the Toros got off to a quick start with six wins in their first seven games, including a 3-1 series win over perennial power and 11thranked Humboldt State to start league play as senior center fielder Katie Garcia and freshman pitcher Lauren Harper swept the first CCAA Player/ Pitcher of the Week awards of the year. The quick start, however, took a sharp turn down as northern California foes Sonoma State and Chico State each took 3-1 series wins over the Toros, sending CSUDH towards the bottom of the league’s standings. Participating in the prestigious Tournament of Champions, CSUDH made it to Sunday’s Gold Bracket with two wins to open the tourney, but were ousted by 3rd-ranked Hawai’i Pacific in a thrilling 3-2, 9-inning contest. Competing against a top 5 team brought out the best from CSUDH, and they displayed their talent in splitting with UC San Diego on the road, and taking 3-of-4 from CS Monterey Bay and at CS San Bernardino before sweeping San Francisco State at home to close the regular season, earning the No. 3 seed entering the CCAA Championship Tournament. In the double-elimination tournament, CSUDH won its first two games over higher-seeded regional teams to leap into the winners bracket before falling to No. 19 Sonoma State twice in the championship round for a runner-up finish in its first appearance in the league tourney. Sophomore Emiley McEwen was named an NFCA 3rd-team All-America and the league’s Most Valuable Player, the first MVP honor for the program since the epic 2005 season, after setting the single season and career marks for home runs at CSUDH.

1 All-American • 4 All-West Region • CCAA Most Valuable Player 4 All-CCAA • 4 CCAA Players of the Week • 1 CCAA Pitcher of the Week

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Men’s Golf Head Coach John Johnson

2010 Recap NCAA West Region Individual Participants Junior newcomer Ryan Indovina made an immediate impact on this year’s senior-heavy squad, claiming PING honorable mention All-America, PING AllRegion, the first All-CCAA honor this decade and the first-ever CCAA Newcomer of the Year award en route to leading two Toros to the 2010 NCAA Central/West Super Regional as individuals, the first time any Toro has qualified for the NCAA postseason since 2004. In seven meets, Indovina placed four top 10 finishes and two top 20, including medal honors in a dual match against UC San Diego, two runner-up finishes and a third-place finish, as well as one CCAA Player of the Week honor. He averaged just over par in 19 rounds played entering the Super Regional, carding a low 18 score of 67, a low 36 score of 140 and a low tournament tally of 210. Senior Cavin McCall also qualified for the NCAA postseason as an individual, enjoying a fine senior campaign that saw him average 3-over par for the year. He shot a blistering 69 over the first two rounds of the Hanny Stanislaus Invite at CSUDH’s regular season finale to earn a 3rd-place finish, just one stroke behind Indovina. Junior Robby Mayes made an impact on the squad, playing his way onto the quintet in the third match of the year, enjoying one top 10 finish and a 6-over average for the year. Next season, the Toros will return Indovina and Mayes, and with new recruits, will look to earn a team invitation from the NCAA for the first time since 1989.

2011 Schedule February xx

March xx

April xx

May xx Dates and Times Subject to Change ALL Meets are Held on Monday - Tuesday

1 All-American • 1 All-West Region • CCAA Newcomer of the Year 1 All-CCAA

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Track & Field Head Coach Warren Edmonson

2011 Schedule January xx

February xx

March xx

April xx

May xx Dates and Times Subject to Change ALL Meets are Held on Saturday

2010 Recap NCAA National Individual Participants The track and field squad showed why it’s one of the most talented teams in the CCAA, picking up four All-America and 12 All-CCAA awards at the league championships to go along with the CCAA Freshman of the Year nod in Monikkia White. Led by All-American Chanel Parker, who posted an automatic qualifying mark in the 60-meter hurdles at the Fresno State Invitational and a provisional mark in the 60-meter dash at the NAU Invite during her indoor seasons, CSUDH posted seven provisional and an automatic during the outdoor season which saw Nancy Blake post the top time in the 400-meter dash at the Cal/Nevada meet, earning a spot in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in late May. White posted two provisionals during the outdoor season to match Parker’s efforts while taking home a pair of All-CCAA honors, with both relay squads picking up All-CCAA awards at the championships. Despite not qualifying for the finals over the first two days of the NCAA Championships, CSUDH saved its best for last as its 4x400 relay squad posted a 7th-place finish as the quartet of Breionna Jackson, Parker, Dora Baldwin and Blake earned AllAmerica honors to close the outdoor season. The Toros will look to improve upon this year’s results in the 2011 season, led by seniors Parker and Blake, junior Baldwin and sophomores Jackson and White.

4 All-Americans • CCAA Freshman of the Year • 12 All-CCAA

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Dave Yanai Court Legacy Fulfilled With Naming of “Dave Yanai Court” A packed house filled with family, friends, former players and colleagues and the 2009-10 Cal State Dominguez Hills men’s basketball team provided the perfect setting as the Toro family honored former men’s basketball head coach Dave Yanai with the unveiling of the “Dave Yanai Court,” the culmination of a year-long project to honor one of its own. “It was double-barreled positive with the scholarship and the naming,” begins Yanai, the winningest coach in the history of the men’s basketball program, who remains as modest as ever. “I am elated to have the financial help for the kids, and at the same time humbled by the court naming. “I am grateful to my assistant coaches, staff and trainers, and most of all the players who all had a huge hand in something like this happening, and they all have a piece of what happened here tonight.” After a booming introduction from longtime Toros Athletics announcer Dennis Lien and a few words from CSUDH Director of Athletics Patrick Guillen that included a plaque presentation, the Torodome floor was unveiled to reveal the words “Dave Yanai Court” on both sides of midcourt, where a raucous applause erupted as a fitting tribute to a man who made the Carson basketball court his personal classroom, using basketball as a vehicle to impart important life lessons to his players and those who came in contact with him. “Tonight’s ceremony was the culmination of more than a year of planning, dedication and commitment by the Dave Yanai Court and Scholarship Committee,” began Guillen, the event’s brainchild. “Coach Yanai is a special person who is very deserving of this honor, not just for his 19 years of dedicated service to the university but for his mentorship and commitment to the thousands of students he touched during his tenure on our campus. The scholarship endowment and the naming of the ‘Dave Yanai Court’ will ensure that his legacy lives on forever here at CSUDH.” Yanai spent 19 seasons as head coach at CSUDH, where his Toro teams advanced to the 1981, 1987 and 1989 NCAA Tournaments. In addition, he guided the Toros to the 1979 NAIA National Championship Elite Eight after winning the NAIA District III Championship in only his second year in Carson. Individually, he claimed the 1979 District Coach of the Year, the 1987 NCAA West Region Coach of the Year and twoconsecutive CCAA Coach of the Year Awards (1987 and 1988). Yanai also coached 34 All-CCAA Conference, two CCAA Athletes of the Year, eight NCAA All-West Region, two NCAA All-Americans and one NCAA Division II Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in John Nojima, ending his coaching career at CSUDH with 287 of his 401 total wins, the winningest coach in CSUDH men’s basketball history.

The Traditions of Excellence Continue

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Academic Success Toros No Strangers to Academic ‘Traditions of Excellence’ In addition to the on-field accomplishments of this year’s CSUDH student-athletes, the Toros successes weren’t limited to athletic competition. In fact, the Toros saw a record 82 student-athletes named to the fall 2009 honor roll, while 54 Toros were recognized by the NCAA a part of the 23rd Annual STUDENT-Athlete Day en route to 26 seniors who received their degree on May 21, at this year’s commencement ceremonies. Coming off an NCAA runner-up finish in women’s soccer and CCAA tournament berths for both basketball programs, the “student” portion of “studentathlete” made its presence felt in a big way as a record 82 student-athletes were named to the CSUDH athletics fall 2009 honor roll, surpassing fall 2008’s total when 78 were named, and spring 2009’s total that saw 76 Toros make the honor roll. Cross country’s Janette Morfin, men’s soccer’s Scott Locken and volleyball’s Heather Rushton highlighted the list with perfect 4.0 GPAs, with biology major and 08-09 CSUDH Presidential Scholar Rushton three-peating as a perfect 4.0er. Adding Locken, a kinesiology major from Huntington Beach, and Morfin, a kinesiology major from Los Angeles, the trio led 11 total Toros who achieved at least a 3.80 GPA in the fall. Celebrated annually on April 6, 54 Toros were named by the NCAA as part of the 23rd Annual STUDENT-Athlete Day, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and active involvement in the community as the two criteria. In addition to the community service each sport contributes throughout the year, which thus far has included “Soccer for Hope,” “Read Across America,” “Girls Play L.A.,” work with the RBI Foundation and clinics at local pre-schools and health fairs and will include youth camps, a career day and speaking opportunities in the upcoming months, volleyball’s Ashley Clark, baseball’s Kevin Pillar, cross country’s Dora Baldwin and track and field’s Monique Joseph also were recognized for their involvement as officers in the CSUDH Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

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2009-10 Graduates A.J. Adams BA, Physical Education Katie Barrier BS, Health Science Andrew Baslow BA, Public Relations Christine Bathauer BA, Liberal Studies Kristen Boskovich BA, Physical Education Alison Bosler BS, Health Science Ashley Davison BA, Physical Education Judith Fisher BA, Africana Studies Candelario Flores BA, Physical Education Cedric Gilmore MA, Physical Education Anna Hernandez BA, Physical Education Ennisha Kyles BA, Liberal Studies Teriana Loftin BA, Art Design Michael Lofton BS, Business Administration Sophia Lopes BA, English Literature Briannon Mahr BA, Physical Education Jessica Marlow BA, Human Services Kayla Montalvo BS, Business Administration Amanda MurraY BS, Business Administration Nidia Padilla BA, Physical Education Lauryn Pena BA, English Literature Keyoshia Ray BA, Public Relations Emily Rodin BA, Recreation & Leisure Studies Chris Stonerock BS, Business Administration Jonathan Toliver BS, Criminal Justice Phillip Van Doren BA, Public Relations

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2009-10 CSUDH Toros Annual Recap  

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