The Sundial

Future of Matador Athletes

Monique Muñiz

May 15, 2011

Nicole Concialdi Served as goalkeeper for the Cal State Northridge water polo team. As a Matador Concialdi tallied 268 saves in her career and is fourth in saves at CSUN. Her career-high was this season with 141 saves in 19 games. Concialdi plans to continue her higher education at Cal State Full...

The journey to graduation as a parent

Monique Muñiz

May 10, 2011

As graduation approaches in a week, I feel the need to reflect on the past when I thought this day would never come. Heading into college as a teenage mother, I had my daughter and the thought of getting my education went out the door. I understood the sacrifice that I needed to make. So I stayed...

Water Polo: Matadors look ahead to next season

Monique Muñiz

May 4, 2011

With a team that lost seven seniors and an All-American goaltender from last year’s year squad, this season was not supposed to be as successful, but the Matadors exceeded expectations and finsihed No. 2 in the Big West. Unfortunately that was short lived as No. 6 Long Beach State upset CSUN in the semifinals at the Big West Tournament in Santa Barbara, California. With the win within reach to ...

No. 2 Matadors sink in semifinals against No. 6 Long Beach State

Monique Muñiz

May 1, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - One penalty in the last period of play and one missed penalty shot in overtime made the difference in the semifinal game as CSUN failed to capitalize to make it to the Big West Championship game. With 1:32 left in regulation and the Matadors up by one, CSUN’s Sydney S...

Water Polo: Big West Championship within reach for Matadors

Monique Muñiz

April 27, 2011

Coach Marcelo Leonadi knew his team would be in the mix in the Big West Conference standings since the beginning of the season. Even though his team has struggled on defense, penalties and solid goaltending, once again the Matadors are in second place going into the tournament. “We were not expected to perform this well based on all the seniors we lost last year, in terms of the rest of the lea...

Get to know: Chelsea Curran

Monique Muñiz

April 18, 2011

Full Name: Chelsea Marin Curran Date of Birth: May 16, 1988 Place of Birth: Anaheim, California Height: 5’8” Position: Center Major: Psychology with minors in gerontology and human sexuality Stats: In 10th place on the career goals scoring list with 95 FAVORITES Food: Mexican Music: Rock, country, metal and alternative Movie: “Pirat...

Water Polo: No. 19 Long Beach State upsets No. 14 CSUN 11-8 in last conference game before tourney

Monique Muñiz

April 17, 2011

Long Beach, Calif. - Rebuilding last season's No. 1 defense has been rough for the Matadors and it came down to their last Big West Conference games that the defense needed to show up. That did not happen as the No. 14 CSUN water polo team lost its last Big West Conference match to No. 19 Long Beach ...

CSUN water polo can’t hold on to first place in Big West Conference after loss to UC Irvine

Monique Muñiz

April 16, 2011

Irvine, Calif. - The Matadors knew coming in to face No. 10 UC Irvine on the road was going to be tough game and the results proved it as CSUN lost time in the final minutes of play and fell 9-8. With the loss, the No. 14 Cal State Northridge water polo team dropped its sole first place in the Big West Conference standings. The Matadors are now in a tie for second place with UC Santa Barbara. They can s...

Water polo goes on road to face two Big West rivals before conference tournament

Monique Muñiz

April 13, 2011

With the Matadors heading into the final stretch of the regular season, they are peaking at the right time as they go on the road this weekend for two crucial Big West games against UC Irvine and Long Beach State. The first place Cal State Northridge water polo team, which is 3-0 in conference p...

Matador tennis plays LMU at Matador Tennis Complex

Monique Muñiz

April 13, 2011

Even though coach Gary Victor is surprised at where the Matadors stand in Big West Conference at No. 7, he still sees his team finishing out strong before the conference tournament. “We want to get on the right track, we are having some good performance, but not enough to get us the fourth point in our big conference matches,” Victor ...

Get to Know: Tracy Allen

Monique Muñiz

April 12, 2011

Full name: Tracy Nicole Allen Date of Birth: Jan. 18, 1989 Place of Birth: Riverside, California Height: 5’ 11” Position: Third base Major: Communications Stats: In 38 games: .269 batting average, five home runs, 23 RBIs, 17 runs, 29 hits, and six doubles FAVORITES Food: Mexican Music: Country Movie: Cinderella Man Song: “Tomorrow” by...

Get to know: Brooke Doane

Monique Muñiz

April 11, 2011

Full name: Brooke Doane Date of Birth: May 2, 1989 Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii Height: 5’ 4” Major: Biochemistry Stats: In singles, Brooke is 10-10, 4-3 in Big West Conference. In doubles overall, 18-4 and with Jennifer Sher, 11-1, 7-0 in Big West Conference Favorites Food: Baked spaghetti Music: Reggae/ Ska/ R&B Movie: ...

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