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Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

The student media organization of California State University Northridge

Daily Sundial

CSUN mens soccer celebrates a goal by junior Jamar Ricketts during the 2022 Big West Men’s Soccer Championship quarterfinals against UC Davis on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, in Northridge, Calif.

CSUN soccer player Jamar Ricketts drafted to the MLS

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor January 19, 2024

CSUN men’s soccer star Jamar Ricketts has been announced by the San Jose Earthquakes as their first round pick of the 2023 MLS SuperDraft. He is the 13th overall draft pick in the first round of the...

CSUN womens basketball coach turns away from the court against the University of San Fransisco on Dec. 1, 2022, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif.

Women’s basketball revamps its coaching staff

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor November 2, 2023

With the Women’s Basketball season set to begin in November, head coach Carlene Mitchell has announced a number of changes to her coaching staff throughout the summer including a new name as the director...

CSUN goalkeeper Hayden Mauldin goes up for one of several saves against UCLAs shots on goal during the first half of their game in Northridge, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2023.

Matador of the Week: Hayden Mauldin

Ryan Romero, Sports Editor September 29, 2023

CSUN women’s soccer goalkeeper Hayden Mauldin is Matador of the Week after her standout performances against UC Davis and CSU Fullerton. In 180 minutes of action versus the Aggies and Titans, Mauldin...

CSUN mens basketball player with a ball

New coach, new optimism for CSUN men’s basketball

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor September 13, 2023

On Aug. 31, the CSUN men’s basketball team released their schedule for the 2023-24 season. It will be the first season under new head coach Andy Newman and staff as they look to right the ship after...

Guard Anaiyah Tuua, 21, and forward Tess Amundsen, 15, laugh and smile with teammates as they head to the locker room after beating CSU Bakersfield on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif.

Women’s basketball announces fall schedule

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor September 7, 2023

The CSUN women’s basketball team dropped their schedule on Aug. 31 in anticipation of their 2023-24 season. The Matadors face off against two Power 5 teams, the first at University of Minnesota on...

CSUN defender Dylan Gonzalez, 3, and forward David Diaz, 58, celebrate the formers go-ahead goal in the 73rd minute against the Saint Marys College Gaels on Sept. 21, 2022, at the Performance Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif.

Can last season’s momentum carry men’s soccer even further this year?

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor August 31, 2023

After a promising season last year, coach Terry Davila has his Matador team fit for action as they try to exceed expectations. Projected to finish third by the preseason Big West Coach’s poll, the Matadors...

Middle blocker Lauryn Anderson, 18, serves the ball for the UC San Diego Tritons to receive it on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at the Premier America Credit Union Arena in Northridge, Calif.

Women’s volleyball has its sights on Big West title this season

Ryan Romero, Sports editor August 31, 2023

After finishing 9-23 overall in the season and 4-16 in the Big West, the women's volleyball team finished the 2022 season with a lot to build upon. And with only two graduating seniors that year, the team...

Goalkeeper Taylor Thames jumps up to save the ball from going in the goal against UC San Diego on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at the Performance Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif.

CSUN women’s soccer hopes to come back strong this fall

Gabriel Duarte, Assistant Sports Editor August 30, 2023

Despite the down year last season, the Matadors are looking forward to a new year and a fresh start as they are looking to make bigger strides in year 3 of the Christine Johnson era of CSUN women’s soccer. Season...

CSUN womens tennis team huddle each other

Matadors of the Spring Season

Luis Silva and Charlie Gonzalez June 1, 2023

Logan Davis Logan Davis is a freshman on the men’s track and field team. Following up on his high school career which earned him a scholarship to CSUN, he set a school record of 6.64 seconds in...

CSUN athlete

The story of Taylor Thames: Paving the way for Black student athletes

Lyle Yoergler, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Taylor Thames did not have a traditional start to life. She was born into foster care and placed into a home where she grew up as one of 11 children. Surrounded by many individuals looking to stand...

Csun womens soccer player

The sound of the game: Anessa Campos and her journey as a deaf Division I soccer player

Michael Dumansky, Reporter May 8, 2023

Every student-athlete at CSUN has their own routine. They wake up, go to class, practice and play their respective matches. Many of them go through their day with little to no problems. Redshirt sophomore...

CSUN womens softball player

Matador of the Week: Kaylee Escutia

Luis Silva, Reporter April 18, 2023

CSUN softball player Kaylee Escutia is Matador of the Week after her standout performances in the homestand against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. Escutia led the Matadors to two consecutive victories...

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