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Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

April 23, 2019

Parker Caston Jr.Junior, trackThe track and field team had an excellent showing at the Long Beach Intercollegiate on Saturday, recording five first place finishes while seven student-athletes set personal records. Though Caston Jr. was unable to beat his previous best, he did finish first in the 400-met...

Softball wins first conference series against Cal Poly

Softball wins first conference series against Cal Poly

Bryanna Winner

April 23, 2019

The softball team earned their first conference series victory of the season by winning two of three over Cal Poly at home this past weekend at Matador Diamond.Friday saw the two teams square off in a doubleheader, with the first game going into extra innings with the score tied at three.The score would rema...

Fighting for a seat at the table

Fighting for a seat at the table

Tyler Wainfeld

April 16, 2019

Southern California has long been known as a hotbed for college baseball coaches from across the nation to come recruit for their schools. With the sun shining and the temperature sitting above 70 degrees seemingly every day of the year, there isn’t a time when baseball isn’t being played somewhere,...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

April 16, 2019

Sean SkellyJunior, baseballThe catcher/DH had a fantastic series at CSU Long Beach. Despite the team dropping two of the three games, Skelly went 5 for 10 with two home runs and three runs scored. In Sunday's loss, Skelly went 2 for 2 with a home run, while also reaching base via a walk and hit by pitc...

Softball drops home series against UC Riverside

Softball drops home series against UC Riverside

Bryanna Winner

April 16, 2019

Despite junior Megan Stevens tying the school record for most doubles in a season, the Matadors dropped their first home conference series 2-1 to UC Riverside this past weekend at Matador Diamond. Sophomore Jillian James pitched the first game, giving up two hits and striking out seven batters on her wa...

‘The MataDolls’ dance team seeks to empower the black community at CSUN

‘The MataDolls’ dance team seeks to empower the black community at CSUN

Emmanuelle Roumain

April 9, 2019

Kyle Wallace-Jordan wasn’t planning on pursuing dance when he started the lengthy process of forming the MataDolls at CSUN. “I was inspired by this TV show called 'Bring It.' I watched it when I was sitting in my dorm and I felt like I could do everything she was doing and everything on the ...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

April 9, 2019

Kyle BarretSenior, BaseballThe Matador second baseman had himself quite the series in CSUN's sweep of UC Riverside. Barret reached base in an impressive 11 of 15 plate appearances over the three games, including a perfect 6 for 6 in Friday's game, which included a career-high four hits and three runs s...

Baseball offense explodes in historic series sweep

Baseball offense explodes in historic series sweep

Tyler Wainfeld

April 9, 2019

The baseball team had a historic weekend as they scored 50 runs, tied for their most ever in a Big West series, in their three-game series sweep over UC Riverside this past weekend at Matador Field. They tied the record first set against the University of Pacific in 2003, while also pulling back to ....

UC Santa Barbara ruins Senior Day for CSUN women’s water polo

UC Santa Barbara ruins Senior Day for CSUN women’s water polo

Bryanna Winner

April 8, 2019

The No. 22 Matador women's water polo team lost to No. 11 UC Santa Barbara 19-8 on Senior Day at Matador Pool.Before the game began, seniors Lindsey Garcia, Charissa Dorn and Daci Hughes were honored as they were about to play their final home game for CSUN.“I’m just really proud, especiall...

The art of superstition in baseball

The art of superstition in baseball

Tyler Wainfeld

April 3, 2019

Superstition and baseball have gone hand-in-hand since the inception of the game back in the mid-19th century. These superstitions can range anywhere from quirky (talking about a no-hitter in process is believed to be unlucky) to downright disgusting, such as the longstanding tradition of not changing ...

Matadors of the Week

Matadors of the Week

Tyler Wainfeld

April 2, 2019

Ryan DeWeeseRedshirt freshman, volleyballAn outside hitter, DeWeese returned to the court after a two-week absence to face UC Santa Barbara on Friday and Saturday. In Friday's loss at Santa Barbara, the 6-foot-5-inch redshirt freshman recorded seven kills and 10 assists to go along with two aces. Then in S...

Men’s volleyball drops sixth straight conference game

Men’s volleyball drops sixth straight conference game

Tyler Wainfeld

April 1, 2019

The men’s volleyball team narrowly lost to UC Santa Barbara in a five-set thriller by a final score of 3-2 despite redshirt freshman Ryan DeWeese getting a career-high 19 kills Saturday night at the Matadome. The Matadors came into their matchup with the Gauchos having lost all five of their ...

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