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CSUN baseball player in grey uniform at bat

Karlie Habitz

April 10, 2018

CSUN baseball will continue conference play at home against Long Beach State (12-20), starting on Friday at 3 p.m. followed by games on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. The Matadors have been putting up good numbers in conference play winning four of the six leaving them atop the Big West. Long Beach St...

Women’s waterpolo defeats No. 20 LMU to end regular season

CSUN water polo athletes defend goal

Diego Marquez

April 24, 2016

Ending the regular season with a win, the No. 25 CSUN women's water polo team (11-19) defeated No. 20 Loyola Marymount Lions (11-19) on their home court, 9-7. This gets the Matadors back on the winning side of things as they dropped the previous five games before their matchup against the Lions on Saturd...

ICYMI: CSUN women’s water polo falters against UC Davis on senior day

Water polo athlete throws ball as she lifts herself above water

Diego Marquez

April 14, 2016

The No. 25 CSUN water polo couldn't complete a late-game rally and fell 10-9 to the UC Davis Aggies. The seniors honored were Natalie Averall, Taryn Kaminoto, and Taitum Herrington the Matador's Women Water Polo. The Aggies scored first when Hailey Wright netted the first goal of the match. With...

Confidence plays major role in water polo success for Sanchez

Water polo athlete poses with ball outside of pool

Matthew Wojtasiak

April 5, 2016

At the beach with a surfboard in hand, 19-year-old CSUN sophomore Maddie Sanchez stares at the rippling ocean waves in her birth place of San Clemente, California. Sanchez's self-confidence has pushed her to be successful in not just this difficult sport, but water polo as well. Playing since she...

ICYMI: CSUN continues win streak against Bears

Student water polo athlete throws ball

James Fike

March 30, 2016

The Matadors found themselves extending their winning streak to three against Brown on Tuesday at Matador Pool. After taking a 4-2 lead in the first quarter, the Bears of Brown were out scored 8-2 over the next three. Brown's Jessica Heilman struck first, and Marisa Koloktronis followed suit after...

Matadors end rollercoaster weekend 1-3

File Photo- Sophomore Katelyn Fairchild just before passing the ball in Matadors home game against UC San Diego Sunday afternoon. Photo credit: Patricia Perdomo

Eric Licas

March 8, 2016

CSUN women's water polo team played three games this weekend: a double- header on Saturday against Azusa Pacific University and Cal State Bakersfield and the home opener on Sunday against University of California San Diego. In the first match on Saturday, the Matadors maintained a lead against the Azusa...

Get to know … #4 Hayley Gurriell

CSUN sophomore attacker Hayley Gurriell scored her first goal as a Matador in a game against Cal Baptist on April 9, 2011. She scored five goals in the 2012 season. Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Alonso Tacanga

May 9, 2012

Full name: Hayley Beth Gurriell Date of Birth: June 18th, 1992 Place of Birth: San Diego, CA Height: 5’4” Position: Attacker Year: Sophomore Major: Sociology FAVORITES Food: Pizza and chocolate Singer: Chris Brown Movie: Drumline Song: “Tell Me It’s Real” - K-Ci & JoJo Athlete: Stephan Hicks, CSUN baller LIFE One hurdle in lif...

Water Polo: After rough start to year, CSUN ends 2012 with third place in Big West Tournament

CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi talks to his team during a game. Leonardi and his team finished the season winning third place in the Big West Conference Tournament Sunday afternoon. Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 30, 2012

Every team’s journey is different. One path could lead them to a title while another could turn out to be a restructuring process. For CSUN head coach Dr. Marcelo Leonardi and his squad, it was a little bit of both. Though his team finished this season 19-20, the Matadors played tough opponents in the Big West Conference to win third place in this year’s tournament. “This has been by far one of the most enjoyable years...

Water Polo: Ferreira hits game-winning goal against UCSB, CSUN wins third place in Big West Tournament

CSUN attacker Melissa Doll goes for a goal in a game. Doll put the Matadors on the scoreboard first as they took third place in the Big West Conference Tournament in a 6-5 victory over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon. Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 29, 2012

After a tough loss against UC Irvine the previous day, the Matadors (19-20) bounced back and grabbed third place in the Big West Conference Tournament with a 6-5 win over UC Santa Barbara Sunday afternoon and Schaal Aquatics Center. It was a goal by center Kelcie Ferreira with 3:45 left in the ...

Water Polo: Matadors outplayed by Irvine in semi-finals

CSUN goalkeeper Dana Harvery protects her net during a game. Harvey only tallied four saves in the Matadors' loss to UC Irvine in the semi-finals of the Big West Conference Tournament Saturday afternoon.Courtesy of CSUN CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 28, 2012

They came back and got the double-overtime win against Long Beach State the previous day to continue through the tournament, but the Matadors’ hopes at the Big West Conference Tournament title ended Saturday afternoon as they went down to top-seeded UC Irvine 8-3 at Schaal Aquatics Center. “To be ...

Water Polo: Matadors open Big West Tournament with double-overtime win against Long Beach

CSUN center Marisa Young goes on an attack in one of her games. Young finished the day with two goals as the Matadors get the 7-5 double-overtime win over Long Beach State in the opening round of the Big West Conference Tournament. Photo Courtesy of CSUN Athletics.

Anthony Carpio

April 27, 2012

It came down to 6-on-5 power plays Friday afternoon at Schaal Aquatics Center as the Matadors capitalized on those opportunities and took the opening round of the Big West Conference Tournament against Long Beach State in a 7-5 double-overtime win. With 1:38 left to play in the second overtime per...

Water Polo: CSUN faces LBSU at Davis, seeks out Big West Tournament title

CSUN utility player Jenny Jamison looks for a goal in a game. Jamison and the Matadors head to UC Davis on Friday to face Long Beach State in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament. Photo courtesy of CSUN Athletics

Anthony Carpio

April 25, 2012

After ending the season strong with two wins and big performances from their offense Sunday, the Matadors (17-19, 1-4 Big West) head to UC Davis for the Big West Conference Tournament and face Long Beach State (11-16, 1-4) in the first round Friday. CSUN scored a total of 43 goals against Cal Sta...

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