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SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS DOWN UNLV IN THREE SETS

 

Volleyball wraps up 2016 home slate with win over rebels

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Photo:  Deja Harris had 10 kills along with seven blocks in the win over UNLV Wednesday evening on Aztec Court.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 16, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team wrapped up its 2016 home season in style with a three set (25-23, 25-22, 25-13) victory over UNLV Wednesday evening on Aztec Court.

AZTEC ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 15: IS IT WINDY IN WYOMING?

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Jamie McConeghy

November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State football team won again last week against Nevada, but now it's on to their second road game in a row against Wyoming on Saturday and this time, it's a day game.  Coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman, junior running back Rashad Penny and senior defensive lineman Kyle Kelley spoke to the media at this week's press conference.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EARNS SEVEN ALL-PAC-12 HONORS

 

Aztecs’ Travis Nicklaw, Pablo Pelaez receive second-team recognition

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November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team had seven players earn all-Pac-12 honors as announced Tuesday by the league office. Travis Nicklaw and Pablo Pelaez garnered second-team accolades, while Adam Allmaras, Matt Callahan, Casey Macias, Jeroen Meefout, and Michael Sauers received honorable mention.

SDSU SWIM & DIVE: CAPLAN EARNS MOUNTAIN WEST DIVER OF THE WEEK HONORS

 

 

Aztec diver receives fifth conference award of her SDSU career

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November 15, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Alexandra Caplan has earned Mountain West Women’s Diver of the Week honors for competition through November 13, 2016. It is the fifth MW weekly honor for Caplan.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: LADY AZTECS REBOUND FROM BIG UCR LOSS, SOAR PAST SDC HAWKS 80-70

 

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By Liz Alper

Photos by Cris Rangel

November 14, 2016 (San Diego) - The lady Aztecs played their first game of the season on Steve Fisher Court tonight against San Diego Christian.

SDSU FOOTBALL'S JOHN BARON II NAMED A LOU GROZA AWARD STAR OF THE WEEK

 

Baron honored as one of the nation’s top kickers

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November 14, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State sophomore kicker John Baron II has been named a Lou Groza Award “Star of the Week.” Each week the Palm Beach County Sports Commission recognizes the top three kickers from the FBS division.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER RECEIVES NCAA TOURNAMENT BID

 

Aztecs to play UNLV at home on Thursday

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November 14, 2016 (San Diego) - For the ninth time in program history, the San Diego State men’s soccer team is heading to the NCAA Tournament. The No. 16/15 Aztecs will play host to UNLV in their first-round match on Thursday, November 17 at SDSU Sports Deck. First tap is set for 7 p.m. PT.

AZTEC ROWING PARTICIPATES IN SAN DIEGO FALL CLASSIC

 

SDSU shows team depth with top two finishes in open and novice eights

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November 13, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State rowing team participated in the San Diego Fall Classic this morning where they saw boats in the top two spots in each race. The regatta was hosted by the San Diego Rowing Club on Mission Bay.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS WRAPS UP FALL CLASSIC II

 

Aztecs claim victories in two singles championship brackets

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November 13, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis wrapped up Fall Classic II today at the Aztec Tennis Center where they saw victories in two championship singles matches, two singles consolation wins and one consolation victory in doubles play.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS RALLY FROM TWO SETS DOWN TO DEFEAT WYOMING

 

Volleyball comes back to defeat Wyoming

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Photo Setter Lauren Utchen helped spark SDSU's five-set comeback win over Wyoming Saturday night on Aztec Court.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 12, 2016 (San Diego) - After dropping the opening two sets, San Diego State rallied to win the next three as it posted a five-set victory over Wyoming Saturday evening on Aztec Court. SDSU, which fell to the Cowgirls in five sets in Laramie in mid-October, claimed the contest by set scores of 18-25, 14-25, 25-20, 25-28, 15-12.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS TURN IT AROUND IN SECOND HALF, BEAT TOREROS 69-59

 

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Updated with box score and postgame notes and quotes

Story and photo by Liz Alper

November 11, 2016 (San Diego) - Veterans Day marked the start of the college basketball season and the San Diego State men's basketball team took to the floor against their crosstown rival, USD.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS IN SEASON OPENER

 

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SDSU shot just 29.1 percent from the floor

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November 11, 2016 (Riverside) - San Diego State women’s basketball got scores from three of its four freshmen but fell in its season opener, 72-44, to UC Riverside on Friday night at SRC Arena.

Making their collegiate debut, the Aztecs got production from Baylee Vanderdoes (7), Abby Lowe (2) and Monique Terry (2). McKynzie Fort paced her team with 14 points, while Ariell Bostick’s eight rebounds were a team-high.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY POSTS SECOND FASTEST REGIONAL TIME

 

Kent was SDSU’s top finisher for the fifth time this year

November 11, 2016 (Sacramento) - San Diego State cross country raced to the second fastest NCAA Regional 6K time in program history with its 22:12.06 average time and earned a 26th-place finish at the NCAA West Regional today.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS DROP FIVE-SET MATCH TO COLORADO STATE



 

Volleyball falls short in upset bid of league co-leader

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Photo: Alexandra Psoma set a career high with 24 kills against Colorado State Thursday evening.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State built a two-sets-to-one advantage, but was unable to complete the upset as it fell to league co-leader Colorado State in five sets Thursday evening on Aztec Court. The Rams prevailed by set scores of 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BATTLES UCLA TO 0-0 DRAW

 

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Photo: Adam Allmaras pocketed his 11th shutout of the year on Thursday at UCLA.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 10, 2016 (Los Angeles) - The No. 16/15 San Diego State men's soccer team closed out its regular-season schedule on Thursday, battling No. rv/25 UCLA to a 0-0 draw in a key Pac-12 showdown at Drake Stadium.

With the result, the Aztecs (9-4-5, 4-3-3 Pac-12) clinch third place in the conference standings, matching their highest finish in league play since 2011, while the Bruins (9-7-2, 4-5-1 Pac-12) ended the year in fourth.

GRANITE HILLS WINS CLASH OF THE EAGLES AND THE FIRST ROUND OF CIF PLAYOFFS

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Story and photo by Liz Alper

November 10, 2016 (El Cajon) - In the first round of CIF playoffs, it was the battle of the Eagles as the San Pasqual High Golden Eagles traveled to Granite Hills to take on the Eagles.

AZTEC BASEBALL INKS 12 FOR 2018 SEASON

 

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Photo: Valhalla High's Casey O'Sullivan via govahalla.org

November 10, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State baseball Head Coach Mark Martinez has announced the signing of 12 athletes for the 2018 season. The group of 12 incoming players, all of who will be freshman when they arrive on campus, includes consists nine pitchers, two infielders and an outfielder. Four of the signees double as position players in addition to pitching.



The group includes athletes from local highs schools including one each from Eastlake HS, Scripps Ranch HS, Santana HS, Valhalla HS and Montgomery HS. Six of the signees ranks among the top 20 in the state of California at their position with one ranking among the top 70 players in the country.

PROP C REJECTED BY VOTERS

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By Liz Alper

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November 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Proposition C, the measure that would allow the Chargers to build a new downtown stadium and convention center near Petco Park in the East Village and raise the hotel tax to 16.5 percent from its current 10.5 percent, failed to garner the two thirds it needed to pass last night, with a vote total of 56.96 percent (168,677) no and 43.04 percent (127,433) yes. 

SDSU'S GEORGIA LACEY NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S GOLFER OF THE MONTH

 

Aztec junior collects first career MW weekly/monthly honor

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November 9, 2016 (Colorado Springs) - San Diego State’s Georgia Lacey (Del Mar, Calif.) was named Mountain West Women’s Golfer of the Month for October, the league office announced Wednesday. With her award, the Aztec junior garnered the first conference weekly/monthly accolade of her career.

SDSU LACROSSE NAMES TEAM CAPTAINS FOR 2017 SEASON

 

Seniors Deitz, Hickey, Reeves set to lead Aztecs next spring

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Photo: Katrina Reeves was one of three Aztecs to be selected captain for the 2017 season.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse seniors Kayla Deitz, Kristen Hickey and Katrina Reeves have been named team captains for the upcoming 2017 season as announced Tuesday by sixth-year head coach Kylee White.

AZTEC ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 11/8: A BREAK FROM ELECTION DAY

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Jamie McConeghy

November 8, 2016 (San Diego) - Election Day saw a plethora of San Diego State coaches and athletes at this week's press conference.  Aztecs men's basketball coach Steve Fisher and sophomore forward Zylan Cheatham, football head coach Rocky Long, women's basketball coach Stacie Terry, junior defensive end Sergio Phillips and junior tight end David Wells took the mic this week.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL CRUISES PAST CSUSM IN EXHIBITION

 

Aztecs close exhibition season with victory

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November 7, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State cruised past Cal State San Marcos on Monday night, 80-42, inside Viejas Arena. The game was the final tune-up for the Aztecs, who officially open the 2016-17 campaign on Friday.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER UPSETS #11/10 WASHINGTON 1-0

 

Aztecs record first-ever regular-season sweep of Huskies

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Photo: Pablo Pelaez notched his first game-winning goal of his career on Sunday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 6, 2016 (Seattle) - Redshirt freshman Pablo Pelaez (San Diego, Calif.) scored on a free kick in the waning seconds on Sunday to lift the No. 21/15 San Diego State men’s soccer team to a 1-0 triumph over No. 11/10 Washington in a key Pac-12 showdown at Husky Soccer Stadium.

SDSU FOOTBALL CLINCHES SPOT IN MOUNTAIN WEST TITLE GAME

 

Aztecs will play in the MW Championship for a second straight season

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November 6, 2016 (Colorado Springs) - San Diego State has clinched the West Division crown of the Mountain West for the second straight year and a spot in the 2016 Mountain West Football Championship game, the league announced Sunday. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 and will kick off at either 4:30 p.m. PT, 4:45 p.m. PT or 5 p.m. PT on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

AZTECS VOLLEYBALL LOSES AT FRESNO STATE IN FOUR SETS

 

Volleyball drops match to Bulldogs

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Photo:  Alexis Cage had 14 kills, four blocks and nine digs at Fresno State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 5, 2016 (Fresno) - In a match in which three of the four sets were decided by two points, San Diego State came up on the short end of a 3-1 decision as it fell at Fresno State Saturday afternoon at the Bulldogs’ Save Mart Arena. FSU prevailed by sets scores of 23-25, 28-26, 25-20, 29-27.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: AZTECS' SEASON ENDS IN SHOOTOUT LOSS TO UNLV IN MW TITLE

 

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Story and photo by Liz Alper

November 5, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer played for the 2016 Mountain West championship tonight against UNLV.  Tonight was the lady Aztecs’ fourth game in nine days.

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