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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CAL POLY POMONA 1-0 IN SEASON OPENER

 

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August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - The SDSU men’s soccer team took the pitch on SDSU Sports Deck for the first time in 2017 tonight against Cal Poly Pomona.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO NO. 9 UCLA 5-1

 

Aztecs receive goal from Utush

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August 18, 2017 (Pasadena) - San Diego State, which fielded a lineup the featured six first-time starters, dropped its season opener Friday night at UCLA, 5-1. The decision puts the Aztecs at 0-1 on the year, while the ninth-ranked Bruins move to 1-0.

JAY MORRIS NAMED MEN'S BASKETBALL DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

 

Dutcher completes coaching staff with hire of Morris

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August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher has completed his coaching staff with the addition of Jay Morris as the program’s director of player development. Morris fills the void left by Tim Shelton, who was elevated to the position of assistant coach in May.

SDSU'S HALEIGH KRAUSE WINS OREGON WOMEN'S STROKE PLAY TITLE

 

Aztec women’s golfer was lone player to card red figure for event

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August 17, 2017 (Portland, Ore.) - San Diego State’s Haleigh Krause (Eugene, Ore.) captured medalist honors at the Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday after posting a combined 3-under-par 141 at Rose City Golf Club. The Aztec rising senior led wire-to-wire, carding rounds of 72-69 to become the lone competitor in the 47-player field to finish the 27th annual tournament below par.

SDSU FOOTBALL NAMES CAPTAINS FOR 2017 SEASON

 

Penny, Rosales, Kelly and Lomax elected captains for 2017 campaign

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Photo:  2017 Aztec captains (L-to-R) Kameron Kelly, Trey Lomax and Rashaad Penny (Antonio Rosales not pictured) exchanging gifts at MCAS Miramar.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football has named seniors Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.), Antonio Rosales (Tucson, Ariz.), Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) and Trey Lomax (San Diego, Calif.) as its captains for the 2017 campaign.

AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/17: A NEW SEASON

 

 

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August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - A new Aztecs football and soccer season is upon us and today, head coach Rocky Long and SDSU women's soccer head coach Mike Friesen sat down with the media to give the inside scoop.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED TO THIRD PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 

Penny named a 2017 CBS Sports preseason third-team All-America selection

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August 16, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a 2017 CBS Sports Preseason Second-Team All-American as a kick returner, which was announced today on CBSSports.com. It is the third preseason All-America team that Penny has made as a kick returner as he was also a second-team honoree by Phil Steele Magazine and a third-team pick by Athlon Sports.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRACTICE CANCELED DUE TO CHICKEN POX

 

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August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Today's San Diego State football practice was canceled after an outbreak of chicken pox among some players, ECM news partner 10 News reports.

Three players began showing symptoms on Saturday, SDSU Senior Associate Athletic Director of Communications and Media Mike May told 10 News.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 10 regular season tournaments

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August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s golf team will play 10 regular-season tournaments across five states and Mexico, as head coach Leslie Spalding revealed the Aztecs’ 2017-18 schedule on Monday.

SHELIA BURRELL ADDS SDSU ALUM ROBERT LUSITANA TO STAFF

 

Lusitana most recently coached at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego

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August 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State alum Robert Lusitana has been added to the San Diego State track and field/cross country program staff as the head distance and cross country coach, head coach Shelia Burrell announced today.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER EDGED BY CAL STATE FULLERTON IN EXHIBITION, 1-0

 

Aztecs yield goal 68 seconds into game

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August 12, 2017 (Fullerton) - San Diego State endured a 49-minute delay before the start of the game and surrendered a goal in the first 68 seconds in a 1-0 exhibition loss at Cal State Fullerton. Outside of the lone goal, the Aztecs showed promise, outshooting the Titans 12-4 for the contest.

SDSU LACROSSE ADDS NIKKI BOLTJA TO COACHING STAFF

 

Former Louisville All-American joins Aztecs as assistant coach

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August 10, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse head coach Kylee White has announced the hiring of Nikki Boltja as assistant coach. A two-time All-American as a collegiate player at Louisville, Boltja arrives on Montezuma Mesa after serving as an assistant last season at Stetson University in De Land, Florida.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2017-18 NON-CONFERENCE LEDGER

 

SDSU welcomes seven teams to Viejas Arena prior to the start of Mountain West play

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August 9, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball head coach Stacie Terry unveiled her team’s 2017-18 non-conference schedule today, which features seven home contests, a trip to the Junkanoo Jam in Bimini, Bahamas, and a visit to Pac-12 foe Arizona in December.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF REVEALS 2017-18 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 12 regularly scheduled tournaments in upcoming season

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August 8, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s golf head coach Ryan Donovan announced the team’s 2017-18 schedule Tuesday, with an October trip to Hawaii and a home tournament in mid-March highlighting another formidable slate.

FORMER AZTEC DUO TO COMPETE AT FINA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Water polo duo to play in Budapest

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August 4, 2017 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State water polo All-Americans Sandy Onweller Dielman and Stacy Werner are set to compete with Bay Area Masters in Budapest at the 17th FINA World Masters Championships. The tournament features seven teams, two of which will represent the United States.

TWO AZTECS SET TO COMPETE AT IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Ashley and Thomas-Ricketts each finished second at their national championships

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August 3, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field will have two representatives at the 16th IAAF World Championships, with former standouts Whitney Ashley and Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts representing the United States and Jamaica, respectively. The world championships are underway August 4-13 in London.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER REVEALS 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 10 home games in program’s 50th anniversary season

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July 31, 2017 (San Diego) - Celebrating the program’s 50th year of competition, San Diego State men’s soccer head coach Lev Kirshner unveiled the Aztecs’ highly anticipated 2017 schedule on Monday. The challenging slate features 10 matches at SDSU Sports Deck, along with seven dates against opponents that qualified for the NCAA Tournament last season.

SDSU T&F ALUM ALLISON REASER PLACES SECOND IN THORPE CUP

 

Reaser was making her third Thorpe Cup appearance

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July 30, 2017 (Dusseldorf, Germany) - San Diego State track and field alum and heptathlete Allison Reaser placed second in the Thorpe Cup this weekend, helping Team USA win the annual competition between the United States and Germany.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ADDS PAIR TO STAFF

 

Schmit to be assistant coach, Roget a volunteer coach

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July 26, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen has added a pair of coaches to his coaching staff in Cole Schmit and Cameron Roget. Schmit joins the program as an assistant coach, while Roget will perform volunteer assistant coach duties.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY RELEASES 2017 SCHEDULE

 

The Aztecs will compete in five meets during the regular season, three of which are in Southern California

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July 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s cross country team kicks off the 2017 campaign on Sept. 2, head coach Shelia Burrell announced today.

SDSU’s schedule features five regular season meets, three of which will take place in Southern California. Visits to California’s capital and Las Vegas also appear on San Diego State’s ledger.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs will play three fall tournaments before spring dual matches

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July 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis head coach Peter Mattera revealed his team’s schedule for the 2017-18 season on Monday, which kicks off with three fall tournaments before the dual matches begin in early 2018.

AZTEC ROWING ADDS DAVE CORMIER TO COACHING STAFF

 

Cormier joins SDSU rowing as assistant coach

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July 24, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's rowing head coach Bill Zack announced today the hiring of Dave Cormier as assistant coach. Cormier arrives on the Mesa after spending nearly two and a half years as the program director and head coach of Westford Community Rowing in Westford, Massachusetts.

SDSU MEN'S GOLFER P.J. SAMIERE SECURES BERTH IN U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztec rising senior wins sectional qualifier in Hawaii

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July 21, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s golf rising senior PJ Samiere (Kailua, Hawaii) earned a spot in the 2017 U.S. Amateur Championship after winning his United States Golf Association sectional qualifier last Monday in Kapolei, Hawaii.

SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED A PHIL STEELE MAGAZINE PRESEASON SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

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July 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior running back Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a preseason second-team All-American by Phil Steele’s 2017 College Football Preview magazine as a kick returner.

SCHAUFFELE WINS FIRST PGA TOUR TITLE AT GREENBRIER

 

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July 10, 2017 (White Sulpher Springs, W.Va.,) - Former San Diego State men’s golf All-American Xander Schauffele (San Diego, Calif.) captured the first PGA Tour title of his career Sunday after winning The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

EX-SDSU WOMEN'S GOLFER SIRENE BLAIR EARNS WGCA ACADEMIC HONORS

 

Aztec graduate receives All-American Scholar Team recognition for second straight year

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July 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Recent San Diego State graduate Sirene Blair (South Jordan, Utah) has earned a spot on the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team for her performance in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year.

PADRES PITCHER PHIL MATON, SDSU GOLFERS AND TRACK STARS, VALHALLA GOLFER NAMED 2017 JUNE SPORTS STARS OF THE MONTH

 

Source: San Diego Hall of Champions

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July 8, 2017 (San Diego) -  Each month, the San Diego Hall of Champions honors as many as 4 professional, 7 amateur, and 6 prep athletes as Stars of the Month for their outstanding athletic accomplishments. Stars of the Month are recognized in the San Diego Union Tribune, via the Hall of Champions' app, social media channels and website, on-field at Petco Park prior to a Padres game, and at the annual Salute to the Champions awards dinner. And, top-performing Stars of the Month will also earn Star of the Year accolades.

SIX AZTECS ACHIEVE GCC ALL-ACADEMIC STATUS

 

SDSU has its most award winners since 2015

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June 28, 2017 (San Diego) - Six San Diego State water polo student-athletes landed on the 2017 Golden Coast Conference All-Academic Team, the league announced on Wednesday. The six Aztecs represent the second-highest total in school history, trailing only 2015’s eight honorees.

DIACONO NOMINATED FOR NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Recent graduate is one of 229 Division I student-athletes up for award

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June 27, 2017 (San Diego) - Recent San Diego State women’s water polo graduate Alyssa Diacono is a nominee for the 2017 NCAA Women of the Year Award, the NCAA announced today.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 SCHEDULE

Aztecs to play six NCAA tournament teams from last season

 

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June 27, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer head coach Mike Friesen on Tuesday revealed his team’s schedule for the upcoming 2017 season. The Aztecs are set to face six teams that reached the 2016 NCAA tournament, beginning with their opener on Aug. 18.

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