The Cougar Chronicle

Vahgan Isayan describes his cross country journey

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2018


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Q: What is your major?  What do you plan on doing with your degree? A: I’m a sociology major and criminology minor. Q: How did you get involved with cross country? A: I first got involved with it in high school.  The only reason I did was to get in shape for soccer tryouts, but I fell in l...

Faith Fortuné shares her volleyball experience at CSUSM

Faith Fortuné shares her volleyball experience at CSUSM

Molly Smith, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2018


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Faith Fortuné didn’t dream to play volleyball at all, until her P.E. teacher encouraged her to try out in eighth grade.   “I’m the only one in my family that has played volleyball that I know of.  When I started, my mom didn’t really know much about it, but she always encouraged m...

Spirit programs cheers on athletes

Spirit programs cheers on athletes

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2018


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When visitors walk on campus, they know the school bleeds blue.     CSUSM’s spirit program has become a huge part of the culture on campus.   This program works closely with the BLU Crew to ensure the athletic programs have support and that the campus stays spirited.   ...

Sports medicine program cares for athletes

Sports medicine program cares for athletes

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2018


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Behind the 300 student-athletes, there is a team that provides care for them: the sports medicine program.  The sports medicine program was created when athletics was introduced to CSUSM, as athletics cannot run without the sports medicine program, as there would be multiple issues. Head athletic traine...

Cougars fall to 14th ranked CSULA

Mollie Smith, Sports Reporter

October 15, 2018


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The CSUSM’s volleyball team lost to the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles, three sets to two, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) matchup on Tuesday at The Sports Center.   Both teams fought through all five sets after Los Angeles came back from a 2-1 deficit to outsco...

CSUSM student athlete spotlight: Hannah Arcala

Mollie Smith, Sports Reporter

October 13, 2018


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A huge congratulations is in order for Hannah Arcala, a freshman midfielder from Long Beach, California.  This is her first year playing soccer for Cal State San Marcos and her first collegiate goal was scored in overtime to take down the Western Oregon Wolves 1-0 on Aug. 30. What is your major?...

Q&A with Men’s Cross Country’s Vahgan Isayan

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

October 13, 2018


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Q: What is your major?  What do you plan on doing with your degree? A: I’m a sociology major and criminology minor. Q: How did you get involved with cross country? A: I first got involved with it in high school.  The only reason I did was to get in shape for soccer tryouts, but I fell in l...

Kicking it with a CSUSM soccer update

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


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Kudos are in order for the CSUSM Women’s Soccer Team! As for CSUSM’s Women’s Soccer, they have a 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss under their belt thus for their season, but in their CCAA’s leaderboard have won two of their conference games. According to CSUSMCougars, “keeper Yesenia Betanco...

81 CSUSM student-athletes made All-Academic Honors

Bryanna Martinez, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018


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According to CSUSM Cougars website, 81 of CSUSM’s 2017-18 student-athletes made the California Collegiate Athletic Association's All-Academic Honors. Students have to achieve “a 3.4 or higher in a minimum of 24 units.” Out of all the sport conferences, San Marcos placed second with 81 where Chic...

A look inside CSUSM’s Fall sports

Mollie Smith, Sports Reporter

September 19, 2018


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As the 2018 school year begins at CSUSM, so do Fall sports! 2017 represented the first year of full Division II candidacy with teams eligible for postseason play.  All but four of CSUSM’s 13 competing sports clinched a spot in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championships. Among tho...

Cougars defeat rival the Tritons in conference opener

Mollie Smith, Sports Reporter

September 14, 2018


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The Cal State San Marcos volleyball team took down the UC San Diego Tritons, three sets to one, in the first California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) match of the season on Saturday, Sept. 9 at The Sports Center.   After a back-and-forth opening set, CSUSM came out on top 25-20. The Tritons...

Introducing Coach Stef Ewing

Introducing Coach Stef Ewing

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

September 14, 2018


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The CSUSM softball team has a new Head Coach, Stef Ewing.   According to CSUSM Cougars, Coach Ewing was the assistant softball coach at New Mexico State for three years.  She helped the team to three Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Regular Season Conference Championships and two WAC Conference T...