The Cougar Chronicle

Baseball team back in session

Mollie Smith, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

Get pumped CSUSM because baseball season is right around the corner!  Before our team takes the field for the first time in 2019, let’s dip our paws in the water and get caught up on what happened last year.   Baseball wrapped up 2018 with a 20-30 overall record, 15-29 in California Colle...

Opportunities for a healthier semester at CSUSM

The clarke field house located near the sports center, holds many recreational classes available for students.

Celine Holguin, Assistant Managing Editor

February 8, 2019

To start off the year with a more wholesome lifestyle, what better place to start than on campus?   CSUSM Campus Recreation promotes holistic wellness while having fun for all CSUSM students and do so by offering a myriad of activities, classes and opportunities.   From intramural...

CSUSM Surf claims No. 1 spot after crucial win

The surf team is just one of the many sports clubs available to students.

Antonio Pequeño IV, Assistant Managing Editor

February 8, 2019

CSUSM Surf is on the verge of winning a potential conference championship as they head into the fifth and final stop of their regular season.   The club is currently ranked No. 1 in the Southwest College Team Conference after a Jan. 27 win over defending champions, Point Loma Nazarene Univ...

CSUSM Men’s Basketball late rally attempt falls short

CSUSM Men’s Basketball late rally attempt falls short

Mollie Smith, Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2018

The Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball team fell to Humboldt State, 86-75, in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) play on Thursday Nov. 29 at The Sports Center.   HSU took an early lead two minutes into the first half and did not relinquish control for the remainder of the...

Cougars prevail in home opener

Khalil Fuller dunks the basketball during a game against San Diego Christian on Nov. 13.

Mollie Smith, Sports Reporter

November 30, 2018

In the first home game of the season, the Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball team defeated the San Diego Christian Hawks, 84-76, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at The Sports Center.   The Cougars shot 50 percent from the perimeter in the second half and forced 19 total Hawks turnovers, including 13 s...

Vahgan Isayan describes his cross country journey

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2018

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

CSUSM’s volleyball player Faith
Fortuné poses for a photo.

Molly Smith, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

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

CSUSM’s dance team perform at the cougar madness event on Oct.18, 2018.

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2018

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

CSUSM sports medicine intern assists an athlete.

Kathryn McMahon, Sports Reporter

October 27, 2018

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

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

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

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...